- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, May 30, 2013 11:30 AM EDT | Comments
In this episode: Ali sits down with reality show star Ray J to talk about his hosting gig on Bad Girls All-Star Battle. The Oxygen network show features 14 women from past seasons of Bad Girls competing for $100,000 and the title of "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time.”
And if you don’t know Ray J from that, or For the Love of Ray J on VH1, you’ve still probably heard of him. He’s ‘that guy in the Kim Kardashian sex tape.’
So when he came out with his latest single, feminist anthem I Hit it First, a lot of people naturally assumed it was about Kim Kardashian. But Ray J insists to Ali that he’s singing about ‘a few past relationships.’
“It’s a sensitive subject, so I just kept it neutral,” he says.
Ali asks Ray J, “Are you happy she’s pregnant now?”
“I’m happy for her,” he replies.
“Why put the song out now?” Ali follows up.
“It was on the schedule,” he replies. Ray J says the song was long slated for release around the same time as the premiere of Bad Girls All-Star Battle.
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Kelly Rutherford is perhaps best known for playing Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, but her personal life has more twists and turns than any plot line on her former show.
Since divorcing German businessman Daniel Giersch, Rutherford has been locked in a custody battle for her two children, 5-year-old Hermes and 3-year-old Helena.
Last year, a judge ruled that the children should live with their father. Giersch, due to some visa issues that remain unclear, cannot re-enter the U.S., and lives in France. As a result, the children—American citizens—now live abroad.
“I’m basically fighting to get them home,” Kelly told Ali. “fighting for their rights as U.S. citizens, fighting as a mother.”
Daniel Giersch, through his attorney, Fahi Takesh Hallin released the following statement: “Despite Kelly Rutherford continuing to speak about the parties’ children in the press, Daniel Giersch continues not to comment about the parties’ children, in order to protect the children’s privacy.”
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, May 29, 2013 12:49 PM EDT | Comments
Any struggling actor will tell you that it’s hard to book jobs, so Vito Vincent is grateful to have scored parts on 30 Rock, the Colbert Report, and most recently, on Broadway. Well, his dads are grateful. Vito Vincent is more focused on the treats he gets when he does well.
The orange tabby stopped by the studio with his owners, Michael LeCrichia and Vincent Cammarata, to pull back the curtain on the world of feline performers for Ali.
So what do casting directors look for?
“Calm demeanor is very important,” said Michael, adding that a cat can make “typically 500 dollars for an all day shoot.” The price can vary for print and stage. Vito Vincent was also asked to slim down to increase his chances of getting parts. Michael acts as his trainer, making sure he gets enough exercise to keep his trim frame.
But when a feline starts to get successful, that’s when things can start to get catty.
Recently, Vito Vincent took a critically acclaimed turn on the Broadway stage in “Breakfast at T...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, May 28, 2013 12:39 PM EDT | Comments
In September of 2010, Carmen Gentile was a journalist embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan, reporting from Kunar Province. As he pointed his video camera at two young local men on the side of the road, a guy popped out of a stone hut 50 yards away and pointed an RPG at him. And fired.
Carmen got hit in the right side of the face, and a company lieutenant got hit in the arm by the rocket’s ricochet. Miraculously, both were still alive. As medics loaded Carmen into a helicopter, one assured him that he still had his baby blues. “I thought that was really nice of him, for a rough and tumble guy.”
Now, nearly three years later, he’s back on the job, “because I think it’s important that people understand these stories and see what men and women everywhere are going through. I knew it was dangerous, but I think it’s worth it.”
He says that what got him through the ordeal wasn’t just guts or a sense of purpose, but his sense of humor. "It's the lighter side of getting shot in the face...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, May 24, 2013 12:59 PM EDT | Comments
In this episode: Giuliana Rancic stops by to chat with Ali about life with her husband, Bill Rancic, and their 8-month old baby boy, Duke. Giuliana, who struggled with infertility, is now fully enjoying parenthood. However, she acknowledges that her husband is more of a natural.
“Bill is such an incredible father, and just seeing him day in, day out with Duke, I could even say that he might be a better parent than I am,” she says. “Now will Bill always be better? Not necessarily.”
Ali asked about the comment Giuliana made earlier this year that she puts her marriage first and her child second. “Children thrive in a household where the parents’ relationship is strong. The child feels safe. And the child feeling safe allows them to be creative and be courageous and confident.”
So how do they keep their relationship strong with busy careers and an 8-month-old? “We check in,” says Giuliana, explaining that they make time during the day to let each other know what’s going right and what...Read More »