- 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 »
- 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 »