How Much for Those Baby Photos?
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Not long ago, when a magazine paid a celebrity more than a person might earn in a lifetime in return for a set of pictures, media critics questioned the ethics of both the publication and the star.
Million-dollar payouts were unheard of a few years ago, but that changed when the United States version of OK! was introduced. Now there is about one a month. In March, People set a record, paying what industry executives say was $5 million or more for the first public pictures of Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and their newborn twins. [NY Times]