Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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:ABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - 22 July 20141. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Senator Rob Portman / (R) Ohio"For Bob McDonald and for Diane (ph), this is not about a job. This is about a mission. And he has answered the call before to serve his country. He is prepared to make the sacrifices to do that again and to focus like a laser on these problems in a nonpartisan way to create the kind of service that our veterans so richly deserve. I hope that you will see fit to send him to the floor with a strong vote and we can get his leadership at a V.A. that needs it badly."2. White Flash3. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Robert McDonald / Veteran's Affairs Nominee"The seriousness of this moment demands action. And, if confirmed, I pledge to the committee and to our nation's veterans to take a series of immediate actions over the first 90 days to deliver the needed reforms our veterans deserve. I will put the veteran at the center of everything that we do, consistent with our mission." 4. White Flash5. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Robert McDonald / Veteran's Affairs Nominee"I desperately want this job, because I think I can make a difference. I think that my entire career, whether it was starting at West Point, being in the 82nd Airborne Division, being at the Procter & Gamble Company, one of the most admired companies in the world, for 33 years, has prepared me for this task. As I said in my prepared remarks, I think there's no higher calling. And this is an opportunity for me to make a difference in the lives of the veterans who I care so deeply about. If not me, who?"STORYLINE:President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the veterans' bill is decidedly rockier.The Senate approved a bill last month authorizing $35 billion through 2016 to build new clinics, hire doctors and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to get outside care. The House passed a similar bill. Since then, however, lawmakers have balked at the price tag.The Senate committee's chairman, Bernie Sanders, called negotiations with the House "very tough," but said he hopes Congress can agree before adjourning in August.