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“Fairly Legal” Makes Justice Look Totally Sexy

“What does justice look like? 5’5″, brunette, great smile.”

So begins the trailer for “Fairly Legal,” USA’s new legal drama starring Sarah Shahi of “The L Word” as Kate, a former lawyer now working as a mediator. “Fairly Legal” — the title is a play on the term “barely legal” — also trills “justice never looked so good!” and employs the tag line “Less lawyer. More appeal.”

The other promos are just as sexist — why, we even get to see the panties on her law school-educated derriere! Keep reading »

“Just Friends” Oprah And Gayle King Get Their Own Porn Spoof

Ever wonder what a porn starring Oprah and her best buddy Gayle King would look like? Me neither. That’s why Hustler hired two young ladies who wouldn’t even look like these totally-not-lesbians (“TISSUE PLEASE!”) after four beers for a klassy XXX spoof called “Untrue Hollywood Stories: Oprah.” Adult film actress Misty Stone stars as Oprah and Bella Moretti stars as Gayle in the porno, which will be released in January. What we really want to know is who is going to play Steadman? [TMZ.com] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Tales Of A Hooters Girl

  • American journalist Paige Ferrari, who lives in Tokyo, got a job at Hooters’ new restaurant in Japan and shares with us all the fascinating world behind the Hooters Girl “image training.” Hooters’ definitions of titillation versus sleaze are utterly fascinating. [Slate]
  • Frisky contributer Chloe Angyal had lasers pointed at her vagina for treatment of chronic pain during sex — and here’s her account. [Salon]
  • Nashville, Tennessee’s Metro police department is being criticized for employing officers with past domestic violence arrests. At least 10 officers were arrested for domestic violence within the past five years and eight were allowed to keep their gigs and two other cases are pending. One officer was even arrested twice for domestic violence. [The Tennessean]

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Playboy Bunnies Now Headed To NBC

NBC has figured out a way to get women in Playboy Bunny outfits airtime during that vital primetime time slot. The network is developing a drama called “Playboy” about women working at a Playboy club in NYC in the 1960s. According to TVGuide.com, it will focus on changing sexual mores of the era and the beginning of the sexual revolution. Also, bunny tails!

But wait? Haven’t we seen something like this before? Keep reading »

“The Man Whisperer” Dating Advice Book: Stop Nagging, Or Else You’ll Die Alone

Every few years some enterprising publisher knocks off the world’s most famous “how to change yourself to get a man to love you” book, The Rules (which itself knocks off Fascinating Womanhood). We know what condescending “rules” these books teach: men are simple, men are visual creatures, don’t nag them or they turn into little boys, men like to “chase.” The #1 rule is generally a version of be “Put away your penis!”, as Patti Stanger might say.

The 2011 incarnation is The Man Whisperer: A Gentle, Results-Oriented Approach To Communication, a book about “a new method of communication” called (duh) Man Whispering. Penned by “dating experts” Donna Sozio and Samantha Brett, I want to say it’s like The Rules on steroids, but really it’s like The Rules after a few too many Cosmos: Whoever wrote this must have been drunk. Did I say Cosmos? Scratch that. Four Lokos.

So, I bravely fished The Man Whisperer out of the The Frisky’s “books to donate” pile and got reading. Here’s what I learned: Keep reading »

The Craziest Things To Come Out Of James Franco’s Mouth

I suspect that James Franco has a touch of the “Megan Fox”-ies. No, he doesn’t suffer from aggressive sexyface (not with that hipster ‘stache, anyway) or toe-thumbs; rather, James is king of the sound byte. James Franco-isms get so bizarre sometimes that I suspect they may not be true.

The latest example: When asked what turns him on during a visit to “Inside The Actors Studio,” James said rabbits. “Sometimes rabbits, like, turn me on. I don’t know why.” Ooookay. [PopSugar]

After the jump, let’s revisit some other classic James Franco quotes: Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling Was Not A Child Prodigy

“I just felt like I was around all these kids who were fulfilling their destiny, and you can tell when you look at someone like Christina Aguilera and she’s 12 years old and she’s got that voice. She’s right where she’s meant to be. I didn’t feel that way. I can sing, but I’m not like Christina. These people were child prodigies and a child prodigy I was not. I think the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ even wondered how I got there. I didn’t work very much on that show. I think I saw some regret on Mickey’s immobile face.”

Ryan Gosling on his experience as a Mouseketeer on “The New Mickey Mouse Club” alongside pop tarts like Christina, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. Cheer up, Ryan! You’re the only one who has been nominated for an Oscar. [PopEater]

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Today’s Lady News: Crazies To Protest Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

  • Is resting in peace too much to ask for Elizabeth Edwards, who died on Tuesday from cancer? The anti-gay fundamentalist group Westboro Baptist Church will protest her funeral this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, supposedly for leading a covetous and godless life. Yeah, that won’t be even more traumatic for her kids Jack, Emma Claire and Cate Edwards. Let’s hope the mainstream media just ignores those a**holes. [CBS News]
  • The “Brenda Starr” comic strip will cease to run after January 2, the Tribune Media Company has announced. “Brenda Starr” has been a redheaded, world-traveling reporter for over 70 years. While she once appeared in over 250 newspapers, she lately only appeared in three dozen. Now she’ll go with the “Cathy” cartoon to that great lady cartoon strip in the sky. [The Wrap]
  • Ultrasounds may not be needed before taking the “abortion pill,” mifepristone, particularly because the extra cost added on by having a sonogram can make ending a pregnancy financially out of reach for some people, according to a new study. Ultrasounds usually cost $350 to $650 and are typically used to find how far along a pregnancy is; however, they are not necessarily medically necessary to safely use mifepristone, said Gynuity Health Projects in New York City. [Reuters]

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Helen Mirren Does Not Worship At The Altar Of The 18-Year-Old Male Penis

Helen Mirren is one of those people who, when she talks, you listen. This Tuesday, the Dame received the Sherry Lansing Leaderships Award — so named for the former CEO of Paramount Pictures — at The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. Although consummately gracious for receiving her award, Helen criticized the subtle sexism of Hollywood, which puts older actresses out to pasture while keeping older male actors in the stables and produces films that “worship at the altar of the 18- and 25-year-old male and his penis.” Helen’s summation? “Quite small, I always think.”

After the jump, a transcript of Helen’s speech: Keep reading »

Katy Perry Sings “Firework” As A Country Ballad

If Gwyneth Paltrow can go country, Katy Perry can do it, too, dammit. Country ballad, to be exact. This version of “Firework” she performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” actually sounds kind of sweet.

Also, girlfriend has got some BANGLES. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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