LATEST: A sonogram picture purporting to be Angelina Jolie's baby has shown up on the front of American tabloid National Enquirer after being pulled from auction website eBay.

The item, which was listed as 'Angelina Jolie's 4-5 month foetus sonogram picture', was pulled from the website earlier this month (JAN06) after eBay bosses decided it "violated their policy on celebrity materials".

But now the sonogram is on the front of the Enquirer and the mag's editors claim the grainy image shows Jolie and boyfriend Brad Pitt are expecting a boy.

But Pitt's publicists are determined to debunk the sonogram and the story as a hoax - even though Jolie's name appears officially in the top left hand corner of the image.

A spokesperson for Pitt says, "It's all a hoax. I have checked it carefully. I'm not going to tell you how I know, but I'm very comfortable in saying it's not their baby."

Bosses at online gambling firm Golden Palace claim to have bought the sonogram for $3,800 (GBP2,110) after contacting the person who initially put the image up on eBay.

The gambling site bosses also recently paid $25,000 (GBP13,900) for actor William Shatner's kidney stone.