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Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley!

My friend and fabulous YouTube creator Kingsley, who has been on What's Trending countless times, invited me on his podcast "Overexposed" this week!

We chat about how my company and show What's Trending came to be, fangirl moments and 2014's most overexposed things in pop culture. Enjoy! :)

Entrepreneur's 60 Second Solutions

The best advice is sometimes bite size! Enjoy these 60 second tips featured by Entrepreneur Magazine on social media and YouTube marketing that can help your brand:

My Moment With Joan Rivers

I had the opportunity to interview the iconic Joan Rivers on stage at Internet Week NY. Our 1-hour conversation covered some pretty interesting topics you don't see her talking about often- social media and the impact on comedy, her own web series "In Bed With Joan", and how at practically 80-years old she stays inspired and keeps hustling. She might get slammed a lot by the media and critics for being the brash personality that she is, but I must say, she is one of the most impressive women I've met. She's been through so many ups and downs, yet continues pushing through and doing what she loves and was born to do. This interview definitely goes on my list as one my favorites and most memorable.

The Hangover Part III - World Premiere

Got to do some fun interviews on the red carpet for the premiere of The Hangover Part III with Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Justin Bartha. Enjoy!

YouTube #ComedyWeek

Was excited to participate in YouTube's themed #ComedyWeek produced by JASH (EP's of Jimmy Kimmel Live and in partnership with Michael Cera, Sarah SIlverman, Tim and Eric and Reggie Watts). Along with What's Trending I collaborated with Rhett and Link for the YouTube #ChallengeChallenge with a group of awesome Youtubers- We performed 11 challenges in 4 minutes. Some were gag worthy- enjoy!

What's Trending also teamed up with #ComedyWeek to bring you the Top Talk Show Moments with commentary from the likes of Grace Helbig, Kassem G, Shay Carl, Sourcefed, Husky Starcraft and more:

"Ricki": Tips To Becoming A YouTube Hit

Shira visited the Ricki Lake show alongside YouTube stars Ryan Higa, Rebecca Black, Michael Buckley, Antoine Dodson and more to discuss YouTube fame and tips on how to be a hit:

The Future of Media is Currently in Production (VIDEO)

Thanks to the wonderful and thoughtful Brian Solis for this post and interview. READ THE ENTIRE POST HERE

What's Trending Nominated For Emmy!

What’s Trending launched in May of 2011. Just over a year later, I am so proud and humbled to announce today that we are nominated for a Primetime Emmy!

As an independent startup, this is a huge feat and we couldn’t have done this without the support of the web and tech community, as well as our dedicated team.

I grew up obsessed with talk shows and news magazines but over the years became deeply impassioned, inspired and empowered by the possibilities of the web. What’s Trending is a manifestation of that, and it’s just the beginning. We’re looking forward to embracing the disruption, pushing the boundaries and of course bringing all of you along the journey with us.

Thank you!!!!

Cameo on Hulu's Leap Year

It's been fun these days making cameos as myself on What's Trending in scripted projects. I like to describe it as a meta experience! ha!

Look out for me interviewing Rashida Jones' character in the upcoming Celeste and Jesse Forever.

I also recently had the opportunity to join the cast of Leap Year for their Season 2 premiere episode. Enjoy!

Freddie Wong's VGHS Launches!

Freddie is one of my favorite YouTubers- him and his partner in crime Brandon Laatsch are the action filmmakers of this generation. Their incredible special effects and quality productions have allowed them to build a huge community on YouTube especially among the gamers.

VGHS (Video Game High School) is their action/comedy series they're currently releasing, which they raised over 270,000 dollars of the budget for on Kickstarter!! They also shot one of the scenes at the What's Trending studios. I joined the fabulous iJustine as the host of the talk show within the show (yes, very meta!). Check it out below! http://www.rocketjump.com/