(Photo: Getty Images)
First exclusive pics of the twins Angelina Jolie may or may not be carrying could net Hollywood’s Mother Theresa a whopping $10 million, claims National Enquirer Executive Editor Barry Levine. Pee soup-drinking American Media head Bonnie Fuller says $8 million, but still! By contrast, People paid $4 million for photos of Brangelina spawn Shiloh Nouvel back in 2006 and between $1.75 million and $2 million for pics of adoptee Pax last March.
Even factoring in the circumstantial differences (there are two of them this time around, maybe!), the price increase is staggering. “It’s at the point now where some stars might decide to have more kids just to collect the money from their photos,” an anonymous magazine editor tells the Post.
Is winning a bidding war over photos simply a matter of pride for celebrity mags, or is it actually financially prudent to fork over seven figures for photos that many people will see the next day on a gossip blog? A combination of both, actually.