All it takes is money.
As I blogged yesterday, Eastman Kodak put up a $5,000 reward to identify the young man attempting to give starlet Megan Fox a yellow rose at a London movie premiere, only to be unintentionally snubbed during the rush of paparazzi. Kodak promised to fly the teenager and his family to the U.S. and even buy him a rose to give to Fox.
The boy has been found. He's identified by Gawker.com as Harvii, an 11-year-old from England. Sources tell me he's on a transatlantic flight to New York as I write this, and a reunion is in the works.
Two people stepped forward to identify him to Kodak, and their names will soon be announced. I'm also told that a lot of this was done without Fox herself completely in the loop, but she's being a good sport and wants to erase any hard feelings.
When might we expect Harvii to hand Fox a new rose? The actress is on "The Today Show" tomorrow. Keep an eye out. This might be the Kodak moment.
This may be the public relations move of the week (month?), as Kodak inserted itself into a story it had nothing to do with, and made it huge.
Costs versus benefits:
Roundtrip airfare to fly kid and parents from London to NYC on short notice: $6,000
Two nights in nice Manhattan hotel: $1,800
UPDATE:Megan Fox's appearance on "Today" was postponed due to the Michael Jackson coverage, and "Rose Boy" was not able to deliver his flower. I am told he will remain in the New York area for the next couple of days, though a rendevouz with Fox has not been firmed up yet. Stay tuned...
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