Jessica Wakeman

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Kate Hudson & Goldie Hawn Claim They Can See Dead People

Kate Hudson told a British talk show host that she and her mom Goldie Hawn both have the ability to “see dead people” by sensing a “fifth energy” around them. Hudson explained, “It is not really seeing, it is feeling a spirit. A fifth energy. I believe in energy. I believe our brains ca…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

Ai-Jen Poo, a labor leader with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which organizes immigrant women workers, was one of the recipients of a MacArthur “genius” grant this week. [Colorlines; DomesticWorkers.org]
Dykes To Watch Out For comic Alison Bechdel was just one of many queer folks in history who have received a “genius” grant from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2014

Customer Who Put His Hand On His Bartender’s Ass Messed With The Wrong Pissed Off Woman

An ex-New York City bartender/aspiring actress named Laura Ramadei has penned an open letter to a customer named Brian Lederman, who groped her and said he wanted to order her “to go.” When Ramadei didn’t respond to his sexual harassment, Lederman — a hedge funder who she easily found online through a Google search, after…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2014

Miley Cyrus In Trouble For Getting Spanked Onstage With The Mexican Flag

Oh Miley, just stop.  The pop princess is in trouble with the Mexican government after she got spanked onstage with a Mexican flag while twerking in a comically large prosthetic butt. (Which, in and of itself, is UGHHH.) The incident occurred in Monterray, Mexico on Tuesday night and officials are investigating possible desecration of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2014

Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nesquik Is A Thing Now

Nesquik has debuted a new chocolate milk beverage we are welcoming with open arms and clogged arteries: Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk. (At least it’s lowfat Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk.) The two limited edition flavors are based on the popular cookies Thin Mints and Samoas. That’s right, I wrote based on. Although the Scouts will receive royaltie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2014

FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For Half A Game For Yelling “Fuck Her Right In The Pussy” On Campus

Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled “Fuck her right in the pussy!” The school called his behavior — which is apparently part of some dumb meme — “offensive and vulgar.” [New York Times; Deadspin]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

5 Things To Know About Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Winner Of A MacArthur “Genius” Grant

There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The “Ray Rice Makeup Tutorial”

Megan MacKay, can we be friends? Because your “Ray Rice makeup tutorial” (hey, watch it first before you get offended!) is the most cutting commentary of our complete cultural fucktitude over Ray Rice that I’ve seen. You can watch more of Megan’s work on YouTube for her takes on LEGO’s female scientists, Hobby Lobby and Planned…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Strips Down For Charity

It’s not only the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that gets Benedict Cumberbatch in a giving mood. To raise awareness for cancer research through TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes For Good Drive, an exhibition by photographer Jason Bell will feature images of the “Sherlock” actor and other celebs in various states of undress. The other cele…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Report: Joan Rivers’ Doctor Took A Selfie In The Operating Room

The unplanned biopsy on Joan Rivers’ vocal cords, which led to her death, was done without her prior consent, CNN reports. Furthermore, the doctor who performed the procedure took a selfie in the operating room while the comedienne was under anesthesia, a staffer at Yorkville Endoscopy in NYC told investigators. The doctor, who ha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Hamster Competes Against Kobayashi In Hot Dog Eating Contest

Animal abuse? The best day of this tiny hamster’s life? Hard to say! Either way, someone had the wherewithal to make a pile of itty-bitty, hamster-sized hot dogs and feed them to one lucky rodent, racing against the clock with Takeru Kobayashi, competitive eater and Guiness world record holder for the most hot dog noshed.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails In Congress (Again)

The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by employers. Republicans have long opposed the bill, which they believe will negatively impact business owners. [Politico]
This woman recounts reporting her sexual assault at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo: “I Love My Skin”

“Elmo can see that Miss Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color!”

That’s Elmo learning all about skin when “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street.” They talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Together Again: Seth Meyers & Bill Hader Reminisce About Stefon

There’s a Stefon-sized hole in my heart that will never be filled. And when Bill Hader visited “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the two former “Saturday Night Live” co-stars made clear they are every bit as emotional about Stefon as the rest of us. Filming the last-ever Stefon sketch, when he leaves Anderson Cooper at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Rihanna To CBS Thursday Night Football: “Fuck You”

Last week, CBS pulled Rihanna from performing in an intro before Thursday Night Football, allegedly because she’s a famous domestic violence survivor and the NFL is still incompetently bumbling the Ray Rice situation. But they asked RiRi to perform again, and she is not having is: this morning, she told CBS to go fuck…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Tales Of An Abortion Doula

This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. [NYMag.com]
Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls. [AL.com]
Cover Girl appears to have moved their crossmarketing page for the Baltimore Ravens, who terminated their contract last week with Ray…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

30 Reasons To Love Prince Harry On His 30th Birthday

The life of Prince Harry has many a twist and turn. The dubious parentage! The mother’s tragic early death! The Nazi costume! The endless parade of high society blonde girlfriends! The butt-naked Vegas photos! It would be easy to write Harry off as a spoiled, rich idiot — and, well, that would probably be fair.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

The Full “Mockingjay: Part One” Trailer Is Here

The full trailer for “Mockingjay: Part One” is here and it looks a lot like Mockingjay the book: really, really, really not as good as the first two book in the Hunger Games series. (Sorry, Hollywood, I know you don’t want to hear this.) In “Part One” — “Mockingjay” has been split into two films –…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

Anne Rice’s BDSM Erotica Trilogy Sleeping Beauty Heads To TV!

Your TiVo queue just got unbelievably hotter: a BDSM erotica trilogy by Anne Rice, under the pen name A.N. Roquelaur, is headed to TV. The popular books, The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment and Beauty’s Release, will be adapted into a TV series for the channel Televisa USA. Your mom bought these compulsively readable…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Crowned Miss America

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev took home the crown at last night’s Miss America pageant. This means we all get a day off work, right? Right?! [AOL]
Meanwhile, Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson accidentally flashed the camera on live TV when she didn’t keep her legs crossed. Whoopsies.  [New York Daily News]
Samira…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

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