We’ve heard a lot this week about the Miley Cyrus video where she’s dancing around in unicorn onezie.
Now, the dance she’s doing is called ‘twerking,’ which is a new word for a lot of people. But it’s not a new dance—by some accounts, the term came out of southern rap in the mid-nineties, and the dance started popping up in music videos in the early 2000s.
Different people argue about who, exactly, coined the term and where the dance was first performed. But if this is the first you’re hearing about it, you should know Miley’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to twerking. The genre already has it’s superstars, such as the two Atlanta women called the Twerk Team, whose online videos showcase some expert-level, gravity-defying moves. (Parental discretion advised.)
Here at Daily Shot, we decided that Ali could give Miley Cyrus a run for her money, so we called Rhythm City from America's Best Dance Crew. Director, Alonzo Williams, said he knew just the girls to help Ali o...Read More »
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When’s the last time you looked up someone hot on Facebook? Before lunch? There are about 900 million people on Facebook and, according to recent research, about a third of them use it to stalk.
“I think part of the problem is we need to stop calling it stalking,” Yahoo! Shine’s Piper Weiss tells Ali. “I think we have to call it practical research.”
Think about it: if you’re about to go on a date with someone you don’t know very well, a Facebook profile or a twitter feed can give you some good conversation material. “I actually think it's sexy to completely admit to someone that you've checked them out on the internet,” says Piper.
For example, say you love air hockey or a local band. If your crush plans a fun date around those activities, it’s kind of romantic, right?
Of course, there’s a line. If you’ve already been dating for awhile, “It's cool to 'like' things that they're doing, it's cool to tag them in things,” says Piper. But don’t overdo it. You don’t ne...Read More »
Justin Bieber fights with the paparazzi, Amanda Bynes gets her faced pierced, and Lindsay Lohan….well, she does what she does. Do you ever look at these young celebs acting out and think, “Where are their parents?”
So when Caroline Manzo,The Real Housewives of New Jersey matriarch, stopped by to talk about her new book, “Let Me Tell You Something,” Ali asked for her tough love take on young Hollywood.
You’d think Caroline would want to get all New Jersey on Lindsay Lohan, who was just sentenced to what will be her sixth rehab stint. But no. “I’m sorry, I just wanna give her a hug,” Caroline said. “Nobody hugs her.”
Justin Bieber, who grabbed headlines Monday by walking through airport security with no shirt on, has been on a tear of outlandish behavior lately. Caroline prescribed some firm but kind parenting for him. “I’m Mrs. Beiber? I’m taking my son away from social media and I’m taking him for a little R&R right now because I think he’s starting to slip,” said C...Read More »
Does your dog bark viciously every time you have company? Dig up your yard? Snap at small children? And does she need to wear a coat when it’s cold? Daily Shot puts your doggie questions to an expert.
While Ali’s dachshund, Daisy, is mostly perfect, she does have a bad habit or two. So Ali invited Justin Silver, celebrity dog trainer and the owner of the pet care company The Language of Dogs, to Daily Shot for some free advice.
Daisy behaved impeccably on air, but Ali told Justin that she barks her little face off whenever a guest comes to visit. Justin explained that this is a dog’s way of announcing to you that someone is in your territory. To get her to stop, he suggested that Ali let Daisy bark once or twice, then lead her over to a dog bed and reward her with a treat.
And as for dog coats, Justin uses what he calls ‘The 40-Degree Rule.' If you’ve got a short-haired dog, it’s under 40 degrees outside, and your dog is shivering, by all means put on a coat.
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Have you ever been watching a TV show with a guy and been shocked to hear him say, “Ugh, she’s just not attractive at all!” Sometimes men and women can have completely different opinions on who and what is ‘pretty.’
Ali spoke to Mansome’s Roger Hailes about what he thinks the main difference is. Women find “petite, small women” aspirationally beautiful, while guys like “voluptuous with just maybe a dash of slutty.”
To put that in more visual terms, Roger says January Jones is girl pretty. “She’s neat, she’s small, she’s the feminine ideal,” he explains, but guys want, “boobs and a butt.” In other words, have a burger. Guys really DO like a woman with meat on her bones.
Another surprising beauty that men just aren’t that in to? Supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Her problem, according to Roger, is that “she’s too perfect.” Basically, if a guy can’t imagine a single circumstance under which he’d have a chance with a woman, he just moves on. It’s like a self-defense mechanism. “Now I...Read More »