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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.
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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.
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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.
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:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami - January 23, 20141. Split screen of Bieber's arraignmentAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami - January 23, 20142. Bieber waving as he gets into SUV, leaving jailPOOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami, Florida - January 23, 20143. Split screen of Khalil's arraignmentAP PHOTO - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami - January 23, 20144. Still of impounded vehiclesPOOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami Beach - January 23, 20145. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Ray Martinez, Miami Beach Police Dept. (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami Beach, Florida - January 23, 20146. Cars driving along road near scene of alleged drag racing ++USER GENERATED CONTENT: UGC cannot be absolutely verified. This video has been authenticated based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio checked against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting ++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by content creator ++Mandatory on-screen credit to: samanthurx74 7. Cell phone video through windshield of cars swerving on highway and yellow vehicle stopped by the side of the roadAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami Beach, Florida - January 23, 20148. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jason Edmonds, Miami Beach resident: (transcript below)POLICE HANDOUT PHOTO - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami, Florida - January 23, 20149. Bieber mug shotAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYLos Angeles - January 14, 201410. Various of Bieber's neighborhoodAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - January 23, 201411. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Peros, Senior Reporter, US Weekly: (transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - January 23, 201412. Daniel Meachum, Entertainment Lawyer13. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel R. Meachum, Entertainment Lawyer: (transcript below)POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMiami - January 23, 201414. Split screen of Bieber's arraignment--------------------------------------------------------------------VOICEOVER SCRIPT:UPSOUND: Judge: "The first case this afternoon is Justin Bieber…"THE 'LEGAL' HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING FOR JUSTIN BIEBER.THE 19-YEAR-OLD POP STAR WAS ARRAIGNED IN MIAMI THURSDAY … JUST HOURS AFTER HIS ARREST ON CHARGES OF D-U-I, RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE, AND DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE.BIEBER APPEARED VIA A VIDEO LINK FROM JAIL. AND HIS BOND WAS SET AT 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS.A SHORT TIME LATER, HE LEFT THE JAIL, WAVING TO THE SWARM OF FANS AND MEDIA. POLICE SAY BIEBER, AND R-AND-B SINGER KHALIL WERE CAUGHT SPEEDING DOWN A RESIDENTIAL STREET IN MIAMI BEACH ABOUT 4 A-M… BIEBER IN A LAMBOURGINI, KHALIL IN A FERRARI.SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Ray Martinez, Miami Beach Police Dept.: "During the investigation Mr. Bieber made statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication."THE SCENE OF THE ALLEGED DRAG RACING IS A FOUR-LANE RESIDENTIAL STREET IN MID-MIAMI BEACH, A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE POPULAR CELEBRITY HANGOUT OF SOUTH BEACH. SOME AREA RESIDENTS CAUGHT PART OF THE DRAMA ON CAMERA… WHILE OTHERS SAY THEY 'HEARD' IT.Neighbor: "Definitely sounded like there was some racing going on. But you know, you get a lot of it up and down this street here. It's a good drag strip."THURSDAY'S INCIDENT IS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF BIEBER BRUSHES WITH THE LAW… HE'S UNDER INVESTIGATION IN THE recent EGGING of A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE.HE'S ALSO BEEN ACCUSED OF SPITTING IN A NEIGHBOR'S FACE… KICKING A PAPARAZZO… AND DRIVING RECKLESSLY IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.BUT HE'S MANAGED TO AVOID ARREST… UNTIL NOW. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Peros, Senior Reporter, US Weekly: "I really do think this might be the nail in the coffin so to say, that he really is going to have a rude awakening this time around and realize that his brand, his career, all his fans will be affected by this arrest."A NOTED CELEBRITY ATTORNEY SAYS IT'S ALL PART OF GROWING UP. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniel R. Meachum, Entertainment/Celebrity Attorney: "Wisdom only comes through experience and he does not have that yet. What you hope is the people around him that have the wisdom can impart that wisdom on him and to him in such a way that it keeps him from making some of the mistakes that he could make in the future."A FIRST-TIME D-U-I OFFENSE CARRIES A SENTENCE OF UP TO SIX MONTHS, A FINE, AND A SIX-MONTH AUTOMATIC SUSPENDED LICENSE. NO WORD YET ON WHEN BIEBER IS DUE BACK IN COURT. HANNAH BUCHDAHL, ASSOCIATED PRESS