- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:53 AM EST | Comments
Ross Mathews turned his obsession with pop culture into a career. Now, he's connecting superfans with their favorite celebrities on his E! show, "Hello Ross." "On our show I try to do something different with celebs in ways you haven't seen them before," he explains.
"We had Gwyneth on, and she's so superannoying healthy," he says. So Ross decided to cook his grandmother's famous potatoes for the movie star, complete with full-fat cheese and sour cream. "I force-fed her my nana's potatoes," he says.
Other wild celebrity moments include a surprise kiss from former Spice Girl Mel B. "She grabbed me and made out with me. There was lip gloss everywhere!" Ross recalls. "Because it was her, I was into it. Normally, lady tongue is not my cup of tea."
Ross also told the story of another surprise advance he was a bit less enthusiastic about. "We were shooting a piece with Brigitte Nielsen, and she like grabbed my face...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Feb 20, 2014 12:04 PM EST | Comments
A spring break vacation is the perfect cure for cold-weather blues, but if you don't have the cash for an exotic whirlwind getaway, there are still options. Anthony Melchiorri, host of the Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible," has great cost-saving travel recommendations for people watching their wallets.
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While popular spring break spots like Miami, the Bahamas, and Mexico can make your credit card bill soar, Anthony says, "There are some really good alternatives. You can go to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), South Padre Island (Texas). You can get really good deals on all-inclusive vacations."
If you want to save on hotel rooms, Anthony has a controversial opinion: book at the last minute. "Last minute, there are always rooms available. I've never gone into a city, into a country, where I couldn't get a room the night I was looking for one."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Feb 20, 2014 11:42 AM EST | Comments
If you've ever been shocked at the number on your supermarket receipt, it might be time to revisit how you grocery shop. Celebrity chef Melissa d'Arabian is a judge on "Guy's Grocery Games," and she says a little strategy can save you money at the store.
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First, be smart about buying meat. "Meat is usually the most expensive thing on your dinner plate," Melissa says. "Buy your meat when it's a 'loss leader,' not when you need it." In other words, pay attention to heavily discounted meat specials, stock up, and freeze for later use.
Next, cut costs by encouraging healthy eating at breakfast. "I believe in a nutritious breakfast that's really fast." Melissa suggests smoothies as a cheap, healthy alternative to other options. "My kids think it's hilarious that they're having spinach before noon," she says. "This will help you inexpensively get some fiber and protein into the kids before the day starts."
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Third, practice clever enter...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Feb 19, 2014 10:21 AM EST | Comments
In 2011, Kelli Giddish joined "Law & Order: SVU" as Detective Amanda Rollins, an Atlanta transplant who moves to NYC to join the Special Victim's Unit. As a new cast member, she found some of the heavy storylines stayed in her mind long after she left the set. "When I first started the show, my nightmares were so screwed up," Kelli says about her vivid dreams, mentioning one in particular that ended with her "getting chloroformed in a pickup truck with five rednecks."
Three seasons later, Kelli Giddish is used to heavy storylines and full of love for her fellow castmates. She says when things get intense on set, she turns to her onscreen partner to lighten the mood. "You have Ice-T there to even it out," Kelli says. "Being Ice-T's partner is such a joy. He's one of the wisest men I've ever met in my life."
Kelli has almost nothing bad to say about SVU megastar Mariska Hargitay. With Ali looking for blackmail ammunition, Kelli admit...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Feb 14, 2014 3:42 PM EST | Comments
"Real Housewife" and model Brandi Glanville became a tabloid name in 2009 when her then husband Eddie Cibrian cheated on her with country singer LeAnn Rimes. She's chronicled her dating experiences since the high-profile divorce in a new memoir, "Drinking and Dating."
Now that Brandi's been dating, she's formed a few opinions on romance, namely that social media is ruining it. "It's causing us to be incredibly unsocial," she says. "We're not having conversations anymore. It's ruining the mystique of romance."
She's more careful about who she dates these days, and says there's one foolproof trick that will tell you all you need to know about a potential mate: "When I date a guy, I go to their medicine cabinet," she says. "I take a picture, and then I go home and Google all the prescriptions."
Brandi admits the biggest thing she learned during the breakup is to trust your gut. She originally b...Read More »