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]

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The Girlfriend Of Walmart Shooting Victim John Crawford III Died In A New Year’s Day Car Crash

Talk about an additional tragic turn in an already tragic story: Tasha Thomas, the girlfriend of John Crawford III, the man who was shot and killed by police in a Cleveland-area Walmart as the couple talked on the phone, died in a New Year's Day car crash. Police say Thomas was a passenger in a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2015

If I Was A Rich Celebrity With All The Money, I Would Hire Anh Co Tran To Be My Personal Hairstylist

Hell, if I was a rich celebrity with all the money, I would hire Anh Co Tran to do all of your hair too, dammit, that's just how awesome I think he is. You get a haircut, and you get a haircut, and you get a haircut -- we all get HAIRCUTS! The LA-based hairstylist…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is A Married Man!

Joseph Gordon Levitt married his super accomplished girlfriend, Tasha McCauley, who founded a robotics company, in a secret ceremony on December 20. Another good one off the market! Mazels and stuff. [] Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82. [People] Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Marti…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2015

Amelia’s 5 Favorite Things From 2014

Sure, there’s the stuff that shows up on roundups of the year’s most popular music, movies, TV shows, books, trendy lettuces, vibrators, painful caught-on-video mishaps, or what have you. But a better way to sum up your own year in culture is to take a look at the things that really hit home and stuck with…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2014

Macklemore On Race In America: “As A White Person, We Have To Listen”

Macklemore gave a great interview with NYC's Hot 97 in which he discusses white cultural appropriation of hip-hop and what white people can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement. (I don't think he explained that pencil thin 'stache though.) [Hot 97] Giada DeLaurentiis has split from her husband of 11 years.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2014

Jay Wilds From “Serial” Gives First Interview To The Intercept

$%^%&&)*)(&#@&*(&)}@!!!!!!! Jay Wilds, the mysterious essential witness in the prosecution's case against Adnan Syed in 1999, which was the subject of the first season of the "Serial" podcast, has given his first interview to The Intercept! I AM HAVING ALL SORTS OF FEELS THAT I AM JUST GOING TO VOMIT HERE. Okay, so, in thi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

How To Spend All Those $50 Gift Cards

I know that they're often considered impersonal, but I love to get gift cards for holidays and birthdays. It's the thought that counts and if you know I would much rather pick out something I will love/use/wear rather than feign appreciation for your attempt to pick out something I will love/use/wear, gimme a gift card…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

It Happened In Florida: Macy’s Shoplifter Smears Poop On Employees’ Faces During Escape Attempt

There are still two and a half more days left in 2014, which is plenty of time to pull some sort of stunt and earn a spot on the Most Amazing Criminals of the Year list. And lookie here, Marisol Toribio of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has come in just under the wire by shoplifting at…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Guy Straps A Go Pro Camera To His Dog Before Leaving The House, Footage Reveals This Is A Tragedy Of Epic Proportions

Welp, I'm never leaving my dog home alone again after watching this video from YouTuber Mike the Intern, who strapped a Go Pro camera to his dog so he could see what trouble he gets up to all day. Turns out, the pup doesn't get up to much because he's so busy mourning the terrible…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Watch A Bunch Of Scientologists Get Really Psyched About A Whole Lot Of Nothin’

I've spent a lot of time over the last eight years or so just immersing myself in Scientology silliness, so it's kind of impressive to me that the Church still manages to amuse, surprise and horrify me as much as it does. Keep up the good work, Operating Thetans! This weekend, a friend…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Chris Rock & Malaak Compton-Rock Are Ending Their 18-Year Marriage

Chris Rock and his wife are splitting after 18 years of marriage. Sigh. That's a long time. Does love last for anyone anymore? [Us Weekly] Singer Adele is denying that there is trouble in her marriage to husband Simon Konecki. [People] After Mel B. appeared on "The X Factor" with visible…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Is Jay From “Serial” Ready To Talk To The Media?

I audibly gasped when I saw this Gawker headline saying that Jay, the key "witness" in the case against Adnan Syed in the murder of Hae Min Lee -- the focus of season one of the "Serial" podcast -- was ready to talk. Apparently, on Christmas Eve, a guy with the name "Slim…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2014

Discuss: Is This Usher’s Dick?

My inner monologue was just lamenting the lack of anything particularly newsworthy today, even a damn celebrity sex tape, when lo and behold, Usher's maybe-dick popped up on my laptop screen. Oh Santa, better late than never! Apparently, the two images that were posted online by Diary of a Hollywood Street King are pulled from…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2014

Sir Patrick Stewart Can’t Handle His Christmas Hat

Pass the man a joint, for the love of Father Christmas. [Daily Dot]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2014

Kim Kardashian & Kris Jenner Are Kross With One Another

Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian are in a FIIIIIIGHHHHHTTTTTT. Kim skipped out on her mom's Christmas party and then sent her a nasty email about how her mom has "exhausted" the "omish" (aka Amish) look and it's "OVER" -- which Kris posted on social media. Oh, it's on now. [Jezebel] Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2014

Kreezus Is The Kanye West Christmas Album I Didn’t Know I Wanted

I actually love Christmas music -- I agree it's weird, but it's my thing -- but after three weeks, even I am tiring of "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bell Rock."And just in time for the holiday, we've got some new Christmas tunes to listen to ... from Kanye West? Well, sort of. Sketch grou…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

In Honor Of Eddie Vedder’s 50th Birthday, Here Are 57 GIFs Of Pearl Jam’s Frontman (Because I Couldn’t Narrow Them Down!)

There are few things in life that make my chest seize and my stomach flutter with that inexplicable giddy feeling as much as Pearl Jam. My favorite band since I was 12 years old, I've been to a dozen Pearl Jam shows, every single one of them a profound spiritual experience and the best day…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

The “Entourage” Movie Trailer Is Here — But Does Anyone Care?

If you work for The Frisky, apparently not. When I asked in our group chat if anyone wanted to post the just released trailer for the show's big screen spinoff, there were crickets. I was just starting to type a grudging "oh okay, finnnnne, I'll take it," when Claire piped up and wrote, "Sure. I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

Was Amy Adams Booted From “The Today Show” For Refusing To Discuss The Sony Hack?

Amy Adams' appearance on "The Today Show" -- to promote her movie "Big Eyes" -- was canceled at the last minute, reportedly because she said she did not want to talk about the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

These Vintage “Ideal Love Mate” Trading Cards From 1941 Are Delightfully Sexist

There's a guy at the Brooklyn Flea Market who sells an impressive and ever-growing collection of vintage/retro kids toys and collectibles, including action figures, matchbox cars, wind-up toys, Garbage Pail Kids, the random remains of long forgotten rock collections and the like. It's fun to sift through everything he's got, either to get nostalgic about…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014

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