If you are a gay man, or just a person who loves them, you’ve heard of Grindr, the most popular dating app out there. Some people might argue about the use of the word ‘dating,’ but no one can argue its success. In the four years it’s been around, it’s garnered more than six million users, 2.5 million of them in the last twelve months alone.
Now, Ali may be a married straight woman, but she was dying to have a frank conversation about Grindr with someone who had used it. Like a lot of straight people out there, she was curious about the casual nature of a Grindr hookup, where guys basically choose a potential hookup from a list of nearby users on their phone.
Sex educator Lucas Brooks offered to come in and break it down for her: how the app works, how the hookups are negotiated, and what happens when you meet up with a guy and he’s, like, fugz.
For another example of Ali’s willingness to ask the questions everyone else is too shy to ask…check out the video. To see more o...Read More »
In today’s episode, Ali continues her efforts to be the coolest mom in the world by learning to beatbox. Her instructor in this endeavor is Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, comic, musician, and professional beatboxer from The Electric Company and the hip hop comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme.
Chris started out by teaching a few basic noises from a beatboxer’s repertoire, including the Electric Shock, the Bird, and the Spaceship. Ali also requested some pointers on making the best possible fart noise. (It’s an important life skill, people.)
Raspberries out of the way, the lesson began in earnest. Apparently beatboxing comes down to using two words: ‘boots’ and ‘cuts.’ If you say them over and over, eliminating the consonants, you’ve got the basics. Add in a few of the basic noises listed above, and you’re on your way to being a hip hop star.
To hear Ali and Chris’ full jam session (and maybe learn a few tricks, yourself) check out the video. Also, you can see more of Chris’s per...Read More »
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Andre Holland of NBC’s 1600 Penn, and the new movie ’42,’ is a hot guy. He says he’s never considered himself to be particularly hot, but the following information proves that he is:
1. He is attractive.
2. He speaks a little French.
3. He was born on December 28, and shares a birthday with Denzel Washington. (another hot guy)
4. He was shy as a kid, and looks ever so adorable when he discloses that information.
5. Just listen to the man’s voice.
But Andre didn’t just stop by Daily Shot to talk about being hot. He just wrapped the first season of 1600 Penn, in which he played White House Press Secretary Marshall Malloy. He’s also promoting the Jackie Robinson biopic “42,’ which comes out on April 12. He plays Wendell Smith, a sportswriter who influenced the decision to bring Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American player in Major League Baseball. “It’s the best role I’ve done to date, “ he said, “the most special thing I’ve done.”
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- It’s very possible that one of your favorite outfits isn’t doing you any favors. Tim Gunn tells Ali that there are a handful of popular clothing items that can make you look five pounds heavier than you actually are.
Tim’s number one crime against fashion is the Capri Pant. “It’s the pant that cuts you off right at the widest part of your calf!” he says. “It makes you look visually shorter, unless you’re long and lean and have a great figure.”
And don’t get him started on the Capri Pant’s cousin, the Cargo Capri. Because when you add pockets to capris, “you’re not only shorter, you’re wider!”
Next on Tim’s no-no list: Floral prints. While they are very on-trend this season, Tim warns that you should weigh your options carefully. If you’re a petite size, or on the other hand, if you’re larger than a size 12, “it’s very dicey, because they’ll overwhelm you.”
Another problem look? Skirts with hems that fall between the knee and the ankle. “It’s not only an instant route to l...Read More »
We’ve heard a lot this week about the Miley Cyrus video where she’s dancing around in unicorn onezie.
Now, the dance she’s doing is called ‘twerking,’ which is a new word for a lot of people. But it’s not a new dance—by some accounts, the term came out of southern rap in the mid-nineties, and the dance started popping up in music videos in the early 2000s.
Different people argue about who, exactly, coined the term and where the dance was first performed. But if this is the first you’re hearing about it, you should know Miley’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to twerking. The genre already has it’s superstars, such as the two Atlanta women called the Twerk Team, whose online videos showcase some expert-level, gravity-defying moves. (Parental discretion advised.)
Here at Daily Shot, we decided that Ali could give Miley Cyrus a run for her money, so we called Rhythm City from America's Best Dance Crew. Director, Alonzo Williams, said he knew just the girls to help Ali o...Read More »