Profile for Jessica Wakeman
Miley Cyrus: HOW DARE SHE AGE! It’s not just crusty old farts who are scandalized by the “overt sexualization” of that brazen hussy. The New York Times spoke with a handful of middle school teenyboppers who miss her good, clean fun. Girls think Miley has “gone too far” and some of them are marching off in a huff. Keep reading »
- Last week on “Friday Night Lights,” 15-year-old Becky discovered she was pregnant and considered having an abortion. If she goes through with it in the episode airing tonight, “Friday Night Lights” would be one of the few shows to not pull the “Whoops, she fell down the stairs and miscarried!” card. I’ve never seen “Friday Night Lights,” but I’m curious. So, Frisky readers, tell me what happens tonight in the comments! [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
- Yesterday, a judge in Massachusetts ruled that the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. The judge declared gays and lesbians whose marriages are recognized by their individual states should have access to the same federal benefits as married straight couples. [Newsweek]
- Stressed out? A mall in Shenyang, China, has a women-only “frustrating venting” store where ladies smash TVs and other appliances with baseball bats. [The Gloss]
No, not Steve Urkel, too! “Family Matters” star Jaleel White has been accused of physically abusing his child’s mother in some very un-Urkel-like behavior. The woman claims two weeks ago, White allegedly punched her in her breasts while they were driving on a highway with their infant in the car. When they arrived home, she claims White slapped her and pushed her into the toilet so hard it broke the tank.
Urkel’s publicist issued the standard denial that all publicists for celebs accused of domestic violence can issue in their sleep: “There was absolutely no battery … no abuse … and the incident never happened. This is just a ploy in an ongoing custody battle over their young daughter to tarnish his name.” We certainly hope this report is untrue. What would Harriette and Carl think of this? [TMZ.com] Keep reading »
Five years ago, British mum Deborah Higley had a boob job, increasing her bust from a 32A to a D. Her teen daughters, flat-chested themselves, shared a bedroom and would chat before sleep at night about how they, too, wanted breast implants. This year Deborah arranged for her 19- and 21-year-old daughters, Harriet and Rose, to increase their cup sizes as well — and their father covered the bill for all of this. For reasons completely unknown to me, the Higley ladies and their new bosoms posed together for the U.K.’s Daily Mirror newspaper. Keep reading »
Last night, circa 8 p.m., you would have found me three-deep in cherry vodka cocktails. Tomorrow’s agenda? Cupcakes on the beach. Why all the fuss? My bestest friend in all the world/co-pilot in Lindsay Lohan self-tanner-testing, Christiane, is turning 26. Drinks with the girls aren’t enough for this bitch! She won’t be happy until we’re singing “Happy Birthday” as we pick pieces of sand out of our frosting.
This is not my first bout with multiple birthday celebrations. People are still mocking my boyfriend for hosting four — yes, four — birthday parties this year. But it wasn’t because of a big ego or anything like that: David is just the most friendly, social guy on the planet and he celebrated four times with different friends who couldn’t all make it on one night. I guess if four different groups of pals offer to pay for your drinks/dinner, why not go for it? Keep reading »
Have you ever met a drop-dead, gorgeous, this-person’s-face-could-launch-a-thousand-ships woman? Then you may dig this article I read on The Gloss called “Do You Ever Hate Women Because They’re Beautiful?” Jennifer Wright sees a Victoria’s Secret model coming out of her apartment building (she either lives there or has a friend/partner there) and of course the doorman and men in the lobby are falling over themselves. “And my first thought,” Wright writes, “was ‘f**k you, bitch, I hate you.’”
OK, it’s not the most sensitive — or rational — of responses. (Wright acknowledges it’s “a stupid, pre-feminist cliche to hate someone because they’re prettier than you are.”) Jealousy makes us feel this way, of course. But I think those of us who have “I hate you” moments also make a lot of assumptions about beautiful women. Keep reading »
“I’ve always been comfortable with who I am. When it comes to my sexuality, I just finished the chapter in my book [to be released in January] about my sexuality and my idea of it. I haven’t discussed it — not because I’m ashamed of anything you’ll read about when my book comes out — I just don’t want to put it out there in a way where someone can twist my words. While I don’t believe in masculinity and femininity, I don’t believe in a purely gay person or a purely straight person. I have a very clear opinion of my own sexuality. I’m not saying anything about my sexuality because I want it to be out there in my own words.”
— Johnny Weir, the skating world’s most flamboyantly dressed performer, prefers to keep some things private — at least until his book comes out in January. Whatevs, we think “comfortable with who I am” is a great way to be! [Queerty.com]