- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Dec 6, 2013 9:48 AM EST | Comments
Vanessa Bayer has impersonated everyone from Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga to Kourtney Kardashian on "Saturday Night Live." Does that make things awkward when the actual celebrity comes on the show? In the case of Miley, no. "She was great," Vanessa says. "If you're that famous and successful, you have to have a good sense of humor."
Vanessa says Kerry Washington is a favorite guest host of the female cast members. "She's so nice, so funny, so down to earth," Vanessa says. "In my mind that whole week, I was like, 'How can I become best friends with her?'"
What celebrity was she most nervous to work with? Russell Brand. Vanessa admits the actor's wild reputation made her wonder how the episode was going to go, but "he was the nicest, easiest to work with," she says of the surprise. "He was wonderful."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:27 AM EST | Comments
Comedian Niecy Nash knew that her role on HBO's "Getting On" would be far different from her role on "Reno 911," but she didn't know just how drastic the change would be. "HBO scrubbed us down to nothing," Niecy says, as she was asked to take off her makeup, fake eyelashes, and beloved shapewear. "If you don't recognize me, here's a hint: I'm the black one."
Niecy was also surprised when she found out that she had to go through a hospital boot camp to learn medical skills for the dark comedy, which follows doctors and nurses caring for aging patients. "Medical, elderly, hospice, all of these things prior to ever rolling tape," she says of the training. "You need me to give you a checkup? Cuz I can."
Before she achieved success as an actress, Niecy had a slew of failed jobs. "I worked at McDonald's for one day and was fired," she recalls. She also worked for an airline company and at a mall makeup counter, where she was brutally honest....Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Dec 4, 2013 11:11 AM EST | Comments
You know Rutina Wesley as human-turned-vampire Tara on "True Blood," but the actress is trading in her fangs for a heavy new role in the off-Broadway show "One Night." She plays Alicia, a woman raped while serving in the military who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Rutina calls the part "the most challenging role I've ever had" and hopes she can spread the word about an issue that's often swept under the rug. "It's happening to our servicemen and women, and a lot of people aren't talking about it," she says. "I felt like, as an actor, I should be able to help out by telling their story.">
With "True Blood" coming to a close after the upcoming final season, Rutina says the ending will be bittersweet. "I'm sad to see it go, but I'd rather see a show go out on a high note."
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Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi are all grown up. The two ladies achieved reality TV fame with their over-the-top behavior, but now the pair say that they're in a new chapter and ready to leave their "Jersey Shore" days behind. "We're adults," Nicole says. "We're moving on to the next stage of our lives."
Since Nicole became a mom and lost over 60 pounds, her life has been starkly different from how it used to be. "I would wake up and just chug vodka," she says of her old habits. "It was like a party stage for me. Once I got pregnant, I was like, 'I don't want my baby swimming in vodka in there.'"
While the ladies don't regret anything they did during "Jersey Shore," Jenni says her big regret is something she didn't do: hit on Leonardo DiCaprio. She met the movie star one night, and, according to Nicole, "she got frozen."
"I still regret it to this day," Jenni says.
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Dec 2, 2013 3:16 PM EST | Comments
We all know that having good posture is important, but you might not know that having bad posture can affect your overall health. Jill Miller is a yoga and fitness therapy expert who says that the way we sit can affect our internal organs.
"Your pelvis is designed to house your pelvic organs, like your bladder, your colon, and your uterus, and it likes to be in an environment where it doesn't have all of these pressures forced down on it," Jill explains. "So if you sit in a way that tips your pelvis back, or if you are constantly crossing and uncrossing your legs, you keep altering the pressures going into that pelvis."
What happens after altered pressure? "Leakage," Jill says, and other side effects you wouldn't traditionally think of, like bad breath, heartburn, and indigestion. "When you're putting weird pressures on your stomach, that can alter the sphincter that allows food to pass," she explains.
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