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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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Casey    

A child died!! Remember this isn't about the lying Anthony family or their money grubbing ways, a child died. The Anthony family wanting to make money after a beautiful, loving child is thrown into a swamp and left to rot - disgusting. No interviews and no money AT ALL for the lying Anthonys. They can all go straight to hell. I will boycott any station who airs anything at all about them, even is they're not paid.

I also agree with Stella who said: 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.

998 days ago
107.

glittermom    

its terrible anyone would make money off the death of a child..You can only blame the people willing to watch or read the books...If no one responded to the interviews or books there would be no monies...so blame yourself!

998 days ago
108.

Secretsmoker    

Dear TMZ, We do not give a rats patootie about the baby killer or anyone associated with her. Thank you.

998 days ago
109.

Hollyweird    

This entire thing is disgusting! Every single person involved in all of this sickening propaganda should rot in hell! Just as I alway know....there is not a single soul that promotes anything involved in t.v., news or radio that has a conscience. I wish the ENTIRE Casey Anthony family would just go away. I'm tired of seeing their faces. They are profiting off of that dead baby girl. I mean come on....taking ANOTHER exotic vacation?? Just where do they get their money huh? And Casey Anthony.....I hope when you do step out in public someone gets their hands on you....you sick piece of crap!

998 days ago
110.

Jen    

Make sure to boycott the Bio station. They're already running the Casey Anthony story.

998 days ago
111.

HappyToday    

I believe this is a golden opportunity for the networks to change their ways, if they know when to seise a good opportunity this is the one. Stop the practice of paying for interviews or any fees, you have the power to make the right choice. This Case may be the one who will show how bad is for the networks this practice. Hope they learn something! I will not be watching any interviews that would let the whole Anthony Family profit from Caylee's death. Hope they are reading these posts too!

998 days ago
112.

Lyingnogoodslut    

I'd watch Nancy Grace fight Casey in an unscripted WWE cage match! Read about Steel Cage Casey at www.lyingnogoodslut.com. (A non-moneymaking site)

998 days ago
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pc    


I view her parents in the same light as her. While I may have had some initial sympathy for them during the trial, her mother's clear joy at her daughter's wrongful acquittal followed by their decision to quickly attempt to capitalize on their granddaughter's murder just as their awful murderous daughter is doing the same, is evidence that the apple does not fall far from the tree. Any interview of her parents, again "paid" or "unpaid", will likewise result in my boycott of any publishing network.

998 days ago
114.

JOY    

No one cares or wants to see or hear from them!! They are not celebrities, this is soooo disgusting. Why do you think the public is still interested in these low lifes? We are not!! You will be boycotted! Maybe you have not been reading on the internet how much they are hated and how big the boycott movement is. Maybe they should get real jobs. We are not interested in watching Baez be a legal ananlyst, book deals, interviews, photos or videos...NOTHING! IT IS OVER! A BABY IS DEAD AND THE MURDERER GOT OFF!

998 days ago
115.

Ferrellin Cassidy    

Casey certainly has the right lawyer...he is one big liar..lied in court and it worked...how can we teach our kids not to lie when the judge didn't stop Jose...SOMEONE STAND UP FOR CAYLEE

998 days ago
116.

JCor    

unfortunately everyone including the networks, jurors, meter reader, magazines, attorneys, Casey's friends, Cindy, George and CASEY will lavish in the blood money made off this baby's death. If you don't want to contribute to it, don't buy or watch it. Hopefully, every night the last thing they do when they close their eyes is see Caylee's face and then think of her just being thrown in a swamp like garbage. If they can live with that....................

998 days ago
117.

Jim    

George killed that little girl, he just looks guilty and the and that thing he calls a wife lied and lied about almost everything they said. I know they killed that little girl.

998 days ago
118.

Dianne    

This whole family is a HOUSE OF LIES. All the pimps representing them are euqually as BAD. They should ALL rent a CRUISE SHIP and SINK. All you networks willing to pay so much as a penny are stuping down to their level. HOW the h--- is any of this MADNESS going to BENEFIT little CAYLEE. To REWARD her caregivers for being so NEGLIGENT is not only MORALY WRONG it is DISGUSTING.

998 days ago
119.

Dianne    

This whole FAMILY , HOUSE OF LIES, should be an outcast in our society. All the pimps representing them are equally as BAD. They should rent a CRUISE SHIP and SINK. TO ALL you networks HOW THE HELL does this MADNESS BENEFIT this INNOCENT CHILD. MONEY GREEDY SCAVENGERS. ALL of YOU.

998 days ago
120.

Rob    

The motto for Harvey and his "people" should be "There's a sucker born every minute." The reactions, success, and popularity of TMZ supports this statement.

998 days ago
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