Now What? with Brooke Shields

Now What? with Brooke Shields

What do you do when you encounter the unexpected? That make-or-break moment that leaves you crying in front of strangers or quitting your job to pursue your true passion. Now What? with Brooke Shields dives deep into the world of redos, resets, and forward fails: From career pivots and personal missteps to moving through grief (or just plain moving on). Join Brooke as she sits down with authors, experts, and celebrity guests to hear their ‘now what?’ moments and learn what they’ve done (or are still doing) to get through it.

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December 27, 2022 30 min

Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler: Revolution) joins Brooke for the final episode of season one! The two chat about the surprising way Chelsea got into comedy, their cringeworthy Bill Cosby stories, and how the death of Chelsea’s oldest brother changed the entire course of her life. Plus, Chelsea looks back at her year of “Now What?” moments, including fighting to get her special sold and deciding to walk away from h...

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Brooke reunites with Blue Lagoon co-star Christopher Atkins to swap stories about their 1980 movie that became a surprising cult classic. Did they ever date? Did a young Brooke make a powerful acting choice or was it just pneumonia? Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly, including how the two really felt about all the nudity on set. Plus, Chris opens up about the life-changing moment when Hollywood broke him and his 36-year sobriety...

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Jessica Capshaw (Grey’s Anatomy, Tell Me Lies) chats with Brooke about the misconceptions people have about her famous parents, the stigma of being a small-screen actress during the heyday of film, and how she handled being discharged from Seattle Grace/Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital after playing the beloved Dr. Arizona Robbins for 10 years. Plus, Brooke and Jessica break down the “creative” ways writers account for actresses over 4...

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Cooper Manning (Fox Sports’ The Manning Hour) joins Brooke to talk about growing up in a football famous family, the secret to raising Super Bowl champs (no, there’s nothing in the water), and the devastating diagnosis that ended his own sports career and forced him to pave a different life path. Plus, Coop shares his secret dream of doing stand-up comedy one day and reveals which Manning brother is their mom’s favorite.

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Bestselling author Angela Garbes (Essential Labor: Mothering As Social Change, Like a Mother) and Brooke discuss how the pandemic created a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to rethink the ways in which we value domestic work. The two share why they’ve embraced leaning on others to help raise their own children, the ways their own mothers influenced their parenting styles, and why changing how we care for ourselves and our lo...

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Gayle King (CBS Mornings, Oprah Daily) and Brooke talk about the difficulties of divorce, the biggest co-parenting challenges, and the one unforgettable piece of advice Maya Angelou gave Gayle when things got tough. Plus, Gayle reflects on working at CBS during the height of the #MeToo movement and shares a "now what" moment from her childhood that has come to define her life.

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New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng (Little Fires Everywhere, Everything I Never Told You) chats with Brooke about the underlying meaning of her latest novel Our Missing Hearts, why she doesn't take public reaction to her work personally, and what it's like to take a back seat when a project gets adapted by Hollywood A-listers. Plus, Celeste reveals how a harrowing racist encounter from her childhood has forever ch...

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Actor, comedian, and Brooke’s bestie Ali Wentworth joins the show for our first-ever crossover episode! Brooke shares why she regrets waiting to lose her virginity, Ali reveals the time she asked her mom about masturbation on Christmas, and the two swap stories about their failed relationships (from ending an engagement to catching a cheating ex-fiancée). Plus, Brooke reveals if she's ever slept with a coworker during a fun gam...

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November 1, 2022 32 min

Brooke talks with Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens, The Goldbergs, A.P. Bio, I Love My Dad) about the “coin flip” that landed him in San Francisco, how grief made him more emphatic after the tragic loss of his first wife Michelle, and what he wishes internet trolls understood about his friendship with Dave Chappelle. Oh yeah, and Brooke tells us about the time she sent her mom into the afterlife without pants.

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Kal Penn (House, Designated Survivor, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) opens up to Brooke about his “tragic” rejection from Yale, being pigeonholed in Hollywood because of the color of his skin, and how Harold and Kumar helped him subvert racial stereotypes and land his dream role. Then, Kal digs into the biggest pivot of his life: his decision to leave acting to go work for the Obama Administration.

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October 18, 2022 32 min

Geena Davis (Thelma and Louise, A League of Their Own, Commander in Chief) joins Brooke to talk about the perils of having polite parents, how playing empowered female characters onscreen helped her cope with childhood trauma and her latest thoughts on Bill Murray. Plus, she shares a #MeToo moment involving a Hollywood director that changed how she forever saw the industry.

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Brooke and Julianna Margulies (ER, The Good Wife, The Morning Show) swap stories about their bohemian childhoods, what it’s like to realize you’re famous, and how they've learned to shed the labels given to them by others. Plus, why Julianna turned down a $27 million paycheck in order to leave ER and how she dealt with the unexpected backlash from fans.

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September 15, 2022 2 min

What do you do when you encounter the unexpected? That make-or-break moment that leaves you crying in front of strangers or quitting your job to pursue your true passion. Now What? with Brooke Shields dives deep into the world of redos, resets, and forward fails: From career pivots and personal missteps to moving through grief (or just plain moving on). Join Brooke as she sits down with authors, experts, and celebrity guests to hea...

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