- 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 »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Aug 7, 2013 11:18 AM EDT | Comments
Nolan Gerard Funk is fluent in French and German, used to be a gymnast, and was listed as one of the “35 most Boneable Guys” online. But not only is he smart and flexible, he’s also a talented actor.
In addition to singing his heart out on Glee and joining the cast of MTV’s 3rd season of Awkward, Nolan stars opposite Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons, as Ryan, a struggling actor who complicates Lohan’s life. “My character’s having an affair with Lindsay, and it’s sort of this morbid Romeo and Juliet storyline,” he says.
His growing celebrity status has warranted some peculiar fan mail. “There’s one where they turn my face into a cat, and there’s one Photoshop my head on the body of a dinosaur,” he says. Luckily, he brought along the strangely hilarious pics.
WATCH: Celebrity Man Crushes
To find out Nolan whisper sweet French nothings to Ali and find out if his favorite on-screen romance was Jennifer Lawrence or Lindsay Lohan, check out to...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:18 AM EDT | Comments
August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day, and cosmetic dentist Tom Connelly, DDS, stopped by the Daily Shot studios to clear up some bad breath rumors and give his best tips for staying fresh.
While people are quick to blame certain foods for bad breath, Dr. Tom says it may have more to do with stress and anxiety. “Those stress hormones are increased, your salivary production is decreased and bacteria thrive,” he says. “Those bacteria produce those smelly gases and sulfur compounds. That’s bad breath.”
But if you’ve ever tried to check your breath by cupping a hand over your mouth, forget it. You can’t smell your own breath. “Your brain filters it out,” Dr. Tom says. “It’s not information you need to know.”
So what’s the one thing people can do to improve their breath? Tongue scraping. “I can’t tell you how many of my patients have never cleaned their tongue” likening the lack of cleaning to someone who doesn’t clean a shag rug. Taste buds “tr...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Aug 5, 2013 10:58 AM EDT | Comments
Ira Glass just celebrated the 500th episode of the award-winning public radio show This American Life. Over the course of its 18 years in production, the program has proven to be a true labor of love. “It take 3 or 4 months to do one episode,” he says. “Each one’s like an independent movie but without the pictures.”
Ira says the time-tested elements of solid storytelling are the keys to the program’s success. “We’re doing a very old-fashioned thing,” he explains. “We’re doing very old-fashioned stories where there are characters you relate to.”
Relatability is essential, and that’s why he won’t produce one particular story he’s been pitched. “Twice we’ve been pitched the idea of a story of pedophilia from the pedophile’s point of view,” he says. “When you’re doing stories like we do, you want them to have emotion. So it’s a story problem of ‘who do I relate to in this story?’ It gave us such creeps that none of us has ever wante...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:55 AM EDT | Comments
Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are already getting rave reviews for their starring roles in The Spectacular Now, a film about two complex high school seniors who are drawn to each other despite running in different circles. But while prepping for the roles, the two had to think hard about how they wanted to come across.
“I wanted to work out because it was going to be my first sex scene,” Miles says. “I wanted to get some abs, abs are really cool.” But Shailene, who doesn’t wear any makeup in the film, thought it wouldn’t be right for his character.
“It was both of our first on-screen love-making experiences,” Shailene says of the young actors’ intimate scene. “It was a very safe environment.”
“Pineapple was the safe word,” Miles joked.
Kidding aside, both young stars are mindful of the way they’re portrayed on and off screen. “I hate when I see young adult movies when people look like fake little plastic Barbie dolls.” Shailene says. “It’...Read More »