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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.
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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.
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SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 24, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZIL CENTRE BACK THIAGO SILVA SAYING: "During three years I stayed at Milan, I have nothing to complain about. I have always been well treated since my arrival. Milan was always nice with and I give it all during these three years. I was always committed to give my best. I left it sad because it was not an easy decision for me and I believe it was either for them. But that's the way it is in football -- one day you are here the other you are there. That was my choice, my decision together with the club. I want to make it clear the decision was not only mine." STORY: French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) officially unveiled Brazilian defender Thiago Silva on Friday (August 24), with whom they signed signed a five-year deal in July. Considered one of the best in the world in his position, Silva was presented in a private room at the Hotel Crillon in Paris's Place de la Concorde, several weeks after his recruitment. Silva moved over to the Ligue 1 club leaving AC Milan. The 27-year-old, who joined Milan from Fluminense in 2008, said he was very happy to be a part of one of Europe's biggest clubs. He did however say that it had not been easy choosing between his former club and PSG with whom the Brazilian finally signed this summer. "During three years I stayed at Milan, I have nothing to complain about. I have always been well treated since my arrival," Silva told reporters. "Milan was always nice with and I give it all during these three years. I was always committed to give my best. I left it sad because it was not an easy decision for me and I believe it was either for them. But that's the way it is in football -- one day you are here the other you are there. That was my choice, my decision together with the club. I want to make it clear the decision was not only mine," he added. Silva is PSG's second signing of the close season after the club from the French capital signed Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli and Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was with Silva at Milan. Last season, they strengthened their squad by signing Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore, Brazil defender Alex and Italy's Brazilian-born central midfielder Thiago Motta. Silva, who arrived late because he was playing in the Olympics for Brazil, will need to find his feet with his teammates and new coach Carlo Ancelotti, formerly of AC Milan.