Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jessica Simpson Gets $800K For Baby Photos


Jessica Simpson must not make as much as we thought selling her fashion line. She was offered 20% less money than Nicole Richie received but still sold her photos to Kneepads for $800K. If Jessica had a bunch of money you would think she would either give them away for free or give the entire sum to charity. If she is keeping the $800K then she must not make hundreds of millions from her fashion line. The thing about Brangelina is they were given $10M for photos and every penny went to charity. No one else has ever done that. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony and their $6M? Kept every dime. I mean not even a 10% tithe to any charity or a buck to a homeless guy on the street. They just kept it all. So, this means that Jessica is perfectly willing to exploit her kid for money and I have no doubts it will not be the last time. She learned from a master exploiting parent.

60 comments:

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Interesting she got less than Nicole Richie, but I think that the days of giant payouts are probably over, and Nicole sold hers back when the big bucks for baby pictures was de rigueur.

Personally, I think "celebrity wise," Jessica is much higher than Nicole, and I'm not a fan of either one of these women, so I've got no ponies in this race.

Sherry said...

Ouch. And are we absolutely certain Angelina and Brad donated or did they say they did? Where's the proof? Simpson is more famous for a reality show so it's not surprising that she would keep it if that's what eventually happens.

therealjadedentrepreneur said...

You sure do make a lot of stupid assumptions based on your fucking imagination.

nolachickee said...

I don't think it's fair to compare what Brangelina does with their money to what Jessica does. Girlfriend obviously needs the cash more. She doesn't have that much going on, and she has to support her man and the baby.

Time will tell if she truly is her daddy's daughter.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

@Sherry exactly... they SAID they donated, but that's always kind of the end of it. The only sources for their alleged donations are their own PR and nothing more.

Princess said...

Agree with Sherry, there is absolutely no proof that Angelina donated any money. Anyone can *say* they are going to, but we never know if they do after that. Could have been 100% lie.

angel said...

Jessica rakes in a TON of money just from lending her name to a variety of products. Her her fashion empire alone generates $1 billion in annual sales. But she still sells her baby's photos. Greedy little thing isn't she.

Liz said...

1. How do we know every dime was donated to charity by the JP's? Besides, no matter what they did, they were still exploiting their children for money AND for positive PR. The JP foundation wasn't founded until 2007. That foundation is funded by the SALE of their children's photos. Then anytime they need positive PR they issue a press release stating the JP foundation will be donating money to xyz. The JP's are a fraud.

The money made from the first pictures went into their personal bank account, then they let it be known that they had donated xyz for tax year 2006.

2. Charity has become like rehab. Anytime there's a need to improve the image of a celebrity they use charity or rehab.

Liz said...

Enty, let's not be naive, these celebrities do what they do for money and PR. Some like the JP's are just a lot more manipulative and veil their greed for money and fame by issuing press releases that the exploitation of their children's images will benefit charities. Why do the JP's endorse products like Chanel & Louis Vuitoon? For money and to support their lifestyle.

There's nothing wrong with making money legally, I just dislike their manipulative tactics.

billybob said...

ITA wit the comments re: Brad and Angie. They aren’t as charitable as they want us to think they are. Donations always get announced when they need a PR shot. They look like they spend their money on crack. They’ve looked wasted over the past couple of years.

Basil said...

I don't know how to feel about this. Pretty much all of the "common" people I know shove baby pictures down people's throats for free even if we don't want to see them.

But I can't blame someone for taking money that is offered to them. I don't get why people are offering such an amount of money since all babies look exactly the same to me. But if you can get some cash for it I say why not.

Paisley said...

While her brand is worth close to a billion, I believe she "only" receives $20-$30 million a year from the license. In any case, I don't think any amount of money will ever be enough for her dad who probably gets his own cut on everything.

JMS said...

Its not really charity if you give it to your own foundation.

I could care less. This is a recession. Keep the money!!

surfer said...

What people choose to do with their money is no one else's business. Trying to shame her, or others, is mean-spirited and unkind. Not everyone feels the need to issue a press release if and when they make a charitable donation.

Good for her for scoring that deal.

angel said...

