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    Bat in the Sun Break Down Miley vs Justin Battle

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    It’s a tough job, doing a long, comprehensive interview with smart, philosophical YouTube creators and then watching as the footage gets handed back shortened and “hipsterized.” Sometimes the wizards behind the curtain inadvertently end up coming off as a sort of parody of themselves. The filmmaker Michel Gondry talked about manipulation of truth through editing, […]

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    1 Billion Views Later: And Vsauce Tastes Like …

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Wanna know the definition of swag? How about getting Vsauce — yes, all of them — fresh off a episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and a 1 billion views party? If anyone has swag these days, it’s NMR. Okay, fine, really it’s Vsauce, but they were good enough to let NMR interview them. And since […]

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    Grumpy Cat, JennXPenn, Cimorelli At VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Didn’t get to go to VidCon 2014? Live vicariously through just a taste of the fun that NMR had over the weekend in Anaheim, Calif. From hanging out with Grumpy Cat and the Fine Bros. as they work with Friskies to find the next Internet cat star to jamming a capella style with sister group Cimorelli, this […]

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    Olga Kay, IISuperwomanII Harmonize At Vidcon 2014 With ‘Ambianze Girls’

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Lilly Singh (AKA Superwoman) and Olga Kay were just a couple of the VidCon 2014 attendees who bore witness to the savage oddity of the Awkward Kids’, lets say, performance art. Donning hippie garb and singing melodically about god-knows-what, these three prankers continued their shock and awe campaign on behalf of NewMediaRockstars. We clearly know […]

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    Awkward Kids Make Drunk Moms The Stars Of VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    The beauty of being NewMediaRockstars? We know a whole lot of drunk moms. Don’t ask us how, don’t ask us why, but, kids, your moms like what we got. And so we make it work for us occasionally by making them work for us. Yeah, we turned your mom out. Letting the Awkward Kids, a […]

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    Rob Dyrdek Talks ‘Watch_Dogs’

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    So it turns out Rob Dyrdek is also an actor in addition to show host, pro skateboarder and mogul of a many-headed empire housed in the world’s coolest office building. YouTube superstar tandem Smosh tapped Dyrdek to play the lead, Aiden Pearce, in their riff on the new Ubisoft video game “Watch_Dogs.” And that meant […]

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    NMR Goes Hunting for @HiddenCash In Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    What’s better than cruising around the mean streets of L.A. listenin’ to tunes with your best buds? How ‘bout treasure hunting? (cha-ching cha-ching cha-ching). The @HiddenCash Twitter angel came to L.A. and so NMR decided to send a few of our YouTube compadres out with a camera and a quest for gold. It should have […]

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    Olga Kay Debuts Mooshwalks

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    What were you doing a month ago? Don’t remember? Well we were attending the release of the new Mooshwalks sock line by Olga Kay. But we decided to make such a ridiculously opulent and snarky video, our editor took forever to finish it. That being said though, it looks a-mazing. If this trend continues, that […]

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Dreamworks and MTV can’t Ignore Vine Star Nash Grier’s Hate Speech [GUEST POST]


Fred Phelps, who led the gay-hating and headline-grabbing Westboro Baptist Church, passed away on March 19th of this year. TMZ eulogized him with a link to Kool & The Gang’s classic song “Celebration.” But it may be too soon to celebrate the passing of Fred Phelps’ ignorant views. Teen Vine star Nash Grier has picked up where Fred Phelps left […]

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Deer Penis, Anyone? The 7 Most Horrifying Cuisine Videos On YouTube

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What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten? Snails? Squid? Human? Yeah, there is some horrifyingly gross foods out there, and because we apparently don’t have enough reasons to puke in life, several of these horrifying food trends have been captured on YouTube. No, we don’t show a video of someone eating “butt” — sigh, it’s […]

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Silicon Valley Poaches High School Talent, Hires them as Interns For $6K a Month

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After seeing an intern’s monthly salary in Silicon Valley, it’s safe to say that we went so green with envy, we turned into the freakin’ Incredible Hulk. An intern makes over $6,000 a month. An intern?! Excuse us for believing that position was strictly reserved for coffee-fetching duties. Eeek, turns out we were wrong. We’re […]

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Someone Is Going To Die Soon: YouTube Pranker Gets Gun Pulled On Him During Hood Pranks [VIDEO]

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There’s an odd new trend emerging in pranking videos — getting your ever-living ass beat. The new thing apparently is for people to go into the hood and apparently menace black guys into throwing punches. Obviously, one wouldn’t think that getting beat up is the end game for a prank, but clearly after video of […]

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Not Happy? Join the Revolt Against Facebook with the 99 Days Challenge


Do you ever feel the shackles of our Facebook-oriented generation weighing you down? The likes, the statuses, the updates … the ridiculousness of it all. While NMR enjoys a good selfie just as much as the next person, ever since the Facebook mood experiment debacle, we can relate to the social commentary jibber jabber about […]

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You Damn Dirty Ape: 7 Most Shocking Videos of Misbehaving Monkeys


The time has come, friends of NMR, to see into mankind’s encroaching future. There is an inevitable battle that will be fought, and the pure existence of the human race will hang in the balance. That battle is the one with apes. We can safely assume that you are all aware of the newest blockbuster […]

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Coal Rolling: The Expensive New Redneck Trend Hilariously Polluting YouTube (And The Environment)

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There are several ways one can look at this obnoxious new trend popping up on YouTube in which people modify their vehicles (pickup trucks, mostly) to spray billowing clouds of soot on bystanders with the flick of a switch. First, it’s pretty funny that Prius drivers and those distance bike riders seem to be the […]

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Tumblr and Vine, Together At Last!


