Jessica Wakeman

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Entertainment

Um, can “The Big C” be on TV right now, please? This show looks awesome. And I’m not just saying that because Laura Linney says to Gabby Sidibe with a straight face, “You can’t be fat and mean, Andrea. You can either be fat and jolly, or a skinny bitch. It’s up to… READ MORE »


News

Lately, all it takes is a chubster in a Gap onesie for my ovaries to throb. But the good citizens of Japan are apparently less inclined to make babies — so the University of Tsukauba built them Yotara, a robot baby, to encourage the birth rate. Yotara giggles, sneezes, sleeps and “wakes up” when a… READ MORE »


Celebs

“I gave a commencement speech at a girls’ high school once, and I said, ‘If you find yourself two years from now at spring break, don’t lift your shirt up. And if you you do, have your own camera. The foolishness is that there’s some disgusting middleman. They’re your boobs. At least have the sense… READ MORE »


Entertainment

OK, that’s not a real quote from the First Lady. But it is what Michelle Obama’s character on “The Simpsons” said when she stopped by Springfield to assure Lisa Simpson that it’s OK to be smart. Damn, why couldn’t she have stopped by our elementary school to defend us from social ostracism? [HuffingtonREAD MORE »


News

Men who catcall a woman on the street cause other women bystanders to think negatively of all men in general, according to a small study at the University of Connecticut. Researchers Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn asked 114 female undergraduate students to watch one of two videos: one in which a man approaches a woman… READ MORE »


Entertainment

This week on “Pretty Wild,” Alexis Neiers is in court for her preliminary hearing for her alleged involvement in the “Bling Ring,” a group of L.A. kids who broke into celebs’ homes and stole their stuff. But why does it not surprise us that Alexis’ biggest concern about her court date is whatREAD MORE »


Entertainment

“It’s not, like, Atlas Shrugged where people are like, ‘You must have a tremendous amount of respect for this material, you better not f**k this up.’ And yet, people have been surprisingly vocal about the fact that they don’t want me to ruin Sweet Valley High. It’s like bubblegum, come on.”— Our girl Diablo CodyREAD MORE »


News

A juvenile court judge in Ohio has ordered four teenage victims of sexual assault to undergo polygraph (lie detector) tests. So far, none of the teens has followed Cuyahoga Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd’s order. The mother of one of the 16-year-old victims told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer: “It felt like the blame was back… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

About a year ago, I was sitting at my desk at The Frisky when an email from my mother popped up. She was writing to tell me that my brother had checked himself into a rehab facility because he had started using drugs again. He had strained his back at his job, but didn’t tell… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The #DearFutureWife hashtag is a scary thing in the collective unconscious that is Twitter. Who knew that making sandwiches and generously giving head are top qualifications in the marriage market?

I’ve rounded up 30 tweets from randoms on Twitter about what they’d like to tell their future wife. Some (most, actually) guys are very… READ MORE »


Entertainment

What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? A “Real World” cast member scrubs a toilet bowl with your toothbrush and then pees on it.

On March 1, police were called to the house where “The Real World: New Orleans” is currently filming, after castmate Ryan Leslie, 22, claimed he’d gotten… READ MORE »


News

Sources say A&E Networks and Discovery Communications are interested in acquiring Sarah Palin’s “reality show” in which she gives a guided tour of Alaska. The working title is “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and Palin is allegedly asking for $1 million to $1.5 million per episode. [Reuters]
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief foreign correspondent, is headed to ABC… READ MORE »



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