Kim Kardashian may have tried to #BreakTheInternet, but it’s South Korean pop star Psy who “broke” YouTube – or pushed it to its limits, at least.
Psy’s trademark hit “Gangnam Style” is so popular it exceeded YouTube’s 2,147,483,647 view limit. After reaching that unthinkable number (if you’re a failed mathlete, that’s more than 2 billion) the counter stopped working.
“We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer … but that was before we met PSY,” YouTube wrote in a post on Google Plus. “ ‘Gangnam Style’ has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer.”
The California company, owned by Google, upped the view counter’s maximum to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808.
“Gangnam Style,” uploaded nearly 2 1/2 years ago, was the first video to hit 1 billion views.
Pardon me, actor says of ’88 assaults
Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston.
Wahlberg’s application with the Massachusetts Parole Board says he isn’t the same person he was 26 years ago and his past convictions are still affecting his life.
The document says Wahlberg hit a man with a wooden stick while trying to steal two cases of alcohol outside a Dorchester convenience store and punched another man while trying to escape. He was convicted and sentenced to three months in jail.
Wahlberg says a pardon would be an inspiration to troubled kids that they can turn their lives around. The 43-year-old is now a successful actor and producer.
Case against drummer Rudd outlined
New Zealand prosecutors for the first time publicly outlined their case against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying today that he called a man who had worked for him for three years and threatened to kill him and his daughter.
They have charged the 60-year-old drummer with threatening to kill, which comes with a maximum prison sentence of seven years. He has pleaded not guilty and faces a judge-only trial next year. Prosecutors said that on Sept. 26, Rudd first called a business associate and talked about “what he wanted done” to the man, before calling the man and making the threats.
The release of the document came a day after Rudd was detained by police after getting into a scuffle with a witness in his case. Rudd’s lawyer Paul Mabey said it was a “chance meeting” between the pair in Tauranga that developed into a scuffle.
The birthday bunch
Singer Little Richard is 82. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 68. Pop singer Jim Messina is 67. Rock singer-musician John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls) is 49. Country singer Gary Allan is 47. Comedian-actress Margaret Cho is 46. Actress Alex Kapp Horner is 45. Actress Paula Patton is 39.
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