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Morning Quickies: Maggie Gyllenhaal Expecting Another Girl, Won’t Sell Baby Photos

Maggie The Feminist
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Maggie Gyllenhaal on why she supports Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Maggie's Vibrators
Maggie Gyllenhaal gets sent lots of vibrators since "Hysteria." Read More »
"Hysteria" Hysteria!
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star as the inventors of the vibe. Read More »
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  • Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard are one of my favorite celeb couples, in part because they won’t reveal the due date of the baby girl Maggie is carrying and they refuse to sell any baby photos. Take notes, Jessica Simpson. In pen. [USA Today]
  • Katie Holmes is “rebelling” against Tom Cruise by not wearing makeup in public, as you do. [Celebitchy]
  • Jaleel White’s tactic for dealing with 2010 allegations that he physically abused his daughter’s mother is to deny, deny, deny. [People]
  • Kate Winslet says “My Heart Will Go On” makes her want to throw up. Us too, Kate. Us too. [US Weekly]
  • A UK gossip rag claims Anne Hathaway has been put on a 500-calorie-a-day diet — basically, a few apples and some protein — to slim down EVEN MORE for her role in “Les Miserable.” Tell me this is not true. [Celebuzz]
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Criminal Beard-Cutting Sprees Rock Ohio’s Amish Community

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The Amish are a generally quiet folk not known for crimes and misdemeanors. But one Amish community in Ohio is in turmoil after six women and 10 men have gone on a beard-cutting spree. Yes, beard-cutting. Amish men sport famously long beards in accordance with the Bible, which they say decrees that a man must stop shearing his facial scruff after marriage. But 16 Amish folks who are reportedly having “religiously-motivated” disputes over church discpline with the people they assault are snipping off beards with hoarse shears, scissors, and battery-powered clippers. Some female members of the Amish community have also had their hair cut off, which is also considered offensive. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Elton John Talks Whitney Houston, Cocaine Abuse

Elton John Adopts
Elton John and his partner have adopted a baby boy! Read More »
Dirty Diaper Love
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New dad Elton John says dirty diapers smell sooo good. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Victoria Beckham models in Bazaar
Victoria Beckham says she represents "the general public." Read More »
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  • Talking about Whitney Houston’s recent death, which has been officially ruled a drowning, Elton John said, “I could have easily ended up like Whitney Houston. It’s a miracle I didn’t. Because I’m sure I did as much cocaine as she ever did.” Why do celebrities always chime in with this It could have been me! thing after a death? I’m thinking of Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse here. It seems a little tasteless to attract attention to yourself and the fact that you were lucky enough not to die. But, hey, he’s Elton John, so I’ll give him a pass. [Because he's Elton John, I will not give him a pass. -- Editor]  [E! Online]
  • Three-year-olds are pouty and temper tantrum-prone, even when their mama is Jennifer Lopez. [PopCrush]
  • Check out the letter that a 2o-year-old Fiona Apple wrote back in 2000 to a high school kid trying to start a Gay-Straight Alliance. [Nerve]
  • Ten “New Girl”-inspired outfits for spring and/or a Zooey Deschanel fan festival. [Betty Confidential]
  • Kate Winslet is not so impressed with her performance in “Titanic.” [Celebrity Cafe] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Remembering Poet Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

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  • Here’s some of the many remembrances of the poet, essayist and feminist activist Adrienne Rich, who died yesterday at 82. In particular, I point you to this beautiful, spare poem by Marge Piercy in honor of Ms. Rich. [NY TimesNYMag.com, The Millions]
  • Arizona’s State Senate defeated the bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to offer health insurance that covers birth control for their employees if it conflicted with the employer’s own “moral or religious beliefs.” [Think Progress]
  • A committee in Oklahoma’s State House voted yesterday to advance a so-called “fetal personhood” bill that would criminalize all abortions by declaring a fertilized egg a “person.” [NECN]
  • Well, somebody had to tell all of Esquire‘s female readers to stop being so uppity. [Esquire] Keep reading »

Babeland’s Bipartisan Bunny Vibrator: Come Together Right Now Over Me!

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Abortion. Marriage equality. Health care reform. There are oh-so-many things that Democrats and Republicans do not agree on. But one thing we can all agree on is that every lady needs a little battery-operated something-something. That’s where Toys In Babeland’s newest toy, the Bipartisan Bunny vibrator, comes in. Priced at $114 and available next week, the Bipartisan Bunny comes in two modes, Red and Blue, which are pre-programmed with different saucy sayings. The Red mode says: “I’ll make you scream louder than a Fox News talk show host,” “A little lower please, and I mean lower than a billionaire’s tax rate,” “Drill, baby, drill,” and “Oh yeah, baby, just like a filibuster.” The Blue mode says: “We can do this together, yes, we can,” “A little more to the left, oh yeah, there, that’s it,” “Orgasms for all,” and “Occupy me.” Let’s forget for a moment that talking vibrators should not become a thing and give thanks to the folks at Babeland for their, uh, bipartisan support. [Toys In Babeland]

“Virgin Boy Eggs”: The Nastiest Chinese Snack You Won’t Be Eating

Urine Therapy
A cancer-stricken woman drinks her own pee. Watch »
To Pee Or Not To Pee...
...specifically in the shower. Do you? Read More »
Pooping Etiquette
10 bathroom rules that couples should abide by. Read More »
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I hope that we’re being “Punk’d.”

If not, then there are people in China who boil chicken eggs in the urine of little boys. And. Then. Eat. Them.

I’m not quite sure I agree with Buzzfeed’s headline that “virgin boy eggs,” as they are called, are a “popular” snack in China, as this is the first I’ve ever heard of them. But apparently boys under the age of 10 — just boys — urinate in buckets at primary schools in Dongyang, China, and the urine is then used to cook chicken eggs. Locals claim urine-soaked, hard-boiled eggs “have miraculous properties” by promoting better blood circulation.

Chinese medical experts suggest the process is unsanitary. You know who doesn’t agree with them? This lady. [Buzzfeed]

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