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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. Travis Stork: It seems like everyday there are some new product or natural remedy that can make you look younger and more beautiful. But how do you know if the claims are too good to be true?
Well Drew wanted to find out just how far women would go for beauty. He came up with another outrageous scenario to find out.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Up next is the food facial. You’ve seen us do facials that use papaya, that use oatmeal but we’ve added a few over the top items.
Nikki: Let’s start off with doing the facial on Annie so you can watch.
Female: Oh, cool.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Okay, we’re ready for coconut.
Nikki: Alright. Are you hungry for some coconut?
Female: Is this edible.
Nikki: Coconuts has vitamin P in it. Vitamin P is going to immediately start activating the skin cells.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Did she just say vitamin P? There is no vitamin P.
Female: It activates the coconut, the moisturizer?
Nikki: This is a especial moisturizer.
Nikki: Yeah. It’s not just any moisturizer.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Nikki, mustard time.
Female: Yellow mustard.
Dr. Drew Ordon: That’s going to be her face getting the mustard in one second.
Nikki: You haven’t heard of this? It’s like a light peel.
Dr. Drew Ordon: The sardines are next.
Nikki: Do you smell that? This is the smell of beauty.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Nikki, where are you coming up with this stuff?
Female: Yeah, I don’t know if this is going to be quite — for me.
Dr. Drew Ordon: That’s it. That’s it.
Nikki: I'm going to put this near the nose.
This is my favorite discovery. All of the models in Paris every time they put anything on their face, it’s always dairy based.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Put it on the nose and top it off with the cherry.
Nikki: Put this on.
Are you ready for your facial?
Female: Oh, I don’t know.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Oh my God. She is agreeing to put this hodge-podge of stuff on her face?
Dr. Lisa Masterson: Oh, no I can't believe it.
Dr. Jim Sears: Wow.
Dr. Travis Stork: So we actually have Kirsten here who’s on that tape. And what on the world do you think when the sardines and the onion rings come out, are you thinking that you need to get out of here?
Kirsten: I was thinking I’d let her go in little ways because she seems so convincing like she kept throwing all this stuff like enzymes and oils and—
Dr. Travis Stork: Vitamin P.]
Male: The best vitamin of all.
Kirsten: That would have tipped me off actually. But she also kept saying scientific research but not backing it up beyond that so I was almost suspicious but also—
Female: Evident to be so critical right now okay?
Kirsten: Yeah. And it seems so good to be true but also I was like, “You know what? It’s a free facial so I might as well just slit it.” I’ve tried some with myself and might as well you know—
Dr. Travis Stork: This is not good for skin, on your face or eating it.
Dr. Lisa Masterson: Yeah.
Dr. Drew Ordon: So for all the gals that came in that we did our little experiment, we had a little fun with them. But for being such good sports, we’ve sent them for the real deal, a real facial at my spa in Beverly Hills.
So Kirsten, what is the difference between doing it the wrong way and the right way? Can you tell us?
Kirsten: Well, before I went in for the facial at your spa, I actually decided to do my research because I realized after this experience, I had to be my own advocate. And you know, I Google everything online and looked up the estheticians name and background. So I needed that going in and it was a safe experience.
Dr. Jim Sears: Well Annie, Nikki and Kirsten, thank you all three of you for helping us out.