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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“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

Did Kim Kardashian Hire A Personal Trainer For North West?

It’s never too early to instill body image issues in your toddler, guys.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Traffic Stop Shows She Was Arrested After State Trooper Told Her To Put Out Her Cigarette

It has been a week since Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the Houston area, was found dead in her jail cell. Her death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, but her family and friends dispute that and have requested their own independent autopsy be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Love Is Dead Part 784: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Are Getting Divorced

The bad news: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, country music’s second most adorable living couple after Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (country music’s most adorable dead couple is, of course, Johnny Cash and June Carter), are splitting up. The good news: there are sure to be some killer heartbreaking ballads in our future. The couple,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby admits to a long history of what he considers “philandering” and “womanizing,” including in cases where he gave women drugs (consensually and with their knowledge,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Donald Trump Disses “War Hero” John McCain: “I Like People Who Weren’t Captured”

Last night, I saw a CNN poll that indicated that Donald Trump is currently in the lead with Republican voters for the nomination for President. It’s really easy to laugh at Trump — dude is a an ass clown, the personification of a fart joke with toupee. This week, Huffington Post even declared that they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2015

What Happened To Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland, 28, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation last Friday in Waller County, Texas, and then arrested and booked for assault on a police officer. On Monday morning, she was found dead in her cell, with police claiming she committed suicide. Her family and friends call bullshit.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2015

Amy Schumer Channels Slave Leia For GQ

Plus, Ben Affleck has moved on to Stage 2 of his Very Obvious And Typical Mid-Life Crisis.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

President Obama On Bill Cosby: “Any Civilized Country Should Have No Tolerance For Rape”

Speaking at a press conference today, President Barack Obama all but condemned comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women across four decades. While he did not outright say, “Bill Cosby is a rapist” guilty of the crimes he’s been accused of, Obama did have harsh words regarding Cosby’s admission that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

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