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Hoopz New ALS Ice Bucket Video Boasts Creativity Over Crassness

While for a good cause, there’s no denying that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become the trendiest of philanthropic moves these days. But Hoopz managed to make hers creative and ingenuitive, with reference to Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 classic, “These Boots Were Made for Walking.” It’s interesting to see how much more potent the simple dance steps are in Sinatra’s video when applied by some thickies. I’m ashamed to admit, I watched it several time.




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New AGT Material Coming Soon...

It’s a summer tradition: new vids from All Good Things TV. In light of that, we just competed a video with new hosts Jenny and Gracie at the YouTube Studios LA and will follow up next month with a new video of Olivia to be shot in Los Angeles. So stay tuned to AGT for some good stuff before the chilly winter months hit us.

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Gracie B. and Jenny M. - Two Possible New AGT Hosts

So today we met the lovely Gracie Burwell and Jenny Marrero at the YouTube Space LA. We’ve been wanting to meet with both of them for a while now, and I must say: it was worth the wait. They are both charming and very attractive. Looks like AGT may have some new hosts...

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Carol Seleme - "Art School Confidential"

A very chill, enjoyable video.




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Tisola Logan - Crest Hottie



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Tabria - Yoga in the Park

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Since posting these pics I’ve gotten a few questions about Tabria here and on other message boards. Where is she from? How did you find her? Who is she? etc. I “found” Tabria via the net on one of my favorite message boards, which will go unnamed. She was doing a series of yoga poses on her Instagram which were circulating the boards. At that time she was living in Tennessee, so there was no chance of us shooting. But she told me she was moving out to Los Angeles and, unlike a lot of aspiring models who say this and it never actually happens, before I knew it Tabria was at my front doorstep for a photo shoot. Tabria is pretty cool peoples - good education, smart and with a unique sense of humor. But one thing I will say - don’t let those innocent eyes fool ya. Not innocent lol.

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New Olivia Jensen Outtakes

Outtakes from her DIY jeans tutorial Happy




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Meg Turney - Nerdy Pisces

This is her second run on Me In My Place. I checked out Meg Turney’s YouTube page and I really liked what I heard (and saw). When I see someone like this - a curvy nerd who is getting flown to conventions to host and sponsorship deals - I can’t help but think: “Could this have been Mal Malloy?”

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New Stephanie Elyse!

A new image from the beautiful Stephanie Elyse. Reach her on Facebook here and Instagram here. Photo by AKBAR.

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The Fantastic Four - The Indosplace Edition

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New Carol Seleme

I took these pics a few days ago. Carol made the tie dye leotard. We’re kind of going for the American Apparel look. This post will be update with more, so check back.


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Carol Seleme - Test Shot

A test shot I took of Carol Seleme a few months ago. This little area is suppose to suggest… I’m not sure. Maybe a tropical enclave. Here’s one extra that’s out of focus.

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Sexiest Oral Hygiene - Mal Malloy

I stumbled upon this Mal Malloy clip recently and was reminded of how sexy she is. Sheesh.

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The Talented Mr. REEG

The talented Mr. REEG… 'Sniff n Scratch' series

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Some Thoughts on Creating a YouTube Channel

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So today our channel finally reached 10,000 subscribers, which means we're eligible to start charging for subscriptions according to YouTube rules (only a fool would do that though). One thing that was very frustrating when we started this all was trying to find information about how much YouTube pays and its rules.

Here's a few things I've learned...

1) Pay - YouTube videos pay about $1.25 per thousand views from our experience. On the net you'll see estimates of anywhere from $5 to $1 per thousand views, but we haven't seen anything close to $5. Right now Google is making out like a bandit on Youtube. There are TV shows on networks that do not get 500,000 views (the finale of "90210" drew less than 600k viewers), yet advertisers on those shows pay $100,000 for a 30-second spot. In contrast, a YouTuber with half a million hits on a video makes a paltry $500 from ads.

2) Content is King - I see channels all the time struggling for viewers and it's b/c they haven't figured out what ppl really wanna see. I learned early on that non-ethnic curvy women who act like nerds have a huge draw online. Why? There's a lot of people who are hypocrites when it comes to curvy women - in public they adhere to mainstream standards, but behind closed doors they want a Mal Malloy. Their paradox is my profit. Whatever the subject matter, you gotta give ppl what they want. It is worth it to go through a lot of trouble to find a good subject for your channel, because once you do the views and subscriptions will just roll in.

3) Make Allies with Big Followings - Initially it will be difficult to get anyone to pay attention to your channel, no matter how good your content is. You'll need a launching pad - websites and Twitter users with large followings who will give you props. This doesn't happen overnight. I gained some allies with Indosplace, like the Smoking Section and Byron Crawford. You also have to plan your video postings carefully so that when the video finally goes online, ppl will know it's there.


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