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!!! I mean really? What has this world come to? The world’s most hated and dumb people and they think they are now celebs that can ask for literally 1,000’s of dollars for an interview? They should be paying the networks to interview them if anything!!


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.

[TMZ/Taylor Beckham]


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