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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.
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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.
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At the Los Angeles premiere of their new TV show 'House of Lies,' Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell talk about the big business ...
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SHOTLIST (including full transcriptions) -Showtime1. Film clip: "House of Lies"AP Entertainment Los Angeles. 4 January 20122. Executive producer Matthew Carnahan and actress/significant other Helen Hunt posing for photographers3. Actor Michael C. Hall posing for photographers4. Comic-actor Cedric the Entertainer posing for photographers5. Photographers cutaway6. Various of actors Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell posing for photographers7. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Cheadle/Actor, on shooting the big-business dramedy "House of Lies" around the same time throngs of thousands around the world were protesting big businesses in such efforts as Occupy Wall Street:"Well, you know, I don't ever expect any show necessarily to be elevated to a point of necessarily changing a dynamic in our politics. But I think it's just a great show for the zeitgeist of what's happening in the country right now, with the occupy protests happening and, really, the unrest around the world as a result of what's happened."Showtime8. Film clip: "House of Lies"AP Entertainment Los Angeles. 4 January 20129. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristen Bell/Actress, on why "House of Lies" costar Don Cheadle is so annoying:"You know, Don's a really frustrating individual because he's got a heart of gold, and he's, like, really nice to people and women and animals. (makes gagging face) And he's, like, amazingly talented and he elevates all the material around him. You get jealous really easily. But I will say this: One of his talents - he plays a lot of instruments. He plays the trumpet. He plays the piano. And he sings, and it's pretty impressive. I'm not saying I'm swooning. I'm just saying . . ."Showtime10. Film clip: "House of Lies" AP Entertainment Los Angeles. 4 January 201211. SOUNDBITE (English) Don Cheadle/Actor:(Reporter: "When is it OK to tell a lie?") "I think that's up to the lie-teller. And when the chickens come home to roost and your lie is found out, how do you roll with that? So, I guess it's OK when you think you can get away with it, but I think almost all lies come to light, and people usually get busted."Showtime12. Film clip: "House of Lies"