Jessica Simpson is worried that Ashlee guzzles “8 to 10 bottles of wine” a week


Both of the Simpson sisters love their booze. Over the years, Jessica Simpson has had many high-profile nights where she got blitzed and had to be poured into a car by a boyfriend or gay dude (poor Ken Paves). Jessica has tried to make excuses for her boozehound ways, and for the most part, the tabloids don’t really make a thing about it. However, when Jessica’s sister Ashlee split up with Pete Wentz, suddenly there were lots and lots of stories about Ashlee being a raging alcoholic. This is one of those stories – Star Magazine claims that Jessica is “on a mission” to end Ashlee’s booze-athon which involves Ashlee guzzling 8 to 10 bottles of wine a week.

Jessica Simpson has staged an intervention for her troubled 26-year-old sister, Ashlee. Ashlee is in the middle of a painful split from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, 32, with whom she has a 2-year-old son, Bronx. And reportedly, she’s not handling it well.

“Ashlee is downing eight to 10 bottled of wine a week,” a source reveals to Star. “Jessica is on a mission to save Ashlee from self-destructing, and she told her to funnel her angst into songwriting.”

Knee-deep in wedding prep, Jessica has even enlisted her fiancé, Eric Johnson, who has been helping Ashlee craft songs.

“Jessica has also been writing with Ashlee, but refuses to take any professional songwriting credit,” adds another insider. “The biggest reward for Jess will be seeing her baby sister bounce back.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

First of all: that sounds like a lot to me, but I’m not a big wine drinker. Is it possible to consume 8 to 10 bottles a week and it’s perfectly reasonable? I doubt it, but I thought Angelina Jolie was probably hammered after five glasses. Second thing: Is Farty McDrunkFace the best person to conduct this kind of “intervention”? This is like Charlie Sheen going to his brother Emilio and saying, “I’m worried about you, man.” Third: While Ashlee may be depressed over her divorce, I think she’s mourning the death of that relationship by shoving her tongue down some dude’s throat.

Last thing: Ashlee going back to music. I wouldn’t hate it, actually. She gave the acting thing a go and she failed at that – why not go back to music?




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  1. UKHels says:

    let’s see, bottle of wine is about four biggish glasses – absolutely no problem to polish off a bottle in a couple of hours but then I’m english 😉

  2. brin says:

    Jess is probably only worried that she can’t keep up with Ashlee…”Slow down, Ash, let me ketch up!”.

  3. tracking says:

    Yeah, I think it’s more likely Jessica is concerned Ashlee can’t keep up with her 16-20 bottles a week.

  4. constance says:

    8 glasses of wine is still the daily requirement for water. Right? I thought my doctor said so.

  5. tapioca says:

    10 bottles a week would be, I think, 90 units – so 4 to 5 times the recommended limit (in the UK)!! Ashlee’s clearly pretty vain though – coughnosejobcough – so eventually she’ll realise she’s put on a few pounds, then quit the booze to go on a diet. Problem solved!

    I wouldn’t mind her going back to music either – her debut album was actually pretty good Kelly Clarkson-esque pop-rock. Then again, I was pleasantly surprised by Paris Hilton’s, so maybe my tastes are a little dubious…

  6. bigchili says:

    Seems like a lot to me. If I have a couple of glasses of wine I can feel it the next day. If I have a bottle I’m getting sick – no way can I take good care of my 18 month old the next morning. If this story is true then she would have to be drinking 1-2 bottles every night. And if so, I really hope someone else is around to help take care of Bronx or something really bad could happen. This is really sad, I hope it’s not true.

  7. borderlined says:

    I am a big wine drinker, and I’m no lightweight, but 8 to 10 bottles a week sounds like a lot to me. Maybe not for a crazy single, but for a mother of a young kid? meh.

  8. teehee says:

    Its probably a good equivalent to the alcohol men consume in their constant beer drinking. But yea it does sound like a lot and women usually choose wine over hard drinks if they are troubled. (not sure why)

  9. mamaT says:

    i dunno, i went through a phase when the kids were little and drinking a bottle of wine a night wasnt a big deal. Its 4 big glasses of wine. easily done over an evening with out getting sick.

