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Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food' makes shocking debut on Billboard Hot 100

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ARK Music Factory has done it again! The company behind Rebecca Black and her “Friday” phenomenon has another viral hit on its hands in Alison Gold’s “Chinese Food.”

The 12-year-old singer’s pop song love letter to Chinese dishes debuts at No. 29 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart and at No. 5 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart. The latter makes it the week’s highest new entry.

Gold has YouTube viewers to thank for the success of her ode to tasty comfort food — her impressive debut on the Hot 100 is due largely in part to the nearly 5 million U.S. streams the video has received on YouTube since being uploaded on Oct. 14. The track has additionally sold 1,000 downloads as of Oct. 20.

The “Chinese Food” song and video was written and co-produced by ARK Music Factory co-founder Patrice Wilson. Fun fact: He cameos in the music video as a rapping panda bear.

Watch Alison Gold’s “Chinese Food” below!
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Queen Latifah offers job to woman behind 'I Quit' viral video

A University of Missouri graduate who used a dance video to quit her job with a Taiwanese company has gotten an offer to work on the website of a daytime talk show.

Marina Shifrin of suburban Chicago became an Internet sensation after her choreographed performance to Kanye West’s “Gone” was posted on YouTube.

She was a guest Thursday on Queen Latifah’s talk show on Fox. The host asked Shifrin if she wanted to work as a digital content producer on Latifah’s website.

At first Shifrin thought Latifah was joking, but the host insisted she was serious. Latifah said a short interview would happen backstage.

The show ended without disclosing whether Shifrin had taken the position.

Check out Shifrin’s video below:
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Horse_ebooks and Pronunciation Book: We try to explain what just happened

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It’s been 77 days, and something has definitely finally happened. What that something is exactly isn’t so clear. Popular Twitter account Horse_ebooks and YouTube channel Pronunciation Book released information today on a new art project/ alternate reality game (ARG) platform, Bear Stearns Bravo (BSB). It’s weird, cool, and more than a bit confusing, so we parse through the Interwebs to figure out just what this all is.
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Lucas Cruikshank, YouTube and Nickelodeon's 'Fred,' comes out, gets Cher shout-out -- VIDEO

In the question-and-answer YouTube video Ask Lucas and Jennifer, Lucas Cruikshank answered the question “are you gay?” with a big fat “yes.”

The YouTube and Nickelodeon star, best known for his character Fred, said he hasn’t felt the need to announce his sexuality on the internet. But his co-host Jennifer Veal (from Disney’s Jessie) points out that, since they post photos of them having sleepovers and doing facials, it probably should’ve been obvious.

Check out the video below:
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Gillian Jacobs talks new dark comedy short 'It's Not You, It's Me'

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Could the girl next door have a big secret? Community star Gillian Jacobs stars in the short film It’s Not You, It’s Me, which hit the web today on JASH, the YouTube channel founded by comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker and Eric Warheim, and Michael Cera. The film, written and directed by Matt Spicer, follows Jacobs’ character, a woman whose relationship is literally driving her crazy, through some pretty dark escapades. Childrens Hospital star Rob Huebel co-stars. Watch the film, which debuted at South by Southwest in March, below, and then read on for more with Jacobs:
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Felicia Day talks GeekWeek, fandoms, and the royal court of geekery

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The internet is kind of a geek dream come true — it’s a place for fandoms to find their people and connect online over the things they are so passionate about. No one understands this better than Felicia Day, actress, founder of Geek & Sundry — a website dedicated to nerd culture — and herself a superfan of many elements of geek culture. One of her first projects was a web series called The Guild, which was essentially a love letter to online gaming. Her site is hosting today’s GeekWeek on YouTube “Fan Friday” — a theme Day feels particularly embodies geekdom.

“It’s focused on fans’ contribution to things that they geek out over,” Day told EW. “Everything I’ve done has been from a very grassroots place so I felt like this was the perfect way for us to participate, to highlight communities rather than the people who make the things that people fan-out over.”

Geek & Sundry has spent the week releasing special-edition videos of their regular shows, like a supersize episode of Co-Optitude, in which Day plays Pokemon Snap with her brother. There is also a “nerd trifecta,” as Day put it, featuring Wil Wheaton and Seth Green playing a tabletop Star Wars game. There are brand-new vloggers featured on the site’s vlog channel — with everything from TV and movie reviews to impressions to makeup tips — all geared toward gaming, comics, and other geek culture. Today, tune in for Gastro Geeks, Day’s pet project.

“It’s a parody food show competition, where contestants get a mysterious bucket of ingredients to sculpt into geeky objects around a surprise theme. We have three contestants — myself, Hannah Hart (of My Drunk Kitchen) and Furious Pete (a professional eater).”

So why Fan Friday?
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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' gets a gender swap -- VIDEO

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There has been rendition after rendition, but this time, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” gets a visual do-over as well. Seattle-based boylesque troupe (seriously, how great is the word “boylesque”?) decided to parody the hit song, even redoing the music video so that beautiful, strong women are singing and rapping while some boys with very little clothing prance around them.

On their YouTube page, the troupe said that they wanted “to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions.”

I must say, the song and video works incredibly well with the whole gender-swap. Check out the video below:
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Boyfriend pranks girlfriend with puppet from 'The Ring' -- VIDEO

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Does your significant other often fall asleep on the couch? In the mood for a laugh and maybe a slap in the face? Just follow James Williams’ lead and spend weeks crafting a life-size puppet of Samara from The Ring to conduct the world’s most terrifying prank.

When Williams’ girlfriend fell asleep, he thought that it would be funny to attach Puppet Samara to the telly and wake his darling up. What happened next? Well, you could imagine: READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black does acoustic Miley Cyrus cover, actually sounds pretty great -- VIDEO

A song by viral video star Rebecca Black that won’t make your ears bleed? A song by viral video star Rebecca Black that is, in fact, supremely pleasant, well-sung, and catchy?

Well, now I’ve heard everything.

For real, though: Black has clearly come a long way from “Friday.” (Which makes sense, since it’s Tuesday.) Like her infamous first single, this gentle, acoustic cover of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” — a duet between Black and “Jon D.,” her shaggy-haired guitar player — is a serious earworm. But unlike “Friday,” it’s the type of tune you won’t mind having in your head all day long… or all week… or all of 2011. Theoretically.

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Ron Howard narrates mundane tweets, instantly Bluthalizing them -- VIDEO

Admit it: As much as you love watching them scheme, plot, and chicken dance in Arrested Development, you wouldn’t really want to be a member of the Bluth family. Even the best of them end up warped, corrupted, and pretty darn miserable; see, for example, how pathetic Michael has become by the beginning of season 4.

That said, it would be pretty cool to have your life narrated by Ron Howard, Bluth family-style — and thanks to Netflix, a group of lucky Twitter users has had the chance to experience just that. One week ago, the streaming service began posting a series of videos featuring Howard reading tweets tagged with #ADNarrates; yesterday, it posted a compilation of those shorter videos.

The fun thing here is that Howard doesn’t always read the tweets verbatim. In several cases, he uses them as a jumping-off point for a riff that wouldn’t sound out of place on the show itself. Example: User Camille Nanavati writes, “I wish I had a #burger #ADNarrates.” Howard says,  “Out of all the things Camille could have had an Oscar-winning director narrate, she chose lunch.”

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