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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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46.

Nicole    

To all of you that felt sorry for these creeps I hope you now see what this family is about!

1186 days ago
47.

Hohan    

what a mess. Network television is a cesspool

1186 days ago
48.

janet    

Aimee...I also agree with you Baez got lucky.

Don't forget to thank Nancy Grace for all of the money. If she didn't harp on this non-stop (she made alot of money from this herself) with all the Tot Mom crap for the last 3 years, Casey would have been found not guilty but with no money.

Baez is going to grab whatever he can. He get's 40%.

1186 days ago
49.

ThinkingWoman    

I never see Lee Anthony's name associated with these blood money interview stories -- good for him. As for the rest, do we really need to hear one more single word from any of them, including Baez? Haven't they said enough, and haven't they been caught up in lies enough, to the extent that "interviewing" them is a farcical notion at best? Rather than grasping for dollars dangled before them, couldn't they have the decency and the loving respect for that poor dead baby girl to withdraw gracefully from public life and shut up already?

1186 days ago
50.

Superman    

stella 17 minutes ago

tmz - this is a chance for you to expose things more important that trivial celebrity gossip. get us as much info on these deals as you can possibly dig up. name executives. show their pictures. list the advertisers. shame them all publicly. make it a pr disaster for all involved.
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I agree.

1186 days ago
51.

Joanne    

This is what our society has come to, a child is dead and the most important thing is to make money. The news media should be ashamed to want to pay to listen to the B/S of these low lives...Here is an idea...all money made be donated to the exploit of children

1186 days ago
52.

Jen    

do you think that maybe no amount will ever be enough and maybe they've turned it down because they'll never do an interview about the horrendous crime they're daughter committed or the pain they go through everyday...

1186 days ago
53.

coulda fooled me    

What could the Anthony's possibly say that either hasn't been said in public or that wouldn't be a lie? Cindy perjered herself in court and we all know George is her puppet and says whatever she tells him to.

They need to get off of their lazy asses & go to work like the rest of us. All they want is to live off of their dead grandaughter and collect blood money for their phoney foundation. They have never spent a dime looking for their grandaughter (they knew she was dead) but they have collected tax free donations while playing the grieving grandparents. I will boycott any station/talking head that has an interview with them. Shameless grifters.

1186 days ago
54.

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.

1186 days ago
55.

Allison    

KARMA !! And Any network that does any story on that woman or makes any movie about her I SWEAR I WILL NEVER WATCH IT AGAIN !!! I hope people think the same way I do. Lets get GOOD Ratings !!! ******** !!!

1186 days ago
56.

Florida Mom    

Guess what people, Casey Anthony will eventually run back to Mommy and Daddy...She'll still be using Blood money to support herself...I think everyone should boycott CIndy and George too..AFter all, Jose Baez didn't get all those photos on his own...Cindy helped the defense team out in more way than we know...She's just as guilty for not protecting that poor baby girl.She doesn't deserve a dime for not seeking the truth for her grandaughter like she always said she wanted ...No money for any of those Liers...

1186 days ago
57.

Studley Buck    

$250K is chump change in today's market. Casey's post-release glamour photo-spread will go for $3 million. Let's boycott any lame, loser channel that doesn't do a prime-time interview with cutie Casey Anthony.

1186 days ago
58.

Cindy    

I think the Anthony's are all monsters. We have heard all about their pitiful, dark, demented & twisted lives. A beautiful baby is gone and they want to make money on accout of it??? Something is terribly wrong here. In some sad, sorry way, it's probably good for Caylee to not be here - I cannot even imagine her life being raised by the 3 of them!!!

1186 days ago
59.

Betty    

Jose Baez, Casey Anthony and now the grandparents! To allow any of these people to profit one dime from this child's INTENTIONAL death is so disgusting. I don't know how any of them sleep at night. The lawyer is a sleaze. Casey Anthony is a horrid human being and the fact that the mother got on that stand and didn't do what is right by her granddaughter turns me against her also. She is partially to blame for why Casey Anthony will become a millionaire for committing a crime against an innocent baby. Jurors----WTH were you all thinking???????

1186 days ago
60.

Rogue Warrior    

I'm glad Caseys parents said FU to them!!!!!! Put your money where your mouth is or STFU!!!!! They deserve a HUGE payday after what that family has been through. Babies are born everyday just so more child support can come rolling in. Not much difference!

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