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When news of Reese Witherspoon‘s arrest for disorderly conduct broke last week, we wondered what it would do for her squeaky-clean image, but ultimately didn’t think it would really hurt. After all, she apologized promptly and classily, and then made a very likable appearance on Good Morning America this week, in which she owned up again, and said, “We knew better.” A perfectly handled mini-scandal, soon forgiven and forgotten, right? Until now. TMZ has video footage from the arrest, and it’s both hilarious and really unlikable.
If you are following along with the Reese Witherspoon arrest saga you may have heard that now Reese is back to her old self, showing off those genteel Southern roots we all know and love her for. She issued an apology that was pretty much amazing. It was like end of Walk the Line amazing. But is it too late? Has this already ruined her image? More
There are many troubled celebrities for whom an arrest for disorderly conduct would barely news at all: Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Mel Gibson, and the list goes on. Reese Witherspoon is not one of those celebrities. What will her arrest this weekend mean for her squeaky-clean image and career? More
The bad news about unemployment: You’re unemployed. The good news about unemployment: Day drinking! Uh oh, more bad news: For women, there’s a connection between unemployment and binge drinking, according to a new study. More
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This week, we answer an age-old question. What do you do after you’ve gotten drunk in front of your co-workers? Here’s our advice from moving past the embarrassment. More
According to a new study, when you get bored at work you tend to eat chocolate. And drink coffee. Is this new information? New research on a small sample of office workers indicates that when bored at the office we look to munchies and caffeinated beverages to perk us up. Bored workers are also more likely to hit a bar once they punch the clock, said study researcher Sandi Mann, of the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. Seriously they had to do an actual study on this? “About a third turn to alcohol at the end of a boring day, which is pretty high. We don’t know how much or if it’s excessive,” she told LiveScience in a telephone interview. “It’s just they would be more likely to drink at the end of a boring day than at the end of a non-boring day.” More
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When Jenna Fagnan took over as president of the new ultra-premium tequila brand Tequila Avión in 2010, she was almost immediately faced with an extremely unusual challenge: Her tequila was famous, but most people didn’t know they could actually buy it. The spirit had played a major role in the seventh season of the HBO series Entourage, which saw the character Turtle in a season-long story arc trying to convince his actor friend Vince to promote the brand. This was more than a one-shot product placement deal. Tequila Avión was practically a supporting character. But since the stuff was brand new, it was only sold in two states at the time, so most viewers assumed it was just an invention of the show’s writers. The challenge for Fagnan was to make it available in stores and bars — and fast, to capitalize on its newfound fame. More
New Year’s Eve is champagne’s big day: Even 364-day-a-year teetotalers are prone to break out the bubbly to celebrate the arrival — and survival — of another year. And if you’re not a teetotaler, you already know that drinking a glass of sparkling wine can make even a weeknight feel special. But do you know what happened when Natalie Wood tried to take a bath in champagne before a wild night out in Hollywood? Or that a few glasses a day is actually good for you? Put some bubbly in your Thursday by checking out our 10 favorite facts about champagne. More
When asked what most affects their drink order during the Holidays, nearly 30% of male respondents revealed that the merry atmosphere of holiday parties inspires them to order stiffer drinks than usual, in comparison to only 9% of female respondents. More than 70% of respondents revealed that if they had to cut down on either their holiday food or alcohol consumption, food would be the first to go. Basically a lot of drinking occurs during the holidays. But should women look at this as a time to show off their drinking prowess to get in with their male colleagues and managers? More
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Kate Shapira Latts grew up immersed in her family’s business—Heaven Hill Distilleries, headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky. After Kate graduated from Ballard High School, she left Kentucky and the family business behind for more than a decade as she completed her education and began her business career. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Economics from Duke University, Kate went to Washington DC where she worked as a management consultant before ultimately returning to Duke to pursue an MBA.
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