Blonde beauty Anna Nicole Smith delayed Wednesday's (15SEP04) WORLD MUSIC AWARDS ceremony by 40 minutes, because she took so long to put on her make-up.

Smith - who married 90-year-old billionaire J HOWARD MARSHALL a year before he died - was due to present an award at the star-studded ceremony, but infuriated the event's assistants just before she was due on stage, by demanding to be taken back to her dressing room to apply more lipstick.

A backstage source says, "Anna was adamant that she needed more mascara and lipstick, so she ended up taking her entourage of eight back and forth to her dressing room three times."

17/09/2004 14:04