By Evan DeSimone
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MTV’s digital studio, MTV(Other) has announced the premiere of season 3 of Braless. The weekly online series hosted by YouTube star and activist Lacy Green tackles issues of gender and sexuality in in pop culture from a feminist perspective. Green (1.3 million subscribers) will return to host the 13-episode third season, which launches today with a discussion of abstinence only education in the context of Bristol Palin’s second unplanned pregnancy.
Motorsport.com will be the new home of “Raceline,” America’s only weekly syndicated show dedicated to NASCAR. Hosted by veteran racing journalist Joe Moore, it already airs on broadcast networks in New York and Los Angeles as well as on the American Armed Forced Television Network. The show will expand Motorsport’s already extensive library of racing content with coverage of major events like the NASCAR Spring Cup, NASCAR Xfinity, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Netflix has announced the cast for it’s upcoming original series “Marseille.” Described as “an eight episode tale of power, corruption, and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city, it will star Gérard Depardieu (“Les Valseuses,” “The Last Metro,” “Cyrano de Bergerac”), Benoît Magimel (“La pianiste,” “L’ennemi intime,” “La tête haut”e), Géraldine Pailhas (“Le Garçu,” “L’Adversaire”, “Jeune et jolie”), Nadia Farès (“Elles n’oublient jamais,” “Les rivières pourpres,” “Nid de guêpes”), Pascal Elso and Gérard Meylan. Florent Emilio Siri (“Cloclo”), Xavier Gens (“Hitman”) and Cédric Anger (“La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur) will direct. The show is expected to premiere early in 2016 on Netflix.
YouTube enthusiasts will want to tune in to NatGeo tomorrow (July 11th) at 10pm to catch “Generation YouTube,” a documentary covering the site’s first ten years, as it transforms from a Silicon Valley garage start-up to the world’s largest video sharing platform.
Style vlogger Jenn Im (1.4 million subscribers) of Clothes Encounters is the latest YouTuber to launch her own dedicated app with the help of Bing Chen’s Victorious. Titled “ImJennIm,” the app allow fans to share their latest outfits, have their personal style featured by Jenn and enter exclusive giveway contests. It will also give fans behind-the-scenes footage from Im’s videos and access to her original live and style digital magazine.