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Matt Leinart --

'Acting' Like a Good Dad Should?

7/26/2007 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL stud Matt Leinart has scored himself another high profile job -- but TMZ has learned the pretty boy QB is busting his ass to make sure his new Hollywood gig doesn't interfere with his daddy duties.

A spy on the L.A. set of a new Adam Sandler project has confirmed that Leinart landed an acting role in the untitled flick, featuring "Scary Movie" star Anna Faris. While sources claim Leinart is serious about the part, we're told that he's only shooting on days he's not scheduled to visit his 9-month-old son with baby mama Brynn Cameron, and when he's free from any football obligations with the Arizona Cardinals. But according to Brynn, Leinart's "Hollywood stuff" is taking his focus away from being a good parent, as she complained to the Ventura County Star, "It's kind of hard for me as the mom ... he comes and goes whenever he wants."

When contacted by TMZ, Leinart's rep wouldn't talk about the movie, but assured the Cardinal faithful that "Matt is focused right now on his way to training camp. He has a job to do with the Arizona Cardinals. That's all we have to say about that."

As TMZ first reported, Leinart is embroiled in a nasty legal battle with his Cameron, who is asking for more than $30K a month in child support from the $50 million-contract jock.

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31.

NO NO NO    

This is why people should not have children so young, especially if you're not married. It can work but both people have to be really mature. I understand her frustration, but she has to understand it will NEVER be 50/50. He is too young and wants to have fun. Unfortunately she is the one who has to stay home with the baby.

Let this be a lesson to anyone thinking about having a baby before you are 25 and un-married.

2582 days ago
32.

Patti    

Holy crap, can TMZ get any more boring than today?

2582 days ago
33.

YAWN    

Hmmmm... let's see - She wants 30K a month in child support (lucky kid!) but doesn't want him to be out earning it. Makes perfect sense to me.

Maybe he should quit the Cardinals and get a job at the local Taco Bell so he can see the kid every day. That's what Dr. Laura would say to do. Oh wait, there is that thing about the 30K a month that she wants. Unless she can prove that it all goes to the kid, do 5K a month as child support and anything else as alimony and have her pay the taxes on it. It sounds as if he is considering his schedule with his son as much as he can. Why doesn't she move to coincide with his working conditions if that is so important to her - wait, that involves selflessness...

2582 days ago
34.

Cam    

""28. What he is paying is not excessive. Shild support is based on salary. For one child you get a certian percentege of the father's salary. He is worth millions. She should be allowed that much.
Posted at 4:45PM on Jul 26th 2007 by Lynn"""
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Gee Lynn #28, don't you mean that the CHILD should be allowed that much? Freudian slip there? Oh Please, basing child support on the fathers incom is ridiculous. So if Bill gates gets somebody pregnant that woman is going to get 5 million dollars a month? Come on. This is ridiculous. If she can't function on the $20,000 or so per month she's getting now then she obviously is incapable of caring for the child and the father should get full custody. She is asking for $360,000 per year in Child support. Oh and by the way, Child Support is TAX FREE, so in reality she would be getting the equivilent of around $600,000 per year! This is more than Most Surgeons, High Powered Attorney's etc.... make. Tell me again just what she's done to deserve this? I think the father should really mess with her, and tell the press he'd agree to $40,000 per year if it all went into a trust for the child and she could only use money from there on purchases FOR the child. I'm sure she sould shut up in a second.

2582 days ago
35.

Barb    

The last I heard abortion was legal or are so called "baby mamas" really that desperate and stupid?

2582 days ago
36.

m    

MONEY HUNGRY BIACH!
BE GLAD THAT HE PAYS THE 24K THAT YOU PROBABLY SPEND ON B/S FOR YOUR SELF AND BE GLAD THAT HE SEE'S YOUR SON WHEN HE CAN. SOME DADS DON'T EVEN DO THAT. AND NOW YOU WANT MORE, GUESS WHAT MATT SHOULD DO IS TAKE YOUR ASS TO COURT AND GET FULL CUSTODY, DO YOU THINK YOU COULD PAY HIM ANYTHING CLOSE TO 24K A MONTH.
NOT BIACH

2582 days ago
37.

luvmyredhead    

Brynn needs to "Mommy up" or shut up one. So what if Matt isn't there all of the time. She should still be the best mother that she can be to their baby. To hell with the daddy, he is the one that is missing out on the baby's most pericous moments. As far as the childsupport, there should be a formula that the state goes by. When it comes to men and their money, (most men, not all of them) have a problem letting go of the dough!

2582 days ago
38.

nancy kerz    

What did the mom have before, that she thinks a baby should milk away the money. We all know the only reason she got the kid was to exploit and make money. She should get baby fare based on her financial status and if that is enough, then a supplemental more.

