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GRRR! Anna Nicole Is Dead; Let's Hope 'Girls Gone Wild' Take Note

The tragic life and times of Anna Nicole Smith have come to an end.

As of this writing, we don't know how she died. But to say that this very sad news comes as a surprise would be a lie.

Anna Nicole was over-exposed as a hard-partying, ditzy blonde who lived the high life. She married a man 63 years her senior who was worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and after her husband died she found herself embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with her adult stepchildren.

Last year, her 20-year-old son died of a drug overdose right after Smith gave birth to a baby daughter. Father to be determined.

Smith was famous for making unpredictable public appearances while drunk, high or both. In short, her life was a train wreck.

And Hollywood, which loves a train wreck, fed off that frenzy. Anyone who tuned in once to her reality show could see that the potential for an early death was very high.

So let Anna Nicole's sudden death come as a warning bell for all the rest of Hollywood's creations. The Tara Reids, Paris Hiltons, Lindsay Lohans, Courtney Loves and Britney Spearses of the world need to take heed.

It's time to rein them in.

The cycle of Hollywood creating stars and then abandoning them to the point where they're nothing but punchlines and water-cooler talk has to end.

Anna Nicole Smith, for several years, had become a cartoon character, and the entertainment press fed into her image.

There will be a whole lot of hand-wringing over Anna Nicole's death: Was the media responsible for her pain? Did E! take advantage of her with her reality show? Did her diet commercials force her to lose too much weight in the wrong way?

The truth is, until all of the facts come out, we won't know who's to blame.

Newsweek is putting out an issue where the cover story is all about Girls Gone Wild, detailing how our young starlets' hard-partying ways are having a negative influence on the nation's youth.

Anna Nicole's death should be seen as an example of what can happen when one lets her life spiral out of control. Perhaps the families and so-called "handlers" of the new batch of young starlets will do whatever it takes to rein in their famous loved ones so they don't end up like her.

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