  10. lucy2 says:

    Hopefully she doesn’t have a problem, since she has a kid, but I’m guessing it’s tabloid nonsense.
    I don’t know how Ashlee would do with music again, her career sort of fell off after everyone realized her songs were very manufactured and she couldn’t sing live at all. She might be better off just finding something on her own, that doesn’t involve her sister or crazy dad.

  11. Quest says:

    8 to 10 bottles per week seems like a little much.

    Average of 1.4 bottles of wine per day at about 25.4 oz to a bottle, that’s over five 5oz glasses per day for 8-10 days …too much.

  12. werty says:

    I dont drink wine so i dont know if i can say anything about it. When i feel like drinking at home i usually end up drinkin one quarter- half a bottle (depending on how many hours were talking about) of a smaller vodka bottle but whwn i go out i drink an entire bottle before i even leave my apartment.
    So yeah the 8-10 bottles is too much (more than a bottle a day) especially if you got kids.

  13. gee says:

    Thats probably a bit much if it’s by herself. If she’s sharing with her bf though, its only like 2.5 glasses a night.

  14. Rhiley says:

    It is definately a lot. It is drinking at least a bottle of wine a night, and I don’t see how you can function doing that night after night after night. I think Jessica likes to party, binge drink, but I doubt she is at home every night downing glasses of wine. That is a real sign of anxiety and depression, and if true, Ashlee’s family should be worried. A few weeks ago, Star ran a story about how Ashlee has been starving herself. I have a feeling Ashlee may have a drug problem, but I really don’t know. She definatley does have issue with alcohol though. Remember when she attacked the McDonald’s employee for some french fries or something. If you haven’t seen it, you tube it. It is both sad and hilarious at the same time.

  15. Krissy says:

    I was gonna defend her and be like, she’s young and rich whatev, but then I remembered she has a kid. Sorry, but no way should a mother be drinking that much!

  16. aenflex says:

    I’m sorry, Jessica is not one of those women who wear a little extra weight well, not that it’s germaine to the post. But god she looks terrrible. maybe it’s just the clothes…

  17. mln76 says:

    I am a wine drinker and if she’s really going through 8-10 bottles a week that’s bad especially with a young kid.

  18. kelbear says:

    If I didn’t like beer so much I would probably be more of a wine drinker.

  19. katiemarie says:

    8-10 bottles a week is at least a bottle a night. I don’t think drinking an entire bottle is a big deal at all but drinking that much EVERY night, when you are a mother? That seems like way too much.

  20. Sloane Wyatt says:

    A half a bottle of wine would get most women a nice, toasty drunk. Eight or ten bottles of wine a week is skid row level drinking.

    It looks like Ashlee has dumped her big sis Jess as a drinking buddy so she can drink in the big leagues with Christina Aguilera!

  21. scotchy says:

    hmm, i live in france and well drinking a demi bottle of wine per day is as normal as drinking water,
    however that is a half bottle and usually shared, if she is drinking that amount to herself, thats a lot.

  22. Roma says:

    How has no one pointed out that Eric Johnson is supposedly helping Ashlee “craft songs”? Can I get a WTF?

  23. Emily says:

    @ Roma, I was thinking the same exact thing! Maybe it’s supposed to say Jess is helping to craft songs, and it is just worded very oddly.

    How great would that be though. Eric finally got a job! LOL.

  24. Obvious says:

    i kinda liked Ashlee’s music, it wasn’t groundbreaking but it was kinda fun.

    as far as wine goes, my family owns a winery. i myself can go through 2 bottles of (damn good)wine a day. It’s finishing that second bottle that sends me over the edge.

    @Roma, that kind of caught my eye and i literally said wtf in the office. i got some strange looks!

  25. Whatamess! says:

    Those pics of jess drunk outha her mind are hysterical..!ashlee needs 2 close her mouth!don’t need 2 see her damned tonsils!

  26. Calli Pygian says:

    Pot, meet kettle.

  27. Lou says:

    Seriously? Whether or not you have a tolerance to drinking that much wine in a night, I don’t think your kidneys are gonna go for it too long. Ashlee isn’t even that big of a girl to down that much booze every single night. If she drinks that amount, I believe her body is gonna just say “Noooo!” in the not too distant future.

