SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Anna Nicole Smith may have been just a “B-list celebrity,” but she hit the Bahamas like a hurricane, spreading scandals that toppled officials and endangered the whole government, according to newly leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.

The government fell two months after the last cable was written.

“Not since Category 4 Hurricane Betsy made landfall in 1965 has one woman done as much damage in Nassau,” reads a colorful November 2006 document, apparently written by Deputy Chief of Mission D. Brent Hardt. It was released by WikiLeaks and published by the British newspaper The Guardian late Tuesday.

The cables, classified as confidential, described how Smith’s remarkably rapid success in gaining permanent residency led to the ouster of formerly popular Minister of Immigration Shane Gibson, while the alleged bungling of her son’s treatment and death cut short the careers of several lesser officials while energizing the political opposition and the press.

The last cable was dated March 2007, two months before the Progressive Labor Party lost an election despite a strong local economy. It noted that the opposition movement “has used these scandals to seize the offensive in the run-up to elections.”

The cables note that Gibson was accused of receiving $10,000 and a $25,000 watch from Smith.

Judge gives Thurman stalker a shot at bail

NEW YORK – Uma Thurman’s stalker has a chance at getting out of jail while he awaits trial on charges of trying to contact her again.

Jack Jordan’s lawyers said it’s unclear whether he can post the $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond a Manhattan judge set Wednesday. Jordan had been held without bail since his latest arrest last month.

The former psychiatric patient was told not to try to contact the Academy Award-winning actress for five years after his 2008 stalking and harassment conviction. But prosecutors say he called her again on Oct. 29 and 30.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges including stalking and contempt of court.

Betty Ford Center fires woman for talking to media

LOS ANGELES – The Betty Ford Center has fired an employee who accused actress Lindsay Lohan of assaulting her when she tried to administer an alcohol test, saying the worker violated patient confidentially by speaking with the media about the incident.

But an attorney for technician Dawn Holland said on Wednesday the termination was retaliation for refusing to back off pursuing criminal charges against Lohan. The Dec. 12 incident is being investigated by the Palm Desert police.

It was the first time the center had fired a worker for violating patient rights by talking with the media.

Spidey good to go

NEW YORK – Producers of Broadway’s troubled “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” said the show will resume today after Wednesday’s sold-out performance was canceled to put new safety procedures in place to prevent falls.

Christopher W. Tierney, the main aerialist playing the superhero, had back surgery Wednesday after he plunged 30 feet.