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New to L.A. / Ex-New Yorker
Senior Music Reporter — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable, WCPO Cincinnati
Covers:  social tv, entertainment, music, celebrities, apps, technology

I’m @Mashable's entertainment reporter, where I interview celebs, TV networks and record labels about trending news topics or their digital/social presences.

Brian Hernandez's Biography

People call me “BAH” — as in the sound sheep make — because of my initials.

I’m an entertainment reporter at Mashable, where I interview celebrities, TV networks, record labels and other entertainment sources about trending news topics or their digital presences and social media campaigns.

Before joining Mashable, I was a business reporter at TechMediaNetwork, where I wrote news about small businesses, social media, technology, consumer trends and workplace behaviors ...

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VMAs red carpet sneak peek: VR puppy cam, vintage TVs and more — LOS ANGELES - The MTV Video Music Awards' red carpet isn't, well, red this year. The carpet will look like television color bars of yesteryear - the multicolored test screen on old TVs - Mashable learned during an exclusive sneak peek Friday. That's just one of the surprises MTV has in store for viewers and attendees.

5 VMA moments that might happen now that we know the seating chart — LOS ANGELES - Let the predictions begin. With dozens of celebs scheduled to be trapped in a room together for several hours at the MTV Video Music Awards, we're bound to witness some crazy moments. Mashable got a sneak peek at the seating chart for Sunday's ceremony at Microsoft Theatre, and we learned just how the placements are selected.

Darius Rucker sings 'Amazing Grace' to hometown after shooting — On the same day as the horrific shooting deaths of two journalists in Virginia, Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker dedicated "Amazing Grace" to Charleston, South Carolina, his hometown that suffered through a mass church shooting in June.

Lisa Kudrow resurrects 'Smelly Cat' with cat-obsessed Taylor Swift — LOS ANGELES - Documented cat lady Taylor Swift surprised a sold-out Staples Center crowd by bringing out character Phoebe Buffay to perform "Smelly Cat." Lisa Kudrow resurrected the character and her trademark song with Swift during the last of five concerts in L.A., taking fans down memory lane straight to Central Perk.

2015 MTV VMA performers: Demi, Pharrell, Macklemore and more added — LOS ANGELES - MTV is slowly unveiling its lineup of performers for the Video Music Awards, with several announcements still to come before the Aug. 30 ceremony. Joining the roster Tuesday night are Demi Lovato, Pharrell, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly and Twenty One Pilots with A$AP Rocky.
Aug 25, 2015

JUST IN: #VMAs adds these artists as performers for the Aug. 30 show. More to come. Details:

Chris Christie talks 'Born to Run' on its 40th anniversary — If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were stranded on an island and could bring only one album with him, it would be Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run. "It is my desert island disc," he said Tuesday, gushing about his fellow New Jersey native Springsteen on the 40th anniversary of Born To Run.

Kanye West is VMAs' Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient — All of the lights will be on Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards. The 21-time Grammy winner will accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Aug. 30 ceremony, following in the footsteps of previous recipients Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Beyoncé.

VHS camcorder transforms Børns' 'Broke' performance into a retro gem — Let's rewind back to the '80s when VHS camcorders captured glorious, shaky footage. " Electric Love" singer Børns is giving us that retro vibe in his live performance of "Broke," thanks to a VHS camera that provided nostalgic footage from his recent set at El Rey Theater in Los Angeles for the "American Express Unstaged: Artists in Residence" concert.

Taylor Swift reigns over us with '1989' tour surprises, speeches, songs — LOS ANGELES - "The drought was the very worst," Taylor Swift pined, gently serenading a sold-out crowd at the Staples Center with her achingly personal song "Clean." Not to be mistaken for the actual drought happening in California, the lyrics got a sincere explainer from Swift.
Aug 26, 2015

"electronic wristbands on every fans' arms soared & waved fr side 2 side like golden sunflowers blowin in the wind"…

Aug 26, 2015

I've written SO MANY stories about @taylorswift13's 1989: release strategy, streaming conflicts, show review (, more.

Shania Twain's farewell show proves she's still the one despite hiccups — LOS ANGELES - Before Carrie, before Miranda and before Taylor, we had Shania. The '90s queen of country, who claimed that decade's title for best-selling album of any genre, reminded fans at her farewell tour stop on Thursday that she hasn't toured in 11 years and confessed her fears of returning, a fitting segue into "I Ain't No Quitter."
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Aug 28, 2015

DOIN' WORK! So happy I got to collaborate w/ these goobers, especially my years-long buddies @gbaroth @kionsanders 😘

Aug 28, 2015

.@Mashable, Miss America & Matt Steffanina just gave the exclusive 1st look at the #VMAs carpet. IT'S A ROOFTOP MAZE!

Aug 28, 2015

RT @mashable: Join @MissAmerica, @chachigonzales & @BAHjournalist on Periscope TODAY at 1:15pm PT for a #VMA red carpet preview! http://t.c…

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