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Sex, Anna Nicole, And Lawsuits Sell

All those threats of lawsuits aimed at former TV reporter Rita Cosby, author of the salacious book about Anna Nicole Smith, don't seem to be hurting sales much.

We're told that Blond Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death is set to debut as No. 10 on the New York Times bestseller list.

"It hasn't shut us down; it's helped," says a publishing insider of the efforts to squash details like the allegation that Smith's two main men, photographer Larry Birkhead and lawyer Howard K. Stern, had sexual relations, which Birkhead denies.

By Paul Bedard

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