Originally posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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:
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
Georgia native Khary Payton ( “The Walking Dead”): $195
Bow Wow: $125
Dr. Jacqueline Walters ( “Married to Medicine”): $125
Mimi Faust (“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”): $100
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
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:
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
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.
Jeff Ross, Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp, Snooki and Vince Neil: $300
Bethenny Frankel: $275
Sean Astin, Flavor Flav: $250
Corey Feldman: $202
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
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
Gina Gershon, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Downtown Julie Brown, Skeet Ulrich, Chuck Liddell, Barry Williams: $125
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
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
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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