People, Hello buy first photos of Jolie-Pitt twins

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's newborn twins have been sold to entertainment news magazines People and Hello, with all proceeds going to charity.

Getty Images said Friday it had done an exclusive photo shoot of the twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, with Jolie, Pitt, and the couple's four other children, Maddox, Zahara, Pax, and Shiloh--three of whom are adopted.

Getty did not disclose the amount paid by the magazines for the photo rights but some news media reported it was about $11 million. An industry source said that figure was higher than the amount paid by both People and Hello.

"The Jolie-Pitt family and Getty Images have agreed that all proceeds will be used for charitable purposes," the agency said in a statement.

It said the photos will be published Monday in People in North America and in Hello elsewhere.

Oscar winner Jolie, 33, gave birth to the twins on July 12 in Nice, France. The family has rented a villa in nearby Provence.

Jolie and Pitt, 44, are one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples, dubbed "Brangelina" by the celebrity press, and the birth of their twins was the subject of obsessive media coverage.

People magazine reportedly paid $4 million in June 2006 for North American rights to pictures of Jolie and Pitt's first biological child, Shiloh, although industry sources said that figure was wildly inaccurate.

The couple donated the money from the photos of Shiloh, who was born in Namibia, to charities helping African children.

"We're thrilled to be able to feature these pictures in People. They will delight our readers who have followed the growth of the Jolie-Pitt family," Larry Hackett, managing editor of People, said in a statement.

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Ugh, leave celebu-kids alone.
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Who really cares? Slow news day for sure. Dont get me wrong they had twins thats great, good for them but were the pictures really worth millions? Personally im sick of hearing about the jolie pitt children. I mean how many times did we have to hear about her adopted children and her own children? its just old.
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the babys are very cute!
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it'd be cool to know how much the magazines actually paid for them
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glad it's going to a good cause, but you must be having a slow news day for this to be headline worthy
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at least it's going to charity unlike stupid christina aguilea and jamie spears and jessica alb who'll just use it for themselves.
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well glad they are helping others
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That's all I been hearing about for months. The money is going for a good cause. Now lets get on with our own life eh?
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well are we ever going to see the damn children?!? at least their donating the money to charity...aint like they need it anyways:P
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Slow news day today. Yawn.
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At least it's going to a great cause.
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How is any of this news-worthy? I could care less about someones kids. Children belong on the other side of the planet from me.... I hate summer... Damned kids everywhere. I really don't need to see photos of some movie stars spawn.
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who cares?not me
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At least the money is going to charity. I hope they won't be complaining when the photographers take unathorized photos of their kids. Once the media gets a look at them, I have a feeling the media won't leave those poor children alone.
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i could care less about their "new" children good the money is going to charity though
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I like that the money is going to charity, although it'd be nice if these magazines just gave that money away freely too :)
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What does this have to with TV? Brad Pitt was on Friends once when he was diddling Aniston. Can't remember when Jolie was on TV other than to get interviewed.
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Well at least the $ is going to charity. Seems that if a celebrities are getting poor or becoming forgotten they can have a baby and cash in on the photos. lol
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Great?
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