• Willie Garson is best known for playing Stanford Blatch, Carrie's gay best friend on "Sex and the City." But the actor had a little-known relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker long before the show debuted.

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    In 1985, the pair dated. "There was a romantic element, more on my side than on her side," Willie recalls. "But our love was going to be lifelong, whether it was marital bliss or friendship bliss, and it's still intact."

    Over the course of the six seasons of "Sex and the City," Willie portrayed Stanford's character so convincingly that people still mistake him for being gay in real life. "For homosexuals watching interviews, there's nothing worse than straight actors coming on interview shows and doing cartwheels screaming about how they're not actually homosexuals," Willie says. "Do I care what someone thinks? No."

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  • As Rachael Ray's style guru and author of the new book "Style and the Successful Girl," Gretta Monahan has great tips for anyone who wants quick and easy style. The expert stopped by "Daily Shot" to share five of her favorite hairstyles that take five minutes or less.

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    First on the list is the half-up, half-down look. Simply pull the front of the hair back behind the head and fasten with hairpins or a clip. "That's one of those styles you'll see on the red carpet, you'll see it during the day," Gretta says. "It's good for work, it's good for anything."

    Her second favorite is the messy bun. "The cool thing about that is that you can have day-old hair," Gretta says. Don't brush your hair — simply gather it into a bun on the top of your hair. "You can have medium-length or long and do the messy bun — no problem," she says.

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  • One of the biggest myths about makeup is that it causes breakouts, says lifestyle expert Justine Santaniello. "It's not the makeup that's causing breakouts. It's how we're using the makeup, like when we fall asleep with our makeup on, that is a big no-no. That's what's clogging our pores and causing those breakouts and blemishes."

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    What you don't know about makeup is also costing you money. For instance, you don't have to use store-bought makeup remover — you can use an easy-to-mix, inexpensive home recipe. Justine recommends mixing equal parts witch hazel and olive oil. "The witch hazel has astringent properties, and then the olive oil has moisturizing properties."

    Something else you don't have to go to the store for? A special shampoo to treat dandruff. "Usually those shampoos have a lot of harsh chemicals in there that you don't want to be using on your scalp and hair," says Justine. "Aloe is actually a really great remedy." She recommends massaging aloe ver

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  • Tia Mowry grew up on the '90s sitcom "Sister, Sister" with her twin, Tamera. Now, the 35-year-old can be seen on her Style Network reality show "Tia & Tamera," the Nickelodeon comedy "Instant Mom," and the new film "Baggage Claim."

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    The actress, author, and producer also has a 2-year-old son, Cree. Being a mom, she says, has given her a whole new focus on keeping her family healthy. "One of the main things that my family and I do — we exercise a lot."

    And while her son isn't hitting Zumba class just yet, she says she's encouraging healthy habits early. "My 2-year-old walks around the block once a day."

    She also tells Ali that she'd like to expand her family "probably in two years."

    She became a vegan in January and says that her chronic eczema and migraines have since cleared up. "And I have more energy."

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  • Tamera Mowry made headlines this past summer after announcing on “The Real” that she waited until she was 29 years old to lose her virginity. But the “Sister, Sister” alum reveals she was surprised at the reaction to her comments. “I didn’t think that it was going to be such a big deal,” she says. “A lot of my girlfriends … one of them is celibate, and my other friend, she’s 32 and she’s still a virgin.”

    Tamera credits her mother with helping her stay strong-willed. “She said it’s an easy way to weed out all the dogs,” Tamera says about her choice to hold off on sex. “If a guy really wants to be with you for the sake of just being with you, he’s not going to leave you because you don’t want to have sex with him.”

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    The 35-year-old, who’s now happily married with an 11-month-old son, says she’s looking forward to having another baby. “I loved being pregnant,” Tamera says. “My sister looks at me like I’m crazy because she had a little bit more of a

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