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Today’s Lady News: “Top Model” Judge Calls Plus-Size Models A “Joke”

  • Julien Macdonald, a designer and a judge on “Britain’s Next Top Model,” issued a slap in the face to plus-size models everywhere when he said they don’t belong on his show. “There were no plus-size models,” he said, referring to the show’s sixth season. “This is a serious show. You can’t have a plus-size girl winning. It makes it a joke. It’s not fair on them. You’re setting them up for a fall. I know what would happen to them. They’re looked down upon.” Ugh, what condescending hogwash! Ever consider that maybe you are part of the problem, Julien? [Styleist]
  • Debrahlee Lorenzana, the former banker who is suing Citibank for sexual harassment, has hired feminist lawyer to represent her. [New York Post]
  • A 66-year-old Indian woman has become the oldest person in the world to give birth to triplets after IVF treatments. Bhateria Devi, who was childless before IVF, had two boys and a girl. All three of the babies were born under three pounds. [Daily Mail]

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Cute Kitten Gets A Smackdown!

Things are not going well in this household. Don’t these owners know if you buy a stupid hat for one kitteh, you need to buy a stupid hat for everybody? [Break.com] Keep reading »

Quotable: Serena Williams Knows It Hurts To Be Beautiful

“One time I was at the net — one of the few times I come up to the net — and I hit a volley and my earring hit me in the eye and I couldn’t see. I eventually had to take them off. Now I practice in my jewelry before I play. You know, you’re on the court, you’re grunting, you’re sweating. It’s not your best look. So I just try to accessorize a bit.”

Serena Williams has her priorities and those priorities include accessorizing. [Style.com] Keep reading »

“Twilight” Girls Vamping It For Vanity Fair

Wolf whistle! Check out “Eclipse” stars Dakota Fanning, Bryce Dallas Howard (replacing Rachelle Lefevre as the evil vampire, Victoria), and Ashley Greene vamping it up in a new Hollywood glamour-inspired Vanity Fair spread. Oh, puns, will you ever get old? [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

HBO Developing Comedy About One Woman’s Quest For An Orgasm

Oh, joy: HBO is developing a comedy about a young woman’s quest for an orgasm, based on the memoir Thanks For Coming: One Young Woman’s Quest For An Orgasm, by Mara Altman. To be completely honest with you, I didn’t get very far into Thanks For Coming because I have a queasy stomach reading about the human body. But the book — and presumably the show — tells how Altman (the daughter of sexually liberated parents) lost her virginity at 17 and slept with a bunch of guys, but had still never experienced “the big O.” In her quest for an orgasm, she visited an “orgasm commune” and masturbated for doctors inside an MRI machine. “I’m very excited about the prospect of HBO adapting my book for a comedy series,” Altman, a former staff writer for The Village Voice, told Deadline Hollywood. “It’s not everyday that a dysfunctional vulva gets to move out of marginalization and into the limelight.” [Deadline Hollywood] Keep reading »

Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland’s Dad Ditched His Reality Show Dreams

Yesterday, while 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland and her boat, Wild Eyes, were getting rescued in the Indian Ocean, her father, Laurence Sunderland, told The New York Post he signed a contract for a reality TV show, “Adventures in Sunderland,” about his kids. “The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail’s trip. It’s something that was shopped around,” Sunderland told the Post.

But then Laurence Sunderland announced he had cut ties with Magnetic Entertainment, the California production company behind the show. “There is no show at this time, nor will there be,” Sunderland said, acknowledging the company did some initial filming. “They were assuming Abigail was going to die out there,” he said. “They were relying on her dying, and so we cut the ties.” Keep reading »

SpongeBob Square Posh

It’s the only time you’ll see Victoria Beckham not wearing five-and-a-half-inch heels, so of course it’s a cartoon. Posh Spice lent her voice to her kids’ favorite TV show, “SpongeBob Square Pants” as the mermaid, Queen Amphitrite.

I don’t see the resemblance, though, seeing as the mermaid queen isn’t scowling. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »

White House Party Crasher Michaele Salahi Confirmed For “Real Housewives of D.C.”

Just as we suspected! Bravo officially confirmed today that Michaele Salahi, one of the White House party crashers, will star on “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” debuting August 5. Michaele, a blond socialite straight out of Central Casting, and her husband, Tareq Salahi, grabbed headlines internationally when they breached security at President Obama‘s first official state dinner. It turns out Bravo cameras were following the couple that night for the “Real Housewives” TV show. (The Salahis insist they were invited to the event). It was an embarrassment for the White House and Obama’s Social Secretary Desiree Rogers later stepped down. But no matter! Crazy people make for entertaining TV and that’s what matters, right? [People] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Margaret Cho Talks Homicidal Exes And Camel Toe

Margaret Cho, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. There’s your 1994 show “All-American Girl.” Your stand-up comedy concerts like “I’m The One That I Want” and “Notorious C.H.O.” Your shows “The Cho Show,” and most recently, “Drop Dead Diva.” I could go on, but I don’t want to embarrass you with your own awesomeness.

Whether you caught her in the ’90s or in the aughties, Cho is inescapable — and undeniably funny. This summer, she’s releasing her first album of “comedy music,” Cho Dependent, on which she got to perform with the likes of Fiona Apple and Ani DiFranco. Lucky bitch!

Cho was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about stand-up comedy, writing songs about homicidal ex boyfriends and camel toe. Keep reading »

The Situation Vs. The Countess: Whose Single Sucks Worse?

Lord have mercy, The Situation has released a “rap” song. Titled “The Situation,” the verdict is clear — he should stick to fist-pumping on the boardwalk.

Alas, this “Jersey Shore” juicehead isn’t the only reality star with musical aspirations. Who could forget Countess LuAnn DeLesseps from “The Real Housewives of NYC,” who recently released her single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”? (We’d prefer to forget about “Tardy For The Party” entirely.)

After the jump, I generously sacrifice my eardrums to investigate which reality show single sucks the hardest. Keep reading »

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