Some parasites can be burned off with a match or you can pull them out with tweezers. Others require some serious medication to flush out.
But the type of parasite found in Hollywood and in the media are a more dangerous breed. They feed twice, once on the host, sapping every last bit of energy from its body and again through the “can't turn away from an impending accident” crowd of tabloid peeping-toms.
Some hosts are willing, some, not so much. Not many escape unharmed.
Anna Nicole Smith was the perfect target.