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Casey Anthony faces the very real possibility of being hit with key questions about her daughter Caylee's death, despite her legal maneuvers to avoid doing so.

Zenaida Gonzalez is suing Casey for defamation after the Florida mom told cops that a woman with a similar name (Zanny the Nanny) had kidnapped Caylee.

During Casey's deposition in the proceedings last year, she refused to answer many questions posed by Gonzalez's lawyer, invoking fifth amendment privileges.

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Casey is appealing her conviction for lying to police, and that's where it gets interesting, as Gonzalez's lawyers believe this will potentially help their case.

"She [Casey] has just filed her initial brief. If she wins her appeal and the charges are thrown out, there is no fifth amendment privilege," her attorney said.

"If she loses her appeal, she will have to talk as well because there is no criminal charge pending. Resolution of her appeal one way or the other is helpful to us."

The crux of Casey's appeal for lying to cops is that she was never given her Miranda rights when she was arrested on suspicion of murdering Caylee Anthony.

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In his new book, Casey Anthony's defense lawyer Jose Baez says the accused child killer lived in a "fantasy world" and has "serious mental health issues."

Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story is Baez's account of last year's sensational trial. In it, he says Casey's lies to police weren't proof of guilt.

Instead, he says they're indicative of her obvious mental problems.

As for why Baez decided to write a book about the trial, he says:

Casey Anthony and Jose Baez

"I wrote the book because there was so much that people didn't know, and still don't know. This book is more than 420 pages of nothing but the inside story."

"My goal wasn't to change anyone's minds. My goal was to tell the story and if people change their minds, it will be because [they learned] more facts."

"I think people's reaction will be surprised at how much they don't know."

For instance, describing in the book why Casey Anthony took police officers to Universal Studios to look for her daughter, Caylee Anthony, Baez writes:

"[Detectives should have realized] right away, 'Wait a minute, we're clearly not dealing with someone who is playing with a full deck.'"

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Casey Anthony has kept a journal ever since he daughter, Caylee, disappeared. Now the rumor is that she will try to incorporate her entries into a bestseller.

Casey, who says she obviously didn't kill Caylee, has "been keeping a journal and she's spending the majority of her days writing," a source tells Radar Online.

"She has also been spending a lot of time going through her past journal entries and including excerpts she wants included in a book she wants to write."

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“Make no mistake, Casey will absolutely be releasing a book, it's just a matter of time," the source adds of the infamous 26-year-old "Tot Mom."

"[Casey Anthony] feels that this is the only way that she can get her story out and she feels that the public wants to hear from her."

However, “the big publishing houses fear the backlash from the public and aren't lining up to sign Casey [though] she isn't concerned about it."

"Look, Casey has got bills to pay, she has to pay her lawyers. She has been unable to work for the past year, and she is counting on the book deal."

Meanwhile, Anthony's one-time attorney, Jose Baez, is releasing his new book, Presumed Guilty, next month through Ben Bella, a smaller-time publisher.

They're also publishing Rielle Hunter's book this month, in which she gushes about having sex with John Edwards, how his late wife was nuts, etc.

Ben Bella certainly represents some class folks.

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Since her acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Casey Anthony has kept a low profile, living in hiding and refusing all interviews.

But Tuesday afternoon via telephone, Anthony surprisingly spoke to CNN's Piers Morgan in a 10-minute discussion that was not played on-air.

Casey, 26, asserted her innocence, but says she's ashamed of who she was, and shed light on her current life as well as the public perception of her.

"Obviously I did not kill my daughter," Morgan quoted Anthony as saying last night "There's nothing in this world I've ever been so proud of."

"There's no one I loved more than [Caylee]. She's my greatest accomplishment."

Living in solitary seclusion, Anthony says she has reflected on some of her mistakes. "I didn't trust law enforcement because of my relationship with my father, who is ex law enforcement himself," she said.

"I didn't give them the benefit of the doubt, which is probably why they didn't give me the benefit of the doubt ... the public perception of me is bad. It's absolutely horrible. I was a stupid kid, but I've never been a 'party girl.'"

"I've gone through hell. I'm ashamed in many ways of the person I was."

Casey is now out of hiding and on the run after being served with a subpoena in the defamation case being brought by Zenaida Gonzalez.

Anthony's lawyer, Cheney Mason, appeared on Piers' program and revealed that she spends her days indoors, reading and watching television.

Her current literary fare: The Hunger Games trilogy.

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Casey Anthony has been keeping a journal ever since she was locked up for murder, and there's a possibility it could be used as evidence against her.

Not for killing Caylee, of course - that ship has sailed after a jury acquitted her last July - but in the defamation suit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez.

Gonzalez is suing because the notorious “Tot Mom” told cops that a woman with a similar name to Gonzalez - Zanny the Nanny - kidnapped Caylee.

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Whether her journals and the Casey Anthony video diaries stay hidden is an open question, as lawyers believe Zenaida is mentioned in them.

"That is relevant information a jury needs to hear," a source close to the situation said. "Zenaida's lawyers could ask that Casey's journals be admitted."

"It's expected that Casey's attorneys will vehemently oppose that line of questioning and any action to get Casey's journals in front of the jury."

