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Morning Quickies: Rachel Zoe Infant Son Poops His Diaper In A $87,000 Luxury Nursery

  • Rachel Zoe’s infant son, Skylar Berman, has an $87,000 nursery, as well as a $1,160 Gucci bomber jacket, a $1,300 silver piggy bank, a $1,400 Hermés blanket, and a $3,700 collection of baby shoes. I would expect nothing less from her. That lady is bananas. [Us Weekly]
  • Amy Winehouse’s dad gave clothes and accessories to fans waiting outside his daughter’s apartment last night. Is this sweet-and-macabre or weird-and-macabre? [MTV News]
  • Prince Hot Ginge isn’t boning Pippa Middleton but he’s still given her a schmoopy nickname: “Foxy Filly.” [Dlisted]

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Vanessa Carlton On Coming Out As Bisexual To Her Mom

 

Yay, Vanessa Carlton has a new album out! She sat down with Chelsea Handler to gab about the new CD and of course Chels gets right down to brass tacks: “So you recently came out as a bisexual?” Carlton performed at a gay rights event and told the audience, in an offhand way, that she’s had relationships with both men and women. This came as news to her family! She said her mom called her on the phone upset because “she’s concerned about being a grandma.” Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Kat Von D Pens Facebook Rant: “What Can I Say? I Suck”

  • Kat Von D posted a Facebook Note last night entitled “What can I say? I suck” about storming off a TV interview yesterday when she was asked about her broken engagement from Jesse James. Kat actually seems genuinely apologetic, self-aware and self-reflective. Perhaps she should just step out of the limelight for awhile? [Facebook/KatVonD]
  • Scarlett Johannsson is the latest celeb to be invited to the Marine Corps Ball, but ScarJo had to decline due to “prior commitments.” [Gossip Cop]
  • Jessica Simpson says her wedding dress will “out-do Kate Middleton’s.” This seems like a sad goal in life, no? [Access Hollywood]

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Today’s Lady News: North Carolina Passes 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

  • North Carolina’s Senate has joined the House in overriding the governor’s veto on a bill to restrict abortion rights. Women seeking abortions will now have to have a sonogram, hear a description of the fetal development, receive counseling and wait 24 hours before having the procedure. Thanks a pantsful for making an already-difficult decision even harder on women, NC politicians. [Reuters]
  • The lawyer for Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who was allegedly sexually assaulted by ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, said it is a vicious rumor that she was tape recorded planning to extort him for money. Newspapers had reported that Diallo had told a friend over the phone that Strauss-Kahn had a lot of money and she “knew what [she] was doing.” Now her lawyer has said that conversation was mischaracterized and it was her friend who suggested she could get money from the assault, which Diallo herself dismissed. Diallo also met with supporters on Thursday at a Brooklyn church, telling them, “I’m here because I had people call me a lot of bad names.” [New York Times, New York Times]

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Rosario Dawson On Airbrushing: “None Of Us Look Like That!”

“I’m constantly telling girls all the time everything is airbrushed, everything is retouched to the point it’s not even asked. None of us look like that. … It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and the way we expect them to look and be for what sake? Not for health, survival, not for enjoyment of life, but just so you could look pretty.”

Rosario Dawson talks body image and airbrushing in Shape magazine. She also said that she lost a lot of weight to play Mimi in “Rent” because her character was supposed to be a dope addict with AIDS. But instead of telling her she looked sick, the actress said she got tons of compliments. “I remember everyone asking what did you do to get so thin? You looked great,” she said. “I looked emaciated.” Oh, Rosario, I love you so. [CNN] Keep reading »

Doctor Calls Mommyrexia An “Upper East Side, White Girl, Obnoxious Problem”

 

I was totally digging this doctor on “The Today Show” who talked — okay, ranted — to Ann Curry about the constant pressure on women to be skinny, including during pregnancy. “Mommyrexia” is when pregnant women cut back on eating or add excessive exercise to their regimen because they’re worried about gaining quote-on-quote “too much weight” when there’s a bun in the oven. Clearly this eating disorder is scary and sad for both biological and cultural reasons. And you don’t usually get such sharp, feminist cultural commentary on “Today.”

