Anna Nicole Smith will be remembered Friday in the Bahamas in a service befitting her flamboyant life.
“It will be a very beautiful Anna Nicole send-off,” Patrik Simpson, a friend of Smith who is helping to organize the memorial, told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “Of course it will be over the top because it’s Anna Nicole.”
He’s not kidding. The service might be crazier than a girls night out with Tara Conner.
About 300 guests will attend the service at a church filled with pink flowers — her favorite color — and a well-known but as-yet undisclosed singer will perform, Simpson said. Our guess is that it won’t be Bobby Brown.
Simpson’s partner, Pol Atteu, who designed more than a dozen dresses for Smith, created the custom gown in which she will be buried in a “very elegant” casket.
The key players from the entire saga, of course, will be there. Howard K. Stern will bring his fake tears.
Along with Larry Birkhead and Anna’s mother, Virgie Arthur, Stern has to submit a list of 100 guests he wished to invite to the funeral. But only about 30 people will attend the more private burial at Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums.
The Friday burial only got the final green light on Wednesday, when a Florida court rejected an appeal by Arthur, to gain custody of her daughter’s body. No word on whether Dannielynn will be there to say goodbye to her mommy.