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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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
Dr. Drew: This is the Hollywood beauty lift, right.
Female: And let me tell you this--
Dr. Drew: And we’re here with Elizabeth.
Dr. Drew: Are you having fun?
Elizabeth: I am. We’re having a good time.
Dr. Drew: We should do this everyday.
Female: We should, let’s do.
Dr. Drew: So what have you got going here?
Female: Well Elizabeth said that she felt -- you tell us what you thought your problem was.
Elizabeth: I have a laugh lines and crow’s feet.
Dr. Drew: And we’re not going to tell you to stop laughing, so we’re going to fix thm.
Female: And I personally think her skin looks gorgeous. She’s in her late 40s. And you know what, I don’t really believe in cutting and spend -- that you have to spend hundredths of thousandths of dollars to get skin to look great.
Dr. Drew: My kids are going to college, how do I pay that tuition?
Female: You’re right. You don’t have to get a -- so this is $49.95 under $50.00. You take the Hollywood beauty lift doctor and you put it, just feel a touch of it. It’s a little bit tacky and what you want to do always is you move upward. Everything is going up. Right, we’re lifting and I asked her earlier—
Dr. Drew: Reversing gravity.
Female: Absolutely, and this is temporary but it last for 24 to 48 hours. You put it on again just like the gel and it's like a Botox without the injections. We’ll leave it on again working upward and outward, it tightens the skin, rinse it off and there’s a temporary lift. Do you see me? Am I lifted? Hello.
Dr. Drew: You are lifting. That’s looking pretty good.
Female: And it lifts you and toned you, and makes your pores smaller, and your makeup goes on your way.
Dr. Drew: And we actually have it before and after of this treatment. Let’s see how it works.
Female: Yes, and she use it for only about a week, everyday, and you can see the before shot normal skin, you know, just a little bit of --
Dr. Drew: That’s one week?
Female: It’s just one week and 24 hours and then if you have a red carpet event to go to, you’ll look like a celebrity.
Dr. Drew: I’m going to try this.
Female: You don’t mean that. Your skin looks like a baby behind you.