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General Culture

“Top photo agency X17 says a good Brit[ney Spears] shot can fetch over $100,000 (£50,000). They say her pictures account for 30 per cent of their total revenue. Last year they sold a total of $2.5 million (£1.25m), including those bald pictures of the her head-shaving session for $500,000 (£250K) alone. The agency’s competitors Splash say the singer makes up to 15 per cent of their total business. In total, the singer’s pictures account for an astonishing 20 per cent of the paparzzi business. And why is Britney on the cover of every damn magazine? Because she sells on average 1.28 million copies per issue, 33 per cent more on average than covers featuring other stars.” (story)