A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider a ruling that former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith is not entitled to $88.5 million from the estate of her late husband, oilman J. Howard Marshall II. Last December, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a Texas probate court’s decision should stand: the oilman’s son was the sole heir — and doesn’t owe Smith anything. The panel said the federal judge in California who ruled in Smith’s favor in 2002 should never have even heard the case. Read more here.