Jessica Wakeman

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Love & Sex

There are dealbreakers and then there are dealbreakers—and a past history of domestic violence is a dealbreaker on a lot of people’s list. Salon.com’s advice columnist, Cary Tennis, fielded a question from a former abuser who’s nervous about telling his new girlfriend he physically abused his ex-wife half a dozen times during their marriage.

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Celebs

“Why is that young boys and men are unique and eccentric and mavericks when they’re different but women are ‘odd’ when we are eccentric or different?”Sandra Bullock gets all Women’s Studies-y talking to Pop TartsREAD MORE »


News

Hillary Clinton told NBC’s Ann Curry she won’t run for president again and plans to retire after she wraps up her Secretary of State gig with Obama. [Politico]
All kinds of things were wrong with a front page story on the New York Times about the Roman Polanski case. The worst offense is how the… READ MORE »


News

Rough day today? You simply must read The New York Timesprofile of twin sisters Kristy and Katie Barry, age 24, who provide a solid eight minutes’ worth of entertainment. Kristy and Katie graduated from Rutgers last year, they’ve applied to 150 jobs, and they still haven’t landed that dream job in journalism— either sports… READ MORE »


News

Following Meghan McCain’s tweets has always been a strange endeavor. Under the Twitter handle mccainbloggette, Sen. John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter is as likely to tweet “God bless the troops!” as she is “Off to Perez Hilton’s party!” She doesn’t tackle many tricky political issues, but follow her Twitter feed and read her columns for TheREAD MORE »


News

Damn you, world. Don’t you know those of us who work in the media, like everyone else, likes to take things slow on Friday? We don’t like it when things actually happen, ’cause that means we have to pretend we’re still coherent and work! Don’t give Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, when all us… READ MORE »


News

Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton has a stomach, really she does! Don’t let this airbrushed-to-sh*t Ralph Lauren ad on the left fool you. [Daily Mail]—At least the company apologized, sort of. A spokesman for Ralph Lauren said “we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a… READ MORE »


News

This is the most bad-ass story my mom has to tell you: Before she married my dad, she dated a guy who rode a motorcycle and she smoked a puff of marijuana with him. She didn’t get high. The End! My dad has never smoked pot, ever, and neither parent experimented with any other drugs. READ MORE »


News

Cupcakes! Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Makes me think of Sex and the City … birthday parties … sugary frosting … abortion.

Wait … wha?! Unless this is a big joke and I am just very gullible, Cupcakes For Life is a website that’s celebrating National Pro-Life Cupcakes Day today by staging a birthday… READ MORE »



News

Let me guess—all the crazy cat lady game pieces in the oh-so-ironic “Crazy Cat Lady Game” are single? [Urban Outfitters]
A former patient of Dr. Phil McGraw, Oprah’s self-help guru, has accused him of sexual assault. Shirley Dieu filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming Dr. Phil trapped her in his production office and groped her… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Erica Watson and I have been friends for a year now and even I raised my eyebrows when I heard she was calling her one-woman comedy show “Fat Bitch.” Bitch is a touchy word for a one-woman show to begin with, but…Fat Bitch?! What’s this woman thinking?

Hey, Erica? If I were appearing in… READ MORE »



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