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Angelina Jolie's deal with People for "positive" coverage

November 20, 2008 |  8:43 pm

Talk about getting a good deal. According to the New York Times, Angelina Jolie didn't just get $14 million for photos of her newborn twins. She also got a promise that People magazine would provide positive coverage of the actress and her family. Details:

According to the deal offered by Ms. Jolie, the winning magazine was obliged to offer coverage that would not reflect negatively on her or her family, according to two people with knowledge of the bidding who were granted anonymity because the talks were confidential. The deal also asked for an “editorial plan” providing a road map of the layout, these people say. The winner was People. The resulting package in its Aug. 18 issue — the magazine’s best-selling in seven years — was a publicity coup for Ms. Jolie, the Oscar winner and former Hollywood eccentric who wore a necklace ornamented with dried blood and talked about her fondness for knives before transforming herself into a philanthropist, United Nations good-will ambassador and devoted mother of six.

--Shelby Grad