Fake blogs are a growing trend on the web. Just recently we saw Plain Layne exposed as Odin Soli
. But now, with the advent of an online role-playing game called Be A Celeb
, the fake-blog phenomenon seems to be rising to a whole new level. The goal of Be A Celeb
is to create a convincing fake celebrity blog. You can choose to be whatever celebrity you like, as long as someone else hasn't already taken the celebrity. Celebrities already in play include Clay Aiken
, Jessica Biel
, and Kirsten Dunst
. Once you've created your fake celebrity, you can then make them interact with other fake celebrities... kind of like a strange alternative reality Hollywood, or LiveJournal Celebrity Sims.
An article about this game has been posted on morons.org
. I'm wondering if they'd let me play either Plain Layne or Kaycee Nicole Swenson as a character... though they'd probably say they don't qualify as 'celebrities.'... or what would happen if a real celebrity began playing themselves as a fake celebrity? The mind boggles.