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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.
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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.
SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 7, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS RINGS GOLD MEDALLIST ARTHUR ZANETTI SAYING: "It still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I'm still at the beginning, I think that only when I'm back in Brazil will I feel the weight (of the medal). For the moment I'm very calm." 2. ZANETTI SHOWING HIS GOLD MEDAL, POSING ALONGSIDE BRAZILIAN GYMNASTICS COACH MARCOS GOTTO 3. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS RINGS GOLD MEDALLIST ARTHUR ZANETTI SAYING: "The goal for 2016 is to take the whole team and the strategies will be more or less the same. I will not be there to defend the medal, I'll be there to do my best, do my best on the qualifying and if I reach the final, I'll do my best and if I get a medal, that will be the result of the work beforehand. So my main goal is do my best and achieve a place for the team." 4. ZANETTI SHOWING HIS GOLD MEDAL, POSING ALONGSIDE BRAZILIAN GYMNASTICS COACH MARCOS GOTTO STORY: Brazilian gymnast Arthur Zanetti was on Tuesday (August 7) still coming to terms with his shock triumph in the men's rings at the London Olympics. Zanetti snatched gold ahead of 2008 champion Chen Yibing of China on Monday (August 6), scoring 15.990 to win by 0.1 of a point at the North Greenwich Arena to become his country's first gymnastic Olympic champion. Chen, known as the "Lord of the Rings", had stood on top of the podium at every major competition, bar once, since 2006, winning four world titles and the 2008 Beijing crown. "It still hasn't quite sunk in yet," Zanetti told reporters. "I'm still at the beginning, I think that only when I'm back in Brazil will I feel the weight (of the medal). For the moment I'm very calm." So unexpected was Zanetti's win over Yibing, most fans did not even note Zanetti's shock triumph until there was an almighty commotion in a small corner of the 15,500 capacity arena. The 22-year-old gymnast rushed into the arms of his supporters the moment his score flashed up while his overwhelmed coach Marcos Gotto was seen wiping away tears as he realised his charge had pipped Chen by 0.1 of a point. The victory not only earned Zanetti a gold medal but with Rio hosting the 2016 Olympics, he can expect to be a poster boy for the Games for the next four years. "The goal for 2016 is to take the whole team and the strategies will be more or less the same," Zanetti said as he reflected on what might be in store in 2016. "I will not be there to defend the medal, I'll be there to do my best, do my best on the qualifying and if I reach the final, I'll do my best and if I get a medal, that will be the result of the work beforehand. So my main goal is do my best and achieve a place for the team." Zanetti was Brazil's second gold of the London Games after