Many of your favorite stars can be reached on Twitter, where one always hopes to get a re-tweet or the rare reply. If that’s not enough for you, there are a select few minor celebrities that can be reached on the phone. Have you ever wanted to lecture Dina Lohan for her parenting choices? Maybe you want to know how Octomom Nadya Suleman is handling all her children? Or perhaps you want to know the real story behind Jeremy London’s supposed kidnapping? Well, for dollars a minute, you can talk to these and several other not quite celebrities directly on the phone, through a service called Dial a Star.
The pay-per-minute phone service called Dial a Star gives fans access to some of their favorite reality stars and pseudo-celebrities for a hefty charge, ranging from $3 to $100 a minute. Several faces on the website are unknowns to most, and few qualify as “stars” but the site does give the opportunity for a one-on-one call with the likes of Britney Spears fanatic Chris Crocker and MTV reality star Tila Tequila.
It seems that the fame hungry determine their level of celebrity by their per-minute charge. Playboy Playmate and former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Brande Roderick seems to be the biggest star, with a whopping rate of $100 per minute. Both of Lindsay Lohan’s parents will take your call — mom and fellow partier Dina charges $25 per minute, while her ex-husband Michael charges a more conservative $18 per minute. Despite being one of the only names on the list to actually have a film and television resume worth discussing, actor Jeremy London can be reached for a low $15 per minute.
It is no surprise that the site boasts several reality television stars, all looking to capitalize on their minor bouts of fame. This ranges from a former “Real Housewife” — Danielle Staub of New Jersey — to Brace, a male escort from Showtime’s “Gigolos.”
While it is doubtful that callers can convince those at the center of pop culture scandals to spill the beans, the service will give anyone the chance to ask Rachel Uchitel about her affairs with Tiger Woods and David Boreanaz, or grill “I Love Money” contestant Kwame Smalls about what went on behind the scenes with all those fame-hungry players competing for cash.
Celebrities are more accessible than ever these days, thanks to the likes of Facebook and Twitter. While A-list stars may not answer if you call, you can reach some of the less than famous personalities out there to have your moment to dial — and chat with — a “star.”