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Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Now Modeling for Guess, 20 Years After Her Mother

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How time flies:

GUESS released two photos of little Dannielynn from the Spring 2013 campaign, which was shot in Malibu by Elliston Lutz and directed by the brand's Creative Director, Paul Marciano.

"Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set," says Marciano. "She is a second-generation GUESS girl, which makes this campaign a first for us." 


NY Judge: Howard K. Stern Can't Sue for Being Called Gay

Calling someone gay is not grounds for a defamation case, a New York judge ruled yesterday, with regard to a $60 million lawsuit brought by Howard K. Stern against author Rita Cosby over claims she made in her "tell-all" book about Anna Nicole Smith, Blond Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death.

Stern_birkhead "Southern District of New York Judge Denny Chin said in a ruling Wednesday that a 'veritable sea change in attitudes about homosexuality' has led him to conclude that today the New York Court of Appeals would not hold that calling someone a homosexual was defamation per se. However, the judge also said that statements asserting homosexual conduct might be found by a jury to be defamatory in Stern v. Cosby, 07 Civ. 8536."

More from the New York Law Journal:

First, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision invalidating laws criminalizing homosexual conduct in Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003).

"[T]o the extent that courts previously relied on the criminality of homosexual conduct in holding that a statement imputing homosexuality subjects a person to contempt and ridicule ... Lawrence has foreclosed such reliance," Chin said.

"Second, in 2009, the 'current of contemporary public opinion' does not support the notion that New Yorkers view gays and lesbians as shameful or odious," he said, citing the movement to legalize gay marriage and a poll showing that gay marriage is favored by 51 percent of New Yorkers and there was a two-thirds majority in favor of civil unions.

"Finally, the New York Court of Appeals has not, in its most recent opinion touching on social attitudes toward homosexuality, given any indication that it perceives widespread disapproval of homosexuality in New York," he said.

Chin did say, however, that allegations of homosexual acts were possibly grounds for defamation because they are "susceptible to a defamatory meaning." Chin reportedly allowed the case to proceed to trial on 11 of the 19 statements originally listed in the complaint, according to Stern's lawyer.

In December 2008, Cosby had motioned to dismiss the defamation claims.

Previously...
Threats Fly Over Birkhead-Stern Gay Sex Claims in New Book [tr]
Larry Birkhead Explains Why He and Stern Hit Up Gay Pride [tr]
Howard K. Stern files $60 Million Lawsuit Over Gay Sex Claim [tr]


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 roadHoward K. Stern arrested for drugging up Anna Nicole Smith. Mugshot.

 roadNYC24 covers the false arrests of gay men in NYC porn shops and more specifically the story of Robert Pinter - VIDEO.

 roadEllen's next guest is...her wife.

 roadMoscow Pride organizers appeal to European Court of Human Rights, ask for 1.7 million Euros over 155 banned Pride marches: "They are asking for 11,000 Euros compensation for each march banned. In all, the organisers of Pride applied to City’s Mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, for 155 marches, five each day during May 2008. All were dismissed."


 roadSF Mayor Gavin Newsom named grand marshall of Long Beach Gay Pride parade.

 roadGay couple describe terrifying home invasion to Welsh court: "Nathan Dally, 22, yelled: 'I’m going to kill you, you faggots', as he kicked in married couple Daniel Smith and Gary Samuel’s door, Cardiff Crown Court heard yesterday. The couple were so scared they called 999 and quickly moved their wardrobe to block their bedroom door. But it was left slightly ajar and Dally, of Caer Gwerlas, Tonyrefail, reached through, only leaving the house when Mr Samuel hit him with a hockey stick. Helen Roddick, prosecuting, said: 'They were both in bed at night and then saw the front door was shaking. One male was at the door kicking it with force and another two or three males were standing back.'”

Tatum  roadChanning Tatum spends some time posing around a car because, you know, a car is a guy thing.

 roadChristina Aguilera and Sia hunker down in studio.

 roadArtush and Zaur: Novel describing "a gay love affair between an Azeri and an Armenian amid war between their countrymen as the Soviet Union collapsed" causing controversy. "A book discussion between the author and readers was canceled amid reports of threats and intimidation. 'The police told them -- if you don't do it, we'll do it ourselves,' [writer Alekper] Aliyev told Reuters. 'And they withdrew all the books from sale.' He said the owner of Ali and Nino had just called to say police had closed two of their stores. They reopened a day later. An Interior Ministry spokesman denied any knowledge of the case, saying: 'The police do not interfere in trade and the selling of books.'"

 roadNate Montana grabs his junk.

