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Forget Cat Videos, YouTube Debuting 1st Drama Series

It involves Channing Tatum and dancing

(Newser) - YouTube is hoping Channing Tatum will catapult them into the realm of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. The cat-video provider just announced Step Up as its "first full-fledged, big-budget original drama series," Deadline reports. The series will debut in 2017 on the subscription-only YouTube Red. Step Up is based... More »

It's Been 10 Years Since Lonelygirl15 Lied to us All

Lonelygirl15 has posted a new video

(Newser) - Around the time of its 2005 launch, many people "dismissed YouTube as just a repository for cat videos." That was until ostensible confessional blogger Lonelygirl15 came along in 2006 and changed everything. In a lengthy piece for the Guardian , Elena Cresci recounts the story of YouTube's first... More »

Hit Man Who Killed Hundreds Has New Career on YouTube

'Remorseful Popeye' killed hundreds in Colombia

(Newser) - A Colombian hit man who has admitted murdering around 300 people and playing a role in the killings of thousands more is now making what he calls "clean money from honest work"—as a YouTube star. Jhon Jairo Velasquez, former chief enforcer for Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel,... More »

YouTube 'Fire Challenge' Burns 40% of Boy's Body

Youngsters have been taking part in dangerous online stunt for years

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy from Queens, NY, suffered third-degree burns on more than 40% of his body after trying to simulate a YouTube challenge in his bathtub Tuesday night, Gothamist reports. The horrifying-sounding "fire challenge" that the unnamed preteen tried goes basically like this, per CBS New York : Pour a... More »

Beauty Blogger: You Can Contour Your Entire Body

Chloe Morello is only kidding, but makes a point

(Newser) - Love the beauty craze known as contouring? Then check out Australian-based beauty blogger Chloe Morello's recent video , where she claims to have two makeup artists apply $5,000 of makeup to contour her entire body—a goal she calls "totally achievable" every day. She's kidding, of course,... More »

YouTube Pranksters Get Prison Time

They caused a panic with fake robberies at two London museums

(Newser) - Four YouTube pranksters will be spending the coming weeks locked up after pleading guilty to charges in connection with fake robberies and a kidnapping at two London art galleries, the BBC reports. According to Engadget , members of Trollstation caused a "mass panic" at the Tate Britain and National Portrait... More »

Most Disliked Movie Trailer on YouTube: Ghostbusters

It's No. 23 on the list

(Newser) - Upon the release of the first full trailer for the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, io9 wrote that "everything looks perfect." Apparently not everyone agreed. In YouTube's most recent update of its "Most Disliked Videos" list , the Ghostbusters trailer took the 23rd slot, making it the most disliked... More »

People Love to Watch This Guy Crush Things

The Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube has hundreds of thousands of followers

(Newser) - Lauri Vuohensilta is a competitive Finnish powerlifter and factory owner, but the world will probably remember him for something else entirely: His love of crushing things. That's because the 29-year-old has been filming himself crushing assorted everyday objects in a hydraulic press on his Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube... More »

Teen Electrocuted While Trying YouTube Experiment

15-year-old boy was apparently trying to make a 'Jacob's Ladder'

(Newser) - A 15-year-old Ohio boy died Tuesday night, apparently while attempting to recreate something he saw on YouTube, WKYC reports. Police say Morgan Wojciechowski was trying to make a "Jacob's Ladder," in which a high-voltage spark of electricity travels between two wires parallel to one another and climbs... More »

YouTube's Original Programming Launches Tomorrow

Here's what you can watch for $9.99/month

(Newser) - YouTube is attempting to make some noise of its own with a crop of films and shows that will be exclusively available with YouTube Red , a subscription service the San Bruno, California-based company launched last October, the AP reports. The first three movies and one series will be available via... More »

Video Shows Teen Ted Cruz Reveal His Life's Goals

Including 'world domination'

(Newser) - Ever wondered what a young Ted Cruz looked and sounded like (and no worries, no Princess Bride impersonations )? A circulating YouTube video , which Politico says was apparently provided by a high school classmate, purports to show the 18-year-old GOP candidate mulling his future. "Aspirations? Is that like sweat... More »

Linguist Breaks Down the 'YouTube Voice'

Stressed and elongated vowels both play a role

(Newser) - Think people sound similar when talking to the camera on YouTube? You're not alone: Writing at the Atlantic , Julie Beck found a "bouncy" speaking style across so many videos that she christened it the "YouTube voice." "But I had a hard time putting my finger... More »

'Anti-Obama' YouTube Star Is Done With Conservatism

The teen wants the GOP to get on the right side of race, gender, and youth issues

(Newser) - Thirteen-year-old CJ Pearson became an Internet sensation in conservative circles this year by posting videos with titles like President Obama: Do you really love America?, criticizing Hillary Clinton, and joining the Ted Cruz campaign, Mediaite reports. It helped him amass 5 million viewers on his YouTube channel and 100,000... More »

YouTube Star Died From Heart Condition

He starred in family's popular video series Bratayleys

(Newser) - Authorities have concluded that a 13-year-old Maryland boy who starred in his family's popular YouTube show died of a heart condition that commonly causes cardiac arrest in young people. The Capital of Annapolis quotes the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore as saying that Caleb LeBlanc died... More »

6 YouTube Stars Who Make Millions

PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, tops the list with $12 million last year

(Newser) - Mixed in with all those cat videos on YouTube, you'll find performances, vlogs, and tutorials from some of the site's biggest stars, who make millions each year off their videos. Check out the six YouTube stars who pull in the most cash, via Forbes , which notes the sums... More »

Man Spent 6 Months Making Sandwich 100% From Scratch

Andy George takes DIY to the extreme, even making salt and killing a chicken

(Newser) - Think you know how to make a sandwich? Think again. Andy George, who hosts the "How to Make Everything" YouTube channel, has just posted his latest episode on YouTube showing that to make a chicken sandwich completely from scratch is, at least for him, a six-month, $1,500 endeavor.... More »

World Leader's Face Seen in Weird Bird Swarm Video

YouTube video is a hit in Russia

(Newser) - Is Russia's leader glowering over America? A YouTube video purporting to show Vladimir Putin's face forming in a flock of birds above New York City has gotten a lot of online attention—especially in Russia, UPI reports. Posted under the name Sheryl Gilbert, it was aired last week... More »

1M Minutes of History Now on YouTube

AP, Movietone upload enormous newsreel archive

(Newser) - If you're a history buff, you may be about to lose a huge chunk of your day. In what the AP says is "the largest upload of historical news content" to be placed on YouTube, the agency's newsreel archives and those of British Movietone are now online.... More »

How YouTube Star PewDiePie Makes His Millions

Felix Kjellberg has more than 37.7M subscribers on YouTube

(Newser) - If you thought it was a fluke when word got out last year that YouTube star PewDiePie was making $4 million a year playing video games and filming his reaction to them, think again. Back then Felix Kjellberg had 27 million subscribers; today he sits atop YouTube with 37.7... More »

Cat Videos Are Good for You

This study's no time-waster, researcher says

(Newser) - Two million cat videos posted on YouTube with around 26 billion views last year adds up to an awful lot of time watching funny cats, but it's not completely wasted time, according to an Indiana University researcher. Media professor Jessica Gall Myrick surveyed around 7,000 people and discovered... More »

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