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PewDiePie’s fiance Marzia quits YouTube after seven years

Published: 24/Oct/2018 19:59 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 20:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Marzia Bisognin, fiance to YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, announced on October 22nd that she is leaving the platform after seven years of content creation.

She broke the news in a video simply titled, ‘Goodbye YouTube,’ where she admitted that she felt like ‘a fraud,’ and is now seeking her own path in life.

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“It’s about needing to find my path, because for a long time I felt like I was following someone else’s,” she said, in reference to her connection to PewDiePie. “I think it’s about time that I give myself a chance with something else.”

In addition, Marzia deleted nearly all of her videos on her channel, save for six vlogs – including her most recent announcement.

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The video came as a shock to her wide fanbase, which currently sits at over seven million subscribers on YouTube alone. She had been chronicling her wedding plans with Felix on a fairly regular basis, marking the announcement an altogether unexpected development.

However, Marzia made sure to thank her fans for their continued support, and explained that she wasn’t ‘tired’ of creating content, but instead felt that YouTube had ‘taken over’ her life.

“You gave me the best years of my life,” she said.

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Felix spoke out in support of Marzia in a Tweet, where he congratulated her on her decision. “So proud of Marzia for taking a big step today and following her heart,” he wrote over a link to her video.

While Marzia may be best known for her YouTube career, she is also a fashion designer and published novelist.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.