Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
American Beauty (1927)
The pursuit by America's loveliest girls for a coveted beauty crown is threatened by a scandal which implicates a judge, a former winner, and one of the five finalists.
Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertable car by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband's secretary/secret lover. Once in pocession of the car, Marcel only encounters one bad luck episode after another with the excessive gasoline consumtion, his wife trying to sell it to make ammends meet, getting into traffic jams, accidently riding into a car wash with the top down, and more
After winning a beauty contest in Texas, a teen-aged girl is unprepared for the demands of travel, press conferences and interviews that go with winning the title and participating in a national beauty pageant.
After her father dies in a horse riding accident, a displaced city girl named Cheryl is sent to live with a foster family on a farm in the country. Here she meets a magnificent horse. Cheryl learns to face her fear of horses and manages to race once again.
Biography - Taylor Alison Swift has evolved into one of the most popular names in modern music. Her strong voice and natural charm has made her the most successful country music artist in history. At the tender age of 21, she's already sold over 34 million digital tracks alone. However her success is no coincidence! Taylor Swift is one of the hardest working performers in music. This biography picture goes beyond the music and explores the challenges and triumphs of Taylor Swift, the American Beauty. - Kathie Bostian, Holly Burns, Reid Cox
A promotional short documentary on the making of the film American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball.
Documentary - Actor Obba Babatundé hosts this biopic showcasing the life of acclaimed African-American singer and actress Dorothy Dandridge, who overcame racism and personal tragedy to become one of the most acclaimed performers of Hollywood's golden age. The film combines rare historical footage of Dandridge, on and off the stage, and interviews with stars such as Laurence Fishburne, Jasmine Guy and Halle Berry discussing her powerful legacy. - Dorothy Dandridge, Obba Babatundé, Joe Adams
Sports Illustrated's 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition. Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller, and many of the popular models come back for the 40th.
12 competitors from all facets of the beauty industry are challenged to become the next American Beauty Star. Challenges include creating high-end magazine editorial looks and red carpet styles for a Hollywood premiere.