Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn to get reality show on E! in 2009

Larry Birkhead isn’t just moving, as we reported last week; on Friday it was also mentioned that he’s also getting his own reality show on E! Honestly given Larry’s history with Anna Nicole and her show, plus his M-list celebrity status, it makes a lot of sense. He’s constantly inviting tabloids into his life, so why not have a bunch of video cameras hanging around every day?

Birkhead will be showing off his parenting skills in a new reality show, to air on E! in 2009. He says Tori Spelling (who starred in the Oxygen reality series Inn Love with husband Dean McDermott) convinced him to do the show, telling him: “Dean and I will support you. Why not? Your life is out there anyway,” he explains.

Birkhead figures it was only a matter of time before he ended up on TV. “My life in the last couple of years has been a reality show,” Birkhead tells ET. “There’s been so many things out there that are not true, and there are so many things that I’ve taken a lot of beatings for and I haven’t set the record straight; nobody knows the true reality of how I live and what I go through,” he adds.

The series will follow the single dad as he runs a business of Smith’s, home-schools his 18-year-old nephew Justin (who lives with Birkhead following his father’s death) and raises Dannielynn. “I’m changing diapers one minute, going to a basketball court the next, going to a concert – here, there, you know, stores – so it’s tough,” Birkhead says.

But Dannielynn is unaware of any hardship. “The thing I’m most proud of is she doesn’t know what’s going on; she’s just happy and worries about her toys and we just have the best time. The time is really about bouncing back and being happy and taking advantage of all the things we have, and not forgetting what we don’t have – but also just going forward,” he adds.

[From Us Weekly]

It must be weird being Birkhead’s nephew. You’re living with this photographer and Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter in Anna’s house surrounded by cameras and 30 foot high birthday cake-shaped hot air balloons. I don’t imagine the cake balloon is there every day, but just knowing it might make an appearance in your life has got to be disturbing.

Sadly I’d probably be willing to give this show a viewing or two. Larry keeps talking about eventually moving somewhere quiet to raise Dannielynn, but it just doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen. Clearly he’s enamored with his own fame. All you can do is just hope he’s got a lot of help and support and will try to keep things in perspective for Dannielynn.

Here’s Larry at the special screening of SAW V in Los Angeles and at Coco DeVille later that night on October 21st. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. aleach says:

    wow why does this not surprise me at all?

  2. Alecto says:

    Geez. When’s he gonna disappear?

  3. SeVen says:

    When i start to care, you guys will be the first ones to know

  4. adleisia says:

    Oh good. The Insider now has four whole weeks of programming to plug the show.

  5. devilgirl says:

    Do we care about his life as a single parent? What makes him more special than the thousands of other single parent homes out there? Reality tv is getting lower by the minute.

  6. Ron says:


  7. prissa says:

    Now THIS is truly child pimping. I mean, at least Tom Cruise and Katie are actually ACTORS. If it weren’t for Danielynn this chump would’ve slid into obscurity a LONG time ago. Poor child. Why can’t he just let her grow up NORMALly? I mean, she’ll have enough to deal with once she begins to understand her mother’s life story (the infamous clown video, WTF was THAT??) but to be purposely thrust into the limelite at such a young age. Truly sad….. 😥

  8. Anne says:

    I hope this trend of exploiting one’s children is over soon. This man’s only claim to fame is his toddler and her almost fortune. Can he be more of a douchebag????? 😡

  9. Jinxy says:

    No wonder ANS didn’t want this parasite anywhere near this child, he’s raising her to by his paycheck. What a lousy, cheesy, rotten person he is. Poor kid, when nobody cares about this kid is he going to start selling her kidney’s to make a buck. He should never have gotten custody of her.

    E! Network is no better, I’ve totally written them off. Why not just get a gun and shoot the kid, they are contributing to destroying her life. Along with her pimp, err Daddy.

  10. WTF?!?! says:


  11. Sunnyjyl says:

    Noooooooo! This is wrong for so many reasons. One of those reasons is that I am a reality show junkie. I DO NOT want to compromise my morals any more than I already have with Girls Next Door, and It’s Complicated. Pure trash. But, Dannilynne would be pure exploitation. “Don’t watch, Sunny, Don’t watch” 🙁

  12. cara says:

    Yeah…..this is exactly what Dannilyn needs!! ANS 2.0

  13. Sunnyjyl says:


  14. SixxKitty says:

    I thought it was fifteen minutes of fame… who’s clock are we running by?

  15. Myaabb says:

    Just wrong! 🙄

  16. whatevs says:

    That poor baby. Why would we need to see this nobody and his parenting skills? Oh, that’s right. We don’t. I give it a 6 episode run.

  17. Lauri says:

    This poor baby has been through enough, and will have so much to deal with when she is older and finds out just what her mother was like. Putting her on a reality show can only cause more damage.

    Can’t CPS stop this? I mean, shouldn’t she be protected, not exploited?

    I have never written/emailed a TV station before, but I might this time. This is just so wrong. Not that I expect it will do much good.

  18. gg says:

    The dumbass is now officially turning his daughter into the mess that was ANS. For shame.

    Not to mention, this guy just looks creepy to me. His face is off. I saw old photos of him, pre-cosmetic surgery, and he had quite the schnozz. And frankly, it made his face look more balanced. Now, the nose is too small and makes his mouth look freaky.

  19. Anaïs says:

    I really hope i will not do this to his daughter!!!!!

  20. Ally says:

    Birkhead is lazy, greedy loser.Dannielynn is his only source of income, cash cow.He exploits a motherless child.She needs normal childhood, not a freak show or circus.It’ Anna Nicole and Daniel all over again.I feel sorry for Dannielynn she deserves something much better!!

  21. Dakota says:

    I feel am so sad about Anna Nicole Smith daughter being involved in this TV show. Dean and Tori are so dumb mules. Feeding off the TV network and exposing children in the mix. I know Larry wouldn’t take his daughter some were peaceful. Away from the craziness that ended Anna Nicole life. 😈 Larry is only known from Anna Nicole. Pimping his daughter and Anna Nicole Smith memory out is very sick! 👿 As low as other TV stars like Charlie Sheen ex wife. At least Pam Anderson block her children faces out. (I saw it twice) Even when Pam Anderson has made other bad choices in her life! 😕 I think Larry loves whole fame over what is best for his daughter and family! 😐

  22. Nomi says:

    I am glad he and Dannielynn are getting a show. I look forward to seeing the adorable little girl as she grows up. Nice going, Larry. Wishe you both success. :mrgreen: