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A Pageturner For Lonely Book Nerds

If there’s one thing we love more than boys, it’s books. So making sure our two life passions peacefully co-exist is hella important. Enter Judging A Book By It’s Lover: A Field Guide To The Hearts And Minds Of Readers Everywhere. Author Lauren Leto from the blog Texts From Last Night has all the must-know advice on how to impress that David Foster Wallace nut and whether its socially acceptable to date a man who read The Game on purpose. Whether you’re well-read or just looking for someone to hop in bed with, Judging needs to be on your shelf immediately. [$10.19, Amazon]

Uma Thurman’s New Baby’s Name Is Insane

Uma Engaged!
And her boo is mega-loaded. Read More »
Ethan's Regrets
Ethan Hawke is so not over Uma. Read More »
"Pulp Fiction" Costume
How to dress like Mia Wallace in "Pulp Fiction" this Halloween. Read More »
  • Uma Thurman has saddled her newborn daughter with the world’s longest name: Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Luna, as she’ll be called, though I think Rosie makes more sense — was born on July 15 to Uma and her boo Arpad Busson. [People]
  • Newsweek magazine is ending its print edition on December 31 and after that will be all-digital. [CNN]
  • Tagg Romney said he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama after he called Mitt a “liar” during the second debate, “but you know you can’t do that because, well, there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also that’s the nature of the process.” Totally inappropriate. [The Week]
  • 15 cats that hate being dressed up in stupid Halloween costumes. [The FW]

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Woo Hoo! Next Season Of “ANTM” Will Include Male Models!

Meet Victoria
She's a Liberty University student with mommy issues on "ANTM." Read More »
Tyra Gets Another Show
Tyra Banks
She's sold a scripted sitcom about her early modeling days. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong out at Nike and Livestrong over doping scandal. Read More »
  • Finally, Tyra has heard my prayers that “America’s Next Top Model” should just be 42 straight minutes of Rob Evans shirtless! Or something like that: THE next season of “America’s Next Top Model” will have male models competing right alongside the female ones. They are all going to be living in the house together, but, God-willing, a hot tub will not be involved. [Queerty]
  • Speaking of male models, here are old underwear modeling photos from Rob Wilson, the first-ever male model on “The Price Is Right.” [Socialite Life]

Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

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  • Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of “misogyny.” But some people said that misogyny — which means a hatred of women — should not be used interchangeably with the words “sexism,” which was more in line with Gillard’s complaints. But an Australian dictionary did not disagree and has changed the definition of the word “misogny” to include this definition: “entrenched prejudice against women.” (I also rather like this piece on the Guardian in which several women weigh in on the dispute and whether there’s any difference between sexism and misogyny.) [Guardian UK]
  • Meet Justice Bernette Johnson, who is set to become the first black chief justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court. [Think Progress]
  • On Apryl Brown (who lost all four limbs because of shady “butt injections) and the age of the fat ass. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

Bitch Magazine Kills Caitlin Moran Interview Over “Girls”/Race Tweet

Erica says lay off "Girls" for being all-white and give black girls a show. Read More »
"Girls" Diversity
Lena Dunham explains the lack of diversity on "Girls." Read More »
Men Quoted In Media
4th Estate chart about women in journalism
Men overwhelmingly quoted in media about women's rights. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
Caitlin Moran

If you haven’t fallen in love with Caitlin Moran, there is something wrong with your head. Earlier this year, the Times Of London columnist published a brilliant modern-day feminist screed called How To Be A Woman; I literally can’t keep it on my bookshelf for longer than five minutes before another girl friend wants to borrow it. Moran is whipsmart, witty, pro-sex, anti-secrets and utterly unapologetic about being a feminist.

Why, then, would pop culture feminist magazine Bitch refuse to run an interview with her? Keep reading »

Lance Armstrong Out At Nike, Livestrong Over Doping Scandal

Stripped Of Awards
Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour De France titles. Read More »
Lance On Sheryl Breakup
Sheryl Crow wanted marriage and children but Lance did not. Read More »
Cancer Wife
cancer wife photo
On being "that young guy with cancer's wife." Read More »
  • Nike has terminated its contract with Lance Armstrong and he has officially stepped down from his charity Livestrong following doping allegations. [The Week, Celebrity Cafe]
  • Britney Spears’ former nanny Lourdes Torres is set to testify in a trial of Brit’s former manager Sam Lufti that she was “emotionally manipulated” by handlers. Lufti is suing the Spears’ family for breach of contract, defamation and libel over their claims that he contributed to the singer’s 2008 breakdown by feeding her drugs and controlling her phone communication. [Huffington Post]
  • Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell were seen picking up a marriage license yesterday, which means they’re probably getting hitched soon. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Rihanna is going to pocket $8 million dollars — $8 million dollars — for turning on Christmas lights and performing a concert at a London shopping mall. [Celebuzz Keep reading »
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