Magazines Sue Over Leaked Brangelina Baby Photo
Before the exclusive photo could hit newstands, it appeared online
In the case of the Chosen One, aka Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's biological offspring Shiloh Nouvel, her baby photos have leaked onto the Internet, directly after two magazines won a fierce bidding war for exclusive publication rights.
A day after the Hollywood couple announced the proceeds from selling the photos would go to charity, People magazine bought the North American rights for a cool $4.1 million, while Europe's Hello! bought the pic for roughly $3.5 million.
Unfortunately, before the official pictures could hit newsstands, two gossip websites (unnamed, so don't bother looking) posted the cover shot of the couple and their newborn from Hello!. The magazine denies leaking the shot and immediately, along with People, launched legal action against the two sites "to prevent publication of its cover prior to it going on sale" Thursday.
Jolie, 31, and Pitt, 42, are also the parents of adopted children Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 16 months.
Pitt's upcoming films include "Babel," Alejandro González Inarritu's drama opening in limited release this fall, and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," scheduled for a 2007 release.
Jolie co-stars with Robert De Niro and Matt Damon in De Niro's "The Good Shepherd," opening in December.