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After I posted the story about photo agent Getty Images selling the last pictures of Anna Nicole Smith and her son Daniel to the highest bidder, many of you wondered who got ahold of these pictures and actually handed them over to Getty Images. The New York Daily News is reporting that it was Anna Nicole Smith's reps that gave the photos to Getty and that between the print and television rights, the reps and photo agent got more than $600,000 for the pics. InTouch magazine will feature the photos in a tribute to Daniel in what most likely will be this week's issue and the tv show Entertainment Tonight has secured the television rights to show the pictures. NYDN Lloyd Grove reports that he was informed Anna Nicole "has vague plans to use a portion of the money for a Daniel Smith memorial," but the rest is very unclear.
First off, something seems very strange about this whole thing. "Vague plans?" I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Anna probably doesn't understand much about the sale of these photos being done as "a tribute to Daniel" in the first place. I believe before Daniel's death that a photo session was arranged to feature Anna and the new baby for magazine publication. But since Daniel's death, the focus and significance of these photos has changed tremendously. All we've heard is that Anna Nicole has been in seclusion and so sedated and depressed since the death of her son, that I don't think she would even be capable of thinking about selling the last photos of Daniel for magazine tributes. Her reps on the otherhand are a different story. I think they had the photos and instead of holding on to them out of respect for the tragedy that happened after they were taken, they ran with it. It feels as though in her state of mourning, Anna Nicole was somewhat taken advantage of with the sale of these photographs. Well, one can only hope, right?
Source: Lloyd Grove


Anonymous amy said...

It's so funny how things can get twisted around. Just read on another site that "Let's hope the $650k helps her get over this mess". They had a total different take on the story almost making it seem as if Anna sold the photos for money. I hope when she is able, she comes out swinging and fires the "reps" and gets her say in what really happend during all this speculation.

11:05 AM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe for one second that she knew full out that they were going to sell those pics. Especially this early in the game. What would be the reason? I think Anna is depressed and and they took full advantage of her obvious fragile state. I think once she realizes their betrayal, they will be looking for a new sucker to represent. Money brings out the evil people.

Goes to show never really know who your friends are. That sucks.

11:21 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

Amy: It's all how people want to interpret things. I think Lloyd Grove was also pretty clear in his opinion that she might want to take a closer look at who is repping her. A week after a child's death, I could never accuse a mother of trying to make a buck off of the most tragic thing she will probably ever experience. But hey, that's just me.

11:31 AM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous amy said...

TW-I totally believe you are right. I can not see anyone trying to profit off of their child's death (ok, I know there are sickos out there who would but not Anna). I just couldn't believe the other site's story on it and how bad it made her seem. I know its in the interpretation but how could you see it as Anna being out for money? I just can't see that in any way.

11:55 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger get in mah belly said...

People are sick.

12:54 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna Nicole and her team may have negotiated something before the birth, but now the pictures mean something totally different.

Isn't Howard Stern running defense for her and overseeing everything? I wonder if the reps ran it past him.

I definitely wouldn't pin it on A-N. Something is wrong as far as how these pix got published.

1:37 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1:37- you have a good point. I like your scenario. Makes sense.

6:36 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:36, we know Anna Nicole is devastated... I think the hospital PR made a bad situation worse the way they handled it a few days ago. We'll see what happens. The pics show a happy young man, that's better than if everyone was left wondering, how was he the night before....

7:55 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those fucks are definitely taking advantage of her. Hell, before this happened she didn't really grasp day to day life, so we can't think for one moment she had a clue as to what was going on with the sale of the pictures. They should rot in hell.

6:04 AM, September 20, 2006  

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