But then Dr. Nancy Snyderman told us what she really thinks: “I think this is an Upper East Side, white girl, obnoxious problem. It’s irritating to me! We want perfect babies, perfect bodies, perfect lives. I just find the whole thing vulgar.” Ooof. Good job making women with eating disorders feel even more like the problem is them being selfish, not our culture. I am sure that will be really helpful, Dr. Snyderman. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Dating Dos: Please, These 5 Romantic Gestures Need To Stay!

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Romance is dead.

That’s the consensus you could draw from five minutes on the dating scene. Instead of butterflies, hormones seem to be driving our coupling up. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing if all you want is sexual gratification. I’m only human: there’s been times I’ve just needed a roll in the hay. But I’m also a woman who loves romance — traditional, old school, stars-in-my-eyes romance — and I speak from personal experience that it’s not easy to find.

Alas, both men and women have forgotten how to woo each other. I wholeheartedly agreed with the actress Emma Watson when she told Vogue recently, “I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation.”

Yesterday Amelia published a post called “Dating Don’ts: These 7 Romantic Gestures Need To Go.” Here in The Frisky’s office, we spent all morning fighting about it. A few of my fellow Frisky ladies would run for the hills if a dude bought them chocolate, serenaded them with a song [No, only a song that he misinterpreted as romantic. -- Editor], or showered rose petals on their bed. But me? That sounds like my perfect guy.

I respectfully disagree with you, Amelia, that romantic gestures can be cheesy or infantilizing. Romance is about stimulating the senses, creating an aura, and drawing someone in. Romance does not have to be dead, people! After the jump, five romantic gestures that need to stay. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Tim Gunn Thinks Hillary Clinton Is “Confused About Her Gender”

 

  • Tim Gunn thinks Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “confused about her gender.” The claws came out when Gunn went on “Lopez Tonight” and dissed Clinton’s “big, baggy menswear tailored pantsuits. No, I’m really serious. [They're] unflattering.” Wow. Inappropriate. She’s pushing 70 and works in government — what exactly do you want from her? [Celebitchy]
  • Lady Gaga is co-hosting “The View” on August 1. Consider us there. [Gossip Cop]
  • A heavily pregnant Jessica Alba and sex guru Sue Johanson shared “The Tonight Show” couch and Alba took the opportunity to ask about pregnancy sex. “As someone who’s in the later stage of pregnancy, is there any way to harm the baby during intercourse?” She asked. “That baby is in there and that baby ain’t going nowhere until it’s ready,” Johanson said. “That uterus wall is just like that.” Good to know. [Celebitchy]

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“Crazy About Pippa”: Pippa Middleton And Her Butt To Get Their Own TLC Special

Is Pippa Middleton interesting enough to warrant her own hour-long TLC special? Someone thinks so! “Crazy About Pippa” will air August 9th at 9 p.m. (EST) and will dish about all fascinating things Pippa-related: her famous sister, her famous sister, her famous sister, and oh yeah, her butt. Pippa is well-dressed, rich, pretty, and posed for a couple of ill-advised boobie pics. What more is there to know about Britain’s “most eligible bachelorette” that has not already been addressed ad nauseum since she rocketed to universal fame three months ago? Guess we’ll find out. Honestly, unless there’s some dirt on a Prince Hot Ginge hookup, I’ll pass on this one. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: “Bridge & Tunnel” Was MTV’s “Jersey Shore” That Never Happened

 

  • Back in 2009, MTV filmed, but never aired, 12 episodes of a reality show called “Bridge & Tunnel” about Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli, two party girls from Staten Island. I’m sorry, it’s not Staten Island — it’s DRAMA ISLAND! MTV aired “Jersey Shore” instead, which, let’s be honest, was the better $$$ decision. But still, MTV, how could you keep these baby mob wives from us?! All “Jersey Shore” fans absolutely must watch the “Bridge & Tunnel” trailer post-haste. [Village Voice, Gawker]
  • Kat Von D walked out of a “Good Day LA” interview after they asked a question about her breakup with Jesse James. Honey, you are not Paris Hilton, and storming off-set wasn’t even classy when Paris Hilton did it. [The Superficial]
  • James Franco wanted a part in “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” but director Bill Condon said no because that would have been weird. [MTV News]
  • Ten reasons your “ugly vagina” is actually normal and gorgeous! [Em & Lo]

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