- 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.
Jamie ran into the talk show host at an award ceremony while she was trying to find a place to sit. "Glee" star Jane Lynch invited Jamie to sit at their...Read More »
- 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 »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Apr 7, 2014 11:15 AM EDT | Comments
Some people say 30 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 40, but Annabelle Gurwitch isn't buying it. The author of "I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50" is certain 50 is the new 50 and that's all there is to it.
Annabelle joined Ali for some cautionary tales from the other side of menopause. “We should retire that phrase ‘aging gracefully,’” she says. “There’s nothing graceful about this.”
The book is a collection of essays, each addressing something Anabelle says you can expect when you hit 50.
Among them, “There’s the indignity of realizing you are becoming invisible to people younger than you. They just can’t see you.”
Other indignities? “Your teenagers start to hate you, the way your parents are getting older.”
So what are the good parts? "It has made me closer to my girlfriends, this whole experience," she says. "You can't talk about it with your...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Apr 4, 2014 11:12 AM EDT | Comments
Sally Jesse Raphael has spent five decades covering news, radio, and TV, interviewing countless controversial guests, experts, and celebrities.
The Emmy Award-winning talk show host says her favorite interview of all time was with actress Audrey Hepburn. But there's also a subject that sticks out as the worst: "Woody Allen," Sally Jessy says. Why did the director make for an unpleasant interview? "He just smelled," Sally Jessy says. "But you know, a lot of celebrities smell."
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There is one media personality Sally Jessy will always look up to: Phil Donahue, who hosted "Donahue," which ran for 28 years on national television. "I have, to this day, extremely high respect for that man," Sally Jessy says. "I think he did talk television when it was a decent art." What does she think of it today? "It's a crock of junk!"
Fans can find Sally Jessy these days on "Sally Jessy Rides!" her Logo TV Web series, which features short celebrity interviews on some form of tra...Read More »