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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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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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.
SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 7, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS RINGS GOLD MEDALLIST ARTHUR ZANETTI SAYING: "It still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I'm still at the beginning, I think that only when I'm back in Brazil will I feel the weight (of the medal). For the moment I'm very calm." 2. ZANETTI SHOWING HIS GOLD MEDAL, POSING ALONGSIDE BRAZILIAN GYMNASTICS COACH MARCOS GOTTO 3. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS RINGS GOLD MEDALLIST ARTHUR ZANETTI SAYING: "The goal for 2016 is to take the whole team and the strategies will be more or less the same. I will not be there to defend the medal, I'll be there to do my best, do my best on the qualifying and if I reach the final, I'll do my best and if I get a medal, that will be the result of the work beforehand. So my main goal is do my best and achieve a place for the team." 4. ZANETTI SHOWING HIS GOLD MEDAL, POSING ALONGSIDE BRAZILIAN GYMNASTICS COACH MARCOS GOTTO STORY: Brazilian gymnast Arthur Zanetti was on Tuesday (August 7) still coming to terms with his shock triumph in the men's rings at the London Olympics. Zanetti snatched gold ahead of 2008 champion Chen Yibing of China on Monday (August 6), scoring 15.990 to win by 0.1 of a point at the North Greenwich Arena to become his country's first gymnastic Olympic champion. Chen, known as the "Lord of the Rings", had stood on top of the podium at every major competition, bar once, since 2006, winning four world titles and the 2008 Beijing crown. "It still hasn't quite sunk in yet," Zanetti told reporters. "I'm still at the beginning, I think that only when I'm back in Brazil will I feel the weight (of the medal). For the moment I'm very calm." So unexpected was Zanetti's win over Yibing, most fans did not even note Zanetti's shock triumph until there was an almighty commotion in a small corner of the 15,500 capacity arena. The 22-year-old gymnast rushed into the arms of his supporters the moment his score flashed up while his overwhelmed coach Marcos Gotto was seen wiping away tears as he realised his charge had pipped Chen by 0.1 of a point. The victory not only earned Zanetti a gold medal but with Rio hosting the 2016 Olympics, he can expect to be a poster boy for the Games for the next four years. "The goal for 2016 is to take the whole team and the strategies will be more or less the same," Zanetti said as he reflected on what might be in store in 2016. "I will not be there to defend the medal, I'll be there to do my best, do my best on the qualifying and if I reach the final, I'll do my best and if I get a medal, that will be the result of the work beforehand. So my main goal is do my best and achieve a place for the team." Zanetti was Brazil's second gold of the London Games after