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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.
Everywhere you look glossies are offering weight loss tips and suggestions. While some seem unobtainable, long time celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, who trains everyone from Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara, says achieving the perfect body starts with one's self. SOUNDBITE: Gunnar Peterson, trainer, saying (English): "The ones who are at the tops of their field always seem to have that same work ethic. And I think that maybe that's the message." One of the main excuses people give for not working out is 'not having time,' which Peterson says is one of the largest obstacles for his Tinsel town clients. SOUNDBITE: Gunnar Peterson, trainer, saying (English): "Sofia is someone who fits this into an incredible busy schedule. All the people at the top of their game, the biggest challenge is to find a way to fit their exercise program into their schedules." But if time is still a factor pilates might be the way to go, says pilates expert Mari Winsor. SOUNDBITE: Mari Winsor, pilates expert, saying (English): "One of the reasons that a lot of people are drawn to pilates is because they know that it's fast." Winsor, who has a line of successful workout DVDs, has worked with Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone, and recently received attention for helping Miley Cyrus transform her body. SOUNDBITE: Mari Winsor, pilates expert, saying (English): "She wanted to feel like a women, she wanted to change her body, she wanted to have her arms sculpted. Most of all she wanted her tummy sculpted." Model Miranda Kerr combines pilates with other workouts in order to stay in tip-top shape. SOUNDBITE: Miranda Kerr, model, saying (English): "I'm pretty consistent with my yoga, pilates and also resistance training. So I'll workout, all of that, like at least three to four times a week." While soul singer Chaka Khan turned her bed into one of her workout environments. SOUNDBITE: Chaka Khan, singer, saying (English): "My favorite exercise is resistance exercise. Where I have my bands, I can lay in the bed in do them." Although many celebs credit their trainers for their physique, Peterson and Winsor are modest about the praise. SOUNDBITE: Gunnar Peterson, trainer, saying (English): "When I see somebody doing well or getting kudos for it, it's nice to see that the work they've put in is being recognized. But you know, that trophy goes on their mantel, not mine." SOUNDBITE: Mari Winsor, pilates expert, saying (English "It's like being a teacher and watching a student at a spelling bee spelling everything correctly. I mean, they do it, but, you know, they had a little inspiration from the teacher."