As part of its new effort to focus on content creation — as opposed to merely providing a spot to curate the vast majority of filmed things in the universe — YouTube has officially opened YouTube Space Los Angeles, a massive new studio complex in Playa Vista, California. As explained in a blog post, the space is available for free, as long as you qualify after an application process. The space includes a green screen, a recording studio, and even a motion-capture studio for all the embryonic Andy Serkis (Serkii?) in Hollywood. What’s Trending talked to Internet demi-goddess Felicia Day and the musical duo Paul & Storm at the opening about what the new space could mean for content creators: Check out the video below! READ FULL STORY
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Well, how about that — if you cobble together a group of Girls clips that don’t include nudity or anybody smoking crack, take away the sound, and set it to Carole King’s “Where You Lead,” HBO’s edgy comedy could totally pass for an old school WB dramedy. It’s not quite The Shining as a gentle family comedy — but the following fake credits sequence is still pretty amusing for fans of either show. God have mercy on Stars Hollow, though, if Hannah and the gang ever decide to spend a weekend there.
Neil Patrick Harris on his YouTube show 'Neil's Puppet Dreams': 'I have a puppet workshop in my garage' -- VIDEO
The idea of a web series featuring Neil Patrick Harris and puppets seems like such an obvious thing the world needs, it’s a little shocking no one’s come up with it until now. Produced with the Jim Henson Company’s “Henson Alternative” division, Neil’s Puppet Dreams premieres today on the Nerdist’s YouTube channel. While upcoming episodes promise drag queens, puppet sex, and a surprising amount of nudity — this ain’t a family webseries — the first episode features a simple fear of falling and a vividly illustrative song penned by co-creator and producer Janet Varney. You can watch the first episode below, and then check out my interview with Harris about how this all came about, the powerful pull puppets have on his life, and, yes, whether How I Met Your Mother is returning for a ninth season. READ FULL STORY
Like Johnnie Walker Blue Label or extra fancy potato chips, the videos on YouTube’s Reserve Channel are just a little more special than the rest. And this fall, the Inter-network is premiering a slate of programs that should appeal to the online epicure in all of us — including three talk shows hosted respectively by actress Joy Bryant, Top Chef‘s Tom Colicchio, and Renaissance man Pharrell Williams.
We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the latter’s series, called ARTST TLK, below. Press “play” to hear some big ideas from writers Ben Mezrich (The Accidental Billionaires, Bringing Down the House) and Andy Greenberg (This Machine Kills Secrets)… and if you really want your mind to be blown, fast forward to the 19 minute mark. According to our sources, we can expect to see this happen in every episode.
'The X Factor': Trevor Moran needs an ambulance; Fox needs to stop it with the lame ambulance cliffhangers
Fox continues to use minor tragedies and ambulances to shamelessly promote its musical reality competitions. Earlier this year, during American Idol auditions, we got our first auditions episode CLIFFHANGER when Symone Black fell off the stage during Hollywood Week. This time it’s 13-year-old YouTube sensation Trevor Moran, the little kid who danced around the Apple Store. READ FULL STORY
Even a hitmaker like Britney Spears isn’t immune to the wacky allure of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” Spears is on record as a fan of the Korean star’s catchy tune and sick dance moves — something that Ellen DeGeneres didn’t miss when the new X Factor judge visited Ellen yesterday afternoon. (Side note: Remember when Ellen was an American Idol judge?)
Soon enough, the host pulled out Psy himself, who proceeded to teach Ellen and Britney
how to Dougie the finer points of Gangnam Style. The main takeaway: “Dress classy, and dance cheesy.” Done and done!
By gamely dancing along, Spears proved that she still knows how to move — even in five-inch heels. Check her out:
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