- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10:33 AM EDT | Comments
If you think the only place for bargaining is at a flea market, think again. Mark Ellwood, the author of "Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World," stopped by "Daily Shot" to share his best secrets to scoring a great markdown.
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Mark says there are four magic words that will set you on your way to smart shopping: "Are there discounts today?" "Ninety-nine percent of the time, someone will say, 'Yes, of course,'" Mark says. "And it will work almost anywhere if you do it the right way." The author recalled a skeptical friend who immediately received a 15 percent discount after asking the question at Pottery Barn.
"At almost every store, a sales assistant has price flexibility because they know they want to make the sale," Mark explains. "For example, Bloomingdale's in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami gives 10 percent discounts to visitors, but the 'visitor' is defined how the sales assistant wishes."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:06 AM EDT | Comments
It's been 15 years since the Emmy-Award-winning sitcom "Will & Grace" first hit the airways, and Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are celebrating the show's debut on WE tv. The stars stopped by "Daily Shot" to talk about some of their favorite moments.
Over the course of the show's eight seasons, "Will & Grace" featured a slew of celebrity guest stars. The duo listed Blythe Danner, Debbie Reynolds, and Sydney Pollack among some of their favorite guests, but one of Grace's love interests, played by Matt Damon, sparked a particularly funny memory.
"Every other guy who came on the set was trying to stick their tongue down my throat," Debra recalls, and though she didn't typically meet the guys' enthusiasm, Matt Damon was a different story. "I was like, I'm ready for it!" she says. But he swooped his face to the side and "did the 8th-grade 'I'm pretending to kiss you.' I was like, give me a little!"
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Oct 21, 2013 1:01 PM EDT | Comments
Terrence J, actor and co-anchor of E! News, credits his success to the most important woman in his life: his mom. His new book, “The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom,” is a tribute to the strong upbringing she gave him, despite her start as a single teen mom.
“I wrote the book as a testament to all single mothers and all mothers period,” he says. Terrence’s book also features motherly wisdom that celebs such as Ludacris and Kevin Hart shared with him.
The magnitude of his mom’s efforts truly hit him on the set of the movie ‘Think Like a Man,’ when he played a character who was a ‘Mama’s Boy.’ As part of his preparation for the film, he started asking his mom questions about her life. ‘You know how you have the relationship with your mom where it’s just your mother? Once I learned about her, it was eye-opening.”
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Oct 21, 2013 12:50 PM EDT | Comments
Forget diet and exercise—the most fun way to get healthy and live longer is, apparently…sex! Dr. Wendy Walsh, author of "The Thirty-Day Love Detox," joined Ali to discuss the health benefits of Doing It.
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“One study out of the University of Pennsylvania showed that having sex one to two times a week improves your immune system so you’re better able to fight off colds,” she says.
Wendy also mentions studies showing that married people have greater heart health. “Having a secure bond with somebody,” she says, “lowers your heart rate….People who have long term monogamous relationships live better, have better health along the way, and they accumulate more wealth.”
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So how do you keep it exciting along the way? “On of the things busy married couples need to do more often is schedule sex,” she advises. “Women are a crock pot, men are a microwave oven. If it’s Friday, you know you’re gonna have sex Saturday night, you might stop on the wa...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Oct 18, 2013 10:52 AM EDT | Comments
We’re all familiar with vintage Vanilla Ice the spiky blond hair, the sick dance moves, the "style like a chemical spill." At "Daily Shot," we did a little research into vintage Vanilla style and discovered something shocking: Justin Bieber may be stealing Ice’s style, and we have photos to prove it.
Aside from performing — and his eccentric style, Vanilla is passionate about his latest project, working with the Amish community. “They really pride themselves on construction and building furniture.” The actor, who’s also a contractor, spent two months living with an Amish community in Ohio, documented on the DIY Network series “Vanilla Ice Goes Amis...Read More »