SYMPATHY TO GO TO THE CHILD THAT HAS SUCH A MUTHA.

Good grief, can't she make it on her own. What does she do for a living.

2582 days ago
39.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

You know, I could care less about Matt Leinhart or Eddie Murphy.

I am a woman.

It takes two to tangle, but unless you are married or living together, or have it in writing, DO NOT GET PREGNANT. It is that simple... oh, but getting pregnant is the oldest attempt in the world to get that man or try to...only thing is, your child suffers.
Matt does not want Brynn. He has a child with her. He is paying CHILD SUPPORT. He DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY EX-GIRLFRIEND SUPPORT. Bryn, get a job. Matt is looking at ways with his career to spend time with his child, not with his ex-girlfriend.
He has or will get a girlfriend. He will get married one day, but not to Bryn. He does not want her. He will work,go to clubs , hang out with the rich and famous,bed some actresses , models, etc, BUT HE DOES NOT WANT BRYN!
Thing is Bryn is going to bi*tch and whine until their son is 18 yrs. Well, only 17 yrs. more to go and time flies.


Eddie Murphy and Mel B. Scary Spice----
Eddie does not want Mel B.Scary Spice. They were together for a short time and she wanted to get pregnant. I fail to believe that if she had told Eddie Murphy of her plans , when he has five kids with his ex wife, and two kids he hda befor emarriage with one or two women, he would have wanted another kid and with Mel B.

This woman has hired Gloria Allfred, WTF for? Eddie is the child's father and will pay support acordingly to what he said. Mel B. must be thinking she should get a few million a year. Sorry ,but she ain't going to be on Hollywood 's A list, and her child will not be in Hollywod recognized as Eddie's kid. It is shameful i nEddie's case that he did not see his other kids out of wedlock and will not see this either. He parades his kids born to Nicole Mitchell all of the time for Hollywood things.

2582 days ago
40.

Shaka    

You all make me sick. Just because this dude is famous and an athlete, he is above the normal responsibilities of being a decent human being? How in the hell is it only her fault that she got pregnant? Pretty sure it still takes two to tango. If he was so worried about it, why didn't he be the responsible one and use protection. Why are you all crucifiying Brynn when Matt is every bit as much to blame as she is? Guess the ole double standard really does exist after all.
She also had a promising career, however, SHE is the one whose life had to change because of the child. You certainly don't see Matt putting his life on hold to be a father.

2582 days ago
41.

Michelle in the OC    

I know what she is talking about when she says it's hard for her when he comes and goes as he pleases...my baby's daddy does the exact same thing...but unfortunatly that's how it goes!!!!! There SHOULD be a set schedule of visitation, no doubt about that!!!!! It messes up a kid in the head when the dad is there one month and not there the next month...they don't understand. And her asking for 30k/month for child support...GIRL IS ON DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Matt is suppose to support his kid...not his kid AND EX GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's not suppose to be paying all her bills too!!!!! Just half of the kid expenses!!!!!!!

2582 days ago
42.

Tara    

It takes two to get pregnant. If she wasn't ready for it, then she should have taken great precautions to prevent it. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find that she deliberately got pregnant in the hopes that they would marry or that he would stand by her. Good for him for not letting her ruin his life.

2582 days ago
43.

mickey lou    

Matt, Stop acting like a Bruin & forget Hollywood! Your child should come first. Hollywood is going to chew you up & spit you out!

2582 days ago
44.

OscarP    

I think Brynn's frustration is that when Matt is asked in interviews about the baby, I know I've seen him do this in some, he acts like he's there all the time and a big part of the baby's life.

The Card's season ended what late December/early January, he didn't have a mini-camp until late April. Not exactly a time consuming job.

I'm a Matt the football player fan and Trojan fan but frankly he's a man-whore!!! He has time to sleep with Hollyweird skanks like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. You see his face showing up in People magazine and such at a lot of Hollywood parties during the off season.
You make a baby, you should make a point of being a part of that baby's life. Just like the young woman in question had a choice, Matt did too. He coulda saved himself a lot of time and money if he'd slipped a little something on before getting intimate.
If I was a rich and famous athlete, and I wanted to enjoy the company of the women who throw themselves at athletes, I'd sure be protecting my a** from child support.

2582 days ago
45.

OscarP    

I'm a guy, I KNOW and GRASP the concept that it takes a man and a woman both to make a baby.

Because there are women out there in the world who will intentionally get pregnant for whatever motivation, guys need to take responsibility to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies and child support.

Matt's not some naive' young guy, I believe he actually even earned his degree, where's the common sense?!?!

2582 days ago
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