Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria will be paid more than $2 million from highest bidder OK! magazine for exclusive coverage of her wedding to basketball star Tony Parker. The couple will be married in the romantic 17th century French castle Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte just outside Paris on July 7.
Regarding the huge payout, OK! editor-in-chief Sara Ivens said: "These were obviously highly coveted photos, and we were thrilled to negotiate the exclusive rights. Covering great moments with the celebrities that we love is what the magazine's all about."
According to a source, People magazine had lobbied hard to win the rights to the coverage but couldn't beat OK!'s dollar amount. The source told the New York Post newspaper: "People editors broke the story of their wedding and were working hard with Eva's reps to secure the picture rights. They were upset about losing the photos."
Another source said: "It was entirely a matter of money, straight up to the final negotiation. Everyone wanted the photos - but everyone knows OK! will pay a lot for them."