- 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.”
WATCH: Giuliana Rancic on surrogacy
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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.”
WATCH: Dr Besser: Don’t Wash Your Chicken!
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.
WATCH: Tweak Your Coffee Routine
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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 »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Jun 14, 2013 12:06 PM EDT | Comments
How many times have you watched a steamy sex scene on TV and thought, “How awkward was that to make?”
Well, Betty Gilpin who plays Dr. Carrie Roman, the very single, sexually-charged first-year resident on Nurse Jackie, says those sex scenes are so awkward. “My spirit leaves my body and watches from the ceiling and makes fun of me.”
Her character is lucky enough to sleep with Dr. Cooper, played by the oh-so-adorable Peter Facinelli. Betty says, “He couldn’t have been sweeter and more respectful.”
That being said, Betty still had to strip down on set with the cast and crew watching. We know you’re wondering, “was there anything between them?” Just sticker underwear shaped like a martini glass and a single sock on Peter.
Betty was concerned about how her boyfriend’s parents, who are in the medical field, would react to the steamy scenes and her portrayal of a doctor who sleeps her way to the “middle.” “Oh no, that happens all the time!” They said. Betty was surprised to learn that “a...Read More »