Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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Arkansas Judge Orders Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Police Report Destroyed

According to the Associated Press, Arkansas police have destroyed the 2006 offense report for Josh Duggar, which detailed how the then-14-year-old had molested five girls, including his sisters, on the orders of Judge Stacy Zimmerman. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned, this report doesn’t exist,” Springdale’s police representative Scott Lewis told AP.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2015

Be Transfixed By This Piece Of Meat Casually Swiping Through Tinder

It’s been a rough day. I’ve been so ANGRY about this Duggar story and completely flabbergasted by the hypocrisy of those defending Josh Duggar and his parents. I don’t know about you, but I need something silly, maybe even sexy, to distract myself and ease me into this blessed holiday weekend. Like this video of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2015

Woman Slain By Ex-Boyfriend Who Held Her Captive In A Box & Had A Prior History Of Torturing Women

In what is a horrifying example of the system absolutely failing victims of domestic violence, a Clinton, Missouri, woman was found dead just three weeks after she escaped from captivity, and authorities believe the ex-boyfriend who held her is responsible. Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her 17-year-old son were found dead early yesterday of what appeared to be…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2015

Drake & Beyoncé Collab On New Leaked Track, “Can I”

Last night, “Can I,” a song reportedly from Drake’s forthcoming album, Views From the Six, leaked online and it features none other than makes-everything-better-Beyoncé. The song appears to be unfinished, or it’s just a really, really parred down sound, and all Bey is asked to do is repeatedly ask, “Can I, baby?” as Drake intones, “Before I turn the light…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2015

Neville Longbottom – AKA Matthew Lewis – Can Get It, Okay?!

Oh hello, Matthew Lewis, is that a wand made out of cherry wood and unicorn hair in your tighty-whiteys or are you just happy to see me? Because you’re certainly cast an Incendio spell on my ladybits with this sexy cover shoot for Attitude. DAMN. [Daily Mail]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2015

Marina Abramović Says Jay Z “Completely Used Me” In His “Picasso Baby” Video [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The Marina Abramović Institute has issued a statement of apology for apparently not informing the artist that Jay Z DID make a donation two years ago, leading her to believe that he had reneged on their agreement.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

Who’s Excited For The Most Slut-Shamey Season Of “The Bachelorette” Ever?!

On last night’s second part of “The Bachelorette” premiere, Kaitlyn Bristowe was chosen over Kelly Kapowski Britt Nilsson to continue her journey towards finding a three month relationship, I mean everlasting love. I’m psyched because I genuinely like and relate to Kaitlyn, but after seeing the full preview for what’s ahead, I’m also a little…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

PSA: 10 Reasons We Cannot Allow Low-Rise Jeans To Make A Comeback

So Vogue has declared that low-rise jeans  — those tight, hip-slung, crack-exposing disasters we all were stupid enough to wear back in the mid-’90s — are back. “We are in the midst of a denim renaissance!” Kelly Connor declares with grating enthusiasm. “The short zipper, the three-button fly, the nonexistent waistband . . . these low-rise jeans demand confidence, strategy—and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

Sandra Bullock Is Just As Thirsty For “Magic Mike XXL” As We Are

Sandra Bullock stopped by “Ellen” this week to promote her movie, “Minions,” but very quickly the subject turned to a film of far more cinematic importance: “Magic Mike XLL.” Count Bullock among the many, many women who will be prioritizing seeing Channing Tatum and Co. strip down to nothin’ but their g-strings when the movie hits theaters on July…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Meet Ryan McDill, Who Was Booted From “The Bachelorette” For Getting Drunk And Making A Rape Joke

Douchebags abound on “The Bachelorette,” but Ryan McDill truly takes the cake. During last night’s season premiere, the “junkyard technician” from Missouri emerged from the limo to greet this season’s two “Bachelorette” hopefuls, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe (the dudes got to select who they wanted to date by “putting their rose” in their choice’s “box,”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2015

The Guy Who Played John Sears On “90210” (And Ferg Donnelly On “Mad Men”) Is Just Like John Sears IRL

Paul Johansson doesn’t just play douchey shitlords on TV — that’s who he is in real life!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2015

Adnan Syed Has Won The Right To Petition Court To Hear Alibi Witness’s Testimony

Asia McClain is that much closer to finally testifying as Adnan Syed’s alibi witness.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

Miley Cyrus Does A Stripped Down Cover Of “Happy Together” For Final Backyard Session

The thing I like most about these “Backyard Sessions” that Miley Cyrus has been doing — beyond the tie-in to her new Happy Hippie Foundation, which benefits homeless LGBT youths — is how well the song choices and stripped down acoustics show off her vocal range. In this final session, Miley tackles The Turtles’ well-known hit “Happy Together,” and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

Bruce Jenner Reveals He Is Scheduled To Have Gender Reassignment Surgery

There was just so much TV to watch last night — the “Mad Men” finale! A climactic “Game of Thrones”! — that I must admit to not yet watching the first part of the”Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce” special. But I did watch this clip, via TMZ, which shows Bruce Jenner speaking with three…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Stock Up On Cool Basics At Everlane

Over the last, oh, six months or so, I’ve pretty much stopped buying fashion magazines and have all but quit paying attention to trends, aside from noticing those which are impossible to miss (seriously, are we really trying to make high-fashion Tevas a thing and can we NOT?). I did a major purge of my closet before…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

That Scene Between Alicia & Kalinda On “The Good Wife” Season Finale Was Faked!

I don’t actually watch this show, but consider me officially interested in whatevr is going on offscreen between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 16, 2015

Kill It With Fire: Kate Bosworth’s Hideously Expensive Flatform Sandals

Not to mention every other high-fashion Teva (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA) being shoved down our throats this time of year.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2015

Welp, This Might Be The Most Insane And Damaging “Serial” Update Yet

NPR’s “Serial” podcast ended back in December, but if you were a rabid fan of Sarah Koenig’s deep dive into the case of Adnan Syed, convicted in 1999 in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, your obsession probably didn’t end with Koenig’s mealy-mouthed conclusion. A lot has happened since then, after all. Jay Wilds, Syed’s supposed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2015

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