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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
J.K. Rowling appeared in London on Thursday (September 27) night, just hours after her eagerly anticipated book hit the shelves. The Casual Vacancy is Rowling's first book for adults about life in a small English town. While its received mixed reviews, the Harry Potter author told the audience at the Southbank Centre she was avoiding the critics. SOUNDBITE: AUTHOR OF THE NOVEL 'THE CASUAL VACANCY', J.K.ROWLING, SAYING (English): "I did spend the first two years on this book telling myself: 'You don't have to publish this.,' not because it's this, just because I was revelling in the thought that I had no contract, no-one knew what I was doing, it was just a lovely place to be in after Potter which, latterly, there was so much pressure involved, you know, people were always waiting for the next book, three seconds after I published a Harry Potter book. And so I spent a couple of years really luxuriating in the feeling that no-one knew what I was doing, but I always knew I was going to publish it. You know, I did, setting aside Salinger, you write to be published. So tonight is lovely, it's a celebration, it feels good." Hefty sales are expected for the writer who has sold 450 million books. And its not the only title the author is planning post-Potter. Two more children's books are already being developed, and Rowling says she also has ideas about her second adult book as well.