Profile for Jessica Wakeman

avatar

“Snow White” Director Rupert Sanders Apologizes For Kristen Stewart Smooch

K-Stew Apology
Kristen Stewart apologized for cheating on Rob with her director. Read More »
Robert And Kristen
The director of "Twilight" says they had instant heat. Read More »
  • The weirdest news story of the day just got weirder: “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders has issued a public apology for his fling with Kristen Stewart, which was plastered on the cover of Us Weekly. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” he said in a statement. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.” K-Stew also apologized via public statement. Presumably Robert Pattinson will issue a statement offering his forgiveness as well? [Celebuzz]
  • Randomly, Lady Gaga has weighed in on the Robsten cheating scandal and came to Kristen’s defense. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Kim Kardashian may have another engagement ring sliding onto her finger soon, this time made from jewelry in Kanye West’s late mother’s collection. [PopCrush]
  • Five ways to make sex with the well-endowed more comfortable. [Em & Lo]
    Keep reading »

Doctors Must Inform Women Of Nonexistent Abortion-Suicide Link, Court Rules

Today's Lady News photo
  • Doctors in South Dakota must inform women of a nonexistent link between having an abortion and a risk of suicide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling pertains to a 2005 law that will require doctors to tell a woman before her abortion that “the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being,” and inform her of the “statistically significant risk factors” such as the “increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide.” Except that risk doesn’t exist. I believe that is called a “lie.” [Wall Street JournalRaw Story]
  • Sam’s Club is dropping its advertising support of “The Rush Limbaugh Show” following sexist comments made towards Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student whom Limbaugh derided as a “slut.” Over 150 businesses have also left the show. [Feminist.org]
  • 150 115 years after her birth, let’s remember Amelia Earhart as a feminist pioneer. [Christian Science Monitor] Keep reading »

Comic Eddie Griffin Taunts Lesbian Couple During Stand Up, Gets Drink Thrown At Him

Tosh Is A Sexist Jerk
Sure, he "apologized," but he's still a lazy, sexist jerk. Read More »
Tosh Grope Jokes
"Tosh 2.0" suggests dudes grope women for laughs. Read More »
Daniel Tosh Rape Joke
Today's Lady News photo
Daniel Tosh joked about a woman in audience getting raped by five men. Read More »

Two weeks have passed since Daniel Tosh joked that it would be funny if five guys raped a woman in his audience and the shit hit the fan. But did no one learn anything about how to handle a heckler?

Seemingly not. Comic Eddie Griffin is going to may be sued — and he took a thrown drink to the face! — for taunting a female audience member about being a lesbian.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Fiona Walsh, 39, of San Jose, went with her partner Leslie Champlin to go see Griffin perform at Tommy T’s Comedy Club. During the show, they sat in front of the stage. As the set wore on, Walsh thought the comedian was drunk and not very funny. Onstage, Griffin noticed Walsh wasn’t laughing and (drunkenly perhaps) told her she looked “rigid” and like a “librarian.” At some point during all this, he noticed Champlin’s hand on Walsh’s shoulder and started yelling at the couple about their sexuality; he offered to have sex with them, saying he would “show them a good time,” and pumped his hips in Walsh’s face from the stage. She then threw a drink at him and he threw water bottles right back. The couple was “escorted out” of the club while other audience members hollered.

Again we have a case of a comedian 1) acting like a major dick to his audience and 2) not being funny while doing so. But this situation is different than the recent one with Daniel Tosh. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: The Aurora Shooting & The Myth Of Men’s Obligation To Be Heroes

Don't Marry Him
Hey, Patricia Legarreta. You seriously should not marry Jamie Rohrs. Read More »
Tragedy In Colorado
A gunman killed 12 and injured 50 at showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Read More »
"Worthy" Of Sacrifice?
Idiot WSJ columnist "hopes" the women saved by BFs were "worthy." Read More »

In the days, weeks and months following a national tragedy, myths settle into our national consciousness. Myths are not falsehoods, per se. Rather, myths are the stories that we repeat to explain a complex and unnerving topic and make sense of the confusion — to label something “good” and “evil,” to finger the “bad guy” and the “hero.” A story coming out of the Aurora, Colorado, shooting — which I have heard again and again these past few days — is of the three boyfriends who saved the lives of their girlfriends by throwing themselves in the line of fire during the “Dark Knight Rises” shooting.

Matt McQuinn, 27, Jonathan Blunk (above), 26, and Alex Teves, 24, were all killed by gunman James Holmes while trying to protect their dates. According to The New York Post — admittedly not the most reliable news source — McQuinn “dived” in front of his girlfriend. Blunk “threw his date … to the floor, pushing her under the seat.” And Teves “used his body” to shield his girlfriend. Teves’ grandmother Rae Iacovelli said her grandson “got down on the floor and covered [his girlfriend] up.” Blunk’s date told “The Today Show” herself that “he took a bullet for me” and his ex-wife even weighed in to say Blunk “wanted to die a hero.”   Keep reading »

Kathleen Hanna Says We Should All Be More Like Beyoncé

Feminist Sweater
Tavi's got a sweater with the "f word" on it. Feminist, that is! Read More »
Feminist Ambassador
Le Tigre photo
Kathleen Hanna says she feels like she has to be extra-nice all the time. Read More »
Offensive!
Kathleen Hanna calls Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" "straight up offensive." Read More »
Beyonce On The Frisky!
All of The Frisky's post about Miss Beyonce Knowles. Read More »

“Beyoncé isn’t Beyoncé because she reads comments on the Internet. Beyoncé is in Ibiza, wearing a stomach necklace, walking hand in hand with her hot boyfriend. She’s going on the yacht and having a mimosa. She’s not reading shitty comments about herself on the Internet, and we shouldn’t either. I just think, Would Beyoncé be reading this? No, she would just delete it or somebody would delete it for her. What I really need to do is close the computer and then talk back to that voice and say, Fuck you. I don’t give a shit what you think. I’m Beyoncé. I’m going to Ibiza with Jay-Z now, fuck off. Being criticized is part of the job, but seeking it out isn’t. That’s our piece to let go.”

God, I fucking love Kathleen Hanna. Can I just go on and on and on about how I love Kathleen Hanna? Here she is in conversation with Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart: A Memoir and a former dominatrix, whom I interviewed two years ago. This part is amazing and something anyone who works in a creative field should have tattooed on their brain (and ego): “Being criticized is part of the job, but seeking it out isn’t.” Let’s all get in touch with our inner Sasha Fierce! [Gala Darling via Bomblog] [Photos: Getty]

Thirsty, Thirsty Hippos

French Kitchen
decorating a french kitchen
Deck out your eating area in a Provençal fashion. Read More »
Seeing Green
Need home inspiration? Here's ten gorgeous greens for your place. Read More »

If you’re anything like me, you need a jolt to get you through the morning. Usually I favor caffeine but this mug with a hippo at the bottom will work, too. I can totally see myself sucking down a cup of joe and shrieking, “Oh my God, there’s a hippo in my coffee!” (There’s also an octopus mug if you favor deep sea beasts.) Try not to spill on yourself and enjoy. [$10.95, Neatoshop]

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular