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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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UPDATE: JustKiddingFilms Fires Olivia Thai Over Claiming ‘Unpaid Intern’ Status — Will This Affect All Of YouTube?

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UPDATE 0714/14 18:43 PST: From Joe Jo (to NMR): “I just want to apologize for everyone who were emotionally affected by all this. We’re not in the business of cheating, hurting, exploiting and lying. We will be releasing a statement on https://www.facebook.com/JustKiddingFilms regarding this issue.” With YouTube entities selling for millions of dollars these days, there is no question […]

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Yahoo’s Profits Are Down, But Its Video User Count Is Climbing


It’s no secret that Yahoo has been putting online video front and center recently. From a string of high profile media hires to the recent acquisition of a company specializing in streaming mobile video, Yahoo has been building a deep digital media bench. The company has also been working hard to promote its video venue, […]

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Ray William Johnson Reveals The New Host of Delayed ‘Equals Three’ 2.


After weeks of speculation about who he would choose to succeed him in the role that made him an internet star, Ray William Johnson has announced in an interview with Variety that Robby Motz would take over hosting duties on the popular web show “Equals Three.” Motz, a 20-year-old college student and actor, has no […]

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Expect Lots of Familiar Faces in Joe Nation’s New Movie


It looks like Relativity Digital Studios has found their first big YouTube project, and it’s going to involve a lot of familiar faces. Relativity’s newly minted digital studio will produce a film by YouTuber Joe Nation based on his web series “YouTube Assassin.” You can check out the first episode of the original web series […]

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Phone Call To Cancel Cable Service Goes Viral As Customer Service Guy Vies For Worst Person Alive [AUDIO]

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We as a culture have ebbed into the Visual Age — everything better be pictures or video or it’s GTFO. So when we at NMR hear about an audio-only clip that has gone viral in this photo-centric era, it certainly piques our interest. The story is a simple one, told in many formats over the […]

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Jared Leto Can’t Keep His Hands to Himself: 13 Funniest Pics of his Hugging Meme [GALLERY]


Two Words: Jared. Leto. Not only does he have luscious locks of hair that would put any girl’s ombre to shame, a bone structure from the face of an angel and a frickin’ Oscar for Pete’s sake, it also turns out that he is, in fact, a hugger. Swoon, ladies. Swoon. He graced us mere […]

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DashCon: Could A Tumblr Convention Be Pretty Much The Second Worst Thing That Has Happened On American Soil?

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Having recently spent a weekend at VidCon, NMR knows a good fan convention when it sees one. And the Tumblr-themed DashCon held over this previous weekend has already become a fan convention of legendary proportions — for all the worst reasons. The interweb wires have been crackling with hashtags and first-person accounts aimed at the […]

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Is This The Most Disastrous Wedding Pic Ever?


Ouch, now THAT’S gonna leave a mark. But hey, if someone’s wedding day isn’t an appropriate time to do a simultaneous toe-touch/ bridesmaid face-kick, then when is, pray tell? The incriminating picture that’s been deemed the “Most Disastrous Wedding Pic Ever” went viral with over 6 million views after being posted July 9. The groomsman […]

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Women With Hairy Legs Are The Big Tumblr Trend At The Moment [GALLERY]

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This is a hairy issue to say the least (ba dum tsh) … A popular new Tumblr site has sprung up recently, attempting to spark the anti-leg shaving movement for women. And here’s the kicker — it appears to have legs. Hundreds of women have already submitted their own hairy leg photos to Hairy Legs […]

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Celebrate Summer With the 6 Funniest Parodies Of Its Biggest Musical Hits


Fact: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — even if it’s the mocking, change-the-lyrics-to-your-song-to-poke-fun-at-you kind of flattery. The truth of the matter is, you cannot be initiated into the music video hall of fame until there’s a hella-hilarious YouTube parody made of your smash hit. It’s, like, the laws of the internet. Ever since […]

