Once upon a time there were no celebrity tabloids, just people gossiping at the local watering hole, which was literally a hole in the ground with water in it. But then some brilliant person starting carving the likenesses of his friends and neighbors into stone, and the early celebrity weekly was born. It wouldn't be until years later that one of the grandchildren of that first man realized that if the covers had small children commonly referred to as "babies" on them that these publications – now called "magazines" – could sell for more than a piece of silver.
According to the New York Times, however, this is a story that far too many Americans are not familiar with.
Not every baby is worth its weight in newsprint. At what point a celebrity child emerges from the birth canal after the months that the mother has likely been forced to remain in the safety of her home matters. For instance, some babies are born on the weekend, when everyone is sunnin' and funnin' and distracted, while others come out in the middle of the work week when everyone is bored and needs something to talk about at their office water cooler that is actually no longer just a hole in the ground.