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Zac Efron’s Skid Row Assault Gets Even Sketchier

  • Zac Efron’s friends say the guy he was with when he got punched in the face in by a homeless man in L.A.’s Skid Row isn’t his “bodyguard” — he’s allegedly Zac’s drug dealer. The “bodyguard,” or whatever he is, says Zac saved his life when their car ran out of gas in the middle of the night. [TMZ, HollywoodLife]
  • Chris Brown’s lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the assault charge the singer is facing from an October incident when he and a bodyguard punched a man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel. [Billboard]
  • The rapper Future kinda-sorta implied that Beyoncé stole “Drunk In Love” from him. [Idolator]
  • An ode to Ilana Glazer’s crop tops on “Broad City.” [Crushable] Keep reading »

Apparently There Was A Question About Whether North West Was Wearing Makeup In Vogue

  • North West may not have been wearing any makeup (THANK. GOD.) in when she posed with her mommy and daddy in Vogue, but I heard she got some work done. [Cosmopolitan]
  • GOOPify your love life with Slate.com’s widget on how Gwyneth Paltrow would describe your relationship status. [Slate]
  • Both DailyCandy and Television Without Pity are dunzo. [Recode.net]
  • Ugh: the boarding school attended by Kate Middleton and Samantha Cameron is the UK’s best-and-the-brightest’s “school for wives.” [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Hey, You! Pee On A Stick Before You Drink That Beer!

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  • A Republican (obviously) politician in Alaska wants the state to pay for pregnancy tests in restaurants and bars so women can find out if they are pregnant before drinking. You will be shocked, shocked to know State Senator Pete Kelly opposes abortion and doesn’t want to increase access to contraception because it’s only for women “who don’t want to act responsibly.” Using taxpayer money to put millions of pee-sticks in every establishment that sells alcohol in the state? Responsible. Dudebro literally wants Alaska to become a urination-focused police state where all women are considered to be possible incubators for a fetus. Good luck with that! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Zac Efron Got Punched By Homeless Person On Skid Row

  • Hmm, what was Zac Efron doing fighting with “a sketchy transient” on Skid Row? He reportedly got punched in the face during a fight with homeless men in downtown Los Angeles after tossing a bottle outside his car window. Police who arrived at the scene didn’t arrest anyone, because it was reportedly a mutual fight. [Fox NewsTMZ]
  • James Franco said he does not belong on Lindsay Lohan’s sex list. [Eonline]
  • “Scandal” star Columbus Short was arrested yesterday after punching a man in a bar brawl who made a comment about his wife. Short was released after posting a $50,000 bail. Short was also arrested for spousal battery after he attacked his wife in front of their children in February. [TMZ,  US Weekly]
  • Surprise, surprise, newly-consciously uncoupled Chris Martin hated Gwyneth Paltrow’s strict diet and rules about watching TV, and also chafed at her belief in Kabbalah. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Rumor: Chris Martin Cheated On Gwyneth Paltrow With Kate Hudson

  • Take it with a grain of salt, but the blind item site BlindGossip claims that Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t the only one who has been unfaithful in Hollywood lately: Chris Martin has supposedly been romancing Kate Hudson, who is engaged to Matt Bellamy from the band Muse, which has caused a rift in her friendship with Gwyn. All of their kids are friends, too, which makes this story even more complicated. Supposedly Chris and Gwyneth have been privately split up for awhile, but this is a new twist on why. [BlindGossip via Crushable]
  • In case you don’t understand what “conscious uncoupling” means, it’s a New Age-y spiritual divorce. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Meanwhile, the gossip blogs are combing through all their pictures of Gwyneth trying to find ones where she kisses men who are not Chris. [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

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  • Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term”domestic violence” should be broadly interpreted to include more than just physical force. (Not surprisingly, Justice Scalia just doesn’t get why.) As Vice President Joe Biden has noted, gun violence and intimate partner violence are connected and addressing one problem means addressing another. [New York Times, Think Progress]
  • Take a look at this little girl Relisha Rudd, age eight, who has gone missing in the Washington, D.C./Richmond, Virginia area. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Here’s how raising the minimum wage would help women. [The Hill] Keep reading »

Christian School Pressures 8-Year-Old Sunnie Kahle To Leave Because She Looks Too Much Like A Boy

We <3 Sunnie Just The Way She Is
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Sunnie Is A Tomboy

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that some people who run “Christian” schools are actually enormous dicks.

Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle is no longer a student at Timberlake Christian School in Lynchburg, Virginia, after administrators sent a letter home to her guardians complaining she doesn’t dress or behave “feminine” enough, like wearing pants with her school uniform. Her grandparents, who are her guardians, pulled Sunnie out of Timberlake and enrolled her in public school instead of forcing her to be someone she is not.

Sunnie is a tomboy with a big, infectious smile who wears short hair (she donated her longer hair to kids with cancer!) and comfy clothes like jeans and T-shirts to run around outside. But elementary principal Becky Bowman from Timberlake Christian School wrote in a letter to Sunnie’s grandparents that perhaps it’s “not the best place for her future education” if Sunnie can’t conform to the Biblically-based gender identity they dictate:

“You’re probably aware that Timberlake Christian School is a religious, Bible believing institution providing education in a distinctly Christian environment … We believe that unless Sunnie as well as her family clearly understand that God has made her female and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity, that TCS is not the best place for her future education.” Keep reading »

Postmodern Jukebox’s Klezmer Cover Of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” Is Actually Great

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"Talk Dirty"

Jason Derulo and 2 Chainz’s song “Talk Dirty” is a corny and vaguely racist ode to fucking women all over the globe, London to Taiwan. Leave it to our favorite cover band, the unbelievably talented Postmodern Jukebox, to give it a klezmer remake that actually makes the song more listenable. The best part is when the singer Robyn Adele Anderson starts singing in 2 Chainz’ part in Yiddish, which she apparently translated herself. All pop radio forever should just be these people. [YouTube]

Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Announced Their Split While Vacationing Together In The Bahamas

  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are “consciously uncoupling” on a beach vacation together with their kids in the Bahamas. Chris also reportedly gifted Gwynnie with a painting of a bird in flight by the Czech artist Mila Furstova, symbolizing this new stage of their life. Most civilized breakup ever? [Daily Mail UK]
  • Meanwhile, a source told the NY Daily News that Gwyn and Chris “haven’t been a couple for a number of years and have been pretending for the kids and each other’s careers.” [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Pharrell: Sorry, Conservatives, But Your Daughters Are Twerking

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“[The Tea Party are] all trying to learn how to do the Dougie. Please. While their daughters are all twerking. Trust me … Miley tells me all the time: All those little girls, all those girls with their Republican daddies, they’re twerkin’ somewhere listening to Jay Z and Beyoncé and doin’ the ‘Happy’ dance.”

Superstar producer Pharrell has an interesting interview in GQ in which he talks at length about racial issues in the United States, including facing accusations of colorism because of the women he put on the cover of his album, G I R L, and also his opinion on why Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential election if she runs. It’s worth a full read, but I thought this part was especially funny: apparently Miley Cyrus and Pharrell have some giggles over the fact that the Tea Party might be a bunch of white racist d-bags, but somewhere up in their bedrooms, their daughters are twerking to beats made by Black folks. I never thought of it that way, but it’s true. [GQ] [Image via GQ]

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