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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.
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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.
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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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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.
Zelana: The hottest hair craze to hit Hollywood is the Brazilian blowout, from Nicole Ritchie to Ashley Tisdale, Hollywood A listers are obsessed with this treatment. I’m here at Byron and Tracey salon in Beverly Hills to check out whether this blowout is really worth out the hype. What is a Brazilian blowout? Dani: Its amazing defrizzer. Its five easy steps, first we should shampoo your hair and then we just smooth that out, dry it and then we apply the product, then we dry it into the hair and then flat iron. Zelana: I’m really sensitive to harsh chemicals, I’m hoping that this doesn’t have the same effect that most intense harsh treatments do. Dani: The texture is really safe, it’s mostly Keratin which is what your hair is made out of, so this comes in and fuses the hair with the Keratin and that’s what takes away the frizz. Zelana: So it doesn’t have any formaldehyde? Dani: No formaldehyde. The tips are an hour and a half and we’re going to wrap it up let it seat for ten minutes then you’re going to blow dry it, that’s it. Zelana: Red carpet ready. Okay, so here’s my assessment so far no tingly feeling on my scalp, no stinky smells, so far so good. Dani: Okay, so the solutions been there for ten minutes now we’re going to blow dry your hair straight and then we’re going to flat iron it into the hair. This is more of the protein shine softening your locks treatment. Now we’ve blow dry your hair through at the product and now we’re going to seal it with the flat iron. Zelana: How long can I expect this treatment last? Dani: 3 to 5 months and you don’t shampoo it that often. If you shampoo it with something with out sodium chloride it will last you longer. Zelana: Is there anything I need to know when I walk out of this salon for treatment? Dani: You can’t shampoo your hair for 3 days and you can’t wear any ponytail. So that’s it we complete the 5 of Brazilian blowout. Zelana: It looks and feels very fantastic, thank you so much. Dani: You’re so welcome. Zelana: Going into this I wasn’t sure what to expect or how long it would take or how my hair will turn out. There was no stinky smell, it only takes an hour, hour and a half and I think my hair feels and looks great. Over all I will definitely recommend this to any one, stay beautiful and we’ll see you next time on BellaTV.