Imagine your child’s bar mitzvah with a sports theme and the party screen starts with a video of an NBA player: “Mazel Tov, Eric. Hope your weekend is a great success and that you keep up your interest in b-ball. Best wishes from me, Dominique Wilkins!” Or your first wedding dance is to a recording star who opens it with a personalized greeting to the bride and groom. Afterwards, you can keep up the vibe by posting it on social media. It’s possible through an app, Starsona, the brainchild of divorce lawyer Randall Kessler.
“I have been fortunate to get to know many stars as high-profile clients – athletes and entertainers, business and community leaders – and observe their generosity towards charities and their willingness to always stop and talk to a fan, take a selfie, or even to do a personalized video for a fan,” Kessler said.
“Then, on the other hand, I often get asked to see if one of my clients would do a happy birthday video for someone’s child or friend.”
Starsona now has an amazing group of stars available to do personalized video shout-outs for special occasions. Just open the app, select a star, and indicate what type of message and for whom it should be created.
You can request a video from superstars such as DJ Drama, Judge Hatchett, boxer Evander Holyfield, or five-time Mr. Olympia Vince Taylor, or choose a celeb from The Real Housewives or an Olympic gold medalist.
Here are some other stars to choose from:
NBA: Wilkins, Paul George, Kyle Lowry, Mario Chalmers, Kenyon Martin, Gheorghe Muresan or Tyronn Lue
NFL: Champ Bailey, Michael Boley, Braylon Edwards, Heath Shuler, Andre Rison
Pop Music: T-Boz from TLC, The Dollyrots, Da Brat, Dawn Robinson from En Vogue.
The star sets the fee, gets paid 75 percent and can designate which charity the rest will help support. And it’s not only an app; it’s available on the web. Starsona.com allows you to request a video from anywhere in the world with internet access.
Next, Randy, how about a “Jewish star” category?
Randy Kessler is past chair of the American Bar Association family law section, a litigation professor at Emory University School of Law and author of “Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future.”