October 10, 2013 |
It's been 30 years since the release of "The Big Chill," the ensemble drama about baby boomers pining for their lost youth while sprawled out on the floor of a vacation house and playing a lot of Motown music. If this reference eludes you, it's safe to say that you can consider yourself still young. If you remember this movie at all - especially if you remember the hype around its status as a cultural touchstone - I'm afraid you're tilting ever so slightly (or falling at a 90-degree angle)
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October 10, 2013 |
A former West Hollywood real estate executive wanted for suspected fraud was arrested and charged after he was seen on a YouTube video promoting a restaurant he owned in Mexico, authorities said Thursday night. Alejandro "Alex" Martinez, 44, was the president of West Hollywood escrow firm and allegedly stole $1.3 million from the company's trust account, according to authorities. The victims included newly married couples and military personnel stationed overseas, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
September 30, 2013 |
Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, rapper Eminem and indie rock darling Arcade Fire are among the mainstream acts to headline the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. YouTube will host its first live-streamed music awards show Nov. 3 to honor top performers and songs. A day of musical performances from Seoul, Moscow, London and Brazil will precede the 90-minute show, to be live-streamed from Pier 36 in Manhattan. "It's our chance to really celebrate the artists and the songs that have become hits on YouTube over the past year," said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube's vice president of marketing.
September 26, 2013 |
International Web surfers may be seeing more of Chris Farley's "Saturday Night Live" skits on YouTube. The long-running sketch comedy series has launched its first official YouTube channel with the help of ZEFR, a Venice, Calif., start-up that makes technology for media companies on the Google-owned Web video site. The "SNL" channel is available on YouTube to viewers everywhere except in the United States, where Yahoo runs an online video outlet for the show. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers The "SNL" deal is a big get for ZEFR, which has partnered with Lorne Michael's company Broadway Video Entertainment to eventually deliver 4,500 clips from all 39 seasons, starting with 2,500 videos. "'SNL' is huge and it's basically built for YouTube," said ZEFR's Zach James, who co-founded the company as MovieClips in 2009.
September 25, 2013 |
YouTube is known for drawing users who like to leave vile and mean comments on videos, but now, the Google-owned video service is rolling out changes that could help weed out such commentary. So how exactly is YouTube changing the way users leave comments or read them? Here's what you need to know. Most recent comment no longer at top Comments on YouTube can be tough to follow because they're primarily displayed based on the time they were posted. The most recent comments fly up to the top. That means more interesting comments can easily be lost while nasty comments from others can stay at the top, as long as they were just posted.
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September 23, 2013 |
A transgender teenager who was named homecoming queen at her Orange County high school Friday night was overwhelmed by negative comments directed at her shortly after the victory, she confessed in a YouTube video. In the video, Cassidy Lynn Campbell, a senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, said she put herself up for the title because she hoped to make a statement and draw attention to the push for equality for transgender people. In doing so, she also became part of a small but growing movement of transgender teens nationwide entering competitions for traditional honors such as homecoming and prom king and queen.
September 12, 2013 |
A 30-plus-minute recap of Tomorrowland, a popular electronic music festival in Belgium, is garnering notice on YouTube. The highly produced video that features vignettes from the live music performance with popular tracks, inclulding Avicci's "Wake Me Up" and Martin Garrix's "Animalsaas" has attracted more than 2 million views, making it one of the top four trending videos on YouTube on Thursday morning. The Tomorrowland video serves to promote the upcoming TomorrowWorld concert Sept.
September 11, 2013 |
Apple has posted on YouTube three of the videos it showed during its iPhone event, held at its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday. Separately, if you weren't one of the few in the audience, Apple has posted the keynote on its website. As for the promo videos on YouTube, the first is essentially the introduction of the iPhone 5c, and stars Jony Ive, senior vice president of design Design at Apple. Ive never appears on stage, but he was in the audience Tuesday. Video: Here's how Apple's iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C work In the video, Ive calls the iPhone 5c "beautifully, unapologetically plastic.
September 9, 2013 |
First came the confession, now come the charges: Matthew Cordle, who confessed to a fatal drunk-driving crash in a YouTube video uploaded last week that went viral, was indicted by an Ohio jury Monday. Cordle, 22, said he had crashed into a car driven by Vincent Canzani, 61, while driving the wrong way down a highway in Columbus on June 22. A Franklin County jury indicted Cordle on charges of driving under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
September 6, 2013 |
Put that exercise tubing to work with the lawn mower, a version of the classic bent-over row. 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 upper-body strength move to add to your routine. What it does The stationary lunge and pull works your latissimus dorsi and rear deltoid muscles, as well as a bit of your biceps. In the advanced version, the triceps also are engaged. What to do Place the tubing on the floor and step on it with your right foot, leaving just a little bit sticking out to the outside of the foot.