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Virginia Is For Frowners

People with ugly driver’s license photos, the state of Virginia feels your pain. The Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia banned smiles—yes, smiles—and ordered all new photo-takers to make a “neutral expression” in their portraits. The DMV would like to develop a facial recognition system to standardize documentation and thwart fraudsters and identity thieves. OK, Big Brother, whatever you say.

Just a cranky DMV clerk barking “No smiling!” isn’t enough, though! The DMV’s software can detect and reject “attempts at exuberance or human warmth,” meaning if you flash some dimples or let your pearly whites crack through your lips, a computer will make you take your picture again.

Even though Virginia is just one of 37 DMV agencies nationwide to use the facial recognition software, Virginian drivers aren’t pleased. Groused one driver, “It makes everyone look like criminals.” [Washington Post]
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Quick Pic: Sheryl Crow Knows The Best Way To Accessorize Is With Grover

You can’t clash with puppets! Sheryl Crow effortlessly blended Elmo, Abby, Grover and other pals for one chic Sesame Street look. [Sesame Street's 7th Annual Benefit Gala, NYC, 5/27/09] Keep reading »

Dudes, Learn How To Shave Your Balls Properly

Gillette thinks some men need assistance with not drawing blood while they shave their groin area, so its crack animation team put together this instructional “How to Shave your Balls” YouTube cartoon. The video’s basically just an infomercial for the Gillette Fusion Power razor and shaving cream—but don’t forget to use, as the voiceover dude intones, some common sense, too.

Hey, anything that keeps our teeth from getting flossed when we go down for a beej is A-OK with us. But Gillette knows that to get men to spend money on shaving down there, it has to tell them what they want to hear: “You might say when there’s no underbrush, the tree looks taller.” (It makes the claim not once, but twice.) We’ll believe it when we see it…in the hair-free flesh.

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Five Ways Sex Makes You Beautiful

Young love! Ah, so romantic. Like any other bride-to-be Kendra Wilkinson, Playboy model and “Girls Next Door” star, is walking on air. And when asked by People magazine how she’s keeping fit for her big day, the 23-year-old extolled the health benefits of good sex! “A lot of it,” her fiancé, Philadelphia Eagles player Hank Baskett, added.

Really, what else would you expect one of Hugh Hefner’s former “girlfriends” to say? But the girl’s got a point. A healthy sex life—from the deed itself to the messy cleanup afterwards—does a body good in all kinds of ways. Keep reading »

Celeb Guys Who Are Prettier Than You

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Usually the words “pretty boy” are a homophobic slur for teen idol types (and presidential candidates), so the Taylor Hansons of the world usually don’t up to their pretty, pretty looks.

But The Tudors actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers set a new pretty boy-precedent, though, when he kept it real with the Daily Mail: “I’m a pretty boy.” The Mail asked him about how some historians are unhappy with his portrayal as a drop-dead sexy King Henry VIII, when actually, the king wasn’t such the looker. So Meyers pointed out, “The reality is that viewers don’t want to see an obese, red-haired guy on a TV series. I mean, I wouldn’t like to see somebody who looked like Henry when he was older having sex.”

Ouch, kinda harsh there, pretty boy, but we’ll let you pass ’cause you’re so easy on the eyes. Let’s take a look at some other Details cover-worthy men who we’d let get away with bad behavior!

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