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Casey Anthony's Parents -- $250,000 Doesn't Cut It!!!

7/26/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The network bidding war over key interviews in the Casey Anthony case has gone into the stratosphere ... because TMZ has learned a syndicated talk show was laughed at with a bid of $250,000 for Casey's PARENTS!!!

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The bidding has gone crazy ... we're hearing the bidding for a Casey interview was over $1.5 million.

Now ABC News has just released a statement, saying it will no longer pay for photos and video in exchange for interviews.

The announcement comes days after TMZ published a story ... that Casey's lawyer, Jose Baez, was holed up in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, taking bids from NBC, ABC and CBS.  As we reported, Baez was in the Hotel bar Thursday night, discussing strategy with famed lawyer Mark Geragos.

Our sources say all three networks were offering the same deal -- they would pay a fortune to license photos and video from Casey. Short story -- it's a dishonest way of saying they don't pay for interviews.

We're told NBC -- which paid for Baez' hotel room -- was leading the pack in the Casey bidding war, even though the Network denied it was offering any money for an interview -- which is technically correct.

In its statement, ABC says, "We can book just about anyone based on the strength of our journalism."

Sure they can.



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Wellington Wellington

Just when I think the Anthonys can't get any more loathsome and disgusting, they do. And the networks fighting over them are bottom feeders.

Liz Liz

Has any one thought of the fact that Casey ia a LIAR? She wouldn't recognize the truth for any amount of money. Who really cares what she or any one has to say the fact is a baby is dead and a killer has gone free.

paigehop paigehop

It is disgusting and weird, BUT those people are dirt poor from this whole horrible situation. I'm guessing they'll never find work again. They didn't kill Caylee. I don't know... toughy!

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Wellington Wellington

Just when I think the Anthonys can't get any more loathsome and disgusting, they do. And the networks fighting over them are bottom feeders.

Liz Liz

Has any one thought of the fact that Casey ia a LIAR? She wouldn't recognize the truth for any amount of money. Who really cares what she or any one has to say the fact is a baby is dead and a killer has gone free.

paigehop paigehop

It is disgusting and weird, BUT those people are dirt poor from this whole horrible situation. I'm guessing they'll never find work again. They didn't kill Caylee. I don't know... toughy!

cmueller cmueller

It would be blood money. It is so wrong.

Carrie Carrie

How about the NETWORKS all give the $$$ they are willing to spend on any interview to the Missing Children groups to help find those children whose parents did the right thing and yet suffer because there are no resources to find them.

ZB ZB

Bottom line...she was not convicted...think what you will...but she wasn't...and now she has to try and live a life basically in danger and in hiding...I would be looking for a payday too...for plastic surgery...name change...hell maybe a new country to call home.




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31.

BOOMY    

All of the sick f@xks need to be hog tied, DUCT TAPED to where they suffocate.

1185 days ago
32.

whatevs    

Everyone involved in this are all "tools". I for one will not be watching ONE SECOND of any "post-Casey" ANYTHING. She and her family are dead to me.

1185 days ago
33.

jen    

hey networks.....F U....your a bunch of arse wholes and no better than the family spawn of satin...hey NBC double F U putting up satin in a hotel room...he's just a guilty covering up a babys murder, letting her rot in a swamp, and you give him money....you'll all burn in _ELL....

1185 days ago
34.

Shannon    

I seem to recall that George & Cindy are on disability due to this whole tragic thing, (more money that Casey caused the taxpayers). Hopefully they aren't making money off of this tragedy along with taxpayer money. Hopefully the circus will not make everyone forget about Caley :(

1185 days ago
35.

T. Bag Jones    

Who wants to hear anything they say? She lied in court and she'll lie on TV so what's the big attraction??? I can't stand to look at her damn face. Why would anyone want to watch it? The whole family is sick. They should be hiding in shame not making millions of dollars on a friggin tv show. Sick sick people. I hope they get what's coming to them.

1185 days ago
36.

chelsey    

Know this...everyone I know that has discussed this...WE WILL NEVER WATCH!!!! anything pertaining to this HORRIBLE story. Lawyers, her, her parents will not be watched. PLEASE EVERYONE BOYCOTT THESE SHOWS!!!! Lets show this big wig studios that there money is better spent on real stories!!!! Support the BOYCOTT!!!!!

1185 days ago
37.

Melissa    

DON'T GIVE THESE PEOPLE (especially Casey) A SINGLE DIME!!! If you do you are no better than the person (or people) that killed that poor little girl (which was one of these three people!)Shame on the networks for wanting this story, no-one wants to hear about how Casey didn't murder her daughter, because it would be a lie and the world knows it!

1185 days ago
38.

Angela Marie RIP CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY    

BLOOD MONEY!!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!!

1185 days ago
39.

dawn    

For casey i hope no one watches either interview all of them are responsible for that little girls death.

1185 days ago
40.

Doreen    

SO...TO THE ANTHONYS..

Just how much is Caylee's life worth to you?

You really are all a bunch of heartless bitches!

1185 days ago
41.

hello    

Why would anyone want to hear anything any of them have to say? They would just lie just like they have done during this whole tragedy. They all know what really happened to little Caylee and it is wrong to try to profit off of it. I think the media should stay away from them and let them live in their own private hell.

1185 days ago
42.

Superman    

From the network execs, producers, and anchors to the lawyers, parents, and the baby-killer, all of them deserve to burn in Hell!

1185 days ago
43.

Carrie    

How about the NETWORKS all give the $$$ they are willing to spend on any interview to the Missing Children groups to help find those children whose parents did the right thing and yet suffer because there are no resources to find them.

1185 days ago
44.

ThinkingWoman    

Disgusting blood money ... and completely unnecessary. I think the world has seen and heard more than enough from all of those Anthonys. Anyone who pays them for opening their mouths is disgusting as well. I don't see Lee Anthony's name mentioned in these stories -- good for him.

1185 days ago
45.

Deanna    

why do we care about these people again.??? this is NON important news!!

1185 days ago
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