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Top 10 women changing the world

Article: Top 10 women changing the world

Famous people aren’t all bad. In fact, some of them, despite their shortage of time and debilitating desire to be caught on film doing weird, immoral things, actually dedicate their time to helping other people instead of themselves. The trend of celebrities getting involved in charity work seemed to spin out of control once Angelina became such a saint, and now it seems like it’s another Hollywood trend to get involved in making the world a better place. But what can we say? If they’re doing it, they’re doing it – who cares if it’s all for good press?

Sundance Deals: BECOMING CHAZ

Article: Sundance Deals: BECOMING CHAZ

Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN cable network has snapped up Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s BECOMING CHAZ, which will screen in the Documentary Premieres category at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, Deadline reports. The film, by the veteran Sundance directors behind THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, PARTY MONSTER and INSIDE DEEP THROAT, chronicles the…

More White Noise from the Narcissist Generation

Article: More White Noise from the Narcissist Generation

Lady Bunny — Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images I spent much of last week in three inches of make-up doing my best Lady Bunny impersonation. No, really. I ended up doing LXTV, Joy Behar, Fox Business, etc. and it’s amazing how much make-up they put on a person just so they are “TV ready.” It’s…

FAMILY AFFAIR (U.S. Documentary Competition)

Article: FAMILY AFFAIR (U.S. Documentary Competition)

FAMILY AFFAIR (U.S. Documentary Competition)

It makes sense that Chico Colvard’s first-person documentary was picked up by OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s new cable network, given the surface parallels with last year’s Oprah-endorsed Sundance hit PRECIOUS. As a little boy, the filmmaker accidentally shot one of his sisters in the leg and, in so doing, blew the lid on a family secret. His father, an African American former GI who grew up in segregated Mississippi, had been sexually abusing his three sisters for years, unbeknownst to their mother, a German Jew. At first glance, FAMILY AFFAIR seems like yet another dysfunctional-family home movie, but it’s willing to ask some unexpectedly tough questions about abuse and its aftermath.

Earth Day TV: Simran Sethi on Oprah Tomorrow

Article: Earth Day TV: Simran Sethi on Oprah Tomorrow

While watching television may not be a major part of your Earth Day plans, we do recommend you take a hour tomorrow to check out The Oprah Winfrey Show. THE GREEN‘s Simran Sethi will be on to discuss how incorporating eco-friendly practices into your lifestyle can both help save the planet, and help save you…

Simran Sethi Hosts Upcoming Environmental Event

Article: Simran Sethi Hosts Upcoming Environmental Event

Simran Sethi, the host of THE GREEN, is an inspired journalist who covers stories that most news outlets would not consider investigating. In collaboration with Uptown Magazine, Simran Sethi is investigating how cultural differences play a part in the green movement going on around the world. “Join a panel of A-list personalities, nationally recognized environmentalists…