As best as I can tell, Anna Nicole Smith died again.
Only this time, she was a he ... and went by the name Heath Ledger.
Now, my intent is not to minimize the life and legacy of Heath Ledger ... or even Anna Nicole Smith ... but honestly, it's Heath Ledger.
It wasn't Laurence Olivier ... or even Laurence Harvey. Or Steve Lawrence -- who is still alive, by the way, and more talented than Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith put together ever were.
If Heath Ledger hadn't appeared as Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, what would he be known for today? Other than being found face down, naked, in a pill-strewn room?
Hmmm. Now I see why the media is reporting this like another Anna Nicole death.
Wonder if Larry Birkhead will claim paternity of Matilda Rose.
But seriously, if not for the homosexual cowboy role, what would Ledger be remembered for? His role as Fr. Alex Bernier in The Order?
Look, it's a tragedy. Someone died young.
And it's not worth all the air time and ink spent on it.
So, why am I spending time on it?
I'll stop now.