Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.”
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.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
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.
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.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRodanthe, North Carolina - July 2, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Specht, visitor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania:"I know that my parents are frustrated. My family is frustrated. We had other plans. We were supposed to leave tomorrow. It wasn't too much of an inconvenience for us except now we'll be facing traffic. So that will be pretty much an inconvenience for us."++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED WITH BROLL++AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina - July 2, 20142. Mid of line of cars driving down streetAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRodanthe, North Carolina - July 2, 20143. Mid of couple packing car to evacuate++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED WITH BROLL++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Specht, visitor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania:"Now that it's that mandatory evacuation we figured, it's probably worth it to leave."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gary and Lori Reinhardt, visitors from Sarasota, Florida:Gary: "I think it can cause damage in this area."Lori: "Once it hits the warm water and ramps up it can turn into a Cat. (category) 2 or 3 easily. Easily."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Gary and Lori Reinhardt, visitors from Sarasota, Florida:Gary: "We'll be leaving."Lori: "We'll be out of here."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina - July 2, 20147. SOUNDBITE (English) Del Breaux, lifeguard:"People are probably, maybe we should get away from here because there's probably going to be a storm. It's their vacation and they come here to relax and be on the beach and enjoy the sun, the sand and the water, not sit inside and twiddle their thumbs while the storm hits. They can do that wherever they are from."++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED WITH BROLL++8. Mid of people playing in ocean9. Mid of person and baby on beachSTORYLINE:As one of the year's busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina's Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prompted a hurricane warning for a wide swath of the North Carolina coast and spurred authorities to order a mandatory evacuation for visitors to the Outer Banks' Hatteras Island as of 5 a.m. Thursday. Residents also were advised to leave the island. A voluntary evacuation was announced for the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island, accessible only by ferry.The worst of the storm should occur at Cape Hatteras about dawn Friday, with 3 to 5 inches of rain and sustained winds up to 85 mph, said Tony Saavedra, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. But forecasters said that by later Friday, the effects of Arthur would be past the Outer Banks, with the rest of the weekend salvaged.The Hurricane Center predicted the storm would be off the coast of New England later in the day and eventually make landfall in Canada's maritime provinces as a tropical storm.