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Principal enabler or media victim? Having been arrested as the former in the death of Anna Nicole Smith, her former lover will attempt to cast himself as the latter.

Howard K. Stern will "ultimately be exonerated," says his attorney, Krista Barth, about charges that Stern, along with two doctors, helped kill Anna Nicole by supplying the Playboy icon the prescription drugs that led to her fatal 2007 overdose.

Barth labeled the actions of California Attorney General Jerry Brown, who has brought conspiracy charges against Stern and Drs. Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich, "publicity efforts" and stressed her client's right to a free trial.

"The television, tabloid and Internet trial of Mr. Stern in the court of public opinion has been based upon sensational lies, speculation, rumor and gossip," said Barth.

"The media trial of Mr. Stern has been based on constant shouts of guilty from uninformed commentators based on inaccurate and often manufactured 'facts.'"

Barth has represented Stern for more than two years in civil suits stemming from Smith's death in Broward Country, Florida. She says Stern's accusers "have been shown to have no credibility due to their conflicting stories, to have a bias based on their own personal agendas or to have no factual basis to support their accusations."

Click to enlarge Howard K. Stern photos past and present ...

Howard K. Stern Mug Shot

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As previously reported, Howard K. Stern was arrested yesterday for conspiring to provide Anna Nicole Smith with the illegal narcotics that contributed to her death.

But it gets even worse for the former model's former lover: at a news conference today, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Stern was "the principal enabler" of the thousands of prescription pills that led to Smith's 2007 death.

According to Brown, Stern conspired with Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich in "prescribing drugs excessively to a known addict and using false and fictitious names all in violation of the law and all in furtherance of a conspiracy."

  • Howard K. Stern Mug Shot
  • Sandeep Kapoor Mug Shot

Howard K. Stern and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor are seen here, mug shotted for all to see.

Why would Stern have gone to such dangerous lengths?

"There's a certain psychic gain here, part of the glitz the celebrity and the power," Brown said. "There's a lot of money floating around."

In related news, an investigation by The Hollywood Gossip found assbag Larry Birkhead to be the principal enabler of pimping out Dannielynn.

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We wish we never had to write about someone as despicable as Howard K. Stern ever again.

But the ex-lover of Anna Nicole Smith has been arrested, more than two years after the model died of a drug overdose.

Derek Lowe Mug Shot

The man that once claimed to be the father of Smith's daughter Dannielynn has been charged with conspiring to furnish drugs to Annie Nicole prior to her death. He was arrested and booked in California yesterday; bail is set for $20,000.

Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich - a pair of doctors that allegedly, illegally prescribed medication to Smith - were also taken into custody, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office.

The conspiracy counts allege the trio of defendants conspired to deliver controlled substances to Smith during the three years leading up to her death in February 2007. Among other charges, they were arrested for "prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict."

Time will tell if these men are guilty. But our staff will tell you this now: they suck as human beings.

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Two years after Anna Nicole Smith's tragic death at the age of 39, there's still a void in the lives of the men who loved her most - and once waged a bitter war in which both were adamant in laying claim to Anna's infant daughter:

Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead.

"It's still hard for me to watch video of Anna, to see pictures of her and to know that she's gone," Stern said in an exclusive interview with E! News.

"For at least a year after Anna Nicole's death, I couldn't concentrate," Stern recalled. "I couldn't even focus on something for more than a couple of minutes at a time... For a long time I just wanted to die, literally."

While Smith's personal life was tabloid fodder, the passing of her 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, in September 2006 and the custody battle over Dannielynn dominated headlines of both celebrity gossip and real news organizations.

"I kind of feel like it's my responsibility to try and undo what was done in the media to Anna after she passed," Stern said. "I want her to be remembered fondly. I want her legacy to be who she was, not what was put out there by the media."

The job of milking every last dollar out of polishing the image of Smith has also been taken up by Larry Birkhead, who was proven via DNA tests to be her baby daddy.

"One of my jobs in my personal life is to keep Anna's image alive," he said, adding that selling pics of being with his daughter is like being with Smith "all over again."

"I think I see a little bit of money everything," Birkhead said of Dannielynn's resemblance to her mom, "and it's really bittersweet because you have this person you lost, but then you have this pint-sized version of this person."

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This is a worse idea than a Dina Lohan and Ali Lohan reality show.

Willa Ford is starring as Anna Nicole Smith in the upcoming movie I Wanna Be Bad. We wish we were making this up, but take a look:

Playboy Bunny

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Meanwhile, you can compare Willa Ford nude and Anna Nicole Smith nude now.

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The following is a newly released video of Anna Nicole Smith.

The late actress appears far from mentally stable, with a nine-year old girl (daughter of Ford Shelley, whose father-in-law's home Anna was staying in) begging the cameraman to stop footage because the pregnant Smith is obviously in need of help.

Playboy Bunny

And the identity of that cameraman? Who Shelley's daughter also said she saw slip Anna something from a white bottle before she turned all loopy and catatonic? Howard K. Stern.

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At one point, Stern says: "This footage is worth money."

The man is absolutely sick.

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Lawyers for Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, the psychiatrist of Anna Nicole Smith under investigation in the Playmate's death, are challenging the validity of search warrants used in last Friday's raid on her home.

According to TMZ, the home of Khristine Erosovich was one of the locations raided by state officials as part of an investigation into the doctors who prescribed medications to Smith, who died in Florida February 8.

In L.A. County court, Erosovich's lawyers challenged the officials' search warrant as "overly broad" and requested the return of some of the psychiatrist's personal items, including CDs and DVDs that had been seized in the raid.