With all the attention everything Brad and Angelina do receives, I tend to think if their donations didn't actually materialize, we'd know about it.

Unknown said...

I don't care if celebrities are savvy enough to sell their photos to the magazines willing to pay. At least the money goes to the parents and not in the pocket of the swarming paparazzi who will swing upside down off a car antennae to get the money shot. The tabloids are scrambling these days. Their content is often old news and their subscriptions have to be falling off at a vast pace in these times of instant everything. So if the are willing to pay Jessica Simpson $800K for the first public picture of her baby then that is just fine.

anita_mark said...

This site had a post the other day about how the days of selling baby photos for millions is over so why be surprised this sum isn't higher?

I highly doubt her clothing line is worth one billion dollars. That number was thrown out there with nothing to back it up and it's now what everyone is quoting. But her keeping every dime is her perogative, if people are weird enough to buy a magazine simply for her and her baby, then so be it. I don't get it but whatever. And her keeping the money has nothing to do with her income, rich people have been known to be cheap.

That said, I can't stand her and wish like hell she'd go away. Her "so dumb she's harmless" is harmful. And when I look at that picture, all I can think is how nasty her hair looks.

I agree with Angel, if the money didn't go to charity, we'd likely hear about it.

MISCH said...

Should we take bets the money is going to the babies daddy....somehow I think she's having or will have a major problem with this creep...

Scandalous Candice said...

So what if she kept the money? Did she make a promise to give it to charity? No! Then who cares? It's her kid she can do whatever she wants.

I don't recall Jennifer Lopez vowing to give up the money to charity either. What is this every celebrity now has to give up baby pic money to charity or their dicks?

So what if Brad and Angie did give the money up? That was mighty generous of them but would I have cared if they didn't? No because who cares?

beguessin said...

Why are u trying to make this into a Nicole/Jessica rivalry? And also suggesting she is hard up for money? Truth is all these ppl in show business want all the money in the world. Why does salma Hayek shill for low- rent burger king, the milk industry AND started her cosmetic line. She's married to a billionaire and already has a production company.... As an "entertainment lawyer" you should be familiar with their type. Brangie does commercials in Japan and did the st John campaigns. They don't care where they get their money from

Sherry said...

Don't get me wrong. I begrudge no one the opportunity to make money. Everyone here knows how I feel about reality shows. If I was offered the chance would I stand on principal ?Hell NO. I'd be a hypocritical whore in a heartbeat. Money be tight babay. But if I promised to give to charity i'd keep that promise and keep it personal. Gotta wash the taste of humiliation out of my mouth somehow.

Amy said...

Well, with at $10 million charitable contribution, Brad & Angie's tax bill to the U.S. government was sliced in half for six years.

AuntJess said...

Yeah well Eric does need some walking around money right?

Doesn't really matter to me anyway--last time I bought a People magazine was when Princess Di was killed. I'll see it when Enty posts it here for free.

HalleGoLightly said...

This is why I said she hadn't given birth when everyone thought (due to feet up on dashboard and such) that she had. There's no way she's not going to profit from her 'giving birth' story/pics. If shed have given birth before, we'd know about it (b/c of a story like this).

HalleGoLightly said...

Wow! Everyone on here hates Brad & Angie!! Yowza. I feel that way about Simpson, who's contributed nothing to the world (well, aside from making a mint off of sweatshop-made clothing...which she was allowed to do after building a name for herself by being a total ditz, which is how she got famous).

Krissie said...

HalleGoLightly, agreed. I don't understand why people think Brad n' Angie lied about donating $$$$. They are two of the biggest stars in the world and there is no way we wouldn't have all heard about if they had told a lie like that. Would have been all over the tabloids, with most of the blame on Angie, as per usual, since Brad is a man and never gets blamed for anything. (I can see the headlines now: "ANGIE LIED-the money didn't go to charity! Totally disgusted with his greedy wife, Brad calls Jennifer Aniston to say he wants her back!" etc etc etc.)

I'm surprised any magazine still buys celeb baby pictures. I know that the issue with Christina Aguilera's baby pics was the one of the worst-selling issues of all time. I think the trend is over.

jbeebs said...

