In some ways, celebrities are just like us: they like to stay connected with their loved ones, share their amazing experiences and even shine the spotlight on some of their favorite stories using Skype. As a continuation of our monthly celebrity round-up series, we wanted to highlight some of the wonderful stories about celebrities using Skype video calling. Take a look at a few of the many examples we’d like to bring to light from this past month.
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin spoke with Richard Branson via Skype about the successful launch of SpaceX, the first commercial mission to the International Space Station. Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, talked about what the success of this launch means for businesses and tourism. See what Branson had to say below:
Comedian Andy Richter from Conan shared in jest “how your pooches are powwowing with each other over Skype.”
International pop music sensation Justin Bieber was recently interviewed by The Sunday Times and remarked that Skype helps keep him and girlfriend Selena Gomez connected when their busy schedules keep them apart.
Actor Will Smith took to Skype to speak with Chinese moviegoers and fans in Beijing after a viewing of his new summer blockbuster ‘Men in Black 3.’
Good Morning America also used Skype to talk to 9-year-old boy, Brendan Haas, attempting to gift him an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. Haas, creator of the Facebook page ‘A Soldier for a Soldier,’ had previously raffled off a similar to the family of a fallen soldier. View the video and hear Haas’s incredible story below:
Finally, with the recent airing of the History Channel TV miniseries ‘Hatfields & McCoys,’ ABC News used Skype to speak with two members of the infamous once-feuding families about their upcoming joint family reunion.