- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Apr 16, 2013 2:01 PM EDT | Comments
If you use twitter, there's a good chance you're following today's guest. Kelly Oxford literally tweeted her way to success, 140 characters at a time. The Canadian blogger had been telling stories online for years—stories about her life as stay-at-home mom of three in Edmonton. But when she joined Twitter in 2009, her witty observations started attracting the attention of people in very high places. People like Jimmy Kimmel, Jessica Alba, and the late Roger Ebert started following her. Hollywood came calling, and she ended up selling two TV pilots to the networks, and, more recently, a movie script to Warner Brothers.
These days, Kelly and her family live in LA, where they hang out with Kristen Bell and Mindy Kaling. She has over a half a million followers on Twitter, and this month, she added ‘bestselling author’ to her resume. Her new book of essays “Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar," is flying off the shelves.
To see Kelly’s conversation with Ali about her new book,...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Apr 15, 2013 12:50 PM EDT | Comments
At age 19, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility in Florida in order to capture "the meaning of life" from its elderly residents. What started as a simple, low-budget documentary turned into an international hit, Andrew Jenks, Room 335.
Since then, he’s lived the life of a 96-year-old, an NFL Cheerleader, a rapper and a homeless person--among many others--on his MTV show World of Jenks. He brought Ali a copy of his new book, My Adventures As a Young Filmmaker, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Jenks’ childhood, his early success, and his most meaningful projects.
Ali asked him which of his many experiences affected him the most, emotionally. He told her about one night when he was filming in the nursing home, and the power went out. Many of the senior citizens were frightened and confused. “Some of them had dementia, they didn’t know where they were walking, they were peeing in their bed, they didn’t have proper oxygen,” Jenks remembered. “The next day, I co...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Apr 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT | Comments
Just when you thought it was safe to forget about that wacky horse dance everyone started doing this past July, South Korean YouTube sensation Psy is officially releasing a follow-up to his worldwide hit "Gangnam Style" today. (The song actually leaked online Thursday.) He’ll perform his new song, “Gentleman,” for the first time live in a YouTube broadcast airing early Saturday morning here in the states.
Whether or not the latest track hits the same level of success as Gangnam style, the fact that Psy has signed with Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, shows that there’s an appetite for Korean Pop music here in the states. Actress Anna Kendrick just did a Funny or Die sketch with the K-Pop group f(x).
So Ali asked music journalist Sam Lansky, of idolator.com to explain the phenomenon known as K-Pop.
While Psy is the best known K-Pop singer, Sam explained that he’s more “the court jester” of the genre. “There’s K-Pop that’s more serious, there’s K-Pop ballads, it doesn’t...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Apr 11, 2013 12:02 PM EDT | Comments
The Chew’s Daphne Oz stopped by Daily Shot to talk about her new book, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun.
Daphne has been passionate about food for as long as she can remember, and now her focus is on both quality and nutrition. “I grew up the only fat kid in a crazy health nut family,” said Daphne, whose father is Dr. Mehmet Oz. Her book shows a picture of her heaviest weight, which happened to coincide with her high school prom. She calls that ‘the wake-up call’ that changed her attitude about food.
So she told Ali the five things she keeps in her kitchen that help her make food that’s both easy to prepare and nutritious. “The key is to set yourself up for success by having things in on hand that are going to do most of your work for you.”
First, canned beans are an easy, healthy add to stews, tacos, and stir-fries.
Next, canned jellies and sauces add a quick extra pop of flavor to any dish.
Dried Grains such as quinoa and brown rice are whol...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Apr 10, 2013 11:47 AM EDT | Comments
On today’s episode: Matthew Hussey, a relationship expert on the new NBC show ‘Ready for Love.’ He’s got a new book out called, “Get the Guy,” but he joined Ali to talk about the biggest mistakes people make after they’ve gotten the guy (or girl), and are trying to have an actual relationship.
The first one, Matthew said--in his charming British accent--is competitiveness. “The key to any relationship is the extent to which you see each other as a team.” Couples who compete with each other won’t stay couples for long. Ali insisted that an exception should be made for tennis.
Next on the list is laziness, when people get too comfortable and stop doing the things that attracted their partner in the first place.
Another big relationship destroyer is overanalysis. “A guy will say something and a woman will go back to her friends and say, ‘what did he mean by that?’” Matthew says that men tend to be less detail oriented than women, and therefore women can drive themselves craz...Read More »