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 Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 161. TS Newtown resident with candle2. WS Resident with candle walking past camera3. Soundbite: Ashley Hammond / Newtown Student (Transcribed Below)AP Television - AP Clients Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 164. Pool Video / AP Clients Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 165. Obama enters auditorium for memorial serviceAP Television - AP ClientsDec. 16 - Newtown, Conn.6. TS of candle on outdoor memorial display7. MS of shot of audience from behind8. MS of man in audience with girl on his shouldersPool Video / AP Clients Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 166. Soundbite: President Barack Obama /NO SUPER (Transcribed Below)7. MS Audience cutawayAP Television - AP ClientsDec. 16 - Newtown, Conn.9. Various of Outdoor memorial and Newtown residentsPool Video / AP Clients Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 166. Soundbite: President Barack Obama /NO SUPER (Transcribed Below)7. MS of sign in Newtown - God Bless Sandy Hook8. TS of police lights 9. WS of police car10. TS of Sandy Hook Elementary School Sign11. Soundbite: Aiden Foss / Sandy Hook School Student (Transcribed Below)12.Obama on stage during memorial service13. Soundbite: Aiden Foss / Sandy Hook School Student (Transcribed Below)14. Soundbite: President Obama / No Super NO SUPER (Transcribed Below)15. Zoom out from memorial to John Mone Stand-Up -- Transcribed BelowSTORYLINE:[[VOICE OVER] QUEUING UP IN THE DAMP CONNECTICUT COLD, PEOPLE FROM NEWTOWN AND BEYOND WAITED TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT WEIGH IN ON UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY-[[SOT]][[SUPER: ASHLEY HAMMOND, NEWTOWN, CT] "I would ask why would anyone want to do this to anyone. It's just really mean." [[VOICE OVER] 11-YEAR-OLD ASHLEY HAMMOND SAYS SHE'D ASK THAT QUESTION TO THE PRESIDENT… IN HIS FOURTH YEAR OF OFFICE IT WAS ANOTHER SORROWFUL VISIT FOR BARACK OBAMA TO CONSOLE A COMMUNITY IN SHOCK FROM A MASS SHOOTING..[[SOT-PRESIDENT]""these tragedies must end."[[VOICE OVER] IN A VIGIL FOR THE FALLEN, THE PRESIDENT ADMITTED THAT NONE OF HIS WORDS WOULD MATCH THE GRIEF MANY ARE FEELING…[[VOICE OVER] HE TOLD THE COMMUNITY OF NEWTOWN, THE SITE OF THE SECOND DEADLIEST SCHOOL SHOOTING IN U-S HISTORY-"YOU ARE NOT ALONE." AND ISSUED SOME OF THE STRONGEST WORDS ON WHAT MUST CHANGE--THE MASSACRE OF 26 CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY ON FRIDAY ELICITED HORROR AROUND THE WORLD. 10-YEAR-OLD AIDEN FOSS, LIVED THROUGH IT-"it was terrifying."[[voice over]]HE GOES TO SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY -AND WATCHED THE PRESIDENT SPEAK-- "it was pretty touching. Especially the part where he said everybody needs to change to make the community a better place. That was pretty touching."[[VOICE OVER] IN THE WEEK AHEAD FAMILIES WILL BURY THEIR DEAD. MOTHERS AND FATHERS WILL SAY GOODBYE TO 20 CHILDREN KILLED BY A LONE GUN MAN…ARMED WITH ENOUGH AMMUNITION AUTHORITIES SAY TO KILL ALMOST EVERY STUDENT AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HE LAYED SIEGE TO..JOHN MONE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT. (****END****)