- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Jun 3, 2013 1:52 PM EDT | Comments
Kim and Alaska Gedeon were dating for six years before they got engaged. But before they got married, they decided to test their relationship by allowing a Bravo crew to follow them around for the first year of their marriage. Kim, a celebrity stylist, and Alaska, a director of A&R at Atlantic records, have learned that the cameras were just one of many challenges. So how’s it going? “Well, we’re still married,” Kim says.Watch: How Young Is Too Young To Marry?
While the show covers the first year of Kim and Alaska’s marriage, Ali started off by asking them about some pre-wedding drama. Kim told her sister and her two closest friends and that anyone who wanted to be a bridesmaid had to lose 10lbs. In the end—she didn’t have any bridesmaids.
“I’m still ok with that,” Kim said, in hindsight. “They were mad, but they weren’t surprised. They were like ‘this is Kim, she’s a stylist, she’s around bodies all day, she’s looking at glamorous people.’”
Kim says that, of the three women, two are...Read More »
Season 9 of The Bachelorette is underway, and more than 20 men are still competing for the hand of 27-year-old Desiree Hartstock in the ABC reality series.
But does anyone actually believe you can find true love on TV? Melissa Rycroft thought she’d found it in Season 13 of the Bachelor, when Jason Mesnick proposed to her. By the season finale, he’d changed his mind, dumping her on live TV for that season’s runner-up, Molly.
Ali asked Melissa (now happily married with a young daughter) to talk about what’s really going on in the minds of the shows’ participants. “You’re secluded…all you have to focus on is this person. You have no TV, radio, newspapers,” she explained. “You consume yourself with the process, and it almost becomes a, ‘I just don’t wanna be rejected now.’”
What’s more fascinating is that, the day they got engaged, Melissa had only been on three one-on-one dates with the man she’d agre...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, May 31, 2013 11:56 AM EDT | Comments
Ricky Schroder was a successful actor by the time he was seven years old, starring in the hit 1979 movie, The Champ. By his senior year in high school, he already had a hit TV show, Silver Spoons, under his belt. But all that time, he actually had another career ambition: he wanted to join the army.
Even though it never happened, Ricky says, “I still wanted to find a way to help my country and this was a way I could.”
“This,” is a new series he produced called “Starting Strong.” It’s an unscripted show where a civilian is embedded for a week doing a particular army job. After the week, the civilian decides whether or not to enlist.
And episode with combat medics, in particular, made Ricky particularly emotional. “I saw 800 young men and women that volunteered to be combat medics, knowing that they would be deployed, to combat,” he said. “I think about them and I get chills.
“I have a respect for people who serve, whether in the army, policemen, firemen, whoever it may be.”
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- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, May 30, 2013 11:30 AM EDT | Comments
In this episode: Ali sits down with reality show star Ray J to talk about his hosting gig on Bad Girls All-Star Battle. The Oxygen network show features 14 women from past seasons of Bad Girls competing for $100,000 and the title of "Baddest Bad Girl of All Time.”
And if you don’t know Ray J from that, or For the Love of Ray J on VH1, you’ve still probably heard of him. He’s ‘that guy in the Kim Kardashian sex tape.’
So when he came out with his latest single, feminist anthem I Hit it First, a lot of people naturally assumed it was about Kim Kardashian. But Ray J insists to Ali that he’s singing about ‘a few past relationships.’
“It’s a sensitive subject, so I just kept it neutral,” he says.
Ali asks Ray J, “Are you happy she’s pregnant now?”
“I’m happy for her,” he replies.
“Why put the song out now?” Ali follows up.
“It was on the schedule,” he replies. Ray J says the song was long slated for release around the same time as the premiere of Bad Girls All-Star Battle.
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Kelly Rutherford is perhaps best known for playing Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, but her personal life has more twists and turns than any plot line on her former show.
Since divorcing German businessman Daniel Giersch, Rutherford has been locked in a custody battle for her two children, 5-year-old Hermes and 3-year-old Helena.
Last year, a judge ruled that the children should live with their father. Giersch, due to some visa issues that remain unclear, cannot re-enter the U.S., and lives in France. As a result, the children—American citizens—now live abroad.
“I’m basically fighting to get them home,” Kelly told Ali. “fighting for their rights as U.S. citizens, fighting as a mother.”
Daniel Giersch, through his attorney, Fahi Takesh Hallin released the following statement: “Despite Kelly Rutherford continuing to speak about the parties’ children in the press, Daniel Giersch continues not to comment about the parties’ children, in order to protect the children’s privacy.”
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