Battle of the Cover Babies: Nicole’s sells more copies then Christina’s

Christina Aguilera may have a collection of Grammy's on her mantle, but isn't selling magazines. Nicole Richie on the other hand, has a handful of arrests on her record, cementing her star power and making her baby more popular. Is it possible for there to be a cooler newborn? Richie's current cover story is on track to sell 1.8 million copies--about 500,000 more than X-tinas! "Christina historically doesn't do that well on covers," says one mag insider, who claims sales of her wedding photo in OK! And her recent nude shoot for Marie Claire were both sup-par. But with only a reality series under her belt, what makes Nicole such a draw? "She's gone public about being a heroin addict," the source says. "Her boyfriend is covered in tattoos. By default, she's got the more interesting baby. People want to see how she settles down. They want to see what kind of baby someone with her background has." It's too bad Christina's settling down with a nice, normal guy has trumped the public's interest, but a happy home is clearly more important. Perhaps Nicole will stay more grounded now as well. There are enough other famous freaks for us to indulge in! [Perez Hilton]