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In the months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees that protected the city were breached, causing a disaster of epic proportions in one of America’s most famous cities, Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee documented the aftermath in his HBO film When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. In four powerful, mesmerizing hours of television, Lee presented the stories of survivors, who — in their own words — told of the death and devastation they had witnessed. There were tales of heroism and of heartbreak, from the everyday people who lent a hand when it seemed the … Continue reading
Mothers and daughters have a complicated relationship and, as any who have ever gone shopping together — particularly when a prom dress is involved — can attest, clothing often causes some of their most emotional interactions. Yet it’s an area where each has the other’s best interest at heart. Personal stylist Luciene Salomone knows their fashion concerns. Drawing on her experience, she helps moms and daughters find great new looks in the series You’re Wearing That?!?, premiering Aug. 19 on WE tv. We spoke with Salomone just after she returned from a vacation in Riviera Maya. Well rested, she gave … Continue reading
1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Antonio Ballatore: The funniest one was the first person who ever recognized me. I was in this home-improvement store and I was trying to order these kitchen cabinets. I couldn’t figure out how to order them and I was having a mini panic attack, and a lady came up and said, “Well, you should know, you’re a Design Star,” and walked away. 2. You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three magazines. Which do you choose? Dwell, Rolling Stone, and then some miscellaneous one, whatever cover looks good. I used to … Continue reading
Thirty-five years ago this summer, the movie Jaws scared audiences out of the water with its thrilling — if unrealistic — portrayal of a shark terrorizing a tourist community. Twenty-three years ago this summer, Discovery Channel began helping to undo some of the bad rap sharks got from Jaws by starting its annual Shark Week event. Over the years, the network’s varied shark-themed specials have walked that fine line between exciting (and maybe scaring) us with the harrowing spectacle of these ancient predators in action, and educating us about their reality. Discovery continues this with Shark Week 2010, beginning Aug. … Continue reading
For many, the image of dolphins is linked to the TV series Flipper, in which a dolphin was the friend of a young boy. The “smile,” the antics, the good-natured sounds all made people want to see these beautiful creatures close up. The series led to the creation of SeaWorld and other aquatic-themed parks across the country. And his involvement with the series is also former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry’s greatest regret and led to his life’s passion of dolphin rescue. For his feature-length documentary The Cove — which exposes a dolphin slaughter that takes place each year near Taiji, … Continue reading
Last year, Jimmy Fallon and his staff won an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media — Nonfiction for The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience at nbc.com. This year, first-time Emmy host Fallon plans to incorporate much of that same interactive, digital expertise that marks his Late Night series into what he hopes will be a “big party” that celebrates television when the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards airs live Aug. 29 on NBC. “People should have their laptops by them while they watch the show,” Fallon says. “We’re going to try to get as interactive as we … Continue reading