Hollywood Is Calling
Celebrities on Your Cell
By Sarah Hepola, Fri., Aug. 15, 2003
Hollywood Is Calling was created to make it possible for people all across the globe to be inspired and entertained by live phone calls from actual celebrities. -- from the mission statement of Hollywood Is Calling, a new celebrity phone service at www.hollywoodiscalling.com
How many times have you sat around, waiting for a celebrity to call? Too many? Well, the wait is over! For just $19.95, a real, live celebrity will ring your cellie and offer a special greeting. Got a birthday coming up? Stolen someone's credit-card number? Hollywood is calling -- do you dare to answer?
A few samples from the archives:
Star Trek's Tim Russ
Greetings, Earthling. Congratulations on the anniversary of your open marriage! We at the Starship Enterprise wish you a lifetime of Celtic music and Renaissance festivals.
Asalamalakim, my brutha. As you know, I spent some time in jail. "The slammah." I had been doing drugs. "The blow." "The Mary Jane." "The tasty, tasty DayQuil." But now, I'm strong and righteous in Jesus Christ, and you should be, too. Happy bar mitzvah.
Hi, it's Richard Hatch. What do you mean you've never heard of me? I'm your celebrity caller, here to inspire and entertain you. No, I am a celebrity. Dammit, I won Survivor! I was the one with the Machiavellian ways! The fat one?!? Put someone else on. Thanks. What do you mean you haven't heard of me either? [click]
Hollywood Is Calling has received an onslaught of favorable media coverage. Consumer Reports raved, "I would ... use this." People magazine called it "a phone service." Log on and order now -- these careers are going fast!