Archive for 2014

told @teddysphotos to come by @onairwithryan monday to recap #kiisjingleball and sing a bit, he obliged

December 9, 2014 12:05 pm

we’re comin for ur nachos @samsmithworld #kiisjingleball

December 9, 2014 12:04 pm

Hoodie Allen Performs ‘No Interruption’ At Seacrest Studios in Charlotte

December 9, 2014 12:04 pm

ugh not all about that shadow @meghan_trainor #kiisjingleball

December 9, 2014 12:03 pm

Bethany Mota, Connor Franta, Spider Dog, More in 2014 YouTube Rewind

December 9, 2014 12:01 pm

There were so many viral moments of 2014 and a new video perfectly captures them all in one mega mashup!

Many of our favorite YouTube stars, including Bethany Mota, iJustine, Connor Franta, Pentatonix, Tyler Oakley, Sam Tsui, PrankVSPrank, and Grace Helbig, join forces with newer viral stars, like Action Movie Kid, Spider Dog, and Tiny Hamster, to recreate many of those memorable online moments.

There are even cameos from established talent who have struck viral gold this year too, including Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, and Stephen Colbert.

According to the creators, YouTube rewind tool six months to put together and the goal was to top the past five year-recap videos they’ve made.

“Rewind represents the culmination of a half year’s worth of creative inspiration, thousands of hours of work from the best production team in the business, collaborations with hundreds of YouTube’s brightest stars, and more time spent watching YouTube videos than we’re prepared to talk about right now,” they write. “We are extremely proud to unveil the fruits of our labor, an unprecedented mashup of over 120 YouTube creators taking place on four continents and packed with more YouTube magic than ever before.”

What were some of your favorite viral moments of 2014?

Victoria’s Secret Angels Lip Sync Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off': Watch

December 9, 2014 10:49 am

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs tonight at 10/9c on CBS, and the Angels are stoking excitement by lip-syncing one of the most ubiquitous tracks of 2014.

In a viral video uploaded by the lingerie company on Monday, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, and more leggy supermodels transformed the runway into a dance floor as they sing and dance to musical guest Taylor Swift‘s chart-conquering single “Shake It Off.”

This year, the fashion show taped at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, England, with performances by the 1989 artist, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Hozier.

On Air with Ryan Seacrest spoke to Namibian-born Angel Behati on Tuesday, and the 25-year-old, who will inaugurate the event with her gilded wings ensemble, teased the show by calling it the biggest runway in VS history.

“There’s a lot going on. It’s so beautiful and the wings this year, there’s more than ever,” she said. “There’s more girls than ever. Every year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s insane.”

Check out the VS Fashion Show’s behind-the-scenes trailer below:

Trevor Moran: ‘XIAT’ EP Is About ‘Experiences With Anxiety’

December 9, 2014 10:28 am

Internet sensation and rising pop star Trevor Moran released his long-awaited four-song EP XIAT on Tuesday.

The mini project — the title of which plays on the word “anxiety” — is powered by “Now or Never,” “Echo,” “Slay,” and the title track, which discloses a story about a personal problem he’s kept under lock and key.

“It’s literally my experiences with anxiety and I struggled all these past years with it, and I didn’t know how to express myself, I didn’t know how to tell my parents, I didn’t know how to tell my fans about it,” Trevor told at the DigiTour Presents Jack and Jack the Movie red carpet. “So I was like, ‘I’ll write about it.’ It’s a really good thing to write. I have so much things to talk about and say, and it just made the songwriting process so much easier.”

With XIAT officially available on iTunes and on other major digital music platforms, Trevor, who was a contestant on The X Factor in 2012, says his next step is to produce a full-length debut album in 2015.

“It’s not all recorded yet,” he teases, but assures fans that there will be an album in the upcoming year.

As for collaborating with his YouTube colleagues like Bethany Mota and Brent Rivera who recently emerged as musical artists, Trevor says he’s open to teaming up with his friends from the digital space for his new material: “I love creating content with people who have the same audience as me. So the fans just eat that up.”

Days leading up to his EP release, the DigiTour veteran was on the road with YouTuber Andrea Russett on #DigiTourSlayBells, hitting major cities in California including San Diego, San Francisco, and Anaheim.

“I’m a part of that Digi-fam. I’ve been with DigiTour [for like] two years,” he said. “I love the crew, they’re doing so well. I love performing for the people, meeting the fans everyday, and I’m just glad to be on tour again.”

Fans can purchase XIAT on iTunes here!

Homeowners’ Christmas Light Display Set to ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen’

December 9, 2014 9:56 am

‘Tis the season for Frozen!

Even though it’s been a year since the world was first introduced to Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and of course, “Let It Go,” one Austin, Texas family has made the animated film’s hit song the focal point of their home’s Christmas light display this holiday.

Since 2010, the Storms have synched their lights to a popular song and this year Idina Menzel‘s chart-topper receives the honor.

“We have an awesome neighborhood,” patriarch John Storms tells The Huffington Post. “When we do the lights to music we have the neighbors, family, friends come out with their camp chairs and we all sit in the street and watch the show. Its a great little neighborhood activity … We have been working on the lights since February.”

But the tens of thousands of lights hasn’t exactly “frozen” the Storms’ finances … John reveals it only costs them $6 for the entire season!

“The entire display is run on LED lights. By comparison we have regular lights on our indoor Christmas tree and it uses more electricity that the whole outdoor light display. The computer that runs the show is an energy efficient netbook that also keeps the power usage down.”

Ariana Grande Reveals What Kept Her up Night Before Grammy Noms

December 9, 2014 8:36 am

Ariana Grande picked up her first-ever Grammy nomination on Friday with not one, but two, including Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything.

The night before the big announcement, she was so nervous she couldn’t sleep, so “I told my publicist … ‘Call me as soon as they come out and if there’s anything good, let me know. If there’s nothing good, let me sleep. I’ll wake up and I was like, ‘Not my year, it’s okay. I’m just getting started.'”

Ariana will be showing off those Grammy-worthy pipes on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs tonight at 10/9c on CBS.

Behati Prinsloo Teases VS Fashion Show: ‘Ariana Grande Gets a Wing in Her Face’

December 9, 2014 8:11 am

The highly-anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which taped at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London last week, airs tonight on CBS!

The smoking-hot runway will feature VS Angels Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, and Behati Prinsloo, who wed Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine in July.

The Namibian supermodel dialed in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, and teased the show’s agenda, and silenced the rumors about the strict regulations that went into effect upon the Angels’ descend in London, including special menus, 2 a.m. curfews, and longer gym operating hours.

“It’s funny cause we were all laughing about it on the plane on the way to London,” Behati explains. “We were like, ‘Oh really? This is happening?’ It’s all speculations. We’re grown ass women … We do workout very hard and try to be healthy and stuff. And VS always promotes that and helps us with that, so I think it just got a little out of control.”

The show will feature special performances from Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Hozier as the leggy supermodels flaunt their athletic bodies in a collection of lingerie on a themed runway.

“Tonight is such a special night,” she said. “It’s the first time VS brought the show to London. I’m opening the show, which I’m so excited and honored by. There’s a lot going on. I mean, Ed Sheeran is performing, Taylor Swift, Ariana gets a wing in her face.

“There’s a lot going on. It’s so beautiful and the wings this year, there’s more than ever,” she continued. “There’s more girls than ever. Every year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s insane.”

You can catch Behati and the rest of the Angels on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tonight at 10/9c on CBS.