From Broadband to Broadway Video bloggers are the newest phenomenon to go from online to the mainstream. For example, Amanda Congdon, former host of Rocketboom, has a new gig as an ABC contributor. In fact, major movie and TV studios are increasingly looking to the Web for new talent for both on and off-line projects. Here's a list (with pictures) of the up and comers.
formerlyROSIE hit Blogger with Rosie O'Donnell's name and photo in the profile, but of course we all knew the poems about the Black Album were posted by some fan or mocker. But the New York Times interviewed Rosie and confirmed that she indeed wrote this blog. The article depicts Rosie as the ultimate blogger, though some may feel she belongs on LiveJournal.
Bootleg Betty: even though there's a weblog about pretty much anything these days, it was still a surprise to see a weblog entirely about Bette Midler. [via Syndic8.com]
I'm not Brad F'n Pitt. Everyone's favorite fake celebrity diary has cleared house today, leaving one of the most contrite apologies I've ever seen. Methinks one of the real Pitt's handlers caught an eyeful of the fictionalized accounts of constant drug use, the assorted sex with various celebrities (including Willard Scott), and Jen Aniston's shower habit and slapped a cease and desist on "Pitt." Although the main link's been deactivated, the entries are still there.