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Pitt and Jolie's Latest Obvious Announcement & People Scores The Images!

Jun 5 2006 - 8:44pm

While the world waits for the most anticipated baby pics of the year, we can't help but think this is starting to get a little ridiculous. To make an official statement [1] just to announce that they are selling the pics to raise money for charity only proves they are encouraging the bidding war. It's great they want to give away the money but are these guys getting a little too cocky? I sure hope this baby is gorgeous because the world has really high expectations after all the hoopla surrounding this couple. My prediction is that People will score the pictures. Stay tuned since even if we are almost over it, we still have to keep track of it.

The images, taken at a private photo shoot, will be distributed by Getty Images, the photo agency said Monday. All profits will be given to charity, though no specific foundation was announced.

"While we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that two million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives," the couple said in a joint statement. "These children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority."

UPDATE: It looks like People it is for over $4 Million!!! Page Six reports [2]:

BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie got top dollar for the first pictures of baby Shiloh - but they made the weekly celeb glossies work for it. All the weekly magazine editors were summoned to the offices of the Getty photo agency at Canal and Varick late Saturday night. "We were sequestered into separate and un-air-conditioned offices," said one. "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." The pictures went to People for $4.1 million.


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