Battle for the Body: Stern, Birkhead Arrive In Court
2/20/2007 11:31 AM PT
Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead, the two men who claim to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, are in the Florida courtroom of Judge Larry K. Seidlin right now to determine what will happen to Smith's body. At 9:37 AM, Howard K. Stern entered the courtroom and took a seat just a few feet away from Larry Birkhead. Smith's mother Virgie Arthur is in the courtroom as well, and warmly embraced Birkhead before the beginning of the hearing. Anna Nicole's father Don Hogan also made a surprise appearance in court.
Judge Seidlin addressed Stern and Birkhead and said, "I expected both of you to show."
To watch the hearing unfold live, click here to watch a live feed from Miami affiliate WTVJ.
Update 1:00 p.m. ET: Court has recessed for lunch. The hearing will reconvene at 2:30 p.m. ET.