- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 10:09 AM EDT | Comments
Carolina Bermudez, one of the hosts of "Live From The Couch" on WLNY-TV in New York, shocked viewers in March by announcing she and co-host Lisa Kerny were both pregnant. That’s a lot of hormones on one set!
When Ali discovered Carolina was pregnant, she said, “There are some gross things that happen when you’re pregnant, you should know that now…” And so began their frank conversation on the side effects your doctor doesn’t always warn you about.
Everyone knows about the mood swings, nausea and incontinence, but what was the most shocking thing to happen to Carolina? She says, “The amount of body hair…. I’m like big foot’s little sister and I had laser hair removal.”
During pregnancy, hormones are responsible for hair growth, which wouldn’t be so bad if it just meant longer, more luscious locks. But for many women, it means hairier breasts, abdomen, face, arms and legs.
Carolina was also surprised by her own scent. She says, “The body odor has be...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:36 AM EDT | Comments
In the hot new ABC Drama “Mistresses,” Rochelle Aytes plays April Malloy, a widowed single mom who finds out a dark secret about her late husband’s past – he cheated. For Rochelle, the infidelity was a little too familiar.
“Have you ever been cheated on?” Ali asked.
“Yes, unfortunately more than once.” Rochelle said. “I went crazy afterwards. One time I did go into the drawer and grab a “utensil.” I was just angry and I wanted something.”
Luckily, Ali had some constructive advice. “A steak knife in one of his tires… it makes you feel a lot better,” she says. “Don’t hurt him, just hurt something he loves.”
To hear more about Mistresses and find out what Rochelle would do if she found out her friend’s husband was cheating, watch this episode of Daily Shot.Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Jun 28, 2013 10:48 AM EDT | Comments
Guest host Melissa Knowles of Trending Now steps in for Ali today to discuss what it really means to be a grownup. Kelly Williams Brown is the author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) steps.
Why 468? “I just put all the steps in there that I thought were good and useful, and 468 it was,” she says.
One of the crucial steps to becoming an adult, “knowing how bleach works,” Kelly says. “Don’t pour it directly on things. Just dilute it, and it’s a great way to clean.”
The hardest step, she says, is accepting that, “despite how your parents feel, despite how your friends feel, what your teachers have told you: you are not a special snowflake.”
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Something kids dare better at than adults though, Kelly says, is “letting things roll off their backs and not taking it personally.”
So what’s the easiest step to becoming an adult? Check out this episode of Daily Shot!...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Jun 28, 2013 10:35 AM EDT | Comments
Margaret Cho is best known as a comedian who makes audiences laugh with her hilarious impressions of her mom, but she stopped by Daily Shot for a rather serious conversation with Ali about mental health and body image.
Cho famously went into kidney failure after being told to lose weight for her 1994 sitcom, All-American Girl. “The show was developed about me, so I was too fat to be me, which is absurd.”
When the show was cancelled after six months, Margaret noted, “it was replaced by Drew Carey, because he was so thin.”
And while Margaret agrees that images of women in the media can be pervasively unhealthy, she says women can occasionally be their own worst enemies "it's a collective disease that women are giving each other all the time, we're all sort of out there valuing a certain kind of body.”
But she says that age has changed her perception of what she looks like.
“There is so much beauty I have now, as opposed to when I was younger....Read More »
As part of Ali’s continuing efforts to get everyone a date, she asked newly-single Andrea Boelkhe, Survivor alum and host of The Daily Brief on Askmen.com, where all the quality singles are hanging out these days. Ok, just the singles. No one’s vouching for the quality. But there are a lot of popular new apps and sites out that help you narrow your search by what you’re looking for.
First up, Hitch.me is an online dating site for people who use LinkedIn. The pro of using it, says Andrea, is “LinkedIn is a very valid site, and usually your resume as accurate because people that are gonna hire you are gonna check that, so you’re getting rid of fake [profiles.]”
The con? “Are they gold diggers? Are you looking basically like ‘I wanna date a doctor!’”
The site does guarantee that, “none of your activities will ever be shared back to your LinkedIn account.”
Next, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you a potential match ev...Read More »