Autopsy: Whitney Houston’s Last Hours
In her lifetime she sold more than two hundred million records, propelling her from a gospel choir to global stardom but at 3:36pm on February 11th 2012, Whitney Houston was found unconscious in a bath in a hollywood hotel. World renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Stephen Shepard has been preforming autopsies for more than twenty five years, his expertise has been called on for the Bloody Sunday enquiry, the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the inquest of the death of Princess Diana. In this...
Britney Off The Rails
In February of 2007, the twice-divorced 25 year old mother of two, Britney Spears, shaved her head. Media had already been suggesting she might be heading for a breakdown due to her reckless behaviour earlier that year that included excessive partying in Hollywood nightclubs. Britney has always been partly at war with the paparazzi though something clearly pushed her to the point of risking the admiration of her fans as well as her public image through media. A star since age 11, she has had no chance at a...
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The Rise of the Superchef
Delia, Jamie, Gordon, Nigella, Rick, Gary and Antony - their names and faces are everywhere, they are all over the TV schedules, their own brand products dominate the department stores and their cookery books fill up the bestseller lists. We think we know them well, but for the first time this is the story of how they took British cuisine out of the joke book and into the record books. With behind-the-scenes access to the chefs and the teams of experts who helped build their empires, this is the untold story of...
James Camron Voyage To The Bottom Of The Earth
Plunging to the virtually unknown depths of the Mariana Trench, James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition takes this National Geographic Explorer deeper and further than any filmmaker or solo explorer has ever gone before. The finish line lies below nearly 36,000 feet of seawater, weighing in at about 16,000 pounds of pressure on every square inch of sub. Now join him, moment by nail-biting moment, on this intimate glimpse inside the mind of a master traveler as he recounts his journey to the bottom of the...
The James Dean Story
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 — September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and as the surly farmer Jett Rink in Giant (1956). Dean’s enduring fame and popularity rests on only these three films, his entire output being in starring roles....
Amy Winehouse: Told You I Was Trouble
The 50-minute documentary features exclusive interviews with Amy and her father Mitch, as well as an astonishing and very early acoustic performance of "There Is No Greater Love". Other highlights include behind the scenes footage at various live performances and a selection of television appearances including Amy's show-stopping rendition of "Rehab" at this year's Brit Awards. Amy Winehouse whose universally acclaimed album "Back To Black" is fast approaching 5 x platinum in the UK making it the best selling...
No Crossover: The Allen Iverson Trial
On Valentine’s Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with five high school friends. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson’s young life. A quarrel soon erupted into a brawl pitting Iverson’s young black friends against a group of white patrons. The fallout from the fight and the handling of the subsequent trial landed the teenager—considered by some the nation’s best high school athlete—in jail...
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Nicki Minaj
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982 ), better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a rapper and singer-songwriter who was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to the Queens borough of New York City as a child and graduated from LaGuardia High School in 2003. She released her first mixtape Playtime Is Over in 2007, which was followed by Sucka Free and Beam Me Up Scotty in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper Lil Wayne and signed a deal to Young Money...
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Marilyn Monroe The Final Days
Documentary about the moviestar's last months including her tumultuous love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression and eventual firing from her final film, 20th Century Fox's "Something's Got To Give". Features several first time interviews with the people surrounding Monroe at the end of her life, behind the scenes footage and stills, and the assembled footage from her final film, co-starring Dean Martin and Cyd...