Karmic updates via
Welcome!

Feel good and be in the know every day! Get a FREE DailyHoroscope.com membership for daily insight and practical advice to improve your Karma and your life! Sign up now »

An Anna Nichole Tribute... or Tragedy?

British opera blurs the line of good karma

by Amy

You know you've made it when a composer writes a biographical opera based on you and your life, played to packed houses and covered in the New York Times ... right? In the case of Anna Nichole Smith, and the aptly titled 'Anna Nichole' opera that's currently playing the Royal Opera in London, the line between commendation and condemnation is a bit more blurred.

Anna Nichole Smith, who, by the time she passed away in 2007 at the age of 39, was more known for her drug use, wild antics and a marriage that may-or-may-not have been based solely on how much money she'd walk away with in the case of her husband's death, than her once bright modeling career. Smith's life was considered a tragedy to everyone, because everyone was given front-row seats to watch her short and temultuous life play out in front of the camera. From plastic surgery to sex scenes, British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage certainly doesn't shy away from poking fun at the aspects of Anna Nichole Smith that make her the cartoonish heroin portrayed via soprano Eva Maria Westbroek's singing, dancing and dialogue.

'Anna Nichole' has debuted to rave reviews. Audiences love the outlandish 'Anna Nichole' and they're laughing along with the jokes and the sheer ridiculousness of watching a Playboy Playmate in a hot pink mini skirt push around a 90-year-old man in a wheel chair. It's a humorous sight on stage, but let's not forget this actually happened, and not much seen on stage is a stretch (except for the musical numbers).

So... Is this post-humus opera a tribute that Smith herself would have loved, being that she loved attention, or is it a tragic display of society cashing in on what was dubbed in the headlines as a celebrity train wreck? Does it exemplify the celebration of a "colorful" life or a tasteless portrayal of a simply sad story? Is participating in the popularity of 'Anna Nichole' equal to participating in personal bad karma? What do YOU think?

Emily Trinkaus

The Sun's move into Cancer on June 21 also marks a shift of seasons: the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. ... continued »

We hear a lot about Sun signs in Astrology, but do you know how much the Moon also affects you? Changing signs every two and a quarter days, the Moon is the fastest moving astrological “planet.” The Moon represents our emotions ... continued »

Whether you're just getting into Astrology or looking to brush up on Astrology basics, we've got answers to all of your frequently asked questions about Astrology, horoscope signs, planets, aspects, transits, birth charts and more. Many people don't realize how much more there is to Astrology than your Sun sign, but that's really only the tip of the cosmic iceberg. ... continued »

by Simone Butler

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer! Which fresh dishes are best for your BBQ? It all depends on everyone's horoscope sign! Intrepid Fire signs are in all about the grill, while light-hearted Air signs flock toward of salads. Sensual Earth signs love ... continued »

Planetary Placements

What's up in the Cosmos?

See where each planet is and how
they're affecting you right now! Go »

More for today

Get more insight into your day!

Horoscope
Horoscope
Tarot
Tarot
Number
Number
Hexagram
Hexagram