Blog Posts by Daily Shot

  • Tim Gunn on Celeb Fashion Faux Pas

    As always, Tim Gunn is hesitant to call anything a ‘Fashion Don’t,’ because he likes to view the clothing in the context of the wearer’s personality. “The clothes we wear send a message about how we’re perceived.”

    WATCH: Tim Gunn's Spring Fashion Do's and Don'ts

    That said, sometimes looks can send confusing messages, so rather than trash celebrities, he and Ali discussed “the most perplexing” celebrity looks of all time.

    High on Tim’s list is Helena Bonham Carter, whose red carpet style he finds, “a little off-putting.” He may also have whispered the phrase “hot mess.”

    Also on the list is Paris Hilton. “I think we’re the butt of all her jokes,” says Tim. “She dresses to be a ridiculous cartoon character.”

    WATCH: More Fashion Fails

    Number one on Tim’s list, he says, has offended a lot of people in the past. To see his controversial pick, and a few celebs who always get it right, watch this episode of Daily Shot.

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  • Comedian’s Foster Parenting Joy

    Alec Mapa has guest-starred in more than 40 TV series, including Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives, but what you may not know is that he's also a father.

    Alec is Asian, his husband Jamison is white, and his adopted son Zion is black. “We look like the last two minutes from ‘It’s A Small World,’” he jokes.

    Zion came to live with Alec and Jamison three years ago, when he was five. “We were like instant parents and we were clueless. Like I didn’t know that five-year-old boys had meltdowns at the end of the day and needed naps.”

    His son had three rough weeks adjusting, “One minute he was living in Compton, in the hood. The next minute he was living with two gay guys. So it was like “Who are you, where am I, what’s gazpacho?”

    “As soon as he knew he was safe and cared for, a light went off in his eyes and he became a regular kid.”

    Alec hopes to encourage more people to adopt from the foster system. “People always said to me, ‘Aren’t you afraid the kids gonna have issues?’ Yeah, ‘cause

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  • Miranda Kerr Puts Food On Her Face

    Australian beauty Miranda Kerr stopped by Daily Shot to share beauty secrets with Ali, and talk about her new campaign helping women and girls.

    Miranda, 30, has been modeling since her early teens, and became a household name as a Victoria’s Secret model. She also studied nutrition and now runs her own organic skin care line, Kora Organics.

    She told Ali that a few simple food items can do wonders for skin and hair: egg white on your hair makes it shiny. Avocado is also great for hair and face. “Cucumber is great for your eyes, “ she adds. But her favorite is coconut oil, used as a hair treatment.

    As for healthy summer snacking, she says, “You know what’s a good way to have a refreshing tasty treat? Frozen blueberries.” She says she and her son love that snack, as well as a special healthy muffin recipe she makes. (See below.)

    Miranda is also partnering with Gillette Venus for charity. She’s spreading the word that for every tweet using hashtag, “#stepup,” Venus will donate $1 to

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  • Real Housewives Get Physical

    They’re back, and they're on fire. The fifth season of Real Housewives of New Jersey may be the most dramatic yet.

    Why is there so much fighting? Melissa Gorga explains, “There’s something about family. It’s a force of nature.”

    Kathy Wakile adds, “I’ve been known to duke it out with my sister.”

    Melissa says that sometimes the cameras happen to catch a whirlwind of cat fights, and that's just how their family deals with problems. "Just when you think there's nothing left...there's a lot more to come," she explains.

    WATCH: Caroline Manzo's motherly advice

    Wondering what insults push them over the edge? For Melissa it’s being called “fake,” and for Kathy, “People say that I’m a follower. I’m not a follower.”

    Since every Real Housewives series features some famous outlandish quotes, Ali put Melissa's and Kathy’s Housewife knowledge to the test in a game of “Words of a Housewife.”

    WATCH: The trick Housewives use to stop the cameras

    So who said what in Ali's list of crazy quotes? Play along with

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  • Cheryl Burke: “Curves are Sexy”

    Cheryl Burke still hates to think about the tabloid that criticized her weight back in 2008. The article came out right before the Dancing with the Stars premiere, “and I was wearing a costume and had to go out and face millions of people,” she remembers. “Obviously I’m human and I was hurt by it and affected by it.”

    WATCH: Tips for staying healthy

    She says that the public slam led her to doubt herself continuously when she went on the red carpet or put on one of the notoriously skimpy Dancing with the Stars costumes. But she didn’t want to keep doubting herself, and she doesn’t want anyone else to either. “Embrace your body,” is her message. “Curves are sexy as hell.”

    “For me it’s all about making sure women out there have self-esteem and just be able to be confident in their own skin.”

    In fact, Cheryl is so confident these days, she became a spokesperson for Depend undergarments. And it’s “Depend,” not “Depends,” she clarifies.

    WATCH: Former Depend spokeswoman, Lisa Rinna

    At 29,

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  • Actress’s Fertility Warning

    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.”

    WATCH: “If I Were Your Mom…”

    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.”

    WATCH: “I actually don’t want kids.”

    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

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  • Don’t Call Me ‘Perky!’ Things That Annoy Katie Couric.

    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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  • Gross Mystery Ingredients In Popular Foods

    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.

    WATCH: Do feed your kids this...

    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

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  • Plastic Surgery Secrets!

    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?”

    WATCH: Another Celeb Husband’s Divorce Threat

    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.

    WATCH: Before You Get a Butt Lift, Watch This

    And the most painful surgery, he says, is a tummy tuck. “Because

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  • Newlyweds’ Lessons From the First Year

    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

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