Another reason why we are in recession...mess like this.
Paying for the pics of Blister and Lil Abner's baby boy, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston.
According to one source, bidding for the baby photos began at $100,000. People won out in the end, but In Touch was the only other weekly to make serious bids, according to several sources involved in the process.
The price didn't soar immediately, according to the sources, because Sarah Palin stories just didn’t sell all that well for the weeklies on newsstands. The drug-related arrest of Johnston's mother, however, caused the price tag for the photos to go up.
How high? $300K.
Really. I'm sure if you stand on the Brooklyn Bridge or the Manulife Building in L.A., you can see their baby in the crib.