I guess i'm in the minority here. I think it is super tacky to sell your baby photos. They do not need the money and it would have been nice to donate it to a local women/children's charity. She has so much and so many don't.
If she is worried about be harassed by the paps for pictures, then the classier thing to do is release the pictures yourself like Beyonce and Jay Z did. JMO

HalleGoLightly said...

I agree it's lame to sell baby photos. Actually, what's sad is that there's a market for it (so there must be SOME demand). Who cares about seeing baby pictures from someone you don't know? I don't even like them foisted on me by friends/relatives for crying out loud.

I think Brad & Angie thought they were going to get hounded by paps trying to get pictures of them and their kids, they might as well get the kids pictures out in a more sane environment, and have someone else benefit from it.

It's still stupid that people care about it. But, hey, I'm the person who hates reality tv (all of it...dancing, singing, housewife), so I'm in the extreme minority.

PunkinElf said...

You haters are awful. Haven't you heard about all the money Brad and Angie have given away? If they hadn't, with all the haters like you, they would have been busted. BTW, the $10million was paid directly to their foundation.

Get over it haters

Liz said...

It's definitely possible not all money received by the JP's for the sale of their kid's photos goes to charity, but what is certain is that they exploit their children. They also exploit charities for their own selfish PR needs. Both Jolie and Pitt use charities for positive PR. Their foundations are funded by the sale of their kids pictures. When they need good PR like last year in Dec., they issue a press release stating the JP Foundation will "donate" xyz to this charity. Exploitation? Absolutely.

anita_mark said...

@PunkinElf, I'm going to assume you're kidding.

And I don't think anyone here is saying anyone should sell their pictures. It's already done so we're discussing the after effects.

@Sherry, I respect your honesty. I'd probably sell my shameless ass out too. They could film me in all my glory, sitting here at 4:30pm on a Saturday afternoon, playing on my laptop, still wearing the clothes I slept in and I haven't brushed my hair yet. That is good tv!

ghost said...

a) There is no rule that says she has to give the money to charity. It's HER money, she can do what she chooses.

b) Her fashion lines, perfumes, etc. bring in boatloads of cash. She's hardly broke.

c) Are we supposed to take Brangelina's word at face-value that they give so much cash away to charity? I don't buy it.

d) Unlike Brangelina, not everyone feels the need to broadcast to the world their charitable deeds in exchange for a pat on the back and the right to feel holier than thou.

e) If she had donated to charity, she'd be getting ridiculed over that as well. Damned if she does, damned if she doesn't.

I really don't see the point in making an issue over Jessica Simpson's finances and/or baby pictures. She is a grown woman capable of making her own decisions, and if she wants to add six more digits to her bank account, good for her. This is a non-issue.

Me said...

it's not brad and angie that say their money goes to charity, it's the charity itself or a magazine/news outlet.
"The couple donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders for the organization's emergency medical operations in Haiti, UsMagazine.com has confirmed."

"Global Action for Children has announced that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation to support its efforts on an Emergency Presidential Initiative for the World’s Children (EPIWC) to ensure children are not left off the agenda during the growing financial crisis, as well as its mission to make every taxpayer dollar more efficient in U.S. foreign assistance for children." http://www.looktothestars.org/news/1692-brad-and-angelina-donate-100000-to-vulnerable-children

jessica sold the name to her empire a couple of years ago. so she doesn't get the sales off that anymore.

Sherry said...

Get over yourself. It's a back and forth discussion based on what ifs. People are entitled to supposition.

Sherry said...

Well then Anita your show would be infinitely more exciting than anything I would be in. LOL!

Cook said...

Why does any celebrity have to donate money to charity? I don't care how much money she gets or what she does with it. Additionally, would anybody buy a magazine just to get a look at some celebrity's baby? Why? Won't you see them eventually on some website?

MadLyb said...

Now THIS is how you play it! Well done, Jessica Simpson!

kelgela said...

Well...if anyone would like to buy my baby pictures....

Liz said...

Angie & Brad do approve/issue any and ALL press releases, after all it's their foundation. How is the foundation funded?? The sale of their kids photos, not their own money earned through making movies. They also benefit from the positive PR.

