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Pippa Middleton turns down big American interviews
Oct 22, 2012, 16:03 GMT
Pippa Middleton has turned down a series of big money deals to be interviewed on American shows about her new book.
The sister of Britain's Duchess Catherine has written 'Celebrate' - a party planning guide based on her work for her parents' company Party Pieces - and despite being offered a number of publicity opportunities including interviews with chat show hosts Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey she has turned them down.
The 29-year-old socialite is believed to be worried in case she's asked about her sister's topless pictures and it is also thought she doesn't want to be seen to be cashing in on her royal sibling.
She landed the Â£400,000 deal with Penguin - which is publishing her first book - and reports from America have claimed the major networks there are competing to land an interview with her.
Lindsay Prevette, spokeswoman for Viking Press - who are publishing the book in the US told the New York Daily News: 'Pippa is not doing anything for us. She is not coming here to do interviews and is not available for anything unfortunately.'
A source added: 'If Pippa is quizzed about Kate's topless pictures, whatever answer she gives will generate more news and upset Wills and Kate.
'Viking was hoping that there would be a huge swell of publicity for this book which would lead to sales.
'Nobody has really ever heard Pippa speak before and US audiences are fascinated by her. This could have launched a new lucrative career here.'
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