Anna Nicole Smith’s mother, Virgie Arthur, has dropped her appeal over the body of Anna Nicole, which means that if all goes according to plan, Anna Nicole will be buried Friday in the Bahamas alongside her son, Daniel. However, considering that the case has been moving along like gridlock, don’t count on it all going according to plan. Expect at least 15 more updates and changes to the story by the day’s end.
For the (current) record, Anna Nicole’s funeral is expected to be a closed-casket, closed-guest-list affair featuring copious flowers, an elegant casket and at least one famous singer to serenade the departed icon. "It will be a very beautiful, Anna Nicole send-off," says friend of Anna Nicole, Patrik Simpson. "Of course it will be over the top because it’s Anna Nicole." That makes sense, tailoring the service to fit its subject. Now, will everyone be asked to slur their readings, eulogies and respects paid? [AP/Yahoo!]