Birkhead’s Baby Already Starting to Pay His Legal Bills?

Hola crapola. That baby is like the goose that laid golden eggs. Or was it a chicken that did that? What do I know? I get all those nursery rhymes confused. In any case, Larry Birkhead recently posed with baby, Dannielynn, for OK Magazine in an exclusive, sit-down interview and photo shoot to the tune of a whopping $1.7 million.

In the new issue of OK magazine, Larry Birkhead describes what it was like when the DNA tests were read in court, finally revealing that he was Dannielynn’s father. “In court, when they were about to open that envelope, it was like the Academy Awards and they say, ‘And the winner is,’ ” Birkhead says. “You just sit there trembling.”

But did all that money from OK really go to Birkhead? Not quite, says, Marc Malkin at E! News.

OK’s editor-in-chief, Sarah Ivens, who would not say how much was doled out, says the undisclosed payment didn’t go to Birkhead. “All deals private and confidential, but all fees went to a trust fund for the baby,” Ivens wrote in an email to me this afternoon.

I really wish J. were writing this post, because he would have come up with a clever joke about Larry Birkhead’s complicated hairdo by this point, but me–I’ve got nothing. Oh wait, yes, maybe now he can invest in a crimping iron. Ha! OK, I’m done trying.