Blog Posts by Ali Wentworth

  • Patti Stanger: The Four Worst Things Single Girls Can Say

    Still single? According to Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" host, Patti Stanger, it's for one of two reasons: It's just not you're time yet, or you're doing the same thing over and over again. "There's always one common denominator" in dating issues, Patti says. So stop complaining and start reshaping your dating attitude.

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    Patti shared the four worst things single girls can say when it comes to dating.

    1. I'm too busy. "For every girl that says no, there are going to be five who say yes," Patti says. So make the time for potential love.
    2. I'm too picky. "Better to say, 'I haven't found the one' than to say 'I'm too picky,'" Patti says.
    3. He's just not out there. "There's somebody for everybody, if not two or three," she says.
    4. I’m not dating online. “When you date online, you open up the cabinet of possibilities,” Patti says.

    Is there a time when you should quit the dating game? Surprisingly, Patti says yes. "When

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  • Busy Philipps: How She Picked the Names 'Birdie' and 'Cricket' for Her Kids

    Busy Philipps plays the fun-loving Laurie Keller on the TBS show "Cougar Town," but offscreen, her main role is being a mom. The actress has two daughters, 5-year-old Birdie and 8-month-old Cricket, with husband, Marc Silverstein.

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    Where did the unusual names come from? "Lady Bird Johnson was the inspiration behind Birdie's name," Busy says. As for Cricket, nearly a week went by before Busy finally settled on the name, which was her husband's suggestion. "I was just calling her 'Baby,'" she says. "The hospital called me and said, 'You have to name your baby!' So I named her Cricket Pearl."

    As a mom in the spotlight, Busy is a passionate supporter of the No Kids Policy, a celebrity movement to prevent paparazzi from seeking out and photographing their children. "There are no laws protecting anybody from paparazzi," Busy says. "It's really traumatizing to these kids." Busy recalled a time when she sent her kids to summer camp, only

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  • Real Housewife's Cheapest Beauty Secret

    Kyle Richards is a real housewife, businesswoman, and mother of four girls, and she has no problems staying busy. Despite her presence in the public eye, you might be surprised to learn that the beauty products she relies on can be found in just about any drugstore.

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    "Pantene shampoo and L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara" are her go-to cheap beauty items of choice, and she prides herself on taking care of her long locks without adding extensions.

    Kyle recently launched a fashion line, "Kyle by Kyle Richards," on the Home Shopping Network, taking advantage of an opportunity that came her way — something her mom always encouraged. "My mom used to say to me, 'When you want something in life, you have to plant the seed," she says. "You have to know what you want and stay on that path."

    Her mother's advice is the same she gives her four daughters, who range in age from 5 to 25. "You get out of your kids what you put into them," she says,

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  • Tamara Tunie: Ice T Is the Worst at Medical Terms

    For 14 years, Tamara Tunie has played medical examiner Melinda Warner on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Given her upbringing, it's not so surprising that she landed the role of a person who works with dead bodies.

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    "I grew up in a funeral home," Tamara says. Her dad was a mortician, and her mom followed suit and went to mortuary school later on to help with the family business. "She would do makeup and hair," Tamara adds. The actress also got to try out her skills when she was a kid. "I've done some hair in my day!"

    Over the course of her many seasons on the show, Tamara has picked up so much medical jargon that she's now able to technically describe any injuries. But for some of her co-stars, the complicated terminology doesn't come as easily.

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    The actress recalled one scene in which Ice T was supposed to talk about epithelials, or skin cells. "We were in my office, but for whatever

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  • Wilmer Valderrama on Ashton, Mila, and Demi Lovato

    Wilmer Valderrama is best known for playing Fez, the goofy foreign-exchange student on the hit sitcom "That '70s Show." The actor was a high school senior when the pilot was filmed, and the young Wilmer had no idea how successful the show would become.

    "One thing we knew for a fact was that our show was going to get canceled in 24 hours," he says. So the cast went all-out during every take. "We tried to make every scene as funny as we could."

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    Despite the closeness of the "That '70s Show" cast, even Wilmer couldn't have predicted that now engaged Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher would get together — they were all focused on the project at hand. "We're best friends," he says. "We stayed straight-minded. We understood the opportunity we had was a very rare one."

