Since Jessica Simpson has basically had the most public pregnancy ever (EVER!), I guess it's no surprise the new mom is pimping out the very first pics of baby daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson for big dollars. BUT HOW MANY DOLLARS?! As many as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were paid for first shots of twins Vivienne and Knox? Nope, not $14 million. As much moulah as Jennifer Lopez scored for introductory images of twins Emme and Maximillian? Nope, not $6 million either.
Really, it's an embarrassingly small sum. A pittance! NOT.
Okay, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. People magazine paid Simpson and husband Eric Johnson ...
$800,000 for first pics of little Maxwell.
Just in case you like to pretend you're Jessica Simpson's private accountant, if you combine that number with the reported $3 to $4 million deal Simpson made with Weight Watchers to shed those post-preggers pounds? You get ... a whole lotta money from one itty bitty baby.
Here's the thing: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated that $14 million to charity. All of it. JLo, to the best of my knowledge, did not -- which, let's face it, was a tacky move. I mean, Jenny from the Block ain't broke no more. Blue Ivy's Tumblr debut was a really cool and classy thing for Beyonce and Jay-Z to do, I thought (they refused to sell the pics).
Jessica Simpson, on the other hand, isn't donating the proceeds from Maxwell's pics to charity (as far as anyone knows). So I've got to say she's hitchin' a ride on JLo's Train du Tacky. All aboard!
In related news, I'm thinking of applying to Jessica Simpson for a personal loan.
Do you think it was tacky for Jessica Simpson to sell first shots of baby Maxwell?
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