- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:52 AM EDT | Comments
As the host of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, Anthony Melchiorri has seen just about every hotel horror. The hotel-fixer stopped by Daily Shot to share his wisdom about how to have the most pleasant – and most sanitary – hotel stay.
Everyone wants an upgrade, but not everyone goes about it in the best way. Anthony’s top tip is to use social media and post on a hotel’s Facebook wall about why you’re coming and why you’re excited. “They will see that and they will typically automatically upgrade you,” he says. “Or call the front desk, let them know before you get there that it’s your birthday or anniversary.”
When you get in your room, Anthony says it’s important to make sure everything’s up to par. There are certain things he will always clean himself. While it's common knowledge that a TV remote rarely gets cleaned, he says an even germier item is the handle of the toilet. “People wash their hands AFTER they use the toilet, so that to me is...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 16, 2013 2:17 PM EDT | Comments
You could say Tom Green was the pioneer of reality TV. In the 90’s, “The Tom Green Show” became notorious for Tom's shocking behavior.
If you're not familiar, he's known for humping a dead moose on the side of the road and releasing a single called “Lonely Swedish (The Bum Bum Song).” That’s right, the ridiculous song with the addicting lyrics like, “my bum is on the cheese.”
So, why does Tom think reality TV is worse now than it ever was? “When I was doing my show, we’d be fighting to do outrageous stuff on air and meeting a lot of resistance," he says. "Now you see how the networks embrace and really reward bad behavior, and that wasn’t really what my show was. We weren’t a reality show – we were doing all that stuff on purpose."
Tom was briefly married to actress Drew Barrymore in 2001, and Ali asked if they were still in touch. “No hard feelings there," he says "I’m happy for her, she’s obviously married again and doing w...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 16, 2013 1:05 PM EDT | Comments
Randy Fenoli has helped hundreds of thousands of brides find their perfect dresses, and he stopped by Daily Shot to talk to Ali about the secrets to looking good on that special day.
There's one shape that Randy says is the most forgiving for every woman, "Of course an A-Line is going to cover anything." But rather than just covering flaws, he thinks women should emphasize assets with an hourglass shape. "It's about silhouette and proportion…. If you're fuller on top, get a dress that's a little bit fuller on the bottom. If you're smaller on the top, get something that has a little embellishment up here."
The top thing a bride should keep in mind when picking a dress, Randy says, is, “which dress makes you feel the most beautiful. Because when you feel beautiful, that’s what makes a beautiful bride. It’s about that confidence.”
But would Randy ever lie to a woman if she were wearing the wrong dress? “Yes I would,” he says. “If you’re standing in front...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:37 AM EDT | Comments
August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day, and if anyone can tell us how to handle racks and racks of secondhand styles, it’s Sandee Joseph. The fashion blogger showed off her chic thrifted outfit and gave some of her best shopping advice for real body women.
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First off, don't be intimidated if you're not a size 2. Thrift shops are swimming with three things you should always aim for: blazers, skirts, and blouses. "They're the easiest pieces to add to your wardrobe," she says.
Second, don’t be afraid of hitting up the men’s section for a great button-down, especially if you’re busty. “I have the issue of button down shirts that gap in the middle, so I’ll go to the men’s department and get myself a white blouse,” she says. “Roll it at the sleeves, belt it, pop up the collar, make it cool. Add some chains to it to make it more feminine.”
Another tip? Befriend the salespeople. Sandee says she’s gotten close with t...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Aug 15, 2013 9:54 AM EDT | Comments
As an Iron Chef and Co-Host of The Chew, Michael Symon can cook with pretty much anything. But there’s one ingredient that really takes him back to his roots.
“My yaya made her own Greek yogurt,” Michael says, “Those are the best foods… the foods that bring you back to childhood.”
Michael says his favorite thing to cook using Greek yogurt is a flavorful roast chicken. “I whisk together some yogurt, honey, garlic, and fresh herbs, and I marinate the whole chicken in it,” he says. “It makes it more tender and it makes it more juicy.” You can find the recipe for Michael’s dish below.
And what about Ali? Being married to a Greek, she cooks with the stuff too. “The greatest salad dressing I make… white balsamic, mustard, olive oil, and a tablespoon of plain yogurt,” she says.
So do people care more about food now more than ever? The chef thinks that the success of The Chew shows how much mor...Read More »