- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | 17 hours ago | Comments
You don't have to be a millionaire to follow Patti Stanger's tips for finding "the one." The love guru says the holidays are a great time to couple up, but you must step out of your comfort zone to find that connection.
Patti says company holiday parties are a great time to meet your match, if you avoid falling into one common trap. "Most people don't really talk to each other," she explains. "You stay in the same circle. You've got to mix it up." Strike up a conversation with someone from another floor or department. Another important tip: "Don't get too drunk."
If you're turning to the Internet to find your soul mate, Patti says, it's important to avoid posting a certain type of photo: the "sexy selfie" that's too overt. "This has become the norm," she says. "Less is more. Men like mystery."
What other mistakes do people make around the holidays? Being a Debbie downer. "Most people are really d...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:03 AM EST | Comments
Have you ever heard of kefir? What about MCT oil? Mira and Jayson Calton are nutritionists and the authors of "Naked Calories," and they say these two foods can be powerful tools to help you slim down and get healthier.
Kefir is a yogurt drink popular in the Middle East that's starting to gain esteem in the United States. A source of calcium, protein, and phosphorus, kefir was found to help people to stay thinner longer in a study described in a 2011 New England Journal of Medicine article.
Craving carbs? Mira and Jayson suggest baking with coconut flour. "It's lower in carbohydrates than regular wheat flour," Mira says. "And it has something called lauric acid, which is great for raising the good cholesterol."
Mira and Jayson recommend cooking with MCT oil in place of other oils. Jayson says it's "popular with high-performance athletes but has never really made it into the kitchen." The oil causes a thermog...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Dec 6, 2013 9:48 AM EST | Comments
Vanessa Bayer has impersonated everyone from Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga to Kourtney Kardashian on "Saturday Night Live." Does that make things awkward when the actual celebrity comes on the show? In the case of Miley, no. "She was great," Vanessa says. "If you're that famous and successful, you have to have a good sense of humor."
Vanessa says Kerry Washington is a favorite guest host of the female cast members. "She's so nice, so funny, so down to earth," Vanessa says. "In my mind that whole week, I was like, 'How can I become best friends with her?'"
What celebrity was she most nervous to work with? Russell Brand. Vanessa admits the actor's wild reputation made her wonder how the episode was going to go, but "he was the nicest, easiest to work with," she says of the surprise. "He was wonderful."
To find out what Vanessa pitches to "SNL" writers when sexy c...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:27 AM EST | Comments
Comedian Niecy Nash knew that her role on HBO's "Getting On" would be far different from her role on "Reno 911," but she didn't know just how drastic the change would be. "HBO scrubbed us down to nothing," Niecy says, as she was asked to take off her makeup, fake eyelashes, and beloved shapewear. "If you don't recognize me, here's a hint: I'm the black one."
Niecy was also surprised when she found out that she had to go through a hospital boot camp to learn medical skills for the dark comedy, which follows doctors and nurses caring for aging patients. "Medical, elderly, hospice, all of these things prior to ever rolling tape," she says of the training. "You need me to give you a checkup? Cuz I can."
Before she achieved success as an actress, Niecy had a slew of failed jobs. "I worked at McDonald's for one day and was fired," she recalls. She also worked for an airline company and at a mall makeup counter, where she was brutally honest....Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Dec 4, 2013 11:11 AM EST | Comments
You know Rutina Wesley as human-turned-vampire Tara on "True Blood," but the actress is trading in her fangs for a heavy new role in the off-Broadway show "One Night." She plays Alicia, a woman raped while serving in the military who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Rutina calls the part "the most challenging role I've ever had" and hopes she can spread the word about an issue that's often swept under the rug. "It's happening to our servicemen and women, and a lot of people aren't talking about it," she says. "I felt like, as an actor, I should be able to help out by telling their story.">
With "True Blood" coming to a close after the upcoming final season, Rutina says the ending will be bittersweet. "I'm sad to see it go, but I'd rather see a show go out on a high note."
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Despite the many wild scenes on the HBO series, Rutina says there's one Season 2 scene that sticks ou...Read More »