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  • Ali Learns to Twerk

    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

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  • ‘Stalking’ Is Such a Harsh Word

    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

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  • If I Were Your Mom….

    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

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  • When Should Dogs Wear Coats?

    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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  • The 'Hot' women guys DON'T find attractive

    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

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  • “Thanks To Photoshop, My Grandmother Could Be a Model”

    Earlier this year, a Victoria’s Secret model made headlines when she attributed her success to winning “a genetic lottery,” rather than hard work. “I'm not saying I'm lazy. But the most important part of my job is to show up with a 23-inch waist, looking young, feminine and white,” said Cameron Russell, who has appeared in Chanel campaigns and Vogue magazine. She added that models “are some of the most physically insecure women on the planet.”

    It was an interesting revelation about a profession that seems like it would be full of confident women. So Ali invited her friend Paulina Porizkova, who rose to fame as an international supermodel in the eighties, to give an insider’s perspective on the modeling industry today.

    Paulina, who is just as gorgeous as ever, told Ali that the times she felt the ugliest was when she was modeling. “You don’t hear, oh you’re so beautiful, your hair is so splendid, your eyes are so pretty,” she says. “It’s ‘oh, well your nose is a millimeter too

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  • Tim Gunn’s Spring Do’s & Don’ts

    Spring is finally here, so Ali invited Tim Gunn to Daily Shot to help us spring-ify our wardrobes. There are a lot of new trends for the season, and Tim Gunn knows better than anyone which looks are worth a try, and which you can ignore completely.

    But before you shop for anything this weekend, Tim says to avoid the one fashion mistake most women make: picking the wrong size. “They wear things that are too big or too small,” the fashion guru says, “usually erring on the side of too big.”

    As for seasonal trends, what’s the hottest item on Tim’s list? “I’m crazy about these very potently colored chinos.” He favors deeper, more saturated colors over pastels, though, because, “they tend to make women look matronly." The chinos shown in the video are from Old Navy.

    Another trend Tim likes, although hesitantly, is the asymmetrical-hem skirt, aka the Mullet Skirt. The hemline, he says, “needs to be subtle and nuanced, you don’t want it thrown in your face.”

    A surprising

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  • Juice Cleanses: What’s The Point?

    Good-looking celebrities such as Sofia Vergara, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Salma Hayek have all admitted to being on a juice cleanse at some point in their lives.

    A juice cleanse is when you give up food and drink only fruit and vegetable juices for anywhere from a day to a few weeks. Or, in Ali’s case, four hours.

    So why would anyone do that? Ali asked AJ Jacobs, author of ‘Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection,’ who tried a cleanse or two for his book. Do people really need to clean their organs? Or are they just trying to lose weight quick?

    According to Jacobs, a juice cleanse doesn’t really help you do either. Any weight you lose during a cleanse will come back once you’re done. “An easier way would just be to restrict your calories and eat normal food.”

    And cleaning toxins out of your body? Well, that’s what your kidneys, liver, and intestines do anyway.

    Both Ali and AJ admitted to getting light-headed and spacey when attempting a

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  • Why Do Men...?

    Why do men do the things they do?  Why are they obsessed with video games and fantasy sports?  Why do they love terrible bands?  Why do they read on the toilet?  Ali gets to the bottom of some of the most mysterious male behavior with Roger Hailes of the Yahoo! Show, Mansome.
    Roger was more than happy to be the unelected spokesman for men everywhere. A main motivator for men, he says, is to be able “to participate in something without actually doing it.” Roger estimates that, after a few months of playing something called ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ (which is something called a ‘video game’) he’d be a really excellent “high level assassin.”
    As for why they read on the toilet, Roger says the more important question is, “Why DON’T women read on the toilet.”
    Ali also wondered why men grunt at the gym.  The answer to that one is apparently simple:  because people grunt when we try.  Roger tried to convince Ali that women do it too, but his only concrete example was Wimbledon.
    After a few more

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  • Talk Like A Cool Kid

    Comedian Mike Falzone teaches Ali all the cool new slang...or tries to, anyway.

    To see more of Mike, check out his channel:


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