Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol, Coroner Says

  • Amy Winehouse died from over-consumption of alcohol, according to a coroner’s report released today. Amy’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit when she died on July 23, so she clearly was struggling with sobriety. The Winehouse family released a statement which reads: “It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy.  We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days. The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence.” How terribly sad. RIP, Amy. [TMZ]
  • Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake once stole a golf cart together on the set of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” which I guess is pretty bad-ass when you’re 12. [Us Weekly]
  • I don’t know, zombie Muppets kind of feels wrong. [The Mary Sue]
  • Speaking of Muppets, check out Miss Piggy for MAC, a new line of makeup devoted to the porcine pin-up. []
  • I absolutely love this German children’s book called Daddy’s Roommate teaching children about homosexuality. [BuzzFeed]
  • How do we feel about date rape jokes on “Two Broke Girls”? Anyone watching the show want to weigh in? [L Magazine]
  • In defense of drinking alone. [xoJane]
  • How to write a romance novel. [The Hairpin]
  • This is awesome: a sight called showcases Halloween costumes of “historical and mythical women, warriors, queens and goddesses” that aren’t the same-old, same-old sexy crap women dress up as every year. [The Mary Sue]
  • On that awkward moment when you realize an ex has been talking s**t about you. [xoJane]
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