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Halle Berry Ordered To Pay Gabriel Aubry $20K A Month In Child Support

Halle Slams Her Ex
Halle Berry's divorce from Gabriel Aubry got naaaasty. Read More »
Halle Berry Engaged!
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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are making it legal. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Prince William photo
Happy birthday, Prince William! Here's a big pile of money you don't need. Read More »
  • Rumor has it that a family law judge ordered Halle Berry to pay her ex Gabriel Aubrey $20,000-a-month in child support for their four-year-old daughter, Nahla. Something tells me Halle can afford it, though … [TMZ]
  • The working conditions on the set of “Liz & Dick” are being investigated by two Hollywood unions after Lindsay Lohan and other staffers have complained they’re being worked too hard. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • “Sex and the City” star Kristen Stewart and “West Wing”/”The Newsroom” writer Aaron Sorkin are officially an item. [Eonline]
  • The five attractive Romney sons hit up “Conan” last night. Did they make their dad seem like anything more than a robot? [The FW]
  • Ladies! Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins is single after splitting with Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Kris Humphries’ ex-girlfriend is claiming Kris told her that Kim Kardashian’s sex tape was fully encouraged by her mama as a get-famous-quick scheme. That sounds just too far fetched. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill

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  • New Hampshire’s governor vetoed an anti-abortion bill today that would have classified the death of a fetus as a homicide, which is a sneaky tactic by pro-life activists to restrict abortion rights by granting  fetuses the rights of full human beings. [Feminist.org]
  • Vice President Joe Biden has released a powerful new anti-violence against women PSA called #1is2many. Give it a watch and tell me what you think? [Feministing]
  • An East Texas high school mishandled the case of a high school student who was raped, according to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The student, Rachel Bradshaw, was forced into a disciplinary program and was told to “work it out” with the young man who sexually attacked her, which she says created a hostile educational environment. [ACLU] Keep reading »

Mischa Barton Inexplicably Runs Around In Leopard Print Bra & Panties In Noel Gallagher’s New Music Video

Mischa Hospitalized
Mischa Barton's been hospitalized with a mysterious health issue. Read More »
Ridic Celeb Excuses
Mischa Barton and other celebs who make ridiculous excuses. Read More »
Time To Retire?
Mischa Barton might retire from television. Read More »
High Flying Birds, "Everybody's On The Run"

I never understood what was the big deal about Mischa Barton, other than a pretty face and a nice body and some decent-enough acting skills. She stars in the “Everybody’s On The Run” music video for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and, well, she’s inexplicably running around in leopard print bra and panties. Edgy, I guess? [YouTube]

The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s “Today Show”: Alec Baldwin’s Hairy Legs

Smile, K-Stew!
Kathie Lee Gifford weird face
Kathie Lee teaches dour Kristen Stewart how to smize. Read More »
Joan Swears Off Botox
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Could it be?! Will Joan Rivers finally give up injectables?! Read More »
Kathie Lee Talks Pee
Should men be forced to pee sitting down? KLG & Hoda discuss. Read More »
Alec Baldwin drops pants on Letterman
Alec Baldwin Drops His Drawers

Two things make Kathie Lee Gifford very upset: cannibalism and everyone dropping their bras and pants. I was not aware that bra-dropping is sweeping the nation, even during the heatwave, but I’ll grant KLG that Alec Baldwin dropping his drawers on “Letterman” last night was weird. Really weird. Yeah, it changed the subject from Smacking The Paparazzi-gate. But come on. It was hairy old man legs TMI.

In (Reluctant) Defense Of “Why You’re Not Married … Yet”

Bad Dating Habits
Us ladies are not immune to fouling up a date... Read More »
Dating Victim
I am not a dating victim -- and neither are you. Read More »
Dating Isn't Personal
Ami talks about how she realized dating was not to be taken personally. Read More »
Why You're Not Married ... Yet

I’m going to say something as a feminist ladyblogger that I suspect I’m not supposed to say: Why You’re Not Married … Yet: The Straight Talk You Need To Get The Relationship You Deserve, by Tracy McMillan, actually isn’t a terrible book.

Oh, it has some problematic aspects — and I’ll get to those. But generally what’s wrong with books like Why You’re Not Married … Yet or 2009′s Marry Him! The Case For Settling For Mr. Good Enough, by Lori Gottlieb, isn’t the actual content. I’ve read a decent number of self-help books, both for professional reasons (to write about them on The Frisky) and for personal reasons (to find out why am I such an idiot when it comes to boys), and I even read that godawful Steve Harvey book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man because my surrogate mother gave it to me. I’m open-minded to reading them, I guess you could say. So, while Why You’re Not Married … Yet is getting bopped everywhere from Jezebel to The Good Men Project, who titled their piece “Fuck Off Tracy McMillan,” I’ve actually read the book and what’s more, I loved it and found it extremely useful. What’s wrong with Why You’re Not Married … Yet isn’t the dating advice — it’s how that dating advice is only marketed towards women. Keep reading »

Keep Calm, It’s Just A Boo-Boo

Keep Calm History
The story behind the "Keep Calm And Carry On" poster. Read More »
Bling Your Boo-Boos
Just because you've got a boo-boo doesn't mean you can be stylish. Read More »
Keep Calm And Panda On
A tee shirt after Jessica's own panda-loving heart. Read More »
Band Aid Accessory
Stupid trend alert: Band-Aids as fashion accessory. Read More »

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a new ripped cuticle or thumbtack stab every day. If you’re going to be a walking gore-fest, you may as well wear a Band-Aid more chic than those “Dora The Explorer” ones you found at CVS. Well, “chic” may not be the right word. But these Urban Outfitters Band-Aids with the World War II “Keep Calm And Carry On” logo are certainly more historical. You might just find that you’re giving yourself a boo-boo on purpose so you can look smart. [$8, Urban Outfitters]

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