- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Nov 21, 2013 5:11 AM EST | Comments
David Blaine has been buried in a coffin and frozen in a block of ice, has lived in a glass box for 44 days, and has held his breath underwater for 17 minutes. Now the illusionist is returning to primetime in his new special, "David Blaine: Real or Magic," wherein he travels around the world and into the homes of celebrities to show off his street magic.
The magician is notorious for being stoic during his tricks, but he says that doesn't mean he isn't experiencing a thrill as well. "Even though I do magic and I'm always very stonefaced, I'm actually vicariously living through people's reactions," he explains. "That's the addiction to what I do."
There was one specific celebrity reaction that David considers the greatest of all. "Harrison Ford, he was the best." David had just finished performing a trick when the actor "kicked me out of his house," he says.
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Nov 21, 2013 4:51 AM EST | Comments
Have you ever heard of breakup season? It's those last few weeks you have to get out of your current relationship before all the holiday celebrations begin. So if you're thinking about calling it quits with your significant other, relationship expert Andrea Syrtash says: Get to it!
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"You don't want to bring them home if you know you don't have a future," Andrea explains. "And then it rolls into holiday parties, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day. It's like a package deal, and you're a real schmuck if you break up with someone over the holidays." So speak now or hold your peace ... at least until after the season.
If you're worried that you might be on the receiving end of an impending breakup, Andrea says, you should pay particular attention to the way your partner is communicating. "If you're usually in touch with you significant other and then suddenly he's always busy, he's not really calling you back, he's making excuses, pay attention to that," she...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Nov 20, 2013 1:13 PM EST | Comments
We’ve all had those winter “What do I wear?” moments. … Colder weather means thick sweaters, lots of layers, and puffy jackets that, well, pretty much make you look like a marshmallow. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine, says that following a few tips can make you look leaner while still keeping warm.
“People end up looking like an Oompa Loompa,” Adam says. When selecting coats, he recommends looking for puffers with vertical seaming and says it’s important to find a coat that’s not too short. “You really want something that’s mid-thigh or to the knee and very streamlined,” he says.
When it comes to choosing your daily dress, Adam says, “you have to start from the inside out,” because the correct bra can make you look 10 pounds thinner. “You have to go for a bra fitting — 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong-size bra,” he says.
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:24 AM EST | Comments
In 2001, Wendy Williams had just given birth to her son when she found out that her husband had been cheating on her. She made a controversial decision — she stayed.
The talk show host explained her thought process in dealing with the issue while she was getting adjusted to motherhood. "You're not going to leave me alone to try to figure this out while I'm trying to get back to work and get myself together," she says. "No, you're going to stay, and we're going to figure this out."
Wendy says one of the biggest challenges was trying not to constantly bring it up. "If you elect to stay, you have to do one of the most mature things a woman can do in her life, and that is, don't crucify him at every turn," she says.
Wendy is also a successful author of the advice book "Ask Wendy" and the creator of a wig line called "Wendy Williams Hair World." Though the host wears wigs out of medical necessity...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Nov 15, 2013 10:37 AM EST | Comments
With credits like ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Stand and Deliver,’ ‘Miami Vice,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Dexter’ and so many others, you might assume Edward James Olmos has few regrets when it comes to his career. But the actor says he looks back on one rejected role and sees a missed opportunity.
“I was given the opportunity to do ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes,’ and I chose not to,” he says. Edward, who is of Mexican descent, was offered the role of the devil. Since he didn’t know the director at the time, he was concerned about what the character might turn into. “We don’t have an opportunity too much to create characters, especially because of our ethnicity,” Edward says. “At that moment in time, our position in life artistically wasn’t set enough to take that.”
Now, Edward is starring in ‘Go for Sisters,’ a film about two estranged childhood friends who reconnect years later when one is assigned as the other’s probation officer. The proba...Read More »