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Dating With Depression: Not As Easy As It Seems

It’s a cliche, but it’s true: when I was really ill from depression last summer, it became easy to see who really cared about me and who had only stuck around me for other reasons.

I had been hooking up with two different guys that summer—”Brandon” and “Mark.” Brandon and I had developed what I’d thought was a deep friendship and mutual respect for each other’s careers; Mark and I had passion and affection. Both of them knew how I’d been struggling with sadness for the past eight months or so.

But both guys flat-out disappeared after I told them I’d been diagnosed by a doctor and prescribed medication. Did naming it make it real? Did calling it what it was make it scary? It hurt to sit with the reality that Mark and I had been in his bed together on Saturday night, but when I texted Mark on Monday morning to say I’d gotten a scrip for Lexapro, he never replied. Keep reading »

National Enquirer Says A DNA Test Proved John Edwards Has A Love Child

We take anything we hear reported in the National Enquirer with a huuuge grain of salt, but the trashy tab was correct about John Edwards‘ affair with former campaign employee Rielle Hunter. Therefore, we’re inclined to give a listen to their wild ‘n crazy rumors. The Enquirer says Edwards allegedly took a secret paternity test that proves that he’s the father of Hunter’s 18-month-old daughter, Frances, and is allegedly arranging child support payments. Vicious rumor or another rare fact in the Enquirer? Time will tell. [National Enquirer] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Has No Sense Of Humor

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Perez Hilton Is Launching CocoPerez, A Site For Women. We Barf.

Jezebel peeked at Perez Hilton‘s new site for 20-something women and screen-grabbed the hell out of it. The not-yet-launched site is called CocoPerez.com, and it’s for women who like their news with ejaculate dribbles scribbled on it! Keep reading »

Internet Porn Is The Best Sex Ed A Teen Could Have

Woe betide the sexual being who has a kinky fetish but doesn’t have internet access. You could waste years of your life—decades, even!—fretting that you’re the only sick f*** who likes her wrists handcuffed to the bedposts during sex. But with a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can get the lowdown via internet porn: Other chicks like to be restrained during sex, too! Lots and lots of chicks, actually. You’re pretty normal, girlie. In fact, you’re almost boring. All this is thanks to the 21st-century technology revolution, which isn’t only great for curious adults, but curious teens, as well. Make that really curious teens. Keep reading »

Even A Strip Club Manager Thinks Miley’s Pole Dance Was Uncomfortable

Okay, publicist for SCORES a “gentleman’s club” in New York City. You won. I took your opportunistic press release bait. I called up Ed Norwick, the general manager of SCORES, to ask him what he, as a sort of stripping aficionado, thought of Miley Cyrus’ pole dance number at the Teen Choice Awards. Our chat, after the jump: Keep reading »

I Wanna Dress Like: Joan Holloway On “Mad Men”

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Remember when the boys of Sterling Cooper were working on the Maidenform account, and they pointed to each woman in the office and declared her a “Jackie Kennedy” or a “Marilyn Monroe“? You didn’t have to be Joan Holloway, head of the secretarial pool, to appreciate their conclusion: “Joan is a Marilyn. No! Marilyn is a Joan.”Joan, like any bombshell who knows her stuff, lets her curves do the talkin’. Therefore, her office look is simple: a figure-hugging dress, a little red lipstick, and jewelry that draws attention to her assets. Click through our slideshow to get the jaw-dropping look that has all the men on “Mad Men” wrapped around Joan’s little finger.

Today’s Lady News: Eunice Kennedy, JFK’s Sister, Dies

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, passed away last night at the age of 88. Shriver is the sister of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy, as well as the mom of Maria Shriver and mother-in-law of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although she never held office, Shriver was one of the most prominent and vocal advocates for the developmentally challenged. [NY Times]
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Airbrushing Facebook Photos Is The Vainest Thing I’ve Ever Heard Of

Airbrushing: It used to be only for average-sized women on ladymag covers and Gisele’s pregnant belly. Now, according to The Sun, some Facebookers are touching up their personal photos to plump boobs, flatten bellies, and whiten teeth. One British photography shop said customers who want their photos airbrushed have increased 550 percent. Keep reading »

RIP, Poledancing. Cause Of Death? Miley Cyrus At The Teen Choice Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, we gather here today to remember our dear friend pole dancing.

Beloved by frat boys, horny old men, and starlets in desperate need of attention, pole dancing may have enjoyed decades more of life had not Miley Cyrus pole-danced at the Teen Choice Awards last night. Keep reading »

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