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Cosby Show Actress Reveals Pregnancy, Is Dumped by Hubby

Ed Hartwell wants a paternity test

(Newser) - On July 17, Keshia Knight Pulliam posted on Instagram that she and, presumably, husband Ed Hartwell were expecting a baby. "Surprise!!! We have a new addition coming soon," the Cosby Show actress wrote. "Tune into [ podcast ] #KandidlyKeshia this week for the details!!" But on... More »

Source: DNA Shows Inmate Isn't Prince's Son

He claimed he was entitled to $300 million estate

(Newser) - DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, a source who has seen a sealed document in the case tells the AP . The finding means that Carlin Q. Williams is not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million. TMZ , citing unnamed sources... More »

Dad Learns That Unborn Twin 'Fathered' His Son

Parents were concerned when son had a different blood type

(Newser) - Sorry sir, you're not the father of your newborn child—your unborn brother is. So a 34-year-old man was told in the only known case of a paternity test being tricked by a so-called "human chimera," the Independent reports. It began when a US couple learned that... More »

Odd Paternity Case: Twins With Different Fathers

It's an uncommon case of superfecundation

(Newser) - In just the third such court case in the country, a New Jersey judge has ruled a man is father to one twin while another man is father to the other. The children's mother named a man, identified as "AS," as the father of her twin girls,... More »

Man Finds Letter Wife Hid, Discovers Long-Lost Son

81-year-old says he doesn't know why his deceased wife kept letter a secret

(Newser) - An elderly man who's wanted kids his whole life just learned that he's had one—for 61 years. Tony Trapani and his wife tried for years to have their own children, and when he was cleaning out her filing cabinets after her recent death, he discovered a bombshell... More »

Genetic Test Results: 1 Half-Brother, 1 Divorce

Biologist cautions that surprise revelations can destroy families

(Newser) - As a biologist, George Doe got seriously geeked out about the idea of having his own genome read. So much so that he bought kits from a company called 23andMe for his parents, too. The upside is that they learned all kinds of details about their family ancestry and health... More »

Politician's 'Secret Daughter' Is ... Not Related to Him

Steve Cohen is not a dad

(Newser) - You probably didn't think the story of a congressman tweeting "I love you" to a 24-year-old who turned out to be his secret daughter could get any weirder. But you were wrong. It turns out Victoria Brink is not actually related to Democrat Steve Cohen, period. CNN had... More »

DNA Confirms: Castro Is Captive Child's Father

Cleveland suspect, Amanda Berry are Jocelyn's parents

(Newser) - DNA tests have confirmed the obvious: Ariel Castro is the father of the girl that captive Amanda Berry had about six years ago, reports the AP . Among the horrific details that have emerged from police is this one: Castro forced Michelle Knight to deliver Berry's baby in a kiddie... More »

Justin Bieber Paternity Case Refuses to Die

Mariah Yeater's attorney never got paternity test results, he says

(Newser) - We all laugh-barfed when Mariah Yeater claimed she conceived a son during a backstage rendezvous with then-16-year-old Justin Bieber in 2010, and breathed a sigh of relief when her paternity suit against him seemed to go away quietly . But that, apparently, was wishful thinking: Yeater's lawyer tells the New ... More »

'Who's Your Daddy' Truck Sells DNA Tests on Road

New York City vehicle sees 'constant drama'

(Newser) - A truck has hit the streets of New York selling DNA tests to passersby. The "Who's Your Daddy" truck caters mostly to men who aren't sure their children are their own, CBS News reports. "They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk to us,... More »

If Bieber Is the Dad, Babymama Could Face Jail Time

But Mariah Yeater's lawyers blow off statutory rape worries

(Newser) - The 20-year-old California woman claiming to be Justin Bieber's babymama could be investigated for having sex with the underage singer. Mariah Yeater has filed a paternity suit against the boy crooner, claiming he had sex with her backstage last year at an LA concert when he was just 16.... More »

'Credible Evidence' Biebs Fathered Baby: Lawyers

And if that's not enough to ruin your breakfast, we're not sure what will

(Newser) - The icky, icky Justin-Bieber-is-a-babydaddy allegations live on: Lawyers for alleged babymama Mariah Yeater insist there is “credible evidence” that her child was fathered by the then-16-year-old (a claim that ironically opens 20-year-old Yeater up to statutory rape charges). Yeater's paternity suit apparently alleges that the backstage encounter only... More »

Justin Bieber Hit With Paternity Lawsuit

California fan claims she conceived backstage with singer

(Newser) - The Biebs recently said he wants to be a dad , and that might already be the case. A woman who boasts of a backstage quickie with Justin Bieber has filed a paternity suit against the singer. Californian Mariah Yeater, 20, claims that she and Bieber, then a jailbait 16, had... More »

Casey Anthony Defense Casts Doubt on DNA Evidence

Forensics technician contaminated duct tape found with Caylee

(Newser) - The duct tape found on Caylee Anthony's body didn't bear her DNA or her mother's, an FBI technician testified today—it actually matched a forensics examiner who had accidentally contaminated it. Thus began Casey Anthony's defense, the AP reports. Anthony attorney Jose Baez called on FBI... More »

Man to LeBron: I'm Your Daddy, Now Pay Up

Lawsuit claims James and his mom tampered with paternity tests

(Newser) - LeBron James is being sued by a man who claims to be his biological father. Leicester Bryce Stovell, a Princeton grad and lawyer, is suing the basketball phenom and his mother for fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation, alleging they tampered with the results of a paternity test in 2007. He... More »

Iceland Exhumes Bobby Fischer in Paternity Claim

DNA will settle woman's claim he fathered 9-year-old Jinky Young

(Newser) - Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines. A police commissioner said Fischer's corpse was dug up "in a professional and dignified way and according to law. The privacy of... More »

Iceland to Dig Up Bobby Fischer's Body

Court orders it exhumed for DNA testing

(Newser) - Iceland’s Supreme Court has ordered Bobby Fischer’s body exhumed for DNA testing that could help resolve the stalemate over the weird chess legend’s estate. The testing should determine whether he was really the father of Jinky Young, a 9-year-old Philippines girl, whose mother has laid claim to... More »

Sperm Donors Lose Anonymity to DNA Tests

Mothers increasingly able to track down kids' biological fathers

(Newser) - The overwhelming majority of men who donate sperm choose to do so anonymously, but DNA testing is making that decision increasingly meaningless. These days it takes only a little bit of sleuthing for a mother to find her child’s biological father, Slate reports, telling the story of one mother... More »

John Edwards Wanted Paternity Test Faked: Aide

Andrew Young says boss wanted used diaper; Edwardses have separated

(Newser) - Former John Edwards aide and fake babydaddy Andrew Young is dishing on the specifics of the foiled ruse, including a seamy attempt to fake a paternity test. Young’s ABC News interview, set to air next week, is widely seen as the impetus for Edwards’ acknowledgment today that he is... More »

Jude Law Wants Paternity Test for Lovechild

After fling with Samantha Burke, Law isn't convinced baby Sophia is his

(Newser) - Don’t roll out the Father of the Year award for Jude Law just yet. The alleged babydaddy has yet to meet Samantha Burke’s daughter Sophia because he’s waiting on a DNA test to prove he’s the father—though he did pay for the birth. “It... More »

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