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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
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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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
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.
Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the winners' podium after helping Russia win the women's 4x400m gold ...
medal at the world athletics championshps in Moscow on Saturday (August 17). The public statement comes two days after Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva publically supported the Russian government's controversial anti-gay propaganda law.
SHOWS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (AUGUST 17, 2013) (MUTE) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) 1. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF KSENIYA RYZHOVA (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND TATYANA FIROVA (SECOND FROM RIGHT) KISSING ON THE WINNERS' PODIUM ALONGSIDE YULIA GUSHCHINA (LEFT) AND ANTONINA KRIVOSHAPKA (RIGHT) AFTER RUSSIA'S WOMEN'S 4X400 METRES RELAY TEAM WIN THE WORLD TITLE 2. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF YULIA GUSHCHINA, KSENIYA RYZHOVA, TATYANA FIROVA AND KRIVOSHAPKA 3. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF YULIA GUSHCHINA, KSENIYA RYZHOVA, TATYANA FIROVA AND KRIVOSHAPKA CELEBRATING THEIR VICTORY 4. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SWEDISH HIGH JUMPER EMMA GREEN TREGARO WHO IS WEARING RED FINGERNAILS PAINT AFTER BEING TOLD HER GREEN FINGERNAILS PAINT WAS IN VIOLATION OF THE IAAF'S REGULATIONS ON ATHLETES MAKING ANY COMMERCIAL OR POLITICAL STATEMENTS 5. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF TREGARO'S PAINTED FINGERNAILS STORY: Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the winners' podium after helping Russia win the women's 4x400m gold medal at the world athletics championshps in Moscow on Saturday (August 17). The public statement comes two days after Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva publically supported the Russian government's controversial anti-gay propaganda law. Isinbayeva, who is one of Russia's most popular sportswomen, caused international uproar on Thursday (August 15) when she spoke out in favour of her country's recently-adopted law that bans some aspects of the promotion of homosexuality. Isinbayeva backtracked on Friday (August 16) when she said she had been "misunderstood" after making her comments in English. The law continues to hang over the world athletics championships like a depressing pall, and in the absence of fans or superlative performances it threatens to become the uneasy, abiding memory of the Moscow event. With Russia due to hold the Winter Olympics next year and soccer's World Cup in 2018 the Government's stance, popular at home but fiercely at odds with many of the countries due to take part and already condemned by U.S. President Barack Obama, is likely remain a touch-paper for protest. Swedish high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro, who painted her fingernails in the colours of the rainbow flag in support of Russia's gay community, was told not to repeat the gesture in Saturday's final. The Swede, who finished fifth in the final, was told it violated the IAAF's (International Association of Athletics Federations) regulations on athletes making commercial or political statements. Tregaro opted to paint her nails red for the final, which she said is the colour of love. The law, passed in June and that appears to have the widespread support of the Russian people, is already threatening to be a constant shadow over next year's Sochi Winter Olympics, where athletes, officials and fans will have to operate within its boundaries. Social commentators in Russia have said that the country is likely to adopt something of a siege mentality in the face of worldwide condemnation and that a change in the law, which is broadly popular with the conservative majority, would be considered an unthinkable loss of face.