A few more notable updates have taken place in the Anna Nicole Smith saga over the past couple of days.
First of all, Anna's estranged mother, Vergie Arthur, wants custody of baby Danielynn in the event of Larry Birkhead's death. These demands and other joint custody issues are delaying Birkhead from gaining custody of his daughter.
With another chapter in the Anna Nicole Smith saga now closed, the results of the DNA paternity test have confirmed that Larry Birkhead, an entertainment photojournalist, is the biological father of baby Dannielynn. The seven-month-old girl has been at the center of a bitter paternity dispute since she was born in the Bahamas last September.
The closed session at a Bahamian court was attended by both Birkhead, and Anna Nicole's lawyer-turned-partner, Howard K. Stern, whose name appears on the birth certificate of Dannielynn.
A judge in the Bahamas is close to resolving a legal issue that has prevented the progress in Daniel Smith’s death investigation. The judge told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the inquest should resume soon.
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez said he expects to rule in a closed session today (Thursday) on a motion filed by the estate of the former Playboy Playmate. The undisclosed issue prompted a delay in picking a jury for the inquest into the Sept. 10 death of Daniel Smith.
A judge has finally released the anxiously awaited autopsy results of Anna Nicole Smith. An accidental drug overdose caused the sudden death of the former Playboy Playmate, Florida officials told reporters.
Anna Nicole was found dead at a Florida casino-hotel on February 8, triggering numerous bitter legal feuds over her remains, burial, and the custody of her 6-month-old daughter, Dannielynn.
Two diaries containing Anna Nicole Smith's private thoughts on "sex, partying and her dead cat" have been sold to the highest bidder for more than $500,000, an auction house official said.
According to AP reports, "the buyer of both diaries, who wished to remain anonymous, was a German businessman who planned to sell the information in the diary to various media outlets and then probably will resell them by the end of the year," said Thomas Riccio of Universal Rarities, the auction house that handled the sale.
Anna Nicole Smith’s quasi-husband, Howard K. Stern, may soon be homeless if real estate guru G. Ben Thompson decides so. Thompson explained to Access Hollywood. "We know that Howard K. Stern cannot pass [the DNA test] in any way that would suggest he is the father of that particular child," speaking of Dannielyn Marshall Smith.
Update: According to the latest reports from TMZ and MSNBC, Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn "were both at a Bahamas doctor's office at 9 this morning and had samples taken. Howard K. Stern's DNA was not taken because by law there is a presumption that he's the father since he's listed as such on the birth certificate."