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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.
SHOTLIST:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Pontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20131. Medium of Sandra Layne in court as jury announces its verdictAP - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20132. SOUNDBITE (English): Paul Walton, Prosecutor:"There was no self-defense. She went up there with a gun. She went up there to confront him. She went up there to prevent him from leaving. It's clear murder, and that's what the jury found."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20133. Medium of Sandra Layne in court as jury announces its verdictAP - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20134. SOUNDBITE (English): Jerome Sabbota, Defense Lawyer:"I've been saying it all along, we can't do anything that she hasn't already done to herself. Really, because she punishes herself every day. The legal system does what the legal system does. The jury felt that it wasn't appropriate self-defense. They felt that obviously it wasn't premeditated, because they found her guilty of second-degree murder."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20135. Medium of family members reacting to verdict in courtAP - AP CLIENTS ONLY Pontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20136. SOUNDBITE (English): Jennifer Hoffman, Defendant's Daughter, Victim's Mother:"Pretty torn. It's really hard to comprehend that your own mother could do something like this to your own child. I just know that my son is in heaven, and that's a place that she'll never see."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20137. Medium of Sandra Layne in court as jury announces its verdictAP - AP CLIENTS ONLY Pontiac, Michigan - March 19, 2013SOUNDBITE (English): Michael Hoffman, Victim's Father:"She was always a thorn in my side to be very honest. She was very difficult, very meddlesome, very controlling, and I never liked her." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPontiac, Michigan - March 19, 20138. Family members react to verdict in courtSTORYLINE:A suburban Detroit grandmother was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for killing her teenage grandson last spring, as jurors rejected her claim that she shot him six times in self-defense. Sandra Layne, 75, cried quietly when she heard the verdict, which was delivered during the first full day of jury deliberations. She was also convicted of using a firearm during a felony and likely faces at least 14 years in prison.(****END****)