Dogsledding  roadThe Big Picture looks at dog sledding.

 roadCurrent Bush tax system saves Rush Limbaugh $1.5 million every year.

 roadAncient Great White Shark fossil unearthed.

 roadSean Penn wins paper straw hat fedora award from hat company for bold moves on Milk.

 roadNathan Lane on gay actors coming out: "It’s such a personal thing, and I don’t think it does anybody any good to out people or force them out of the closet. I don’t see the point. It can still be very difficult in this business, so I’m sympathetic to that. You hear rumors and gossip, but nobody really knows except that person, and it’s ultimately up to them. Now, there are times when the press goes easier on or is more forgiving of someone, and I' say, How come he got a free pass?' But ultimately, I don’t feel resentful"


Author Rita Cosby on Stern-Birkhead Sex: It's Not a 'Lewd Act'

If you can believe it, the court battles are still going on between author Rita Cosby and Howard K. Stern. The latest news is that Cosby filed a motion to dismiss the $60 million lawsuit Stern served her with for alleging, among other things, that Stern and Larry Birkhead were having a gay affair and that a sex tape exists.

Stern_birkheadIn Cosby's motion to dismiss the defamation claims, Cosby says "the fact that Howard and Larry videotaped a sexual encounter does not make the acts any more negative."

The Smoking Gun: "Even if she was wrong when reporting that Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead had a sexual encounter, the author of a book about Anna Nicole Smith contends that the claim is not defamatory because 'engaging in a homosexual tryst, even if videotaped, does not reflect poorly on someone and in the 21st Century it most certainly is not a 'criminal lewd act.'' This 'not-that-there's-anything-wrong-with-it' defense is included in a new federal court declaration filed by TV journalist Rita Cosby, whose 2007 book 'Blonde Ambition' triggered a defamation lawsuit brought by Stern, Smith's lawyer and confidante. In her book, Cosby reported that Stern and Birkhead, father to Smith's daughter Dannielynn, engaged in sexual relations, and that a videotape of the two men having sex existed and was viewed by Smith, who died last February. In a December 19 U.S. District Court declaration, an excerpt of which you'll find below, Cosby argues that 'the fact that Howard and Larry videotaped a sexual encounter does not make the acts any more negative.'"

Not That There's Anything Wrong With It [tsg]


Outkast's Andre 3000: I'm Not Gay

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At a party for the launch of his clothing line called Benjamin Bixby, Outkast's Andre 3000 told the New Yorker Observer that just because he dresses like a dandy he's not gay:

"People feel like, just because you like to dress well ... that don't mean you're gay! I don't know where that came from! My thing is the 1930s. You had rough guys who played football, but they were impeccably dressed. So now, if a guy wants to wash his face, they call him a metrosexual or whatever. So my thing is, cut all that out. You know? It's clothes!"


Anna Nicole Bodyguard Claims Larry Birkhead is Gay

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On recent nights you may have seen Anna Nicole's daughter Dannielynn paraded across a cemetery in the Bahamas by Larry Birkhead under the gaze of entertainment TV cameras. Well, so has Anna Nicole's former bodyguard, and he's not happy about it. He talked to Access Hollywood about Birkhead's recent well-televised return to Anna Nicole's grave with his daughter: "I thought that was very disgusting, I thought it was staged. I do believe he loves his daughter, but the thing is, when he comes on TV and he parades her off, it seems like it's like a laugh in Anna's face. Like, 'Ha! I got her anyway!’"

The bodyguard also claims that Birkhead is gay and was only a sperm donor to Anna Nicole. Said Big Moe (ironically, that's his name): "Well, (Anna Nicole) told me that, you know, he was a homosexual. She knew deep down that he didn't want to be with her...Anybody that's been around Anna, they would know that Larry wouldn't be her type. First of all, she liked men that was wealthy, I mean that's no secret...Because of how Larry looked, she figured, oh my child would look great. Blonde hair, blue eyes, you know, 'Go great with me and my baby will come out beautiful.'"

It's not the first time the rumor has surfaced. In April 2007 a male model named Kerrick Ross came forward claiming to be Birkhead's lover. And in September last year, a tell-all book by Rita Cosby claimed that Birkhead and lawyer Howard K. Stern were involved sexually and made secret deals to split Smith's estate. In the meantime, lawsuits have been filed.

Anna Nicole's Bodyguard Big Moe Takes Aim At Larry Birkhead [access hollywood]


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