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The Anna Nicole Baby Daddy Tournament

2/15/2007 11:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In the aftermath of Anna's death, several people have come forward saying they could be the father of her baby, Dannielynn. Now a website is looking to settle the matter by using college basketball for inspiration.
Anna Nicole Paternity Madness
You can play "Anna Nicole Paternity Madness" by filling out a bracket of 64 possible baby daddies on celebrityhack.com. Larry Birkhead, Howard K. Stern and Prince von Anhalt are among the favorites, but there are some potential dark horses.

Over in the Trailer Park Region, watch out for the 15 seed, Alf. Meanwhile, in the TRIMSPA Region, the first round matchup of Mary-Kate vs. Ashley Olsen should be a good one. But the ultimate sleeper is the 14 seed in the First Cousin Region -- Satan. The Prince of Darkness is capable of anything -- how else do you explain "Glitter?"

So print out a bracket, start up an office pool, and see who wins!

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KEDRIA    

ANNA WAS A DRUG ADDICT, CRAZY , HO WHO NEED TO REST IN PEACE BESIDE HER SON. THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS A CIRCUS. WHY DON'T THEY JUST DO THE DAMN DNA TEST AND GET THIS OVER. THE ONLY ONE
SUFFERING IS THE BABY. WHO DON'T HAVE A MOTHER ANYMORE AND NO
ONE KNOWS WHO THE FATHER IS. THE ONLY BLOOD FAMILY SHE HAS FOR SURE IS HER GRANDMOTHER. EVEN THOUGH ANNA AND HER MOTHER DIDN'T NOT GET ALONG. MAYBE SHE WILL DO A BETTER JOB WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTER. SHE IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT MATTER . SHE IS A INNOCENT LITTLE GIRL WHO DESERVE TO HAVE HAPPY LIFE. WHEN SHE GROW UP AND SHE FINDS OUT ABOUT HER MOTHER LIFE. I REALLY DON'T THANK SHE WILL BE HAPPY, BUT UNTIL SHE GROWS UP. AND BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE LIFE HER MOTHER HAD, SHE NEEDS TO BE WITH SOMEONE THAT WILL SHOW AND TEACH HER THE RIGHT WAY OF LIFE. I DON'T THINK HOWARD IS HER FATHER AND LARRY
BIRKHEAD IS, BUT WHAT IF BOTH OF THEM AREN'T THE FATHER THAN WHAT. LET THIS CHILD BE WITH 100% BLOOD RELATIVES UNTIL THIS MESS COMES TO A CONCULSION

2710 days ago
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Sad    

Well, even FOX NEWS is trashing ET's interviews with Howard & Anna! And Stern Pressures Larry TODAY to sign a deal!!

Howard K. Stern Plays Hardball With Larry Birkhead
Friday, March 02, 2007

By Roger Friedman

AP

Anna Nicole: Stern Pressures Larry to Sign Deal

Anna Nicole Smith's two baby daddies (I don't know what else to call them) continue to be in a tug-of-war this morning, even as their beloved cash cow is readied for burial.

Overnight, attorney Howard K. Stern — whose hold on the situation is starting to slip — has been strong-arming photographer Larry Birkhead to do a couple of things: keep Birkhead's legal reps out of Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamas funeral, sign a contract deal with "Entertainment Tonight" and acquiesce even further regarding the future of baby Danniellynn.

Stern, as I told you the other day, has already had one secret meeting with Birkhead in which he cut out the photographer's lawyers.

I'm told that Stern has kept up the pressure on Birkhead, actually presenting him with contracts, sources say, in which Birkhead would join Stern for more exclusive interviews on "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider."

"Howard wanted Larry to sign so that it looked like everyone was in agreement, and that it wasn't just Howard benefiting from these deals," my source said. "Larry said the baby's guardian should sign the papers for him and the baby, but he wouldn't. So then Larry wouldn't."

At the same time, Stern is trying to negotiate separately with Birkhead, away from his attorneys, to sign a deal by which Stern would continue to be in baby Danniellyn's life and oversee her finances.

Stern, my sources say, is working as quickly as he can to effect these agreements before he has to turn over the baby to Birkhead, her biological father.

Sources say that Birkhead's representatives are considering taking legal action against Stern's side to prevent further communication between the two sides as soon as today.

The problem, sources also say, is that Birkhead — a novice in these games — continues to be intimidated by Stern.

"Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," both owned by CBS Paramount Television, have denied paying for interviews. But I'm told their method – it's semantics — is to "license" footage either directly from Stern or through a third party.

Recently, "ET" used Solana Productions of Southern California in such a deal. Neither Solana or anyone from CBS Paramount answered calls yesterday.

Anna Nicole: Dead, and For Sale

Today, Anna Nicole Smith — a ridiculous person who accomplished just about nothing in her life — will be buried in the Bahamas.

There are several wars taking place all over the world, not to mention famines; artists are hard at work, movies are opening, buildings are going up, diseases are being investigated. But hey: Anna Nicole is being buried, and "Entertainment Tonight" will be there for every cheesy second of it.

That's because "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," two half-hour shows syndicated by CBS's Paramount TV, have paid a high price for this honor.

