Why can't Apple's App Store overlords exercise more discretion when it counts? A $2 Britney Spears app has just approved is available for the iPhone. I thought the app called "It's Britney!" may have been some clever lip-syncing or karaoke app, but it's not. According to Britney's Web site "There really is an app for everything."
Should we have expected any less from Britney? After all, an iPhone app is the perfect byproduct of our celebrity (and iPhone) obsessed culture. But wait, it gets better: There are plenty more self-obsessed celebrities with an iPhone app available at theiPhone's App Store. Heck, a star stalking iPhone user could waste hours with apps that revolve around musicians, athletes and movie stars. Here's a rundown of iPhone apps brought to you by your favorite celebs:
The pop icon's app, out Monday, is a blend of news, photos, messages from Spears and a "Be Britney's Dancer" feature that lets you superimpose images of yourself onto one of her backup singers, all for just $1.99. No word on whether it'll shave off the top of the iPhone's outer casing when it wants attention.
A dollar is all you need for instant push notification whenever Shaquille O'Neal updates his Twitter account. The man is that interesting, as evidenced by his legion of over 2.5 million Twitter followers.
Everywhere you go, from London to the Bay, you'll be able to keep up on the activities of washed up rapper MC Hammer. The app costs $0.99, which is also what you'd expect to pay for one of Hammer's albums nowadays.
This is one of the most popular apps sold by Mobile Roadie, which creates fan apps mainly for musicians, but other celebrities as well. The Spinal Tap app warns of sexual content, nudity, drug references, profanity and mature/suggestive themes.
Chad Ochocinco Experience
For $2.99, the Chad Ochocinco Experience gives you whereabouts, stats, photos and soundbytes from one of the NFL's loudest and most entertaining players. You can also ask Ochocinco for advice through a "What Would Ocho Do?" feature.
Celebrity Pets News Reader
For all those times that the paparazzi's gaze turns not to celebrities, but to their dogs and cats, there's an app for that. And it costs 99 cents.