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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
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DURATION: 00:50-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYMoscow - Dec. 27, 20121. Still of Russian President Vladimir Putin seated at a table. AP Television - AP Clients onlyMoscow - Dec. 26, 20122. Various of protestors being detained by policeAP Photos - AP Clients onlyMoscow - Dec. 27, 20123. Still of Putin on a television screen hanging on a wall.AP Television - AP Clients onlyWashington - Dec. 26, 20124. Set-up shot of Steven Pifer, Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Institution5.SOUNDBITE: Steven Pifer, Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings InstitutionTheir parliament has said there have been 19 cases where Russian children adopted by Americans have died. Each one of those is a tragedy, but it's 19 cases out of 60 thousand.AP TELEVISION - AP Clients OnlyMoscow - Dec. 26., 20126. Various of Russian Parliament voting on Russian adoption bill.AP Photos - AP Clients onlyMoscow - Dec. 27, 20127. Still of PutinVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN ANNOUNCED THURSDAY HE WOULD SIGN A CONTROVERSIAL BILL BANNING AMERICANS FROM ADOPTING RUSSIAN CHILDREN. THE BILL HAS SPARKED PROTESTS IN MOSCOW SINCE THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT ENDORSED THE BAN WEDNESDAY. PUTIN SAYS AMERICAN AUTHORITIES DENY ACCESS TO ADOPTED RUSSIAN CHILDREN BY LETTING U-S CITIZENS SUSPECTED OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ADOPTEES GO UNPUNISHED. BUT A FOREIGN POLICY EXPERT AT THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION DISAGREES. Soundbite: Steven Pifer/ Fellow Brookings InstitutionTheir parliament has said there have been 19 cases where Russian children adopted by Americans have died. Each one of those is a tragedy, but it's 19 cases out of 60 thousand.CRITICS SAY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT APPEARS TO BE RETALIATING AGAINST RECENTLY PASSED AMERICAN SANCTIONS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. PUTIN COULD SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW IN THE COMING WEEKS. SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press