From Internet Famous To Legitimately Famous? 15 Celebrities Who Started On The Web

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Hollywood is changing and you can thank the internet for it. Blogs, Twitter feeds, YouTube Channels, E-Books and fan fiction have all become legitimate means of gaining entry into the entertainment industry. Don’t believe us? Here are 15 celebrities who first gained notoriety thanks to their internet endeavors.

Antoine Dodson

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Following the attempted rape of his sister at their Huntsville, Alabama housing project, Antoine Dodson gave a spirited television interview describing the event. Clips from the interview were later auto-tuned into a music video by The Gregory Brothers and thus the “Bed Intruder Song” was born. The clip became an instant viral sensation and hit single. Dodson has capitalized on the success by merchandising “Bed Intruder Song”, performing the track at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, and parlaying his fame into a reality TV pilot.

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