Posts tagged "alcohol"

World Cup Special: Beer In A Box

Forget your box-o-wine, this boxed beer from Home Draught is class to the max. Buuuurrrrrp. Or not. [Notcot]…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 12, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Swears She Didn’t Drink. So What Happened?

At an after-party for the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, Lindsay Lohan's SCRAM anklet went off. The thing is supposed to monitor whether the person wearing it has any alcohol in their system, which leads us -- and the judge who immediately issued a warrant for her arrest -- to believe that LiLo was drinking.

By: Nikki Dowling / June 9, 2010

Who Wants A Fetus Cocktail?

Juuuust kidding. This is actually an Italian public service announcement to discourage women from drinking when there's a bun in the oven and reads, simply, "When Mama drinks, baby drinks." The disturbing ads, which will appear on buses, billboards and in women's restrooms throughout the Veneto region, are in response to recent findings that 65…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2010

Vodka Eyeballing Is The Stupidest Thing We’ve Ever Heard Of

High school and college students will go to incredibly stupid lengths to get drunk and/or high. I mean, remember the morning glory seed craze of 2009? But the latest is even worse—binge drinking ... through their eyeballs. Those who pour vodka into their eyes claim that they feel the alcohol's effects instantly. Evidently "vodka eyeballing"…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 18, 2010

George Huguely, UVA Lacrosse Player, Had A History Of Violence

It's been almost two weeks since Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old UVA student and lacrosse player, was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely. (Huguely was charged with first-degree murder in her death.) As the weeks wear on, more details have emerged about Huguely's alleged violence and partying, including whispers from his lacrosse teammates that Huguely…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2010

The Violent Past Of UVA Lacrosse Murder Suspect, George Huguely

More details have emerged about George Huguely, the University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, who also played UVA lacrosse. Apparently the pair had broken up in recent weeks and on Sunday evening, police say Huguely entered Love's apartment through an unlocked front door and then kicked down her locked…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Woman Sues MTV For $5 Million, Says She Was Too Drunk To Give Consent To Appear On “The Real World”

A woman who appeared on "The Real World: D.C." as a friend/possible sexual conquest of the housemates has filed a lawsuit against MTV claiming she was too drunk to give consent to be filmed. Golzar Amirmotazedi's $5 million lawsuit claims she had 8 to 10 alcoholic beverages when she signed a waiver to appear o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

Girl Talk: I Keep Forgetting Not To Trust An Addict

About a year ago, I was sitting at my desk at The Frisky when an email from my mother popped up. She was writing to tell me that my brother had checked himself into a rehab facility because he had started using drugs again. He had strained his back at his job, but didn't tell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2010

Ugh. Snooki Charged In Friend’s Drunk Driving Death In ’04

Even the deaf and blind know Snooki likes her booze. But yesterday RadarOnline.com revealed exclusively that my favorite "Jersey Shore" guidette was criminally charged in the 2004 drunk driving death of one of her classmates. Ugh! According to Radar, Snooks (neé Nicole Polizzi) hosted a drinking party in her mom's basement the night before Thanksgiving…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m Now A Dry Dater

I stopped drinking when I was 29. I was tired of the consequences outweighing the benefits -- tired of calling in sick to work, tired of hooking up with people I would have run from sober, tired of crying and throwing things for no reason. Oh, and did I mention I was tired of all…

By: Laura Barcella / March 15, 2010

Paris Hilton Humps A Beer Can, Brazil’s Government Gets Upset

US Weekly reports that Brazil's Secretariat for Women's Affairs is calling for a sexy beer commercial starring Paris Hilton to be pulled. The commercial advertising Devassa beer — which means "debauched" or "lewd" in Portuguese — features the skimpily-clad Hilton rubbing a can of beer sensually over her body while standing before a window of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2010

Indie Distilleries Are Marketing Home Brew Liquors—Spit Or Swallow?

Forget your fancy artisanal beers. The latest thing is indie distilleries, and they certainly pack a harder punch. Local absinthe breweries have caught the eyes of liquor connoisseurs ever since the U.S. became more lax and allowed the legal production of absinthe a few years ago. (And all this time, we were thinking we'd have…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 23, 2009

Get Local, Organic Absinthe From This Awesome Chick

Since absinthe became legal in the U.S. two years ago, 13 distillers around the country have started producing the green fairy. But Cheryl Lins is, by far, the coolest. This little 56-year-old woman has the first absinthe distillery in New York State and is the only person in the entire country whose distillery is devoted…

By: Nikki Dowling / December 23, 2009

Poll: Do You Drink More When You’re Single?

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By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2009

Cocktail Perfectionists, Behold The Eternal Ice Drop

You know what second drinks are, right? When the remaining ice in your cocktail melts, allowing you to suck every last drop of alcohol out of the glass? This might be swell if you're Pam on "The Office" and enjoying a jumbo-sized Blue Lagoon from Applebee's. But for your finer concoctions, ice can ruin your…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2009

Brave New Alcohol: Vodka Pills?

It looks like I may finally have a reason to become a pill popper! Russian scientists have developed a technique that turns alcohol into powder that can be eaten or snorted or packed into a pill form. Translation: alcohol pills are coming soon to a liquor store near you! Whatever your drink of choice is,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 2, 2009

What Booze Do I Bring To Thanksgiving Dinner?

When it comes to T-Day, most of your effort goes towards figuring out (or stressing about) the meal. And hey, congrats! Cooking a turkey is no easy feat. But now you probably want to get all jolly and merry to celebrate your success. So what to drink? Whether you're in charge of the booze yourself,…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 24, 2009

The Perfect Way To Save Face After Getting Drizzunk

You know when you drink way too much, do something stupid, and then have to face down the people you did said stupid thing in front of the next day? Evidently, peeps were having the same experience back in 9th century China. A form letter was recently found in western China, created by the Dunhuang…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2009

Drugs, Alcohol, Celebrities And Television Can Be A Deadly Combination

Jet lag? I think not. In this 2007 interview to promote “ER” in Australia, John Stamos was clearly wasted out of his mind. In fact, the first word out of his mouth was “vodka.” He followed it up by reading the host’s lines off the teleprompter and making crude gestures. Two years later,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 21, 2009
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