- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:07 AM EST | Comments
You know Julie Benz from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Jawbreaker," "Saw V," "Dexter," "Desperate Housewives," and "Defiance." But out of her many credits, there was one role that stood out.
"The role that I really loved was Robin on 'Desperate Housewives,'" Julie says of the role she took on right after "Dexter." She was thrilled to work with the women she had "admired for so long" and loved the eccentric role she had a chance to play. "My character was very quirky and fun," Julie says. "She was a stripper… a lesbian stripper."
Throughout her four seasons on "Dexter," Julie played Dexter's significant other. Over the course of her time on the show, she says one scene —which she didn't know about in advance — was the most memorable. "My favorite scene on the show is when Dexter proposes to Rita," Julie says. "As soon as we started to rehearse and Michael started saying his dialogue, it was that magic moment that all actors hope for, and...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:26 AM EST | Comments
Over 50 percent of people never discuss concerns about gas and bloating with their doctors, but Dr. Roshini Raj says patients should put their self-consciousness aside for the sake of their health. "They're embarrassed," she says, insisting that people should be upfront with symptoms "because it can be a sign of an underlying GI disorder that's potentially more serious," like celiac or Crohn's disease.
If you're concerned about gas, Raj recommends staying away from larger amounts of lentils, beans, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. "They're great for you, but certain people get more gassy with them," she says. "Introduce them slowly to your diet, and you will get more used to it."
There are also a few more unexpected behaviors that can cause blowing, like chewing gum. "A lot of people don't realize that when you're chewing gum, you swallow air," Raj says. "And that then goes into your intestine and can cause a lot of gas." Another habit to av...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Nov 21, 2013 6:48 AM EST | Comments
Mark Consuelos doesn't mind being known as a strict dad. The actor and father of three is set in his ways when it comes to his approach to parenting. "I love my kids. I'm not their friend," he says. "I'm there to make sure of three things: They stay out of rehab, the morgue, and jail."
How does he make sure? "My default answer to anything my kids ask is no," he says, and he also doesn't shy away from punishing bad behavior by taking away phones and iPads. "Punishment is also a lecture," he says. "The eyes glaze over and I go into my speeches."
After 17 years of marriage to Kelly Ripa, Mark says the couple still keeps the spark alive in their relationship. "I'm really hot for her," he says. "She does it for me in a major way. She's extremely also patient and tolerant." Mark also explains that keeping the focus on family helps the couple to have perspective. "Three kids will make any problem you think you're...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:11 AM EST | Comments
David Blaine has been buried in a coffin and frozen in a block of ice, has lived in a glass box for 44 days, and has held his breath underwater for 17 minutes. Now the illusionist is returning to primetime in his new special, "David Blaine: Real or Magic," wherein he travels around the world and into the homes of celebrities to show off his street magic.
The magician is notorious for being stoic during his tricks, but he says that doesn't mean he isn't experiencing a thrill as well. "Even though I do magic and I'm always very stonefaced, I'm actually vicariously living through people's reactions," he explains. "That's the addiction to what I do."
There was one specific celebrity reaction that David considers the greatest of all. "Harrison Ford, he was the best." David had just finished performing a trick when the actor "kicked me out of his house," he says.
You might think there's nothing that David i...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Nov 21, 2013 4:51 AM EST | Comments
Have you ever heard of breakup season? It's those last few weeks you have to get out of your current relationship before all the holiday celebrations begin. So if you're thinking about calling it quits with your significant other, relationship expert Andrea Syrtash says: Get to it!
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"You don't want to bring them home if you know you don't have a future," Andrea explains. "And then it rolls into holiday parties, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day. It's like a package deal, and you're a real schmuck if you break up with someone over the holidays." So speak now or hold your peace ... at least until after the season.
If you're worried that you might be on the receiving end of an impending breakup, Andrea says, you should pay particular attention to the way your partner is communicating. "If you're usually in touch with you significant other and then suddenly he's always busy, he's not really calling you back, he's making excuses, pay attention to that," she...Read More »