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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Unretouched Beyonce Photos Leak Online, Beyhive Freaks The Hell Out

The Beyhive will not allow unretouched photos of their queen to be posted without consequences!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

On Jessica Williams, “Imposter Syndrome,” Leaning In & Why It’s Okay To Say “That’s Not For Me”

Over the last seven-and-a-half years, I've told The Frisky's "origin story" more times than I can count, and almost always in the same way, whether I'm talking to our company's new CEO, sitting in on an ad sales presentation or chit-chatting at a cocktail party. Since I'm the site's founding editor-in-chief, that script usually include…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

Kristen Bell Wants Your Hands Off Her Kids If You Don’t Vaccinate

Bless Kristen Bell for being one of the sanest people in Hollywood. She is publicly speaking out in favor of getting your kids vaccinated, saying she won't let friends hold her baby unless they too have vaccinated their children. Guess that means Kristin Cavallari won't be invited to any of Lincoln's birthday parties... […
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 7! A Final Four “Bachelor” Baby!)

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2015

Lady Gaga And Taylor Kinney Are Engaged!

Lady Gaga is officially engaged to Taylor Kinney, who put a heart-shaped ring on the pop star's finger. I thought they were engaged already? Whatever -- these two are adorable. [Us Weekly] Leeza Gibbons is the latest winner of "Celebrity Apprentice." She beat out Geraldo, thank god. [People] An unretouched photo of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2015

When Amber Rose & The Kardashians Fight Over Who Is The Biggest Whore, No One Wins

Sigh. Hereeeee we go again. Amber Rose and the Kardashians -- well, more specifically Khloe Kardashian -- got into it on social media this weekend, the latest battle in a long war between Kanye West's former girlfriend and his now-in-laws. This time, Amber and Khloe were sparring over something Amber said in a recent radio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2015

Happy Presidents Day, Here Is A Pic Of Justin Bieber’s Penis

NSFW version here. So is this a legit photo of Justin Bieber's commander-in-chief? Dude, I don't know, all dicks kinda look alike to me, but AJ Daulerio over at Ratter seems pretty familiar and convinced of its authenticity. Get the full scoop on Justin's alleged dong at the link.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 16, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Was In A Car Wreck Just Days Before She Was Found Unresponsive

According to Roswell police, Bobbi Kristina Brown was in a car wreck just four days before she was found unresponsive at her home. On January 27, Bobbi Kris lost control of her Jeep Liberty, crossing multiple lanes into oncoming traffic and hitting another car. Both she and the other driver sustained injuries. Four days later,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2015

David Carr, Beloved NY Times Media Critic, Dies Suddenly At Age 58

Last night, journalism lost one of its very best when New York Times media critic David Carr collapsed in the newsroom and passed away, just hours after he moderated a panel discussion about the film “Citizenfour” alongside Edward Snowden. The Times' executive editor Dean Baquet wrote in an email to the staff, “He was our…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2015

Would Kanye Respect This Beckyoncé Mashup As True Artistry?

Some clever baby genius going by the name Beckyoncé Knowles-Hansen has posted this kind of amazing mashup of Bey's "Single Ladies" with Beck's "Loser" on Soundcloud. Called "Single Lose (Put A Beck On It)," the two tracks actually go together quite well, with Beck giving Bey some slacker edge while she adds a little hip-popping…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2015

The Hot Dudes Reading Instagram Makes It Clear I Need To Pay More Attention On Public Transpo

Here are a handful of thoughts that went through my head as I was scrolling through the new Hot Dudes Reading Instagram account last night: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, where have I been? These dudes are actually hot. Normal hot, but hot. I expected this to be just a bunch of photos of dudes reading, and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2015

High There Is Tinder For Potheads

Dating is hard enough, but imagine being a marijuana smoker trying to find love in a country that still, by and large, criminalizes their favorite herbal remedy. All you want is to find a like-toking pothead with a Volcano and a dealer on speed dial, but alas, your OKCupid matches are hit-or-miss. That seemingly cool…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

I Was Blessed By LeVar Burton

Remember when, a few months ago, LeVar Burton -- best known as an actor for his roles in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the iconic PBS children's show, "Reading Rainbow"? The goal was to raise $1 million over the course of 30 days,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

Sob! Jon Stewart Is Leaving “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart has broken all our hearts by announcing he will be leaving "The Daily Show" later this year, while Comedy Central hinted that the show would continue without him. But but but but but Jon NOOOOOOOO. [AV Club] NBC has suspended Brian Williams without pay for six months, following his admission that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

The Muslim College Students Murdered In Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged in the deaths of three college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina yesterday evening, in what many see as a hate crime, because all three victims were Muslim. Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill, Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, were found dead at an apartment complex shortly…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 6! Chris Is A Terrible Boyfriend)

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 the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2015

TMZ Reports That Bobbi Kristina Brown Will Be Taken Off Life Support On The Anniversary Of Whitney Houston’s Death

TMZ is reporting that the Houston and Brown families are planning on taking Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support tomorrow, the same day as her mother Whitney Houston's passing. [TMZ] But People says that Bobbi Kristina's loved ones have not given up hope that she will wake up and are still praying for…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2015

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 us.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2015

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