    While engagement rumors continue to swirl around Wilmer and girlfriend Demi Lovato, the actor is quick to turn the focus away from gossip. "She's a groundbreaking human being and

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  • 5 Eating Habits That Are Aging You

    Everyone knows that poor eating habits are bad for your waistline, but you might not be aware of the aging effect of making bad food choices. Elisa Zied is the author of "Younger Next Week," and she stopped by the "Daily Shot" to share the top five bad habits that can make us feel and look older.

    1. Overeating: Eating too much shortens your body's telomeres — the very tips of your DNA. "When you overeat ... you're actually harming your cells and you're speeding up the aging process and reducing your lifespan," Elisa says.

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    2. Dieting: "Dieting basically sets you up for failure," Elisa says. "When you're restricting foods and food groups, when you're not giving your body the nutrients it needs, it sets you up ... for nutritional deficiencies." Losing too much weight too quickly can also lead to bitemporal wasting — the thinning of soft tissue over the temples. "Dieting is just not the way to do it," Elisa says. "It's about eating a lot of healthy

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  • Supermodel Talks Weight Struggles

    Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna has been walking the fashion runway since she was 15, and now she's mentoring aspiring models as one of the hosts of Oxygen network's "The Face." For Anne, it's a chance to give young women the support that she never had.

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    The model, who's known for her 10 consecutive appearances in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, moved to New York City to pursue a fashion career when she was a young teen. She had to find her way in the industry alone. "It's hard when you start modeling," she says. "I've never had a mentor in my life."

    Her biggest struggles were dealing with her body changes and adjusting her eating habits. "I went from being really skinny and kind of eating everything to losing a lot of jobs," Anne says about her metabolism change. "I just didn't know how to handle it. ... I didn't really have anyone ... to hold my hand and be, like, 'It's going to be OK.'"

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  • How to Defuse a Nightmare

    Have you ever wished you could control your dreams? Dylan Tuccillo and Jared Zeizel are the authors of "A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming," and they say anyone can do it.

    "Lucid dreaming is just a dream in which you realize that you're dreaming," Jared explains. "It's a way to sort of steer your dreams in the direction you want," Dylan adds. "Witness them like you're witnessing this waking life."

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    So how do we do it? If there's something you would like to dream about (the guys say the most popular lucid dreams are about flying and sex), practice "dream incubation." When you're falling asleep, keep the image in your mind and say, "I will go back" to this dream, Dylan advises.

    It's also possible to practice remembering your dream after it occurs. "Wake up slowly and motionlessly," Jared explains. "Think about what the experience was like, and then when you do get up, quickly grab a dream journal and start writing down anything you remember, even if it's just

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  • Shocking Backstage Stories From 'In Living Color'

    Rosie Perez is known for her great roles in "Do the Right Thing," "Fearless," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Pineapple Express." Now, she's also an author, sharing stories from her childhood and early career in her new memoir, "Handbook for an Unpredictable Life."

    Both Rosie and Ali spent years working on the Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color" — Ali as a cast member and Rosie as the choreographer of the show's dance troupe, the Fly Girls. During their mini-reunion, they both had hilarious memories to share.

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    Rosie remembered one peculiar moment after hours when she went upstairs at the studio to get a snack. "Jim Carrey was there on a pogo stick." Rosie recalled, "I was like, 'What the hell are you doing?' He said, 'This is how I get ideas!'"

    Another one of Rosie's favorite memories happened before Heavy D & the Boyz made a guest appearance on the show. "His dancers had a beef with one of the Fly Girls, and they had a fistfight in the

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  • No Tweeting at Weddings! (And Other Tech Etiquette)

    Are proper manners a lost art? With cell phones hanging out at dinner tables around the country, you might say so. That's why Anna Post — the great, great granddaughter of the legendary etiquette author Emily Post — came by to share some modern-day etiquette tips for our tech-obsessed world.

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    When it comes to weddings, don't post too frequently on social media. Not only will you annoy your friends and followers, but you could also give someone the wrong idea. "You want to keep wedding talk to a real minimum, and make sure none of your wedding talk could be heard as an invitation to the wedding," Anna says.

    And absolutely no tweeting the day of the event. "Who are you tweeting?" She asks. "All of the people who weren't invited?"

    If you're getting annoyed with a friend who just won't put a phone down at the dinner table, there are two ways to tackle the tech rudeness. "Just stop talking," Anna recommends. "As soon as you stop talking,

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