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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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How YouTube’s Colin Furze Became A Living Superhero Through Working Wolverine Claws & Magneto Boots [INTERVIEW]

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Colin Furze deserves a TV show. I’m not sure who that audience is yet — kids probably, but the man is an absolute maniac with an absolute gift for amazing contraptions. If I’d had him on Saturday mornings teaching me cool tricks of technology I might have done something noble with my life. So let’s […]

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Pranks, Writing & Sex: The 5 Best Panels At VidCon 2014: Day Two

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As you’ve seen if you’ve looked over the full VidCon schedule, there is some chaff (Faceless Channels, anyone? Just kidding, Drew, I’m sure this session will be … pleasant). These panels are the opposite of that. Dynamic, sexy, smart and incredibly useful, the following five panels from VidCon: Day Two are the best of what […]

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Whoot, Whoot! Handsome Convict Alert! Mug Shot Goes Viral

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Girls, when will the day come that we finally learn to not chase after the bad boys? While tempting in their leather attire and law-breaking ways, these men are no bueno! It seems that today is just not that day, because women have recently gone bananas over a convicted felon’s mug shot. Not photoshoot — […]

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Fame, Fortune And Independence: The 5 Best Panels At VidCon 2014: Day One

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If you can only go to VidCon for one day, make it Friday. The lion’s share of the great panels are on the first community day (with the exception of the greatest VidCon panel of all time on Saturday: see our Day Two list tomorrow for that one). God, there are even honorable mentions for […]

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Young Band Tries — And Fails Hilariously — At Weezer’s ‘Undone — The Sweater Song’

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Laugh at this and you’re assured a place in Hell. Fortunately I secured my ticket long ago and enjoyed this bummer of an equipment malfunction at a talent show tremendously. There is something about kids failing that makes life so much sweeter. Maybe it’s because I hate kids, maybe its because young people haven’t learned […]

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Harley Morenstein Uploads ‘EpicMealEmpire’ Teaser To Vine — And It’s Fantastic!

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Have any doubts that mass bedlam of “Jackass”-style proportion will ensue when Harley Morenstein and his Epic Meal Time crew takes to the television airwaves on July 26? Let this Vine clip Morenstein posted assure you — craziness will reign. “EpicMealEmpire,” the new series behind the creative minds who taught us how to reshape our […]

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Where Will Some of Your Favorite YouTubers Be Hanging Out This Summer?

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German Multi-Channel Network Studio71 is putting collaboration at the forefront with the launch of its newest initiation, The Mansion. Located in the trendy West Hollywood region of Los Angeles, the Mansion is both a production facility and a residence where some of the German MCN’s top talent will make their home and play host to American […]

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How YouTubers Are Turning Digital Audiences into Real Life Ticket Sales

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Earlier this week we reported on a major announcement by talented musician and longtime friend of NMR AJ Rafael. AJ revealed that despite his millions of views and 500,000+ subscribers, he was struggling to fill venues for live performances and as a result he would be putting his live performing career on indefinite hiatus. Why […]

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Meet Katharine — The Great White Shark That Is Taking Twitter, Facebook & YouTube in Her Jaws

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It’s no secret that cats and goats are the beloved animals most likely to be the focus of the internet’s tempestuous love affairs. But a new animal has crept into the arena — one that would love nothing more than to gobble up several cats and a few goats. Katharine, a 14-foot-long Great White Shark […]

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Maker Studios 2.0? Original Maker Investors See Big Money In New Latino-Focused MCN, MiTü

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With venture capitalists and corporations running out of US-based MCNs to invest in, the focus has shifted to our YouTube-centric multi-channel networks to the south. Upfront Ventures, the original investors in Maker Studios, are sitting pretty on their piles of money now that the company has sold to Disney. But as miners quickly realized back […]

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Before the Fame: 6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were YouTubers

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Welcome, people of all ages, and gather round! You’re in for a treat today, as we shall be taking you into our own personal time machine. Sorry, we shant be going back to the age of dinosaurs. No, not to the age of pirates either. Today you’ll be taken back to the days before “vlogging” […]

