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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People Horrified By The Death Of Cecil The Lion Are Leaving Scathing Yelp Reviews For Hunter’s Dental Practice

Yesterday, I wrote about the death of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, who was killed earlier this month after being lured off protected land and then shot with a bow and arrow by a Minnesota dentist and big game hunting enthusiast named Walter Palmer. Cecil was gravely injured but not killed by the shot, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2015

Cecil, Zimbabwe’s Beloved Lion, Was Killed By A Minnesota Dentist

Earlier this month, animal lovers were heartbroken to learn that Cecil, a famous and beloved lion living in a protected area in Zimbabwe, had been killed under potentially unlawful circumstances. The gorgeous 13-year-old beast was believed to have been lured from his protected land and killed by big game hunters who get their rocks off…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2015

Shia LaBeouf Caught On Camera Having Nearly Violent Fight With Girlfriend

Yeesh, Shia, get thee to anger management ASAP.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

Missed Connection: Mysterious Misandrist Wearing This Amazing “Dry Pussy” T-Shirt On The A Train

Yesterday, a friend of mine hopped on the A train subway at 59th Street in Manhattan alongside this mysterious strap-hanger, who dazzled with her stunning Sunday attire. Just in case you are optically challenged, allow me to make sure the words across her chest are clear:
YOUR FACE MAKES MY PUSSY DRY!
My pal say…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

Ralkina Jones, 37, Dies In Cleveland Jail Cell

Yesterday, a 37-year-old woman named Ralkina Jones, from Cleveland, Ohio, died in her jail cell, two days after she was arrested for an altercation with her husband at his place of employment. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has not established a cause of death, and an autopsy is scheduled for today. There’s currently no…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Asks: Could Sandra Bland Have Attacked Cop With Her Cigarette?!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former “Survivor” castaway, idiot sidekick on “The View,” and current “Fox & Friends” host, is not exactly known for her brains. What she is definitely known for is scraping the bottom of the barrel for any and all possible, not necessarily plausible, excuses for why cops unlawfully arrest and/or kill unarmed people of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

“I Am Cait” Focuses On Compassion And Education, Not Drama

A few things were made abundantly clear on last night’s premiere episode of “I Am Cait,” Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality show on E!. While perhaps technically a spinoff, “I Am Cait” is a far more serious and hopefully less scripted reality show than the wildly popular “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” But despite the show&#8217…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

RIP: Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died At Age 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, passed away yesterday, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in Roswell. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” her family said in a statement. “She…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

35 Of Bill Cosby’s Victims Are Photographed And Interviewed For Incredible New York Cover Story

In a stunning piece of journalism, New York magazine photographed and interviewed 35 of the 46 women who allege that Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them, their images assembled into this sobering cover image. Noreen Malone spoke with all 35 women, who each shared their own personal Cosby story, many of them for the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

“Big Brother” Says Goodbye (For Now?) To Audrey Middleton, The Show’s First Transgender Houseguest

On last night’s live episode of “Big Brother,” Audrey Middleton, the reality show’s first transgender houseguest, was evicted from the house, as had been expected. Prior to the live vote, CBS aired a segment about Audrey’s experience coming out publicly for the first time, and right away, to her fellow houseguests, featuring interviews with Audrey&#8217…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2015

Gunman, Identified As John Russell Houser, Kills 3, Injures 9, In Latest Mass Shooting

Last night, at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, an older white male, now identified as John Russell Houser, 58, opened fire during a showing of “Trainwreck,” killing two people and injuring nine others. In total, Houser fired 15 shots, left the theater briefly before reportedly being forced back inside by responding officers, and turning…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2015

Texas Authorities Are Seriously Trying To Imply Marijuana May Have Contributed To Sandra Bland’s Alleged “Suicide”

Let me just start this post off by saying FUCK YOU to CNN and MSNBC, two news networks that chose to cut away from today’s press conference on the pathological findings and initial autopsy results in the death of Sandra Bland in favor of covering the latest stop on Donald Trump’s Presidential Horseshit Traveling Circus.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2015

Some Thoughts On Lifetime’s Casting For Their “Unauthorized” “Beverly Hills, 90210″ & “Melrose Place” TV Movies

I would not have been surprised if a used popsicle stick topped with discarded Barbie hair had been cast as Donna Martin. But it’s not that bad!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2015

Bear Celebrates Hump Day By Eating A Bag Of Dog Food & Napping In The Sun

It’s only Wednesday, my laptop keeps overheating and burning my thighs, which are bare because it’s summer and the weather is glorious outside, AND I just found a gigantic long-legged centipede hanging out on my kitchen wall. Needless to say, I really wish I could just BE this bear right now, and chow down o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2015

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Has Been Doctored

Last night, following the press conference in which authorities confirmed that Sandra Bland’s death is being investigated as a homicide, dash cam video of the traffic stop and arrest was released to the public. The video proved that the arresting officer, Brian Encinia, violated protocol, used excessive force and that Bland should have never bee…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2015

The Slut-Shaming “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe Endured Is What Women Online Deal With Every Day

As per usual, the penultimate episode of this season of “The Bachelorette,” which aired last night, had Kaitlyn Bristowe coming face-to-face with the suitors she sent packing over the course of the season. But it also had her sitting across from host Chris Harrison as he read a series of hateful, slut-shaming tweets (watch above) that had…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: “‘You Can Go Fuck Yourself”

Last night on “The Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore went innnnnn on Bill Cosby for admitting in his 2005 deposition to giving women Quaaludes before “having sex” (aka RAPING) them. Wilmore also showed a clip from a 1969 comedy routine in which Cosby talks about slipping women the “Spanish fly” aphrodisiac, as well as a clip from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

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