Maria Menounos' Miami Beach Bikini Bottom Malfunction Births Horrible New Term: "Lip Slip"

Rarely are we here at New Times, a publication not exactly known for its prudence and modesty, aghast at the hi-jinks of the tabloid media. But unflattering beach shots of Access Hollywood co-host (ironically a member of the tabloid media herself) Maria Menounos have caused a new term to join the likes of nip slip, shaft gaffe, and cheek peek: The lip slip. No, that doesn't mean her hand was trembling when she put on her lipstick.

The paparazzi caught Menounos on Miami Beach this weekend strutting her stuff in a little black bikini. She gamely hammed it up for the cameras by prancing around in the surf and playing a game of catch.

Unfortunately for her, the bottom of her bikini shifted exposing a little bit of not-meant-to-be-seen anatomy.

"Beach football today w/@MichaelChiklis...paparazzi had some fun! Hope the bikini shots are flattering! Scared!" Menounos tweeted.

Then when a follower let it slip that she had, uh, let something slip she reacted with horror.

"no??!!!! Where did u see? Pls tell me ur joking."

Tabloids, including Daily Newsand Daily Mail, jumped on it, and some website, TMRZoo, has coined the term "lip slip," which is horrifying. "Lip slip." Oh dear God, it sound horrible. I guess it's better than "vag wag," "muff flub" or "cooter blooper." Sorry.

Let us burn these phrases and promise never to use them again.

As for Menounos, she spent the rest of her weekend in Miami cheering on the Patriots, so it's hard for us to have sympathy. She does have a new book coming out, so the publicity probably won't hurt.

In related news, here is perfect human being Chloe Sevigny in a bikini on Miami Beach.

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Kyle Munzenrieder