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Lily Allen: being drunk “fun” but “not cool”
British pop star Lily Allen was back in the tabloid spotlight this week with what reports described as a very drunken appearance at Glamour magazine’s awards. Her hair dyed bright pink, the 23-year-old was photographed being carried out of the venue, suggesting her condition could be fairly described as “legless”.
In a blog on her Web site shortly after the event, the singer of 2006 hit “Smile” who has a reputation for partying hard admitted she had gone too far.
“Last time I wrote here, I was defending my honor and dignity, explaining my innocence and also outrage at the press for insinuating my behaviour was embarrassing,” she wrote. “This time I’m putting my hands up, I got very drunk last night, too drunk. It’s not cool getting that drunk, I feel awful and I have to thank my little brother Alf for getting me home safely.”
She had a few words of advice for fans and peers: “Kids, drink responsibly or you’ll end up looking like this, not pretty!” But Allen concluded the blog post with the words: ”Was quite fun though, from what I can remember. Need fry up now.”
While Britain cannot claim to be in the same league as the United States when it comes to troubled young starlets, if you consider Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton to name but a few, Allen and troubled jazz singer Amy Winehouse are giving the London-based paparazzi a run for their money.