• For 14 years, Tamara Tunie has played medical examiner Melinda Warner on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Given her upbringing, it's not so surprising that she landed the role of a person who works with dead bodies.

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    "I grew up in a funeral home," Tamara says. Her dad was a mortician, and her mom followed suit and went to mortuary school later on to help with the family business. "She would do makeup and hair," Tamara adds. The actress also got to try out her skills when she was a kid. "I've done some hair in my day!"

    Over the course of her many seasons on the show, Tamara has picked up so much medical jargon that she's now able to technically describe any injuries. But for some of her co-stars, the complicated terminology doesn't come as easily.

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    The actress recalled one scene in which Ice T was supposed to talk about epithelials, or skin cells. "We were in my office, but for whatever re

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  • When sparks flew between Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse on "Full House," nobody could doubt the chemistry between Lori Loughlin and John Stamos. Over the years, fans hoped for a real-life romance. Last spring, John confirmed in an interview what many had already expected. Lori was "the one that got away."

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    "That was very nice of him to say that," Lori says about the confession. The actress, who has been happily married to fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli for almost 17 years, says it came down to a matter of timing. "I was married at the time I was doing the show to my first husband," Lori explains. "Right as I was getting divorced, he met Rebecca."

    Lori admits that she never gets tired of talking about her "Full House" days, so we had her select some cast class superlatives:

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    Who was class clown? "Dave Coulier."
    Hottest? "John."
    Best Dressed "Me!"
    Drama King? "Bob," Lori says, re

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  • Wilmer Valderrama is best known for playing Fez, the goofy foreign-exchange student on the hit sitcom "That '70s Show." The actor was a high school senior when the pilot was filmed, and the young Wilmer had no idea how successful the show would become.

    "One thing we knew for a fact was that our show was going to get canceled in 24 hours," he says. So the cast went all-out during every take. "We tried to make every scene as funny as we could."

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    Despite the closeness of the "That '70s Show" cast, even Wilmer couldn't have predicted that now engaged Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher would get together — they were all focused on the project at hand. "We're best friends," he says. "We stayed straight-minded. We understood the opportunity we had was a very rare one."

    While engagement rumors continue to swirl around Wilmer and girlfriend Demi Lovato, the actor is quick to turn the focus away from gossip. "She's a groundbreaking human being and

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  • Everyone knows that poor eating habits are bad for your waistline, but you might not be aware of the aging effect of making bad food choices. Elisa Zied is the author of "Younger Next Week," and she stopped by the "Daily Shot" to share the top five bad habits that can make us feel and look older.

    1. Overeating: Eating too much shortens your body's telomeres — the very tips of your DNA. "When you overeat ... you're actually harming your cells and you're speeding up the aging process and reducing your lifespan," Elisa says.

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    2. Dieting: "Dieting basically sets you up for failure," Elisa says. "When you're restricting foods and food groups, when you're not giving your body the nutrients it needs, it sets you up ... for nutritional deficiencies." Losing too much weight too quickly can also lead to bitemporal wasting — the thinning of soft tissue over the temples. "Dieting is just not the way to do it," Elisa says. "It's about eating a lot of healthy fo

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  • Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna has been walking the fashion runway since she was 15, and now she's mentoring aspiring models as one of the hosts of Oxygen network's "The Face." For Anne, it's a chance to give young women the support that she never had.

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    The model, who's known for her 10 consecutive appearances in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, moved to New York City to pursue a fashion career when she was a young teen. She had to find her way in the industry alone. "It's hard when you start modeling," she says. "I've never had a mentor in my life."

    Her biggest struggles were dealing with her body changes and adjusting her eating habits. "I went from being really skinny and kind of eating everything to losing a lot of jobs," Anne says about her metabolism change. "I just didn't know how to handle it. ... I didn't really have anyone ... to hold my hand and be, like, 'It's going to be OK.'"

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