- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:42 AM EST | Comments
Regina Hall is best known for her role as Brenda Meeks in the "Scary Movie" franchise, but there's one line that makes her cringe looking back. In "Scary Movie 2," Brenda attempts to spice things up in a love scene. She ends up yelling a string of obscenities at her onscreen partner, much to his horror.
That very string of obscenities, she says, is the line that most often gets quoted back to her by fans. Looking back, Regina says the line gave her "a moment of pause." "I thought, 'This is what I'm putting into the minds of the youth today.'"
Now she's starring in a new movie, "The Best Man Holiday," about college friends who reunite 15 years later over the holidays. She was thrilled to film with her "Best Man" co-stars again, but that didn't make one particular scene any less awkward.
"There's a scene I have to shoot with Harold Perrineau where I'm simulating being a 'good wife' in the morning," she says, al...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:42 AM EST | Comments
Every day, Brandon Stanton scours the streets of New York City with his camera, taking photos of strangers. The 29-year-old self-taught photographer is the humble creator of Humans of New York, the wildly popular blog — and now book — that features portraits and stories of people across the city.
Brandon's willingness to approach strangers has led to some pretty amazing moments of openness,...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:35 AM EST | Comments
LeVar Burton's storied career includes playing Kunta Kinte on the miniseries "Roots," working as host and executive producer of "Reading Rainbow," and portraying blind Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," but it was his time on the Enterprise that he calls "seven of the best years of my life."
"We're all enormously good friends," he says of his "Star Trek" co-stars. Now that he's in New York City for a few days, he plans to see some of his old buddies, including Patrick Stewart, whom he affectionately refers to as "Old Baldy."
LeVar is also excited to celebrate the "Reading Rainbow" brand, which turned 30 this year, and the app that he hopes will create a love of reading for the new generation. "We took the television show and reinvented it as a tablet experience for kids," LeVar says. "Television was the technology that we used in the '80s. If you want to reach kids today, you've got to be on a tablet devic...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:34 AM EST | Comments
Just a few months ago, rapper Ja Rule completed a two-year prison sentence for illegal gun possession and failure to pay taxes. Now, he's making his comeback with the new movie "I'm in Love With a Church Girl" and an upcoming album.
Looking back on his time in jail, he says the experience wasn't what he expected. "A lot of guys are in there trying to relax, keep calm, keep cool, and hopefully get home someday," Ja says. "There's not as much craziness that you think might be going on."
While he was incarcerated, Ja earned his GED, and he's says he learned a lot about himself during the two-year stint. "Prison's a dark place," he says. "It's not a place where you want to be. It's a very humbling experience."
Though it was difficult being away from his family, Ja is still happily married to his wife of 12 years. He says the secret to their relationship is to "keep it fresh." "You know, w...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Nov 11, 2013 12:40 PM EST | Comments
After struggling to get hired as a writer, comedian Rob Delaney turned to Twitter to spread the word about just how funny he could be. It worked. Nearly a million followers later, he continues to crack up the online community and has just released his first book, "Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage."
Why is he such a Twitter success? "I enjoy trying to squeeze little stories and jokes and things into 140 characters," he explains. "I like restrictions. I like jail. I like tight underpants. I like things that force things to blast out in other areas."
But the comedian reveals that his most often retweeted tweets aren't funny at all. "A lot of my most popular ones are political ones, which is so silly," he said. His most popular tweet of all time occurred during a gay marriage debate when he wrote, "I love gay people. Or as I sometimes refer to them as: people."
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