"How much did you get for that photo?"
"Only $15,000. I would've gotten more five years ago. Probably between 30 and 50 grand. In America, they blacked out that area when they printed that photo. In other countries, though, they showed everything."
I asked him if I could use his name for the story. He went silent, shook his head no, and walked away.
I went inside for dinner, and when I finished and got back outside, Spears had gone. So had most of the paparazzi. I asked one guy if he got any photos. He showed me a few shots of her walking by; she was flanked by security guards.
I left amazed that there are 15 grown adults who make a living following Britney Spears around taking pictures of her every movement.
And we wonder why the former Mouseketeer has already been through two marriages and rehab.
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