Mean Betty Wonders: Would You Pay $12 a Minute to Talk to Octomom?
Dial-A-Star’s betting that you’d fork over your hard earned cash to talk to Octomom, Dina Lohan, Jeremy London and Lindsay Lohan’s dad!
There are just some people who refuse to get out of the limelight, even when their 15 minutes of fame are up. For all those reality TV participants (Meanie just can’t use the word “star” in conjunction with the word “reality”), there is finally a place where they can literally cash in on their fame, as it were. Dial –A-Star offers “celebrities” you can chat directly to — starting at $5 a minute for Donald Farmer from VH1’s Megan Wants a Millionaire and going up to $25 a minute to shoot the you-know-what with Linday’s Lohan’s mom Dina. For a mere $18 a minute, you can chat with Michael Lohan, Lindsay’s dad. Poor Lindsay.
Oh and the Octomom, her rate’s only $12 a minute. There are actually 41 D-Listers with whom you can book some time and ask them anything you want. Whether or not they’ll answer the questions is a different story.
Angelina Pivarnick from the Jersey Shore told the New York Daily News, “It’s fun. You get to talk to lots of fans…Some guys try to have phone sex with me. They ask me what I’m wearing, what kind of thongs I wear. I’m like, ‘Ew, are you fat and old? What do you look like … I amuse it. I’ve made more than $3,000 so far.”
Oh kittens, don’t you adore Angelina’s command of the English language? She sounds so erudite. Mean Betty amuses it.
Michael Lohan’s apparently a hot ticket. He commented to the New York Daily News, “I’m getting inundated. Some calls are productive, but the idiots are calling too. They want to know if they can go out with Lindsay, can they talk to her. I say, ‘No, you can’t.’”
Poor Michael — he’s probably scheming ways to get LiLo in the phone so he can earn some more money off of his daughter. Don’t tell him about 3-way calling!
While your mind might be boggling over the fact that Michael Lohan and Angelina Pivarnick are hot commodities for a chat, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub, she of the semi-psychotic demeanor and frightening eyebrows, has commanded $9,000 in calls so far! Sorry — Meanie should have asked if you were sitting down.
The site splits the fee 50-50 between them and the D-Lister. Which is great for someone like Kate Major ($10 a minute), Johnny Fairplay or Jeremy London (both are $15 a minute — choices! choices!), or Tiger Wood’s ex gal pal, Rachel Uchitel ($16 a minute) because, let’s be honest here, how else are they going to earn any money? Work? Um, they don’t think so.
Gina Rodriguez, founder of the site, told the News, “It’s so appealing because the celebrities can take a call and then sign in, do an immediate withdrawal with PayPal and go buy lunch…They can talk while they’re shopping and say, “I gotta take one more call before I buy that.’”
Lambies, isn’t it nice to know that your precious dollars are really and truly a donation to a cause. Your calling is keeping D-Listers fed and shod!