- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:40 AM EDT | Comments
From expensive dresses to dealing with bridezillas, being a bridesmaid can be the ultimate annoyance. Comedian Ophira Eisenberg is the author of "Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy," and she stopped by "Daily Shot" to sound off on why being a bridesmaid is just the worst.
"I think it's actually gotten more horrible," Ophira says of the financial burden. "The money, that's why most people say no. It's a great expense."
Her second grievance? The dresses. "That's endless material!" She says. Even when laid-back brides allow bridesmaids to select their own dresses, "it's like some terrible color" like "dusty rose."
And every bride turns into a bridezilla at one point or another during the planning process. "Brides who are the nicest people in normal life, right before the wedding go nuts," Ophira says. "If you're in the bridal party, there's an expectation that you're there!"
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:08 AM EDT | Comments
Dita Von Teese's first job was working in a lingerie store when she was 15 years old. Little did she know the experience would shape her future career. The burlesque dancer and model now has a lingerie line of her own, and she's encouraging women everywhere to embrace the glam.
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"I've always been attracted to the era of the '30s, '40s, '50s, because it was a moment of glamour and self-creation," she says, though her vintage look has humble roots. Dita grew up as a natural blonde in a small farming town in Michigan. "I'm an ordinary-looking girl underneath all the tricks, so I loved this idea of giving myself my own big Hollywood makeover."
According to Dita, lingerie is less about sex and more about creative expression. "My relationship with lingerie is really about self-expression and reveling in being a woman and having little moments of luxury and glamour in my everyday life," she explains. "The way that you feel, it radiates."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Apr 10, 2014 1:39 PM EDT | Comments
On "American Horror Story," Jamie Brewer plays Nan, the clever and mysterious young witch. The actress, who's been performing since she was a young teen, sees her work as more than just a career.
"I've been in theater since eighth grade," Jamie says. "I really knew that I would rather change lives through the arts than medically."
Jamie enjoys her character's "quirky side" and loves doing her own stunts. Her favorite "American Horror Story" scene to shoot came in the episode "Burn, Witch. Burn!" The best moment? "Being chased by zombies," Jamie says.
Over the course of her time in the spotlight, Jamie has had the chance to meet all sorts of Hollywood celebrities, but she shared one particularly special moment with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Apr 9, 2014 11:35 AM EDT | Comments
Isabel Gillies was a happily married new mom when her husband broke the news that he was in love with someone else. While many women might start plotting revenge and cut the former partner out of their life, Isabel took a different approach: She became friends with her ex and his new partner.
"I think what people miss is that you just have to deal with the truth of what's going on," Isabel says. "Once you accept that your life is what it is, it becomes easier."
After Isabel came to terms with her husband leaving, she realized that she had a big choice to make. "We're either going to hate each other and not be friends, or we're going to try to be friends." For the sake of the children, she quickly realized friendship was the only option.
"Divorce is way too hard for children," she says. "Your whole job has to be making it better for them, and the best way to do that is communicating well. You sort of just have to say, 'Get over it.'"
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Apr 8, 2014 1:08 PM EDT | Comments
This year is expected to bring one of the worst allergy seasons on record. But before you fall victim to an annoying itchy throat, a runny nose, and congestion, try taking Dr. Travis Stork's advice for preventing allergy flare-ups.
"You can prevent your allergies from being bad by taking some simple steps," Stork says. First, he recommends a nasal saline solution or a neti pot to ease congestion.
Next, wash your hair more frequently, especially if you're spending more time outdoors as the weather gets warmer. "You've been outside, and that pollen will literally stick to your hair," he says. When you go to bed, that same pollen can get all over your pillow and cause a bad allergy reaction.
Stork says to be mindful of the time of day when pollen levels are at their worst. "Between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., that's when pollen counts are usually the highest," he explains. If you're working in the house or driving at this time, make sure your window...Read More »