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Blonde Reality: Marilyn And Anna Nicole

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Blonde Reality: Marilyn And Anna Nicole

1) Monday (8/5) marked the 40th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death. Click here for a collection of documents regarding the late legend.

2) Speaking of intoxicating blondes, we're not surprised that the Anna Nicole Smith TV show is a hit, since even her legal scrums are a laugh riot. In March, a federal judge awarded the kooky Anna $88.5 million in connection with the battle over the estate of her late oil tycoon husband, J. Howard Marshall, who died in 1995 at age 90. Below you'll find a riveting excerpt from U.S. District Court Judge David Carter's decision awarding Smith the 88 million clams. As Carter writes, Anna is an often-depressed Marilyn wannabe whose "illiteracy is striking," and who spends money at a breathtaking pace. (7 pages)