Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online.
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I know everyone looks at Anna Nicole Smith (Vickie Lynn Hogan) as a complete mess, but this woman has rode the storm. She is from the trailor parks of Texas, used to be an exotic dancer, shot to fame after being a Guess model and 1993 Playboy Playmate of the year. She was tore apart by the media for marrying an eighty something year-old man, had to battle for the coins in an evil lawsuit (I don't get why she didn't get it--she married him! The reality is she legally married him--people just couldn't TAKE Anna Nicole.), suffered the death of her 20 year-old son just months ago...I am sure during most of this time she was on drugs or drinking. Anna Nicole Smith leaves behind a five-month old daughter, Dannielynn, whose father has not been determined.
Anna Nicole is a camp icon, I loved her "Trimpspa baby!" commericals and in my opinion, she was the prettiest white girl in all the land...Paris Hilton, Jessia Simpson and no other girl wants any parts from her. Even when she was a big girl she was still lovely. Looks wise, she is the Marilyn Monroe of our generation. Rest in peace Anna!