Monday, June 21, 2010
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Anna Nicole Smith judge urges new police probe
MIAMI -- The flamboyant judge brought to fame in the fight over Anna Nicole Smith's remains said he believes someone is guilty of manslaughter in the starlet's death and second-guesses his own decision over where she is buried in a book to be released today.
Larry Seidlin, the former Fort Lauderdale judge, is harshly critical of Smith's lawyer-turned-companion Howard K. Stern, and of the police investigations into the deaths of the Playboy Playmate and her son. But as provocatively titled as ''The Killing of Anna Nicole Smith'' is, Seidlin offers no evidence either death was anything more than the accidental drug overdoses they were deemed.
''I think enablers should be punished,'' Seidlin writes, referring to Stern. ''How about keeping her off drugs while she was alive? He was with her every day; how about saying no, and if she kicks your a-- out, then goodbye and good luck.''
Then, the judge says, ''We won't have all this celebrity blood on our hands.''
Filmmakers cast rising star as Bruce Lee
HONG KONG -- Filmmakers have cast a rising star from Hong Kong to play Bruce Lee in an upcoming biopic that focuses on the late kung fu icon's youth.
Aarif Lee rose to fame by playing a high school track star in the recent hit ''Echoes of the Rainbow,'' a nostalgic look at 1960s Hong Kong. The 23-year-old was a physics major at London's Imperial College.
The actor said he was preparing by watching Lee's films and practicing the wing chun fighting style.
Jimmy Buffett plans free concert in Ala.
GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Jimmy Buffett and a few of his friends plan to give a free concert on the Alabama coast to show support for the Gulf region.
Alabama tourism director Lee Sentell said the show will be July 1 on the beach at Gulf Shores.