THE BLOG
02/22/2008 12:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Is It Right For Celebrities To Pimp Out Their Babies On Magazine Covers?

Jennifer Lopez, whose twins were born early this morning, is just the latest in a long line of celebrities to sell the first photographs of her babies to a magazine for big bucks. People reportedly paid between $4-6 million for the exclusive (even though the $1.5M they shelled out for Christina Aguilera's baby pictures didn't exactly prove to be a wise investment), and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly planning to sell the confirmation that they're expecting to a magazine, with the proceeds going to charity.

In this, the first Huffington Post/Alpha Kitty video panel — where we ask members of former Seventeen editor-in-chief Atoosa Rubenstein's "video collective" to weigh in on issues in the news and popular culture — Alpha Kitties respond to the question: How do you feel about celebrities pimping out their babies? Danny Shea, Huffington Post

Alpha Kitty founder (and soon-to-be new mom!) Atoosa Rubenstein:

Alpha Kitty Atoosa Rubenstein discusses celebrities who sell their baby shots to magazines. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1426749133http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1178199204

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Alpha Kitty Phillipe Blond:

Alpha Kitty Phillipe Blond discusses celebrities who sell their baby shots to magazines. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1426749067http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1178199204

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Alpha Kitty Jill Belsley:

Alpha Kitty Jill Belsey discusses celebrities who sell their baby shots to magazines. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1425923462http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1178199204

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config["lineupId"] = null; //the default lineup loaded into the player
config["playerTag"] = null; //player tag used for identifying this page in brightcove reporting
config["autoStart"] = false; //tells the player to start playing video on load
config["preloadBackColor"] = "#FFFFFF"; //background color while loading the player

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Alpha Kitty Bec Stupak:

Alpha Kitty Bec Stupak discusses celebrities who sell their baby shots to magazines. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1426749069http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1178199204

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config["playerTag"] = null; //player tag used for identifying this page in brightcove reporting
config["autoStart"] = false; //tells the player to start playing video on load
config["preloadBackColor"] = "#FFFFFF"; //background color while loading the player

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Alpha Kitty is a video collective started by former Seventeen Editor in Chief Atoosa Rubenstein to give young women a voice and a platform to get their opinions heard. Atoosa wanted to use her voice and influence to create eyeballs for young women (mostly college age) so they can have a stage for their thoughts and ideas. For more information, read about Alpha Kitty in BusinessWeek or the New York Times, or visit Alpha Kitty at www.youtube.com/alphakitty.