A jury of six must come to a unanimous decision on a verdict under Florida law in the civil trial to establish whether Anthony defamed Gonzalez.

Anthony, who had been in laying low while she serves her probation for check fraud, has since subpoenaed and is out of hiding and on the run.

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Casey Anthony had been hiding out in South Florida area, but had to leave at some point last week after being outed and fearing for her safety.

As a result, she is once again on the move, according to reports.

Anthony has been in hiding in Florida, where she must remain due to her probation, since she was acquitted of murdering her daughter last July.

She has recently been more making forays back out in to the public, albeit virtually unrecognizably due to the amount of weight she has gained.

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Having been served with a subpoena recently in the defamation suit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez, Anthony has been forced to find new digs.

Gonzalez is suing after Anthony told the cops that a woman with a similar name to Gonzalez's - Zanny the Nanny - had kidnapped Caylee.

The private investigators were attempting to serve her with a subpoena to appear at the trial, which is expected to begin in January 2013.

"Casey had been venturing out at night and the investigators had been tipped off by people that had seen her," said a source close to her.

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Casey Anthony's getting a new look on Lifetime.

A week into the filming of the network's movie Imperfect Justice, the role of the woman acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter has been re-cast.

Holly DeVeaux has dropped out of the project and has been replaced by Virginia Welch, whose resume includes several independent films and commercials.

Welch and Anthony

According to a source close to the production, the decision for Holly DeVeaux to leave the production was mutual as both sides felt it wasn't right.

"Holly moved on; they recast the role," says a source close to the upcoming production. "This is one of those decisions that happens all the time."

"Holly was good and very talented; it just didn't work."

Think Welch (above), will make a better Casey Anthony than DeVeaux (below)? We'll have to wait and see, but the physical resemblance is there.

Holly and Casey

Casting also includes The Office's Oscar Nunez as defense attorney Jose Baez. Kevin Dunn and Marina Stephenson Kerr will play Anthony's parents.

Rob Lowe will play prosecutor Jeff Ashton. "It's flattering," Ashton recently joked. "They clearly weren't going for someone who looks exactly like me."

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Casey Anthony wants to leave Florida as soon as legally possible and is eyeing a move to the central American paradise of Costa Rica, according to reports.

Anthony has been in hiding since she was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, but has recently been making forays back into the public.

Virtually unrecognizable due to the amount of weight she has gained sitting around doing nothing, she is soon planning on leaving the U.S., and for good.

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She would have fled already, but Anthony is on probation for one year after pleading guilty to check fraud and is required to live in Florida during that time.

Once Casey's probation ends later this summer, she plans on ditching the sunshine state for Costa Rica. She is "counting the days," according to sources.

"She has been researching countries that she could move to and Costa Rica is at the top of the list," a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

"Casey wants to live in a tropical setting and the cost of living is extremely low in Costa Rica. She wants to put as much distance as possible from Florida."

"She feels this is the best possibly place to start a new life. Costa Rica also appeals to her because Americans are warmly embraced by the locals."

Not sure that applies to accused child-murderers, but whatever.

There's one additional holdup, of course. She is still being sued by Zanaida Gonzalez for defamation after Casey said a woman with that name kidnapped Caylee.

According to reports, Casey Anthony is “annoyed” and dreading that she has to testify at the upcoming trial, even if she can blame only herself.

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Lifetime has found an actress to play Casey Anthony in the upcoming film about her trial. Young, relative unknown Holly Deveaux will portray Tot Mom.

Although Kristen Stewart and other fan hopefuls were rumored as candidates to play the accused child murderer, the network settled on Deveaux.

The film will be titled Imperfect Justice, a Lifetime rep confirmed.

Holly and Casey

Deveaux, 19, has appeared in TV programs Less Than Kind and Baxter in her native Canada, as well as in a made-for-TV TNT movie, Silent Witness.

Though the actress' role is a crucial one, Anthony won't be the focus. Instead, the story will center on the attorneys behind the controversial trial.

Rob Lowe has been cast as Jeff Ashton, the prosecuting attorney alongside Elizabeth Mitchell (who will play fellow prosecutor Linda Drake Burdick).

The Office's Oscar Nunez will tackle the role of Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez, who pulled a rabbit out of his hat and got Casey off the hook.

In other news, Casey Anthony got served with a subpoena in the lawsuit filed against her by Zenaida Gonzalez, and is dreading going back to court.

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Earlier this week, Casey Anthony's attorneys accepted a subpoena that forces her to testify in a civil lawsuit, and she is not happy about it.

Anthony, 26, is angry that it will affect her plans to leave the U.S. after her probation ends in August, as she must be available to testify.

Says a source close to the accused child killer:

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"Casey was really hoping to leave Florida and never look back. She was really ready to move on with her life. This has ruined everything."

Anthony will have to answer tough questions about her statements in the days after her daughter, Caylee Anthony, was reported missing.

She claimed that a babysitter named Zenaida Gonzalez had kidnapped the little girl, an allegation that turned out to be entirely untrue.

Now a woman by the same name is suing Anthony for defamation.

"Casey just wants this case to go away," says the source. "She definitely doesn't want to testify, and she's annoyed that she has to."

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