From Radar Online:
Jessica Simpson has done a deal to sell her daughter’s first pictures for an incredible $800,000.
The Fashion Star judge has brokered the impressive amount in return for People magazine running exclusive photos of the tot, according to Women’s Wear Daily. The 31-year-old star, whose celebrity fashion line is reported to have earned her one billion dollars, gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Maxwell Drew, by fiancé Eric Johnson on May 1.
Simpson’s huge payday still ranks her well behind other celebrities who hit premium pay dirt with their progenies. Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend sold the first photos of their newborn son Levi to OK! magazine for $3 million. Jennifer Lopez is thought to have received $6 million from People for the first look at her twins. And the same publication reportedly gave Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt around $11 million for the exclusive on their twins Vivienne and Knox.
First of all, wait a damn minute. These magazines are paying 3, 5, 7, 11 million dollars to be the magazine to claim FIRSTIES on celebrity baby photos?! Consider me completely floored. It’s not as if no one’s ever going to see those babies anyway. Spending such an exorbitant amount of money on photos of babies who are not going to be babies forever is just completely beyond me. I mean, how many more people are going to buy your magazine because there’s a picture of a celebrity baby in it? My point exactly.
Also, why is Jessica Simpson‘s baby so much less important than the babies of Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey? Come on! Jessica Simpson’s baby trumps all of those other silly babies. I’m disappointed that People couldn’t do better than a measly $800k, aren’t you?