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Birkhead to Rita - You're Gonna Pay!

9/5/2007 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Larry Birkhead is planning to sue Rita Cosby over her salacious new book -- and he says it's going to be "one of the most expensive lawsuit settlements in book publishing history."

Birkhead told the AP that he intends to bring the hammer down on Cosby, her sources, and Grand Central Publishing over what he calls a work of "pure fiction," as he told TMZ's Harvey Levin last night on CNN's "Larry King Live." "It's totally false and defamatory," said Birkhead. "She never once tried to contact me or Howard to see if any of these things were true."

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46.

Greedy Lawyers Suck    

I hope the whole world once and for all sees the truth! MOMMIE DEAREST is called that for a reason by her own daughter......

Johnny O'q thief is called that for a reason......

IT WILL BE WONDERFUL FOR Dannielynn and Larry to make millions for going after Johnny O and MOMMIE DEAREST......

2522 days ago
47.

chapter one from Rita's book    

Get out of the lime light Larry

You are protesting too much about all this gossip
and it is gonna backfire

2522 days ago
48.

Jill    

Both Rita's lawyers and OK magazine need to subpoena the confidentiality agreement Jerkhead signed with Stern, that Jerkhead broke, and even wrote in the margins if he ever broke it, which he did, he would pay Anna 10 million, to show this man's credibility and willingness to renege on a legally binding deal.

2522 days ago
49.

chapter one from Rita's book    

Howard black mailed him with the same video--
Ignore them Larry
or better still get away from Ron rales, Howie and the whole circus

2522 days ago
50.

Candyblackmail    

Not sure why Nicole is being coy about who she was engaged too - it's pretty common knowledge that it was Lenny Kravitz.

2522 days ago
51.

Jill    

www.etonline.com

The "AGREEMENT NOT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE MEDIA" consent form obtained by ET contains what appears to be a signature and the initials of one Larry Birkhead, and includes a handwritten addendum that states, "If I breach this agreement then I will pay a liquidated damages sum of ten million dollars, and any money received would revert back to Anna Nicole Smith as damages from any breach."

2522 days ago
52.

Larry is a good guy!!    

As for wat Thank you Rita posted. Of course jerks will be coming out of the woodwork to claim they had sex with LArry for their ten minutes of fame. Look what happened when Anna died. How many idiots tried to say they were the daddy to be on t.v. If there is a tape then lets see it! Larry is not sueing only for money its for the principle. Most of those idiots are broke anyways. Thats why ll the lies are being spead, in hope of making a few bucks!!

2522 days ago
53.

TB    

Owen Wilson does not need hippy dippy Kate Hudson in his life, he obviously cared about her and she made sure that pics of herself and Dax were in the Star - what a gal! Stay away from him - it's too late for your fake show of sympathy.

2522 days ago
54.

Dramainthebahamas    

Why was Ron Rale there with Birkhead

http://ojtnews.blogspot.com

2522 days ago
55.

Janis    

Hey, 39, thanks for saying what I wanted to say re. Hudson/Owen. She's in a bind, because people would say she was callous for not contacting him. But woman, please stay away. You have done enough.

I'm not just saying this after the fact -- I actually called Owen's decline when he got together with Kate Hudson. There was the whole adultery/rebound thing, which seemed out of character for him, and then they seemed to be a total mismatch.

Despite his bad choices lately, Wilson is talented, intelligent, even sensitive. And Hudson is so....not. Yes, looking back, Owen was an obvious druggy (see The Royal Tenenbaums), but this doomed/dumb love affair pushed him over the edge.

When I think of the scene in RT when Luke's character tries to kill himself, I get chills. I'm sure now that Owen wrote it.

2522 days ago
56.

Joe C    

Owen's family and good friends don't want that disloyal skank anywhere near him. Didn't she hook up with Owen while still married to the her ex-husband? Not to mention she ditched Owen, instead of trying to help the guy. He can do much better than that sack.

2522 days ago
57.

hurl    

50. www.etonline.com

The "AGREEMENT NOT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE MEDIA" consent form obtained by ET contains what appears to be a signature and the initials of one Larry Birkhead, and includes a handwritten addendum that states, "If I breach this agreement then I will pay a liquidated damages sum of ten million dollars, and any money received would revert back to Anna Nicole Smith as damages from any breach."



Posted at 11:08AM on Sep 5th 2007 by opi


Didn't you watch the hearings? This was all brought up. I would breach a contract to be able to see my daughter who was being kept from me.

2522 days ago
58.

Jill    

LOL Ben. Have you ever heard of the journalists shield law? YOU NEVER REVEAL YOUR SOURCES. A polygraph is INADMISSIBLE everywhere.

2522 days ago
59.

Ummmhmmm    

If theres a tape of Larry and Howard ,Rita should put up or shut up .Larry Birkhead ,up to this point has been the most truthful and level headed of them all .If there was a tape ,Im sure he'd not be making a spectacle of himself .

2522 days ago
60.

Jill    

Jerkhead didn't have to breach the agreement to get his daughter back. Stern could have held Jerk to the 10 million in the LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT HE SIGNED.

He also reneged on his deal with OK magazine, pimping his kid in another cover story for US magazine.

2522 days ago
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