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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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After Striking Out With Maker Studios and Fullscreen, Relativity Media Starts from Scratch


It seems that Relativity Media is determined to get into the digital studio business no matter what it takes. After making a failed last-minute attempt to outbid Disney for Maker Studios, and an equally ill-fated overture to Fullscreen, it seems Relativity is going ahead with plans to build their own digital division from scratch. Last […]

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Movie Director Arrested for the Death of Camera Assistant — YouTube, Beware?


When camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed while filming on a dangerous setup for the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” in Georgia this February, it was only a matter of time before a legal saga ensued from the careless tragedy. The gavel has finally struck in Georgia this morning, as the superior court of Wayne […]

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Woman’s Partner for Bollywood Dance Routine Is … Her Pitbull [Video]

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It can be hard to find a good dance partner — sometimes you just want to bust out your best two-step and no one is interested. There’s no need to be discouraged though; all you need is a little creativity and patience. As this video clearly shows, man’s best friend can easily become this woman’s […]

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Timothy DeLaGhetto and Awkwafina Give Tips for a Successful 4th of July [VIDEO]


It’s the 4th of July! Today we celebrate the birth of the U.S.A. You’re probably looking forward to doing something fun today, like a picnic, or some fireworks, but slow your roll my friend. The 4th of July is serious business. You need to make sure you’re prepared before you go out there and make […]

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Dancing Without Music Somehow MORE AWKWARD Than Dancing With Music [Video]


A lot of people feel awkward about dancing. I bet at some point in your life someone has said, “Don’t be self-conscious. Just dance like no one is watching.” This is terrible advice! Someone is always watching! In case you weren’t insecure enough about your moves, YouTuber Joseph Costello asked patrons of Venice Beach in […]

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7 Patriotic YouTube Videos To Get You in the Fourth of July Spirit

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‘Tis the time to celebrate ‘Murica, fellow citizens: roll out the grill, ice down the cooler, prepare your trashy-yet-patriotic flag outfit. In anticipation of the magnificent holiday that is the Fourth of July, NMR is treating you with the 7 MOST PATRIOTIC VIDEOS on YouTube to get you in the spirit. We hope these videos […]

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New Study: YouTube More Popular Than TV


We talk a lot about how YouTube could be the future of television — or could replace television entirely — and according to a study by Adroit Digital, it looks like we may have already reached the tipping point. The survey looked at some 2000 respondents and posted questions about how they consume video content. […]

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Justin Bieber Bares All (Or Most?) For His New Selfies-Only App


We all know Justin Bieber is a man of many talents. He’s a musician, an “actor” and a prolific taker of shirtless selfies. What you may not know is that he is also a tech world entrepreneur. The tiny millionaire has dumped several of his musical millions into an app called “Shots of Me,” a […]

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Why Is Lindsay Lohan Suing Makers of ‘Grand Theft Auto’?


It may surprise you to learn that Lindsay Lohan and I have a lot in common — we are both redheads, we were both born in the Northeast, and we have both at times been described as train wrecks. We also have the same birthday! One thing we do not have in common is that […]

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Vimeo Follows YouTube’s Lead with New Creator Tools


Earlier this week, we reported on some new features offered by YouTube to make life a bit easier for creators. Not to be left out, Vimeo, the online video site without all those videos of people hurting themselves, has rolled out its own new tool box. YouTube’s high-brow cousin has introduced a handful of new tools for […]

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Damn Whippersnappers! Old Man Kicks Butt At Pushup Contest [VIDEO]

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If all the old people in Ukraine are like this, they won’t need any involvement from the U.S.A. This unnamed 77-year-old man pissed through a string of competitors in a pushup contest. The video, which was posted back in May has only just started attracting viral attention. And to think I spent all last week […]

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Random Act Of Walmart Kindness Captures Hearts of Facebookers Everywhere [VIDEO]

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Facebook is in love again. After Carol Flynn, a Walmart customer, noticed that the lady in front of her in line at a Sioux Falls Walmart couldn’t afford diapers, Flynn stepped up and bought in. Spending around $120, Flynn’s act of kindness was captured on camera and posted to Facebook. Flynn, a former state director […]

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Handsome Prisoner Gets $30,000 Modelling Contract In Wake Of Viral Mug Shot

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Remember that cheesecake mug shot of the gang member convict, Jeremy Meeks, with the baby blue eyes that was recently shared by pretty much everyone on the internet? Yeah, he just got awarded a $30,000 modelling contract. Blaze Modelz, likely a whorehouse of a modelling agency, has signed the creep with the chiseled cheekbones, believing […]

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29 Celebrity Voices, One Original Song: Best Viral Marketing Campaign Ever? [VIDEO]

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Songwriter Rob Cantor wasn’t having any luck drumming up interest in his original musical compositions so he decided to fall back on another talent: mimicry. Doing his impressions of 29 distinct voices, from Gwen Stefani to Flipper to Steve Buscemi, Cantor has them all singing the song “Perfect” off his new album, “Not a Trampoline.” […]

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Google Grabs Songza as Streaming Music Wars Heat Up


Google and YouTube are super serious about their new streaming music venture. In fact, they’re so serious that they just snapped up Songza overnight for an undisclosed amount of money (note: undisclosed amount of money usually means a LOT OF MONEY). While Songza itself is a streaming music service, it specializes in curated playlists based […]

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Latest Vine Update Adds Real Time Loop Count


If you’ve ever spent any time on social video app Vine then you know that it can be addictive. Six-second video clips loop automatically and some are so bizarrely hypnotizing that you may want to watch them again and again without even realizing it. Well, now all those views are finally going to count for […]

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Machinima Parties With Rihanna in YouTube’s Most Elite Club


NMR pop quiz! What doMachinima and Rihanna have in common? The answer is that the gamer-centric network and the saucy “Pour It Up” chanteuse are both officially members of YouTube’s elite 5 billion view club. Only two channels have ever cracked that stratospheric number. One is RiRi’s Vevo channel, home to her popular music videos, […]

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3 Commercials Every Woman Needs to Watch


NMR, for one, think it’s quite refreshing to see some big-name corporations stand for something of actual social merit nowadays. This month alone, we’ve seen advertisements from Always, Verizon and Pantene that use their commercial spots to empower women across the country. Whether they’re telling us to be strong, be smart, or be brave, these […]

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Why The Facebook Manipulation Experiment Was A Necessary ‘Evil’

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Back in 2012, Facebook decided the best thing they could do was screw with their users and conduct what has now been termed a “social experiment.” They began messing with the posts that showed up on people’s walls. Sometimes the postings that showed were overwhelmingly negative. Sometimes they were positive. Their goal: Find out how […]

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YouTube Is Ready to Declare Victory With Or Without Indie Labels


NMR has been keeping close track of the not-too-friendly dispute between YouTube and the world of indie music. In the process of launching its much anticipated streaming music service, YouTube has ruffled some feathers with independent labels who claim the video giant offered unfavorable contracts and then bullied them into accepting by threatening to block […]

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‘Fan Funding’: The New YouTube Function That Threatens To Isolate Fans?

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The Young Turks are pioneers in many facets of YouTube — they’ve achieved a success few have and enjoy some of the most loyal followers of any channel. Part of their pioneering ways, though, have caused them to become early adopters of the new Fan Funding Support button now offered on select YouTube pages via […]

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