How long do you think you could go without looking at yourself in the mirror? Kjerstin Gruys describes her 365 days mirror-free in her memoir "Mirror, Mirror Off The Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body By Not Looking At It For A Year."
It started about six months before her wedding, when she was shopping for wedding dresses. The more she shopped, the more critical of her body she became. Eventually, she thought 'I'm not headed in a direction I feel good about.'
So she decided to change her focus by giving up mirrors for a year. She covered up the mirrors in her house. At work, she knew exactly which bathroom stall to use so she could avoid catching herself in the mirror. She trusted friends to let her know when she had spinach in her teeth.
"But," Ali said, "you see yourself in reflections?"
"There's a difference between seeing and looking," Kjerstin replied, "That's a really important difference."
"Is there one physical trait that you're kinder to yourself about now?" Ali asked.
"Stom...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, May 17, 2013 11:52 AM EDT | Comments
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin have been married 15 years, but there was a recent moment that threatened their wedded bliss. When the opportunity to be on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills came up, he didn’t encourage her to accept. “He said to me, ‘over my dead body,’” she told Ali, “and, ‘I will divorce you.’”
Lisa won’t be doing the show, and her marriage is intact. The same can’t be said for her spot on this season of Celebrity Apprentice, from which she was just fired. “I was close,” she said. “Last woman standing and I’m very happy about that to be honest with you.”
And Lisa does have entrepreneurial experience, after all. She sells her Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna line on QVC.
Lisa says she really bonded her Apprentice co-star Penn Jillette, who advanced to the finals. But it was another cast member that Ali was curious about.
“Is Gary Busey as crazy as he seems?
To hear Lisa’s answer, an...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, May 16, 2013 11:56 AM EDT | Comments
After nine seasons of laughs, The Office series finale airs tonight. Ali spoke with Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin, the slow-witted accountant, about what he’ll miss.
Ali asked if Brian had any best friends on the set. “Oscar and Angela and I had a pretty special relationship,” he said. “They put us in the corner in the beginning probably thinking ‘we’ll never see them,’ but we were making our own television show.”
Off set, Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute, was his tennis buddy.
Over nine seasons, Brian had two favorite episodes in particular: ‘Diversity Day,” and the Christmas episode from season 2.
To hear him recite his favorite line from the series, and to find out which cast member he’d like to go to Anthropologie with, check out today’s episode of Daily Shot!...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, May 15, 2013 12:09 PM EDT | Comments
On this episode: Ali chats with Candice Accola who plays Caroline Forbes on The Vampire Diaries.
Ali’s first question, of course, was, “Who would win if the Vampire Diaries and the Twilight vampires went head to head?”
Candice is clearly Team Vampire Diaries, but not for the most obvious of reasons. “We don’t sparkle, we just kind of get over that.”
And after four seasons of being doused in fake blood, Candace has found a surprisingly effective stain remover. “Shaving cream. You leave it on for a couple of minutes and it washes right off. Even in your hair.”
Candice also talks to Ali about her days as a backup singer for Miley Cyrus, and her new boyfriend, Joe King from the band The Fray.
The Vampire Diaries season finale airs Thursday, May 16 on the CW, and to hear Candice’s predictions about what’s in store for her character next season, check out this episode of Daily Shot!...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, May 14, 2013 5:39 PM EDT | Comments
Matchmaker Natalie Clarice stops by Daily Shot to lay down the laws of dating.
As part of Ali’s generous efforts to get everyone dates, she welcomed matchmaker Natalie Clarice, host of ‘Find Me My Man’ on Oxygen, to Daily Shot. Natalie had advice not only for the single people, but for their friends who like to play matchmaker.
“I do not encourage settling at all,” Natalie says, but “we have to be realistic and realize there is no perfect person.
So what are Natalie’s Dating Laws?
1. Ladies, you are queens. Always look your best at all times.
2. The man always pays for the date, no exceptions.
3. Act like you have a life, even if you don’t.
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To hear Natalie’s advice for the best thing you can do when setting up your single friends, check out this double shot of Daily Shot! To see more of Natalie, tune in Tuesdays at 9pm ET on Oxygen....Read More »