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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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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.
***PLEASE NOTE, THIS VIDEO CONTAINS 4X3 FOOTAGE*** U.S. stocks doing a 180 on Tuesday - moving higher, one day after S&P 500's biggest drop in two months. Behind the bounce, retail sales and earnings from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. The Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq all posting solid gains. A couple of big banks' results beating forecast, but with a catch. JP Morgan's profits actually fell, hurt by higher legal expenses - $20 billion in 2013 - some linked to its settlement regarding its ties to Bernie Madoff. At Wells Fargo, profits jumped 11 percent, but mortgage financing was at its slowest in five years. Both stocks were up on the news. The big loser: Gamestop. It fell 20 percent, wiping out almost a billion dollars in market value, after it warned of lower profits, blaming sagging sales of older games December retail sales came in ahead of expectations. The Commerce Department said that, excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, the number increased 0.7 percent last month, better than in November 0.2 percent. BNP Paribas' Yelena Shulyateva: (SOUNDBITE) YELENA SHULYATEVA, U.S. ECONOMIST, BNP PARIBAS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "I think the strength is broad based, especially, in the control group, in the core retail sales reading. We did see some disappointment in auto sales but that was already seen in the unit order sales numbers that were released earlier in the month, So, overall, you know, its a really solid reading in retail sales, consistent with solid growth in personal consumption. That encouraging news also helped to boost stocks in Europe. The major indexes closing Tuesday's session higher. General Motors' global sales grew 4 percent in 2013 on strong demand in the world's two largest auto markets, China and the United States. Shares of General Motors just a bit higher. Tesla shares got a major jolt on what it's calling "reckless growth". The electric car maker said deliveries of its model S Sedan blew past its forecasts by 20 percent in the 4th quarter, at almost 6,900. Tesla plans to double its global sales and service locations, and is working "feverishly" on its Model X crossover vehicle. Google's $3.2 billion deal for Nest Labs, a company that makes smart thermostats and smoke alarms, lifting other companies in the consumer appliance space on Tuesday, like Echelon. Shares of the maker of the transceivers that go into the thermostats jumping 35 percent. Also Control4 stock soaring. They make home theaters and automation controllers. Shares of Google got a bump on the news as well.