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Vimeo Speaks Out For Net Neutrality on Eve of FCC’s New Internet Rules


Vimeo is joining the chorus of activists and corporations who are calling on the FCC to protect the open internet and maintain the concept known as net neutrality. With the deadline for public comment on the FCC’s new internet rules just hours away, Vimeo is calling on the public to voice their support for net […]

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Yahoo Screen Partners with Live Nation to Host Epic Concert Series


I may have mentioned a time or two that Yahoo would really very much like your attention for its new video service? The one-time internet titan is putting a huge emphasis on making some waves in the online video pool, and alongside its original TV programming designed to take a bite of out Netflix’s lunch, […]

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Digital Designer Causes Viral Stir With Flashy #BuyMyBarina Video To Sell His Crappy Car

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This is how advertising got created in the first place — there were lots of people selling things in the “oldy times” so someone came up with a novel approach to sell their products better. Perhaps we’ve entered a new age of advertising with this multifaceted campaign from an Australian digital production artist. Wanting to […]

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Amazon Video Will Make New Show ‘Transparent’ Bingeable


Everyone in digital television is trying to get the release formula right. Netflix has had a lot of luck dropping full seasons of their hotly anticipated shows all at once, a practice that has given widespread cultural relevance to the term “binge watching.” Recently, Crackle has decided to tweak the formula by dropping their new […]

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Yahoo Launches A Rescue Mission for Canceled TV Show ‘Enlisted’


Put away your magic lamps and save your sacrificial lambs for another day, your prayers have been answered. That is, of course, assuming you were praying for someone to rescue the recently cancelled Fox comedy “Enlisted.” It looks like the digital gods may have smiled on the quirky series, which managed to convert critics and […]

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YouTuber Anna Akana Is Headed to the Big Screen


Another YouTuber is making the jump to the big-screen. Actress-vlogger-podcast host and extensive entertainment multihyphenate Anna Akana is joining the cast of indie film “Hello, My Name is Doris.” Anna will star opposite Academy Award-winner Sally Field and “The New Girl’s” Max Greenfield in the indie comedy written and directed by Michael Showalter (“Wet Hot […]

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Epic Meal Time Has Finally Found The Bacon Sugar Daddy Of Their Dreams


In what is perhaps the most perfect pairing in all of sponsorship history, Hormel Black Label Bacon has signed to become the official bacon of Epic Meal Time, arguably the most popular cooking show on the internet. Hosted by Harley Morenstein and a revolving cast of friends, Epic Meal Time boasts 6.3 million subscribers and […]

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The Pet Collective Reimagines Ape Sequel With ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Pugs’ [VIDEO]

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Thank dog Jesus for The Pet Collective; because, while I really want to see trailers for movies where the humans and whatnot have been replaced by adorable puppies, as the making-of video at the end of this footage shows, I don’t actually want to deal with the process of making said videos. And so, thanks […]

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World Cup Beats Super Bowl On FaceBook & Twitter With Record Interactions

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NMR has long suspected it, but never been able to confirm it until now: people outside of the USA use social media. The World Cup finale between Germany and Argentina pretty much destroyed Twitter and Facebook, setting new records on both sites for commentary. Twitter maxed out at 618,725 tweets a minute in the wake […]

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Meet Secret, The New App That Raised (And Will Probably Lose) $25 Million In Investor Funding

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Blasting through a round of Series B financing, Secret, the new app that allows for interweb users to post content anonymously, has just raised $25 million. This brings the total capital raised to just over $36 million — and for what? 4chan lite. Secret, whose stated goal is to allow people to say anonymous things […]

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From Rodney King To A Burning Man: How Sites Like YouTube Have Boldly Changed News Reporting [VIDEO]

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The released video of Rodney King’s beating by police officers will forever stand as the moment when news changed forever. From that point on, eyewitnesses with cameras at the ready became the new newsmedia. With the advent of video-on-the-web sites such as LiveLeak, YouTube and the like, television channels like CNN became irrelevant. Now we […]

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