Posts tagged "alcoholism"

Gwyneth Paltrow Got Advice From Robert Downey Jr. On Playing An Alcoholic

Gwyneth Paltrow says that learning to belt out twangy tunes for the movie "Country Strong" was a challenge. But the hardest part of her role as Kelly Canter, a country singer on the comeback trail after going to rehab, was learning to play an alcoholic. So how did Gwynnie do it? She consulted her…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 3, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Hot For Doc” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” in which people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Hot For Doc," whose letter to me first appeared in one of my "Shortcuts" columns. She wa…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 30, 2010

Your Social Group Made You A Drunk—It’s Maybe Not Your Parents’ Fault

New study alert! Apparently, your extended social group influences your alcohol consumption just as much as genetics and family history. I don't know why they keep doing studies that could easily be written after spending one weekend on a college campus, but I guess since this study borrowed information from the Framingham Heart Study, they…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 14, 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

Girl Talk: How “Intervention” Helped Me To Forgive

I was really young and naïve when I met Christian* at a nightclub. By “young,” I mean 18 and by “naïve,” I mean an inexperienced dater who thought men would only like me for my intelligence. “Isn’t she beautiful?” Christian asked some other club goers in line. I looked behind me to see where the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2010

Dear Wendy: You Booze, You Lose?

Let's start off with the fact that I love my boyfriend "Scott." Scott and I have made it through a break up, months of monogamous dating, and we are an official couple again. However, I'm concerned that he may drink too much. Scott rarely has a night where he doesn't smoke marijuana or drink. He…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 22, 2009

Confessions Of A (Maybe?) Excessive Drinker

Last night, I got drunk. (A few too many Blue Moons.) The night before that, I got drunk. (Vodka tonics.) The night before that, I got really drunk and accidentally made out with a dude two degrees skeevier than I would normally go anywhere near. (Shots followed by champagne.) The night before that, I…
By: Anonymous / August 11, 2009

Stupid Tabloid Claim Of The Week: Is Michelle Obama A Lush?!

The war on Michelle Obama continues. This time it's not her looks that her critics are attacking, but her sobriety. According to The National Enquirer, "Michelle Obama – cracking under the pressure of being First Lady – is drinking way more than she should, friends fear." Oh really? The tabloid lists "close sources," "friends,"…
By: Zandile Blay / June 26, 2009

Damn You, Bill Murray

I've had a crush on Bill Murray since I saw Groundhog Day and his studliness was further proved by the depressing lothario he played in Lost In Translation. So it's with a sad heart that I report that Murray may not be the sensitive moper the world thought him to be. According to divorce paper…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008
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