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Thursday July 11, 2002

Anna Nicole Smith to star
in reality TV show


PASADENA — Anna Nicole Smith is taking on Ozzy Osbourne and his foul-mouthed family in her own reality TV show. 

“I’m doing it because I’ve been stuck in my house so long because of the litigation,” she said. “It was time to get out.” 

The former Playmate and Guess? jeans model is best known for her court battles over the fortune of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall. She won $88 million from Marshall’s estate, but the case is tied up in appeals. 

Bathed in a pink spotlight — her favorite color — Smith sat stroking her black poodle, Sugar Pie, as she told the Television Critics Association on Tuesday how cameras film her from the time she gets up to the time she goes to bed. 

“At first it was kind of crazy,” she said. “You forget to turn your speakers off when you go to the bathroom. It’s kind of embarrassing.” 

Viewers will see Smith bowling with her son, taking driving lessons and attending Hollywood parties. 

Although E! officials promise the series will highlight Smith’s uninhibited personality, she was demure while discussing the show. 

“I’m pretty nervous,” said Smith, who often asked reporters to repeat questions because she didn’t understand them. 

Smith’s husband died at 90 in August 1995, just 14 months after their wedding. He left behind a fortune estimated at as much as $1.6 billion. 


Drummer knocked out in a pool 


LONDON — The Scottish band Travis said Wednesday it canceled four European concerts after drummer Neil Primrose was seriously injured in a swimming pool accident. 

Primrose was knocked unconscher tests,” Travis said in a statement. 

“We wish to apologize to all our fans for any inconvenience caused but hope you will join us in wishing Neil a full and speedy recovery.” 

Primrose was quoted Wednesday as telling the Scottish Sun newspaper from his hospital bed that he was fortunate to be alive. 

“If I’d hit my head a different way, it could have been a lot worse,” he said. 

“We went back to the hotel for a couple of beers and I dived into the pool. It was too shallow and I bumped my head and knocked myself out.