r.i.p. anna nicole smith
anna nicole smith is a person who has been real difficult to stand up for lately, but i always held out hope that she would get her act together. never did i expect that her life would end as tragically as it has over the past year.
john and i have followed anna's career every step of the way, always sticking up for her, one scandal after another. she was truly a style icon. it is kind of ironic that someone who emulated the look of marilyn monroe ended up being a model look herself for countless men and women fifty years after monroe's death.
anna may have best been known as a model for companies like playboy and guess, but she was also an important public figure, especially in the gay and lesbian communities. she has always been a great friend of gay people, which was especially important in the 90s when there were only a handful of celebrities willing to be associated with us. i think that in 20 years drag queens in west hollywood will still be doing anna nicole tribute shows.
i can't say that i admired every decision anna nicole smith made in her career, nor do i respect the way that she died, but in a lot of ways i did admire her and i am truly sad that she is gone. she was a great entertainer. and even though she may have been made fun of relentlessly by just about everyone, especially in recent months, she did have fans, and she will be missed.