Anna Nicole Smith's ex Larry Birkhead accuses her of dyeing baby's hair
In what must be the most headscratching legal story of the year (or at least the month), Anna Nicole Smith‘s ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead is accusing Anna of coloring the hair of her 2 month old daughter Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern black to make it look like she is her "husband" Howard K. Stern‘s child instead of his. Howard has dark brown hair.
Larry’s attorney Debra Opri said on Monday that Larry saw images of Dannielynn with dark hair in snippets of Anna’s Entertainment Tonight‘s exclusive interview, airing tonight on CBS. She said, "It’s horrendous. We are calling our experts right now to see if dyeing an infant’s hair is any way toxic or harmful to a child."
We think this story is ridiculous. How can Larry and his lawyer forget that Anna is no stranger to a bottle of hair dye herself? Her hair is not naturally platinum blonde so it’s altogether possible that Dannielynn has naturally dark hair. Besides, wouldn’t it have been easier to slap a Baby Toupee on her? Besides, maybe it’s just semi-permanent!
Larry has filed two lawsuits. The first demanded that Anna return to California with Dannielynn to submit to DNA tests. The second lawsuit filed in the Bahamas alleges that Anna and Howard have committed fraud and conspiracy.
Meanwhile, Anna was hospitalized for "a slight case of pneumonia" at Doctor’s Hospital, the same hospital where she gave birth to Dannielynn and where her son Daniel died.
Other interesting highlights from the ET interview include:
On the birth: “They thought the baby was going to be too big, and it was going to bust my womb…. So they had to do a caesarean. I had an epidural, but it did not kick in. I felt everything.” Dannielynn ended up only being 6 lbs, 9 oz!
Our correspondent Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE, of About.com’s Pregnancy/Birth section, tells us, "Ultrasound is not an accurate predictor of fetal weight. And yet many women experience births like Anna Nicole’s, being told the baby is "too big" only to give birth to a baby much smaller than predicted. Some new studies indicate that using estimated fetal weight solely to make decisions about mode of birth like induction and scheduled cesarean are not appropriate for most women."
On having more children: “Howard definitely wants more children…Dannielynn’s so beautiful. When…I saw her [for the first time], I saw my son’s face in her.”
Who’s the daddy?: “The bottom line is it’s our child. Please give us the respect and leave us alone. Let us raise our child, and let us be happy.”
On Friday, ET will be showing footage from Anna Nicole’s cesearean section! Wow.
Thanks to CBB Reader Courtney.