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Uncle Larry Birkhead in the Swim

4/11/2007 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Yesterday was a day of celebration for the DNA victorious Larry Birkhead. Shortly after the news of Dannielynn's paternity was announced, Birkhead did some victory laps -- in a pool with his adorable niece and nephew.

While a huge weight has been lifted from Larry's shoulders, it looks like he'll still have heavyweight Virgie Arthur to contend with in a custody hearing.

It seems that Larry will be a swimmingly good dad, and Dannielynn will have some happy cousins to play with. *Sniff*

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61.

Dink    

(How sick is it that Howard wants to stay in the Bahamas with Anna and Daniel's dead bodies?)



Posted at 12:10PM on Apr 11th 2007 by Jenny Justice



Jenny~~

I don't think Stern has a choice right now----but I agree with you. How sad that he doesn't see anything in his future but tending to two graves.

I DID feel bad for him yesterday when he came out of th courthouse UNTIL he made his speech about HIM...the big bad media.....and sole custody! He has not say in who Larry allows in his daughter's life. He made the speech yesterday about HIM...just like he did the "eulogy"

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62.

m    

Umm actually this photo was taken BEFORE the hearing. Get your facts straight.

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63.

carol ard    

rebecca you are a BITCH!

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64.

lissa_karen    

Well it used to say ocean then they changed it.. so onward from there. Larry is going to be a great Dad, that is pretty easy to see. The question is this can Howard still make money off of all this??? Is Virgie getting anymoney from all of this??? Although it's seems rare these days larry seems to really just want to be a Dad and it seems as though he just wants to be a father to that little baby. It's all the other players in this game that seem to be in it for more$$$ Seems to me the stern for more a drug dealer to Anna then anything else he enabled her addiction and that's really sad. Not to say he was the only one.. but is he really in it for Anna and her wishes or did cash have a lot to do with all this????

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65.

JaneP    

Looks like TMZ is aligning with Howard K. Stern. Why? Maybe TMZ is afraid of the the big Lawyer Howard obtained. Why do you have to describe Virgie as a heavyweight? Get over it Harvey, she is that little baby's grandmother. She doesn't want custody of the baby. I can't believe everyone saying what Anna wanted? At the end of Anna's life, I don't think Anna could comprehend anything, she was a walking medicine cabinet with the help of Dr. Kris and Howard....As for Howard, he did everything possible to keep the real Daddy from the baby's life while Larry had to sit back, watch clips and look at pictures in magazines, that was so mean. That in itself is inexcusable and sick. What about the videos of her being a clown and at Christmas time. She was pregnant and both times she was so out of it, disqusting! Howard needs a shrink. "Hey Doctor Khris, Howard needs you"........again.........I am sure she can help you out.........again. Larry take your baby and run like hell and don't look back.

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66.

rdrgrl2007    

Iam so happy for Larry. I know he will be a great dad

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67.

Dink    

54. Ok Folks We must face it..God works his wonders in mysterious ways and He meant for this man to raise his daughter..Howard did everything he could (feeding Anna more & more drugs) while this child was in the womb and God protected her..Howard wanted Anna to abort this child and now he has prolonged this whole thing this long and now he is whacking on Virgie who has a right to be a Gramma to this child just as much as larry's mother! Virgie does not want custody she just wants an assurance of being a part of this child's life. Anna left larry because she knew Larry would make her get off drugs and Howie would move heaven & earth to get them for her hoping all the while that this child would not be born but lost because of the drug used..
I wish you Joy & Happiness Larry but please remember your daughter has 2 Gramma's!

Posted at 12:11PM on Apr 11th 2007 by carol ard



I agree with you------bashing Virgie for things her ADULT daughter did is as unfair as bashing Mrs Stern for what her adult son does. Let Larry meet Vrigie and make up his OWN mind about her

2730 days ago
68.

margaret    

Thank goodness this kid will be away from the anna nicole circus.
She may even have a normal childhood!

2730 days ago
69.

my own damn opinion    


Great info I found in the iPINIONS JOURNAL

http://ipjn.com/

Birkhead’s the Daddy! Duhhhh...now what?!

[N]otwithstanding cultural biases and legal precedents that favor mothers and grandmothers in custody cases, I submit that, under these circumstances, if Birkhead were found to be the father, it would be in the best interest of the child to award him, not Anna Nicole’s estranged mother, Vergie Arthur, legal custody. [from “Resolving the legal mess Anna Nicole left behind”, The iPINIONS Journal, 29 March 2007]

As suspenseful reports go, today’s revelation that Larry Birkhead, not Howard K. Stern, fathered the late Anna Nicole’s “million-dollar” baby was, at best, anticlimactic – as my opening quote makes patently clear.

But, despite shameless efforts by American TV producers to manufacture drama to boost ratings, you could (and should) also infer from this quote that it’s only a matter of time before our Bahamian courts award Birkhead sole custody of his daughter.

Therefore, ignore the legal pundits who suggest that the judge will balance chauvinistic and parochial (i.e., cultural) prejudices that invariably favor granting guardianship to a grandmother instead of the biological father. Because that’s utter rubbish. More to the point, however, there is no evidence to suggest that Birkhead would be an unfit parent; whereas, there is relevant evidence, including Anna Nicole’s own damning (even if drug-induced) words and the documented troubles of her other children, to suggest that Mrs Arthur would not be a very fit parent at all.

Moreover, the suggestion that Mrs Arthur might be favored because she has set up an expedient home in The Bahamas insults the intelligence of Bahamian authorities almost as much as it betrays the ignorance of the person making this suggestion. However, for the record, The Bahamas has no long-term interest in Dannielynn. She’s not a Bahamian citizen, notwithstanding ostensibly-informed assertions to the contrary. In fact, she’s a U.S. citizen. And can only become a Bahamian citizen by taking prescribed legal steps once she’s 18 years old.

