Larry Birkhead: Howard K. Stern WILL Submit to DNA Test

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Now that Anna Nicole Smith is resting peacefully, it looks as though her daugher may finally do so in the arms of her real father.

After all, a smiling Larry Birkhead emerged from Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier today, where he asked a judge to make Howard K. Stern come to California and submit to DNA testing to determine exactly who Dannielynn Hope's papa truly is.

Larry and Dannielynn

Birkhead's lawyer, Debra Opri, said she was confident that Stern would be made to come to California, and she also said that Stern "can't hide behind a fake birth certificate" and that his "feet will be held to the fire."

Ron Rale, Stern's attorney, spoke just after Opri, and revealed that Stern, Birkhead, and South Carolina businessman Ford Shelley met privately in his hotel room (without him) but said that no deal resulted.

And Rale clarified that no deal has been made to exchange paternity for part of Dannielynn's future inheritance, saying that Birkhead isn't even named in the will.

Birkhead, for his part, said, "I'm just doing what I have to do for my daughter," and that for him, holding Dannielynn in the Bahamas "was like being in the delivery room."

In the end, Larry is obviously the father. This fact is more apparent to us than how popular Jason Wahler will be in the prison shower.

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Larry Birkhead Quotes

She has a boyfriend. Count from Seasame Street.

Larry Birkhead [on his daughter]

I think about life in a different way. I had kidney stones and was in the hospital for a week in July. I was freaking out thinking, If something happens to me, Dannielynn is by herself. I'm all this little one has left.

Larry Birkhead