LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: NeNe Leakes attends VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers at Paramount Studios on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom)
Photo: John Sciulli
Photo: John Sciulli

Want a personalized video shout out from a reality star? NeNe Leakes can be had for $300, Kim Zolciak for $200

Originally posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

From the Bert Show today, I heard about a website called cameo.com. It’s a very simple concept: celebrities offer to provide video greetings to your favorite friend or family member - for a price.

So I sifted through thousands of options, an impressively varied list of famous, almost famous and kinda famous folk. It’s fascinating how each celebrity judges their own worth. Some are comically high: Former Falcon Michael Vick is asking for $1,000 - more than actors Wesley Snipes ($500) and actor Sean Astin ($250). 

Bargains? “Lois & Clark” star Dean Cain for just $60. Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”) can be had for a mere $50. Perez Hilton? $33.

Athletes generally charge more than reality stars, actors or musicians. Kareem Abdul-Jabar is a $500 price tag while Troy Aikman charges $400.

And like Uber, the celebrities are ranked based on how good their videos are. The average response time is usually included as well. 

Comic Gilbert Gottfried ($150) is one of the most popular, with 420 videos and an average 4.9 out of 5 stars. He basically does some comedic riffing. And he typically responds within three hours! Carson Kressley ($65) has 444 reviews and a perfect 5 star rating. 

I found seven current and past “Real Housewives of Atlanta” members. Not surprisingly, NeNe Leakes is tops at $300. Newcomer Shamari Devoe is asking for just $50.

NeNe Leakes: $300 (13 reviews, 4.7 out of 5 stars)

Cynthia Bailey: $200 (30 reviews, 5 stars)

Phaedra Parks: $200 (2 reviews, 5 stars)

YONKERS, NY - MAY 06: TV Personality Kim Zolciak hosts the Kentucky Derby hat contest at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on May 6, 2017 in Yonkers, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway)
Photo: Dave Kotinsky

Kim Zolciak: $200 (33 reviews, 4.9 stars)

Brielle Biermann: $100(3 reviews, 5 stars)

Marlo Hampton: $200 (10 reviews, 5 stars)

Shamari Devoe: $50 (2 reviews, 5 stars)

Claudia Jordan: $50 (1 review, 5 stars)

Here are a list of people with Atlanta ties:

Jan. 31, 2019 Atlanta: Former Falcons and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick wears one of his special edition New Era #7 hats on sale in the NFL Shop at the Super Bowl Experience on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Former Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick: $1,000. 

Lori Allen (host, “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta”): $300

NBA player Vince Carter: $250

Atlanta born and raised actress AnnaLynne McCord ( “90210”): $195

Khary Payton as Ezekiel, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Photo: Gene Page/AMC

Georgia native Khary Payton ( “The Walking Dead”): $195

Westminster grad and “Office” star Brian Baumgartner: $175

Ne-Yo, $125

Bow Wow: $125

Dr. Jacqueline Walters ( “Married to Medicine”): $125

Mimi Faust (“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”): $100

Marla Maples. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Georgia native Marla Maples: $102

Puddles Pity Party ( “America’s Got Talent”), Andruw Jones, Dale Murphy and Montell Jordan: $100

Kyle Massey: $85

Lil Scrappy ( “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”): $80

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Keshia Knight Pulliam attends "The Fate Of The Furious" Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal

Keshia Knight-Pulliam: $75

Erica D ( “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”): $65

Miss Juicy ( “Little Women Atlanta”): $60

DJ Scream: $50

Davie Rickenbacker ( “Survivor”): $40

Richard Blais (former Atlanta, winner “Top Chef All Stars”): $39

Former Atlantan Dolvett Quince ( “The Biggest Loser”), Kirk Medas ( “Floribama Shore”): $30

Josh Murray ( “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise”): $25

Molly Hopkins ( “90 Day Fiance, Double Diva”): $20


There is also a rival service called Atlanta-based Starsona which offers Q&A videos as well. Among its Atlanta celebrities are Da Brat ($100), T-Boz ($250), Big Tigger ($150), Shamea Morton ($50), Rickey Smiley ($100), Headkrack ($100), Eva Marcille ($100), Jerome Jurenovich ($50), Judge Hatchett ($1,000), Gregg Leakes ($50), Wanda Smith ($50), Ryan Cameron ($25) Steve Holman ($25), Lisa Wu ($100). and Dominique Wilkins ($100.)


