- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Apr 16, 2014 9:28 AM EDT | Comments
Actress, producer, and activist Marlo Thomas has won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy over her storied career. She's also been happily married to talk show host Phil Donahue for nearly 35 years.
What's the secret to the couple's long and happy marriage? "Aside from loving each other and having a good chemistry is listening to each other," Marlo says. "I really don't think I listened to Phil for several years. … I was too busy advising him." One day, 10 years into their marriage, Phil said, "Could you just nod? I don't really want any advice, I just want to talk about it." Marlo says the lesson about the importance of listening has since helped her with all of her relationships.
The "Free to Be… You & Me" creator's most recent project is her new book, "It Ain't Over … Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life — and Realizing Your Dreams — Anytime, at Any Age," which features 60 examples of women throughout the...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT | Comments
The last time Josh Duhamel stopped by "Daily Shot,” he said he and pregnant wife Fergie "just wanted to raise a normal kid." Now that baby Axl is here, has the couple stayed true to their parenting promise?
"For the first two years, my sole job as a parent is just to keep him alive," Josh says, but beyond that, the hunky dad wants to make sure Axl appreciates hard work. He and Fergie hope to "teach the kid how to understand that not everything is just handed to you," Josh says. "We don't want to raise a kid that's entitled, or a brat."
How? Josh's family leads by example. The actor follows in his mom's footsteps by encouraging others to get involved. "My mother volunteers for everything, it doesn't matter what," he says. Now, Josh is working with the Advil Relief in Action campaign to encourage others to make a pledge to volunteer in their communities. "It's really important that people give back in some way," he says. "This is an opportunity to do...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:40 AM EDT | Comments
From expensive dresses to dealing with bridezillas, being a bridesmaid can be the ultimate annoyance. Comedian Ophira Eisenberg is the author of "Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy," and she stopped by "Daily Shot" to sound off on why being a bridesmaid is just the worst.
"I think it's actually gotten more horrible," Ophira says of the financial burden. "The money, that's why most people say no. It's a great expense."
Her second grievance? The dresses. "That's endless material!" She says. Even when laid-back brides allow bridesmaids to select their own dresses, "it's like some terrible color" like "dusty rose."
And every bride turns into a bridezilla at one point or another during the planning process. "Brides who are the nicest people in normal life, right before the wedding go nuts," Ophira says. "If you're in the bridal party, there's an expectation that you're there!"
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Apr 10, 2014 1:39 PM EDT | Comments
On "American Horror Story," Jamie Brewer plays Nan, the clever and mysterious young witch. The actress, who's been performing since she was a young teen, sees her work as more than just a career.
"I've been in theater since eighth grade," Jamie says. "I really knew that I would rather change lives through the arts than medically."
Jamie enjoys her character's "quirky side" and loves doing her own stunts. Her favorite "American Horror Story" scene to shoot came in the episode "Burn, Witch. Burn!" The best moment? "Being chased by zombies," Jamie says.
Over the course of her time in the spotlight, Jamie has had the chance to meet all sorts of Hollywood celebrities, but she shared one particularly special moment with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Jamie ran into the talk show host at an award ceremony while she was trying to find a place to sit. "Glee" star Jane Lynch invited Jamie to sit at their...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Apr 9, 2014 11:35 AM EDT | Comments
Isabel Gillies was a happily married new mom when her husband broke the news that he was in love with someone else. While many women might start plotting revenge and cut the former partner out of their life, Isabel took a different approach: She became friends with her ex and his new partner.
"I think what people miss is that you just have to deal with the truth of what's going on," Isabel says. "Once you accept that your life is what it is, it becomes easier."
After Isabel came to terms with her husband leaving, she realized that she had a big choice to make. "We're either going to hate each other and not be friends, or we're going to try to be friends." For the sake of the children, she quickly realized friendship was the only option.
"Divorce is way too hard for children," she says. "Your whole job has to be making it better for them, and the best way to do that is communicating well. You sort of just have to say, 'Get over it.'"
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