Best of 2007

The 10 Wildest YouTube Stars

From Chocolate Rain to the Dramatic Chipmunk, these are the clips you couldn't help but forward this year. By Cara Lynn Shultz


"Leave Britney alone!" It was Chris Crocker's tearful plea made after Spears's disastrous MTV VMA performance that turned the teenager into an overnight sensation. So far, the clip has surpassed 11 million views, and even FOX News picked it up, with commentators calling him a "she/he." Crocker's response? Two more emotional videos aimed back at the network. Still, Crocker had the last laugh: He landed a development deal for his own TV show.

Watch his clip here. (Warning: Explicit language)