  28. blondie says:

    I’d love more of Ashlee’s music!! She is really underrated as a musician and the whole SNL thing happened because they said Ashlee’s acid reflux was acting up and I totally believe it because I have it to and sometimes it completely ruins my singing voice.

    But if she’s drinking that much wine a week, maybe the kid should be with Pete. He always seems better with the kid anyway.

  29. danielle says:

    I’m kidless (in case anyone is worried!) and very fond of wine – a half bottle and I’m fine, full bottle, I’m drunk. Drinking over a bottle every once in awhile doesn’t seem like too big a deal – but every night? That’s alot.

  30. layla says:

    I love wine and can easily drink a bottle of wine over the course of a night. Not to get drunk. Not slamming it back, but drinking a glass as I make dinner, with dinner and relaxing on the couch after dinner. I rarely drink hard liquor and don’t like beer.

    I have also taken several wine courses and love pairing it with food, trying different wines against each other, with cheeses, finishing with a dessert wine etc. Its not about getting blitzed,.

    Somedays I can drink a bottle of wine and not be tipsy. Then at other times I can have one or two glasses and feel the effects immediately. It depends on my day, food intake, water consumption etc.

    I sometimes drink a bottle of wine on consecutive nights, and on others not even have a glass.

    I know many more men who EVERY SINGLE NIGHT drink 4-6+ beers after work, at the pub and at home and this is deemed acceptable.

  31. alice says:

    Silly, jealous cow.

    If Ashlee was doing this she would +SO+ be as large as Jessica. Quickest way to put on weight is to down alcohol.

    THis story is just not plausible.

  32. Thea says:

    Honestly. Doesnt Jessica have anything else to do? Collect some money on the clothes line that everyone else is designing because she is a no talent. Who the heck dresses her? Helen Keller. Jessica walks around or wait is led around by her paid boyfriend and she is bitching at Ashlee. Jesus, I would have to drink to deal with the Simpsons, and I am not talking Homer. Jessica always has that DOH look, like a deer in headlights. Then she just seems nasty to me. And she is a pretty girl but she is so desperate and just screams out I need a daddy to take care of me. Ugh. Go have a buffet and stfu already.

  33. Ramona Q says:

    It’s ridiculous how beautiful Jessica is without makeup. She seems like a fun gal.

  34. bluhare says:

    If Ashley is drinking that much by herself she’s got a problem. No way is that normal drinking.

    One of the questions they ask on those alcohol evaluation tests is whether you drink alone. Apparently a lot of that is not healthy.

    When I was drinking I did exactly what she’s doing, and I was a raging drunk.

  35. Nikki Girl says:

    Why the hell would Eric Johnson be helping Ashlee “craft songs”? This is a BS story. Jessica needs to worry about her own life anyways, especially with that loser K. Fed-esque fiance of hers.

    And God does Jessica look like sh*t. Does she ever look at photos of herself? Because maybe if she did, she’d actually try to wear flattering clothes.

  36. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Alice, “If Ashlee was doing this she would +SO+ be as large as Jessica. Quickest way to put on weight is to down alcohol.”

    Normally, I would agree with you. However, my MIL is a major boozehound (drinks a bottle of SoCo a night) and she is rail thin. I know of at least one other rail thin person whose sole source of “nutrition” is alcohol. They are starving their bodies of nutrients and wasting away to nothing. Most of us would eat and pack on the pounds due to all of the extra empty alcohol calories; but, for a select few (who favor alcohol over food) it can work quite the opposite.

  37. Xander says:

    Hopefully Ashlee will not try to write or sing any more songs. We all know she can’t sing (SNL) and she had other people write for her while taking the credit.

  38. Marna says:

    I love my wine but I also can see a difference in my waist line if I’m drinking just A glass a night. And I am fortunate to have a fast metabolism and be somewhat of a giantess (I’m 6 feet tall, roughly 140). So If *I* can notice weight taht quickly, unless this chick is throwing it up (which is not unlikely given that it’s hollyweird) there is no way she’s not gaining weight through this behavior. I guess time will tell, because those genes ain’t forgiving in the weight dept.

