Let's start this off with a disclaimer: PewDiePie is a massively popular YouTube personality who reacts in funny ways while playing video games. He has more than 39 million subscribers, he's been spoofed on South Park and he makes millions each year. He's successful at being silly -- which is serious business, as Twitch's $1 billion price tag, YouTube's new Gaming section and its coming Subscription services demonstrate. A lot of people enjoy PewDiePie and a lot of people don't. Either way, his success and impact on the live-streaming industry is uncontested. That's why he's newsworthy.
Now, on to the news. Felix Kjellberg, known on YouTube as PewDiePie, is in Los Angeles right now to work on something that sounds a lot like a TV show.