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Quotable: That Courtney Love, She’s So Succinct!

“I married a guy, he killed himself, I inherited everything. That’s the way it goes.”

Courtney Love in Spin magazine [Contact Music] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Military To Discharge Single Mom Who Refused Deployment

  • The Army has decided to discharge Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she could not find care for her 1-year-old son. The 21-year-old Army cook was arrested in November and faced a court marshal. However, a general at Fort Stewart in California granted Hutchinson an administrative discharge, which means she will be demoted in ranking and lose her benefits. [Yahoo]
  • Saudi Arabia‘s religious police, the muttawa, are cracking down on Valentine’s Day, patrolling stores for any signs of banned roses, chocolates, cards and stuffed animals. According to The Times of London dating in the Western sense, including the public amorous gestures that occur on Valentine’s Day, is simply not acceptable. [The Times Online]
  • Kate Winslet has been tapped to star in an HBO miniseries based on the 1945 film “Mildred Pierce.” Joan Crawford won a Best Actress award for the movie, which is about a woman abandoned by her husband who becomes financially independent and successful, yet is still hated by her bratty daughter. [Variety]

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Barbie’s New Career Is … Computer Engineering!

She’s been a doctor, she’s been a punk rocker, hell, she’s even moonlit as JK Rowling from the “Harry Potter” series. But Barbie‘s 2010 career will be of the geekier persuasion: computer engineer. Tech star Barbie comes with a laptop and glasses — both, of course, pink — and a pretty sweet Bluetooth headset.

If only she could suddenly come alive when your dang printer’s not working. [Barbie Media] Keep reading »

A Woman’s Take On The Super Bowl’s “Man’s Last Stand” Dodge Commercial

As we all know, the theme of this year’s Super Bowl commercials (lovingly curated in a slideshow by Amelia) was OH NOES! WOMEN ARE EMASCULATING THE MENFOLK!

Dodge Chargers’ ad about “Man’s Last Stand,” in particular, had a lot of critics rolling their eyes for the way it depicted modern dudes as a sorry, henpecked lot. Producer MacKenzie Fegan has filmed a “response” ad called “Woman’s Last Stand,” and though it’s a wee bit bitter, the sentiment has us fist-pumping like we’re on the freaking Jersey Shore. (Warning: two little curse words make it not safe for work.) [The Sexist] Keep reading »

Hey Real Life Wills and Graces, New Reality TV Show Wants You!

Tina Fey Glams Up For “Vogue”

Tina Fey cleans up real good for Vogue, though the J.Lo-cut of that dress really doesn’t look like “her.” Still, the cover line, “American Style Idol: Blake Lively” is the far more questionable choice on this cover. [Vogue] Keep reading »

What The Hell Is A “Vagina Facial”?

I know what you’re thinking and it’s not that, you perv. A vagina facial — or a “vagacial,” as it’s called — is a post-waxing treatment at the Script Wax Bar in San Francisco available to women one week after they’ve gotten a Brazilian. According to BellaSugar, for $60, the spa’s estheticians will cleanse your vulva with anti-bacterial body wash and witch hazel (witch hazel?), exfoliate, pluck out ingrown hairs, apply “an anti-freckle, anti-acne, or calming mask,” and then a lightening cream.

My oh my, where to start … ? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Poll Does Not Look Promising For Palin Presidency

  • According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, 55 percent of people view former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin in an unfavorable light and 71 percent do not think she is fit to run for the presidency. Recently, Palin said she “won’t close the door” on running for president. [New York Daily News]
  • Wow, people get very upset when you try to kick a man out of office for beating his girlfriend. A closed-door meeting of the New York State Senate apparently got crazy recently as pols discussed expelling Sen. Hiram Monserrate from the Senate after he was convicted of assault. Sen. Kevin Parker, who opposed Monserrate’s expulsion, allegedly “charged” towards Sen. Diane Savino, called Savino a “bitch” and yelled “F*** you!” Later, Parker said he apologized to Savino and added, “Everyone’s talking about civility in Albany being dead, but I’m keeping chivalry very much alive.” Ha. Funny. These are our elected officials, folks! [New York Daily News]

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Hey, Members Of The NRA Need Valentines, Too!

At last, a romantic gift for those special people in your life who love their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Don’t forget to accessorize your Belgian milk chocolate handgun with chocolate bullets in a mini ammo can! Or ditch that Charlton Heston stuff altogether and surprise your boo with this super klassy chocolate grenade. Chocolate weaponry for Valentine’s Day will be so beloved, you won’t be able to pry it from your honey’s “cold, dead hands!”

After the jump, see more pics of the chocolate-y foolishness: Keep reading »

Groom Accuses Bride Of Hiding Her Facial Hair With A Veil

An Arab ambassador to Dubai hastily tried to divorce his new bride after he lifted the niqab veil covering her face for the first time ever and saw his wifey was cross-eyed and sporting a beard. Aw, poor lady. The pissed-off groom claimed his mother-in-law duped him into the marriage by showing him photographs of the bride’s sister; plus, the few times the groom met his bride in person, she wore the face-covering naqib veil the whole time.
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