OK! magazine has edged out People magazine in a bidding war to secure rights to exclusive photos of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s summer wedding. The couple will be tying the knot July 7th and have earned themselves what is estimated to be over $2 million dollars, by agreeing to allow OK! to take pictures at their Parisian wedding. People magazine is the publication that initially broke the story of the famous couple’s wedding and had been campaigning hard to get a hold of the photo rights, and there is talk that perhaps People’s coverage of relationship troubles taking place between Parker and Longoria may have had an influence in their ultimate decision.
But a well-placed source said that had nothing to do with it, that “it was [entirely] a matter of money, straight up to the final negotiation.” Another insider said, “Everyone wanted the photos . . . but everyone knows OK! will pay [a lot].”
There are times when being famous sounds very convenient and this is clearly one of those. If I were famous, my wedding would be sponsored by any company willing to throw down the cash to pay for something. I’m pretty sure I’d be running around in a dress with a huge Target logo on the back of it. That is, if I were lucky.