5 celebrities we'd like to see do live-streaming video
With Facebook opening live video to famous people, we want these people to get on their phones pronto.
Facebook has decided to join the social media live video streaming parade, but they're doing things a little bit differently than Meerkat and Periscope, the first two live social streaming apps that came to market. Facebook is incorporating video streaming into their Facebook Mentions feature, used by what they term "public figures." In other words: famous people.
In the post announcing the feature, they show videos from a few celebrities who are already pretty well versed in social video streaming, like Lindsey Vonn, Lester Holt and Luke Bryan. They're already on either Periscope, Meerkat or both.
But there are plenty of celebrities who haven't embraced live video streaming, but should. We don't care which app they use – though Meerkat is the home of none other than U2 – we just want to see these celebs get on the live streaming bandwagon:
Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence live-streamed her life? Just the stuff from Comic-Con would be epic. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Who doesn't want to see J.Law document her life? From her red carpet shenanigans to jet skiing in the Hamptons with Amy Schumer, Lawrence leads the life of fame we all would want to live if we were famous. Plus, we think her live videos would be pretty creative, like maybe what she does between boring press junket interviews for the latest "Hunger Games" movie.
Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon perform a song to open the 'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary special. (Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC)
Unless he's been on someone's concert video or accidentally popped into something his buddy Jimmy Fallon put online, it doesn't seem like JT is into live streaming. But he should be. A beautiful wife (Jessica Biel) and cute son? Worldwide adoration? Seems like some people would subscribe to Justin's live feed even if he just showed himself rehearsing for his yearly appearance on "SNL."
The Israeli model and actress is on fire lately, going from elegant photo and commercial shoots for Gucci to appearing in front of throngs of cheering fans at Comic-Con, to filming a movie in Atlanta with Jon Hamm. Any one of those things would make for a great video. Heck, even if she'd just streamed the Wonder Woman costume fittings for "Batman vs. Superman" she would have gotten a few million viewers.
What does Alex Trebek do when he's not hosting "Jeopardy!"? His live-streaming video would be fascinating. (Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for TV Land)
The host of "Jeopardy!" has a job that affords him a lot of free time: he tends to tape all the shows for a month in a couple of days. So what does he do the rest of the time? We know he's handy, and we also know that he'll risk severe injury to chase hotel lookie-loos. But to see the off-stage life of the buttoned-up but wryly funny Trebek would be fascinating to us.
Derek Jeter on the red carpet at the ESPY Awards with girlfriend Hannah Davis (left) and sister Sharlee Jeter. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Sure, he's notoriously media shy, and you don't generally see the former Yankee captain out on the town much. But there's always a big ol' smile on his face, so he must be doing something right, even if he never leaves one of his luxurious homes. From outings with his girlfriend Hannah Davis to rubbing elbows with celebs from sports, politics and entertainment, a view into the future Hall of Famer's life would be utterly fascinating to watch.
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