What do cookies have to do with true love? Lisa G from the Howard Stern Show explains in her new book, “Sex, Lies, and Cookies,” and she stopped by to chat about it with Ali. More importantly, she brought baked goods.
“Every chapter has a recipe that reflects the craziness that was going on in my life,” Lisa said. There are 25 recipes in the book, including ‘Lisa Goes Nuts Brownies’ and ‘Linzer Broken-Heart Cookies.’
“Magicians have smoke and mirrors. I used sex and cookies to masquerade what I was all about,” she explained.
The cookies Lisa made to win a man’s heart were the ‘How-To-Get-A-Man Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Squares.’ And she swears they worked.
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However, the lesson it took her many years—and many recipes—to learn, was to stop and think whether the guy was even worth baking for.
“Let him take you out on nice dates and let him win your affection. THEN bake him cookies.”
“So if Howard Stern were a cookie,” Ali asked, “what...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jun 19, 2013 10:37 AM EDT | Comments
Charlie McDowell had just been dumped, and was heartbroken. In fact, he was lying on his floor, sobbing, when he heard a voice from above. It was his neighbors—two girls—having a really loud conversation. He was so busy being annoyed, that it actually distracted him from his heartbreak.
The distraction proved helpful. And that was the beginning of Charlie’s relationship with his upstairs neighbors, whom, he says, he had no choice but to listen to. They were just that loud, and the ceiling was just that thin. At first, to deal with the annoyance factor, he just started tweeting some of their more fascinating statements. And eventually, he was inspired him to write an entire book called, “Dear Girls Above Me.”
Charlie grew up with a lot of sisters, so he thought he understood women pretty well. But the more he listened, the more he learned. Particularly about dating. “Being smart is more interesting” he says, “and that’s what I look for in a girl, in...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Jun 18, 2013 11:45 AM EDT | Comments
Actress Nia Vardalos had major box office success with her 2002 movie, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” But off-screen, she was having absolutely no success at becoming a parent. After years of miscarriages and failed in vitro fertilization treatments, Nia and her husband, actor Ian Gomez, decided to adopt through the U.S. Foster Care system. Her new book, “Instant Mom,” is about how she got the call one night that they had been matched with a little girl, then had only fourteen hours to get ready.
Nia tells Ali that Ilaria, now eight, is a happy and talkative child. But the beginning was a little rough. While Nia and her husband had met the little girl during an evaluation phase, there was an adjustment period. “I don’t want to sugar coat adoption,” Nia says. “She punched and kicked and screamed and was mad and wouldn’t eat and wouldn’t sleep.” But after a couple of weeks, Nia said, “she just blossomed.”
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Jun 18, 2013 10:51 AM EDT | Comments
What health issues are you most sheepish about discussing with your doctor? ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser, author of “Tell Me The Truth, Doctor,” returns to Daily Shot to talk about what you shouldn’t ignore when it comes to snoring, sleeping, and sex.
Ali says the majority of her friends are about to file for divorce because of their husbands’ snoring. Dr. Besser explained that snoring increases with age, but it’s not something you should just ignore. “Snoring can be a sign of obstruction,” he says. “Pauses in breathing—that can be really bad for the heart.”
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Another sleep interruption to pay attention to: increased bathroom trips at night. “If normally you sleep through the night, there’s been no real change in your life, but now you’re getting up to pee once or twice a night, it can be a urinary tract infection,” Dr. Besser says, or even something more serious, such as diabetes or a blood pressure issue.
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 12:23 PM EDT | Comments
As a correspondent for OMG! Insider, Michael Yo is used to keeping up with celebrity news, but he may have another thing coming when Ali quizzes him on current events.
When Michael came to NYC to do a show at the famous comedy club Caroline’s, he stopped by Daily Shot to play a round of “WTF?” (What the ‘Florida,’ that is.) The Sunshine State may be famous for its beautiful beaches and retirement community, but it’s also a hotbed of crazy news stories. Florida’s more absurd crime trends are celebrated in the popular Twitter accounts "Florida Man" (@_FloridaMan) and "Florida Woman,"(@_Flor1daWoman) which post headlines reporting the latest wacky Floridian antics.
Inspired by Florida Man and Florida Woman, Ali reads some strange news stories and asks Michael, "real or fake?"
Did a Florida woman really get arrested for stealing beef jerky from a Walmart? Michael thinks it's possible. "Everyone wants to steal something," he says. "And b...Read More »