At New York City’s Dominique Ansel Bakery, hundreds of people line up in the wee hours of the morning to try to get their hands on a Cronut. At the Daily Shot studios, we welcomed the chef by making him wait in an absurdly long reception line, and our hidden cameras caught it all.
The charming Frenchman took it quite well when Ali revealed the prank. “It’s okay, I was excited to see you.” Cue Ali’s swoon.
So how does the acclaimed pastry chef feel about being known as the Cronut guy? “We’re so much more than a Cronut,” he says. “I do new things all the time.”
One of those new things is the bakery’s frozen s’more, a homemade marshmallow, wrapped around vanilla custard and chocolate wafers, placed on a smoked branch and torched to order. “The fun part is that the outside is going to be slightly warm, and the inside going to be frozen, so it plays with the texture and the temperature as well,” the chef says about his latest innovative...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:41 AM EDT | Comments
Andrew Jenks may be a smart and successful young filmmaker, but he still has trouble dating in New York City as a twenty-something. “How do you meet someone in NYC in some sort of normal environment outside of some random bar?” He asks. “It’s just surprising how hard it is in the city because there’s what – 7 million people or something? I don’t even know the people who live on my floor in my building.”
His dating woes inspired his new project “It’s About A Girl,” a web series that follows the experience of looking for love in your twenties. “This is a passion project of mine,” he says. “The series follow the same guy going down two different paths.” One path being a confident guy who’s able to approach a woman, go on a great date, and build a relationship, and the other being the reality – “his struggles with a variety of women who he just can’t connect with.”
The documentarian is also involved with another passion: inspiring young filmmakers. H...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:32 AM EDT | Comments
It's hard enough being an actor on True Blood. Sometimes you have to wear fangs, sometimes you have to walk around naked, and most times, you're covered in fake blood. But if you mess up your lines or hold up production in some way: prepare to be punished.
Carrie Preston, who plays the saucy redheaded waitress Arlene on the hit HBO show, revealed the cast's bizarre behind-the-scenes ritual: the Toad of Shame.
At work one day, someone found a dead toad on the set. “It was flattened,” she says. “They had it laminated, and now whenever someone does something where they screw up or hold up the set or do something they have to wear it around their neck all day long.”
Carrie also shared a behind-the-scenes secret from True Blood, explaining something called “sock fittings.” But think again if you’re assuming it’s meant to keep actors’ feet warm. “There are lots of naked boys on True Blood,” she says. “They can’t do the full monty. W...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:30 AM EDT | Comments
Carly Rose Sonenclar won the hearts of viewers last season as the little girl with the big voice on X-Factor. One year later, she’s still making waves as a teen singing sensation.
“It’s hard to tell when you’re in that bubble what’s actually going on outside,” she says of her time on X-Factor. Now that she’s not competing, she’s focusing her efforts on a debut album and her first-ever set of concerts.
Carly Rose is looking forward to her upcoming NYC concert August 10th at the Best Buy Theater, and this particular show is close to her heart. It benefits the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a organization that aims to improve the lives of sick children around the world. A limited amount of tickets are still available.
She’s also in the studio working on her debut album, but think again if you’re expecting manufactured pop songs written by other people. Carly Rose is writing a bulk of the songs herself, and plans on staying true to hers...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:23 AM EDT | Comments
Sal Vulcano and Brian “Q” Quinn are two of the four guys who get paid to prank people for a living as part of the cast of Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers.
The real-life best friends met during their freshman year of high school, when they would make each other laugh by playing “nose people,” a game where one of them put his nose on the teacher’s behind as she walked by. “The goal is to put your nose on someone for as long as you can without them noticing,” Sal explains. “That got us all a-laughin’,” Q added.
But, as you'll see in the clip, the buddies don't agree on everything, and aren't shy about confronting one another—a brief , hot-headed disagreement nearly derailed the entire interview. (To see how Ali got things back on track, watch today's episode.)
WATCH: Man Talk Decoded
Despite making people feel uncomfortable as a profession, the jokers do have one stunt they regretted. They tried to baby talk to adults, and they practiced by talk...Read More »