Taylor Caniff is rolling out a world tour in April, tickets will be on-sale this week

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Taylor Caniff will never stop touring. As long as girls keep coming and paying to meet him, he will be on tour. While the RV Project was respectable in theory, it was a bit of a mess at times–Taylor constantly arrived late to dates, he kept his sunglasses on through multiple meet & greets, and he RARELY promoted. Not a great look for someone who’s fame is built on fans. For this new tour, tentatively called Odd Rhyme (Twitter bio: We are odd), Taylor will be playing exclusively clubs and music venues. The tour starts April 14th and will probably only have 500 tickets available for each venue.

UNLIKE the RV tour, if you want to meet Taylor it’s going to cost you $75. General admission passes are $20. Tickets will be pre-sold so you can rest easy knowing that you will for sure be going to this. Now the question is, do you really want to pay $75 for a kid who will more than likely spend 30 seconds with you and might not even bother to talk to you? The stories I heard from many fans at the RV tour M&G’s were a little bleak so proceed with caution if you buy that pass.

Lastly, if you are an international fan you will be able to attend this tour too–England, South America Brazil and India are all on this itinerary.

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Why Jenna Marbles is the queen of the golden age of YouTube

Can we bring Jenna Marbles back?

I keep thinking of her the past few weeks. I know she’s still as popular as ever. Her YouTube channel is pumping along at 14 million viewers strong. She regularly racks up one million views on every video she releases, and she still has no further aspirations other than making YouTube videos. Jenna doesn’t want to act. She doesn’t want to host anything. She just wants to create funny YouTube videos and get drunk at home while doing it. “I’m not completely sold that you ever have to transition to mainstream media, you know?” Jenna was quoted as saying in a brilliant piece about her in the New York Times. “What I get to do is have fun in my house, by myself, and put it on the Internet.”

In a year when more YouTubers than ever are desperately trying to break free from the YouTube mold, it’s almost refreshing to see a YouTuber content to sticking to the medium. Lest any of you think Jenna is “not smart” or “doesn’t have anything to fall back on,” I will remind you that she has a bachelor of sciences in psychology and a masters degree, as well. Jenna is smart. She obviously knows her audience well, and she makes a large amount of money by being herself.

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Shawn Mendes announces first headlining tour + chances to meet him in every city

Shawn Mendes has come a long way from singing into a camera for six second videos on Vine. This week he announced, after much hype, that he will be headlining his first international tour this spring. And that’s not all, anyone who purchases a ticket to the tour will also receive a pre-order for a physical copy of his debut album. The other free gift Shawn is throwing in to all fans is that the first 50 who buy tickets to every date will receive a free meet and greet with the teen dream. Expect Ticketmaster to crash at noon Saturday when the tickets go on sale. The official onsale dates and times are this Saturday, January 24 at 12 p.m. local time for US buyers, and January 23rd at 9 a.m. for UK fans.

Shawn’s manager Tweeted this morning that the tickets will sell for around $30. Shawn is playing some prestigious and big venues, so it will be interesting to see how fast he can sell them out. (He will, no doubt.) Last fall Shawn performed three dates in Toronto, New York and LA and the tickets sold out in minutes. If his first international tour isn’t enough, Shawn will be hitting the road with Taylor Swift over the fall and summer as the opener. He will be playing nearly all stadiums and large arenas–which he stands to inherit in a few years if he keeps playing his cards right.

The next question is, naturally, who will Shawn bring along to open for him? It would be smart to choose Jacob Whitesides–almost identical to Shawn in style and looks–who is doing his own little club tour this winter. But I doubt Shawn’s team will want to pair him with anyone too incredibly similar. Either way, I feel like he could have fun picking up another Viner.

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What Grace Helbig’s new E! show means for YouTube stars

With news in the past few weeks that Grace Helbig has inked a deal with E! for a new talk show tentatively titled “The Grace Helbig Project”, it has proven to be a huge victory for online talent. Despite how much we might be tempted to put down E!, the network has given us some of our best pop culture touchstones of the past ten years (from Kardashians to Playboy bunny reality shows), and this is very much the start of something important. Most impressive is that Grace will be the only woman hosting her own late night talk show on a major network, as noted by the New York Times in their write-up of the signing. E!, for all of it’s insane and absurd reality TV shows, is the only network to consistently give women late night talk shows.

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A look at the upcoming spring/ summer 2015 season at the Orpheum

All About The Boots: Kinky Boots will be heading to Memphis this year.
All About The Boots: Kinky Boots will be heading to Memphis this year.

If you read Baewatch and you’re based in my amazing hometown of Memphis, TN then it might interest you to know what fantastic live theatre is going to be produced this spring! The Orpheum Theatre is at the forefront of housing incredible Broadway shows and the spring season has shaped up to be pretty spectacular. I have always loved theatre, and I’m a huge supporter of the work the Orpheum does in Memphis to strengthen the city’s cultural education. I will be reviewing many of these shows–specifically the ones that will appeal to the teen audiences–so please, read on for my full guide at the last half of the Orpheum’s Broadway season!

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The British YouTubers opt out of Summer in the City for Amity Fest

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In a very bold move, nearly six of the UK”s biggest YouTubers (Jim Chapman, Tanya, Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg etc) decided to not attend Summer in the City–the UK’s largest YouTube convention–because they will be busy working on their own festival, Amity Fest. For those of you whoa are not academic~~, amity means “a friendly relationship”. Something the British YouTubers all want to maintain with their fans (but perhaps not Summer in the City creators)

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