Birkhead is Dannielynn’s daddy! 

At long last, the mystery surrounding the paternity of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, has been solved.

In a court hearing in the Bahamas on Tuesday afternoon, a DNA expert revealed that there is a 99.99 percent certainty that the late model’s ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead fathered the child.

"I told you so," a jubilant Birkhead reportedly crowed on the court steps.

Howard K. Stern, the former lawyer and partner of Anna who was named as Dannielynn’s father on her birth certificate, took the news in stride — even hugging Larry outside the courthouse, reports Web site TMZ.com.

"I am obviously very disappointed," Stern admitted, but promised, "I am not going to fight Larry Birkhead for custody. I will do everything I can to make sure he gets sole custody."

But long-suffering Larry may still face a challenge for custody of the child. A lawyer for Virgie Arthur, Anna’s mother, suggested she will seek dual guardianship with her granddaughter’s father, according to TMZ. Arthur herself says she "looks forward to working" with Birkhead. Stay tuned: This ain’t over!

Scarlett’s weekend with Ryan Reynolds

(Getty images)

Scarlett Johansson at the Grammy Awards.

As Scoop! has reported, Scarlett Johansson recently insisted to Seventeen magazine that she’s single and not looking for a guy. But it sure seems like she’s getting close to actor Ryan Reynolds. The duo spent a whirlwind Easter weekend partying together in NYC.

First, they were sighted at midtown lounge Azza on Friday, the New York Daily News reports. After arriving with pals, the spy told the paper, "they moved to a private lounge, where they seemed very lovey-dovey."

Then, Saturday night, the toothsome twosome reportedly hit restaurant Odeon. A source dished to People, "They were definitely holding hands. They were a cute couple!"

And finally, the magazine’s Web site reports, Scarlett and her new beau enjoyed Easter Sunday lunch at the Carlyle Hotel with a gang of friends. Three days, three dates — sounds serious!

Ironically, Ryan, who recently broke off a long engagement to rocker Alanis Morissette, has also lately been linked with none other than his "Blade: Trinity" co-star Jessica Biel … ScarJo’s rumored rival for Justin Timberlake’s affection. Oh, the tangled web celebs weave!

Solo Singer

She won the hearts of millions on "American Idol," but Carrie Underwood hasn’t yet found true love. The country singer confesses to Cosmopolitan that it’s hard to meet someone special since she’s "horrible around guys."

But surely being a superstar makes it just a wee bit easier?

"Guys who would never look at me twice before might ask me out now, so I guess I have better opportunities," Carrie concedes. "But when I do meet a guy, there’s this ‘Does he just want his picture in a magazine?’ factor."

"I’m not saying I want to get married tomorrow," adds the 24-year-old, "but I’d like to have someone other than my mom to call when I have good news."

Kim: Forget Paris?

Paris Hilton seems to go through female friends almost as fast as boyfriends. She famously froze out, then reunited with, her "Simple Life" co-star Nicole Richie, and her BFF-ship with Britney Spears lasted about as long as it takes to say, "Put on some underwear, for God’s sake." Now word is that Paris has split from yet another gal pal: Kim Kardashian.

The D-list-and-rapidly-climbing socialite (perhaps best known for her Ray J. sex tape scandal) has allegedly parted ways with Paris due to competition over their social standing, reports MSNBC — which cites as Exhibit A the fact that Paris blew off her pal’s Vegas birthday bash Friday. According to the network’s Web site, the spotlight-loving heirhead is jealous that Kim appears to be stealing her scene-queen crown — even being dubbed the "New Paris."

But the feeling is reportedly mutual; sources say Kim is over being overshadowed by Paris.

Who can blame her? The only thing lamer than being famous for no reason is being famous for being friends with someone who’s famous for no reason.

Tom’s Travels

Tom Brady has been tabloid fodder lately for cavorting with new girlfriend Gisele Bundchen while ex Bridget Moynahan is pregnant. But now the New England Patriots’ quarterback is making headlines for something more meaningful.

The San Mateo native recently returned from a trip to Africa organized by humanitarian groups DATA and One.org, which he called an "eye-opener" about AIDS and poverty on the continent. After eight days visiting local sites such as schools and clinics in Ghana and Uganda, Tom declares, "I saw the best and brightest of the human spirit in the face of incredible poverty that most of us just can’t comprehend."

And the dad-to-be returned with an inspiring message: "I’ve learned that we as Americans, living in the greatest country in the world, can save innocent lives ravaged by AIDS with something as small as a 25-cent pill. When you see what can be done, it’s impossible to not be driven to do more — the needs are still overwhelming."

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Bust

"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis was arrested Tuesday in Florida for criminal contempt — no, not toward women. The Spielberg of ogling had been ordered by a judge to surrender on contempt charges — stemming from a sexual victimization lawsuit by women he filmed for the sleazy series — but allegedly missed the deadline. Somehow, we’re not sorry he’s off the streets.

Five quick takes

- Salma Hayek has partnered with MGM to create Latin-oriented production company Ventanazul.

- "Scrubs" star John McGinley wed yoga instructor Nichole Kessler on Saturday at their Malibu home.

- Sharon Osbourne is reportedly being courted to replace "America’s Got Talent" judge Brandy.

- Married rockers Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley purchased the mansion seen on "Meet the Barkers."

- Thursday, Lindsay Lohan will host the opening of a NYC "fashion bar" called Runway.

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer who has a celebrity astrology blog at www.celebastroblogy.com.

Can't get enough celebrity news? Visit our exclusive Kitty Raymond page.

About The Author

Kitty Raymond

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of Entertainment, Scoop!

More by Kitty Raymond

Latest in Gossip

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Videos

Most Popular Stories

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation