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Morning Quickies: “National Enquirer” Allegedly Runs Whitney Houston Casket Photo On Cover

RIP: Whitney Houston
Updated information on the passing of Whitney Houston. Read More »
Her Last Performance
Whitney sang at a pre-Grammy party two nights ago. Read More »
Alcohol and Xanax?
Whitney Houston reportedly died from mixing alcohol and prescription drugs. Read More »
J-Hud's Tribute
Jennifer Hudson delivered a gorgeous tribute to Whitney. Read More »
  • National Enquirer, what the hell is wrong with you? The tabloid rag’s cover is allegedly a photograph of Whitney Houston lying in a casket at her funeral. If this photo is real, shame on the Enquirer and shame on the person who took the photo at the funeral and sold it. [Guardian UK
  • Lea Michele and Cory Monteith from “Glee” are either dating or doing schmoopy things like giving each other “puppy dog eyes” and feeding each other pasta just to torture single people. [Life & Style]
  • You won’t believe what some idiot dude said to this woman on their first date. [The Gloss]
  • Meet the eight annoying people who always show up at an Oscars party. [The FW]
  • “Harry Potter” scribe J.K. Rowling is writing a novel for adults. [Washington Post] Keep reading »

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Advice To Her 15-Year-Old Self

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Here is the poet Dr. Maya Angelou, age 83, reading a letter she wrote to her 15-year-old self. “Find a beautiful piece of art,” she says. “Realize that was created by a human being just like you. No more human, no less.” Gorgeous. Definitely worth a listen. [CBS News]

The Soapbox: Why Can’t Levi’s Get A Clue With Their Advertising?

Levi's Controversy
Levi's bigwigs spoke to The Frisky about their Curve ID jeans problem. Read More »
No Body Snarking!
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Susan Sarandon hates when young women snark on their bodies. Read More »

Two years ago, Levi’s debuted their new Curve ID jeans by blasting our eyeballs with ads about their three different “slight curve,” “demi curve,” and “bold curve” shape versions. The sizes ranged from 2 to 14 and each size offered versions for different shaped curves. Some women were apoplectic about Levi’s over these jeans: first, because the tag line was “All asses were not created equal,” and second, because none of the models were particularly curvy. Some critics said a line like “All asses were not created equal” implied that some asses are, in fact, better than others. Another point of contention was why Curve ID ads didn’t have more women of color in their advertisements, since they purported to be for “curvy” girls and plenty of women of color are rocking curves. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Adele Offered $1.6 Million To Promote Plus-Size Dating Web Site

Adele Sex Tape?
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French gossip rag Public says it has an Adele sex tape. Read More »
Adele's New Dude
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Meet Simon Konecki, Adele's new boyfriend! Read More »
Morning Quickies
Tavi and Cyndi Lauper for Uniqlo photo
Tavi is modeling for Uniqlo! Read More »
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  • I actually think this would be awesome: Adele has been offered $1.6 million by The Big and the Beautiful, a dating website for plus-size women and the men who love them. The Big and the Beautiful was started by “America’s Next Top Model Winner,” Whitney Thompson, who was the first-ever plus-size winner of the show. I’m fairly certainly Adele is going to say “no,” since she probably makes $1.6 million in her sleep at this point. But the idea doesn’t make me vom. [Life & Style]
  • You know what does make me vom? Gross Howard Stern grilled Adam Levine about his “Voice” co-host Christina Aguilera’s weight. Ugh, he is such a sexist pig. Do you think Christina gets asked questions about Cee Lo’s weight?! [PopCrush]
  • Do you like going to the mall? You’re in luck! “Hunger Games” cast members are pulling a Justin Bieber and traveling to malls around the country to promote the flick. [The FW]
  • France has decided to ditch the word “mademoiselle,” which means “miss,” from official documents. I am quite certain I am going to have to listen to Le Boyfriend le complain about this. [TresSugar]
  • Ten things you will never hear inside a Lululemon store. [Ecosalon] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Used To Be Pro-Choice

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  • Huffington Post has uncovered a December 1995 issue of Philadelphia Magzine, in which vehemently anti-abortion Sen. Rick Santorum said he was pro-choice. “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” Santorum said. “But it had never been something I thought about.” You can read a scanned and highlighted image of the Philadelpha Magazine article, including Santorum’s explanation for why he changed his views, at the link. [Huffington Post
  • Marie Colvin, a reporter for the Times of London, was killed by rocket fire last night, while reporting from Syria. Only just a few hours before, Marie Colvin had appeared on CNN. [The New Yorker]
  • Jon Stewart on Virginia’s “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, which he calls a “TSA-patdown of the vagina.” [The Daily Show]
  • House Democrats say they are being blocked from televising their own hearing on contraception under Obama’s health care reform by the Republican-controlled Committee on House Administration. The Dems are convening their own panel on Thursday in protest against the all-male sausagefest convened last week by Republicans. [Politico]

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Santorum Nail Polish Actually Exists

Santorum on Lesbians
Today's Lady News
Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »
Santorum Eats ice cream
Watch him deep throat a cone. Read More »
Rick To Rape Victims
Rick Santorum talks to Piers Morgan
"Make the best out of a bad situation!" Read More »
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You can all go home now: “Santorum” nail polish exists. It’s matte brown polish by the funky brand ManGlaze (!) is available on Amazon.com. Congratulations, you’ve joined the esteemed pantheon of the 13 raunchiest nail polish color names of all time.

If you’re still not getting the “Santorum” joke, I refer you to this post. It is decreed: nail polish is the only way I’m letting any Santorum on my nails. [Racked via Amazon.com]

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