- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Mar 3, 2014 10:24 AM EST | Comments
As the most recognizable drag queen in the entertainment industry, RuPaul is all about encouraging others to embrace their differences. His wildly popular TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race" has already been renewed for a seventh season, and behind the spirited reality competition is a message of hope and inspiration. "These are little boys who were cast off and made fun of and prevailed irregardless of what anyone else had to say...
"Drag has always been about telling society to not take itself too seriously," he says, and with that lightheartedness comes a whole new vocabulary, or "vodragulary," of phrases.
What's the most fabulous way to say goodbye? "Sorry 'bout it!" with a dramatic head toss for flair.
What does it mean to "beat your face"? "That is putting on your makeup," he says. "You have contoured and shaded to the point where you are a completely different person."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Feb 28, 2014 11:29 AM EST | Comments
As a "Saturday Night Live" cast member since 2008, Bobby Moynihan cracks up crowds every weekend on stage. But the comedian says it's not as easy as it looks. For his first few years on the legendary comedy show, Moynihan was constantly worried about proving himself. "It's like auditioning for a show that you're already on every week," he says.
Even when cast members get sick, the show must always go on. "The last time I did Chris Christie, I had, like, 101 fever. It was the sickest I've ever been for a live show," Moynihan recalls. "You can see me sweating. I don't show up for the rest of the show because I passed out!"
But the perks make it all worth it, he says. Moynihan 's version of New Jersey's notorious governor caught the attention of Christie, himself, who surprised Moynihan with his reaction to the spoof. "He got my parents’ address somehow and sent a very, very nice letter to my mom and dad."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:27 AM EST | Comments
Have you ever wondered if your cat actually likes you? Or if it's secretly trying to kill you? John Bradshaw is an anthrozoologist and author of the book "Cat Sense," and he stopped by the "Daily Shot" studio to help us understand our feline friends just a little better.
What's the number-one thing that humans don't understand about their cats? They don't automatically get along with other cats. "They are animals whose main security comes from having a place to live," John explains. So no need to worry that your cat is lonely without another of its kind.
Can cats feel emotion? Yes, but only gut feelings like affection, anger, or anxiety. Cats can't feel complex emotions that are exclusive to humans, like embarrassment. "They don't have the ability to think about what they ought to be doing," John says. "They just do stuff. They live in the moment."
So are cats smarter than dogs? The answer is no. Dogs are "smarter in the sen...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Feb 26, 2014 10:20 AM EST | Comments
As the founder of AKT in Motion, celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser has worked with Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shakira, and Naomi Watts. But her fitness outlook goes far beyond celebrities toning their abs. "It's not necessarily the people who are touting fitness, it's the ones who make it part of their life," Anna says. "Everybody has a different body. You just want to be your best self in your body."
What's the biggest exercise trend that gets serious results? "Interval training," she says, short bursts of cardio mixed in with strength and flexibility poses. "It's the most efficient, effective way to work out because you keep your heart rate up, but you also get the strength at the same time. "
Anna discourages traditional stretching before a workout, saying it's important to stay moving while warming up. "Before stamina or endurance-based exercise, you should have active dynamic stretching," she explains, "not static when you just sit there...Read More »
As the senior news editor of InTouch Weekly magazine and host of VH1’s “The Gossip Table,” Noah Levy knows what’s happening in Hollywood. Since it’s always puzzling when celebrities come together to form odd romantic pairs, we invited the gossip maven to the "Daily Shot" studio to give his two cents.
Has Miley Cyrus really been gallivanting with Oscar nominee Jared Leto? “Nothing in Hollywood is organic other than the food,” Noah says. “This is something that was probably set up by Miley Cyrus’s team. Jared’s on his way to an Oscar - he doesn’t need Miley!”
Noah also reflected back on some of Tinsel Town’s past celebrity mismatches.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez: “Everyone really hated on the Bennifer couple. Ben Affleck actually said Jennifer was the one who got the most hate,” from people who thought she was dominating his life, his career and trying to change his personality and image.
Colin Farrell a...Read More »