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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Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Joan Jett For A New “Backyard Session” Benefitting Homeless & LGBTQ Teens

Say what you want about Miley Cyrus’s attempt at doing rap music, her sexually cartoonish art and her various antics, but her commitment to helping homeless and LGBTQ teens is seriously awesome. Miley recently launched her own charity called the Happy Hippie Foundation, which seeks to serve those vulnerable populations, and she’s relaunched her popular…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2015

Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and problematic.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2015

Whoops! “The Price Is Right” Awarded A Treadmill To A Contestant In A Wheelchair

Yikes. I know that these prizes are decided in advance and they likely have no idea who from the audience is going to “come on down!” — let alone get a shot at winning the show’s weird variety of expensive household items/cars/vacations — but this is still epically awkward. I hope they let this contestant in a wheelchair swa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

Jeremy Renner Doubles Down, Calls Black Widow A Slut Again

Last month, “Avengers” costars Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans found themselves in a bit of hot water when, during an interview, they joked about the character of Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johanasson) being a “slut” and “a complete whore.” The two kinda sorta apologized for demeaning the one leading female superhero of the group,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

FKA Twigs’ Met Ball Dress Proves Dicks Make Everything Better

FKA Twigs’ fiance Robert Pattinson was on her arm at last night’s Met Ball, but it was the dick on her dress that stole everyone’s attention. The dress, designed by Christopher Kane, was a Picasso-esque tribute to the body, with an artfully displayed cock right at the point where her dress slit. Sexual. LOVE IT. [The Cut]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

Ryan Gosling Eats His Cereal In Memory Of Vine User Ryan McHenry

Remember that series of Vines featuring Ryan Gosling refusing to eat his cereal from a few years ago? Well, in sad news, Ryan McHenry, the creator of the video shorts, died on Sunday from osteosarcoma and Gosling paid tribute to him by posting the above video in which he finally eats his cereal. “My heart goes out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

All The Red Carpet Arrivals At The 2015 Met Gala!

Predictions for the most offensive gown of the night? Sarah Jessica Parker does not count, clearly she whiffed.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

Sorry Lumbersexuals: Beards Are Apparently As Filthy As Toilets

I didn’t think it was possible, but I believe my love affair with full, lush, bushy beards may be over. Only one thing could com between me and my lifelong attraction to Paul Bunyon and his scruffy ilk: POOP. An Albuquerque, New Mexico, affiliate of ABC News conducted a study in which men’s beards were…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

Don’t Miss It: “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck” Airs Tonight On HBO

Set your DVR. Tonight at 9 p.m., HBO will premiere “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” a documentary about the Nirvana frontman produced by his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and trust me, you do not want to miss it. I got a chance to see the film on Friday and have not stopped thinking about it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

Sofia Vergara Speaks Out About Nick Loeb’s Thirst For Her Frozen Embryos

Though she said she didn’t actually read ex Nick Loeb’s epic whine in the New York Times stating his utterly baseless entitlement to her frozen embryos, Sofia Vergara is very clear that he’s not getting them anytime soon.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

Madonna Was Pretty Unimpressed With That Drake Kiss Too

Remember back in April, when Madonna dropped by Drake’s set at Coachella and planted a big, wet, juicy, open-mouthed kiss on him? And his expression afterward looked like he swallowed something bad? Turns out, Madge was none too pleased with their smooch either:

#PressPlay: Part 2: #Madonna going in on #Drake!! #Petty

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

5-Year-Old Bruce Lee Fan Knows His Way Around Some Nunchucks

Attention ENEMIES: Have you met my pal, Ryuji Imai? He’s five years old, lives in Japan, and has the reincarnated soul of Bruce Lee living inside him. Mess with me and I’ll send him over to scare the pants off of you. You’ve been warned. [Gawker]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

Breaking News: Criminal Charges Filed Against All 6 Officers In Death Of Freddie Gray

Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, that his arrest was illegal, that he was not in possession of a switch blade, that ALL SIX OFFICERS involved in his death have been charged and a warrant has been issued for their arrests.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2015

YouTube Star Cassandra Bankson Just Discovered She Has 2 Vaginas

Model Cassandra Bankson was best known for her popular YouTube beauty vlog, DiamondsAndHeels14, in which offered makeup tips for women with bad acne. But after today, that will be her second claim to fame, as she recently revealed that a trip to the gyno turned up a second vagina.
According to Cosmopolitan UK, Bankson’s gynecological exam and subsequent…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2015

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful “reporting” and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, including the recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The Washington Post, reporting on a “tip” from inside the Baltimore Police Department,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2015

The Media’s Obsession With “Mom Of The Year” Toya Graham Has Racist Undertones

As Mic notes about the inherent racism in all the attention, “The media loves Graham because she is acting how American culture stereotypically sees — and prefers — black women.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

This Nina Simone Documentary Looks Ah-maaaaaazing

Nina Simone is one of those artists that I feel a deep connection to. My very first memory is of being put down for a nap in my crib — yes, my crib; I have memories from when I was an infant, apparently — and my mother putting Nina’s cover of “Cotton Eyed Joe” o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Abbi Jacobson On Faking A Walk Of Shame And Being A Badass Bitch

That girl. That girl is such a mess.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Amy Schumer’s One Direction Parody About Guys Who Love Girls “With No Makeup” Is Flawless

Amy Schumer is a national treasure and a genius at turning my dude pet peeves into hilarious boy band parodies! Check out her tribute to all those annoying songs that champion women feeling beautiful just the way they are — LOL, just kidding, are you reallllllly going to go out of the house like that?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

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