- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 12:02 PM EDT | Comments
Billy Porter may have just won Broadway’s biggest honor, but not much has changed since his Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He’s still singing his heart out eight times a week – in 6-inch heels – as Kinky Boots’ loveable drag queen, Lola.
How does he manage his size12 women’s pumps? He says it’s all about energy. “The energy has to be down in the ground so you’re grounded at the same time your body pulls up,” he says. “There’s a regalness to it and it’s empowering. You can’t walk in heels hunched over!”
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Although Lola may be Billy’s perfect role, it took him a while to get there.
“I came to NYC and I had a very specific thing that I could do,” he says about his Gospel-singing background. “That just wasn’t happening, and if I wanted it to happen, I had to take the reins.”
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Billy took a long break from performing, and took to writing and directing to develop the stories and characters that he wasn’t seeing.
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:34 PM EDT | Comments
Arden Leigh knows how to seduce. As a former dominatrix and the founder of Sirens, a women’s seduction coaching company, Arden has gathered her best tricks of the trade into her book “The New Rules of Attraction” to teach women how they can become the ultimate pickup artist.
“A pickup artist is anyone who goes after what they want in life,” she says. “Originally that meant sexual relationships, but I think these days, it’s expanded to mean friendships, business relationships and lifestyle in general.”
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“It’s all about giving women a set of tools to use so when they do meet someone, they have confidence,” she says. “In a way, it’s like learning to drive.”
Arden offered three seduction techniques:
1. Define your personal brand. “Understand that your identity is yours to shape,” she says. “It’s up to you to give yourself permission to live your life as who you are, passionately."
2. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. “Go out there, practice, and learn what w...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 11:39 AM EDT | Comments
Hollywood doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to everlasting love, but there’s always hope that our favorite celebrity unions will make it over the long haul. Supermodel Paulina Porizkova stopped by the studio to share what makes her marriage to The Cars’ lead singer Ric Ocasek so strong.
“I was 19 when I met him,” she says. “I’ve spend most of my life being married… it will be 29 years next week!”
So what are her secrets to longevity? Number one is pretty obvious, “find the right person to do it with,” something Ali almost got wrong. “I’ll tell you something personal,” Ali confessed. “I was once going to get married before I married my husband, and Paulina talked me out of it because she knew he wasn’t the right person.”
Couples also have to be willing to put in the effort. “Having your husband or wife be your priority is work,” she says, and most celebrity unions are so short because “famous people are narcissists. It’s all ab...Read More »
There are more than 80 TV series premiering as part of this summer’s lineup, but there’s no need to be overwhelmed! Nikki Boyer, host of Daytime in No Time, stopped by the studio to dish on summer’s cant-miss shows and save everyone from too much channel surfing.
What should you watch if it’s a rainy day and you don’t feel like getting out of bed? Under the Dome on CBS, a sci-fi series about a town cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious barrier. “It’s putting a microscope on what we would do as a society if this really happened,” Nikki says.
If you want a little drama? Camp on NBC. “It may be about camp, but it’s not super kid-friendly!” Nikki says about the dramedy that follows a recently-divorced camp director looking for a fresh start.
Need a good laugh? The Goodwin Games on Fox follows estranged brothers and sisters trying to get to their father’s $25 million dollars after his death. “The trick here is that they all have to...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 9:11 AM EDT | Comments
With the dog days of summer in full force, both you and your favorite furry friend are sure to spend more time outdoors in the sunshine. But with the warmer weather comes a new set of hazards for your pets. Heartworms, fleas and ticks are also out of hibernation, waiting to make themselves cozy on your pet.
As pets spend more time outside, they are at increased risk of a flea infestation that can lead to anemia, allergic skin disease, tapeworms, and other more serious diseases. Ticks can also cause their own set of problems, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia, and local painful reactions to the tick bite itself.
So how can you keep your pet happy and healthy? Work with your vet. “Your vet is the second most important person in your pet’s life,” Wendy says. The market is crowded with products for pets, and only you and your vet can determine what products and medications are safe for your pet.
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