Jon Bon Jovi reflects on his music career, acting aspirations and personal life. In the early 1980s, he formed the band Bon Jovi, recruiting guitarist Richie Sambora, drummer Tico Torres and keyboard player David Bryan into the fold. After some initial rough going, they found success with the album “Slippery When Wet,” which featured the hit “You Gave Love a Bad Name.” Sambora, Elizabeth Perkins and Penelope Ann Miller also share their insights.
Melissa Etheridge discusses growing up in Leavenworth, Kan., and her decision to pursue a career in music. Also detailed: how she met Julie Cypher, with whom she entered into a relationship; her public “coming out”; her and Cypher's decision to have children; and her and Cypher's split. David Crosby, who is their children's biological father, lends his observations. Elton John, Kathy Najimy and Laura Dern also share their insights into Etheridge.
Kirsten Dunst discusses growing up in the public eye, from her first screen role in Woody Allen's “New York Stories” at age 6 to her starring role in “Spider-Man.” The profile also features the comments of her mother, Inez, and Robin Williams.
Russell Crowe is spotlighted. Born in New Zealand, the actor made his American debut in “The Quick and the Dead” before winning parts---and praise---for his roles in “L.A. Confidential,” “The Insider” and “Gladiator.” Also detailed: his romance with Meg Ryan; and the plot to kidnap him.
“Judge Judy” is spotlighted. Although best known as for her daily TV show, the Brooklyn-born Judy Sheindlin is also an author, a wife and a mother. Here, she reflects on her life and career. Husband Jerry Sheindlin and friend (and former New York City Mayor) Ed Koch also offer their insights into what makes her tick.
Barbra Streisand's music career is chronicled, featuring clips from three of her TV specials from the 1960s, “My Name Is Barbra,” “Color Me Barbra” and “A Happening in Central Park.” Also included are interviews with designer Donna Karan, composer Marvin Hamlisch and record producer David Foster.
This biography of the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, traces her life from her rebellious youth to her marriage to Prince Andrew. Also detailed: the painful dissolution of her marriage. Included: interviews with Ferguson, her father Maj. Ronald Ferguson and sister, Jane Luedeke.
The life of actress Janine Turner, who first gained notice on the TV series “General Hospital” before breaking out on the cult-favorite “Northern Exposure.” Here, she talks about her rise to fame, her personal life and her latest series, “Strong Medicine.” Interviewees include former co-stars Rob Morrow, Sylvester Stallone and Whoopi Goldberg.
Grammy-winning singer Olivia Newton-John discusses her life and career, including her battle with breast cancer, her role in the 1978 film “Grease” and her hit songs “Physical,” “I Honestly Love You” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” Also includes comments from “Grease” costar Didi Conn and director Randal Kleiser.