Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
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.
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the winners' podium after helping Russia win the women's 4x400m gold ...
medal at the world athletics championshps in Moscow on Saturday (August 17). The public statement comes two days after Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva publically supported the Russian government's controversial anti-gay propaganda law.
SHOWS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (AUGUST 17, 2013) (MUTE) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) 1. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF KSENIYA RYZHOVA (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND TATYANA FIROVA (SECOND FROM RIGHT) KISSING ON THE WINNERS' PODIUM ALONGSIDE YULIA GUSHCHINA (LEFT) AND ANTONINA KRIVOSHAPKA (RIGHT) AFTER RUSSIA'S WOMEN'S 4X400 METRES RELAY TEAM WIN THE WORLD TITLE 2. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF YULIA GUSHCHINA, KSENIYA RYZHOVA, TATYANA FIROVA AND KRIVOSHAPKA 3. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF YULIA GUSHCHINA, KSENIYA RYZHOVA, TATYANA FIROVA AND KRIVOSHAPKA CELEBRATING THEIR VICTORY 4. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SWEDISH HIGH JUMPER EMMA GREEN TREGARO WHO IS WEARING RED FINGERNAILS PAINT AFTER BEING TOLD HER GREEN FINGERNAILS PAINT WAS IN VIOLATION OF THE IAAF'S REGULATIONS ON ATHLETES MAKING ANY COMMERCIAL OR POLITICAL STATEMENTS 5. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF TREGARO'S PAINTED FINGERNAILS STORY: Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the winners' podium after helping Russia win the women's 4x400m gold medal at the world athletics championshps in Moscow on Saturday (August 17). The public statement comes two days after Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva publically supported the Russian government's controversial anti-gay propaganda law. Isinbayeva, who is one of Russia's most popular sportswomen, caused international uproar on Thursday (August 15) when she spoke out in favour of her country's recently-adopted law that bans some aspects of the promotion of homosexuality. Isinbayeva backtracked on Friday (August 16) when she said she had been "misunderstood" after making her comments in English. The law continues to hang over the world athletics championships like a depressing pall, and in the absence of fans or superlative performances it threatens to become the uneasy, abiding memory of the Moscow event. With Russia due to hold the Winter Olympics next year and soccer's World Cup in 2018 the Government's stance, popular at home but fiercely at odds with many of the countries due to take part and already condemned by U.S. President Barack Obama, is likely remain a touch-paper for protest. Swedish high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro, who painted her fingernails in the colours of the rainbow flag in support of Russia's gay community, was told not to repeat the gesture in Saturday's final. The Swede, who finished fifth in the final, was told it violated the IAAF's (International Association of Athletics Federations) regulations on athletes making commercial or political statements. Tregaro opted to paint her nails red for the final, which she said is the colour of love. The law, passed in June and that appears to have the widespread support of the Russian people, is already threatening to be a constant shadow over next year's Sochi Winter Olympics, where athletes, officials and fans will have to operate within its boundaries. Social commentators in Russia have said that the country is likely to adopt something of a siege mentality in the face of worldwide condemnation and that a change in the law, which is broadly popular with the conservative majority, would be considered an unthinkable loss of face.