- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
First photos of Brangelina twins will net fortune
By Associated PressJuly 13, 2008, 10:32 am PDT
Associated Press http://omg.yahoo.com/news/first-photos-of-brangelina-twins-will-net-fortune/10743?nc
- PARIS (AP) — They are the ultimate million-dollar babes. Angelia Joline and Brad Pitt's new twins, a girl and a boy born by Cesarean section on Saturday, are barely a few hours old but already their first photos are worth a fortune.
A million dollars, two, five, 10 even 20 million? Exactly how much the first "official" snaps will be sold for is not clear. But the figures being bandied about make the eyes pop.
Nice Matin, the hometown daily in the Riviera city in the south of France where Jolie gave birth, put the twins' worth at more than $11 million. It first broke news of the birth and reported Sunday that the couple have sold the rights for the first photo of their newly enlarged family to a U.S. publication, which it did not name, and that the proceeds would go to charity.
"I've never known a set of pictures to be worth this amount of money," said Darryn Lyons, owner of Big Pictures, a celebrity photo agency in London. He estimated that the twins' official photos will be worth between $15 million and $20 million.
Now I've heard a picture is worth a thousand words... but up to 20 million dollars??!!! Give me a frigging break! Has our society gone to such extremes that we really want to be the FIRST to see a couple's new babies? That magazine corporations are willing to shell out that amount of money for something of that which happens all over the world at a rate of 2-3 hundred thousand (or more) times a day?
Oh but it's Brangelina's kids, excuse me I forgot who I was talking about here. Are they really that major? That big of a star power? Do people really want to see the kids... knowing that they'll see them anyway on talk-shows or where-ever?
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this whole thing. The amount for the photo is staggering to say the least. There are hundreds if not thousands of more important, newsworthy things to take pictures of and for a lot less money.
There was another thread that talked about materialism. This is just another branch of it. Frivolous waste of resources that could be better spent making this world a better place. It's fine and wonderful that this "happy couple" gave birth to twins and that at least these children (and their siblings) will probably never want for anything... ever. The parents are well known as being generous to charity so that's good.
Still trying to wrap my mind around this.
What is it really saying about our society?
Now I'd pay money to see THAT... oh wait it's been done... remember that sculpture?The only other photos that "would possibly come that close is Britney Spears giving birth to an alien," he said.