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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.
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REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF THE AUDIO RECORDING OF US ASSISTANT SCRETARY OF STATE VICTORIA NULAND, WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE. UPSOUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) FEMALE AND MALE VOICES, PURPORTED TO BE THOSE OF U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE VICTORIA NULAND AND US AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE GEOFFREY PYATT, DURING PHONE CONVERSATION, SAYING: NULAND: "What do you think?." PYATT: "I think we're in play, uh ....'' The leaked conversation was posted online in what U.S. officials denounced as a ''new low in Russian tradecraft''. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is apparently discussing the make-up of a new government in Ukraine with the U.S. ambassador there - and whether opposition leader Vitaly Klitscho should be part of it. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FEMALE AND MALE VOICES, PURPORTED TO BE THOSE OF U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE VICTORIA NULAND AND US AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE GEOFFREY PYATT, DURING PHONE CONVERSATION, SAYING: NULAND: ''So I don't think Klitsch [Klitschko] should go into the government. I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's a good idea." PYATT: "Yeah. I mean I guess, you think, in terms of him not going into the government, just let him sort of stay out and do his political homework and stuff.'' Nuland apologised to the EU for strong language she used in referring to its role in Ukraine. And later, when she spoke in Kiev, there was an attempt at some fence-mending. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE, VICTORIA NULAND, SAYING: "Our message has been that we all - Ukrainians, Russians, Americans, all of Ukraine's neighbours - have an interest in a stable, peaceful, democratic Ukraine.'' There appears to be little immediate prospect of progress. A senIor Russian aide in Kiev is accusing Washington of arming, funding and training rebels in Ukraine - and calling for a crack down on protesters. And the crisis is claiming a new victim: the Ukrainian currency, the hryvnia. Some investors blame its ten percent slide since November on preexisting economic problems. Others argue Russia should be aware of its handling of the crisis, if only for its own sake. Alpesh Patel of Praefinium Partners. SOUNDBITE (English) Alpesh Patel Founding Principal, Praefinium Partners, saying: ''It certainly isn't of interest for Russia to aggravate it, given that they really do need foreign direct investment. Of course, it's a rich country, but it does need greater capital investment.'' Russian president Vladimir Putin was greeting world leaders at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. He's thought likely to meet Ukraine's President Yanukovich to discuss candidates for a new government in Kiev - and to chew over the question of who will replace the pro-Russian prime minister that resigned last week.