Octuplets' Mom Hires Publicists as Offers Roll In

Suleman calls in pros to deal with deluge of book, TV, diaper offers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2009 8:00 AM CST
The home of Nadya Suleman, the Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets this week.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Nadya Suleman has hired two publicists to help her juggle the demand for LA's eight newest celebrities, the Los Angeles Times reports. The mother, still in the hospital with her octuplets, is weighing offers from around the world for interviews and first pictures of the eight, along with book and movie deals. The hospital is receiving 200 media inquiries a day.

"The money itself is not the object," said one publicist, although Suleman is rumored to be seeking $2 million. He said that despite public criticism, people would rapidly warm to his client once they learned more about her. The controversy makes it unlikely that Suleman will be able to pick up any long-term sponsorship offers, said one expert—but she'll probably have no trouble getting a diaper deal.