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Glamorizing Or Objectifying? Women’s B-Ball Stars In Ball Gowns

The stars of Florida State University’s women’s basketball team can now be seen lounging in ball gowns and limousines. The team’s new website has debuted with a series of glamour shots that have, um, something to do with basketball — we think? While some of the team’s tall beauties are embracing basketballs, others seem to be practicing for a future as car show models. Is that what FSU officials envision for their players’ post-academic careers? Some women seem to think so. The university’s press release says the pictures are all about how “women athletes are powerful and beautiful.” But if they really believe that, why wrap these ladies in shiny, floor-length skirts and take away their gear? Keep reading »

Donny Osmond Wins “Dancing With The Stars”

Who would you expect to win a dancing competition—the 51-year-old teen idol who drove the ladies crazy in the ’70s, the 30-year-old chantuese behind “Ghetto Superstar,” or the 25-year-old newly svelte rock princess? Well, surprise! Donny Osmond has upset Mya and Kelly Osbourne on “Dancing with the Stars” and earned the right to take home the mirrored disco ball trophy. We’re thrilled; largely because we just didn’t see it coming. Nor did his sister, Marie, who should have been all about Team Donny after her less successful turn on the show in 2007 that included a collapse on camera. But while she gave Donny a makeup bag for good luck, she said that Mya was the most talented finalist. “A little bit country” that.

After the jump, a look at Donny’s best moves on the dance floor. Keep reading »

Confessions Of The Latest Madam To The Rich And Famous

Meet Michelle Braun, the highest of high-end madams. Also known as Nici of the ultimate call-girl ring, Nici’s Girls, she is facing six months under house arrest. Lucky for her, she also got a book deal, so she should have plenty to do while she’s housebound. She’ll be writing chapters about men who pay $500,000 for a “girlfriend,” and about her celebrity clients, like Charlie Sheen, who may have paid for services by trading her a very expensive painting that she told an undercover investigator she’d received as a gift. The investigator also relayed a report from one of Michelle’s former employees who says Nici’s Girls turned down Courtney Love and her boyfriend’s request for a three-way.

But if that’s not interesting enough to you, she also has something to say about the carefully cultivated Playboy public relations position that, sure, their Playmates are glad to show you their boobs and more, but in all other ways keep things classy. Michelle says that a myriad of Playboy Playmates are also hookers. Keep reading »

Woman Destroys Her Boyfriend’s XBox And Posts The Vid On YouTube


Fueling the legend of the psycho girlfriend, this lovely lady decided that, rather than breaking up with her video game-obsessed boyfriend, the way to make her life better would be to take a golf club to his Xbox, and post the footage on the internet. According to this bored blonde, this video is a warning to men so that they will pay more attention to their potentially crazy significant others, but we think men will take it as a warning to extend their electronics’ warranties and to hide their golf clubs when not in use. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

A Man’s Helter-Skelter Search For His Birth Parents

Here is the best reason ever to not try to find your birth parents. Terry, a Wisconsin woman with a wild past, was contacted recently by Robert Matthews, a DJ in Los Angeles who was adopted and wanted to find his biological parents. Terry was confirmed to have been his mother, and it seems like she was willing to give him as many answers as she could about his family history. But she was significantly tight-lipped about the identity of Robert’s father. After repeated requests from Robert, Terry finally told him. She was pretty sure Robert was conceived in California, in 1967, during a drugged-out orgy, where she was raped—by Charles Manson. Comparing photographs of the two men seems to dispel any hopes that Terry ID’d the wrong guy—they look identical. Robert did some soul-searching and finally decided to get in touch with Manson. He now sends Robert postcards signed with swastikas and other familial gestures, like the phone number to Manson’s prison, which Robert has never called. “He’s my biological father—I can’t help but have some kind of emotional connection. That’s the hardest thing of all—feeling love for a monster who raped my mother,” says Robert. “I don’t want to love him, but I don’t want to hate him either.” If it helps at all, we can hate him for you, Robert. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Loose Lips: Kristen Stewart Talks About Why She Doesn’t Want to Talk

The media loves shy, awkward, lippy Kristen Stewart. Yes, we love her! She’s shell-shocked and seemingly reticent, yet she still says the darnedest things. This week on “Conan,” she snapped our attention right back where it belongs—on her—as she overshared: “I think it’s weird that we have underwear with Taylor’s face on it.”

Here are some more of Kristen’s best quotes. Keep reading »

It’s Hard To Find Love When You Have 300 Orgasms A Day

Michelle Thompson suffers from persistent sexual arousal syndrome, a condition which makes her orgasm about 300 times a day. Sweet, I have to imagine, but it probably gets in the way when she’s trying to shop for groceries, or do her taxes or, as it turns out, when she’s trying to build a relationship. Michelle says she used to wear men out. She said, about a man she dated for five years, “By the time we broke up, he was exhausted, he left as a defeated man.” And most men give up much more easily. Keep reading »

An Ode To “Remote Control”


MTV’s first foray out of music videos came in 1987, when host Ken Ober launched a hysterical hybrid of sketch comedy meets game show called “Remote Control.” For five seasons, in a studio tricked out to look like his mother’s basement, Kenny carried out his lifelong dream of hosting a game show. Contestants sat in arm chairs with seat belts buckled around them, and got ejected, recliner-style, out the back (with their chairs) when they were eliminated.

Kenny went on to produce “Mind of Mencia” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” but has clicked the off button for the final time. He was found dead yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. This loss has us looking back at his debut effort, a show which reshaped a network and shaped us in a lot of ways. Keep reading »

Lucy Liu Turns The Lens On Sex Trafficking In New Doc

Hasn’t it been a while since we saw Lucy Liu do something fabulous? Turns out, it’s because she’s been busy producing and narrating a new documentary called “Red Light.” It’s about human trafficking, which the Department of Justice says is the third most profitable criminal activity in the world. Now that Lucy’s promoting the film, we hope to see a lot more of her. At the Cairo International Film Festival, she expressed her dedication to pursuing the end of human trafficking, though she knows it “is really going to take a really long time.” Look at the trailer above, and tell me it doesn’t tear your heart out. [AP] Keep reading »

Does The Army Like To Create Female Heroes?

Almost a week after the Fort Hood massacre that made police Sgt. Kimberly Munley a hero, the details of the ghastly shootout seem to only be getting more confusing. Kimberly might not actually have shot Nidal Malik Hasan four times while catching one of his bullets herself—the story that was presented the day after the shooting. An anonymous witness is now saying that police Senior Sgt. Mark Todd brought Major Terrifying down after Kimberly collapsed from gunshot wounds.

This is reminding many people of Jessica Lynch. Keep reading »

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