Broke & Famous
Wednesday, July 24

Upcoming Episodes

Wednesday, July 24

Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton was one of the most successful singers of her time, but she was a superstar with superstar spending habits. Despite selling millions of albums, her extravagant habit left her with shockingly little to show for her success and, hot on the heels of stardom, came a humiliating, public bankruptcy. Incredibly, Toni fought back – only for disaster to strike again. So, who was really to blame for Toni Braxton becoming Broke and Famous? Show Less
Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton was one of the most successful singers of her time, but she was a superstar with superstar sp...Show More

With iconic smash hits Waterfalls, No Scrubs and Creep, TLC remains one of the top selling girl bands of all time, second only to the Spice Girls. Yet behind their meteoric rise and phenomenal success lay a shocking secret - at the height of the fame, while their music was making tens of millions of dollars, the band was bankrupt. So how did TLC, one of the world’s first superstar all-girl bands end up Broke and Famous? Show Less
With iconic smash hits Waterfalls, No Scrubs and Creep, TLC remains one of the top selling girl bands of all time, second only to the ...Show More

Michael Jackson was one of the biggest pop stars the world has ever seen. At the height of his reign, the King of Pop was worth half a billion dollars. But fame and untold wealth fed his insecurities and sent his life spiraling out of control. Michael’s extravagant and eccentric lifestyle would cost him dearly. But if the sudden death of pop’s Peter Pan was a shock, there was an even bigger one to come. So, who was really to blame for Michael Jackson becoming Broke and Famous? Show Less
Michael Jackson was one of the biggest pop stars the world has ever seen. At the height of his reign, the King of Pop was worth half a...Show More

MC Hammer was a music phenomenon. With hits like U Can’t Touch This and 2 Legit 2 Quit, he not only brought rap to the masses, but even created dance crazes and fashion trends. His natural talent and never-say-die attitude brought him extreme wealth and for the star who came from nothing, his millions were a dream come true. But his blessings started becoming a curse and with the world at his feet there was just too much on his shoulders. So how did one of the best-selling rappers of all time end up becoming Broke and Famous? Show Less
MC Hammer was a music phenomenon. With hits like U Can’t Touch This and 2 Legit 2 Quit, he not only brought rap to the masses, but e...Show More

“In the ultimate rags to riches story, rapper 50 Cent always seemed to beat the odds. Born in the New York ghetto, he lost his mom, dealt drugs, got arrested and was shot nine times - all before his 25th birthday. Just three years later he had hustled his way to the top of the charts and was worth tens of millions of dollars. So when 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing debts of $36million, the world was shocked. With the media, his creditors and the courts asking where his huge fortune had gone, it would prove to beanother of Fifty’s tests of survival. So how did one of the world’s hottest rap stars make the front pages for being Broke and Famous?” Show Less
“In the ultimate rags to riches story, rapper 50 Cent always seemed to beat the odds. Born in the New York ghetto, he lost his mom, ...Show More

About Broke & Famous

Whether it’s blockbuster movies, a wealthy family, or chart-topping hit music when the money is rolling and you’re a celebrity life is good. But what happens at the intersection of money mismanagement and career crisis? Broke and Famous shows what happens when a celebrity’s life of spending and excess turns to one of selling off assets, pinching pennies and taking jobs they never considered at the height of success. See the stories of Michael Jackson, Tori Spelling, Nicolas Cage, MC Hammer and Johnny Depp who is the focus of the series premiere episode.