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James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCENTENNIAL, Colo. - January 71. SOUNDBITE: Jessica Watts, Lost cousin in theater shooting: "He's very detached. He look very discheveled today. He's not a participant in his own future."2. People lining up outside court3. SOUNDBITE: Jessica Watts, Lost cousin in theater shooting: "it's just heartbreak right now. It's trying to work through you know what we've been given basically in respect to the fact that we're trying to get through this case as emotionally and mentally intact as we can as victims."4. SOUNDBITE: Sam Soudani, Daughter wounded in theater shooting: "Looking at him to me when a person does something like that, he no longer has humanity. When a person loses humanity, he just becomes a piece of trash, really is."4. People lining up outside court5. SOUNDBITE: Sam Soudani, Daughter wounded in theater shooting: "he's heartless. He really is. He has no heart, no emotion he has no feeling. I don't know how could anybody live that way. I balled my eyes out inside and just listening to the other girls crying. It had nothing to do with my old girl. Just when I heard that story about that seven-year-old child. I mean I'm getting goosebumps right now. It just breaks your heart. It really does."STORYLINE:The families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting sat through emotional testimony Monday from police officers who tried to save the lives of the wounded.Suspected gunman James Holmes didn't appear to show any emotion. Jessica Watts lost her cousin in the theatre shooting and said Holmes looked "very detached. He look very discheveled today. He's not a participant in his own future."Whatever details emerge at the preliminary hearing, they will do so in a nation that has changed dramatically since the July 20 attack that pushed the problems of gun violence and mental illness into the forefront before receding.Holmes is charged with more than 160 counts, including murder and attempted murder.Sam Soudani's daughter was wounded in the shooting. He described Holmes as "heartless." "He has no heart, no emotion he has no feeling. I don't know how could anybody live that way."Legal analysts say that evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement before trial.(****END****)