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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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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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YouTube Looks to Hollywood For More Premium Content


It seems that YouTube is determined to become a home not just to vloggers, gamers and pranksters, but to premium video content as well. As Reuters reports, the video giant has been taking meetings in Hollywood aimed at building partnerships with studios and finding sources of funding for next-level YouTube content. YouTube is hoping to […]

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Survey Reveals Surprising Facts About YouTube Gamers and Pay-For-Play


In a turn of events that probably shouldn’t be a total surprise to anyone, a survey conducted by Mike Rose over at Gamasutra has revealed that in sample of 141 YouTube gamers, where roughly 30 percent have over 5,000 subscribers, 26 percent have accepted money from game publishers and developers in exchange for playing or promoting […]

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North Korea Is Best Korea: YouTube Hoax Plants Kim Jong-Un’s Country In World Cup Final

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There is a bit of mystery surrounding this viral clip of a “news broadcast purportedly out of North Korea” that has the Pyongyang National Team as a finalist in the World Cup alongside Portugal. It isn’t clear who made the video — it is unlikely that North Korea participated in the manufacturing of the false […]

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Yahoo Targets Mobile Streaming Video with RayV


Yahoo is continuing its shopping spree in online video with the purchase of streaming video startup RayV last Friday. The company launched in 2005 and currently specializes in creating technology to stream HD-quality video, particularly on mobile devices. That’s technology that Yahoo is going to need if they plan to compete with online video leaders […]

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Under Pressure, Warner Brothers Backs Down on Lego Movie Parody Video


If you’ve been alive and human recently, then you’re probably familiar with last winter’s “The Lego Movie.” You’re also probably familiar with “Everything is Awesome,” the stand-out pop hit by Tegan and Sara from the movie’s soundtrack. The song, like the movie, proved massively popular, spawning thousands of parodies, fan videos and covers. One such […]

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YouTube Prankster VitalyZd Takes the Field at the World Cup Final


Everyone knows that if you’ve got a product to promote, getting your brand on the air during a major sporting event is a great way to do it. While purchasing an ad during the World Cup is way cheaper than doing so during the Super Bowl, it seems that the price was still a little […]

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So Many Missing Teeth: Could This Be The Worst NightClub In The Entire World? [VIDEO]

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There is a post (below) from the comment section on this video that sums up our feelings on this video perfectly. This clip has been around for a little while now and everyone is calling it “the worst club promo” of all time. Okay, NMR will buy that considering we don’t watch many club promo […]

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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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