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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Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

John Oliver On Trans Rights: “It’s Genuinely Crucial We Get This Right”

Gay marriage may now be legal on a national level, thanks to those activists who brought the issue all the way to the Supreme Court, but discrimination is hardly obsolete in the US of A, especially for an estimated 700,000 transgender Americans. On last night’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver had some choice words for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Meet Audrey Middleton, “Big Brother”‘s First Transgender Houseguest

Last night was the premiere of my absolute favorite guilty pleasure, “Big Brother.” While I’ve watched every season of the show, the last two summers I made the leap and subscribed to the show’s live feeds, which give you basically 24/7 access to what’s actually happening in the “Big Brother” house, where TK houseguests are locked inside with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2015

Of Course You Want To Watch Countess LuAnn Perform Her New Single, “Girl Code”

It’s no “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” but it’s better than “Tardy for the Party.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2015

Abbi Jacobson Is A Big Fan Of “Broad City”‘s Pegging Episode

The episode managed to be totally laugh-out-loud hysterical without making the desire to be pegged the, uh, butt of the joke.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2015

Channing Tatum Acts Out Imaginary Scenes From “Magic Mike” — Written By Kids

“Magic Mike” (and its sequel “Magic Mike XXL”) is decidedly a movie for horny adults and not children, but the title is a little misleading. So, what happens if you ask a bunch of kids to write scenes for the movie based on the title alone? A lot of pumping, weirdly. But not the dirty kind. Watch above!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2015

Sean “Diddy” Combs Assaulted Someone With A Kettleball

Prepare to pay a lot of Benjamins, baby.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2015

“The Bachelorette” Tries — And Fails! — To Slut-Shame Kaitlyn Bristowe

Since the beginning of the season, ABC has been hyping THE MOST SCANDALOUS episode of “The Bachelorette” EVER, in which Kaitlyn Bristowe has sex with one of her male suitors and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. The previews showed Kaitlyn sobbing about making a terrible mistake, the implication being that her decision to have sex with one of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2015

Ava DuVernay Will Direct Marvel’s “Black Panther”

How long before people start complaining that a man wasn’t hired?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Why Is Ryan Gosling Such A Hardcore Chicken Activist?

Regular readers of The Frisky are well aware of two indisputable facts about yours truly: I am a diehard Ryan Gosling fangirl, and I am terrified of birds. When Robyn sent me the link to a story about Ryan Gosling’s passionate open letter to the CEO of Costco, urging the company to go cage-free for their eggs,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift Convinces Apple To Pay Artists During Streaming Service Trial

What Taylor wants, Taylor gets. Yesterday, we told you about how Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple after learning that the company’s new streaming service would not be paying artists and producers for their work during the three-month trial, calling it “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.” Well,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Are Expecting A Baby Boy

Happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads, father figures, grandfathers and single mothers doing double duty! Yesterday, Kim Kardashian celebrated the holiday with a sweet Instagram tribute to daughter North’s dad, Kanye West — and announced that the the second child they’re expecting is a boy, illustrating their little nuclear family with emoji. (Apparently, no…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

“Magic Mike XXXL” Is The Porn Parody You Knew Was, Um, Coming

Less than a month remains until the most important movie of the summer — nay, THE YEAR — opens in theaters,  and women across the country scream like cats in heat while watching Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello grind their barely clad pelvises in “Magic Mike XXL.” But if the bare chests and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2015

Watch The First Promo For Ice-T And Coco’s New Talk Show

Rapper/actor Ice-T and his model wife Coco, who star on VH1’s “Ice Loves Coco,” are among my favorite reality TV couples (Jenny McCarthy and Donny Wahlberg are another), so I’m tentatively psyched about their new talk show.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2015

15 Photos Of Mads Mikkelsen SeXXXing You With His Eyes

Photos are presented without comment, as talking gets in the way of masturbating to Mads Mikkelsen’s sexy stare.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2015

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