Posted by admin | Posted in celebrities | Posted on 22-04-2012-05-2008
by Al Lewis
DENVER (MarketWatch) — Lindsay Lohan’s mom called to set the record straight about Scott Lazerson.
“He’s no name-dropper,” Dina Lohan told me. “He’s for real.”
Then I got a call from Kathy Wakile from the reality TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
“He’s become my friend,” she said, “and you can never have enough friends.”
Scott Lazerson is always uplifting Lindsay Lohan with his positivity, her mom says.
Then I got a call from Jens Pulver from “The Ultimate Fighter,” a reality show on Spike TV. Pulver was the first Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion. We’re talking cage fighting, which is illegal when roosters do it, but The Pulverizer, a.k.a Lil Evil, was just gushing about Lazerson.
“This guy is awesome,” he said. “It’s hard not to let him grow on you because he is one positive guy. if he ever gets stressed out, I’d like somebody to record it, because hanging out with him, I’ve never seen it. He’s unique. That’s for sure.”
Lazerson is an Orem, Utah-based media strategist, but he calls himself “a connector.” He offers immediate access to the many famous and important people he’s cultivated over the years.
“It’s a huge Rolodex of relationships,” Lazerson said. “The fallout of that could be a “Today” show appearance or Ryan Seacrest talking about you on his radio show.”
He says his corporate client list includes Mobli.com, a visual media platform backed by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Outfit7, creator of the popular iPhone app Talking Tom.
Lazerson first called me last year, asking if I could introduce him to a CEO I’d written about. He immediately starting dropping names, including Paris Hilton, Larry King and even a young woman I used to work with at the Denver Post. He invited me to hang with him at the Sundance Film Festival. Of course, with my own demanding schedule of media appearances, this simply wasn’t possible. Plus, I thought the guy was a shameless schmoozer.
I often cringe at outbursts of emotional positivity like a vampire exposed to sunlight. but Lazerson managed to overcome this in just one phone conversation.
He told me he was a 41-year-old Mormon convert who lives with his wife of 20 years and five kids in Utah. I’d never heard of him. Yet he made me wonder: do celebrities drop his name the way he drops theirs?
“He does know me, and Lindsay, and my whole family, really,” Lohan told me.