Blog Posts by Ali Wentworth

  • Final Shot: Our Favorite Moments

    It's never easy to say goodbye, and over the past year at "Daily Shot," we've had a blast bringing you hilarious interviews and only the best questionable life advice. But before we start crying into our cereal, sleeping until 2 p.m., and blowing our savings in Atlantic City in a fit of Wentworth withdrawal, we at "Daily Shot" want to say thanks.

    Whether Ali was sitting across the table from A-list celebrities, famous cats, or Tupperware-selling drag queens, we've always tried to bring a little laughter to your day … with only the occasional herpes joke. On camera and off, we've probably had too much fun, like that time in the office when Ali burst into a VP meeting … topless. We are so blessed.

    We hope you enjoy a little compilation of some of our favorite moments over this past season. Be sure to watch until the end for a special surprise.

    Thanks for watching, thanks for sharing, and thanks for laughing with us. That was your "Daily Shot"!

    Love always,
    The "Daily Shot" Team

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  • Daily Shot's 'Going Out of Business' Sale

    Tupperware saleswoman extraordinaire Aunt Barbara was one of Daily Shot's very first guests. In this nostalgic episode, we've asked her back to help us say goodbye and pay a special tribute to the best canceled shows of all time.

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    Which Tupperware would she use to pay respect to "The Facts of Life"? "Those poor girls, right before they canceled the show, they were tortured in the media because they all gained weight," Aunt Barbara says. "That makes me think of the Tupperware salad-to-go set, because if they had taken a salad to-go every day, they might never have gotten pink slips."

    For "Baywatch," Aunt Barbara recommends the Tupperware Forget Me Not containers. "You get two boobs and a box for $19," she says. "Where you gonna find two boobs and a box for $19?"

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    How would she pay tribute to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"? "You're gonna stick your big banana in the Tupperware big banana keeper," she says.

    For "Beverly

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  • Jackson Galaxy: The Biggest Misconception About Cats

    Is your cat driving you crazy? Might be time to call in an expert. Jackson Galaxy is an animal behaviorist on the Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell" who helps cats get along better with their humans.

    WATCH: The No. 1 Thing People Don't Understand About Cats

    Pet owners turn to Jackson when their cats are particularly aggressive or prone to bad behavior — whether it's scratching strangers, peeing in the toaster, or a hundred other issues. How does he help to solve the problem? First, by finding their "challenge line."

    "I'm trying to find the place where they go from comfort to challenge," Jackson says. Then, he begins to repair the cat-human relationship through training.

    What's the most common behavioral problem that Jackson sees among his clients' pets? Either hissing or peeing on the carpet, but if an owner is committed to keeping a cat, Jackson will be there to help.

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    While there are many misconceptions about our feline friends, Jackson says

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  • The Truth About Mario Lopez's 'Saved by the Bell' Mullet

    Over the course of Mario Lopez's long career, he's starred in countless movies and TV series, produced several projects, and interviewed hundreds of celebrities as the host of "Extra." Despite his wildly successful career, there is one thing he'll never be able to live down: his "Saved by the Bell" mullet.

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    What was behind the "business in the front, party in the back" hairstyle? Had Mario known about the potential ridicule surrounding the 'do, he might have done things a little differently. "I didn't know I had a mullet!" he claims. "At the time, Steven Seagal and Mel Gibson had those little ponytails. … It was an unintentional mullet with too much product; it was horrible all the way around."

    Mario also shared a fact about his current coif. "I actually suffer from thinning hair, especially when I get stressed out, so I try to stay on top of that," he says. The star started working with Nioxin, which offers

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  • Why Women Love 'Deadliest Catch'

    "Deadliest Catch" follows captains and their crews who risk their lives in fishing vessels in the Bering Sea. One of those captains is Keith Colburn, the head of crab-fishing boat "The Wizard," and even he was surprised when he realized how popular the reality show is with one particular audience.

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    "There's a huge female following," Keith says of the show. The captain recalled a promotion at a supermarket in Texas where he asked a group of excited female fans why they watch. They said, "Seven guys on a boat! All guys and it's real dangerous, duh."

    The danger might be thrilling to watch on television, but it's completely serious for the captain, who protects his crew in life-threatening situations nearly every year at sea. The scariest situation he's ever been in? Almost losing his entire crew in Season 5. "I took a gigantic wave that almost took out six guys in one fell swoop," Keith says. "That was one of the worst."

