Mcconaughey's Publicist Denies Involvement In Ok! Deal
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY's publicist has slammed reports the actor went against his advice to sign a magazine deal for exclusive photos of newborn son LEVI.
The Fool's Gold star's girlfriend Camila Alves gave birth to Levi Alves MCConaughey at a Los Angeles hospital on Monday (07Jul08), and the couple were reported to have landed an exclusive $3 million (GBP1.5 million) scoop with OK! magazine for the first pictures.
The agreement was also said to include the baby's first Christmas with the family and grant the magazine first rights to wedding photos, should MCConaughey and Alves walk down the aisle.
MCConaughey's representative Alan Nierob was allegedly angry at the actor for agreeing to the deal, because he wanted the couple to hold out for a better offer.
A source tells the New York Post's PageSix, "His publicist, Alan Nierob, begged him not to work with (OK!) because he's considered an A-lister.
"But Matthew hired money man Todd Shemarya, who brokered the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie $4 million People (magazine) deal."
However, Nierob insists the reports are false, saying, "I have never had any conversation with my client about this matter."