Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
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.
Reese Witherspoon stars in two movies directed by Quebecers that will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. ...
"Wild" and "The Good Lie" are among the 2014 titles festival organizers announced Tuesday.
Tags:canadian press,cheryl strayed wild movie,film fest lineup,good lie movie,reese witherspoon,reese witherspoon movies,the good lie,tiff,toronto film fest,toronto film fest lineup,toronto international film festival,wild memoir,wild movie,al pacino,Alan Rickman,Amanda Seyfried,barry levinson,ben stiller,Bennett Miller,bobby fischer,Boris Spassky,carey mulligan,channing tatum,cheryl strayed,david cronenberg,Eddie Redmayne,Felicity Jones,jake gyllenhaal,Jason Bateman,jason reitman,jean-marc vallée,Julianne moore,kate winslet,kevin costner,kristen stewart,liev schreiber,lisa genova,Lone Scherfig,Mark Ruffalo,mike binder,monsieur lazhar,naomi watts,night at the museum,Noah Baumbach,octavia spencer,philippe falardeau,shawn levy,stanley tucci,Steve Carell,steven hawking,Tina Fey,tobey maguire
Grab video code:
Oscar-nominated Quebec director Philippe Falardeau will celebrate the world premiere of his new movie "The Good Lie" at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.The fact-based drama stars Reese Witherspoon as a straight-talking American who helps four Sudanese refugees and is Falardeau's first film since 2011's "Monsieur Lazhar," which was shortlisted for an Academy Award.The first wave of titles to screen at the annual movie marathon were announced this morning at a news conference.Witherspoon will have two high-profile projects screening at the festival. She also stars in "Wild," the latest entry from Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallée based on the bestselling memoir by Cheryl Strayed.Other world premieres bound for Toronto include the chess flick "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky; the Denzel Washington thriller "The Equalizer"; and the indie custody saga "Black and White," which re-teams Kevin Costner with "Upside of Anger" director Mike Binder and also stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.In addition, festival audiences will get a first look at the Jake Gyllenhaal action flick "Nightcrawler" and the Steven Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," which stars Eddie Redmayne as the famed scientist and Felicity Jones as his wife.Another buzzed-about festival-bound title is director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which casts Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in a based-on-a-true-story tale about the strange relationship between a multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 4 to 14.David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" will have its North American premiere at the festival after screening at Cannes earlier this year.Other titles revealed Tuesday include: "The Riot Club," from director Lone Scherfig, who made a splash at the fest a few years back with the Carey Mulligan standout "An Education"; the tart family comedy "This is Where I Leave You," which is directed by Montreal-born Shawn Levy ("A Night At the Museum") and features Jason Bateman and Tina Fey; and "Still Alice," which stars Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore and is based on the popular Lisa Genova novel about a professor battling Alzheimer's.Festival favourite Jason Reitman, meanwhile, will screen "Men, Women & Children" in Toronto, while "The Squid and the Whale" helmer Noah Baumbach will reveal his new feature "While We're Young," starring Amanda Seyfried, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. In addition, Oscar-winning "Rain Man" director Barry Levinson will unveil his latest effort, "The Humbling," which is based on a Philip Roth novel and stars Al Pacino.And the closing film will be "A Little Chaos," from director Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci and Rickman himself.The festival's full Canadian slate of films is to be revealed in early August. The opening night movie and the celeb guest list have yet to be announced.