The question of who fathered Anna Nicole Smith's baby girl Dannielynn has been perhaps the biggest paternity puzzle since some virgin got knocked up around 2000 years ago. Now, as everyone knows, the mystery of Dannielynn's paternity was solved on April 10 when doctors revealed that photographer Larry Birkhead is Dannielynn's dad. But Us, Star, In Touch, and Life & Style all missed the boat on covering the story in their print versions since their issues had closed the night before the announcement. Whoops!
Interestingly, however, People doesn't close until Tuesday night, making them the only celebrity weekly to hit the stands this week with a story on the DNA results. And it's interesting to note that the doctors who performed the DNA results knew that Birkhead was the father back on March 26, but held out on disclosing that information until yesterday afternoon. Could it have been a strategic move to give People a leg up on their competition? A thank you for the $1 million Howard and Anna received for their fake-wedding photos? Or maybe a gesture of gratitude toward TMZ for making Debra Opri look like a money-hungry, bloodsucking lawyer when they published the ridiculous bill she sent to Birkhead? Seeing that People and TMZ are both owned (or partially-owned) by Time Warner, we fully expect the rival weeklies to come out next week with stories on what an irresponsible, uncaring child that homewrecker Dannielynn is. Hey, they did it to Angelina!