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Chinese Shopping Center Creates A Parking Lot Just For Chicks!

China either thinks its women are the crappiest drivers on earth or someone thought up the most obnoxious publicity stunt ever: a women-only parking lot with “special” features for us gals. Parking a car is so hard, guys!

A shopping center in the city of Shijiazhuang features parking spaces three feet wider than normal (um, male?) spaces, extra lighting in the bays, and female parking attendants to guide women drivers into their spaces. Does it surprise you this Vag-Park-eria is all pink and purple, too? An official told the AFP news agency that the big pink parking lot hopes to appeal to women’s “strong sense of color and different sense of distance.” Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Boomer Ladies Love Their Books

  • Power to the lady boomers! In the first nine months of 2009, women ages 43 to 61 were the single biggest book buyers, followed by women ages 20 to 30. There’s bad news, though: the crappy economy has led 68 percent of women surveyed to cut their book purchases, meaning all your writer friends are probably poor. [Publisher's Weekly]
  • For a book author Sarah Palin isn’t doing too shabby: Going Rogue has sold over one million copies. Palin’s tour for Going Rogue recently wrapped up with a book signing in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. [Alaska Daily News]
  • The Washington Post is still fixated on the 2008 election and why younger women didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. Um, because we liked Barack Obama (or John McCain) better?[Washington Post]

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Women & Hollywood: It Ain’t Pretty

In the past few week, The New York Times has been on a kick writing about how Hollywood treats its women screenwriters and directors and it’s one of those subjects that’s extremely interesting / extremely frustrating. Keep reading »

Is This A Photo Of JFK With Naked Chicks? Or Just Phony Baloney?

Is this a photo of President John F. Kennedy sunning himself while naked cuties do cannonballs off the side of a yacht? Or just some doctored-up Photoshop job that looks convincingly real?

This morning, TMZ swore up and down they were in possession of a “never before published photograph” of Kennedy on a two-week Mediterranean cruise in August 1956, which he took with his brother, Ted Kennedy, after the Democratic National Convention. The photo allegedly belonged to “a man who owned a car dealership on the East Coast” and was inherited by his son after he died. Apparently, several photo experts called the photograph authentic-looking and two Kennedy biographers confirm the man in the pic appeared to be the ex-prez.

Early this afternoon, though, TMZ admitted a major whoopsies: Apparently, a reader wrote in to school the gossip blog that the photo isn’t a paparazzo’s pic of JFK at all but a shot from a 1967 Playboy photo shoot, “Playboy’s Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball on the Briny with an Able-Bodies Complement of Ship’s Belles.” A rep for Playboy confirmed this to be true.

Good eye, random internet emailer! Of course it’s as fake as a Lewis Veeton—no one would sit on a photo of an ex-president and naked women for decades. Great job fact-checking, TMZ! [TMZ] Keep reading »

Boo! Tyra Banks Is Ending “The Tyra Show” This Year

Bummer, dude! Tyra Banks has announced that after five years of fierceness, this season of “The Tyra Show” will be her last. No more period shows? No more slut-shaming sexually active teen girls? No more women who hit their boyfriends? No more trampling fetishes? And worst of all, no more “smeyesing“? Whatever will we watch on daytime TV now? Keep reading »

Brooke Mueller Claimed Charlie Sheen Threatened Her With A Knife

Charlie Sheen‘s klassy Christmas Day domestic violence arrest just keeps getting more sordid! TMZ claims law enforcement sources said Sheen allegedly threatened his wife, Brooke Mueller, with a knife and police observed marks on her body which may have come from a scuffle.

But Mueller is no class act herself. The mother of twin 9-month-old boys was legally drunk with a .13 blood alcohol level when she reported Sheen to the police. Let us remind you police responded to a 911 call at 8:34 a.m. on Christmas. Who is that drunk that early on Christmas morning?!?! [I hit the mimosas pretty early myself, but I am never drunk before noon. Even on Christmas. -- Editor] Especially when you’ve got infants at home. Keep reading »

Jon Gosselin’s Apartment Gets Trashed, Letter (And Knife!) Left Behind

Someone hates Jon Gosselin more than we do: TV’s douchebaggiest dad had his NYC apartment “ransacked” over the Christmas weekend!

According to TMZ, Gosselin returned to his apartment on Saturday and found his shoes, shirts, luggage, bed, curtain, rugs all “slashed.” So, he got all those heinous Ed Hardy tee shirts ripped up? What’s the problem? Well, the perpetrator did some real damage, too. Keep reading »

Charlie Sheen And Brooke Mueller Continue To Spectacularly Fail At Life

Charlie Sheen Arrested For Domestic Violence On Christmas

Stripper-lovin’ Charlie Sheen is keeping it klassy, as usual. Sheen was arrested in Aspen yesterday for allegedly assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller, mother to his twin boys. Sheen was released later in the day after posting $8,500 bail.

Apparently, cops responded to a 911 call on Christmas morning from Mueller, claiming Sheen assaulted her. But when the police arrived, Sheen claimed he was just fending his wife off. Mmm-kay. Sheen, 44, was charged with felony second degree assault, felony menacing and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. TMZ reports all three charges are “coupled with a domestic violence component.” Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Carrie Bradshaw Is An Icon For The Decade

  • The ’70s had Mary Tyler Moore. The ’80s had Murphy Brown. The ’90s had Ellen. And the aughties have Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex & The City,” writes Naomi Wolf. [Guardian UK]
  • “If I see a floral print or pastel dress in my closet, I think: ‘Ugh, gross! I don’t want to wear that,’” a woman tells The New York Times Style section. “Anything more girly, I just see as weak. It’s not cool to be demure.” Thoughts? [NYT]
  • Remember how the U.S. Army said it was court marshaling soldiers who got pregnant? They’ve scrapped that proposed policy after women’s groups complained. Apparently four female soldiers already got in trouble, though. [Reuters]

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