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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.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin received the Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards dinner ...
in New York on Thursday (June 13). The duo have been working together since 1967 and penned the hits "Rocket Man," Tiny Dancer," and Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting" which Sting performed during the ceremony.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Elton John and Bernie Taupin received the Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards dinner in New York on Thursday (June 13). The duo have been working together since 1967 and penned the hits "Rocket Man," Tiny Dancer," and Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting" which Sting performed during the ceremony. "My first real important relationship wasn't with my father, wasn't with my mother, it was with my grandmother. And secondly it was with Bernie Taupin. He became the brother I never had, the friend I also wanted and one of the loves of my life and still is," said John standing next to Taupin. Motown Records founder Berry Gordy was honored for his historic career and the creation of music that continues to be an influence for the music industry. Aerosmith song-writing duo Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the newest hall of fame members. Singer Tyler and guitarist Perry wrote such rock classics as "Dream On," "Walk This Way" and "Love in an Elevator." Other inductees included British songwriter Tony Hatch, Tina Turner songwriter Holly Knight, and J.D. Souther, who helped write hits for 1970s rock group the Eagles and British-American duo Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of rock group Foreigner. Jones and Gramm gave the crowd a sample of their skills by performing their hits "Juke Box Hero" and "I Want to Know What Love Is." Briton Jones and American Gramm wrote the mega-hit "I Want to Know What Love Is" in 1984, as well as 1970s hits "Double Vision" and "Feels Like the First Time." 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performed Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" as the tune was presented with the Towering Song Award. Rapper Wiz Khalifa performed his song "Word Hard, Play Hard" written by Benny Blanco, who was honored with the Hal David Starlight Award, "which is giving to emerging songwriters who are having a major impact in the music world. A panel of music industry voters chose the five inductees into the Hall of Fame from a list of 24 nominees that was released last year.