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Morning Quickies: Robert Pattinson Will Take* His Dad To A German Fetish Club

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  • Robert Pattinson took wants to take his father to a famous German fetish club in Berlin called the KitKat Club. Public sex is common and guests are banned from wearing “normal” clothes and encouraged to wear leather and nipple clamps instead. ”Rob became a fan of the nightclub because he doesn’t get hassled by admirers there,” said a source. ”The parties in there are crazy … it is dark and private so makes a great getaway for him.” That’s great, but … it doesn’t need to be a family affair. (*Sorry, wishful thinking on my part, I guess.) [The Sun UK]
  • Rihanna reportedly called up Miranda Lambert and told her to stop talking smack about Chris Brown. AWKWARD. [Celebitchy]
  • Hanson talks about how to have career longevity and suggests Miley Cyrus “focus on music, less on boobs.” Oh, shut up, Hanson. [PopCrush]
  • J.Lo’s friends are worried her boyfriend Caspar Smart, whom she pays a $10,000 stipend a week, is developing “champagne tastes” and she’ll go broke supporting him. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Why I (Sometimes) Don’t Wear Makeup

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Is it so much to ask to want to be told I'm beautiful? Read More »
I'm Not Beautiful
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Ask a group of women to talk about how they feel about wearing makeup and you’ll hear a million different stories. That’s what I found out this morning when I, apparently, touched a nerve by asking my co-workers about it.

One of us says she feels naked without makeup on and even wears it during her soccer games. Another said she was raised by women who thought that if you didn’t put on lipstick before leaving the house, you must not care how you presented yourself to the world. A third said her mom never wore makeup — besides red lipstick — and didn’t encourage her to, but that acne and low self-esteem in her teenage years made her feel way prettier with it on.

I couldn’t relate to any of these stories. Keep reading »

There’s A “Downton Abbey” Rap, You Guys

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Where "Downton Abbey" meets Beyonce lyrics. Read More »
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You guys, there’s a rap about “Downton Abbey”! Adam WarRock, whoever you are, wherever you are, I love you. [NYMag.com via AdamWarRock.com]

Evening Quickies: Ke$ha, What Did You Do To Your Hair?

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Rihanna spent a cool $24K on flying her hairstylist from L.A. to London. Read More »
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  • Ke$ha put metal studs in the shaved part of her hair. Please discuss.  Also tell us if we should call this … phenomenon … scalp-jazzling or Ke$hazzling. [PopCrush]
  • Sources say Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki are secretly engaged and she’s planning to get married at her giant ass English countryside mansion. [Hollywood Life]
  • Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are engaged. Mazel tov! [Clutch Magazine]
  • The trailer for “The Pauly D Project” is here, y’all. You thought those “Jersey Shore” kids were going to leave you alone, didn’t you? [Gossip Cop]  
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Today’s Lady News: Rush Limbaugh Calls Birth Control User A “Slut”

  • Rush Limbaugh, that classy dude, called Sandra Fluke (the woman who was refused an opportunity to speak to the all-penis House Oversight Committee about birth control) a “slut” because she said her female classmates at Georgetown struggled with the cost to pay for birth control. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it,” Rush said. “We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.” Oh, jeebus. BRB, banging head against wall. [Gawker, Feminist.org, Think Progress]
  • The United Nations has announced it supports the campaign to overturn the ban on female atheletes wearing the hijab veil during games. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Female boxers at the London Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts or a skirt during the fight, according to new rules updated today by the International Amateur Boxing Association. [ESPN
  • A lesbian was denied communion at her mother’s funeral in Gaithersburg, Maryland. [Newser] Keep reading »

Senate Defeats Blunt Amendment Allowing Employers, Insurers To Opt Out Of Paying For Birth Control

A Compromise
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Obama tries to settles birth control debate in health care reform. Read More »
Birth Control? Boooo!
Crowd boos birth control at GOP debate. Watch »
Birth Control Idiocy
Rick Santorum birth control
Birth control "just costs a few dollars," says expert Rick Santorum. Read More »
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Earlier today, the Senate narrowly defeated a proposal called the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers and health care insurers to opt out of paying for birth control (and other medical services) if it is contrary to their religious beliefs. The vote was 51 to 48, with Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine the sole Republican to support it.

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) proposed this amendment in response to the Obama administration’s decision that if a religiously affiliated employer refuses to cover the cost the cost of birth control, the tab must be picked up by the insurer. Democrats countered that Obama’s compromise should suffice and that the Blunt amendment would give employers power to make medical decisions for their employees. Keep reading »

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