When it comes to going way too far with the partying, there’s no one who can do it quite like the British. Witness 2008’s most full-on caners. Amy Winehouse made trips in and out of rehab so often she collected loyalty points, all the while dressed like a cracked-out 1950’s housewife pining for Blake Incarcerated. Lily Allen kept it simple by being the archetypal belligerent drunk — heckling her co-presenter Elton John at the GQ Men of the Year night and also being carried out of the Glamour awards. Classic. Peaches Geldof kept her PDAs (that’s Public Displays of Alcholism) to a small number, but trumped them all when she was filmed buying drugs from Amy Winehouse’s alleged dealer (hey, it’s a small Camden) and then suffered from a suspected overdose in the summer. And while royal Princess Beatrice kept herself far more composed (and clever) than this, there was hardly a bash she wasn’t spotted at this year. Partying without the incriminating pap photo at the end of the night? We like!
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