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YouTuber DaddyOFive Loses Custody of Children After Controversial Pranks

YouTuber star DaddyOFive has lost custody of two of his children after posting numerous prank videos that some say included child abuse.

The controversial pranks were brought to light following the couple’s final video where they pulled an “invisible ink” prank on their son Cody, who appeared extremely upset.

Following the video, YouTuber Philip DeFranco posted his own exposé of the family, showing how they often targeted Cody in particular with what could be considered verbal and physical abuse, that at one point left him with bloody nose.

The family received some extremely negative backlash, leading them to issue an apology video explaining they were unaware of the effect the videos would have on their children. They also removed all videos from their channel.

Cody‘s biological mother Rose Hall says she has been granted emergency custody of the 9-year-old as well as his sister Emma.

“They’re doing good. They’re getting back to their playful selves,” Rose said in video with her lawyer.

Watch the family’s apology video below…

PewDiePie to Delete YouTube Channel After Hitting 50 Million Subscribers

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has announced that he is deleting his YouTube channel after reaching 50 million subscribers on the platform.

The 27-year-old internet personality released a video almost a week ago talking about how he’s going to delete his channel at the milestone over issues with YouTube’s new product and content changes.

TOP PAID YOUTUBE STARS: PewDiePie tops 2016 – see the full list!

“It seems that YouTube wants to promote random-ass f–king videos that you don’t give a sh-t about,” he said in the video. “It feels like a kick in the face when they make changes and don’t tell anyone about it.”

He says that YouTube is unsubscribing people from channels they are subscribed to and that others aren’t being notified about new videos.

PewDiePie is known for his funny commentary on video games and he is the most paid YouTube star of the year, making $15 million in 2016.

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These Are The Top 10 Highest-Paid YouTube Stars Of 2016

Creating funny characters and videos on YouTube can be a really lucrative business.

Stars like Tyler Oakley, Colleen Ballinger (AKA Miranda Sings), and Smosh all know this very well.

They’ve made millions this year, according to Forbes, by monetizing their videos and expanding their brands.

So who topped the list of highest-paid?

Click through the slideshow to see the top-earning YouTube stars of 2016…

YouTube's Lonelygirl15 Resurfaces Eight Years After Last Video

YouTube star Lonelygirl15, also known as Bree, has resurfaced online with a new video nearly eight years after her final one.

The new video was posted on June 16, 2016, exactly ten years after her first video launched the viral sensation of a fictional 16-year-old girl who discussed her life with her viewers.

Lonelygirl15 is actually actress Jessica Lee Rose and she worked with filmmakers Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, and Greg Goodfried to create the first viral series on YouTube.

In the new video, it appears that there’s a new sci-fi element to Bree’s story and she talks to viewers through a glitchy feed. She opens up about the religious ceremony that she had to go through in one of her early videos.

“Did you think that because they were quiet this was over?” Bree says in the video. “Isn’t that when you’re supposed to worry, when the guys in suits and symbols disappear all at once? They didn’t go anywhere, kids. You did. The world doesn’t just freeze when you close your eyes.”

Whatever Happened To lonelygirl15?

YouTube's Top Earning Stars of 2015 Revealed - See the List!

YouTube stars have been transcending the online world lately and now some of the top-earning personalities have been revealed!

This is the first time that Forbes has ranked the top-paid YouTube stars and you might be surprised to find out how much some of these acts make, especially for playing video games at home.

“The list measures earnings before subtracting management fees and taxes. Our figures are based on data from Nielsen, IMDB and other sources, as well as on interviews with agents, managers, lawyers, industry insiders and the stars themselves,” according to Forbes.

Click through the slideshow below to find out the top earning stars on YouTube…

Sony Signs Deal with YouTube to Stream 'The Interview' - Report

It looks like you may not have to leave your home to catch a screening of The Interview.

According to CNN, Sony Pictures and YouTube have a tentative deal to stream the film online where users would pay a rental fee to watch the controversial movie.

This story is still developing, but Sony will reportedly still sign more distributors because the YouTube deal is non-exclusive.

In case you missed the news, The Interview will also be available in select theaters this Christmas. Get a list of locations now!