- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Jun 25, 2013 10:07 AM EDT | Comments
Leo Howard, 15-year-old star of the Disney XD comedy, Kickin’ It, is no stranger to hard work and discipline. He started studying karate at age four, and won three martial arts world championships by the time he was eight.
But what surprised us at Daily Shot was what a gentleman he was. He called all the women ‘ma’am,’ all the men, ‘sir,’ and took the time to give some karate pointers to Ali’s 10-year-old daughter Elliot.
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Leo started off our interview by teaching Ali the ‘Tornado Kick,’ a spinning roundhouse kick that she sorta kinda managed to learn. But she wanted to get to the more basic survival moves, like what to do if someone tries to steal her purse.
He first recommended a solid knee to the groin, but then he got practical. “Me, as a martial artist, like if someone was robbing me? I’d probably run.”
To hear Leo explain how martial arts help him every day, and to see his expert version of the Tornado Kick, check out this episode of Dai...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Jun 24, 2013 11:46 AM EDT | Comments
How many times have you been on a great date, then thought, “I can’t text this person for 24 hours or I’ll ruin it?” Or what about, “If we sleep together too soon, I’ll never hear from you again?” Andrea Syrtash and Jeff Wilser are the authors of the new book, “It’s Ok to Sleep with Him on the First Date: And Every Other Rule Of Dating Debunked,” and they stopped by to bust five popular dating myths.
#1. “Don’t sleep with him on the first date.”
Jeff, who may or may not have a personal interest in this one, said, “In the history of the world, no guy has ever said, ‘This woman is awesome. She’s really smart. She’s attractive. She’s cool. She’s funny. Only one problem. We hooked up on the first date.’”
Andrea has interviewed many couples who started off this way and lived happily ever after. “If you have chemistry and connection, rules don’t apply.”
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#2 “Don’t pursue him.”
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Tony-winner Nikki James has been playing to sold-out crowds for two years in Book of Mormon, and is about to perform in her own one-woman cabaret show June 23 and 24th at Broadway nightclub 54 Below. She stopped by to chat with Ali about what goes on behind the scenes at a Broadway show.
First of all, so many celebrities come to see the hit musical that the cast has devised a system to keep from getting starstruck on stage by someone in the audience. “We’ve divided the theater into quadrants, and you’ll say like ‘1-1-1’ which is Section 1, Row 1, Seat 1. So you can prepare your fellow castmates for a famous face.”
The celeb the cast was most excited to see? Oprah. “We put together this note that we all signed asking her to please please please come backstage,” Nikki said. When Oprah obliged, “she was lovely. She was with Gayle. She was amazing.”
“Be very honest about this,” Ali asked, “Sunday matinees. You guys are giving it 70 percent.”
“No way!” Nikki protested. “The worst show...Read More »
Stars are just like us. They have nasty friend breakups. Paris Hilton has done it, Madonna has done it, and you probably have, too.
Carolina Bermudez, one of the hosts of "Live From The Couch" on WLNY-TV in New York, has had many terrible break ups with her girlfriends. She stopped by Daily Shot to solve the mystery: How do you break up with a friend without making her so mad she blasts your bathing suit cellulite photos all over the web?
Paris Hilton, who made a public statement in 2005 regarding her friendship with Nicole Richie, was not exactly quiet when she decided to put a big ol’ X on her friendship with Nicole. And everyone knew when Kim Kardashian was also put on Paris’ ex-best friend list.
Now, Carolina says, “Nobody wants to be friends with Paris.”
Carolina admits, “It’s never pretty,” but as people go through different stages in their lives, sometimes it’s inevitable. So, is there a right way and wrong way to end things?
Carolina says, “Ignoring people is totally the w...Read More »
What do cookies have to do with true love? Lisa G from the Howard Stern Show explains in her new book, “Sex, Lies, and Cookies,” and she stopped by to chat about it with Ali. More importantly, she brought baked goods.
“Every chapter has a recipe that reflects the craziness that was going on in my life,” Lisa said. There are 25 recipes in the book, including ‘Lisa Goes Nuts Brownies’ and ‘Linzer Broken-Heart Cookies.’
“Magicians have smoke and mirrors. I used sex and cookies to masquerade what I was all about,” she explained.
The cookies Lisa made to win a man’s heart were the ‘How-To-Get-A-Man Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Squares.’ And she swears they worked.
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However, the lesson it took her many years—and many recipes—to learn, was to stop and think whether the guy was even worth baking for.
“Let him take you out on nice dates and let him win your affection. THEN bake him cookies.”
“So if Howard Stern were a cookie,” Ali asked, “what...Read More »