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Boys In Beauty Pageants Are Creepy, Too


Say the word “beauty pageants” and the first image that pops into most people’s heads is a little girl dolled up in gobs of whore paint, Jon Benet Ramsey-style. The last image to boot up in your mental file? A little boy.

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Lingerie Football Could Be The Most Lucrative Women’s “Sport”

Apparently it’s not enough to play at Wimbledon with your bum hanging out, ladies.

Lingerie football, like puppy football, is not a real sport. But three cable networks are interested in broadcasting titillating tackles, according to Mitchell Mortaza, the Lingerie Football League’s founder. And why wouldn’t they want to broadcast it? According to the Orlando Sentinel, the games have the potential, from a business perspective, to be the most lucrative women’s sport — er, “sport.” The fact the women submit head shots for the pleasure of playing in bras, panties and garter belts apparently is negligible. “The women are comfortable once they understand how they’re positioned as athletes,” Mortaza told the Orlando Sentinel. “We don’t see it being an issue.” Yeah, I bet it’s really empowering, too! [Orlando Sentinel] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Female Scientists Earn Less Than Male Scientists Do

  • An international study of female scientists found a wage gap exists six to 10 years after finishing their PhD’s. Male scientists’ salaries can grow to be anywhere from 18 to 40 percent higher than their lady counterparts over time. [Vancouver Sun]
  • Underinsured African-American women die more often from breast cancer than underinsured white women, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This occurs even when the women are treated at the same hospital by the same doctors, suggesting disparities in health care even before the women get diagnosed with breast cancer. [Reuters]
  • Police in Seattle say several women have reported a cyclist slapping them on the butt while they walk or jog in the park. Ew! [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

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The Myth That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Is Circling Yet Again

Some rumors just don’t go away: Richard Gere shoved gerbils up his butt. The Clintons had their enemies whacked. Abortion causes breast cancer.

A recent study of 300 women from the University of Columbo in Sri Lanka alleges that having an abortion triples a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. News of this study is primarily being reported (surprise, surprise) on anti-abortion web sites. But it has also made its way onto major news sites, like the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Keep reading »

Guessing Game: Whose Pink Maribou Get-Up Is This?

Guessing game time! This pink maribou horror show is up for auction on June 26th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Who could have possibly owned such a thing? Keep reading »

A Sperm/Egg Bank Just For Hotties

You know what the world needs less of? Ugly babies.

Fortunately, a new online sperm and egg bank at BeautifulPeople.com only shows you hotties who are willing to offer their DNA for the good of humankind. Fuglies need not apply. Keep reading »

Rachel Zoe Trashing Former Assistant Taylor Jacobson In The Press

How’s this for unprofessional? Stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe is on a roll talking smack about her former assistant, Taylor Jacobson, in the press. Jacobson left Zoe’s business — and the reality TV show, “The Rachel Zoe Project,” which showed how Jacobson was the only one who lifted a finger in that office — last November. Word on the street is that Jacobson was fired over designer clothes that were lost or stolen from the closet — though that seems out-of-character, in my opinion.

We don’t know what really happened, but we do know there was no love lost between them: when asked about Jacobson’s new gig as a consultant for a denim line, Zoe told a reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, “I don’t care what she does. How’s that? How’s that for an answer?” More gossip, after the jump… Keep reading »

Provincetown, Mass., Offers Condoms To All Students — Yes, Even Elementary Schoolers


Starting in September, the small, seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, will give a condom to any student in grades 1 through 12 who asks for one — but only if they listen to a “birds and the bees” talk first. Keep reading »

Madonna’s Material Girl Juniors Line For Macy’s Is Rather Ho-Hum

Madonna? Designing for Macy’s? A mall store? Yes, it’s true. Macy’s has released the first sketches from Material Girl, the juniors’ line the pop star is “designing” with her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes. Don’t mean to be a hater, but these clothes look like any other generic juniors’ brand sold at Macy’s. I know they’re for kids, but kids can get outfits like this at Forever 21 or Target or, like, 20 other stores. Where’s the Madonna in all this? [FoxNews.com] Keep reading »

Bristol Palin’s Acting Debut On “Secret Life Of The American Teenager”

She lectures! She models! And now, she acts! (Or tries to, anyway.) Bristol Palin will make her acting debut on next week’s episode of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” — a preview clip has been released (check it out, above!) and, by our estimation, it doesn’t go so hot. Bristol should just stick to what she’s good at — preaching hypocrisy abstinence. [HollywoodReporter.com] Keep reading »

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