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Today’s Lady News: Pssst! Did You Hear Michele Bachmann Might Have Menopause?

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann may suffer from migraines, according to a conservative website which is possibly trying to smear the politician. The Republican presidential contender “suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches,” according to The Daily Caller, which quoted “three people who have worked closely with Bachmann.” The Caller claims these “episodes” occur roughly once a week and “incapacitate” Bachmann for days at a time, occasionally landing her in the hospital. Asked one aide who spoke anonymously, “As president, when she’s in crisis management mode, is she going to have the physical ability to withstand the most difficult challenges facing America?” Some in the blogosphere are wondering if this leak is trying to insinuate that Bachmann cannot handle the stresses of leadership, possibly because she is a woman. Another theory is that “migraines” is a code word for “menopause,” which may also make Bachmann unpalatable as a candidate. Others say there is nothing sexist at all about reporting Bachmann may suffer from migraines (or whatever). What do you think? [Daily Caller, NYmag.com Daily Intel, XX Factor, Care2]

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Sexspresso And Rock Hard Coffees May Contain Viagra, Health Authorities Warn

Coffees with sexual enhancement properties do come with some, um, perks. But Australian health officials say to put the java down. Food Standards Australia New Zealand said the coffee brands Sexpresso and Rock Hard contain “analogues of sildenafil (Viagra),” which are “not declared on the label,” the Herald Sun reports. Sexual aids should not be added to food products, the health officials said, because it’s unclear how all the ingredients will interact. That’s too bad. After a few shots of Sexpresso in the morning, a dude could be up for anything. [Herald Sun AU] Keep reading »

Douching Is All About “Empowerment,” Says Summer’s Eve PR

Yesterday, thanks to Summer’s Eve douching products, I learned that my vagina is “the most powerful thing on Earth and that samauri warriors and medieval jousting was all about fighting over a good, clean vagina. It turns out there are more douche-y douche commercials where that came from. Keep reading »

Ashton Kutcher Gets Naked In “Two And A Half Men” Promo

The Ashton Kutcher promos for “Two and a Half Men” are out. Male nudity is being used to advertise a TV show? Feminism wins! Also, do you think Jon Cryer is making that face because someone’s got a case of crabs? [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »

The “Jersey Shore” Season 4 Trailer Is Disgustingly Delicious

You guys, the “Jersey Shore” season four trailer is so gross. Does this mean I’m not going to watch it? No. In fact, I’m already planning a “Jersey Shore” season premiere viewing party with soppressata and limoncello shots. You’re only allowed to come if you’ve got a fake tan and something with an Ed Hardy label. But leave your ‘roid rage at the door, please!

After the jump, the five grossest things about the season four “Jersey Shore” season four trailer: Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Celine Dion Shuts Down “Ridiculous Pictures Of Celine Dion” Blog

  • RIP, Ridiculous Pictures Of Celine Dion. The Tumblr blog announced it will be shutting down after Dion’s lawyers sent them a scary letter. “Céline Dion found our blog, and she didn’t like it. We just got a letter from Céline’s lawyers that the blog has to be shut down,” the blog said. “Though this blog is well within the realm of ‘fair use,’ I don’t have the money or time to get a lawyer to respond. The dream is over.” [Ridiculous Pictures Of Celine Dion via Tabloid Prodigy]
  • Betty White has graciously declined the invitation to accompany Sgt. Ray Lewis to the Marine Corps Ball in November. “I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation,” she said in a statement. “As everyone knows, I love a man in uniform … but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of ‘Hot in Cleveland.’” [Los Angeles Times]
  • Jealousy and “crazy” fights are also being fingered for the Jennifer Lopez/Marc Anthony split. [Celebitchy]

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Pippa Middleton’s Butt Depicted In Crumpets

Getting a tattoo as an homage to your favorite celeb is so 2010. The hot new thing to do is recreate that celeb’s rear end in crumpets. Fifteen thousand crumpets and the manpower from 12 dedicated crumpet-ers honored Pippa Middleton, depicted in her bridesmaid’s gown. Artist Laura Hadland used over 100 jars of Marmite and jam in her ode to Pippa’s patoot after the world’s most famous sister-in-law won a Beefeater Grill contest of women whom Brits would most like to “wake up to breakfast with.”

All I can say is … what a waste of food. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: J.Lo Dumped Marc Anthony Because He Is “Controlling”

  • Jennifer Lopez dumped Marc Anthony because he was too traditional, her friends tell the gossip rags. “Marc is very controlling,” her stylist Phillip Bloch said. “In the beginning she liked that because he stood up to her, and in the early days he was very much in love with her and she was with him.” She was also pissed that he owes millions in unpaid taxes and they couldn’t agree whether to live in NY or L.A. J. Lo apparently decided to divorce Anthony before she met Prince William and Kate Middleton when they visited L.A.; she brought her mother as her date and was not wearing her wedding ring. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Ryan Phillipe and Demi Lovato might be dating. She’s 18. He’s 36. That sound you hear is Reese Witherspoon’s head exploding. [Celebuzz]
  • The gossip blog Media Takeout claims Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with twins. Eh. Take that with a grain of salt. [Gossip Cop]

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Today’s Lady News: GOP To Recruit More Women To Run For Office

  • The Republican State Leadership Committee launched a campaign this week to recruit more women and Hispanics to run for office. Although the group set a goal to recruit 100 Hispanics to run for the state or federal level, it’s unclear how many women they’re after. [Yahoo]
  • How states could ban abortion — even if Roe vs. Wade is not overturned. [The Nation]
  • Seven feminist takeaways from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two.” [Ms. Magazine]
  • In defense of domestic partnerships for straight couples, by Frisky contributer Nona Willis Aronowitz. [GOOD]

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Miraculously, “Jersey Shore” Isn’t Hurting New Jersey’s Image

Relax, New Jersey-ites. Though they’ve tried their damnedest, the cast of “Jersey Shore” has not succeeded in making the Garden State look bad. When it comes to their opinions of NJ, a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll of 711 adults released today could not find a statistical difference between people who watch “Jersey Shore” and people who don’t: 43 percent who’ve seen the show think NJ is great, while 41 who haven’t seen the show are also fans. See, the American public is not stupid. They know there is more to NJ than just Snooki and The Situation — like Princeton University, Bruce Springsteen, and, um, “The Sopranos.”

Last week I made a joke in the comments section on the post “22 Things We Never Thought We’d Do For A Man, Until We Did” and said I moved to NJ for a dude. That seems to have ruffled some Jersey feathers. I was just kidding. Even though I eventually moved, I am still a big Jersey fan. After the jump, five nice things I have to say about the state of New Jersey: Keep reading »

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