Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) REUTERS VIDEOJOURNALIST ANITA LI, SAYING: "Look out Apple and Android, now China's got its own smartphone operating system. "According to China's state media, the Linux-based, closed source China Operating System, or 'COS', was developed independently by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Shanghai-based network technology company. "Its aim? To break the iOS and Android duopoly over the smartphone market. "It's being touted as the perfect compromise between the overly restrictive iOS on the one hand, and overly fragmented Android on the other. And on the day of its launch, it already had over 100,000 apps ready to download. "All that sounds great, but microbloggers soon noticed the new system's user interface looked awfully familiar. "They compared screen grabs from the promo video for COS and found the icons were a lot like those used on HTC devices. The phones in the video were also HTC. "Some were skeptical about the 100,000 applications. This user says, "did people develop the apps first and then wait for COS to launch?" "Others have wondered: it looks like Android, it's compatible with Android, could it actually be a modified Android system? "So, now people are suggesting that COS might stand for "Copied Other System". "Like every other OS, the development is just the starting point of a long journey to gain traction. "And judging from the Weibo reaction, Apple and Google don't have to lose too much sleep just yet. "This is Anita Li, your China Weibo watcher." ENDS