•Anna Nicole Smith had a son in 2001, according to the Phoenix New Times, and the father of that child seems to have the proof. Johnny Soto, a member of the Tohono O'odham tribe, says he and Smith had a month-long affair while she vacationed at Paradise Valley's Sanctuary Resort and Spa (he worked there). The child's name is Marshall. Smith is listed as his mother on a birth certificate.
The compelling New Times account paints Smith as a dumb racist, a woman who wanted Soto because the taboo made it "almost like sleeping with a black man." From the story:
"I remember, one time she met us close to Christmas and gave us presents while [Howard K.] Stern played slots in the Casino," Soto recalls. "She gave Marshall an Indian play doll, with a teepee and a horse. That was okay. But then she gave me an old Cher CD. Remember that one from the '70s, Half-Breed? She said it was one of her favorite songs, and could I play it for Marshall. I kept thinking, 'How dumb is this woman?' She also tried to get me to f--- her again, in the Casino restroom while Marshall played with his toy. By this time she was so fat, she could barely fit in the stall. Ultimately, I couldn't go through with it. She kept saying she wanted me to use my 'bow and arrow' on her 'ax wound.' I told her that was no ax wound, it was the Grand Canyon! She got so pissed, she almost left in a huff, but then came back when she realized she hadn't hugged Marshall goodbye."
•Don't forget to check out this Washington Post story about erectile dysfunction, written by Ben Harder. Reminds us of a photo cutline published in the News-Leader -- one that identified a member of a Christian singles group as "Peter Beater." Yes, he was joking. No, it wasn't funny.
•Court TV is changing its name and doing a rebranding to "target a psychographic the network is calling 'Real Engagers,' viewers who like watching shows about "real people," especially action stories." This, according to Broadcasting & Cable, which makes no mention of what might happen to Beth Karas.