The barrage of Brangelina pictures and an endearing photo shoot involving little Kingston James McGregor Rossdale have left the eager American public pining for pics of the mysterious, still-unseen Suri Cruise.
The reason pictures of Suri have yet to be released could be because new parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are concerned about privacy — but it could also simply be because no magazine coughed up enough cash.
According to a Fox News report, photo agency WireImage was given a chance to take pictures of the infant just after birth. As happened with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s baby Shiloh, the agency conducted an auction with People, Us Weekly, Star, and others to decide who would get exclusive rights to print the snapshots.
But unlike Shiloh, however, whose pictures garnered a reported $4 million from People, the bidding for Suri ended at $3 million, which her parents apparently decided wasn’t enough to go ahead with the shoot. Now that Suri is an ancient three months old, her prices has declined even further.
“Shiloh was the whole deal,” a source told Fox. “We won’t see a baby like that for a while.”
Cruise might be the world’s biggest star, but his offspring is clearly second fiddle. At least he has a few hundred million dollars to ease the pain.