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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Beverly Johnson In Vanity Fair: “Bill Cosby Drugged Me”

I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Ariana Grande’s Latest Diva Demand Is To Be “Carried Around Like A Baby”

I am prettttttty obsessed with this rumor that Ariana Grande demands to be carried around like a baby when her feet are too tired from walking. [Dlisted] The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning and some of the nominations were kind of surprising. I'm mostly just psyched that Jeffrey Tambor and "Transparent"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts From Artisans I Found Through Instagram

Instagram is of course awesome for documenting your daily life in photographs, and following the happenings of your friends and loved ones. But I actually follow a whole big list of total strangers on Instagram, many of whom are artsy craftsy types who make beautiful handmade home decor, accessories, jewelry, etc. There's a whole interconnected…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Yo, Facebook, Please Stop Suggesting I Friend A Bunch Of Random Dudes I Don’t Want To See Again

The other day I noticed something kind of strange about the "People You Might Know" list on my Facebook account. In addition to the usual array of strangers or acquaintances with whom I share mutual friends and thus "might know," Facebook was suddenly suggesting some new faces with whom I shared no mutual friends. A…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Kim Kardashian Blames Pregnancy Weight Gain On God

Kim Kardashian, whose sense of self-importance is unparalleled, told Elle UK that her pregnancy weight gain was a lesson from God. She told the mag: "I'd think God was doing this for a reason. He was saying: "Kim, you think you're so hot, but look what I can do to you.' My body just went…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Lena Dunham: “Why I Chose To Speak Out” About College Rape

Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me. Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun. I did not wish to be contacted by him or to open a criminal investigation. I am in a loving and peaceful place in my life and I am not…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Lena Dunham’s Publisher To “Tweak” Book Passage About College Rape

In her debut memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, there's a scene in which Lena Dunham describes being raped by a fellow classmate when she was attending Oberlin College. The man is named "Barry" in the book and he's described as the "campus's resident conservative" who wore purple cowboy pants and worked at the library.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Science ‘N’ Stuff: 10 Very Important & No Doubt Stupid Questions I Have About Our Mirror Universe

Are you ready for your minds to be BLOWN? Via PBS and Scientific American, a new theory contends that when the Big Bang occurred and the universe expanded, it did so in two directions not just one, creating a mirror universe on the other side of the Big Bang. Except instead…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Person Who Can’t Leave The House Without Consulting Their Horoscope

We all have one -- someone in our lives who can't meet someone new without asking their sign (and their rising sign and their moon sign, too, would be helpful!) or whose most clever retort during an argument is to say, "Ugh, you're being such a stubborn Taurus right now." I am that person i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Jay Z Outfits LeBron James & New Jersey Nets Players In “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

Awesome. The NBA players are the latest professional athletes to show their support for the family of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by a police officer. (Side note: I can't get over how weeeeeeee Jay looks next to these huge basketball players.) [Vanity Fair] Kate Hudson has called off her engagement…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Send Food Trucks To Feed Protestors

Ahh, here's a reason to maintain our faith in humanity -- John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen had food trucks deliver food to protestors marching in support of #BlackLivesMatter in NYC this weekend. Awesome! [Raw Story] Reggie Bush and other NFL players wore shirts with "I CAN'T BREATHE" written on them, in tribute…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of "Jackie," the woman featured in Rolling Stone's controversial UVA rape article. On Friday,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

Strange Fruit PR To Pick New Name After Being Told (Again) That Their Current One Refers To The Bodies Of Lynched Black People

Google the term "Strange Fruit" and the first result is the Wikipedia page for the infamous Billie Holiday song, originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, about the lynching of Black Americans. "Strange fruit" literally refers to Black bodies hanging from trees. This is a fact that seemingly went over the head…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2014

Weekend Worksheet: See “Wild,” Listen To VÉRITÉ & Roast Some Parsnips

Got some free time this weekend? Here are some suggestions for how to spend it...
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2014

Oh Noes, Someone Defaced Bill Cosby’s Star On The Walk Of Fame

It's a little hard to read, but it says "RAPIST." Luckily for Cosby, the folks who take care of the Walk of Fame have surely cleaned the graffiti off his star by now. The entertainer's career and reputation, however, remain forever sullied by over 20 allegations of sexual assault and rape.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2014

LeAnn Rimes “Saddened By The Negativity” Of People Protesting

Awww, poor LeAnn Rimes. The singer was, like, super bummed out that all the people protesting the non-indictment of the cop who murdered Eric Garner totally disrupted her performance at Rockefeller Center's tree-lighting ceremony. STFU PLEASE. [Dlisted] The Grammy Award nominees were announced this morning and they are as predictable as ever. […
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2014

Make Your Own Menstrual Mashup!

I got my first period when I was 12, right before I turned 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2014

#AliveWhileBlack Is Essential Reading If You Give A Crap About Police Brutality

Yesterday, a grand jury decided not to indict Staten Island NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner, despite the fact that the death was ruled a homicide and the entire incident was caught on tape. (His final words: "I can't breathe," gasped over and over.) The outrage over thi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2014

Obsessed: Synth-Pop Chanteuse VÉRITÉ

I was just scrolling through my iTunes music and noticed that in the last year or so, many of the albums I've added to my collection are from female singers, songwriters and bands. (And I'm not talking Pop 40 either, though y'all know Beyonce and Taylor Swift are also on repeat.) BANKS, Betty Who, Jenny…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2014

Definitive Proof That Television Will Never See An Ass Like Jax Teller’s Again

If you think this is going to be anything more than a post full of Charlie Hunnam ass GIFs, you'll be disappointed. As for the rest of you? Bookmark this post because as of next week, when "Sons Of Anarchy"'s final episode airs, TV's best looking backside will be gone for good. Never forget!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2014

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