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  • Why You Should Always Tip the Waitstaff

    Comedian Carol Leifer is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on "Seinfeld," "Modern Family," and "Saturday Night Live," and now she's sharing her wisdom from a 37-year career in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."

    WATCH: Kate McKinnon's Favorite Thing to do in 'SNL' Skits

    Her best advice? She quotes the oft-cited "’Find a job that you love, and you'll never work a day in your life.’ And then I think stick-to-it-iveness and tenacity. … I talk about doing the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson, but that happened after auditioning 22 times."

    The comedian has one other important piece of advice for anyone trying to make it in show biz: Always tip the waitstaff. "I've been around long enough that I've actually run into women who've made it as performers and commented that they waited on me and I was a nice tipper," Carol says, remembering a run-in with Kate Flannery from "The Office," who waited on Carol years before Flannery’s TV debut.

    Carol also

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  • Shawn Ashmore Divulges Kevin Bacon's Pranks on Set

    On Fox's "The Following," Shawn Ashmore plays trusty FBI agent Mike Weston, but even though he's a popular main character, it doesn't mean his job is safe. "What I think is so great about the show is that we do lose main characters," Shawn says. "It raises the stakes."

    WATCH: Sam Underwood on Playing Twins and Working with Kevin Bacon

    During the first season of the show, the creators offered a disclaimer to the staff. "They sat us all down and said, 'Listen, some people in this room will not make it through the first season. It's not because we don't like you, it's not because we don’t like your performance or the character, but that's the kind of show that we're making.'" Shawn says that when he receives a script, he automatically flips to the end to make sure he's not killed off. "I don't know how I survive!"

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    Now that his character has made it through Season 2, Shawn's had time to grow closer with his fellow cast mates, and with such a heavy plot,

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  • Why You're Not Getting Results at the Gym

    If you're working out regularly and not seeing results, it might be time to take a good look at your gym habits. Bahar Takhtehchian is the editor-at-large of Shape magazine, and she shared six mistakes keeping you from getting the results you want.1. Bad posture. "A lot of times you'll be at the gym and you'll see people hunched over," Bahar says. "That's a bad thing because when your body's hunched over, that's causing your muscles to exert more effort to stabilize." Incorrect form also causes your body to use up more oxygen.

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    2. Working out on an empty stomach. "Up until an hour beforehand, you want to take in 200 to 250 calories, because if you don't have energy, you're not going to be able to actually go through your workout," Bahar says.

    3. Chronic stress. Extreme stress causes your body to release the hormone cortisol. "Studies have shown that when you release cortisol, you're not able to recover as well after you work out," Bahar

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  • Dawn Cutillo: Are Your Hormones Making You Crazy?

    As you get older, you might notice that you're losing sleep, your hair is thinning, and your waist is getting thicker. What's going on? Dawn Cutillo is a holistic health practitioner and the author of "The Hormone 'Shift'," and she stopped by "Daily Shot" with some answers.

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    How do you know if you're premenopausal? "Basically, you feel like you have PMS every day," Dawn says. "You start to gain weight, you have problems with your mood, you can't sleep as well … and then you get the hot flashes." That shows you may be starting to enter "the change."

    Hot flashes result from dips in estrogen levels, and they're a sign that "the ovaries are starting to shut down," Dawn explains. But what triggers these unpleasant episodes is actually falling blood sugar — something to keep in mind when you're about to have caffeine or a sugary snack.

    WATCH: How to Avoid Gas and Bloating

    Still, Dawn says there is one way to ease the effects of shifting

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  • Bam Margera: Why He Had to Apologize to Virgin Airlines

    As a star of shows like "Jackass," "Viva La Bam," and "Bam's World Domination," Bam Margera has performed his fair share of exciting, dangerous, and straight-up dumb stunts for TV. He stopped by "Daily Shot" to talk about some of his best moments.

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    What's the scariest thing he's ever done? "Doing the loop on a skateboard," he says, referring to a 20-foot loop he skated in 2005. Apparently, his fear only motivates him to do the stunt bigger and better. "Now me and Danny Way are going for a 40-foot one in the Caribbean on June 1st," Bam says.

    The stupidest thing he's ever done? "It wasn't actually on film, but I fell asleep on Virgin Airlines in the bathroom, drunk," Bam says of one fateful flight. "They had to jimmy the door open just to find me passed out half naked. I had to write Richard Branson an apology letter."

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    Bam's back at it again with "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show," which features competitors vying against each other in

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