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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.
***PLEASE NOTE, THIS VIDEO CONTAINS 4X3 FOOTAGE*** U.S. stocks doing a 180 on Tuesday - moving higher, one day after S&P 500's biggest drop in two months. Behind the bounce, retail sales and earnings from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. The Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq all posting solid gains. A couple of big banks' results beating forecast, but with a catch. JP Morgan's profits actually fell, hurt by higher legal expenses - $20 billion in 2013 - some linked to its settlement regarding its ties to Bernie Madoff. At Wells Fargo, profits jumped 11 percent, but mortgage financing was at its slowest in five years. Both stocks were up on the news. The big loser: Gamestop. It fell 20 percent, wiping out almost a billion dollars in market value, after it warned of lower profits, blaming sagging sales of older games December retail sales came in ahead of expectations. The Commerce Department said that, excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, the number increased 0.7 percent last month, better than in November 0.2 percent. BNP Paribas' Yelena Shulyateva: (SOUNDBITE) YELENA SHULYATEVA, U.S. ECONOMIST, BNP PARIBAS (ENGLISH) SAYING: "I think the strength is broad based, especially, in the control group, in the core retail sales reading. We did see some disappointment in auto sales but that was already seen in the unit order sales numbers that were released earlier in the month, So, overall, you know, its a really solid reading in retail sales, consistent with solid growth in personal consumption. That encouraging news also helped to boost stocks in Europe. The major indexes closing Tuesday's session higher. General Motors' global sales grew 4 percent in 2013 on strong demand in the world's two largest auto markets, China and the United States. Shares of General Motors just a bit higher. Tesla shares got a major jolt on what it's calling "reckless growth". The electric car maker said deliveries of its model S Sedan blew past its forecasts by 20 percent in the 4th quarter, at almost 6,900. Tesla plans to double its global sales and service locations, and is working "feverishly" on its Model X crossover vehicle. Google's $3.2 billion deal for Nest Labs, a company that makes smart thermostats and smoke alarms, lifting other companies in the consumer appliance space on Tuesday, like Echelon. Shares of the maker of the transceivers that go into the thermostats jumping 35 percent. Also Control4 stock soaring. They make home theaters and automation controllers. Shares of Google got a bump on the news as well.