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Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

  • Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor of gay marriage, thereby making it a constitutional right. Fingers crossed! [NY Times]
  • Miami police were caught using the mugshots of Black people for target practice. [Death and Taxes] Keep reading »

Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For “Obvious Child”

Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For "Obvious Child"
"Activism and creative expression can go together."

I am so proud to be in a movie that is joyful and thoughtful and depicts a modern and authentic experience of unplanned pregnancy…Gillian Robespierre and Elizabeth Holm, who wrote this movie, assert that even while we’re fighting for our rights we can do so creatively. Activism and creative expression can go together.

Jenny Slate is one of those celebrities that I want to either be BFFs with or wear as a skin suit, it’s kind of hard to tell. I think she’s hilarious and uniquely beautiful and cool and nice-seemingly, and she made one of my favorite movies last year, “Obvious Child.” Last night, Jenny — we’re on a first name basis — won Best Actress in a Comedy at the Critics Choice Awards for her work in the film, which is about how a twentysomething woman handles an unexpected pregnancy. While on stage, Jenny took the opportunity to emphasize that the film is a form of pro-choice activism. Love it. [Jezebel]

Aww! Watch John Krasinski Crash Emily Blunt’s Critics Choice Award Speech

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Aww! Watch John Krasinski Crash Emily Blunt's Critics Choice Award Speech
These Two Are Too Cute
  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are seriously up there on my list of cutest couples in Hollywood. [Pop Sugar]
  • Taylor Swift basically peer pressured her teenage bestie Lorde to drink alcohol at a Golden Globes party. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • Idina Menzel will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. [People]
  • Tiffani Thiessen — who will forever be Valerie Malone/Kelly Kapowski to m — is expecting her second child. [People] Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus: “A Masturbate A Day Keeps The Haters Away”

Miley Cyrus: "A Masturbate A Day Keeps The Haters Away"

Unfortunately, I think Dr. Miley Cyrus, M.D. might be wrong about this particular alleged side effect of daily masturbation, but I still agree with her overall prescription. Masturbate regularly, if only because it’s fun. [Instagram]

The Dudes Of Sweet Valley High, Ranked

The Dudes Of Sweet Valley High, Ranked

Somehow we stumbled on the topic of the Sweet Valley High series in Frisky group chat this week and I found myself arguing the merits of various characters from the series. I’ve read most of the books multiple times and used to collect them — I was forced to give up about 20 of them during a major move about eight years ago and it’s among the greatest regrets of my life — so I consider myself a little bit of a Sweet Valley expert. Oh fuck it, I thought. I’ll just rank them. I started with the dudes, ranking them based on a mixture of how attractive they were as drawn with colored pencil on their relevant book covers, how interesting their little micro dramas were and various other criteria, like whether I would hit it… Keep reading »

Last Night On “Empire,” A Woman Wore A Blow Job Bib

Last Night On "Empire," A Woman Wore A Blow Job Bib

Do you watch “Empire,” that new show on FOX starring Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and, uh, Courtney Love? I don’t, but I might have to start, because on last night’s episode, one of the characters donned A BLOW JOB BIB, something I am ashamed to say I did not know existed until now. Not actually sold in stores — YET! — a blow job bib is fashioned out of a some sort of absorbent piece of fabric like terry cloth that is then tied around the neck to protect from, um, spillage during clothed blow jobs. I guess it comes in pretty handy if you’re not the swallowing type. I’m just so delighted this was introduced on network TV. We’ve come — hehehehe — far! [NYMag.com] [Image via NYMag.com]

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