Eva Longoria's OK! deal
Jun 25, 2007, 11:20 GMT
06/01/2007 - Eva Longoria - Pasadena, CA © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Eva Longoria will receive more than $2 million from OK! magazine for exclusive coverage of her wedding, it has been reported.
The 'Desperate Housewives' actress, who is set to marry basketball star Tony Parker in a French castle in July, was also approached by America's People magazine but decided to give its rival the rights.
OK! editor-in-chief Sara Ivens said: "These were obviously highly coveted photos, and we were thrilled to negotiate the exclusive rights. Covering great moments with the celebrities that we love is what the magazine's all about."
People magazine is said to be incensed about missing out on the much sought-after deal.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "People editors broke the story of their wedding and were working hard with Eva's reps to secure the picture rights. They were upset about losing the photos."
People magazine's coverage of the couple's reported break-up did not influence Eva's decision, it has been claimed.
Another source said: "It was entirely a matter of money, straight up to the final negotiation. Everyone wanted the photos - but everyone knows OK! will pay a lot for them."
People paid $4.1 million for the first photographs of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter Shiloh.
A representative for OK! magazine refused to reveal how much Eva and Tony will receive in the deal.
Eva and Tony will tie the knot at romantic 17th century French castle Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, just outside Paris on July 7.
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