February 27, 2006

Buying A-list celebrity treatment

PARIS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- In France, ordinary people can hire a service that provides all the trappings of celebrity -- including bodyguards and screaming fans.

Soiree de Star, or Evening of a Star, offers a range of services based on being an A-list celebrity to being an E-list celebrity, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

For example, for about $350 a person can get E-list treatment that includes chauffeur-driven car, a bodyguard, a security van and a VIP reservation at one of Paris's top nightspots.

However, for a little more than $4,000 a night, a person can get A-list treatment -- including a six-person limousine, a bodyguard, four hysterical fans, three VIP reservations, optional helicopter ride, a television cameraman and paparazzi on motorbikes who will chase you through the streets of either Paris, Nice, Barcelona or Madrid.

"The motorbike paparazzi are less popular because of Princess Diana," explains David Benguigui, the co-founder of Soiree de Star.

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