According to Nice Matin — the hometown newspaper in the Riviera city in the south of France where Angelina Jolie gave birth last weekend — the first “official” photo of the new twins has been sold to an undisclosed U.S. publication. Also confirmed: All of the money will be going to charity.
Which is what we figured — but are happy to see happening.
No monetary figures were released for this first photo — and we’re not even talking yet about the $15-$20 million expected for the first set of multiple shots. That astronoimical figure is baffling everyone. If a paparazzi even managed to score a random shot or two of the babes, they would probably be set for life! Said one manager of a celebrity photo agency in London, “The only other photos that would possibly come that close (in terms of $$) is Britney Spears giving birth to an alien.”
We agree with everyone else out there that paying this crazy sum is ridiculous. Jessia Alba recently sold her baby pics for $1.5 million. While Matthew McConaughey sold some of his new son for $3m. It’s nuts!
But, with Pitt and Jolie, we choose to look at this insanity as a beneficial donation to any numer of causes the two support. Humanitarianism initiatives, environmental projects — all stand to gain from the public’s fascination with their offspring.
Now, besides the final price — we’ll just have to see where it flows.