George Clooney Who? 4 Reasons Mainstream Celebrities Don’t Excel on YouTube


YouTube has been moving in this direction for years now — currying favor with celebrities, wining and dining them — attempting to lure A-listers and the like to the small screen. During YouTube’s Original Channel Initiative, YouTube seeded startup channels by the likes of Thomson Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, The Onion, Jay-Z, Pharrell […]

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ is Hilariously Delightful, Mostly True [VIDEO]


Running a talk show seems like incredibly hard work. You’ve got to fight the other talk shows for good, interesting celebrities to interview, and you’ve got to come up with funny, original things to say five days a week. Wait a minute, it’s exactly like working for an online magazine! (*Jeff pours some malt liquor […]

Watch this: ‘Gangnam Style’ Prankster Ruins News Reporter’s Hurricane Coverage


The commonly accepted cycle of a trend is that it starts out, grassroots-style, amongst the “tastemakers” on the streets. It then gets adopted by celebrities recognized for being “cool.” They make the trend mainstream, and from there it trickles down to the general populace and finally fizzles a slow, hard death back on the streets […]

5 Reasons Why YouTube Song Parodies Go Viral


It seems that every hit song has a parody floating somewhere on YouTube. Some parodies never make it past the bedrooms where they were made, while others get five or even ten million views on YouTube. Many of us often ask why parody songs go viral. Here are 5 reasons why many people can’t get […]

5 Reasons Why YouTube Is Going Mainstream


We told you last week that Maker Studios partnered with rapper-actor-producer-product endorser Snoop Dogg to create more YouTube content. Now another 90s icon, semi-retired comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is going the YouTube route. He will debut his new web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” July 19, which judging from the trailer, is about Seinfeld and […]

My Damn Channel Brings Bill Murray to YouTube [EXCLUSIVE]


I couldn’t believe my eyes when I heard that Bill Murray, who is currently starring in the Wes Anderson film “Moonrise Kingdom,” was going to have his own show on YouTube very soon. Oh wait, my mistake–it’s not starring Bill Murray, but a comedian obsessed with the veteran comedian that he’s trying to track down. […]

Exclusive: YouTube Celebs Vie For $25,000 In “Dance Showdown”


What do you get when you have 12 YouTube celebrities dancing and vying for a $25,000 prize? You get the interest of more than a million viewers. DanceOn’s celebrity dance-off web series “Dance Showdown” is off to a great start as far as viewers and buzz, with more than a million viewers checking out the […]

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