All info is from The Rachael Ray Show. (First section) (second section)
YouTube has opened the door for anyone with a camera and a computer
to become the star of their own TV show. Rachael meets a few of these
Internet celebrities who have used YouTube to give advice on fashion,
makeup, budget shopping and even express their opinion on carpenter
jeans! Check them out by clicking on their names below:
William "Ask a Gay Man" Sledd
"Ask Adrienne" Nelson
Rob and Corinne from ThreadBanger
Madeline "How to Girl" Merced
Programming note: Voting has ended! Tune in Wednesday, July 16 to see which one of these stars is the winner!
Their online videos made these people Internet sensations, so Rachael
checks in with a few of your favorite viral video YouTube stars to see
what they're up to today!
"Chocolate Rain" singer. In 2007, Tay Zonday won the
music prize at the YouTube Awards for his deep-voiced jazz-inspired
tune for the popular video that changed his life. "I was literally Joe
Schmo, a graduate student making music in my living room and all of a
sudden these doors opened up," he tells Rach. "The entertainment
industry started contacting me and it's been a wild ride ever since."
Tay has been hired as a voice artist and has continued to produce
independent music on YouTube. "My last song on YouTube is called 'Baby
"Leave Britney Alone!" When the tabloids were going
after Britney Spears on a daily basis, she found a supporter on YouTube
when Chris Crocker posted his teary-eyed plea for folks to give the pop
star a break. But his allegiances have changed since that video. "I'm
actually not a fan anymore - she didn't even send me a fruit basket, a
thank you or nothing," he admits, adding, "My new obsession is Lady
Gaga!" Chris also has a song on iTunes titled, "Mind in the Gutter." Click here to download the song!
Huge Nintendo 64 Christmas Surprise. People loved
watching the video of a young brother and sister screaming "yes!" and
pounding on their gift with joy when they opened a brand new Nintendo
video game system on Christmas morning. Why was that so exciting? "We
never expected to get it!" says now-20-year-old Brandon. They sold the
Nintendo on eBay a few years ago, so Rachael surprises him and his
sister with a replacement! Their reaction is much calmer this time
around. Check out their original home video here! For some of their tv appearances check this out!
Here is the segment on youtube stars from Rachael Ray Show!