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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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AJ Rafael Announces Hiatus From Performing [EXCLUSIVE LETTER]


“I can admit that things are getting harder. It’s harder for me as an independent musician to be financially stable nowadays. I played a tour last year where it was 5 cities, and a TOTAL of 300 people came to the shows. The promoter thought I would sell out 500 capacity venues because of my […]

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’’ Author John Green Goes On the Hot Seat With Stephen Colbert [VIDEO]


John Green has been making the talk show rounds for a few months now to support “The Fault in Our Stars,” his blockbuster young adult novel that has spawned an unlikely blockbuster movie. We’ve gotten used to seeing the elder Vlog Brother on TV, often alongside stars like Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. Still we […]

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Big Frame Spurned? AwesomenessTV’s JennXPenn Signs With Fullscreen Talent Management

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YouTube star Jenn McCallister, better known as JennXPenn, has announced a talent management deal with Fullscreen. McCallister, currently a member of the AwesomenessTV network, will now receive talent management services from rival network Fullscreen’s talent management division. Fullscreen promises to help Jenn build a business strategy that will include licensing deals, hosting opportunities in television […]

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Rejoice, ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ Fans! The Novel Adaptation Has Finally Been Released


If you’ve been pining for more of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” since the popular web series wrapped up in early 2013 then today is your lucky day. The long anticipated novel adaptation, “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet,” was released last night on Amazon. Diehard fans who have been sustaining themselves on fan fiction can […]

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[UPDATED] Did YouTube Ban India’s Largest News Network for Copyright Violations?


Update 6/25/14 1:08 p.m. PST: It appears that the Zee News Network has been able to resolve the strikes against their YouTube channel and that the channel has been reinstated. Usually when we hear about a YouTube channel being suspended for copyright violations it’s an individual creator or YouTube account holder facing off against a major corporation. It’s […]

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Dog’s Jubilant Reunion with Army Owner After Six Months Is Cuteness Overload [VIDEO]

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Also see: Just when we thought we were over viral animal videos and our hearts had become numb to the sounds of puppy excitement, there had to be a dog reunion video going viral! With over 9 million views, this newest animal vid has pulled us back toward our guilty pleasure. So if you can’t […]

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Simon’s Cat Reaches 3 Million Subscribers; NMR Finds Out What’s Next For Creator Simon Tofield [INTERVIEW]

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A million of something is a lot. A million subscribers puts you in YouTube rarified air. And yet, animated YouTube series Simon’s Cat recently reached 3 million. That’s a HUGE number, an outrageous number when you consider the sheer amount of content that viewers have to consider on YouTube. Simon’s Cat is a beloved institution of […]

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Leaked Contract Makes YouTube the Bad Guy in the Indie Music War

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Another day, another punch thrown in the ring in what is turning out to be an epic battle between Google’s YouTube and the strong-willed indie music labels. In case you’ve missed the drama that’s been going on, here’s a quick recap for you: YouTube will be launching a music streaming website (à la Spotify) sometime […]

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Felicia Day Teams Up With ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer to Get You ‘Spooked’


If you’re like us, you’ve probably been waiting for “Ghostbusters 3” since approximately 1989. While the dream will never truly die, it’s nice to know that Felicia Day has our backs. YouTube’s geek queen and, creator of beloved web series “The Guild,” has teamed up with currently embattled “X-Men” director Bryan Singer to create “Spooked,” […]

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From Cereal To Suicide: Buzzfeed’s Ability To Collect Info Might Make It The Creepiest Site On The Internet

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Blogger Dan Barker is on to something here. His latest post to Barker.co.uk has him questioning Buzzfeed’s intent with their “harmless quizzes.” It’s all potentially kind of sinister. According to Barker, Buzzfeed is recording everything about you — not uncommon with websites, many keep cookies on how many times you visit, your clicking habits … […]

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‘Jurassic Park’ With Dogs Proves The Internet Is Still Rad [Video]


