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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPhoenix, Arizona - August 8, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"I'm convinced that the vast majority of VA employees serve veterans with passion and with purpose. They deliver outstanding results everyday. That said, I'll see to it that employees who have violated the trust of veterans, or of the department, are held accountable."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"But as you know, veterans also told me that they're waiting too long to be seen, and that's simply unacceptable. We are committed to solve this problem and to give veterans the care that they so richly deserve." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"We're going to take this crisis, this challenging moment in time, and turn it into an opportunity to transform Veterans Affairs into the most effective health care system in the world." 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs:"The veteran population, demographically, is changing so quickly. People are moving to Phoenix, you all know that, that's the reason there's such a demand here. We've got to be able to forecast that, as I said in my prepared remarks, and we've got to be able to react more quickly to it." STORYLINE:Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visited a VA hospital Friday for the first time since taking over the embattled agency last month, meeting with veterans and health care providers and vowing to restore trust in the organization.Reports that dozens of people died while waiting to see a doctor and that employees covered up long wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital helped touch off a national firestorm over veteran care. The former VA secretary was forced to resign, and President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a $16.3 billion law to overhaul the department. McDonald said his visit to the Phoenix hospital was the first of what would be many across the country in the next few months.The department announced Friday that it has initiated independent reviews of its scheduling and access practices to compare the VA hospitals' performance with that of other health care systems. The review will be carried out by The Joint Commission, a health care accrediting body.