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Anthony Padilla slams SMOSH parent company for sudden shutdown

Published: 7/Nov/2018 21:17 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 21:24

by Virginia Glaze


Former SMOSH member and popular YouTuber Anthony Padilla has broken his silence on the sudden shutdown of SMOSH’s parent company, Defy Media.

According to Padilla, Defy Media shut down without any notice, leaving a reported number of nearly 400 employees without job security.

Padilla took issue with the company’s sudden collapse, expressing sympathy for his friends that worked there.

“They screwed over my friends today, and I feel like I can’t keep faking like I’m totally cool with Defy Media as I’ve done for so long,” he admitted. He even claimed that he had ‘beat around the bush’ in his original ‘Why I left SMOSH’ video in order to protect his friends from potential consequences.

According to a statement from the company, released on Tuesday, November 6, the shutdown was due to unspecified ‘market conditions’ – which Padilla didn’t understand.

Padilla also explained that he and comedy partner Ian Hecox had only received a ‘fraction’ of profit from SMOSH after selling the business to Defy Media, and felt that they had ultimately been taken advantage of.

“I have no idea where all that money went that the company was making,” Padilla claimed.

He likewise alleged that the company had attempted to take his personal Twitter account, prohibited him from joining the Screen Actors Guild despite acting in multiple movies with the org, and even took ownership of his public Facebook page.

Hecox also came out with a statement on the issue, assuring fans that SMOSH is not canceled. Instead, Hecox is looking for a new home for the internet show, which he hopes to share with viewers ‘soon.’


How to watch Mr Beast’s $1,000,000 giveaway & 24 hour stream

Published: 31/Oct/2020 2:32

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Mr Beast is hosting a 24-hour live stream on October 31, with a reported $1,000,000 giveaway on the cards. Here’s what you need to know about the mega broadcast.

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr Beast, is no stranger to wholesome giveaways. In this year alone, he’s given away everything from a $10,000 dollar Taco Bell gift card to a $700,000 island

If that wasn’t enough, he also gave away 40 cars to celebrate 40 million subs on YouTube and even gave each of his friends a Tesla for helping him secure wins on Rogue Company.

Now, in his latest mind-blowing giveaway, Mr Beast is kicking his generosity up to the next level and hosting a stream in which 24 random people will be chosen to have a chance to compete for one million dollars. 

If you want to know how to watch it, we’ve got you covered.

Mr Beast Million Dollar Stream Giveaway
YouTube: ZHC
Mr Beast is one of the richest YouTubers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Where can I watch Mr Beast’s giveaway stream?

You can watch Mr Beast’s one million dollar giveaway stream live on his YouTube channel. However, to make things even easier, you can also watch it in the embedded video below.

What time does it start?

Mr Beast’s $1,000,000 giveaway stream goes live at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on Sunday, October 31st.

There’s been no official word on what sort of goodies he will give away. However, if his track record is anything to go by, you can be sure it will be something good.

How can I enter?

To enter the competition, all you need to do is tune in and watch the show. It does say you can support the stream by ordering a limited edition live-stream t-short or hoodie, which can be found here.

However, no purchase is actually necessary, and all live stream chat participants will be eligible too.