The Instant Celebrity
Imagine a bowling alley bookkeeper winning the first billion dollar Powerball jackpot, and then wanting to hold onto his instant celebrity status longer than just 15 minutes. What does Howard Rosen do? He finances a reality show whose sole purpose is to fool a corrupt Caribbean dictator into dropping his guard so that his private special forces team can make him a hero! More
What if you just won the largest solo Powerball jackpot in history, but what you really want is to become more famous than the winner of American Idol? Howard Rosen has a secret plan to extend his 15 minutes of fame by becoming a hero. First step is to disappear--erasing himself from Google search--and thereby escalating his mystique overnight. When tabloid writer Jude Johnstone catches up with him in a Miami penthouse, Howard buys his silence by hiring him to purchase a Caribbean island that's neighbor to a corrupt dictatorship. His intention is to finance the overthrow of governor Frolonzo there by using a reality show as ploy to gain access for his private special forces team. But even with a million bucks from Howard as potential payoff, can Jude pull off the con, even with an unlimited expense account and timely phone calls from Jimmy Buffett, George Clooney, and Lady Gaga? What follows is as unpredictable as real life in this adventure where the only cameras rolling are your own, and where, if you fail to beat the opposing tribe, you're shark food!