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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UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone] Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

The Problem With Refinery 29’s Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The lifestyle website Refinery 29 is in a bit of hot water after writer Kelsey Miller published a profile of a young, female Scientologist called "Elaine" (not her real name) that, frankly, could have been ripped from the pages of Freedom magazine. (Freedom is the Church of Scientology's propaganda magazine.) Former Scientologists --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

TLC’s Chilli Reflects On Infidelity & The Group’s 1994 Hit, “Creep,”

“I think when we first came out, it was very bold of us to have a song called ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg’ with [the lyrics] ‘Two inches or a yard, rock hard or if it’s sagging’.'" People totally understood what type of group we were. To sing a song like ‘Creep’ wouldn’t be surprising…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Unreleased Footage From 2012 Marilyn Manson Music Video, Showing Eli Roth Raping Lana Del Rey, Leaks Online

Back in 2012, Marilyn Manson filmed a music video for his song "No Reflection," which included a scene in which "Hostel" director Eli Roth pins down singer Lana del Rey and rapes her. The scene was cut from the final video, but there have been whispers online about the original footage ever since. Eli Roth…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Grandmas Smoke Weed, Play “Cards Against Humanity For The First Time

This video of three grandmothers smoking marijuana for the first time (they live in Washington state, where it's legal)  and then playing a very stoned game of "Cards Against Humanity" is basically proof that all grandmas should try smoking marijuana because they are adorable and hilarious and relaxed and super jazzed about chips. I think…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

“Cosby Show” Star Raven-Symoné Says She “Wasn’t Taken Advantage Of” By Bill Cosby

Raven-Symone took to social media yesterday to dispel a rumor that she was one of Bill Cosby's victims when she was a child appearing on "The Cosby Show." She wrote on Instagram: "I was NOT taking advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show! I was practically a baby on that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Just As I Said THREE YEARS Ago, Ryan Gosling Doesn’t Want To Be People‘s Sexiest Man Alive

Today in "Breaking Celebrity News That I Broke Three Damn Years Ago," The Wrap is reporting that Ryan Gosling has been approached by People magazine multiple times and offered their annual "Sexiest Man Alive" title, but that he's had his reps turn it -- and the associated magazine cover shoot -- down. "The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Awesomely Affordable: 50 Winter Coats For $150 And Under

Brrrrrrr, it's cold in here! If you haven't bought a winter coat, don't shed a tear. I found 50 awesomely affordable pieces of outerwear! From faux fur and hooded to puffy and sleek, your chances of staying warm this season don't have to be bleak. So click through this gallery and break out your credit…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Janice Dickinson Said “Bill Cosby Preys On Women” During 2006 Howard Stern Interview

This morning, I told you that supermodel Janice Dickinson told "Entertainment Tonight" that Bill Cosby raped her back in 1982. But while this is the first time she's spoken out publicly about her own alleged rape, she just about implied as much in a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Anna Wintour Put Kimye On The Cover Of Vogue Because Being “Deeply Tasteful” All The Time Is “Boring”

Anna Wintour basically said that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not "deeply tasteful" people, hahaha, and that's why she put them on the cover of Vogue, because being deeply tasteful all the time is boring. [People] Star magazine is claiming that Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton are expecting their first…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

CNN’s Don Lemon Asks Cosby Accuser Why She Didn’t “Use Teeth” To Avoid Being Raped

Last night on CNN, Don Lemon was interviewing Joan Tarshis, one of the latest women to come forward accusing Bill Cosby of rape, and he just couldn't stop himself from volunteering some completely unnecessary, bullshit "advice." For context: Tarshis told CNN that that in 1969, when she was 19, Cosby drugged her. She awoke to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Chris Hemsworth Has Been Named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, Nation Asks, “Is That The One Who Dated Miley?”

Nope, that's Liam you're thinking of. He dated Miley and his movie, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" opens this weekend. But he didn't win. His older brother Chris, also Australian and, yes, smoking hot, is People's Sexiest Man Alive, beating out his younger bro, as well as likely candidates Chri…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Janice Dickinson Says She Was Raped By Bill Cosby

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has come forward as yet another alleged victim of comedian Bill Cosby. Dickinson told "Entertainment Tonight" that she was in rehab in 1982 when Cosby reached out to her and offered to fly her to Lake Tahoe. (The two had initially met to discuss a possible role on "The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2014

Nothing Says “Bye Bye Bye” Like A Singing And Dancing Flash Mob

Flash mobs -- aka huge gatherings of people singing and dancing in unison with the purpose of expressing some intimate sentiment in a public, attention-grabbing way -- pretty much jumped the shark when one appeared at the end of that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis movie, "Friends With Benefits." But flash mob breakups? Now that'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2014

Alyssa Milano Asks Why Her Breastfeeding Selfie Received More Backlash Than Kim Kardashian’s Naked Pics

Actress Alyssa Milano, whose breastfeeding selfie apparently received a ton of backlash, wondered why she took more heat than Kim Kardashian did for her naked Paper magazine photo shoot. She tweeted, "Wait! I don’t get it. No disrespect to Kim but… people are…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2014

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift Is All Wrapped Up In The Blanket Cape Trend

Taylor Swift may have the number one album in the country right now, but she still loves a (relative) bargain -- half of her outfit above, specifically her scarf and blanket cape, are from Topshop! The cape is sold out, because Taylor has that effect on things, but they have a number of similar style…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014

Adorable Old Italian Man Tries To Pronounce “Worchestershire Sauce”

Don't worry, Pasquale Sciarappa, I am never entirely sure how to pronounce Worchestershire sauce either, but if you ask me, your Italian pronunciation, "won-cha-STEER sa-OOH-chay," is abbastanza buono. Check out all of Pasquale's Italian cooking demos on YouTube. [Reddit]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014

Home Inspiration: 27 Dreamy Nooks, Perfect For Curling Up With A Good Book

I just moved in to a new apartment a few weeks ago and am so jazzzzzed about it. Being a bit OCD, I was unpacked and set up within 24 hours (seriously), but there's still one area of my new digs that still needs a little decorating: my reading/…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014

Watch Solange & Son Julez Dance To “No Flex Zone” At Her Wedding

I was already totally enamored with everything about Solange Knowles' wedding this weekend in New Orleans -- the jumpsuit! the bridal party photo! arriving by bicycle! -- and that was before I saw this video of her dancing with son Julez. Because Solange likes to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014

Bill Cosby Refuses To Respond To Rape Allegations As Another Alleged Victim Comes Forward

Bill Cosby and his wife were interviewed on NPR this weekend and straight up refused to respond to questions about the over a dozen sexual assault and rape allegations that have resurfaced this month. As in, he would not say a word about them at all, so the NPR host was forced to narrate that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014

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