- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Apr 30, 2013 10:31 AM EDT | Comments
When Sherri was diagnosed with diabetes, she weighed 197 lbs and had to take three different medications. This was right before she started working as a co-host on The View. Now almost five years later, she’s dropped about 40 pounds, and is completely off medication, managing the disease with diet and exercise.
Along the way, Sherri learned some valuable lessons about diet an exercise that, she says, can help anyone. It’s all in her new book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It).
Sherri’s number one tip for anyone who’d trying to start a healthy lifestyle? “You have to be forgiving of yourself and you have to be your best friend and build yourself up.”
And as for exercise, which Ali hates, Sherri says, “you don’t even have to go to a gym. You can turn on the music for 30 minutes and dance with your kid.”Ali and Sherri discussed some of the other celebrity diet advice out there. Ali brought up Gwyneth Paltrow, who says, “I like to do fasts and det...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:30 AM EDT | Comments
Food Network Star Sandra Lee stopped by Daily Shot to chat about her 25th cookbook, Every Dish Delivers, and her efforts to fight childhood hunger by throwing the world’s largest bake sale. It’s the second time she’s throwing the event, and 100% of the proceeds go to the No Kid Hungry campaign.
While the massive event takes place this Wednesday in New York City, Sandra says it’s part of a year-long plan to throw bake sales all over the country to raise awareness of the more than 16 million children struggling with hunger nationwide.
Sandra told Ali that her dedication to this particular cause stems from a childhood spent on welfare and food stamps. “I was one of those kids who was standing in line…like, ‘I’m nobody, I got food stamps,’ and I felt so awful and embarrassed.”
Now, celebs such as Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Wendy Williams, and Ty Pennington are joining her in her annual fundraiser, which she hopes will inspire others to throw bake sales of their own.
As for Sandra’s...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Sun, Apr 28, 2013 12:24 PM EDT | Comments
Are you tired? Probably. Roughly one-third of working Americans are sleep deprived, according to a CDC report. But there are some important tweaks you should make in your sleep habits and coffee consumption that can help. Jihan Thompson, Health Editor at O, The Oprah Magazine stopped by Daily Shot to share a few of them.
First, look at the big picture. Work drama, relationships, financial anxiety all cause stress, and stress disrupts sleep. “Being chronically stressed is eventually going to wear you out,” says Jihan. “Get out and do something you enjoy, and that’s going to bring your anxiety levels down, and that means when you get in bed, you’re going to be able to sleep far more soundly.”
When people find themselves awake in the middle of the night, they tend to toss and turn and wait for sleep to come. Instead, “try a memory game, or a math equation, or counting back from 300 by threes,” Jihan suggests. When you’re doing basic math you cant think of anything else...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:12 PM EDT | Comments
On a recent visit, the wonderful Mr. Tim Gunn stopped by to talk with Ali about fashion mistakes. (It's a topic he RARELY addresses, choosing to focus on the positive as much as possible.)
That said, talk turned to the White House Correspondents dinner, which Ali attends most every year. Tim called it, "The worst [dressed] big event I've ever been to in my life." In honor of this year's White House Correspondent's dinner, happening Saturday night, we give you this delicious conversational nugget which previously ended up on the cutting room floor. To hear what Ali and Tim have to say about "bad taffeta," and "antebellum gowns with hoop skirts," please check out the video!...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:28 AM EDT | Comments
Anna Chlumsky stopped by to talk about playing Amy Brookheimer, the Vice President’s Chief of Staff on the HBO series VEEP.
Anna says that she actually got a lot of pointers on the job from Barbara Boxer’s Chief of Staff. Ali, who grew up in DC, said Anna’s portrayal of the character is spot-on, “Constantly on the blackberry, a little frenetic, and your life is gone.”
Ali also asked about Anna’s background as a child actor, and while you may think “My Girl” was her first role, she actually scored her first job—a modeling gig--at ten months old. In the years after her hit movie, she went to college and then tried some non-acting gigs. She worked in an entry-level job for Zagat guides, which, “was really a step above telemarketing,” and then worked as an editorial assistant in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy division of Harper Collins, where she says she developed her geeky side. “Reading about princesses and mages…the wizardly cover art, it’s pretty fun for a 9-5 job."
Ali also asked six-month pr...Read More »