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#CantDoNothing: Milana Vayntrub on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
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Milana has created a powerful and thought-provoking documentary video, "Can't Do Nothing," after a vacation with her father in Greece opened her eyes to the plight of Syrian refugees risking their lives to cross the sea and find safety for their families.

Ricky Dillon Announces New Album 'Gold' ft. Snoop Dogg

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.17.2016 | Entertainment
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It's a great week for Ricky Dillon fans -- the YouTube star just dropped his first full-length album Gold, now available on iTunes. He sat down with us What's Trending Podcast to tell us about it.

The Young Turks' Francis Maxwell On Music, Gaming and the Future of Online Video

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
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It sounds like The Young Turks, aka The Largest Online News Show in the World, had themselves a blast at CES 2016 in Vegas last week. "Every year I...

Christina Milian on Domestic Abuse: "You Feel Like You're Alone"

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment
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She said that seeing other women talk about their experiences helped her move forward, and she gained strength from strong female mentors in her life, from her mother to entertainment icons like Oprah and Beyonce.

Social Media Star Reveals His 'Premature' Side In New Stand Up Comedy Special

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.15.2015 | Comedy
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We've really been looking forward to Elliott Morgan's new comedy special "Premature" (which is now available on Vimeo, go watch it!), so it was great to have him as a guest on the What's Trending Podcast last week.

Tobuscus Talks New Game 'AcroWars,' Sam Pepper and Why Prison Is Disgusting

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
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Have a conversation with Toby Turner aka Tobuscus, and you could end up talking about literally anything -- as we confirmed in last week's What's Trending Podcast.

The Top Slutty Internet Halloween Costumes

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
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On the latest episode of the What's Trending Podcast, comedian Jason Horton talked about Justin Bieber's dick pics, girls kissing, girls in sexy Hal...

EXCLUSIVE: Vine Star Marcus Johns Is Releasing a Hobo Train-Hopping Documentary

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
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The Vine star, talked about how he hit a million followers in his first three months, but emphasized that it was important to focus on content rather than numbers.

Is Vine Star Lele Pons the Next Sofia Vergara?

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment
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The Venezuelan star, who recently relocated from Miami to LA, explained that she is both appealing and intimidating to some because of her habit of being upfront with people.

The Secret to Ridiculous Humor With YouTube Parody Star Bart Baker

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
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YouTube Parody king Bart Baker joined "The What's Trending Podcast," to discuss his obsession with Glidr's and how his career making music video parodies took off.

Neon Trees Front Man Shows Pride for the LGBT Community

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
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"I'm still searching for my people sometimes, but I just think be honest with yourself, because I wasted a lot of time not being honest."

Beauty Guru Ingrid Nilsen Comes out As Gay

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
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We're so proud of you, Ingrid. Facing the world and telling the truth about something vulnerable isn't easy for anyone, and it's especially difficult to share it with strangers. We support you 100 percent and hope that you receive the respect you deserve.

The Ultimate Orange Is the New Black Recap to Prep You for Season 3!

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
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What happened on the last season of Netflix's hit show Orange is the New Black? So many things! But if you don't have time to catch up before diving into season 3, fear not! We're here to help.

YouTube Star Fights to End Revenge Porn (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
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YouTube fans know Chrissy Chambers as one half of the singing duo BriaAndChrissy, whose music and comedy-themed channel has racked up an impressive 350,000 subscribers.

THIS Turned a Hotel Lobby Into an Epic Dance Party

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
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In the immortal words of R. Kelly, "After the show its the after party and after the party its the hotel lobby." But what if the hotel lobby turns o...

Robert Rodriguez's Secret to Living a Creative Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
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Director Robert Rodriguez sat down with What's Trending at the Samsung Blogger Lounge at this year's South by Southwest festival. He shared some advice on how to live a creative life, advice he has taken to heart over the course of his incredibly successful career.

Jason Schwartzman's Full-Frontal Fake Penis

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
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Jason Schwartzman and director Patrick Brice came by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at South by Southwest to talk about their new movie, The Overnight. The reason this film is making waves is the much-discussed scene where Schartzman and co-star Adam Scott drop everything in a full-frontal nudity scene, though the actual penises are in fact prosthetic.

How Bethany Mota Went From Vlogging Teen to Multimillion-Dollar Brand

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media
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YouTube star Bethany Mota sat down with What's Trending at this year's South by Southwest festival to talk about stardom, hard work and how to be true to yourself.

Tyler Oakley is on TV, But His heart is Still #TeamInternet

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
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While he doesn't like to call himself "the new TV star", Oakley considers himself "a new type of entertainer." He believes that whatever the "next step" is for YouTubers, it won't be moving to television or moving to film, but adding other types of media to a continuing YouTube channel.

Reddit's Worst Date Stories

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
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NBC's Undateable kicks off its second season soon, and the cast was on hand with What's Trending at this year's South by Southwest festival to give us the scoop.

Judy Greer Gets Frank About Women In Comedy

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
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"I think it's crappy that we have to have the conversation," Greer said, in regards to the role of women in comedy. "'Wow, there are so many comedies for women these days!' That shouldn't be the conversation, that should be the norm."

Why People Love Watching Other People Get Drunk on YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
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Mamrie Hart is an actress, writer, and comedian who became "Huge on the Tube" (#HOTT) with her "You Deserve a Drink" series. She recently won a Streamy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her over-the-top bartender role -- proof she's still killing it on YouTube.

Kandee Johnson Has Made Makeup Transformations On YouTube a Career

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.28.2015 | Style
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The Queen of Hearts video remains a fan favorite. Kandee Johnson explains how she made her eyebrows vanish and the reason she loves this video in today's "Huge on the Tube," a VH1-What's Trending production.

Meet YouTube Star Grace Helbig, the New Face of E! (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
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Grace Helbig is the perfect example of how being "Huge on the Tube" (#HOTT) can make you just plain huge (figuratively). The vlogger turned bestselling author talks about her viewers' peculiar fanfiction and more on today's "Huge on the Tube."

DeStorm Power Shows Off Insane Rubik's Cube Power

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
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Rap artist and Vine king DeStorm Power is handsome, hilarious, and huge on the Tube. His 2011 "How to Solve a Rubik's Cube" rap started as a challenge from a fan and ended in triumph for DeStorm, in the form of more than 3.8 million views and counting, proving his sweet rhymes can take any lesson from boring to bangin'.