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E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: CEELO GREEN
“Why do I feel so different from people or why are people making me feel so different from them?” - CeeLo Green
Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Nicole Scherzinger and Carson Daly, Along With Family and Childhood Friends Share Insights Into on the Music Mogul for All New “THS: CeeLo Green” Premiering September 16 at 10:00 PM ET/PT Only on E!
Los Angeles, September 11, 2013 – E! was granted exclusive access into the life of CeeLo Green as the charismatic singer/songwriter/producer opens up in this all-new one-hour “True Hollywood Story. ” From the tumultuous and fascinating journey that has led him from the tough Atlanta suburbs all the way to superstardom, one thing is for sure, CeeLo Green has earned his megastar status. Joined by family members, his ex-wife and famous friends like Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Nicole Scherzinger and Carson Daly, Green reflects on his humble beginnings and troubled youth in Atlanta, the major moments that changed his life, his lengthy struggle to make it big in the music business and, ultimately, his meteoric rise to superstardom. “THS: CeeLo Green” premieres September 16 at 10:00 PM ET/PT only on E!
Getting the story straight from Green and those who know him best, this one-hour special reveals new insight into this artist’s long journey and becomes a visual to complement his new memoir "Everybody's Brother", which was released Sept. 10, 2013. And though he is an international star, what people don't know about Green will surprise viewers. Born Thomas DeCarlo Burton, Green grew up in a rough part of Atlanta. A self-proclaimed kleptomaniac who spent much of his youth getting in trouble, Green reveals the lengths his mom went to in order to set him straight (would you believe military school?), and how her death inspired him to focus on music. Find out the important role religion played in his life, how he earned the name “Chicken Head,” how a chance meeting at "Saturday Night Live" changed his career trajectory, and why ignoring the advice of his friends, family and even his record label was the best decision CeeLo Green ever made.
Don’t miss an intimate look at this charismatic and eccentric artist when the “E! True Hollywood Story: CeeLo Green” premieres September 16 at 10:00 PM ET/PT only on E!