- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 11:05 AM EDT | Comments
Over the course of her long career, Holland Taylor has played her share of complex, dynamic, and saucy women, but her most recent project was at true labor of love. She created, wrote, and starred in Ann, the Broadway show based on the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards.
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“When Ann Richards died at just 73, I didn’t know her, but it had a big impact.” Four months after her death, Holland was driving to work at Two and a Half Men when the idea for the show came to her. “I had to pull over and the five principals of this play came to me in 15 minutes flat.”
While Holland tends to play women with big personalities, fans might not know the actress actively stays away from “too sweet” roles. “I don’t think it’s very real,” she says. “Sometimes you see scripts when there’s a mother who’s just a cliché warm, sweet mother. Well, I don’t know any of them, so I would not know how to do that.”
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:21 AM EDT | Comments
As the executive producer and judge of Fox’s hit competition, So You Think You Can Dance Nigel Lythgoe sees world-class performances from nearly every style of dance. But, there are a few that still slightly catch him off-guard.
Ali asked Nigel about her new favorite style of dance, twerking. “There aren’t any ground rules set down yet,” he says about the new booty-bouncing dance craze. “Maybe I should study it?”
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Nigel’s already embraced some other unique moves: prancercising. He appeared in a Funny or Die video aptly titled, So You Think You Can Prance wearing a pink sweater and revealing white tights. But we won’t be seeing the style on the show anytime soon. It’s just too easy. “There isn’t much to prancercising, in truth,” he says.
What viewers will see is better and better talent from all walks of life. Nigel is committed to giving children the chance to pursue their dance dreams, especially those who might not have the resources to do so. He’s looking f...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 1:31 PM EDT | Comments
Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? If you’re sticking to the “rules,” you just might be. Andrea Syrtash and Jeff Wilser are the authors of “It’s Okay to Sleep with Him on the First Date and Every Other Rule of Dating, Debunked,” and they say avoiding the people who are usually “off-limits” might actually hurt your dating life.
“Couples have broken all of these rules, so we want to shine light on the fact that it happens and sometimes it’s the best decision you can make,” Andrea says. “If you have a connection with someone and you don’t usually feel this way, pursue it.”
Conventional wisdom may say to never date a co-worker, but the truth is 38% of the working world has dated someone in his or her office. Jeff says if you do it carefully, it can be worth the risk. “It’s less about not dating somebody at work, but rather how to do it well and not fall into bad traps.”
The authors also warn against dismissing a long-distance romance...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 11:56 AM EDT | Comments
You know Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons as the host and head critic of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, where they put some of the world’s best chefs to the test with boundary-pushing challenges every week. All that taste testing might seem like an easy gig, but the pair stopped by Daily Shot to prove they can still think on their feet.
Ali turned the tables on the stars to see what they would make with some slightly crazy ingredient pairs. First up, anchovies and beef jerky. “I would do a Thai dried beef salad with an anchovy dressing, chilies, fried shallots, and some other vegetables,” Gail says.
What about ghost chilies and pistachios? “You could make a nice compound butter,” Curtis says. “Soften the butter to room temperature, add just a tiny bit of ghost chili, pistachio nuts throughout, maybe some cilantro, and serve a slice of that over some beautiful fish or vegetables.”
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Everyone wants to look younger, but did you ever think you could use yoga to make your wrinkles disappear? For Annelise Hagen, a yoga instructor and the author of “The Yoga Face,” the journey was something personal.
“When I hit a certain point in my life, my face started to fall,” she says. “I couldn’t believe it, and I thought ‘why not use yoga to lift my face the way it lifted my butt and my arms and everything else?’”
She designed a program using exercise principles to help lift and tone the muscles in the face, and before long, she was selling out every class. Now, she’s releasing a DVD to expose people all over the country to the latest techniques.
Annelise’s favorite move is the “lion’s face,” which stretches all of the muscles in the face and increases oxygen flow. Though it looks slightly terrifying, she says the animalistic pose also helps to relieve stress.
Want to get rid of rings around the eyes? Try the “surprise me,” a wide-eyed f...Read More »