I'd rather celebrities like Jessica not make claims the money will be going to charity. Celebrities like Jolie and Putt make a mockery of philanthropy.

hairydawg said...

Everybody read "ghost's' post then ask yourself what his/her agenda is.

angel said...

@jbeebs, agree. I'm not on the pimping your newborn's photos out for $$$ train either. A baby is not a commodity. If you want to show them around them like everyone else does (without charging), great.

astrogirl said...

I agree with unknown.

It's a bit mean to hate on Brangelina when the only ones they "took" money way from were the tabloid photogs.

And yes they give a good proportion of their earnings to charity and it's documented. How much do you all give of your cash??

angel said...

@astrogirl, yeah, I disagree with hating on celebs because they take money for their baby photos, and for me at least, charitable donations is beside the point. It's just not something I'd do because I personally wouldn't feel comfortable about it.

ghost said...

I don't know how you equate stating one's personal opinion- as each and every person on here does- to having an agenda, hairydawg, but knock yourself out.

Unknown said...

Jlo was broke...that is why she took the American Idol gig and does every commercial that comes her way.

Unknown said...

on Simpson, she didn't get the money it went to papa joe who brokered the deal. Jessica keeps him far away from her actual Macy's money.

Little Miss Type A said...

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but why does entry call people kneepads

Krissie said...

@Little Miss Type A, Enty calls "People" magazine "Kneepads" because they never ask a celebrity any hard questions and just kiss up to them. They print whatever celebrity PR people ask them to, even things that are obviously not true (for example, they will do an article on how friendly and down-to-earth a celebrity is, even though all the gossip sites have constant stories about that same celebrity acting like an asshole).

That said, I still read "People" because I like cheesy magazines (but I do think it's funny that Enty calls it "Kneepads").

lynn said...

Not that I like them making a ton of money off of a baby picture but don't they usually sell them so they don't get hounded by the paps?

parissucksliterally said...

I don't know why anyone would pay a fucking dime to see her baby..what a fucking waste of money.

angel said...

lynn, I've heard a similar rationalization before, but think it's just a distraction. If you distribute your photos for free, there isn't a need for pap photogs to chase after you because your photos are readily available. It's the ones who charge that they run after to get free shots so that they can in turn sell them for money too.

lazyday603 said...

I guess I don't understand why there is a picture of Shelly Winters on top of this story.

mystified said...

Come on People use your head.. PIcs that were made that same money are 4 years ago.. BIG difference in tabloid paydays these days when everything can be seen for free on the internet & copied & pasted & downloaded even the whole mag.. Just a tid bit remember KIM K only got 1.2 Million for her wedding & lets remember that NIcole Richie tried to sell her wedding pics two years ago to no buyers she had to sell them in Europeon magazine.. Tabloid big payouts these days are not like they used to be. IF & I say IF Jessica actually sold her baby pics she got good buck for her pics of her baby. This whole story is all nonsense actually.

mngddess said...

Who cares if they keep their money? I would. These parents will have paparazzi following them around, hounding them for a photo. They get paid, so why shouldn't she? And Enty, you have no idea whether Jessica is contributing to a charity or not. You are simply making assumptions.

misspoppypants said...

I wish 'kneepads' would have asked what their readers would value exclusive photos of J's baby at. 800K is a little much but I'd like to thank all involved for saving me $3.95 this week.

Anotheramy said...

As part of their PR package all celebs choose causes to support.
The JPs are among the top celebrity philanthropists. The people who benefit from the money they donate or causes they support don't really care what their motivations are or where the money came from.
The JPs are hardly the only generous celebs but, they're the only ones Ive seen be persecuted for it.

misspoppypants said...

@ghost, fail to see any agenda on your part. Such an innocuous post, not sure what my analysis was supposed to reveal about you.

Liz said...

No, not ALL celebrities use philanthropy as a "PR package", but the JP's sure do. Also, not all celebrities feel the need to send out press releases anytime their foundation donates money to a charity like the JP's do. How does their foundation get funded?? Via the sale (exploitation) of their babies pictures. These are some of the many reasons why they get singled out.

ghost said...

@misspoppypants - thanks. I am honestly confused by the previous comment about having an agenda, lol.

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