July 11, 2013 |
Music publicist and advocate for LBGT rights Shane Bitney Crone was in Washington two weeks ago when the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and left standing a ruling overturning Proposition 8, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in California. “It was a surreal experience and a very bittersweet one,” Crone, 27, said over the phone from his home in L.A. Because of DOMA and Proposition 8, Crone was never able to marry his long-time companion, Tom Bridegroom, who died in May 2011 when he fell off the roof of an apartment building while taking photos.
January 24, 2013 |
Michael Bublé and his wife are having a baby Bublé! Luisana Lopilato, the wife of the Canada-born crooner, is pregnant, and what better way to announce to the world that they're expecting? With a YouTube video of course. Bublé, 37, and Lopilata, 25, posted a 22-second video on his website Thursday under "Big News... " The video starts with text saying "Mike, LU and Mini Bublé!!!" set to his song "I Just Haven't Met You Yet. " Then the video displays images from his wife's live ultrasound.
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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.
October 31, 2013 |
Naughty Nurse has some competition this Halloween. The YouTube video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" from the Norwegian comedic duo Ylvis has gone from viral video to cultural phenom, ranking among this year's most popular Halloween costumes, according to one online retailer. "The fox sold out almost immediately," said Marlon Heimerl, a spokesman for HalloweenCostumes.com in North Mankato, Minn. "Normally, that's not a huge seller. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Halloween costumes often reflect what's happening in the zeitgeist.
April 20, 2012 |
Google said it has removed a Toyota advertisement sponsoring a horrific YouTube video of an elderly Florida women losing control of her Camry and blowing through shoppers at a Publix supermarket, injuring 10 people. Through a quirk of Internet advertising that automatically links ads for companies to content about their products, a Toyota banner at the bottom of the video pitched the company and its Prius c hybrid. Crystal Dahlen, a Google spokeswoman, said the YouTube owner removed the advertisement after learning of the situation earlier today. There is no longer any advertising on the video . The accident took place earlier this week and the video was posted on multiple news websites after it was released by the Florida Highway Patrol.
March 23, 2013 |
For activists, the video is not only an animal execution on tape, it's a public challenge. The clip, posted on YouTube, shows an employee of a southeastern New Mexico slaughterhouse - a business that is seeking federal approval to slaughter horses - shooting a colt between the eyes with a .45-caliber handgun after he taunts activists who have opposed reintroducing horse slaughter in the U.S. Then Tim Sappington walks away from the downed horse,...