And here’s a list of other celebrities from cameo.com I plucked out as an interesting sample:

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 11: Caitlyn Jenner attends the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 11, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )
Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs In

Priciest is Caitlyn Jenner at $2,500.

Meta World Peace, Roger Clemens: $1,000

Kevin O’Leary ( “Shark Tank”): $999

Chris Harrison ( “The Bachelor”): $550

Actor Wesley Snipes was ordered to pay $9.5 million in taxes to the IRS.
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Marlon Wayans, Terrell Davis, Brett Favre, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wesley Snipes: $500 each.

Troy Aikman: $400

Ice-T, Gloria Gaynor, Tommy Lee, Terrell Owens and Gary Busey: $350. 

reality TV show star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gave birth to her third child Thursday morning.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Jeff Ross, Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp, Snooki and Vince Neil: $300
Bethenny Frankel: $275

Sean Astin, Flavor Flav: $250

Corey Feldman: $202

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Anthony Michael Hall attends the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Foxcatcher' during AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi at Dolby Theatre on November 13, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Anthony Michael Hall, Billy Baldwin, Terry Bradshaw, Omar Epps, Dee Snider, Tony Hawk, Teresa Guidice and Ron Jeremy: $200

Lance Bass: $199

Dr. Drew: $198

Ruth Buzzi ( “Laugh In”): $195

Joey Lawrence: $175

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT ------ WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 17: Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt attends the CBS, The CW, Showtime & CBS Television Distribution's 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour Party at Pacific Design Center on July 17, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Gilbert Gottfried, Randy Jackson, Joey Fatone, Sean Kingston, Warren G, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tisha Campbell, Michael Rappaport, Tom Sizemore, John Schneider, Tommy Chong, Pauly Shore, Jon Lovitz, Eddie Griffin: $150. 

Kate Flannery ( “The Office”): $145

Ernie Hudson: $135

Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler attends the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus at Warner Bros. Studios on October 19, 2013 in Burbank, California.
Photo: Joe Scarnici

Gina Gershon, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Downtown Julie Brown, Skeet Ulrich, Chuck Liddell, Barry Williams: $125

Tom Arnold discusses "The Hunt For The Trump Tapes" at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on July 26, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Tom Arnold, Chynna Phillips, Amanda Bearse, Amber Riley, Steve Guttenberg, Dave Foley, Mario Cantone, Corbin Bernsen, Constantine Maroulis, Sisqo, Chynna Phillips, Donell Jones, Ryan Lochte, Spencer Pratt ( “The Hills”), Heidi Montag ( “The Hills”) Omarosa, Carrie Ann Inaba: $100. 

Andy Dick, Abby Lee Miller ( “Dance Moms”): $99
Tara Reid: $85

Nicole Eggert: $80

Sinbad, Carnie Wilson, Lisa Loeb, Mischa Barton, Orlando Jones, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Dina Lohan, Chad Coleman ( “The Walking Dead”): $75 

Ross Marquandt ( “The Walking Dead”): $72

David Krumholtz (Numb3rs”) , Chris Kattan, Evan Handler ( “Sex and the City”) 

Carson Kressley, Carla Hall: $65

Superman himself, actor Dean Cain, will reach the milestone birthday on July 31. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Photo: Jason Merritt

Dean Cain, Bai Ling, Kato Kaelin, Emile de Ravin (“Once Upon a Time”) Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”), Chingy: $60

Tawny Kitaen and Rebecca Black: $55

Rose McGowan gives opening remarks to the audience at the Women's March/Women's Convention in Detroit. A stream of actress including Rose McGowan, models and ex-employees have come out, many anonymously, to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse dating as far back as the 1990s.

Kevin Sorbo  (“Hercules”), MTV VJ Mark Goodman, Chris Hansen ( “Dateline: NBC”) Isaiah Washington ( “Grey’s Anatomy”) ,David Faustino (“Married With Children”), Holly Robinson Peete, Justin Guarini, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Monyetta Shaw (Ne-Yo’s ex), Taylor Dayne, Rose McGowan, John Davidson, KT Tunstall, Richard Hatch ( “Survivor”) Mindy Cohn (“The Facts of Life”), Pia Toscano: $50

Perez Hilton: $33

Janice Dickinson: $25

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.