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Watch All The Documentaries You Want—It’s Free!

My little nerd heart is freaking out right now! Thanks to WiseBread.com, I just discovered FreeDocumentaries.org, a site where you can download full-length documentary films online. (It appears to be legal, as the site claims to “follow all copyright laws.”) They’ve got (relatively) big-budget docs like Michael Moore’s “Sicko,” Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me,” and Barbara Kopple’s “Shut Up And Sing” (the one that explored what happened to country stars The Dixie Chicks when one of them publicly criticized President Bush). The caveat? The flicks are mostly liberal-leaning. Keep reading »

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Today’s Lady News: All The Single Ladies (Buy Their Own Homes)

  • In the past 12 months, single gals were 21 percent of new home buyers while single men were just 10 percent. However, married couples are still the number one group of new home buyers. [New York Times]
  • Anti-abortion protesters outside a clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, have been photographed wearing fake escort vests so as to trick people going into the clinic to think that they, the protesters, are actually there to help. [Feministing]
  • Run, Amy, run! Over the holidays, Amy Palmiero-Winters, 37, became the first woman with a prosthetic leg to win a title in a race. Palmiero-Winters lost her left leg from the kneecap down in a 1994 motorcycle accident, but her disability didn’t prevent her from running in the Boston Marathon and a NYC triathlon. On New Year’s Day, while competing with able-bodied athletes in the Arizona Road Racers run, she beat the male winner by 14 miles and the second-place female winner by 36 miles. [Bust Magazine]

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Yoko Ono Will Write Her Memoir Before 2015

The thing I remember most about my lame boyfriend from sophomore year of college was his seething hatred of Yoko Ono. According to my ex, the Beatles were the most brilliant band in the world and they only broke up because some hussy brainwashed John Lennon. I just ignored that quirk in his personality at the time. Eventually, though, I realized the Frothing At The Mouth To Blame Yoko For Everything Wrong In The World bandwagon is cuh-razy! (Read Can’t Buy Me Love by Jonathan Gould if you don’t believe me.) Keep reading »

What’s Your Socialite Name?

Hello, dear! Muffy Spencer here. I presume you already know your guido or guidette nickname (not that we associate with those sorts of people) but do you know your most important socialite name? Anyone who’s anyone simply has to have one!

After the jump, check out the Socialite Name Chart and see if you can figure out the real names of the Frisky staff. Keep reading »

Unconfirmed, Possibly Untrue Rumor Says “Jersey Shore” Is Back For Season Two! YAY!

Our prayers to the Red Peppers and Sausage Gods have been answered: Rumor has it that Snooki, The Situation and the gang are coming back for another season in Seaside Heights. (Duh of the century, right? MTV ain’t no fool.)

Apparently, Vinny told a group of admirers at the “Youth In Revolt” after-party that MTV wants the “Jersey Shore” cast back this summer—a piece of information overheard by a New York Daily News gossip columnist. Now, a PR rep for MTV hasn’t officially confirmed this bit of gossip, but let’s not get caught up in details.

The next order of business: can someone puh-leeze find out if our girl Snooki will be getting her own show, “Snookin’ For Love“? [Gawker] Keep reading »

Princes William And Harry Totally Hot Even In Their Official Portrait

Oh, there’s something about men in uniform when you know they’ve got British accents, too! Prince Harry (my fave) posed with his brother Prince William for a painting by artist Nicky Phillips to hang in London’s National Portrait Gallery. [Times of London UK] Keep reading »

What’s A “Twilebrity”?

Vanity Fair has discovered Twitter and—because it’s Vanity Fair—they’re on the case with a new article about “Twitter celebrities.” But oh no, not actual celebrities like tweet-happy Ashton Kutcher. The magazine spoke with a half-dozen young, attractive women who live in places like NYC or the wealthy suburb of Brentwood, CA, and take to social media to share the adventures in their lives, like getting highlights. Twilebrity Sarah Evans, a 29-year-old publicist with 33,000 followers, told Vanity Fair, “Twitter is like going to a giant cocktail party, every day.” Keep reading »

Quotable: Sorry, Directors, Zoe Saldana Won’t Play Your Prostitute

“I have a hard time accepting roles that typecast a culture. I don’t need to play Juana, the prostitute from Washington Heights, in every movie. If it’s been done before, you don’t need my help. Latinos, we’re not all pimps or prostitutes, we don’t all deal drugs; not everyone in Jamaica smokes weed; not every Middle Easterner is a terrorist. It’s boring, offensive, and hurtful. “

—”Avatar”‘s Zoe Saldana, when asked what roles she refuses to play [Complex] Keep reading »

“Project Runway” Season 7 Trailer Is Here!


A new season of “Project Runway” already? Didn’t the last season just end, like, last week? I guess the calendar got really screwed up with that Bravo vs. Lifetime fight over the show.

Anyway, here’s the season 7 trailer, starring my dream boyfriend Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and the ever-irascible Nina Garcia. This crop of designers looks hella fun—and hopefully this season, no one (cough Irina cough) will be ripping ideas off New York magazine. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

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