Larry Birkhead keeps Anna Nicole Smith saga alive with $1M deal
The secret is out as to why NBC has taken the lead in the Anna Nicole Smith on television. Page Six is reporting that NBC made a million dollar deal with Larry Birkhead giving them exclusive rights on his version of the Anna Nicole Smith story.
While Anna Nicole was alive, the lines were drawn. Smith and her companion Howard K. Stern made a few million bucks off of The Insider and Entertainment Tonight, while her ex-boyfriend was telling his story to NBC's Access Hollywood for a few bucks himself.
Now, shows like Access Hollywood and Today are beating the pack when it comes to Anna Nicole Smith, Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead news as Birkhead has earned $1 million for keeping them informed.
The New York Post confirmed their story with a Bravo exec: "NBC Universal has an exclusive contract with Larry Birkhead and we don't discuss the terms of our deals."
The Post also reports that the deal is nearing its end with one last she-bang as Birkhead brings Dannielynn home to California.
"They'll be on board a Bravo-funded plane along with Howard K. Stern and the network is planning some kind of big interview," our insider says.
This isn't the first scoop NBC-Universal has gotten. Access Hollywood was the first with a copy of the Dannielynn's newly-issued birth certificate. Last month, Birkhead showed off a tattoo he has of the late blond bombshell just above his jean line for the TV tabloid news program.