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Mommy-Not-So-Dearest Blocks Birkhead Custody

4/15/2007 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Larry BirkheadVirgie Arthur wants custody of Danielynn in the event of Larry Birkhead's death, and her demands are delaying Birkhead from gaining custody of his daughter.

According to the NY Daily News, Birkhead is rejecting Arthur's request, claiming that it is an unusual stance for a grandmother to take. Birkhead and Arthur have until next Friday to hammer out an agreement that works for both of them.

In the meantime, TMZ has learned that Birkhead's been spending lots of time with Dannielynn and bonding with his baby. Even Howard K. Stern thinks Birkhead is aces. "He's doing a great job," said the former court adversary.

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Virgie go home!!!!!!!!!

You couldnt raise your own. Birkhead, has a family too. Danielynn has another grandma, and she is willing to love her, not own her and her money like you want.

Go home fat-ass.

2746 days ago

less confused in Ohio    

Virgie, don't fight this. The more you demand, the worse you look. Be content to have regularly scheduled visits, special occaissions, shared holidays. Stop stomping your feet to get your way, you're starting to look like you're taking your cue from HKS!
Larry, don't back down, it doesn't appear Virgie has anything to back her up in these demands.
DLB has a living biological dad who is stepping up to the plate to do what it takes, honor that and get on with your life!

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wow--that part about if larry dies, then virgie gets the baby!!! Way too many people have died thus far--larry doesn't need to be the next to go! it would be a very unsafe decision!

2746 days ago

Vina Yan    

How else will she get the money?

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I think she's just trying to make sure Howard K. Stern plays NO ROLE in Dannielynn's life, which is totally understandable since 2 people died within a VERY short period time under his "care" and "custody".

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LOLO!LOL.....O'Quinn will have Jerkhead bumped off in heartbeat if he goes for Virgie's request. LOLOLOLOL

Jerkhead didn't want to deal with HKS so now he has to deal with the devil.

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Right out of the gate we have bloggers getting their undies all in a bunch. Calm down for goodness sake. This is between the two of them (WITHOUT HOWIE'S INTERFERENCE). Larry needs to demonstrate he does have the best interest of DL at heart, and Virgie needs to back off a litlte and be a grandma. But none of us really know what is going on and TMZ and NY Daily News have a history of screwing stories up - so just calm down everyone and give these two BLOOD RELATIVES some space.

I fully support Virgie(O'Quinn) going after Howie with everything and anything she has in her arsenal. She is the one who has lost the most here (ie., Vickie Lynn, Danny, unrest in the family, and extremely bad media coverage). All at the hands of people who are not even members of her family. She has a right to STILL BE CONCERNED about DL and her future.

Larry is the father, and I support him, but he played his part in the demise of Vickie Lynn - getting her pregenant TWICE knowing she was a druggie, and participating in her debauchry. He needs to demonstrate he is able to make sound, morale, mature and responsible decisions (and behaviour) because like it not this is all about DL -- and he can be declared an unfit father. It was gossip, but a blogger here was saying he was a user (ie., of drugs) which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone since he hung with that crowd. DL deserves better from a parent after all she has been through in her short life.

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Man I just got up,and this is a pretty site first thing in the morning.I felt a bit sorry for Virgie at first,but I think she is a little to old to be asking for custody of Dannilyn if anything happens to Larry.Larry has a family that I bet would be more than willing to take and love Dannilyn.Virige is really starting to show her true colors.I do not feel she ever set out ot help Larry or Howard.Only herself,and to be honest I think it has more to do with paying Anna back than it does anything else.

2746 days ago

Bye bye Sam    

That's ridiculous! Larry will have a will to state who is Dannielynn's guardian in case of his death! Most likely a sibling or his own family members...not Virgie!! Give it up already!!!!

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I think Virgie just wants someone on "Anna's side of the family" to also share guardianship since Anna is dead, that only leaves the Birkheads. I see where she is coming from. 1/2 of this child belongs to Anna........Anna is dead, so Virgie is stepping in to represent the child on behalf of "Anna's side of the family."

Yes, Birkhead, DOES HAVE tons of family, but none of them are from the child's mother's family.

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If Virgie and Larry have no agreement, Larry will request the judge to investigate Virgie and Larry's family background.

I am pretty sure that Virgie is really nervous. Virgie came from the black sheep family.

Since Howard Stern's lawyer filed the lawsuit against the lawyer of Virgie, Virgie and Shelley Ford, the owner of Horizons will be the next.

Virgie is really nervous. She knew that.......

2746 days ago

Boo Hoo    

Howard and Virgie are one in the same to me. I believe that the only reason Howard is cooperating with Birkhead now is because he knew that not only was he going to lose the custody battle once Larry was revealed as the biological father, but that it would also make him look like a bigger a-hole than he already has (If thats possible). The court of public opinion is essential to him now, ecspecially with Daniel's Inquest coming up and he will also need public support in his upcoming civil lawsuits where jurors are major players in both of these matters. I also think Howard's latest scheme is working to some degree. The tune of the media and Larry's attornies are already changing, some as going as far as to calling Howard a gentleman for conceding gratefully and for cooperating with Larry. To me it is still a snow job!!

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virgie please don't make it bad for yourself . The few people defending you will change their minds .It is giving them the impression that you are in it for the money. How do you know that you are going to outlive Larry . Don't allow $ signs to be the forefront of this battle. Remember you are not the only grandmother,Larry's mother is also the grandmother.

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This is NUTS!

Virgie is in her late fifties and does not take care of herself physically. She has already had a brain aneurysm, if Rita Cosby can be believed.

Usually, a younger person is named in a will - - someone young enough to raise the child. Surely, Larry would choose his sister! Or maybe he will be married at some point and the wife would adopt Dannielynn.

I KNEW it was Virgie who was the fly in the ointment!

Larry should NOT have to plan Dannielynn's life away at this time.

(I'm sure we can thank Ron Rale for imparting this information to his new BFF, Harvey Levin)

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