Attorneys for Khristine Erosovich also made arrangements to view all seized materials. We've learned the judge may appoint a Special Master to the case.

This is to ensure there was no inappropriate seizure, and analyzes material seized to determine what is protected by doctor-patient privilege and what is not.

In addition, the judge signed several additional search warrants - what those are for is not yet known. They'll be back in court December 5.

Several agencies made searches in connection with a Medical Board of California investigation into whether Anna Nicole Smith was over-prescribed medication.

Also under investigation is Dr. Sandeep Kapoor.

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Authorities investigating the mysterious death of Anna Nicole Smith raided six locations Friday, including the offices and residences of two doctors, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

According to the Associated Press, county prosecutors were aware of the raids in the Los Angeles area but were not involved in the operation.

Anna Nicole Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, died of an accidental drug overdose in February at a Florida hotel. She was 39. 

Ellyn Garafalo, a lawyer for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor (above, right), who prescribed methadone to Smith shortly before she died, confirmed the doctor's home and offices were among those raided but declined to comment further.

Several people close to the model have fallen under suspicion since her death, including her psychiatrist Dr. Khristine Eroshevich (above, left).

The Medical Board of California said it is investigating Eroshevich, who, according to documents, authorized 11 prescription medications found in Smith's hotel the day she died. Eroshevich traveled with Anna Nicole Smith to Florida.

California Department of Justice agents answered the door at Dr. Khristine Eroshevich's offices Friday morning, but declined to say why they were there.

They said the doctor was not in and provided a phone number for the justice department's office of public information, which had no comment.

More than 600 pills, including 450 muscle relaxants, were found missing from prescriptions that were no more than five weeks old, according to documents.

California's medical board also opened an inquiry to determine if there was any misconduct by Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who reportedly gave methadone to Smith.

A lawyer for Howard K. Stern, Smith's attorney and companion, has said she took the sleeping aid to cope with grief over the death of Daniel Smith, her 20-year-old son, in the Bahamas last fall. Smith gave birth to her daughter, Dannielynn, in September 2006, a few days before the death of her son.

Stern initially claimed to be the father of Dannielynn, but Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead eventually proved the father and is now raising the child.

Anna Nicole Smith with Larry Birkhead (left) and Howard K. Stern.

Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern (or Birkhead) stands to inherit millions from the estate of Smith's late husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. A judge has appointed Birkhead guardian of the estate.

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No program or mindset has ever been installed in Britney Spears that makes her just want to stay home, clean the house, make a PBJ sandwich and watch The Hills sometimes.

This would also mean, you know, spending time with her sons.

Britney, Jason, Kevin

Britney's hard partying ways and relentless self-destructive path, Fox News notes in a recent editorial, leaves her prospects for regaining custody in doubt.

"She will always be a visitor now," sneered a source close to the case.

According to sources, Kevin Federline's camp filed motions last Friday to take the kids away from Britney Spears. Among other things, they claimed she hadn't made arrangements for mandatory counseling and drug testing.

Cited in the papers was the declaration of Britney's former bodyguard, Tony Barretto, who claimed he witnessed Spears parading around nude in front of her kids, doing drugs at a restaurant and having done crystal meth in a hotel.

Despite the fact that last week Britney Spears was described by the judge as a habitual drug user, the singer simply decided to ignore his opinion.

Instead of keeping her kids at home, quiet, warm and safe, she took them to a Malibu diner where celebrity news photographers hounded them. So great is Britney's need for public approbation that she pimped out the kids.

What made it worse was news that she was driving without a valid driver's license. Of course, a prior late night drinking champagne didn't help.

The big question is why? Why is she doing all this? And who is advising her? The answer? No one. She has no manager or publicist. She doesn't speak to her own mother, Lynne Spears, upon whom she served legal papers months ago.

That leaves her "cousin" Alli Sims â€" and that's another story.

Sources say that Alli Sims, who is not a close cousin of Britney, has set out to remake her own personal version of "All About Eve" or "Gaslight."

"She wants her own career as a singer," a source says. "She's ambitious and going after it. They recently played her demos up at the label and everyone loved them."

All this talk about Alli and her possible motives to see Britney fail makes us wonder who the pop star's actual friends - if there are any - might be.

And who in God's name is advising Spears to get drunk and drive around without a valid license, while using her kids as passengers no less?

This whole episode is eerily reminiscent of Anna Nicole Smith.

All the plot points in Smith's bizarre last year of life: the pregnancy, the death of her son, the scheming of her lawyer and companion, the rise of her personal shrink as her doctor, Anna's own death â€" look like a blueprint for Britney.

Someone should sober Britney Spears up quickly and make her read some of these stories, unless she wants to wind up a corpse.

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The Hollywood Gossip tells it like it is.

As a celebrity gossip provider, that means you've occasionally got to get down, dirty, explicit and profane in covering the famous people that make the news.

That's been our philosophy since our first post (about Lindsay Lohan) 13 months ago.

Nonetheless, according to a new blog rating system, which rates gossip blogs the same way as movies, T.H. Gossip has been given parental guidance suggested, "PG" status.

How, we're not sure. It was a close shave. Not unlike that recently given to that shank Paris Hilton. Man, that thing was given a serious waxing!

Despite a consistent deluge of raunchy articles and censored nude / sexual photos, we were able to dodge the more risque "PG-13" or "R" designations.

Guess all those shots of Britney Spears wearing no underwear and all that talk about Amanda Beard and Garcelle Beauvais nude wasn't enough. Oh well. We'll work harder, we promise.

Here are a couple of good celebrity photos from our (apparently PG) archive.

Lucy Pinder, Michelle Marsh Go Nuts