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Stern to Birkhead: I Own You, and Your Little Girl Too

3/3/2007 5:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

As TMZ previously reported, it looks like Larry Birkhead is on his way to being crowned Dannielynn's daddy – but only if the price is right for Howard K. Stern.



As Stern continues to lose control of the whole Anna Nicole circus, he's pressuring the would-be daddy into making him look like the good guy.

According to FOX News, Stern has tried to force Birkhead into signing a contract saying they will appear side by side in upcoming exclusive interviews on "Entertainment Tonight," but Larry won't ink the deal. "Howard wanted Larry to sign so that it looked like ... it wasn't just Howard benefiting from these deals," a source says.

But TMZ has learned that is not the way it went down. Sources say Stern and Birkhead discussed a deal that would have benefited a trust for Dannielynn, but ultimately Birkhead wouldn't sign. Did Stern then cut his own deal? You be the judge.



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TMZ reported that Brit was spotted in rehab reading Brooke's book, "Down Came the Rain," about the subject. "I hope it's helping her," Shields says. "If it's not, and she wants to talk to someone, I'm available."


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16.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

ET's an industry laughing-stock now.

They've piled all their eggs in Howard's basket, and he's already in the skillet for frying.

Mmmmm, think I'll go get some breakfast ....

2699 days ago
17.

S.R.    

QUOTE:
According to FOX News, Stern has tried to force Birkhead into signing a contract saying they will appear side by side in upcoming exclusive interviews on "Entertainment Tonight," but Larry won't ink the deal. "Howard wanted Larry to sign so that it looked like ... it wasn't just Howard benefiting from these deals," a source says.
After Daniel died, Stern reportedly cut a deal with CBS Paramount TV, which syndicates "ET," for $3 million, and his price went up after Anna Nicole died. "ET" denies it paid Stern for his recent interviews -- but that's just semantics. In the past, "ET" has been known to "license" footage from the parties being interviewed.

Alright, all you Stern fans. What do you say now?? Okay, let's for a moment, say that he didn't actually KILL them both, physically, and I am not saying it is out of the realm of possiblity, nevertheless, if Mr. Stern loved and cared about Smith as much as he is trying to profess, why, knowing she was 'dying of a broken heart 'after Daniel's mysterious death, did he drag her to Florida to buy a boat, buy a house, spend a fortune they both didn't have, supposedly, rennovate a house, all the while writing the checks himself, jockeying the paperwork and paper trail trying to make him the "heir" to it all, in case of Smith's untimely demise. Did he feel that SHOPPING SPREES to the tune of 100's of thousands would take SMith's mind off the loss of her son, that maybe it would "unbreak her heart"?? Notwithstanding, how does a man who claims to be her "husband", sit at his "wife's" funeral and allow the ashes of another husband to be placed in her hands for burial. Wouldn't that dispute his claim?? If Smith loved Stern for all Eternity, as their supposed 'commitment/jumping off the boat, even though she couldn't swim' ceremony was to display, why is she clutching the wrong Howard thoughout Eternity??? A show perhaps, for the Marshall Fortune he plans to pursue once the footprints in the dirt over Smith grave disappear?? Perhaps so he can go into the TEXAS court, if they'll still allow him in Texas, and use the photos, oh, and there will be photos, of that you can be sure, of Smith, in the casket, clutching Marshall's urn.

Say what you will about Smith's mother, she may very well never be voted Mother of the Year, however, Stern is pure, unadulterated Evil. I just don't understand where he gets his arrogance to flaunt his scheme out in the open like this??

It is a scientific fact that one can die of a "broken heart". It is called stunned myocardium and one goes into cardiogenic shock. It can happen, does happen. Whether this was her cause, who knows, perhaps Dr. Perper will surprise us all with that information next week. She had many strikes against her already, including one Howard K. Stern.

Ah... Anna and her Howards. Frankly, I am not concerned about Dannielynn's well-being. She will be well taken care of, and, unless Entertainement Tonight harrasses her througout her life, she will be just fine. My heart breaks for Daniel. He was truly the innocent victim.




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2699 days ago
18.

yvonne adler    

Thank you Patricia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks like a hanging party to me.

2699 days ago
19.

truth sleuth    

11. That German link above to the funeral speech by Howard K. Stern is from footage shown on ET.

Footage that has been edited in such a way (because ET did not show the complete speech, only clips) so as to make Stern look at his best.

Therefore, by having "exclusive" access to Stern in exchange for millions of dollars, ET gets to not only record events but also skew them any way they want.

And then other outlets pick up this skewed version.

Posted at 10:27AM on Mar 3rd 2007 by ali

Does ANYONE have a link to the full speech? Either video or just audio? I want to hear/see it non-edited and "non-Sternified".

