- 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 »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:08 AM EDT | Comments
Four years ago, Kendra Wilkinson traded in life at the Playboy Mansion for a more traditional home life when she married former NFL-er Hank Baskett. And even though she's not a newlywed anymore, she's still quick to gush about her hubby and his romantic gestures. "I am more than thankful and blessed to have the husband I do," she says. "He's a true man. That's why I named my son after him."
Though Kendra's happy in her marriage, she admits she and Hank have discussed some ways to keep things interesting. "There are times when we have discussions about how to spice up our relationship," she says. "I have nothing bad to say about open marriages."
She hints the conversation will continue on the new season of "Kendra on Top," and revealed another way she and her husband are working on their communication. "Now that we're trying to have baby No. 2, we are communicating more in the bed!" she says. "We actually Googled 'how to get pregnant.'"
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Sep 27, 2013 9:41 AM EDT | Comments
Since 2010, Taran Killam has been cracking up audiences as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live," impersonating people like Brad Pitt, Michael Cera, and Andy Cohen. But out of his many roles, there's one that's his wife's favorite.
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Taran reveals the impression that his wife — "How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders — loves to hear. "You know what she likes? She likes a Scottish accent," he says, giving a little preview of his sexy Scotsman to "Daily Shot" viewers.
The "SNL" star admits that he wasn't concerned about marrying someone who's also in the entertainment industry. "I know the arguments for and against, and I think there are more 'for' for me, personally," he says. "She's also a good person first."
He also talks about his hilarious Brad Pitt parodies, noting his spoof of the star's Chanel No. 5 ad. "It came from wanting to be him. It came from, like, pure adoration," he says. "I feel like he's...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Sep 26, 2013 9:25 AM EDT | Comments
On "Chef Wanted," Anne Burrell puts chefs through the toughest interview ever — all for a chance to work in a top restaurant. So what qualities is Anne looking for in the candidates?
"You have to be able to manage a staff and be a teacher," she explains. "You have to be able to manage money, and you have to have a lot of endurance. It is a tough, tough job." She adds that chefs must be confident while still able to take a critique. "Being a chef is about the fine line of your ego versus your humility," she says.
Even if the chef is great, a few things can go wrong in a restaurant that seem small but are important. Anne shared some of her biggest pet peeves. In addition to dirty bathrooms, she says she can't stand menu typos and dirty menus. "That should be pristine," she says. "That is the document of what you are selling, so be proud of it, and own it."
Despite the chef's success, there are still a few people she hasn't yet had the chance to c...Read More »