Isn’t “Jurassic Park” the best? Even after 20 years there’s still something magical about an island full of CGI dinosaurs terrorizing Jeff Goldblum. What could be better than that? “Nothing,” you say? Wrong! You are so wrong! Once again, the internet has found a way to improve on perfection. A YouTube user with the absolutely […]

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You’ll Never Guess How This Guy Destroyed His Washing Machine! [VIDEO]


Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put a chunk of metal into a washing machine? It doesn’t really matter because I’m sure you are now that I’ve mentioned it. Don’t worry! I would never create the thirst for knowledge without being prepared to quench it. Behold: YouTube userParadigmShiftDocs4U has uploaded a video […]

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Are The Fine Bros On Track for YouTube’s First Emmy?


Just a few days after some YouTube and Vine stars crashed the Daytime Emmys (and by crashed I mean crashed and burned, not showed up uninvited) it looks like one of YouTube’s classier acts is taking a real swing for the Emmy fences. A number of YouTube creators have submitted their web series under various […]

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Hank Green Posts Epic Nostalgia Fest Video on the Eve of VidCon


Hank Green must be angling for a spot in online video heaven. Despite being extremely busy on the eve of VidCon, the massive online video conference that he founded and runs, the patron saint of YouTubers found time to put out a video highlighting the pre-YouTube history of online video. Green rolls through everything from […]

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Stupid Motorcyclist Hassles News Team, Gets Motorcycle Impounded [VIDEO]

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If NMR doesn’t have a “What a dickhead” file, we really need to develop one. And it should start with this motorcyclist who was a bit too nosey for his own good. Had this guy simply gone on his way, he would have been an anonymous cyclist getting away with using an onramp as an […]

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Please, Let This Be Fake — ‘My Heart Will Go On’ Cover Is Worst Thing Since Last Worst Thing Ever [VIDEO]

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I’ve never seen so many people hope that a video is fake. While it isn’t as bad as, say, televised beheadings in the Middle East, the outcry of people who can’t accept that something this terrible can exist is staggering. Real or not, this is the kind of shit that will be used to torture […]

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YouTuber Builds Epic 300 Foot Slip and Slide Just in Time For Summer [VIDEO]

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You probably shouldn’t build a 300 foot slip and slide in your backyard. There are any number of reasons why not, ranging from “it is extremely dangerous” all the way to the ever popular “you are lazy.” However, the best reason not to build a 300 foot slip and slide in your backyard is that […]

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Touching ‘Kenzie Dancing With Her Dad’ Video Reveals A Father’s Love For His Disabled Daughter

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Being that this guy is from the South, I can’t tell if he is dressed up in his nicest outfit or not, but it’s clear that he loves his daughter — and that transcends everything else to win you over with this viral vid. Three million people so far have checked out this video of […]

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Emma Roberts’ Dystopian Teen Romance Pilot To Get Second Shot Online


The crazy thing about television pilots is that most of them never see the light of day. Every year, dozens of pilots are produced for major TV networks.They often cost millions of dollars, star major Hollywood actors, and have novel, if not always original, scripts. Network executives take these pilots, review them, show them to […]

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Brittany Furlan And Crew Piss On (And Piss Off) The Daytime Emmys With Red Carpet Rape Jokes

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Wow, wanna know about a social media train wreck you probably didn’t know went down over the weekend? How about red carpet rape jokes, needless racism and clueless interviewing? Yeah, it was brutal. And yet, successful. The 2014 Daytime Emmys went down over the weekend — a show by old people, for old people and […]

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YouTube Flirts With Twitch by Adding Broadcast Alerts


It seems that the love affair between YouTube and video game-streaming platform Twitch is going to continue. Despite insisting that the persistent rumors of a $1 billion acquisition deal in the works are nothing but speculation, Twitch announced an expansion of its integrated YouTube services on Friday. Via a video posted to the official Twitch.tv YouTube channel, […]

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