You probably don’t look at your morning latte as a blank canvas, but barista artist Mike Breach Does. From Prince to Oprah, the coffee master can create a drawing of just about anyone’s face in a hot cup of java.
What inspired him to start his art form? “A lot of boredom,” he says. “I’ve always made art with whatever’s around me” and this time, it happened to be coffee and milk. Mike passed the time as a hotel barista by challenging himself to create intricate designs until his portraits were spot-on.
He began his training with Gene Simmons, toungue and all, and then moved on to a multitude of other celebrities. Some have come out better than others. “I tried to do Drew Barrymore once, and it never looks liker her,” he says. “I called it Brew Verymore.” Other punny names for his celebrity likenesses? “Leonardo DiCappucino” and “Ryan Guzzling.”
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Sep 5, 2013 11:41 AM EDT | Comments
As Detective Nick Amaro on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Danny Pino faces nightmarish storylines about terrible crimes every day. But even though the show is fiction, the actor still feels the weight of his work at home.
"Every now and then I'll have nightmares about it," he says. "We all do a really good job of separating ourselves from the case, but at night when you're sleeping, your brain is still kind of digesting it."
Luckily, Danny's family life helps to keep things in perspective. He spends as much time as possible with his wife and two boys. So has his experience as a TV detective made him a more protective parent? "Absolutely," he says.
The actor says that whenever he takes his kids to the park, he plays a matching game in his head to make sure that everyone's looked after. He checks out the surroundings and thinks in his head, "OK, so that father's with that little girl, and that little b...Read More »
Katie Couric has plenty to smile about after her just-announced engagement to boyfriend John Molner.
Luckily for us, she recently stopped by "Daily Shot" to talk beauty secrets with Ali, and she shared an easy tip for keeping pearly whites sparkling. "Take a whitening toothpaste, any brand," Katie says. "Put it across your teeth, and then when you get in the shower, you just keep it there. ... It will do the same thing as whitening strips."
The 56-year-old also keeps her skin glowing by always trying to wash her face before going to bed, even though she admits to slipping up every once in a while. "Sometimes I forget, and I rationalize it and say, well, it's good because I'm not drying out my face with water," she said.
Katie also stresses the importance of exercising to keep a youthful look. "I try to spin," she says. "You burn a lot of calories, and it's so good for cardiovascular health ... because it does really push you." Another routine? "I try...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Sep 3, 2013 10:32 AM EDT | Comments
Michael Urie made a name for himself as Marc St. James on "Ugly Betty," and now he's starring in "Buyer & Cellar," a one-man show about a struggling actor who works in Barbra Streisand's basement mall.
So how did Urie end up in a role featuring the diva's bizarre home shopping center? "It all started from a joke," he says. Writer Jonathan Tolins was with friends watching a segment on Babs' mall and thought, "How would you like to be the guy who works down there?"
In addition to playing her employee during the show, Urie tackles several different personas, including that of the superstar herself. "I become her, and I become the person who runs her house, I become the guy who works for her boyfriend," he explains. "I play several different people in conversation with each other as I tell the story."
The actor also spoke about casting trends over the course of his career. While...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:43 AM EDT | Comments
Fall is just around the corner, but the cooler weather doesn’t mean that you have to ditch your favorite summer styles. Michelle Madhok, author of “Wear This Now” and founder of SheFinds.com, offered up some advice to help you bring autumn to your wardrobe…gradually.
If you’re sad to put away your white clothing as Labor Day approaches, Michelle has some good news. “That’s actually not true anymore,” she says about the old fashioned no-white rule. “The whole key is to tone it down. As long as you add in some dark colors, you can still wear them.”
In fact, Michele says many summer styles are still okay if you add in seasonally-appropriate elements. “If you have a maxi dress, edge it up a little with some leather,” she says. “Leather is a big thing for fall, so pair it with some of your summery skirts and it will look great.”
Michelle also says there’s one thing she’ll never leave the house without when...Read More »