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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.
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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.
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.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
SHOTLIST:HOUSE TV - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - April 3, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) John McHugh, Secretary of the Army: "The specialist, the alleged shooter involved, joined the United States Army in June of 2008. When he first enlisted in the Army he was an eleven bravo, that's an infantry soldier, as most of you know. He later, upon reupping, transferred his MOS to an eighty-eight mike truck driver. We are tracking at the moment that he did have two deployments, one four month, approxiamately four month, deployment to Iraq as a truck driver. His records show no wounds, no involvement, direct involvement in combat. As General Milley said, no Purple Heart or any injury that might lead us to further investigate a battle related TBI or such. He was undergoing a variety of treatment and diagnoses for mental health and conditions ranging from depression to anxiety to sleep disturbance. He was perscribed a number of drugs to address those including ambien. He was seen just last month by a psychiatrist, he was fully examined and as of this morning we had no indication on the record of that examination that there was any sign of likely violence either to himself or others, no suicidal ideation. So the plan forward was to just continue to monitor and to treat him as deemed appropriate."STORYLINE: The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. Army Secretary John McHugh testified Thursday that the soldier appeared to have no connections to extremist groups. The soldier is identified by others as Ivan Lopez. He enlisted in the Army in June 2008 as an infantryman and later switched his specialty to truck driver, the job he had in Iraq.McHugh says the soldier was examined by a psychiatrist last month and was found to show no violent or suicidal tendencies. He says the soldier had been prescribed Ambien to deal with a sleeping problem.