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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Amy Poehler & Nick Kroll Have Broken Up After Two Years

Plus, Rob Kardashian is texting with Chris Brown’s ex, Scott Disick is still being a douchelord and the Pirelli calendar gets a feminist makeover. …

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2015

Stephen Colbert Was Kinda Disappointingly Gentle With Donald Trump

After much hype, Donald Trump finally sat down on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” couch for an interview last night — and the results were surprisingly cordial. Aside from asking Trump for his current stance on President Obama’s citizenship — Trump still won’t admit that he was wrong or apologize, instead responding that he “doesn’t talk about that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2015

Watch Stephen Colbert Debate Ted Cruz On Gay Marriage

Plus, January Jones discards another boyfriend and Amy Schumer clarifies her BFF-ship with Jennifer Lawrence.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2015

Watch Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale & Steve Carell In The Trailer For “The Big Short”

This Christmas, watch the true tale of the four random financial outsider dudes who predicted the collapse of the global economy — because banks are evil and short-sighted and greedy — and decided to … oh who cares, brunette Ryan Gosling, bearded Brad Pitt, barefoot Christian Bale and blonde Steve Carell are all in it!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2015

Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams Covering Taylor Swift (But In The Style Of The Velvet Underground)

Theory: The more degrees away from Taylor Swift, the better Taylor Swift’s music sounds.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2015

WTF Am I Looking At?

Please, take a look at the photo above. Study it. Squint your eyes if you have to and consider the possibilities. What do you think you are looking at?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2015

Soap Opera Actress Nancy Lee Grahn Whines About Viola Davis’s Emmy Speech Not Including “All” Women

Last night’s Emmy Awards were shockingly entertaining and exciting, and the acceptance speeches were the absolute highlight, each one better than the next. From Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor’s advocacy for trans rights, to Uzo Aduba’s moving tribute to her sister, to Regina King’s shock  at winning after years of slaying part after part, it was a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2015

Emmy Awards 2015: All Red Carpet Arrivals!

It’s the 2015 Emmy Awards! This gallery will be updating all evening with the red carpet arrivals, so you can see which stars are wearing something beautiful and which are wearing something you’d never be caught dead in, if designers were loaning you couture for an evening.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 20, 2015

Got $600 To Spare? You Should Totally By This Vagina Couch

I know. The thought of owning a couch shaped like a vagina made me scoff too. I am proud to possess a pussy, or whatever, but I’m not one of those feminists who wants to decorate my home in vaginal art work (unless of course it’s an original Georgia O’Keefe painting). However, I am a total…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

Lady Gaga’s Video For “Til It Happens To You” Draws Attention To Campus Sexual Assault

Lady Gaga’s new difficult to watch video for “Til It Happens To You” features a series of scenes in which women endure sexual abuse and violence set in common college settings — and a portion of the proceeds for the song will benefit organizations supporting sexual assault survivors. The song — a collaboration with Diane…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

Steve Rannazzisi Dropped By Buffalo Wild Wings Following 9/11 Confession

Plus, Chris Brown is a “person of interest” in a sexual assault case, and Gavin Rossdale is desperate to win back Gwen.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

Trump Supporter Calls For “Getting Rid” Of Muslims, The Donald Just Nods His Head

Color me utterly unsurprised that a supporter of Donald Trump — who made headlines as the chief celebrity birther — thinks President Obama is a Muslim, that Muslims are this country’s “biggest problem” and that the United States needs to “get rid of them.” And I am also not at all shocked that Trump did…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

#TBT: The Time A Drunk, Handsy Letter U Groped Smokey Robinson On “Sesame Street”

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” is maybe my most favorite song of all time. It so perfectly captures the heartbreaking frustration of loving someone who is so, so bad for you, who can’t give you what you deserve, and doesn’t deserve what you have to give.
I wa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2015

Cincher’s Waist-Trainer: Great Women Begin Where Their Ability To Breathe Comfortably Ends

When I stepped out to grab lunch earlier, I popped into Ricky’s, a well-known local beauty supply chain with a store below our office, and noticed a display of Cincher’s waist-training corsets. Waist-training disturbs me, as does its ubiquity and celebration within certain celeb sects — what’s next, Kim Kardashian gets into foot-binding? — but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Ahmed Mohamed Get Invited To Tour MIT

I love kids, but as a former teen who ran home from school to work on her “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fanfic novel, I have a special place in my heart for the sweet, nerdy ones. It does not matter how intelligent Ahmed Mohamed actually is, the unlawful interrogation and unjustified arrest he endured on Monday should not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2015

Hero: Woman Answers Final “Jeopardy” Clue With “Turd Ferguson”

If by chance you make it on “Jeopardy” as a contestant, and you don’t know the answer to the Final Jeopardy clue, the only thing to do, besides lament your loss, is to force the ever-wooden Alex Trebek to say something ridiculous. And that’s exactly what this woman did. Burt Reynolds would be proud. [Vulture]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2015

Clock-Making Student Ahmed Mohamed Invited To The White House By POTUS Himself

Man, Ahmed Mohamed sure is having a wild week. On Monday, the Texas ninth grader was interrogated and then arrested for building an electronic clock from scratch that his dumbfuck teachers, the principal and the police decided resembled a bomb. A lot has happened since our post about this situation this morning, so I’ve put together…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

It Happened In Florida: Alleged University Library Foot-Sniffer Arrested!

Good news! Police have arrested the man they say has been sniffing women’s feet without their permission at Florida International University’s campus library. Eddy Juan, 52, allegedly was busted — on camera, too! — crawling around the library and under tables, taking big ol’ whiffs of lady toe jam and foot sweat. Juan is a registered sex offender, having been charged with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

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