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Showtime to Air Anna Nicole Doc

If E! Entertainment Television's reality series wasn't enough for Anna Nicole
Smith fans, Showtime will air a new in-depth documentary on the buxom star this
spring.

Dark Roots: The Unauthorized Anna Nicole will allegedly confirm some of
the rumors and explode some of the myths about the former Playboy Playmate and
actress, Showtime representatives said.

The documentary talks to Anna's estranged aunts and cousins as it attempts to
uncover Smith's little-known origins.

The announcement comes on the heels of E!'s second-season premiere of its
Anna Nicole Smith Show.

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