December 2, 2013 |
British diver Tom Daley, a teenage star at the 2012 London Olympics, has revealed that he is in a relationship with a man. Daley made his announcement by posting a video Monday on YouTube. "In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great," he said. "And that someone is a guy. " He also said: "Of course I still fancy girls but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier. " The bronze medalist said he took to the Internet because of continued speculation about his private life.
November 29, 2013 |
You'll feel like Superman after this press-and-pull exercise that works most of the major muscle groups in your body. Demonstrated here by Long Beach fitness instructor John Garey who uses it in his "Core Total Body Tone With Tubing" DVD, it's a great get-it-all-done move to use on days when you're short on time. What it does Crouch to Superman works your legs, back and shoulders. What to do Grab the tubing by the handles and step onto it with feet hip-width apart.
November 20, 2013 |
INDMUSIC had big success monetizing the viral success of Baauer's "Harlem Shake" this year. Now it's expanding its reach by partnering with TuneCore, a distributor and publishing administrator for digital music, to make it easier for artists to make money from YouTube. INDMUSIC (pronounced "indie music") helps artists monetize the use of their music on the video-sharing service by placing ads on videos that use their songs. With the new deal, TuneCore's artists, who are largely independent, can get access to that revenue.
November 12, 2013 |
When music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs launched his television channel last month, he did so with a shout-out to hip-hop history. Standing in front of the childhood home of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G., Combs introduced Revolt TV, a 24-hour music video and news channel in the vein of MTV's early days, before it became a reality TV hub. "To all the dreamers out there, all the believers out there, all the people that want a change in...
November 11, 2013 |
We may not know how many people have watched "House of Cards" or "Orange Is the New Black," but there's no doubt that Netflix causes a lot of traffic jams on the Web. Netflix accounted for 31.6% of the Internet traffic in North America, according to Sandvine's latest Global Internet Phenomena Report for the second half of 2013, which used data from September. That means Netflix is still the leader, though its share fell from last year's...
November 8, 2013 |
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop provocateur decided she needed to do more to inspire her followers to fight oppression and stand up for human rights. She wanted to start a revolution. And she knew she'd need help spreading her message. So the superstar's longtime manager Guy Oseary made one call - to Vice Media.
November 8, 2013 |
Earlier this year, Google revamped the comments section of YouTube, integrating it with its Google+ social network. And now, more than 47,000 people are petitioning YouTube to revert the comments section to its original form. The petition, hosted on Change.org , says Google is forcing users into creating accounts for a social network they don't want to use with the new comments section. The change has also stripped users of their ability to post comments anonymously, the petition says.
November 4, 2013 |
With more than 190 million views in two months, the YouTube viral sensation "The Fox" by Norwegian comedy weirdos Ylvis hardly needed help getting seen. It got that help anyway, thanks to an 'SNL' spoof of the song starring "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and Jay Pharaoh. Titled "My Girl," the song finds Pharaoh confronting a righteously jealous Washington as she demands to know about all the "hos" in his phone. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The nonsensical and hilarious Ylvis refrain "What does the fox say?"
November 4, 2013 |
It was a noble experiment. The YouTube Music Awards commissioned director Spike Jonze -- the vision behind "Being John Malkovich," the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video and Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" clip -- to produce its inaugural ceremony, which celebrated the video platform's musical element and was broadcast live on YouTube from Pier 36 in New York on Sunday. The 90 minutes of musical chaos honoring superstars of viral videos featured eight "live music videos" as performed by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt and others, and was interspersed with variety-show-on-LSD-style antics. PHOTOS: YouTube Music Awards 2013 | Arrivals Between performances, hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts doled out awards for video of the year, artist of the year, response of the year (basically best cover song)
November 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK - As the first YouTube Music Awards came to a close Sunday night, creative director Spike Jonze thanked the powers that be at the video-sharing website for "letting us make this mess. " He couldn't have chosen a more apt word. The inaugural 90-minute webcast, held in New York City and hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and comedian Reggie Watts, was conceived as a more spontaneous answer to the Grammys or the Video Music Awards, one in keeping with the anarchic spirit of the Internet.