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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.
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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: The hottest hair craze to hit Hollywood is the Brazilian blowout, from Nicole Ritchie to Ashley Tisdale, Hollywood A listers are obsessed with this treatment. I’m here at Byron and Tracey salon in Beverly Hills to check out whether this blowout is really worth out the hype. What is a Brazilian blowout? Dani: Its amazing defrizzer. Its five easy steps, first we should shampoo your hair and then we just smooth that out, dry it and then we apply the product, then we dry it into the hair and then flat iron. Zelana: I’m really sensitive to harsh chemicals, I’m hoping that this doesn’t have the same effect that most intense harsh treatments do. Dani: The texture is really safe, it’s mostly Keratin which is what your hair is made out of, so this comes in and fuses the hair with the Keratin and that’s what takes away the frizz. Zelana: So it doesn’t have any formaldehyde? Dani: No formaldehyde. The tips are an hour and a half and we’re going to wrap it up let it seat for ten minutes then you’re going to blow dry it, that’s it. Zelana: Red carpet ready. Okay, so here’s my assessment so far no tingly feeling on my scalp, no stinky smells, so far so good. Dani: Okay, so the solutions been there for ten minutes now we’re going to blow dry your hair straight and then we’re going to flat iron it into the hair. This is more of the protein shine softening your locks treatment. Now we’ve blow dry your hair through at the product and now we’re going to seal it with the flat iron. Zelana: How long can I expect this treatment last? Dani: 3 to 5 months and you don’t shampoo it that often. If you shampoo it with something with out sodium chloride it will last you longer. Zelana: Is there anything I need to know when I walk out of this salon for treatment? Dani: You can’t shampoo your hair for 3 days and you can’t wear any ponytail. So that’s it we complete the 5 of Brazilian blowout. Zelana: It looks and feels very fantastic, thank you so much. Dani: You’re so welcome. Zelana: Going into this I wasn’t sure what to expect or how long it would take or how my hair will turn out. There was no stinky smell, it only takes an hour, hour and a half and I think my hair feels and looks great. Over all I will definitely recommend this to any one, stay beautiful and we’ll see you next time on BellaTV.