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Powdered Alcohol & 6 Other Stupid Ways To Get Drunk Or High

Stupid people getting drunk is about to get stupider: powdered alcohol is on the way. A company called Palcohol was inspired to create powdered booze that can then be added to other liquids in order to make drinks. Powdered rum and powdered vodka are standalone versions or you could try powdered Cosmopolitan, powdered Mojito, powdered Lemondrop or the “Powderita,” a powdered Margarita. That totally sounds like some NASA shit right there. The inventor of Palcohol said he came up with the idea because he didn’t want to have to carry heavy bottles of booze around. But so far, Palcohol is staying mum on how they do it: “If we told you, we’d have to shoot you. We are in the process of patenting it and it is currently patent pending.” And despite earlier jokes that brought negative media attention, they also do not recommend snorting the powdered booze. Something tells me that will not stop some people from doing it anyway. But you can add them to sauces or or guacamole for a little extra kick. As tempting as a powdered Mojito sounds, I think I’ll pass on this one. [Palcohol via SB Nation]

Here are a bunch of other stupid ways to get drunk or high that WE TOTALLY DO NOT CONDONE YOU TRYING, you hear?

[Image of a mojito via Shutterstock]

Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

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  • Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill rightfully point out that it’s a sneaky way to give more rights to fetuses, thus easing the way to criminalizing abortion. Women’s rights groups and the ACLU are asking Governor Bill Haslam to veto the bill. [TennesseanCosmopolitan]
  • Dreamworks’ next computer-animated film, “Home,” will feature a young Black girl — voiced by Rihanna — at its center. [IndieWire, The Root]
  • Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law, which is used to police consensual sex between same-sex adults, is staying put for now. Sometimes I really do think the South is another country. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Selena Gomez Left Rehab For Sundance

  • Selana Gomez bailed on rehab after only two weeks because she wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival. [TMZ]
  • Sheryl Crow revealed she has a benign brain tumor, which she monitors with an MRI scan every six months. [Mirror UK]
  • Fellow addict Aaron Sorkin remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman, who appears in two films he wrote: “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “Moneyball.” [TIME] Keep reading »

Report: Selena Gomez Checked Into Rehab [UPDATE]

  • Selena Gomez checked into rehab last month for “exhaustion,” her reps confirmed to RadarOnline this morning. Sel checked into the Meadows in Arizona and stayed for two weeks. She had been “experimenting” with marijuana, Ambien and Xanax and went to rehab at the urging of friends who no doubt don’t want to see her end up like Justin Bieber. [Cosmopolitan]
  • New York City police arrested four people at an apartment in Chinatown who are believed to be connected to the heroin sold to Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor died this weekend of a drug overdose. [People, Daily Mail UK]
  •  [UPDATE] David Bar Katz had said he never gave The National Enquirer an interview and the claim he said he was romantically involved with Philip Seymour Hoffman before his death are “100% false.” He also said he intends to sue the Enquirer. [New York Daily News] — OOOF. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s friend, playwright David Bar Katz, reportedly told The National Enquirer that they had a sexual relationship and Hoffman had been struggling with his sexuality. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Philip Seymour Hoffman Allegedly Possessed 70 Bags Of Heroin When He Died

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly had 70 small bags of heroin and pills laying around his New York City apartment when he was found dead yesterday of a drug overdose. He had reportedly been living alone for the past three months after being asked to leave the apartment he shared with his longtime partner and their three kids. [New York Post (1), New York Post (2)]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted a personal photo of herself and Hoffman from the set of “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” which they filmed together in 1998. His college roommate from NYU tweeted a much-older pic of the young acting student in his dorm room. [Instagram, Independent UK]
  • Despite rumors that Laura Prepon would be off “Orange Is The New Black”‘s second season, Jenji Kohan has confirmed that her character Alex will be on the show for “most” of the season. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

More Details Emerge About Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

  • Celebrities react to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s sudden death from a drug overdose this weekend. [Huffington Post]
  • Meanwhile, police are concerned that the batch of heroin which killed Hoffman was laced with fentanyl, a drug used on cancer patients. Such batches have been linked to heroin-related deaths all along the East Coast. [TMZ]
  • Hoffman was discovered by a friend and his assistant after he failed to pick up his children on Sunday morning. He had separated from his longterm partner and children’s mother, Mimi O’Donnell, in recent months. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Yeezus said let there be Kim photographed by Vogue, and lo, there was Kim photographed by Vogue. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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