Monday, February 26, 2007

Why Jessica Rose Is A Bigger Star Than Lindsay Lohan

Cross posted from, and discussed further, here at Anchor Cove.

Entertainment and gossip sites are all over the internet. And part of the nature of entertainment gossip is that people want to know the scoops as they are happening. They need to know, and know now! This benefits terrible shows like Access Hollywood, but also websites that are not only unafraid to talk about Britney's latest exploits, but that will show every picture they can find too.

Now I believe that the nature of internet news/gossup sites is that they tend to blow up internet-based stories, as they are all sharing the same backyard. For example, sites like TMZ (the gossip site most responsible for outing Bree), The Daily Reel and Geeksugar have posted blurbs about lonelygirl15 frequently. If something happens on the internet, its easy and and frankly natural for an internet-based outlet to consider it very newsworthy and post about it. Its the internet promoting the internet, in a roundabout way.

So, in the last week a few pictures of Jessica Rose with Lindsay Lohan have popped up on the internet (the 1st I saw was at TMZ). We know Lohan is a much bigger star than Jessica right? And we also know that Jessica's role is this film is not very big, right?

Yet, I'm seeing Jessica's star shining very brightly when the Lohan movie is discussed.

For example, Big Picture Radio says:

LonelyGirl15, aka Jessica Rose, has reportedly parlayed YouTube success into a co-starring gig in a future Lindsay Lohan movie. Moviehole has the story, and if I were Jessica, I'm not sure how to take the news. On the one hand, it is a major motion picture. On the other, relying on Lindsay Lohan to generate interest for your film at this point is kind of like buying the deed on a hilltop home in Southern California when it's raining."
OK, now Rose is "co-starring" with lohan. A big elevation in status. And, not only that, but the writer here apparently feels that using Lohan for "your film" (i.e., Rose's film apparently) is a bad idea for Jessica Rose. Someone reading this cold might well conclude that Rose is a bigger star than Lohan!

Another fun article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald online. (link) Ok, the SMH is Australian and close to Rose's New Zealand roots, but its funny to see the article note that "a number of photos of Rose and Lohan (note, that's Rose and Lohan, not Lohan and Rose) on the set of the film have cropped up on celebrity gossip websites."

And the focus is all on Jessica:

Oh, the glory of fame! "Brought up in New Zealand, Rose shot to stardom after she appeared as the home-schooled teenager "Bree" in a series of video blogs, posted on YouTube under the alias Lonelygirl15."

Elsewhere, website Geeksugar notes that Lonelygirl15 co-stars with Lohan, and Glitteratigossip reveals that she "will star opposite" Lohan. The hype is everywhere and growing. But maybe its not hype.

If you add up all the views of all lg15 videos on youtube, you have a TREMENDOUS number of people that have seen her. And its going up everyday. How many people are renting the Parent Trap today, right? Perception can become reality quickly. The more times that Jessica Rose gets compared favorably to people like Lohan, like in the articles cited article, it may well shift common opinion.

Conclusion: Jessica Rose is a bigger star than Lindsey Lohan. If you dare disagree, please speak up.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Miles Beckett's Dad Gueststars on LG15

That and other news reported by the lg15today blog, on hand when Miles stopped by the finally fixed official chat.

LG15Today Reports On Miles' Revelations In Chat

(LG15today blog added to blogroll.)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The LG15 Hierachy, and Being Featured with Paul And Andrea

casey casem says he can't figure out opaphid either.

This weekend I perused the subscriber counts of Lonelygirl15 and its subsidiary channels on YouTube to see what the most popular parts of the Breeniverse are. I found the following:

1. Lonelygirl15. As always, #1 all-time most subscribed at youtube, with 82,000+ subscribers at this point.

2. Danielbeast. Currently #15 all-time, Danni B. -- the D-Train, the Beast -- has 21,000+ subscribers, just after Renetto on the charts.

3. Gemmers19. With over 15,500 subscribers, Gemma should be around #30. But she does not appear on the youtube charts at all because her current profile pic is not from a public video, which takes you off the charts. While this little quirk may not be widely known, its not a smart move for anybody on youtube who wants traffic.

4. Jonastko. Currently #61 with just over 12,000 subscribers. Jonas has grown on me over time really. And NOT like fungus. I think Jonas just became more of a geek, and not just a skateboard poser dude.

5. OpAphid. With 5641 subscribers, should be #88 on the youtube all-time chart. But again, appears to have the private profile pic problem like Gemma. If you didn't know, OpAphid is part of the lg15 ARG (alternate reality game), which became a much more integral part of lg15 last week with OpAphid/Daniel's "Miss Me" video, which showed that Daniel had been captured by the mysterious Order. Eek.

6. Tachyon. Not in the top 100 alltime subscribed, but close at 4496 subscribers. Also part of the ARG, today's "Human Ransom" video made understanding Tachyon critical. At least, what you need to know is that Ms. Tachyon is like an Order rebel, the anti-Order if you will, which apparently has helped Bree to spring Daniel from the clutches of the cool-looking yet ineffectual Order. Oh, and Tachyon has this funky theme music that probably could make gold as a ring tone.

7. Cassieiswatching. "CiW" is the original cassie spinoff. This channel hasn't had a new video in 4 months, and ciw has long been declared dead. But she did manage to garner and retain 3,833 subscribers, mostly during the height of lg15 press coverage.

8. Nikki Bower. With 3354 subscribers, Nikki B. is the highest profile of the current lg15 fan fiction. Since Nikki B.'s connection to the Creators makes her more like what i call friendfic, this isn't too surprising. By the way, Nikki B. is in no way connected to cassieiswatching like I speculated in my last post. So, end your idle speculation on that point.

9. Lonelygirl362436. A series of three lg15 parody videos done by Carmen Electra to support Epic Movie, this channel has 3277 subscribers. Some hot moves from Carmen again proves that chicks=clicks on youtube. At least the Creators got some cash from the deal, as they made these irreverant spoofs.

10. Brother-10033. Somehow in cahoots with Tachyon, Brother bats last in the subscriber count of canon channels with 2,184 subscribers (and the only canon material to have less subscribers fanfic). His videos don't appear main-plot critical, however.

11. Paul & Andrea. I have followed the adventures of Paul & Andrea since they appeared shortly after Bree mentioned meeting Daniel's friends of the same name long ago. The fact that Paul replied in a video to a comment I made on one of their prior videos didn't hurt either. While clever fanfic, I didn't realize this channel actually has 2,152 subscribers!

A quick youtube email exchange with Paul on youtube revealed that this channel was recently featured for new subscribers on youtube. Apparently, when you sign up for youtube now, you get a chance to subscribe to some channels to start off your subscription list. Suggested channels are featured for 48 hours, and apparently Paul & Andrea recently benefited from such manna from youtube-heaven. Here's the video where Paul namechecked me:

Paul and Andrea haven't had a new video for about a month now, so if they want to take advantage of these new subscribers (not sure how many of their total), they need to move now.

12. Itscassie. With 1680 subscribers, itscassie is the 2nd most popular ever cassie spinoff. Well produced fanfiction. Will the real cassie ever appear? I still like the Bree is Cassie theory myself. But who knows.

There's lots of other great lg15 fanfic out there (like the hilarious LonesomeOctober, the scholarly Homeschoolers Aggregate, and humor from ApotheosisAZ, but no channels with over 1,000 subscribers on youtube that I'm aware of (and let me know if I'm wrong). Also, if you view the lg15 vids at, you can see a lot of fanfic posted on the right-side of the screen, all hosted on revver (though much of it is cross-posted at youtube too).

And that's your lg15 hierachy watch for now. Good night.