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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.
"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.
Zelana: Since her big debut in Twilight, Ashley Greene has sent us in a tizzy over all her stunning red carpet looks. So we asked Ashley’s make up artist Jamie Greenberg to help us get the look.
Jamie Greenberg: Her signature look. Fresh, dewy and really glamorous eyes. So we’re going to start with a nice luxurious moisturizer. Make sure to get it all over your face, bring it on down the neck and even the décolleté. You want to look moisturized everywhere. Now, you want to use a foundation or a tinted moisturizer so that we can get a perfectly even skin tone on the face.
So if your neck area is darker than your face, you want to match your neck area so you don’t have a floating head. Next step, we’re going to apply a little highlighter to the top of the cheekbone area. This is really important to get that dewy skin look, just look glamorous and great. Next, we’re going to create an inner flush. Apply the cream blush to the apple of the cheek and then blend upwards towards the hairline to have the color look like what you normally look like when you’re flushed.
And now we’re going to mattify the T-zone so that you’re dewy in all the right places. Down in the middle of the face, the nose, the lips, the chin. Now that we have the flawless face, let’s get ready to create that killer Hollywood eye. You want to create a really dark lash line. We’re taking a nice flat brush, a dark cream liner and we’re going to put it right where the lash line comes out and the skin meets. It really makes a difference.
Now, we’re going to create a pre-contour with a nice natural beige. Placing this color right in the crease going back and forth which will also gives the appearance of a bigger, bolder eye. To create dept we’re going to go one shade darker with shadow on the low lid, blend it together until it’s perfectly fused.
Now, we’re going to create shape by placing liner on the top of the lash line back and forth. This creates the illusion of one thick bold lash line. It’s all about the long sexy lashes. So let’s apply two coats of mascara to the top lashes and one coat to the bottom. To get your eyes looking awake, you’re to place a flesh tone colored eyeliner on the bottom rim. Final step, just like Ashley’s look we’re going to keep the lips natural and glossy. Let the eyes steal the show.
Zelana: Now, you’re ready for opening night of New Moon with the glam look inspired by Ashley. Stay beautiful and we’ll see you next time on Bella TV.