Real insiders (not the kind you have to pay for info) tell me that Paramount TV cut the deal with Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole's lawyer and Svengali, right after her son Daniel died of a methadone overdose in her Bahamian hospital room last September.

Paramount TV has denied this, somewhat passively, so far. But my sources say it they paid Stern around $3 million initially, and that this was renegotiated right after Anna Nicole herself died on February 8th of this year.

Of course, we could believe that Stern — who in court told clueless Florida probate judge Larry Seidlin that he was living off his parents — just loves "ET." Anything's possible.

But the reality is that Anna Nicole's death has proven to be a ratings-sweep godsend.

Linda Bell Blue, the show's executive producer, previously helmed Paramount's ugly tabloid show, "Hard Copy." For years she's had to sit through Mary Hart's tedious, publicist-arranged interviews with low-level TV stars, just waiting for this moment: a huge celebrity death, in a sweeps month, and already contracted for!

As recently as last night, "ET" correspondent Mark Steines was reporting "from inside" Anna Nicole's Bahamas mansion — no mention of the fact that it didn't belong to her, and that the landlord is kicking everyone out.

Steines had "the inside scoop" about the B-list country singer who would serenade Anna Nicole into the next life, the color of her burial gown ("pink!") and what would be inside the coffin (with any luck, Anna Nicole).

Steines performs these interviews — as he has since last Nov. 1, when he had his first "exclusive" after Smith's son, Daniel, d

2708 days ago
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Dottie    

That's a damn shame. This poor baby. Give her to Brangelina.

2723 days ago
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Apalled    

This is disgusting. TMZ.com and celebrityhack.com should be ashamed.

2723 days ago
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Alicia S    

Opinions wanted ... for those of you/us that think that Howard K Stern had something to do with Daniel's death in Sept and ANS's death last wk. If Larry Birkhead proves to be baby Dannielynn's father will HKS do 'something' to the baby and himself?

It evokes memories of Charles Stuart in Boston who killed his pregnant wife then killed himself as the police were closing in.

2723 days ago
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MT    

MAKE A DONATION TO DEBRA OPRI'S OFFICE TO HELP PAY LEGAL FEES:

SAVE DANNIELYNN LEGAL FUND
C/O OPRI & ASSOCIATES
8383 WILSHIRE BLVD. #830
BEVERLY HILLS, CA. 90211

HELP PROVE THAT LARRY B. IS THE FATHER!!!!

2723 days ago
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Joanna    

IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY? THIS POOR LITTLE BABY DANNIELYNN'S MOTHER IS DEAD, HALF-BROTHER IS DEAD, HER GRANDMOTHER IS MONEY HUNGRY WHITE TRASH, ALL THESE OTHER MEN THAT CLAIM TO BE THE FATHER WERE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND (EXCEPT FOR LARRY) WHEN ANNA WAS AROUND, OBVIOUSLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY AND PUBLICITY, THE ONLY FATHER SHE KNOWS IS HOWARD K. STERN AND THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY. I THOUGHT PEREZ HILTON WAS A PIECE OF SH*T BUT TMZ YOU CHANGED MY MIND.
YOUR JUST AS DISGUSTING!

2723 days ago
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Whatever    

ALF is the daddy.

2723 days ago
9.

kr    

it belongs to daniel the son.........they were both so f***ed up on pills , that they had a tralor park romance

2723 days ago
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LO    

Not funny at all.... Maybe I can come up with afew Cancer jokes ot Jesus jokes.

Now that might be funny.......

2723 days ago
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valeri    

I am LOATHING TMZ right now, if this was Paris Hilton (your golden girl) you would be coming out AGAINST this site.

But here you are promoting it. Its VERY disgusting to make fun of a dead person, think about the people who care about her and have to read this CRAP while they are mourning.

Theres a motherless AND fatherless baby out there and your site has no respect for life.

You suck.

2723 days ago
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Funny Answers    

YOU, NOT THE WRITERS HAVE SUNK TO A NEW LOW. YOU ARE LOWER THAN POND SCUM. THIS IS NOT FUNNY. MAY SOMEONE OR THING HAPPEN TO SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY AND IT BECOMES A GAME. SHAME ON YOU. ROTE IN HELL....TMZ

2723 days ago
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Nat    

As much as I love your site the baby pool is outrageous I knew it wouldn't take long for you guys to strat trashing the poor dead girl. You guys and celebrityshack.com should really think before you publish it is in very poor taste.
MAKE A DONATION TO DEBRA OPRI'S OFFICE TO HELP PAY LEGAL FEES:
SAVE DANNIELYNN LEGAL FUND!!! are you guys kidding!!! Unfortunately no one really loved her they just wanted a piece of her!!

2723 days ago
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Whatever    

Give the baby to Brangelina? What for? So they can parade the poor thing around like a circus clown with the media all over her ass? Don't be dumb.

2723 days ago
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shell    

TMZ you belong in the trailer park with her mother. This is such low class. You are just like the rest of the money hungry low lifes that are trying to claim this poor baby. She has lost her mother and her brother. I hope Howard is the father so you will shut up about it.

2723 days ago
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