2699 days ago
20.

MG    

Probably the best thing is to just wait for the DNA results instead of making the decision that LB or HS is the bio-father. Could be someone else other than them.

As far as being a dad (as opposed to being the bio-father) Anna chose HS and NOT Birkhead. Why? Was it because LB demonstrated conduct that she found untrustworthy? Was it because she sensed LB was out to use her and her image for commercial gain? Was it because he was interested in another woman? Was it because he led a life that demonstrated the sort of lifestyle that was destructive to her personally? Why has he only come forward in her life after Dani was born? Why did she ignore his demands for paternity? Usually, when a woman dumps a guy its for a very good reason. This situation is no different.

2699 days ago
21.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

I wish it WAS ... and on the town square, for all to see ...

2699 days ago
22.

Denise    

Has anyone seen the interviews on ET? I have been keeping up with it all even before Anna's death and she would be fine one minute showing the house etc... but when they would sit with Anna and HKS at night, she would be high as hell. The most recent shows since Anna's death make me sick. They keep portraying Howard as the hero in her life. When he came into the church for the funeral they boo'd him as well as her mother. BUT ET only showed the mother getting Boo'd. When they showed HKS walking in the sound was turned off and you couldnt hear the crowed like you could when the mother walked in. ET is so discusting. Poor Howard he is so upset. I DID NOT SEE ONE TEAR in his eyes. Everyone else was crying REAL tears. NOTHING FROM HKS. WAKE UP ET HE IS USING YOU TO MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD AND YOUR FALLING FOR IT. I am a Psychristist and let me tell you from a professional view. I have really studied the situation and Anna was controled by this idiot like any other control freak he kept her away from people to isolate her to do his bidding. He is lying when he goes on and on about how he feels etc...watch his face. He can not look "normal" when he is lying. GO LARRY. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU TOO AND YOU ARE SINCERE. DO NOT LET HOWARD AROUND THAT LITTLE GIRL WHEN YOU FINALLY GET HER. SHE NEEDS A NORMAL LIFE FULL OF LOVE

2699 days ago
23.

Interested    

Could it be that they have already had the DNA test done?? After all there were baby items "stolen" from the house after ANS passed away.

2699 days ago
24.

truth sleuth    

It is a scientific fact that one can die of a "broken heart". It is called stunned myocardium and one goes into cardiogenic shock. It can happen, does happen. Whether this was her cause, who knows, perhaps Dr. Perper will surprise us all with that information next week. She had many strikes against her already, including one Howard K. Stern.

Ah... Anna and her Howards. Frankly, I am not concerned about Dannielynn's well-being. She will be well taken care of, and, unless Entertainement Tonight harrasses her througout her life, she will be just fine. My heart breaks for Daniel. He was truly the innocent victim.

Posted at 10:35AM on Mar 3rd 2007 by sharon r

uh, I had that and am lucky to have survived, I was on life support (intra aortic balloon pump) for three days recovering (pure hell) and unless ANS had one of the three things happen to her that would actually cause a stunned myocardium I doubt that would have been it:

Clinical situations of stunned myocardium are:

* acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
* after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
* after cardiac surgery
Did she have a massive heart attack? (I did, 100% blocked RAD and 95% blocked LDA)
She didn't just have angioplasty did she? (I did, emergency for the AMI)
Did she have cardiac surgery in her hotel room? (I highly doubt that one)

2699 days ago
25.

Vanessa    


Larry,

Get Debra Opri on the fast track for the paternity, so you can have your baby.

Then Virgie & Billy won't have a snowball's chance in hell!

For Christ's sake, get this over with QUICK!

2699 days ago
26.

Jeana    

TMZ, Angelina started the adoption process for this new child not long after Shiloh was born. So this has been going on for around 9 mos. Plus, it is still ongoing. It isn't like she decided this yesterday and plans to have the baby by Friday. Angelina is following the laws.

2699 days ago
27.

Barbara Baum    

HKS could not have been living off of Anna Nicole because she didn't have money either. She has not seen a penny of the settlement from Howard Marshall!! And as for Larry Birkhead he doesn't need to be paid from ET or anyone else. He made money off of BRAVO. Did anyone happen to see his hour special last night called Larry Birkhead: Goodnight My Sweet Anna? Well you know he didn't do that interview for free!! As far as I'm concerned everyone involved with Anna Nicole is out for money and that's it. I truly believe HKS really loved Anna and she loved him too. Anyway she's buried and everyone needs to stop the circus and do what's right for Dannylynn.

2699 days ago
28.

