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Gap Introduces Gap My Price, A Puzzling New Name-Your-Own-Price Feature

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just name your price at retail stores, like on eBay? Now you can, sort of. Gap has introduce a new name-your-price feature — Gap My Price, which makes no sense, but whatever — where you tell the Gap’s website how much you’d be willing to pay for one of their 15 negotiable items of clothing and it makes a deal with you. It’s a cool idea, to be sure, but it’s also a head scratcher. This U-neck stripe tee retails for $19.95 and I offered $16. Gap My Price came back with an offer of $19. Then I offered $18. Gap My Price then said the final offer was $19. So … I could save a whopping 95 cents by clicking on their website a bunch of times? [Gap My Price] Keep reading »

Quickies: Osama Bin Laden Loved Porn & Barack Obama Sets Up Justin Bieber

  • Surprise! Osama bin Laden watched porn. Navy SEALs discovered a “fairly extensive” stash in Osama’s home after he was killed. Three wives, 72 virgins after death, and porn? This guy should have been in sex therapy, not caves in southeast southern Asia. [TMZ]
  • The Middleton family has filed a formal petition to a UK press agency over the publication of Pippa Middleton’s topless pics. The photos, which are five years old, were taken while Pippa was privately vacationing with Kate and William in Ibiza. [PopEater]
  • Charlie Sheen has responded to Ashton Kutcher replacing him on “Two and a Half Men” and his opinion is just as looney as you’d expect. [The Superficial]

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Today’s Lady News: An Apology For Gang Rape, 65 Years Too Late

  • Sixty-five years too late, Recy Taylor, 91, has received an apology from her hometown and the state of Alabama, which refused to prosecute the seven white men who abducted and gang raped her in 1944. Rosa Parks took up Taylor’s case and directed attention to the racial and sexual injustices faced by black women in the racially segregated South. Although the rapists admitted their guilt at the time, local/county police wouldn’t punish them. In March, the mayor of Abbeville, Alabama, finally apologized to Recy Taylor and the Alabama state legislature also approved a resolution which issued a formal apology. [NPR]
  • Legislation is on its way to the Missouri governor’s desk removing the exemption for women’s health from a ban on late-term abortions. Instead, the legislation will require the state to only allow late-term pregnancies to be terminated if the woman’s life is at risk or if the pregnancy would cause grievous harm to any of her vital organs. [Greenfield Reporter]
  • Sen. John McCain said he would not dignify Glenn Beck’s recent fake barfing and fat-shaming of his daughter, Meghan McCain, on a radio show with a comment. Good for you, Senator. [Mediaite]

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Pop Star Push Present: Mariah Carey’s Childbirth Another Excuse For Tacky Bling

God bless Mariah Carey. I knew she’d find a gaudy way to celebrate the birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe somehow! Here it is: hubby Nick Cannon gifted her with a $12,000 push present in the form of a 14-karat pink sapphire and diamond necklace reading “Moroccan” and “Monroe.” It’s like Carrie Bradshaw’s name necklace lost a fight with a Bedazzler gun. Congratulations, Cannon-Carey family, and much health, happiness and bling to you all. [PopEater] Keep reading »

I Wanna See “Hey Boo”: The ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Documentary


Most, if not all, of us read Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird in school. Many of us loved this book about the love of family, principles, racism and the South so deeply we have re-read it again and again. For true To Kill A Mockingbird acolytes, the Harper Lee lore is just as fascinating as the book. The Pulitizer Prize-winner only wrote that one novel and has lived nearly all of her life in seclusion, instead of chasing fame. A new documentary, “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Mary McDonagh Murphy explores Harper Lee’s life and tries to answer why she never published again. Harper Lee hasn’t given an interview since 1964, but the filmmaker spoke with her friends and sister, as well as accessed photos and documents that have never been seen before. Literary bigwhigs like Anna Quindlen, James McBride and yes, the big O, all participated in the doc, as well. “Hey Boo” opens in New York City and Los Angeles tonight — and I, for one, am dying to see it. [First Run Features]
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Tim Gunn Talks Smack About Gretchen Jones Winning “Project Runway”

“Why did the villain win? Why? I could not believe it. Gretchen’s talented, and she’s not a horrible person. But was she the winner of the season? I don’t think so. The ‘Project Runway’ designers are like my kids. I love them all. I will say I love some more than others. And there’s some I wish I’d left in a basket.”

— Tim Gunn is still blabbing that it was wack that backstabbing Gretchen Jones won over sweet little Mondo Guerra on the most recent season of “Project Runway.” I’m glad he agrees the uber-talented Mondo totally got the shaft.

After the jump, Tim talks some smack about Michael Kors, on whom he blames Gretchen’s puzzling win: Keep reading »

Houston Press Lists Top 10 “Hottest” Female Sex Offenders, Including Women Who Victimized Kids

Sometimes the universe makes me want to crawl into a hole in the ground and cry. It happened yesterday when Glenn Beck spent three minutes of his show making barfing noises while talking about Meghan McCain naked. (She’s “fat,” you know!) And it happens again now with one of the most depraved blog posts I’ve ever seen online.

On Thursday morning, the Houston Press web site, which is owned by the Village Voice Media company, published a list of the “10 hottest female sex offenders.” I am purposefully not linking to the post so as not to give them traffic. It was quite basic: photographs of conventionally attractive women ran alongside their city, their crime and the age of their victim. Keep reading »

17-Year-Old Zooey Deschanel Wrote An Angry Letter To Vogue

There are feminists in Hollywood after all: the Tumblr blog WellsBones unearthed a letter Vogue published written by a 17-year-old Zooey Deschanel, long before she was famous. Without context, I don’t know what Zooey wrote to Vogue in response to. But to be honest, the question she posed to Vogue — “Why would you want to limit the spectrum of beauty to an ‘ideal’ when you, as a popular women’s magazine, have the opportunity to expand it?” — could apply to any issue of Vogue, really. Zooey tweeted her delight at the letter being dug up: “wrote this letter to vogue when I was 17 & someone found it! proud of my feminist teen self.” Zooey Deschanel: twee princess and angry teenaged letter writer? It’s too good to be true.

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It’s Like A Chic Snuggie

Planes, trains and automobiles — we know you’re a jetsetting girl (even if you’re just jetting to Grandma’s to say hi). But instead of wearing a bulky coat and carrying all your crap in a purse, try this “sleeper hoodie” from Burton. There’s internal pockets for a passport and tickets, as well as a pocket for headphone cable port! The underarms are ventilated, lest you offend fellow passengers with your stink, and a removable, inflatable neck pillow for napping. Plus, the Burton sleeper hoodie is 100 percent cotton, so you can throw it in the wash when that creepy guy dozing on your shoulder starts to drool. We may not wear casual hoodies often, but when we do, it’s in style!

[$99.00 Burton]

Why Is Kelly Bensimon Pouring Vodka In Her Hair? (And Does It Work?)


Speaking of strange beauty advice from celebrities, Kelly Bensimon is probably not a reliable source for anything other than acting a fool on reality TV. But girlfriend does have great hair, so her “DIY Hair Cocktail” recipe is worth a listen. Kelly posted a YouTube video of herself on massaging olive oil, salt, lemon and vodka into her locks — supposedly on the advice of her hairdresser pal, who promised it’d give Kelly’s ‘do a “beachy” look. Sounds more like a “drunky” look to me. Any idea if vodka/lemon/salt/olive oil works — or does it just make you smell like a sorority girl on her 21st birthday? Kelly stops the video before we see the results! [YouTube] Keep reading »

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