STERN TESTIFIES IN COURT OVER ANNA'S BODY
Howard K. Stern testified at a hearing to determine who will get control of the late Anna Nicole Smith's body on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. courtroom. Also on hand was Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, who claims he is the father of Anna's baby, Dannielynn Hope. However, Stern is listed as the baby's father on her birth certificate and he claims paternity.
Anna Nicole's mother, Virgie Arthur, was also in court. Arthur — who embraced Birkhead before the hearing — hopes to gain control of Smith's body so that she may bury her daughter in Texas. Stern wants Anna buried in the Bahamas where her late son Daniel is laid to rest.
MNeanwhile, Howard K. Stern was served with a subpoena by lawyers for Larry Birkhead during a lunchtime break at the Florida hearing. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that the coroner in Florida must allow Birkhead's experts to perform DNA tests on samples that were already taken from Smith's body to determine paternity of Dannielynn.
Birkhead's attorney filed papers asking asking the judge to order Howard K. Stern to submit Danielynn's DNA. A hearing on the matter is set for next month. Stay tuned for more details!
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