I’m fairly new to the Ecorazzi crack squad, and so I wasn’t around last year to cover Anna Nicole Mania. If you were on a different planet, let me catch you up: Anna Nicole Smith died, Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead both thought they were her baby’s father, then a third man came out, big fight, paternity test, Larry Birkhead wins the title. Well, now Howard K. Stern (the other guy) has popped up in the news again and this time with a “charitable message”
Howard K. Stern has decided to mark the anniversary of Smith’s death by creating a charity in Anna’s name. The charity is called the Anna Nicole And Daniel Wayne Smith Charitable Foundation and aims to benefit a variety of causes, from children to the elderly and even AIDS .
Stern said, “Hopefully it will grow, help more people each year, and eventually be headed by her daughter Dannielynn. All donations through February 2008 will benefit a charity in the Bahamas for underprivileged and at risk youths that Anna Nicole wanted to help.”
You know, I have a lot of nasty feelings towards Stern about the whole media circus he essentially ring led during the weeks after Smith’s passing, but if he can produce a gesture of goodwill out of this tragedy then perhaps I can forgive. So Howard, a pat on the back from me to you for taking the steps to turn a negative into a positive. Razzi readers: we’ll keep ya’ll updated on how this all pans out.