Profile for Jessica Wakeman

avatar

Quickies: Rihanna Might Downgrade Chris Brown Restraining Order, Plus Playboy Bunny Dating Tips

  • Rihanna’s lawyer says the pop princess “does not object” to downgrading her restraining order against Chris Brown so the two can have contact again. [TMZ]
  • Tyra Banks is attending Harvard Business School whilst tweeting about “enriching” her mind with “geniuses.” [NYmag.com]
  • David Letterman — like the rest of America — wonders if our girl Snooki has a drinking problem. [Celebuzz]
  • Heidi Montag poured $2 million into her failed music career. I mean, “music career.” [PopEater]

Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Plan B For Girls 17 And Under?

  • The makers of the Plan B morning-after pill plan to ask the FDA to allow for the emergency contraception to be sold without a prescription for young women under age 17. Plan B is available without a prescription for women ages 17 and older. [Reuters]
  • Black and Latina women are less likely than white women to have a live birth after a fertility treatment by 38 and 13 percent, respectively. [Fox News]
  • The Afghan government is writing new rules which would make it even harder for abused women and girls to find refuge in women’s shelters: women would have to justify their reason for needing shelter to an eight-person government panel, which would decide if she should go to the shelter, go to jail, or return home. [New York Times]

Keep reading »

January Jones Loves The Paparazzi “Always Watching”

“[The paparazzi] wait down the street on either end to see which way I’m going to go. … The weird thing about it is, it kind of makes me feel safe. I live alone, and I feel like they’re always there, they’re always watching. If someone were to come in and rob me — there’s photographers. It’s like the best security system ever … Maybe I’m that pathetic at this point. But it’s a constant presence.”

— Far from being a nuisance, January Jones treats the paparazzi like built-in bodyguards. Somehow I don’t think she appreciated them so much when she had that hit-and-run. [Oh No They Didn't] Keep reading »

What The Hell Is An “Unbortion”?

Today in Anti-Abortion Activists Making Up Medical Terms That Don’t Actually Exist And Aren’t Used By Doctors News: the “unbortion.” (For past reference see: partial-birth abortion.”) What’s an “unbortion,” you ask? An “unbortion” is what Resurrection Medical Center, a Roman Catholic hospital in Chicago, calls it when anti-abortion activists persuade a woman who is partway through terminating a pregnancy to halt the procedure and carry the pregnancy to term. According to Time magazine — which published the only article on “unbortions” that I’ve ever seen — four women were persuaded to halt their abortions, but doctors only went along with it in three of the cases.

Oh, and did I mention that “unbortion” is a complete anti-abortion activist fabrication and isn’t an actual medical term used by doctors? Keep reading »

Does No One Care Chris Brown Is Performing On “Saturday Night Live”?

Chris Brown is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night and no one cares.

I would have thought that, even after two years have passed since he beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, people would question “SNL”‘s decision. I would think there’d be more of a public uproar. I would have thought people would make a stink. But all I’ve found online was one piece on Clutch Magazine, an online mag for young black women, and a tiny blog post on The New York Observer‘s web site. Nothing from Feministing. Nothing from Jezebel (though they ragged on him for performing at a boxing match last spring). The Young, Black And Fabulous blog even said they were happy Chris Brown was performing on “SNL.”

Even a few friends I asked didn’t care. “Dude has a right to go on with his career,” one friend said. “A lot of performers have done f**ed up stuff in their personal lives. If they’re good, they’re good,” another said.

Really, I’m surprised. Keep reading »

Quickies: “God Has A Plan” For Lindsay Lohan & What Are Bikini Wax Panties?

  • Dina Lohan isn’t worried about her daughter Lindsay’s legal troubles because “God has a plan.” [PopEater]
  • Apparently part of God’s plan is for the Lohans to open clothing boutiques in Venice, CA, and New York City’s SoHo. Wait, isn’t this the plot of that “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” spin-off? [RadarOnline]
  • Random couple alert! Is Rihanna dating Travis Barker? [Media Takeout]
  • Michelle Obama wore a $35 dress from H&M on “The Today Show.” Love her! [Styleite]

Keep reading »

The Creepiest Valentine’s Day Cards Ever

These days, if you give a Valentine’s Day card that says something like, “I won’t let you go until you say yes, kid,” you’re bound to get tasered. But in simpler times, creepy Valentine’s Day cards like the one above weren’t considered rape-y — they were sweet. Can you imagine that? Although I guess I shouldn’t be bitching because I’m not getting any Valentines this year. [Funny Or Die] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Lots Of Boobs At The Smithsonian On Saturday

  • Breastfeeding moms are holding a “nurse-in” at the Hirschorn Museum at the Smithsonian on Saturday after a woman who sat on a bench to nurse her daughter in January was told by a security guard to go feed the baby in the bathroom. A 1999 federal law states “a woman may breastfeed her child at any location in a federal building or on federal property, if the woman and her child are otherwise authorized to be present at the location.” Washington, D.C. also has the Child’s Right To Nurse Law, which allows a mother to breastfeed her baby in public. The museum has since apologized, both publicly and privately, and said it will welcome the “nurse-in” this Saturday. [NBC Washington]
  • Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health discussed the “Protect Life Act,” which would prohibit federal funding for abortion under health care reform (which is already technically the case) and would also stop funding from being withheld from groups that refuse to provide abortions. Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican from Pennsylvania, introduced the bill. Fellow Republicans say the bill would close up loopholes that enable abortion, while Democrats say the bill is a ploy to chip away at a woman’s right to choose. [Washington Post]

Keep reading »

Russell Brand Forgot The Funny In These “SNL” Promos

Yeesh. Usually Russell Brand is a little funny, but these promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he is hosting this weekend, are just terrible. Maybe Russell was just nervous because the musical guest is Chris Brown (boooooo) who beat the crap out of his wife Katy Perry‘s best friend Rihanna? That’s the only explanation I can surmise. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

How To Stop Women From Having Sex

“To give [anti-abortion] campaigners more time to enjoy life instead of making stunt videos that have no point, here is a cut-out-and-keep list on how to stop women having sex, guaranteed:

  1. Chop off genitals at birth. They can have them reattached at their heterosexual
    wedding, in between the cake and the throwing of the bouquet.
  2. Force all teenagers to watch their parents having sex. Effective, although there is a risk they will never have sex again and the human race will die out.
  3. Rearrange human biology so that it’s men who get pregnant. It might not end verboten sexual relations, but it will probably put an end to old white guys trying to ban abortion and targeting the most vulnerable women, from rape victims to the needy poor, in the worst circumstances.

— British journalist Hadley Freeman‘s tounge-in-cheek suggestions for better ways that anti-abortion extremist groups like Live Action can use their time rather than playing “gotcha!” with Planned Parenthood by secretly videotaping them in stunt videos with fake pimps and prostitutes. Hadley suggests, quite rightly, that as much as some anti-abortion extremists are against abortion, they seem to just be plain against women having non-procreative sex, period. I recommend her whole article; it’s a good read! [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular