Yesterday there were some reports that Kate Gosselin had turned down an offer of $400K from Playboy to pose nude. She said no. I'm not sure if the offer was true, but it does lead to an interesting game. First, I don't think you are going to get Kate to pose naked for what amounts to the same earnings she would get for five episodes of her show. It just isn't going to happen. Second, do you think Kate naked is only worth about half what Lindsay Lohan naked is worth?
Last week there were reports that Lindsay turned down $900K to pose naked for Playboy. I know that offer wasn't real or Lindsay would have already been there and stripped and be plugging her issue. There is no way she is turning that amount of money down. Plus, she already posed naked once and did it for free, and practically flashes the world on a daily basis. Hef could offer Lindsay $100 and some IHOP coupons and she would be over there naked before Hef could swallow his Viagra.
The idea of a celebrity pictorial is that people will rush to buy it. I think people would be much more likely to buy an issue featuring Kate Gosselin rather than Lindsay Lohan.