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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Watch Jamie Dornan & Jimmy Fallon Read Fifty Shades Of Grey In A Variety Of Accents

There are two takeaways from this clip of Jami Dornan and Jimmy Fallon read lines from Fifty Shades of Grey in various accents: 1) Fifty Shades of Grey is just as ridiculous no matter what accent you use and 2) Jamie Dornan can get it no matter what accent he uses.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2015

Oh Hey, The “Straight Outta Compton” Trailer Is Here — And It Looks Pretty Great

I would like to hereby apologize for wrongly assuming that “Straight Outta Compton,” the sorta-biopic about late-’80s/early-90s rap group N.W.A., would be a bad movie better suited for Lifetime. By the looks of this new Red Band trailer, the film looks less in the vein of that ill-advised TLC TV movie and more along the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2015

Kanye Says Beck Should “Respect Artistry” And Give His Grammy To Beyonce

Kanye West was not kidding when he almost stole the mic from Beck at last night’s Grammy Awards, in a repeat of his stage-hogging stunt played on Taylor Swift a few years ago. “I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists, to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2015

Hey! It’s The 2015 Grammy Awards Red Carpet!

Hey guys, it’s time for the Grammy Awards! In selecting photos for this red carpet slideshow, I genuinely had no idea who half the people were, so, here are a whole mess of photos of people attending the Grammy Awards who may or may not be famous and recognizable to you.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2015

Oooh! Lupita Nyong’o Is On The March Cover Of Lucky

The beginning of the year is always a total dud for print magazines, as they’re typically low on advertising and thus really thin, because each page of advertising basically pays for a page of editorial. ANYWAY, enough nerdy mag industry talk, my point is that the January and February issues of most magazines are really…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2015

Report: Bobbi Kristina Brown Will Allegedly Be Taken Off Life Support As Her Family Gathers To Say Goodbye

According to People magazine, citing anonymous family members, Bobbi Kristina Brown will be taken off life support in the coming days, after being found face down and unresponsive in her bathtub last weekend. Family members, including her father Bobby Brown, are reportedly gathering at the hospital to say goodbye. Our thoughts and prayers are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2015

Hannah Davis & Her Mons Pubis Grace The Cover Of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition

Model Hannah Davis, 24, has scored the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, although she seems pretty eager to rip those bottoms off and show us just how meticulous her waxer is. [Sports Illustrated]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2015

Will Kim Kardashian’s Labia Break The Internet (Again)?

Remember when Kim Kardashian’s ass broke the internet a few months ago, when she appear fully nude in Paper Magazine? Well, her vagina is threatening to do the same thing again! Back up your databases, reinforce your servers, gird your loins, because Kim is going full frontal again in the new issue of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

“Is Sex With An Unconscious Person Always Rape?” Utah Lawmakers Wonder

At the center of any discussion about rape is the issue of consent. Did both (or more) parties involved consent to having sex? Was consent given under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Could both people actually give consent or was their ability impaired because of drugs, or alcohol, or, you know,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

Kanye, Kim & The Whole Kardashian Family Get Behind Bruce Jenner’s Transition

How did Bruce Jenner’s family react to the new that the Olympian is transgender and going to live life as a woman? Apparently everyone was pretty quick to be supportive, which is great news. [People]
At least 23 people are dead in that TransAsia airplane crash in Taiwan. So sad. [People]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

Channing Tatum’s Crotch Is Front And Center In New “Magic Mike XXL” Poster

Jesus Christ, July 1 cannot get here soon enough. I am getting thirsty just thinking about Channing Tatum trying to out-“Pony” himself. (Rewatch after the jump!) [Twitter/Channing Tatum]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Adele Barber Bit Off Part Of A Sexual Attacker’s Tongue For DNA Evidence

When Adele Barber was sexually assaulted on her way home from the doctor’s office one evening, she, despite her understandable terror, thought fast. In an interview with ITV, Barber, of Dunstable, England, said, “As soon as he pushed me up against the fence he tried to kiss me and forced his tongue into my mouth.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 5! Crazy Widows, Grooming Habits & A Bonus GIF!)

Reminder: Every Monday, I livetweet a new, exhaustingly long episode of “The Bachelor” on my personal Twitter (@xoamelia), giving a detailed, hilarious, wine-and-weed-influenced critique of “Prince Farming” (oh go fuck yourself with that nickname, Chris Harrison) and his search for a woman willing to move to a post-apocalyptic hell tundra Iowa. And then every Tuesday,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015

Robin Williams’s Widow & Children Spar Over His Estate

Robin Williams’ third wife is fighting with his children over assets from his estate. Williams’ will left one of his properties to his wife and the other to his children, as well as collectibles and memorabilia, but his wife is contesting what those words actually entail. At issue are what she calls “personal knick-knacks,”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015

Family Says Bobbi Kristina Brown Is “Fighting For Her Life”

The Houston family says that Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was found facedown in her bathtub this weekend and had to be revived, is “fighting for her life.” [People]
Bruce Jenner is reportedly in the final stages of solidifying an interview with Diane Sawyer to discuss her transition to live as a woman. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2015

Helen Mirren Rides The NYC Subway Like A Dame

You never know what or who you might see when riding the subway in New York City, but a recent episode of “Broad City” did a good job depicting just some of the bizarre and smelly possibilities. However, not every outing on public transpo has to be so bleak — in addition to a steaming…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2015

Christian Grey Stocks His BDSM Kit In New “Fifty Shades” Scene

I am the only person on staff at The Frisky who actually kind of sort of cares about seeing “Fifty Shades of Grey,” despite the incredible likelihood that it will be a total piece of shit considering the book series upon which it was based was born out of “Twilight” fanfic. What can I say,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Alive But Doctors Fear That She Went Without Oxygen For Too Long

Reports on the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was found face down in a bathtub this weekend, are mixed. TMZ says that the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is on a ventilator and that her brain functions are “significantly diminished”; Us Weekly says she is in a medically-induced coma; and People

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive In Bathtub

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at a home in the Roswell subsection of Atlanta, GA. She was found by her husband, Nick Gordon (they married in early 2014) and a friend, who immediately started CPR. She was taken to a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2015

Bruce Jenner Is “Transitioning To A Woman,” People Magazine Confirms With Source

People has confirmed with a Jenner family source that Bruce Jenner is definitely “transitioning to a woman,” explaining her slowly evolving appearance over the last year or so as being purposeful so that her family — including six biological children — could adapt. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2015

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