Bidding war begins for first photos of Jolie-Pitt twins
As Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hide out in France awaiting the imminent arrival of their twins, reports from New York indicate that a bidding war between top US magazines to secure the first new-arrival photos is in the region of $15 million.
It is rumoured that the record-breaking figure could reach as much as $20 million, such is the determination of big-budget magazines like OK! and its bidding rival People, to bag exclusive rights to the pics of the newborns. Both publications have declined to comment on negotiations for the photographs
The new figure could soon make it as lucrative to give birth as it is to make movies.
Brad and Angelina reportedly plan to give the money to charities they champion, as they did with the proceeds from the first pictures of daughter Shiloh in 2006.
Some insiders suggest that the images won’t fetch as much as $15 million but, whatever the final figure is, it’s sure to beat the current record set earlier this year when Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony sold the US rights for their twins’ pictures to People and the European rights to OK!. The overall package was reportedly worth $7 million.