Monday, July 14, 2008
Turns out that Nicole Kidman does have some redeeming qualities. Apparently despite all the tabloids wanting to purchase photos of her new bundle of joy, she thinks it's wrong to exploit kids that way and so won't be selling any photos to any magazines.
Now, that is refreshing. You know that if Matthew McConaughey got $3M that for sure Nicole and Keith Urban were probably in about the $5M range. Giving up $5M guaranteed for just a few photos with you and the baby is tough to pass up. Combined with Brangelina's $1 Billion, the tabloids have spent a combined $4 billion on baby photos this year which is the equivalent to about 5 euros, maybe 6.
What Nicole and Keith are planning on doing is releasing a photo for free at some point in the future. Now, this of course is a double edged sword. See, if Nicole doesn't release one soon, then what will happen is that the magazines will want a photo and it will make them insane with drool and spittle flying from their mouths. They will curse the family who isn't greedy and promise to pay an outrageous sum to a pap who gets a first photo which of course will cause half the world of photographers to descend on Keith and Nicole trying to get the first photo.
I want to make it clear that although I prefer what Nicole and Keith are doing, if you are going to exploit your children, then I'm all for the Brangelina way because charities are going to be the one to have a great day or even a great year because of the amount of money Brangelina is going to contribute. The biggest problems I have are with couples who don't need the money, but are willing to sell their souls and exploit their children for a few bucks so they can impress their friends and feel a self-inflated sense of importance that their kid managed to make it in a magazine.
In a whisper, "They sold their photos, but just to Life & Style. Tragic. "