- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Oct 2, 2013 10:51 AM EDT | Comments
David Tutera is known for planning over-the-top weddings and parties, and he's received all sorts of eccentric requests along the way. Still, one bride's wish caught him by surprise.
"I had a bride once say to me that she wanted to be lowered down from an 80-foot-tall ceiling," David recalls. "Most wedding planners would say, 'Absolutely not.' Me? I'm like, 'This is so stupid — absolutely, yes!'"
David ordered the bride to take trapeze classes to prepare. But then, the morning of the wedding, the bride backed out. David says he knew she wouldn't go through with the stunt, "but I wanted her to do it!"
That doesn't mean anything goes at a David Tutera wedding. He says the worst trend in weddings these days is choreographed dances. "It could be a disaster," he warns. "You need to have a fiancé who can dance, and take classes to dance. When you go out there and you don't do it the right way, it's an embarrassmen...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:21 AM EDT | Comments
In "The Americans," Noah Emmerich plays an FBI counterintelligence agent who's seeking out KGB spies, but it's not his first time playing a member of the force. In "Cop Land," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Backwash," and "White Collar," Noah also played men with badges.
"I think I look like a big Irish cop," he says. "It's a typecasting thing." He insists that in actuality, he couldn't be further from his "typical" role. "I'm Jewish," he says. "The irony of playing the Irish cop! My father's a refugee from Germany."
While Noah's used to playing a cop on the screen, one thing that's harder to get used to is the vulnerability that comes along with doing love scenes.
"I find, weirdly, the more intimate moments to be between takes, because sometimes you're in a compromising position," Noah says. "You're unnaturally close to someone who is not your lover. That's a weirdly intimat...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:14 AM EDT | Comments
Looking good can get expensive, but who needs to run to the pharmacy when you have all the beauty products you need at home or at the office? Beauty expert Emily L. Foley stopped by the "Daily Shot" studios to share some of the surprising items that can double as primping products.
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Notice some shine on your forehead before a big presentation? Stop by the bathroom and grab a toilet seat liner. "Rip off a little piece, and blot your face," Emily says. "It works just like oil blotting papers. It takes off the oil but doesn't take off your makeup."
If you've run out of eyebrow pencil, never fear. A standard No. 2 pencil will do the trick. "You color in any sparse places," Emily says. "It gives you a nice shadow, and you won't look like a drag queen."
And if you didn't have time to shower this morning, give your hair a refresher with a dryer sheet. "Wipe it on the front, wipe it on the back," Emily recommends. "Not only...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:57 AM EDT | Comments
In the Lifetime biopic "House of Versace," Gina Gershon is transformed into the iconic Italian designer Donatella Versace, giving viewers insight into the complexity of the designer's life after her brother's murder. With such a convincing portrayal, viewers might be surprised to learn she initially turned down the role.
"I was like, 'Are you kidding me? No way,'" Gina says. "But then I read the script, and I fell in love with the script. ... It's a great story."
Gina explains that the designer's complexity drew her in. "You know about her extravagance and her fabulousness and her look and her hair, but [not] what she actually went through," she says, alluding to Donatella's past drug use. "She got herself together, she came out and basically finds her own voice."
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So how did the actress achieve the designer's notorious mouth shape? Gum, cotton balls, and even a little surgical tape. "I just made different concoctions...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:40 AM EDT | Comments
With "Breaking Bad" coming to a close, Betsy Brandt, who plays Marie Schrader, just couldn't say goodbye without keeping a certain memento from the successful show. What did she steal? "The tchotchke that Marie stole in Season 4, which is a little boy riding a pig," she says. The actress admits she could have asked for it with no problems but wanted the thrill of the take. "I was like, no, I'm not even asking," she says. "I need to lift it. She stole it, I need to steal it."
Betsy reveals that despite the intensity of "Breaking Bad," the vibe backstage "was so fun." Whenever things got heavy on set, the cast would joke around off-camera. Betsy says she "would just curl up in the fetal position" if she didn't have colleagues with such a great sense of humor.
One of the biggest challenges for the star was keeping the secrets in "Breaking Bad" close to home. "I'm super paranoid about my scripts," she explains. "For 'Breaking Bad,' I'd send t...Read More »