• Forget counting points or cutting carbs. "Get the Party Started" singer Pink has discovered a new diet that's much more fun: Drinking tons of wine. "I run 60 minutes a day, I do an hour of yoga and then I drink a lot of wine—I think that helps, I honestly do," the pop star told World Entertainment News Network. No word on which varietal Pink prefers, but she might be onto something. After all, resveratrol, found in the skins of red wine grapes, boosts the endurance of mice--and perhaps pop stars, too, fueling their monster workouts. But what makes this diet really special is that it's apparently reversible. Victoria "Posh" Beckham, former Spice Girl and wife of soon-to-be LA Galaxy soccer star David Beckham, is said to be guzzling wine to bulk up her size 0 frame, amid speculation of an eating disorder. "It's the reason she has a drink," a source told Closer magazine. "If she has a wine or two then she'll have an appetite like everyone gets when they're on a night out and drinking." Let's just hope it's not the Liebfraumilch the Beckhams served at their World Cup party in 2005.
• It's not easy launching a new winery. You have to find land or a grower, nab a good winemaker, hire hardworking people and hope that consumers actually like the taste of your wine. But the hardest task of all? Naming the winery. Just ask Jeff Schackman, winemaker and cofounder of Washington Wine Co., which is opening a new 12,000-square-foot winery in Woodinville, Wash., next year. Despite having nailed down all the specifics, from grape varietals to sources, Schackman and his partners, John Patterson and Monika Helendi, just "can't come up with [a name] on their own," Schackman said. So they're running a winery-naming contest through the end of June, the details of which can be found at www.washingtonwinecompany.com. At press time, 250 submissions had been entered, including Majestic Timber, Deceptively Simple, Full Boat, Just Rewards and Sassy Kat Winery. "It will be tough deciding on a name," said Patterson. "We have to live with this choice for a long time." Funny, Unfiltered remembers saying the same thing just before our last trip to the tattoo parlor …
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|And here we see Mike Grgich doing his best Dom DeLuise impression.|
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