  39. neema says:

    I’ll be that’s not the only thing she’s been guzzling since she left Pete.

  40. DD says:

    Yikes! Is there rehab in her future?

  41. Emily says:

    I can sometimes go through a bottle in a night, just over the course of the evening. It won’t get me drunk, just a little buzz. But I couldn’t imagine doing that every night for a week.

  42. Wine is good. says:

    Red wine is healthy if you drink a glass a day. Not 8 or 10 bottles. I think Jessica should worry about her own drinking first.

  43. Mrs. Odie 2 says:

    A bottle of wine is a lot of alcohol (it’s 5 glasses). It’s a lso a lot of calories. Doing that kind of drinking regularly will lead to fatty liver and eventually liver disease if you do it long enough and consistently enough. If you drink a bottle of wine a day, you are a heavy drinker. I know lots of heavy drinkers, men and women. I have been one myself. At my heaviest drinking phase (before I was a mother) I put away less than a bottle a night, but not much. You can see it in a person’s face, too. That bloated alcoholic look.

  44. Susan says:

    I cannot stand the taste of alcohol….probly a good thing because I am diabetic….regardless, both sisters are very pretty…i hope they do well with their lives and find happiness…

  45. Ed Nonymous says:

    Great tits.

  46. Tinkles says:

    She must have to go to the potty a lot.

  47. Luls says:

    Jessica is so so pretty. Even at her biggest, she’s gorgeous <3

    Anyway, back to the topic at hand: calling somebody an alcoholic is no light matter. That is a serious disease. And Jessica has NEVER behaved like a ‘boozehound’ like certain other stars…*cough, Christina, Amy, Lindsey..*
    So its VERY rude and not funny to call her one.

    As for her sister Ashley, I haven’t yet seen her behave like a drunken idiot, once or ever. so I’ll reserve judgement till proven otherwise..

  48. Hakura says:

    Ah, the irony. Her own love affair with alcohol completely deminishes her credibility on the subject. That’s like asking Christina Aguilera the where the next AA meeting is being held, or believing that Lindsay’s tea is responsible for her test results.

  49. Jilly Bean says:

    i love all the math being perfomed on this page’s commentary….
    however, it also depends on what percentage of alcohol in the wine she’s drinking… It could range from 7 to 14% alcohol per bottle… If she were drinking the 7% kind, then that would be no worse than having a pint of beer daily with lunch and supper…

  50. the original bellaluna says:

    What size bottle are we talking here? A 750 ml bottle, a 1.75 ltr bottle, or a “box ‘o wine”?

    I can get about 3 1/2 glasses out of a 750 ml bottle. (And no, my glasses are not huge.)

    And Jilly Bean is right – different brands, types, labels; have widely varying alcohol levels.

  51. Rux says:

    The average alcohol content in wine ranges from 9% (box wine) to 14% for the “gooder” stuff however, depending on how, when, where, your weight, tolerance, the intervals or time elapsed between glasses, etc. (MANY factors) It depends on how much is too much or too little; just like BMIs.

    I drink roughly a bottle a day. There are four glasses in a bottle that is 750 ml. I will break down a normal day. I do not get drunk but I do have the warm comfort feeling…example below:

    6 PM – Get Home From Work
    7 PM – Start Cooking Dinner
    8 PM – Eat Dinner
    9 PM – After Dinner/ WatchTV

    A normal glass of wine takes a half hour to break down through your system and this is with a low metabolism and low tolerance.

    The recommended dosage of RED wine is 1 glass a day by American docs…however, I am Easter European, and our dosage is 1 bottle. We may not rule the world but our obesity, heart problems and alcohol addiction is a lot lower than the US.

    Basically, if she is falling down, acting an ass, and endangering her child, then that much is too much; so just know your limit.

  52. amanda says:

    Is it real wine, or that Arbor Mist crap? Even some types of “real” wine can have as little as 6% alcohol, which is not much worse than a beer.

    Plus, she’s getting good antioxidants for her heart.

    So really, who cares? Wine is better than coke anyday