Two of the most popular social media platforms of the moment are about to get together, and the results are sure to be spectacular. Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr and Twitter-owned video app Vine are finally working hand in hand according to a tweet from Tumblr’s official Twitter account yesterday afternoon: “6 seconds of your life […]

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Got a Beard Problem? YouTuber Shows You How to Just Shake It Off [VIDEO]


Shaving is objectively terrible. It’s one of the few things that men and women unequivocally agree on. If you had to describe it to an alien you would say, “It’s basically scraping sharp blades across your skin so that they will hopefully scratch off all the naturally occurring hair.” The alien would not be enthused […]

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‘Nothing Lasts Forever’: Unreleased Bill Murray Sci-Fi Movie Discovered On YouTube — See It Before It’s Gone

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Actually, the “see it before it’s gone” part is slightly a misnomer because the film has been on YouTube since 2011, but “Nothing Lasts Forever,” which Bill Murray filmed at the same time as “Ghostbusters” (1984) is an appropriate title now that vultures like you and me have beaten a path to this … gem. […]

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Crackle Tries Something New With the Release of its Summer Thriller ‘Sequestered”


“Sequestered,” the latest release from digital network Crackle, is a real summer thriller. That is what is known in the business as a double entendre because not only is “Sequestered” being released in the summertime, but it also stars actress Summer Glau. Seriously though, the show is a summer thriller that follows several members of […]

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German MCN MediaKraft Picks up $23 Million In Funding


While the field of multi-channel networks has continued to narrow here in the US through a series of major acquisitions, it looks like money is still flowing into online video networks abroad. The Munich-based German MCN Mediakraft announced today that it has raised $23 million in funding. Most of the money came from French venture […]

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YouTube Launches Creator Studio App For iOS


There’s some good news for creators today. After announcing it during their 2014 VidCon keynote, YouTube has finally made the new Creator Studio app available for iOS. The Creator Studio App which recently launched on Android is now available for your iPhone. The App will give creators the long-awaited ability to manage their videos remotely, […]

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Viners Pair Dancing Goths With Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Etc. — Hilariousness Ensues

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How much you enjoy this new Vine trend is directly proportional to how much you like making Goths look dumb — well, dumber. More dumb? Hmm … Seizing this awkward YouTube video of Goths doing their weird Goth thing from a few years back, the Vine community has decided it is a lot more hilarious […]

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Spark That Blunt, Son: The 10 Best Marijuana Channels On YouTube

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Weed is coming up legal all over … first California made “medical marijuana” a thing, then Colorado made recreational marijuana acceptable, and now Washington state has finally opened up shop on recreational Mary Jane. They say that marijuana is a gateway drug but hopefully marijuana legalization is a gateway to the legalization of better marijuana […]

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Newbie YouTuber Gets Hollywood Tourists To Treat Him Like a Star [VIDEO]


We’ve talked a lot recently about the fact that YouTubers are quickly becoming mainstream celebrities. With their millions of subscribers, someone like Jenna Marbles or Grace Helbig could easily stop traffic or draw the attention of tourists. However, 16-year-old YouTuber Quinn Halleck, whose subscribers currently number 51 (one of which is yours truly), decided to […]

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Move Over VidCon, Here Comes SocialCon Chicago 2014


You may only just be recovering from your post-VidCon hangover (literal or figurative) so brace yourself because there’s another gathering just around the corner. Wizard World Inc., the organization responsible for Comic-Con, has announced the launch of SocialCon, a similar gathering focused on the fans and stars of social media. YouTube fan culture has been […]

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‘I Got It!’ Disabled Boy’s First Steps On YouTube Melt The Internet’s Stone Heart [VIDEO]

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  You know, it could be said that it takes real guts to mock a kid with a handicap taking his first steps, knowing that the whole world will pretty much be against you. Fortunately, nobody seems to have anything but positive encouragement for this little guy, Kayden Kinckle, whose inspiring chant of “I got […]

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Vimeo’s New App Puts Indie Music Front and Center


Even while YouTube is waging war with indie record labels over its streaming music service it looks like longtime competitor Vimeo is gearing up to get into the music game as well, teaming up with indies along the way. Early this year, Vimeo picked up Cameo, an iPhone app designed for creating and posting short […]

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YouTube’s Milli Vanilli? Rob Cantor’s ‘29 Impressions, 1 Song’ Viral Video A Hoax

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After watching this “making of” footage that reveals Rob Cantor’s viral “29 Impressions, 1 Song” video to be a hoax, I sat there for about 10 minutes processing how I felt about it. I rooted for this young man because I was impressed with his apparent talent for mimicry. But it’s a talent he does […]

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Amnesty International Wants to Teach You How to Use YouTube

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We often talk about how YouTube has revolutionized entertainment and communication, but influence of social video goes far beyond making us laugh. YouTube is increasingly becoming a home for firsthand video taken of the various crises taking place across the world. In places like Syria, Sudan and the Ukraine, where the mainstream press finds its […]

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