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Opri to Birkhead -- I'll Hit Play, You Pay

4/2/2007 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Debra Opri was rollin' on dubs, and now she expects Larry Birkhead to pay.

TMZ broke the story over the weekend that Opri sent Birkhead a legal bill totaling more than $620,000 for charges that include fees for Opri's personal publicist, time spent at Anna's funeral and wildly expensive dinners.

But wait, there's more. TMZ has learned there are a number of charges in the bill for dubbing copies of Opri's TV appearances. For example, on October 4, 2006, Opri billed Birkhead $435 for getting dubs of seven appearances on Los Angeles television, including the 11 PM newscast on KCBS.

Were these dubs necessary for the case, or were they part of Opri's resume reel? You be the judge.

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91.

Daddy Dearest    

This is from Mr. Larry Birhead website.

www.larrybirkhead.net


MANY THANKS TO MY ATTORNEYS EMERICK KNOWLES, OF ALEXIOU KNOWLES & CO., AS WELL AS
SUSAN BROWN AND NANCY HASS, FOR ALL OF THEIR ETHICAL HARD WORK, THEY ARE VERY FAIR
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING OUT FOR NOT ONLY ME, BUT MY DAUGHTER' S BEST INTEREST AS
WELL.


LARRY BIRKHEAD

2657 days ago
92.

Nance    

I have to add this...Didn't Howard say at the funeral...that "When this is all over I will come join you Anna and Daniel"..... does this mean when it's all over he will kill his self???? I hope this is NOT his plan....seems like he is pulling out all the stops...just as Anna would have wanted..........But, now the end is near................Just a thought

2657 days ago
93.

Loser O'Quinn    

Do you think there is any possibility that Larry Birkhead isnt the father and Debra Opri knows it? You would think if she knew (remember when Dannielynn threw up on Larry) from tests that they might have done on their own? You would think that she would want to stay in the good with Larry if he might get any money from being Dannielynn's father or helping with Dannielynn's future estate....

Seems unusual that all of a sudden after being so "close" that now they are acting like enemies....



2657 days ago
94.

Paige    

Debra,

You better start looking for a new job like McDonald's maybe. Most of the stuff you charged poor Larry are outrageous. Did you charge him for makeup or toilet paper to wipe your butt too? No one is gonna want to hire you as their lawyer. You will lose your license thats for sure. I hope you'll enjoy working a minimum wage job. Good Luck!

2657 days ago
95.

MamaMe    

All of these Lawyer are just out for Fame. Opri is turning out to be a bigger bitch than Krista.

2657 days ago
96.

Who ME??    

Shiester is the only word that comes to mind - uugghhhhh

2657 days ago
97.

Sad    

Associated PressPublished: April 2, 2007 E-Mail Article NASSAU,
Bahamas: The lawyer-turned-partner of Anna Nicole Smith dropped his
bid Monday to halt the use of DNA to prove the paternity of the
former Playboy playmate's infant daughter when it appeared a Bahamas
court was going to reject his appeal.An attorney for Howard K. Stern
withdrew the challenge in the Court of Appeal in the face of
skeptical questioning by a three-judge panel.All three judges said
that Stern had filed his challenge too late and should have raised
his objections before the Supreme Court ordered DNA testing in the
paternity challenge filed by Larry Birkhead, a former Smith boyfriend
who claims to be the father of the infant, Dannielynn.Justice Emmanuel
E. Osadebay noted that Stern himself had agreed to DNA testing — and
even suggested an expert to do the analysis — but waited until a
week after the sample was taken to file the a challenge to the
court's decision."His problem is that the person he wanted to do the
testing was not the one selected by the court," Osadebay said.Today
on IHT.com U.S. and South Korea reach free trade agreement Undersea
quake sends waves across Solomons The climate divide: How rich and
poor countries are dealing with global warmingIn withdrawing the
appeal, Stern agreed to pay US$10,000 (€7,500) in legal costs
incurred by Birkhead and the Bahamian government department in charge
of birth certificates.Stern is listed on the birth certificate as the
father of Dannielynn, who was born in the Bahamas in September. The
child's DNA was tested on March 21 but the results have not been
revealed.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hold a hearing
in the paternity case but the lawyers and officials are prohibited by
Bahamian legal rules from discussing the case, even to reveal the
nature of the hearing.The baby, whose full name is Dannielynn Hope
Marshall Stern, could inherit millions from the estate of Smith's
late husband, J. Howard Marshall II. Smith had been fighting the
Texas oil tycoon's family over his estimated US$500 million fortune
since his death in 1995.Anna Nicole Smith collapsed and died Feb. 8
in Florida from an accidental overdose.
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2657 days ago
98.

Heidi    

Me THINKS - TMZ is ASSULTING the character of Opri . WHY?

Why isn't TMS advising Birkhead how he can get attorney's fees paid by STERN?

Didn't Courts in Bahamas TODAY ORDER STERN to pay lawyer fees of lawyer BECAUSE Stern filed FRIVILOUS appeals and is keeping this case in court costing everyone except him money?

2657 days ago
99.

Heidi    

Me THINKS - TMZ is ASSULTING the character of Opri . WHY?

Why isn't TMS advising Birkhead how he can get attorney's fees paid by STERN?

Didn't Courts in Bahamas TODAY ORDER STERN to pay lawyer fees of lawyer BECAUSE Stern filed FRIVILOUS appeals and is keeping this case in court costing everyone except him money?

2657 days ago
100.

Heidi    

Me THINKS - TMZ is ASSULTING the character of Opri . WHY?

Why isn't TMS advising Birkhead how he can get attorney's fees paid by STERN?

Didn't Courts in Bahamas TODAY ORDER STERN to pay lawyer fees of lawyer BECAUSE Stern filed FRIVILOUS appeals and is keeping this case in court costing everyone except him money?

2657 days ago
101.

Chris    

Opri represented and defended Wacko Jacko in many legal deals. Anybody that felt she was an honorable person has been drinking too much koolaid. Birkhead won't pay anywhere near 600K.

2657 days ago
102.

Twelve Days in Houston    

Maybe Opri KNOWS something we dont....thanks for the tidbits LARRY, shows u r after the $$$$$

2657 days ago
103.

Lady Hadenough    

This "lawyer" is getting on my last nerve....

2657 days ago
104.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

everybody get paid from anna"s money,why can deb bill someone for lobster,and limos,I dont get paid to ride to work or eat,she just as bad of a gold digger than anna,she never cared about danial-lynn,she just cares about money

2657 days ago
105.

Just Guessing    

After Viewing Larry Birkheads site I get the feeling Opri contacted Birkhead to complain that he disclosed her bill.

Obviously she is raging mad at the bad press she is getting. Hate to be anywhere near the ThirtyMile Zone she's in right now. She is probably kicking, sputtering and swearing at her staff. So much for Publicity Promo's.

Maybe Harry Levin can talk some sense into her.

2657 days ago
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