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Nicolas Cage Arrested For Domestic Abuse

Nicolas Cage was arrested for domestic abuse in New Orleans when he allegedly shoved his wife on the street early this morning. A “very drunk” Cage was reportedly arguing with his wife, Alice, on the street when a cab driver witnessed him grab his wife by the arm and try to drag her. (TMZ claims the couple was arguing about the address of the apartment they are renting.) When cops arrived, they saw Cage hitting parked cars and trying to get inside a taxi cab to leave, before being ordered to get out. The cops apparently told the couple to just go home but Cage reportedly taunted them twice, daring them to arrest him. Cops called his bluff and arrested him on domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Bail was set at $11,000 and he was released around noon Saturday. The actor is in New Orleans filming a movie called “Medallion.”

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Behold, A Dramatic Reading Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s annoying new cookbook My Father’s Daughter (subtitle: Combining Enough Nutrients To Qualify As “Food” For The Over-Privileged & Beautiful) did not need a dramatic reading by a beatnik in a beret to sound douchey. (Private cooking lessons with Jamie Oliver! Gazpacho in Spain! Silent meditations in Japan!) Yet this melodramatic send up is, dare I say, perfect. [You Tube via Jezebel] Keep reading »

Katie Couric On Being Called “Perky”

“["Perky"] used to bother me because I thought there was a sexist undertone to that word. It meant shallow and cute, but not somebody who had any depth. It did become a pejorative word, but listen, it’s better than ‘bitchy.’”

— “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric on the “perky” label she earned while co-hosting “Today” for 15 years. I don’t recall anyone calling Matt Lauer “perky,” do you? If I had to host “Today” starting at 7 a.m. every day, “bitchy” would totally be the word they’d use to describe me. [NY Times Magazine] Keep reading »

Quickies: Marilyn Manson And LiLo Might Be Co-stars & Amanda Seyfried Owns A Dead Horse

  • Shock rocker Marilyn Manson reportedly wants a role in the Charles Manson biopic for which Lindsay Lohan has also auditioned. Marilyn supposedly wants to play Charles Manson’s right-hand buddy, while Lindsay wants to play Sharon Tate, an actress murdered by the Manson family. This flick sounds delightfully weird already. [TMZ]
  • Amber Riley from “Glee” recorded a video herself singing Adele’s “Someone Like You” and it’s quite beautiful. [Oh No They Didnt’!]
  • Jessica Simpson plans to wear a low-cut wedding dress because … of course. Meh, whatever. Own it, girl! [People]

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Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

  • This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [MSNBC]
  • California’s state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mandate public schools’ history classes teach students about gay, lesbian and transgender icons. (FWIW, Asian/Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities would also be required in the curriculum.) [The Week, San Fransisco Chronicle]
  • France may make it illegal to pay for sex, in order to criminalize clients of sex workers. Proponents of such legislation say it will help sex trafficking victims, who they claim account for 80 percent of sex workers. [Guardian UK]

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Men, You Might Be A Feminist If …

The other day, I read a post on the liberal politics blog, The Daily Kos, called “What Does A Feminist Man Look Like?” and unfortunately I found it a little thin. But I’ve been lucky enough to know a fair number of feminist-minded, progressive men and I could spot one from a mile away. Or I could just tell you about him. What follows is by no means a complete list, but it’s a decent summation of a guy who believes women deserve every bit of dignity, respect and agency given to men.

Men, you might be a feminist if you … Keep reading »

“The Boyfriend Trainer” Video Game Teaches Tweens To Slap Their Boyfriends

Given all the video games that depict women in sexist and degrading roles, it’s about time someone made a video game offensive to men. (Sarcasm, people.) Meet “The Boyfriend Trainer,” in which a chick “trains” her boyfriend to behave by slapping and tasing him, is wholly inappropriate to be marketed to impressionable tween girls.

And impressionable tween girls, of course, are exactly who “The Boyfriend Trainer” is marketed to. Domestic violence is fun, kids! Keep reading »

Abstinence Panties Will Be Very Effective At Stopping Horny Teenagers

Forget about comprehensive sex ed. The best way to keep girls off “16 & Pregnant” is with pro-abstinence panties and T-shirts bearing slogans like “Zip It,” “Not Tonight” and “Dream On” sold on a site called What Would Your Mother Do?. According to WWYMD:

We created a line of underwear to use as conversation starters to help reinforce family morals as they relate to relationships and dating. One part Victorian, three parts frisky, these adorable undies put new meaning to saying it loud and proud.”

At last someone has realized that the first thing teen boys do after taking off a girl’s pants is read the slogan on her underwear. [What Would Your Mother Do? via Ms. Magazine] Keep reading »

This Is The Cheesiest Tribute To Prince William And Kate Middleton Ever

Only a special few will see Kate Middleton‘s face staring back at them from a mango-flavored jelly bean. But Papa John’s in the UK is making sure anyone can see Will and Kate staring back at them from a pizza. Thanks to a creative “food artist,” the royal couple’s faces appear to be made from chunks of ham. Kate’s luscious locks are slices of olives while Prince William‘s are slices of pepperoni. Papa John’s will deliver the Kate and Prince William pizza on their wedding day, April 29, which will be sure to turn the mood of your viewing party from festive to creepy. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Revealed: LR52185

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet LR52185, one of our commenters (and a prolific suggester of stories for Today’s Lady News!). Keep reading »

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