Reality TV's troubled stars
By Emily Christianson, Los Angeles Times
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Anna Nicole Smith( Frank Micelotta/Getty Images )
Claim to fame:"The Anna Nicole Show"
Point of meltdown: Anna Nicole Smith's career was looking up in 2004, despite the cancellation of her reality show. She landed a new job working for TrimSpa and even had her Playboy body back, but the illusion of her happy new life quickly faded during an appearance at the American Music Awards. She took the stage slurring her speech and mumbling about TrimSpa. She even threw her arms in the air and asked if the crowd liked her body. A rocky road followed, eventually leading to the famous widow's death in 2007.