Larry Birkhead Gets Rich, Dannielynn Gets New Name

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Larry Birkhead is smiling a lot these days.

Sure, it may be because Dannielynn is finally his for the taking. But the reported $1 Birkhead received from NBC in exchange for all the scoops he's been giving the network during the saga can't hurt, either.

An insider tells the New York Post gossip column that the network's parent company, NBC Universal, made a deal with Dannielynn's biological father shortly after the Anna Nicole Smith funeral - and that's why the photographer has been giving exclusives to the network's Today show and Access Hollywood programs and its Bravo channel.

 A rep for Bravo confirmed to Page Six: "NBC Universal has an exclusive contract with Larry Birkhead and we don't discuss the terms of our deals."

Birkhead and his lawyer, Debra Opri were spotted several times on the network, while Access Hollywood was the first to report it when these two parted ways.

It's the sort of inside knowledge that Britney Spears will reportedly deliver to fans in a new book.

After the Bahamian court ruled that Birkhead was the biological father of Smith's baby, he immediately went on the Today show to describe his joy, gushing, "Yesterday was just a great day for me and Dannielynn."

Meanwhile, the tyke will need to get used to a new name. She's officially been christened Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead.

It's not as drastic a moniker change as the one Jayden James had to go through (anyone remember Sutton Pierce Federline?), but it's something.

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