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ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2011 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com 215-854-5960
FOUND A RECENT posting on one of Greyson Chance's Internet fan sites. Came from a young girl who was "thrilled" that his first single ("Waiting Outside the Lines") had "finally" been released, because she'd been "waiting so long" for it. Well, I guess if you're barely out of single digits, 10 months is an eternity. That's how long (and short) it's taken for 13-year-old Chance to go from middle-school nobody in Edmond, Okla., to the next big thing in pubescent pop-rock, with a No. 1 single, an unbelievable 32 million (and counting)
BUSINESS
November 28, 2009 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, local businessman Robert Lail runs what he calls "YouTube for business. " "Most people don't know how big the corporate video market is," said Lail, who sold corporate training videos in the 1970s and 1980s before launching a telemarketing firm, MarketMakers, for technical products. "I think it's bigger than traditional media. There are 13 million companies out there. Some of those companies have their own TV studios. " With that in mind, Lail developed eCorpTV.
NEWS
October 21, 2007 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
The film opens with a shot of a crowded Unionville High School stairwell. Muscled football and lacrosse players complain to the camera about the cramped size of the gym, and a girl from the field hockey team lists the advantages of replacing grass fields with artificial turf. A science teacher laments the lack of ventilation or eyewash stations in his lab, and the dearth of SMART boards. An art teacher points out that his room has a paper-towel dispenser for hand-drying, but no sink for hand-washing.
NEWS
June 27, 2008 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia man seen waving a handgun on an online video and telling viewers how to shoot police officers was arrested yesterday on felony charges. Andre Moore, 44, of the 4800 block of Walnut Street, is accused of posting the video called "Dissin Philly Cops" on YouTube.com. Moore was charged yesterday with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and other crimes. Arrest documents said he works as a security guard at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. The video allegedly shows a man brandishing a large, silver semiautomatic pistol and calling Philadelphia police "nothing but a bunch of liars, especially the 18th District.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
LIKE MANY from the region who left to attend college outside of the area, Sean Monahan had the "wooder" teased out of him. While attending the College of Wooster in Ohio, his newfound friends poked fun at his Philly accent. "I knew that the vocabulary was different. I say 'hoe-gies,' and not a lot of others say 'hoe-gies,' " said Monahan, who grew up in Bensalem and Langhorne and now resides in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. It's not that Monahan hadn't noticed his accent before.
NEWS
March 7, 2012
Would you intervene if you witnessed an attack similar to what occurred in a River Line incident seen on YouTube?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PITTSBURGH - A new online series about a Pittsburgh father is attracting tens of thousands of viewers. "Pittsburgh Dad" celebrates and makes fun of the unique speech of the working-class city, where yinz means you all, nebby means nosy and redd up means clean up. The series is available on YouTube ( www.youtube.com/user/ pittsburghdad).
NEWS
January 25, 2011 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Janis Hill, 52, of Woolwich Township, a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader and a breast cancer survivor and advocate, died Thursday, Jan. 20, at Pennsylvania Hospital following surgery to remove two brain tumors. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, Mrs. Hill became involved with the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Described by Komen Philadelphia chapter executive director Elaine Grobman as compassionate, kind, and bright, Mrs. Hill volunteered her time to various Komen for the Cure events, including the survivors march.
NEWS
December 2, 2010 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
A judge dismissed aggravated-assault and related charges Wednesday against a West Philadelphia man - whose violent arrest was videotaped and posted on YouTube - because of "lack of prosecution. " Askia Sabur, 29, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and related charges against two police officers involved in his Sept. 3 arrest outside a Chinese food takeout restaurant in West Philadelphia. For the fourth time in the court proceedings, one of the officers, Jimmy Leocal, was unable to testify at preliminary hearings because of an ongoing investigation into the use of excessive force during Sabur's arrest by police Internal Affairs, said a District Attorney's Office spokesman.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO - A morbidly obese California man whose tearful, videotaped plea for help became a YouTube sensation may be getting the support he wanted. The "Dr. Phil" show reached out to Livermore resident Robert Gibbs, 23, after he posted his three-minute video last week. Gibbs mentioned the program in his clip, which has been viewed more than a million times and inspired dozens of responses from viewers offering diet tips and encouragement. A crew from the "Dr. Phil" show was scheduled to come to his house and film him today, Gibbs told the Associated Press.
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