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Excuses Over, Ladies: Guys Dance In High Heels To Beyonce And Kill It [VIDEO]

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One of the longstanding gripes women have is about how if guys wore high heels they would complain too. And yet, this viral video gives a nice little retort in the form of beautifully synchronized choreography to the tunes of Ms. High Heels herself: Beyonce. Sorry girls, if you liked it then you shoulda put […]

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Wil Wheaton Mashes-Up ‘Game of Thrones’ with a Sitcom Classic You’ll Never Guess [Video]


Are you tired of “Game of Thrones” parody videos yet? The data suggests that you are not! King of all Geek media (and erstwhile Wesley Crusher) Wil Wheaton has taken the time to reinvent “Game of Thrones’” iconic opening sequence. Normally, epic music accompanies a soaring look at the clockwork landscapes of Westeros. As opening […]

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You’ll Never Guess Where Chelsea Handler is Taking Her New Show …

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In a deal announced today that is likely to be the first of its kind, Chelsea Handler, host of E!’s surprisingly competitive late night show “Chelsea Lately,” will be bringing her irreverent brand of comedy to Netflix. Recent shake-ups in late night television have left critics wondering where Handler might fit in after it was […]

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The Internet Saves ‘Veronica Mars’ One More Time


It looks like that internet has rescued teen sleuth Veronica Mars again. A 2013 Kickstarter campaign brought Veronica back from TV oblivion and on to the big screen for a movie that wrapped up some of the cult series’ dangling plots and left fans and critics begging for more. Now Canadian digital platform CTV Extend […]

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Game Developer Attacks PewDiePie on Twitter, Deletes Account After Negative Response

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Son, you done kicked off a damn firestorm. “Fez” game developer Phil Fish learned a hard lesson about attacking sacred internet cows after he posted a negative Twitter stream about PewDiePie’s ability to earn $4 million a year from posting “copyrighted content.” Said Fish on Twitter: “YouTubers should have to pay out a huge portion […]

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Another Racist Lady Verbally Attacks Black Person, ‘You’re An Ugly N*****’: Is This The Beginning Of A Trend? [VIDEO]

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I am a major opponent of banning words — but to watch this snarling, angry lady dropping n-bombs is a brutal affront to language and good taste. Videos like these have been popping up lately, and if nothing else, they are an effective demonstration that racism is fully alive in America. Granted, there is a […]

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The Whistle Network Brings Sexy Beach Volleyball Tans To YouTube

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This article depends on a simple agreement for maximum interest: beach volleyball is the hottest Olympic event of them all. Attractive, fit people in hot outfits playing in the sand is friggin’ sexy. If you agree, you and this article will get along like peaches and cobbler. The Whistle Network, those debonair chaps who bring […]

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4 Ways To Stream World Cup Action Online [Legally, Of Course]

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Soccer, European football, fütbol, however you say it, is spreading across the digital slipstream like an STD at a frat house. More than ever, the collected peoples of the globalized electronic landscape are evolving World Cup soccer action into a viewing phenomenon. The ratings for the 2014 World Cup games thus far has been enormous. […]

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Teens In Heat: Is @SummerBreak the Future of Reality TV?


Just when we thought reality TV’s ability to intrigue and mildly horrify us had reached its peak, Peter Chernin and AT&T teamed up to bring us “@SummerBreak.” The show, which premiered last summer, was billed as a reality web series that would follow L.A. teens in their last pre-college summer. The catch? Unlike reality TV, […]

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Is This Viral News Anchor U.S. Soccer’s Biggest Superfan? [VIDEO]

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It can’t be easy being a U.S. soccer fan. The sport doesn’t have nearly the cultural cache stateside that it does around the world. Plus you have to deal with bandwagon fans every four years when the FIFA World Cup rolls around. That’s why if you’re a Team USA superfan you’ve got to enjoy the […]

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