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Who Actually Drinks GIRL Liquor, Alcohol “For Women Only”?

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A reader snapped a pic of something freaky at the Zurich airport: GIRL, a lychee strawberry liquor “for women only.”  Let me tell you something: if you bring a big purple bottle of fruity liquor to a party, you’re not getting invited back. Unless that party is the first night of Pride Week or a sleepover with 15-year-olds watching “Sex and the City 2.” You fail, booze marketers. 

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British People Are Mostly Drunk In Their Facebook Photos

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Science! It’s a wonderful thing. For instance, thanks to science, we now know that 3 out of 4 photos that British people post on Facebook are taken while drunk. A study done by MyMemory.com polled 1,781 Brits who admitted that around 75 percent of the photos they were tagged in were taken while under the influence. Said Rebecca Huggler of MyMemory: “The fact that over three quarters of the average Brits’ Facebook photos are under the influence of alcohol was certainly interesting to find out, particularly when you consider what this says about us as a nation enjoying a drink or two!”

Or, it may just mean that we’re more inclined to let our guards down and let our friends snap photos of us when we’ve tossed back a couple. Tell us: Are most of your Facebook photos taken while tipsy? [Newslite]

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

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Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and is blaming the victim. The ad in question depicts a woman’s bare legs on what looks like a tiled bathroom floor with her panties pulled down to her ankles and the text reads:

02:19 a.m  SHE DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT, BUT SHE COULDN’T SAY NO.

When your friends drink, they can end up making bad decisions. Like going home with someone they don’t know very well.

Decisions like that leave them vulnerable to dangers like date rape. Help your friends stay in control and stay safe. Keep reading »

Get Your Drinkify On!

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Lushes and music lovers (that’s all of us, then?): go ahead and add Drinkify to your list of fail-safe time wasters (if you have one; I do). The website is brand new, having been created over the weekend at Music Hack Day in Boston, and ooh, it is cool and I could do it all day long. Plug in what you’re listening to, or what you’re not listening to, or what you wish you were listening to, and Drinkify will respond with a choice of alcohol to pair perfectly with your musical tastes. For example, got a little Nina Simone on the stereo? Pop open a bottle of cabernet and serve at room temperature. Pearl Jam? Crack open a can of PBR. Meanwhile, Adele has her own specialty cocktail, made up of vodka, coconut milk, and honey. Yum! Cheers!

Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol, Coroner Says

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  • 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] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: There’s Video Of Shia LaBeouf’s Drunken Bar Fight

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  • Oh dear: TMZ has an exclusive video of Shia LaBeouf’s drunken bar fight this weekend, which ended up on a Vancouver street. Getting punched by a guy wearing no shirt is rather indignifying, isn’t it? Poor Shia. [TMZ]
  • The First Lady revealed President Obama does like his young daughters keeping up with the Kardashians, as Sasha (10) and Malia (13) watch their shows. They are a little young for all the sex talk and hooha-waxing. [US Weekly]
  • Lindsay Lohan is back in court today for allegedly violating parole and may get sent back to jail. She apparently isn’t meeting her community service requirements or attending weekly therapy appointments. LiLo! Get it together! [USA Today] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Shia LaBeouf Had Three Drunken Brawls This Weekend

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  • Shia LaBeouf was involved in another bar fight over the weekend — three, to be exact. This time the actor threw punches (and took punches) on Vancouver’s Granville Street, where he is filming. Witnesses say Shia was visibly drunk as he was partying alone and picked fights with strangers, RadarOnline claims. Get it together, Shia! [RadarOnline]
  • Here’s a first look at Vinny from “Jersey Shore” on “90210.” [AceShowbiz]
  • McDonald’s is launching an in-store channel for entertainment news. Sorry, but knowing that Jon Gosselin is still getting ass from hot girls makes me want to barf, not eat more French fries. [Paste Magazine] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Marc Anthony Is Drunk-Dialing Jennifer Lopez

  • Marc Anthony is allegedly “harassing” Jennifer Lopez after their split. “He calls her nonstop, especially when he’s drinking,” says a source. Stars: they’re just like us! [Us Weekly]
  • The designer for the French children’s underwear brand Jour Aprés Lunes, that made lingerie for little girls ages four through 12, has responded to critics who say the styling of her lookbook was too sexy. [Fashionista]
  • Kat von D’s show “L.A. Ink” has been cancelled by TLC, just one month after von D and her fiancé Jesse James called off their engagement. [Us Weekly]

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The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Drinking Begins On “Jersey Shore”

Last night’s “Jersey Shore” was a big time set-up episode, setting the stage for all the drama that’s going to go down this season. (If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT.) The Situation is slithering up Snooki‘s miniskirt; Sammi is whimpering over Ronnie again; and Pauly D has, thank God, not yet inhaled enough hairspray fumes to think sex with Deena is a good idea. I am going to need six limoncello shots to cope if any of these housemates hook up with each other, let alone start dating.

After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF of last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore.” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Everyone Saw Me Cry

“The important thing is that nobody saw you cry,” my mom kindly consoled me over the phone, after I told her how I had behaved like a drunk toddler at my friend’s wedding the night before.

“But mom, that’s just it, everyone saw me cry,” I tried to explain to her quietly, not wanting the couple having brunch next to me to hear.

“What?” my mom hollered back, slowly enunciating in the way older people distrusting technology tend to do at the slightest sign of interference.

“Everyone saw me cry,” I said a little louder this time.

“Where are you? I can’t hear you. I think we’re breaking up,” I clearly heard her say without the slightest hint of static or pending drop call.

“EVERYONE SAW ME CRY,” I shouted back, causing the chattering brunchers to stop and look at me, hints of tipsy pity filtering out from behind their sunglasses. Keep reading »

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