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First Installment of Original Online Video Series 'PeopleJam Celebrities' Features Interviews with Ray Allen, Shawn Marion, Vince Carter, Michael Finley, Greg Oden and Lisa Leslie Lifestyle Expert Dr. Fran Harris -- Author and Former WNBA and NCAA Women's Basketball Champion - Also Jumps in to Help PeopleJam Visitors Take Their Lives to the Next Level

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PeopleJam, a new online video and social networking Web site for individuals interested in making better decisions in pursuit of a great life, is making available a sneak peak of its original series "PeopleJam Celebrities" as part of a month of programming dedicated to helping people be their best for the holidays. The first webisodes - which can be seen at - feature interviews with basketball stars Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Vince Carter (New Jersey Nets), Michael Finley (San Antonio Spurs), Greg Oden (Portland Trail Blazers), Ray Allen (Boston Celtics) and Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles Sparks), who share advice on topics that have had an impact on their personal and professional lives.

"We are thrilled to announce our original online video series, 'PeopleJam Celebrities,' said Matt Edelman, CEO and co-founder of PeopleJam. "This series presents media superstars in an entirely new way. They share thoughts about what makes life meaningful and worthwhile on a personal level. Celebrities have a lot to say that isn't about love affairs, jail time or other tawdry spectacles, and their fans crave the information. PeopleJam Celebrities is an innovative program that delivers for both sides. This is another example of how PeopleJam is redefining the personal growth category."

The segments currently on showcase the six pro basketball stars answering questions such as: What advice do you have for being a champion? How do you take that winning attitude from the court into your personal life? What is the best advice a coach ever gave you? Visitors to the site can interact with other PeopleJam members by providing their own opinions, advice and commentary on the topics discussed.

Professional expert commentary on the pro athletes is provided by Dr. Fran Harris, author of Summer Madness: Inside the Wild, Wacky, Wonderful World of the WNBA and former WNBA and NCAA Women's Basketball star. Dr. Fran played basketball on NCAA (University of Texas at Austin) and WNBA Championship (Houston Comets) teams before becoming a personal success coach. She joins PeopleJam's expert roster via PeopleJam's partnership with LiveLoud, a branded video programming provider. Dr. Fran is one of more than 150 PeopleJam lifestyle experts, which range from best-selling authors and television personalities to professional life coaches and personal trainers.

Members of the PeopleJam community can read Dr. Fran's commentary and connect with her at, where her blogs cover subjects such as "Going to the next level," "Being a champion" and "What makes a great leader."

About PeopleJam

PeopleJam (, based in Los Angeles, was founded by media executives Matt Edelman and Robert Tercek to tap the power of the Internet to link individuals who share an interest in human achievement, personal bests and achieving a great life. PeopleJam is more than a social networking site. It is the next-generation social media experience and the first online community of its kind to offer an integrated suite of software features for personal development, including collaborative content creation tools, communications features and digital video. At PeopleJam, which is targeted to adults ages 25 to 50, visitors experience shared personal growth and innovative ways to get real results in their lives with the help of like-minded individuals who bond through discovery of shared values.

PeopleJam social media content categories include PeopleLive (health and fitness), PeopleLove (relationships), PeopleEarn (finance and careers), PeopleBelieve (inspiration and spirituality) and PeoplePlay (creativity and fun). Depending on their personal needs, each PeopleJam visitor can access social networking and interactive features to create a personal profile, set goals, blog about challenges they are currently facing, comment on someone else's stories, view and upload videos and read articles. Visitors also can start a dialogue with one of PeopleJam's resident experts who consistently provide content for the site and are available for questions and intensive one-on-one life coaching sessions that help guide users through the issues that are the most impactful in their lives.

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