Meanwhile, as soon as Birkhead obtains a passport for her from the local U.S. consulate, he and she will be free to leave The Bahamas for California, without any legal obligation to ever return. But I admonish Birkhead to make no deals with Stern and keep him as far away as physically possible (and by a court-ordered TRO if necessary). Because his mercenary interest in Dannielynn is not only unseemly; it's potentially dangerous (displaying as he has the homicidal pathology of women who cut the fetuses from the wombs of other women, and then fancy themselves birth mothers). Indeed, who, but a psychopath, would hold a little child hostage in the open and notorious way that he has, and then have the balls to show up at a paternity hearing - with as much public interest as this one has generated - knowing full well that there’s no way he could be the Daddy?!

So, simmer down folks. Legal cases in The Bahamas proceed with proper judicial speed, not according to the whimsical dictates of American TV producers. But as I said sometime ago, this should all be over by the end of April….

NOTE: I imagine a few enquiring minds would like to know what has or will become of Anna Nicole’s alleged Last Will and Testament, which Stern presented in evidence in the Florida court to assert his authority - as executor - to have her buried in Nassau. But whatever its validity and provisions, it will never be probated in The Bahamas. And this is so because it was not drafted there and nothing in Anna Nicole’s estate, such as might exist, is situated in The Bahamas….

The Will was drafted in California and it will be probated there. But I would not be at all surprised if Stern accepts a nuisance pay off from Birkhead to forfeit any role in settling Anna Nicole’s estate. After all, Stern knows that if he ever shows his face in any California court, it would be to face summary disbarment.



Posted at 11:33AM on Apr 11th 2007 by Tambo

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70.

THAT money??? what money???    

My thoughts on Howard's sudden "being so accommodating, and cooperating"....

He probably will be evicted from that house before too long... and if he's already got everything settled inside with Larry, Larry's family, and the baby... either Thompson/Shelly won't follow thru immediately with the eviction of Howard, OR Larry will allow him to continue to stay there until after he's transitioned the baby. Thompson/Shelly have already stated that Larry and or Virgie can stay there with the baby for awhile if they want to once Howard is OUT. Howard is working for HIMSELF... he has no thoughts for anyone else... or really being Mr. Nice Guy... And also, its all about PR... doubt he has actually really retained Wood... but if he did, Wood probably told him he needed to clean up his act because his behaviors are what got him looking like the villian in the public eye.

The longer that Stern can prolong this baby transition... and obviously Larry has bought into it hook, line and sinker... the more opportunity he has to do his Svengali routine (Daniel's word)... with Larry... and Larry is a nice, polite young man... wants to go along with everything and everyone... not make waves... he wants everyone to like him... He's just too naive.

Howard isn't going to do anything that doesn't benefit him in some way. And if Larry has made any deals with him... whew! I'm no longer going to be supportive of Larry... whatever happens will be his own fate.

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71.

searching for truth    

Awwww.... cute photo, and you can see the family resemblence here.

Dannielynn will be one cute little girl. :-)

Now please post some photos of Larry with his daughter !!!

2730 days ago
72.

Dink    

48. All you Larry fans out there are so stupid!!! You can bet if this child wasn't attached to such a fortune he wouldn't have wanted it so bad. Get real!

Posted at 12:08PM on Apr 11th 2007 by rebecca




There is NO guarantee that child will inherit a dime!! ANd Larry OWES a lot of money for the fight to get his daughter--he may gain NOTHING but the privelege of raising his daughter

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73.

Spooky    

All Virgie Arthur wants to get the money......Get Virgie out of the custody. Let Larry be the sole custody.

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74.

my own damn opinion    


NOTE: I imagine a few enquiring minds would like to know what has or will become of Anna Nicole’s alleged Last Will and Testament, which Stern presented in evidence in the Florida court to assert his authority - as executor - to have her buried in Nassau. But whatever its validity and provisions, it will never be probated in The Bahamas. And this is so because it was not drafted there and nothing in Anna Nicole’s estate, such as might exist, is situated in The Bahamas….

The Will was drafted in California and it will be probated there. But I would not be at all surprised if Stern accepts a nuisance pay off from Birkhead to forfeit any role in settling Anna Nicole’s estate. After all, Stern knows that if he ever shows his face in any California court, it would be to face summary disbarment.

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75.

Mary    

11. Emmett Glenn of Houston, Texas!

Her true colors have been exposed (since Florida) as to her end game. It is not that of simply playing the role of a loving grandmother (with shared time as a grandmother under the protective watch of a biological Father) but that of (at the least) joint guardianship and joint custodianship of this child. John O'Quinn is an insult to every male attorney when he has gone on television media which is seen around the world and denigrated Larry Birkhead as being a "sperm donor" and a "one night stand" with no rights for custody and the rearing of his and Anna Nicole's child together. When Virgie has done this through her attorneys, she has (also) further disparaged the memory of Dannielynn's mother. Virgie Arthur has spoken loud and clear through her American attorney and the private investigator (a father himself)--it's time that she lay down her sword and permit Dannielynn the greatest opportunities in life under the protective umbrella of her loving biological Father. Larry Birkhead will make Dannielynn and Anna proud as a Father--Virgie Arthur should feel honored that Anna Nicole connected with such a lovely man towards the end of her life which produced this offspring.

Virgie Arthur and her team have called Howard K. Stern every name in the book and then turned around and disparaged this honorable and courageous biological Father who has been fighting and "walking in the wilderness alone" to have his rights acknowledged and instated in the Bahamas, California, and Florida.

Get your facts clear....please! It's not TMZ that is insulting Virgie Arthur she has done it to herself in the name of greed!

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