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Posts Tagged ‘Brett Register’

Shira Lazar Blanks Kevin Pollak in Vegas

In a battle involving two of LA’s highest profile online gabfests, Shira Lazar took it to actor Kevin Pollak last night in Las Vegas at the first annual IAWTV Awards. The ceremony is a successor to the Streamy Awards and was indeed live streamed, in conjunction with this week’s CES convention, from The Venetian Hotel.

Lazar (pictured) trumped Pollak in the Best Hosted Live Web Series and Best Host (Live) categories, while her show’s director Brett Register took it away from Pollak’s floor man Mike Rotman in the Best Directing (Non-Fiction) bracket. Ouch.

On the other hand, Lazar was probably much more in need of a pick-me-up at this event than Pollak. As some of you may recall, her show stumbled into a huge controversy last September when one of her program’s staff tweeted out a premature announcement of the death of Steve Jobs, via the official account for What’s Trending with Shira Lazar. Within hours, CBS News severed its affiliation with the show.

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Among This Week’s Trending Topics: ‘Horsemaning’

West coast CBSNews.com contributor Shira Lazar is settling in nicely on her new weekly web program What’s Trending, streamed live every Tuesday morning from a spiffy LA loft studio underwritten by AT&T. Per the show name, the conversation is all about real-time Twitter conversations and the previous week’s most prominent hashtags.

On yesterday’s edition, in-studio guests were YouTube entertainer Shay Carl (The Shaytards) and Digital Royalty celeb PR firm founder Amy Jo Martin. Topics discussed included “horsemaning,” the latest photo meme to come on the heels of planking and owling:

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