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.”
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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.”
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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.
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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 »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:49 AM EDT | Comments
Lauren Conrad got her start on the reality shows Laguna Beach and The Hills, but she’s since parlayed her talents an empire, with multiple fashion lines, a few NY Times Bestselling books, and a lifestyle website.
When she stopped by Daily Shot, Ali asked her to play a round of “Summer Fashion Trends: Sexy Or Stupid?”See Lauren Conrad's Summer Style Slideshow
Ali started with a few denim trends. Lauren thinks geometric and floral prints are sexy “if worn properly.” Bleached denim falls in the ‘stupid’ category. Striped black and white denim is sexy, “as long as it’s a vertical stripe, and the rest of your outfit is really toned down.”
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Lauren was also surprisingly pro-overalls. “Maybe with like a little more feminine shirt,” she said. “Kinda just cute ‘em up. They’re like a weekend outfit.”
As for the ubiquitous summer crop top, Lauren says it’s sexy, “with something high-waisted so you really only see like maybe a half an inch of skin.” But of course, you...Read More »