People magazine has reportedly won the Shiloh Jolie-Pitt picture sweepstakes – for a price of $4.1 million. Every weekly magazine editor was summoned to the New York offices of the Getty photo agency late Saturday night to see the first pictures of the newborn. Once the pictures were shown, the bidding war began. A source says:
We were sequestered into separate and un-air-conditioned offices. The photos were shown to us around 10 p.m. to midnight, and then we had to submit bids by 6 a.m. Sunday morning. No one got any sleep at all, as it was a manic game of phone-tag to top each other’s bids. I’m convinced it was Brangie’s revenge on the weekly magazines.”
Christ, this baby is not even a week old and has already made $4 million. Unless Brad Pitt is carrying some dormant mutant gene, it is scientifically impossible for this kid to turn out anything other than absolutely gorgeous. Her life will not be any different. If I was this kid, I swear, I wouldn’t even bother to learn to read.
Well, it appears as though People wasted a little “exclusive” money:
Image Removed: Sorry folks, but we’ve chosen to remove the image rather than argue with Getty Images’ and Time Inc.’s attorneys over why we have the right to report Hello’s coverage of this story. Instead, we’d like to wish them good luck on getting the shit back in the horse and suggest the readers locate the photo on the hundreds of other websites on which it’s posted.