People Denies Buying Bristol Palin's Baby Pix

Magazine had conversations, no deal
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2008 2:45 PM CST
Bristol Palin, right, daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is seen with her boyfriend Levi Johnston at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Sept....   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) People magazine has denied it paid Bristol Palin $300,000 for the first pictures of her newborn son, the AP reports. Contrary to an MSNBC report yesterday, People’s managing editor said that the magazine had been in talks with the Palins but that no deal had been made. "Would I like the pictures? I would love the pictures but I don't have them," editor Larry Hackett said.
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