PJ Flynn    

Howard probably loved Annie (what man didn't). Larry wanted to be in his baby's life way before Annie passed away, so he wasn't in all of this mess over money. Howard was not and is not a MAN!!! Living off of Annie all these years is pitiful. He always looked so stupid always hanging around Annie in the background -- living off of a woman in my opinion is awful! Now, he is getting big bucks from ET and will get rich -- he'll write a book -- then there will be a movie -- then the settlement in the Marshall case. I can't believe he would make a deal with Larry about Larry getting the baby and Howard getting all of the money. The money should go into a trust for the baby -- not Howard. If this is true, it shows Howard is just for the money. If he really loved Anna, he would want to have the baby (not the money) because the baby is part of Anna. Howard is so sickening to even look at and it makes me sick that ET is making him look like he is such a nice person. Give me a break! I hope Larry gets the baby he deserves and gets a nice trust for the baby (Howard doesn't deserve a bit of money, which we all know he will be set for life because he will be getting a lot of money). Anna's mother doesn't deserve the baby -- look how Anna turned out. If Howard loved Anna so much, he would have tried to get her off of drugs instead of giving her drugs all the time (just because she wanted them and he was afraid she would drop him so he gave her what she wanted) and if he loved her so much with a 105 temperature, he would have taken her to the emergency room -- instead of buying the boat, which was in his name. People please look at Howard for what he is -- just because he loved Anna, don't make him look like he was a nice person. I think he should go to trial -- all of the drugs he gave Anna attributed to her death (plus a broken heart). He could have saved her. I REALLY WISH HOWARD WOULDN'T BENEFIT FOR ANNA'S BIRTH -- BUT, HE WILL!!!!!!!

2699 days ago
29.

S.R.    

To Post # 24 -
I am not interested in a Cardiology Debate. I am a Cardiology Professional, by the way, but here is something for you to read, a little know fact -

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Dying of a Broken Heart

Is it really possible to die of a broken heart? By Robert M. Sapolsky


March 27, 2000 (Palo Alto, Calif.) -- Yes, although it's not a subject that has prompted much clinical research, much less rat studies of fatal heartbreak.

A chief medical examiner once wrote to me describing a poignant case of what appeared to be a fatally broken heart. This pathologist had recently performed autopsies on an octagenarian couple who died on the same day. The man, with a long history of heart disease, was found dead out in his farmyard. His wife, dead a shorter time, was found on the front porch, at an angle showing that she would have seen her husband's body. Next to her was the bell she had brought to summon him to the lunch sitting on the table inside. Her autopsy showed no obvious cause of death other than a heart that had stopped.

What happens in a case like this? We can only speculate, since it's not possible to study this phenomenon in animals, and it's hard to glean much from an autopsy. But there are documented cases of sudden cardiac arrest following powerful emotional distress. What probably happens is that ongoing stress, following a traumatic event or loss, adversely affects the cardiovascular system. Stress does its damage over time by slowly chipping away at the integrity of the blood vessels, causing subtle damage that sets them on the path to atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries."

During a crisis -- including an emotional crisis -- the sympathetic nervous system is also involved. This system mediates the "fight-or-flight" response by secreting stress hormones such as adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, along with the related norepinephrine. These chemicals stimulate the heart and prepare the body -- either to do battle or run for one's life.

Under normal circumstances, the levels of those two chemicals are choreographed with wondrous precision. The last thing you'd want to do is to get the sequence of cardiac stimulation out of whack, because disruption of these cardiac stimulators can lead to serious consequences. But such loss of coordination is precisely what happens during immensely strong sympathetic stimulation to the heart, resulting in difficulty pumping blood, especially when the heart muscle is already diseased. This state, known as "fibrillation," can prove fatal.

So, yes, it's certainly possible to die of a broken heart, but it usually takes a very major break and an already weakened heart.

When people think of fatal heartbreak, though, other less plausible scenarios often come to mind. If someone is so devastated by a loss that he or she stops eating, for instance, jumps off a building, or, instead of sprinting away from a predator, turns around to tell the beast a tale of woe, that person is not going to fare well. But that's not the kind of fatal heartache we are considering here. Nor is it the case of a guy who gets catastrophic news and, wailing, clutches his chest and keels over dead from sudden cardiac arrest. While there have been such cases following powerful emotional distress, they are extremely rare, more common to the movies than real life.

Robert M. Sapolsky is professor of biological sciences and neurology at Stanford University and the author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping.

2699 days ago
30.

truth sleuth    

They keep portraying Howard as the hero in her life. When he came into the church for the funeral they boo'd him as well as her mother. BUT ET only showed the mother getting Boo'd.
Posted at 10:44AM on Mar 3rd 2007 by Diana

actually they even cut the part out of the mother getting cheered, that was why she turned and waved to the ones supporting her, in reality, she got a mixed reception.

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