People, Hello paying 14 million dollars for Jolie-Pitt twin pix

Other News Materials 4 August 2008 07:14 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - The first photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's newborn twins are being sold for the record sum of 14 million dollars, the internet news service E!Online reported Sunday.

Pitt and Jolie ("Brangelina") intend to donate the money being paid by the US magazine People and Britain's Hello! to an aid project they support.

The babies of the celebrity pair were born July 12 in France by Caesarian section.

The photos of the twins, Vivienne Marchieline and Knox Leon, are to be published Monday.

People paired with British magazine Hello! in the multi-million- dollar battle to secure the rights to the first photographs, the New York Post newspaper reported. People has the US rights, while Hello! will publish the pictures in the rest of the world.

The last bidding war for celebrity offspring photos was when the twins of Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony fetched 6 million dollars.