Elisabeth Rohm, of “Law and Order" and “The Client List,” stopped by to chat with Ali about her new book, Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected).
At 34, doctors told Elisabeth that she wouldn’t be able to have children the old-fashioned way, due to “accelerated ovarian aging, which meant that I was just heading really quickly to menopause.”
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Elisabeth, who had always wanted to be a mom, was told that, “If I didn’t get aggressive about IVF, I would miss the boat completely.”
Elisabeth was eventually able to conceive after two cycles of fertility treatments, and is now mom to her two-year-old daughter, Easton. But she wants other women to know what she didn’t going into the process.
“It’s very costly, and if they can just plan ahead,” she said, adding “I would just like 30-year-old women go to their OB/GYN…and every year, check their ovarian reserve, check their hormone levels so they do...Read More »
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During her 15 years on the Today Show, Katie Couric’s name always seemed to be modified by one adjective in particular: PERKY. So Ali invited Katie to stop by and do something very unperky. She invited Katie to complain.
“I have so many things that annoy me,” Katie joked to Ali. “I’m not really very nice.”
At the top of the list? “I hate it when people use bad grammar. Like, ‘He really doesn’t like Suzie and I.’” Grammarians will be quick to point out that it should be, ‘Suzie and me.’
Another thing that gets Katie’s goat is, “when people drive really slowly in the left-hand lane.” She admits to having “a little road rage,” but apparently not as much as Ali, who gets “all gangsta.”
Gum-smacking also appears on her list, as do people who push her seat back on airplanes when they get up.
To hear about the gross thing a fellow flying passenger did on Katie’s tray table, and the rest of Katie’s list, check out today’s episode of Daily Shot!
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You know that diet soda isn’t the most nutritious thing you can put in your body. But Jayson and Mira Calton, authors of Rich Food Poor Food, tell Ali that it’s just a few degrees of separation from embalming fluid.
The husband-and-wife nutritionist team brought a list of scary-sounding ingredients that are mixed into some of the most commonly available food items on the shelves.
Kraft Mac N Cheese, they explained uses Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 to get that vibrant color. Those ingredients are ‘coal tar derivatives.’ Coal tar is also found in lice shampoo. “This is all I feed my kids!” Ali admitted. Except that she feeds them Annie’s brand, which the Caltons deemed safe for consumption.
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Next up, the Caltons took on white bread. “If you’re not gonna eat the sole of your sneaker, “ said Mira, “I don’t think you should eat azodicarbonamide, which is an ingredient in a loaf of bread.” She explained it’s used to whiten flour, but is also an asthma-causing all...Read More »
Heather and Terry Dubrow from Real Housewives of Orange County stopped by to chat with Ali about the fireworks erupting on this season so far. First up: their on-camera fight where the word ‘divorce’ was mentioned. Heather assures Ali that it was just a regular bump in the marriage road. “You know what the truth is? I think that if every week we were running through fields of daisies…how boring would that be?”
Ali then went on to ask about Terry’s work as a plastic surgeon. He and Heather swear she’s had no work done, least of all by him. “I will eventually,” she said, “and everyone already assumes I’ve had everything done.”
Terry said one of the biggest surprises patients have comes from unrealistic expectations about how long recovery will take. “There’s a lot more numbness, pain, bruising, swelling,” than people assume.
And the most painful surgery, he says, is a tummy tuck. “Because you...Read More »
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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 »