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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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington - July 31, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) President Barack Obama"What'd they have a vote on? They got together in the House of Representatives -- the Republicans -- and voted to sue me for taking the actions that we are doing to help families."2. SOUNDBITE (English) President Barack Obama"So they criticized a provision, we modify it to make it easier for businesses to transition and that's the basis for their suit! Now, you could say that 'alright, this is a harmless political stunt,' except that it wastes America's time, you guys are all paying for it as taxpayers -- it's not very productive."3. SOUNDBITE (English) President Barack Obama"I'm ready to work with them any time that they want to pursue policies that help working families, but where they're doing so little or nothing at all to help working families, then we've got to find ways as an administration to take action that's going to help."STORYLINE:President Barack Obama slammed Congressional Republicans a day after a successful vote to sue Obama for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.In a 225 to 201 vote, House Republicans said the legal action, focusing on Obama's implementation of his prized health care overhaul, was designed to prevent a further presidential power grab and his deciding how to unilaterally enforce laws."So they criticized a provision, we modify it to make it easier for businesses to transition and that's the basis for their suit! Now, you could say that 'alright, this is a harmless political stunt,' except that it wastes America's time, you guys are all paying for it as taxpayers -- it's not very productive," the said Obama Thursday.The remarks came during the signing of a presidential order that will order government contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes and disclose labor violations when seeking government contracts.Democrats say Obama has acted legally and has simply used the authority he has as chief executive.Republicans have not laid out a timetable for actually filing the suit.