• Greta Gerwig is one of the hottest up-and-coming stars in the entire movie industry. She stars in the hippest movies of the season, “Frances Ha,” which she co-wrote with director Noah Baumbach, whom she’s dating in real life.

    That might be shocking to former co-star Russell Brand—with whom she appeared in the movie Arthur. The British comedian once called Greta “undateable.”

    “I would say something nerdy,” Greta recalls, “and he would look at me and say, ‘Greta Gerwig: UNDATEABLE.’” Brand even joked that he’d start a television show that would follow her around until she said something ‘idiotic,’ then brand her ‘UNDATEABLE.’

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    “I was like, ‘Oh that sounds good, Russell.” Greta’s impression of him is also pretty amazing.

    But it looks like Brand won’t ever get his reality show, because Greta’s getting such rave reviews for her turn in Frances Ha. And with such a bright future, she has set the bar high for herself. “I wanna be like Clint Eastwood, but a lady,” she te

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  • As expected, Season 9 of The Bachelorette has been full of drama, man tears, and most notably, amateur poets, guitar players and tap dancers.

    Jaclyn Swartz, outspoken alum of The Bachelor, stopped by Daily Shot to recap last night’s shenanigans, and sound off on, she says, the noticeable lack of fireworks between Des and her suitors this season.

    “I feel a little underwhelmed by the bachelorette,” Jaclyn says, “I’m not saying she’s doing a bad job, I just can’t feel her connecting with any of the guys.”

    She explains that the men– and the show’s producers – try too hard to spice things up. “I feel like it’s this whole horse and pony show with the dudes.”

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    Jaclyn weighed in on Des’s tense two-on-one date with Michael and Ben. “The way Michael conducted himself was poor… that would have been enough for me to say goodbye," she says. "I thought he was fake and trying a little too hard to start drama.”

    To hear more of what Jaclyn says about the drama, incl

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  • Leo Howard, 15-year-old star of the Disney XD comedy, Kickin’ It, is no stranger to hard work and discipline. He started studying karate at age four, and won three martial arts world championships by the time he was eight.

    But what surprised us at Daily Shot was what a gentleman he was. He called all the women ‘ma’am,’ all the men, ‘sir,’ and took the time to give some karate pointers to Ali’s 10-year-old daughter Elliot.

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    Leo started off our interview by teaching Ali the ‘Tornado Kick,’ a spinning roundhouse kick that she sorta kinda managed to learn. But she wanted to get to the more basic survival moves, like what to do if someone tries to steal her purse.

    He first recommended a solid knee to the groin, but then he got practical. “Me, as a martial artist, like if someone was robbing me? I’d probably run.”

    To hear Leo explain how martial arts help him every day, and to see his expert version of the Tornado Kick, check out this episode of Dai

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  • How many times have you been on a great date, then thought, “I can’t text this person for 24 hours or I’ll ruin it?” Or what about, “If we sleep together too soon, I’ll never hear from you again?” Andrea Syrtash and Jeff Wilser are the authors of the new book, “It’s Ok to Sleep with Him on the First Date: And Every Other Rule Of Dating Debunked,” and they stopped by to bust five popular dating myths.

    #1. “Don’t sleep with him on the first date.”

    Jeff, who may or may not have a personal interest in this one, said, “In the history of the world, no guy has ever said, ‘This woman is awesome. She’s really smart. She’s attractive. She’s cool. She’s funny. Only one problem. We hooked up on the first date.’”

    Andrea has interviewed many couples who started off this way and lived happily ever after. “If you have chemistry and connection, rules don’t apply.”

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    #2 “Don’t pursue him.”

    Conventional wisdom, according to Jeff, holds t

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  • Tony-winner Nikki James has been playing to sold-out crowds for two years in Book of Mormon, and is about to perform in her own one-woman cabaret show June 23 and 24th at Broadway nightclub 54 Below. She stopped by to chat with Ali about what goes on behind the scenes at a Broadway show.

    First of all, so many celebrities come to see the hit musical that the cast has devised a system to keep from getting starstruck on stage by someone in the audience. “We’ve divided the theater into quadrants, and you’ll say like ‘1-1-1’ which is Section 1, Row 1, Seat 1. So you can prepare your fellow castmates for a famous face.”

    The celeb the cast was most excited to see? Oprah. “We put together this note that we all signed asking her to please please please come backstage,” Nikki said. When Oprah obliged, “she was lovely. She was with Gayle. She was amazing.”

    “Be very honest about this,” Ali asked, “Sunday matinees. You guys are giving it 70 percent.”

    “No way!” Nikki protested. “The worst show

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