Jessica Wakeman

Robin Williams’ Friends & Loved Ones Memorialize The Actor

As news of Robin Williams death at 63 from suicide spreads around the world, loved ones are remembering the actor, who by all accounts was one of the nicest people with whom anyone had ever worked. During a live taping of his show "Conan" early yesterday…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Struggled With Depression, Addiction

Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a "deep, dark depression" and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams had battled an addiction to cocaine in the past, but had had long periods of sobriety. Yesterday in announcing the actor's death from suicide,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from "anonymous, untraceable burner accounts" frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers. Jezebel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Barney’s Hires “Anti-Racial Profiling Consultant” After Investigation Finds It Discriminated Against Shoppers

Last year, the upscale department store Barneys in New York City was hit with several accusations that it engages in racial profiling of its customers. On Friday, following a nine-month-long investigation by the New York State Attorney General's civil rights decision, Barneys admitted it discriminated against Black and Hispanic shoppers.  I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Life After Dating: What’s The Matter With Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms?

I once had a friend whose mom and dad didn't just sleep in separate beds — they had entirely separately bedrooms in the same apartment. It seemed weird to me when I learned of it, despite the fact I knew nothing about their private relationship. When the parents eventually divorced, I assumed sleeping in separate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Kendall Jenner Skips Tip, Then Thew $20 At Waitress

Kendall Jenner refused to tip at the New York City restaurant Mercer Kitchen after the waitstaff wouldn't serve her alcohol. A waitress — who happens to be an actress on "Skins" — tweeted that she followed Kendall out into the street requesting a tip and Kendall just threw $20 at her and laughed. God, the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Damn, Angela Bassett Is Looking Incredible

Um, tell me Angela Bassett does not look EXACTLY like Kerry Washington in this photoshoot for Violet Magazine. Anyone who thinks older women can't be sexy as hell is an idiot. You can see more pics from her Old Hollywood Glamour-style photoshoot and an interview about her fave makeup and what…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2014

The Daily Squee: Three Baby Bear Cubs Groom Each Other!

I vaguely remember being a toddler taking baths with my older brother and I recall lotsa splashing and crying. These bear cubs are the very picture of good hygiene, and behavior, as they sit in a row and groom. Their mama bear must be very proud. [Laughing Squid]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2014

Kim Kardashian Is Publishing A Book Of Selfies

You know, I really don't think there are enough photos of Kim Kardashian in the universe. Good thing she is releasing a book of selfies. (Yes, really.) Titled Kim Kardashian Selfish, the coffee table book from publisher Rizzoli comes out/the apocalypse is nigh in 2015. [US Weekly] In other Kardashian news (isn't it all…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

"I'm going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. ... You're filth. You're dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it." That's a man speaking to Jovanka Beckles, the vice mayor of the Richmond City Council in California's Bay Area. She's the city's first openly lesbia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

“The Bachelorette” Romance Reject Nick Viall Blogs About Sex In The Fantasy Suite With Andi Dorfman

While "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman is busy posting pictures of her fiancé Josh Murray on her Instagram, her number two choice Nick Viall is preoccupied with something else. Getting dumped by Andi, yes, but also why she slept with him in the "fantasy suite" (AKA the place on the show where the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Sex Education Textbook Is Too Educational, Fret California Parents

If there's one thing we gotta be sure about when it comes to sex education textbooks, it's that they can't be too sexy. We wouldn't would impressionable children getting any ideas that sex can be pleasurable, right?! Teachers and parents in Fremont, California, gave input leading to the purchase of Your Health Today, which will…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Model Says She Was “Face Raped” By Burger King’s ‘Seven Incher’ Blowjob Ad

"Is this an ad for blow jobs or fast food?" That's a question posed by "Jane Doe," the young model who appeared in that infamous, beej-inspired Burger King 'super seven incher' ad. The print ad, which ran in Singapore, features a pretty blonde woman with red lipstick opening her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

“Smile!” With The Smile Bitch Training Camp

You wouldn't want to ruin a strange man's day by not giving him a big toothy grin when he calls at you on the street, "SMILE!" With the Smile Bitch Training Camp, you, too, can be ready to look happy for absolute strangers no matter how shitty your day has been.  [Twitter.com/JancelleJComic]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Because Street Harassment Is Hilarious, Dude Asks 200 Random Women For Sex

This is so RIP Society that it deserves the RIP Society crown: Whatever, a site devoted to "pranks/social experiments/randomness," filmed an American bro wilking around Europe sexually harassing 200 different women by asking them to have sex. That's it — hey, you're cute, want to have sex? Most women laugh, but you can tell their…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Justin Bieber Took Break From Being A Douche, FaceTimed With Girls’ Education Activist Malala Yousafzai

One (just one!) good karma point for Justin Bieber: he posted a photo on Instagram chatting with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban because of her activism on behalf of girls' education. [Daily Mail UK] Anna Wintour will be a guest at George…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Charlize Theron Tried To Get Tia Mowry Banned From SoulCycle

So, allegedly, Tia Mowry said "hi" to Charlize Theron at SoulCycle and Charlize rolled her eyes, so (naturally) Tia blabbed to the tabloids that Charlize is "mean." Now Charlize is really being mean and trying to get Tia banned from SoulCycle because the "Sister, Sister" actress is just some "nobody." I thought people in Lo…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

Following Arrest, Tennessee To Send Drug Addicted New Mom To Rehab

Prosecutors in Tennessee made a deal with the first woman to be arrested under a new law that jails mothers whose offspring test positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26, will first undergo rehab treatment for meth as soon as room…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

Renisha McBride’s Killer, Theodore Wafer, Found Guilty

The jury has spoken: Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot unarmed Black teenager Renisha McBride on his doorstep, is guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and one count of felony firearm. Back in November, 19-year-old McBride got into a car accident and found her way to Wafer's front door, which she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

Okay, I’ll Just Say It: Some Curvy Women Do Want Their Attractiveness Validated By Men

We all know pop culture doesn't always depict average people's lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn't much reflect the realities of my life.  No matter how catchy a song like "Problem" or "Fancy" might be, they are pure sonic sugar. So, when I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

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