June 16, 2020

All I want to do is Zoom-a-Zoom-Zoom-Zoom … with minor celebrities

Forget Goat 2 Meeting. Now you can have a Zoom call with your favorite D-list celebrity.

Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images

Hold the phone. No, really. Do that. The rent-a-celeb platform Cameo has launched a new feature that lets users book live Zoom sessions with their favorite pop-culture personalities.

Quarantine has been kind to Cameo

Cameo launched back in 2017, but it really took off during the height of the corona crisis.

More people used it to delight friends and family members with personalized recordings from such luminaries as WWE Superstar Big E and horror hostess Elvira.

The celebs, meanwhile, took to Cameo to squeeze more juice out of their 15 minutes of fame. Fast Company reported a 160% uptick in talent sign-ups during the month of March. 

I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you — Nobody — too?

If you’re hoping to chat with Beyoncé, well, you can hope in one hand and sh*t in the other. 

The stars hawking their time tend to be… well, of niche interest. But that doesn’t mean they come cheap. 

  • “Entourage” actor Jeremy Piven caused a Twitter uproar when it was revealed he would be charging $15k for a 10-minute convo.
  • Retired NFL QB Brett Favre will talk shop for $5k.
  • Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is happy to squawk at you for $750.
  • Early aughts blogger Perez Hilton dishes the hot goss for $225.

If you can’t scrounge together enough change for a personal video chat, worry not! 

Cameo is expected to launch a group chat feature that will allow people to pay $5/month to join other fans for Zoom conferences with their fave stars.

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