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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Amazon bounces back. Sales jump more-than-expected in the first quarter and earnings hit analysts' targets to the penny. ...
The stock is down 15-1/2 percent year-to-date after falling short on results last go round. Revenues were up 23 percent thanks to North American retail operations, but profits are being held down by higher shipping and expansion costs.
Amazon bounces back. Sales jump more-than-expected in the first quarter and earnings hit analysts' targets to the penny. The stock is down 15-1/2 percent year-to-date after falling short on results last go round. Revenues were up 23 percent thanks to North American retail operations, but profits are being held down by higher shipping and expansion costs. While the company gets a lot of attention for testing out delivery drones, media deals for its Kindle Fire and Fire TV devices, and the growing importance of its cloud business - at the end of the day - Amazon is a retailer and faces a number of hurdles on that front. No. 1 taxes. A new study shows that when Amazon is forced to collect taxes in a state, sales drop 10 percent. That's a new competitive threat Amazon has to address. Ben Schachter of Macquarie Securities: SOUNDBITE: BEN SCHACHTER, INTERNET ANALYST, MACQUARIE SECURITIES (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Unit sales continue to drift down. It went from 25 percent year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter to 23 percent in the first quarter and the stock did begin to trade off once that number was announced after hours. However, on the positive side, some of the revenue numbers were better-than-expected. The overall revenue growth was better than expected, so somewhat of a mixed quarter." Amazon also faces a growing challenge attracting international consumers because of foreign competitors like China's Alibaba. Microsoft's challenge: continuing the pivot away from dependence on the Windows operating system for PCs. Microsoft's key software unit continues to underwhelm, sales rising just four percent last quarter, as smartphones and tablets grab more market share. Weak Windows sales were not enough though to stop Microsoft from topping low sales and profit forecasts. The devices and consumer unit, which includes xBox and search engine Bing - claimed a 12 percent rise in sales. Even a Microsoft device once left for dead- the Surface- is helping Microsoft's transition beyond Windows into services and hardware, says Morningstar analyst Norman Young. SOUNDBITE: NORMAN YOUNG, ANALYST, MORNINGSTAR (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The good news is that they've been able to eek out a little bit of the gain. Some of that you can tag on to Surface sales. Surface sales for the quarter were approximately $500 million, which equates to probably about three-quarters of a million of Surfaces sold roughly. So that's good news that it looks like people are starting to adopt a little more of the Windows tablet strategy, but when you move over to the commercial segment, that is the more encouraging news." And Young says new CEO Satya Nadella is on the right track. SOUNDBITE: NORMAN YOUNG, ANALYST, MORNINGSTAR (ENGLISH) SAYING: "The big announcement the other week was that, during their build conference, was that they are going to start giving away the Windows operating system for any device including smartphones and tablets that has a screen less than nine inches. That's huge and that really takes away the pricing advantage that Android had for smart phones." Shares of Microsoft, jumped after hours, adding to the stock's modest gain since the start of the year and the eight percent gain since Nadella took over.