Some guests arrived in limousines and stretch Humvees, bearing large stuffed animals and other gifts. One guest was seen carrying a large pencil drawing of Dannielynn. A hot-air balloon shaped as a birthday cake adorned the front yard. Yellow police tape stretched around the yard in the posh neighborhood, and about a half-dozen off-duty police officers guarded the property. One guest, Tina Showalter of Louisville, said she had known Birkhead most of his life. Showalter said she left the party about 15 minutes after arriving mainly because it was so crowded. “Everything is a little frenzied in there,” she said. Showalter said that in the backyard there was “a huge castle as big as a house,” along with bubble machines and a white carriage. About a dozen onlookers hoped to get a glimpse of a celebrity, but they left disappointed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was a party fit for a princess, complete with a castle and white carriage. Hundreds of guests bearing gifts attended the first birthday party Saturday for Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn. Pink balloons decorated the iron gates in front of socialite Tricia Barnstable Brown’s home in Louisville, Ky., where Smith and Dannielynn’s father, Louisville native Larry Birkhead, met at a party on the eve of the 2003 Kentucky Derby. Invited guests had to surrender their cell phones before entering and sign a release form promising not to take any pictures. Dozens of children attended the party with their parents.
Newcastle United have announced the termination of Fabricio Coloccini’s contract by mutual consent, allowing the player to return home to Argentina to join San Lorenzo.Coloccini joined United from Deportivo La Coruna in August 2008 and was named captain just over two years later.In total, the central defender made 275 appearances for United, scoring seven goals.Magpies managing director Lee Charnley said: “It is rare in football these days that a player gives such length of service to one club and I would like to thank Colo for his contribution to Newcastle United.“In the eight years he has been with us, Colo has become a firm friend and colleague to many players and staff, past and present, who I know will miss him. We wish him all the very best for his future career.” Fabricio Coloccini 1