Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Quotable: Jessica Simpson Didn’t Want Us To Know That

“I don’t want people to know how I am in bed!”

– Jessica Simpson to Oprah on this Friday’s episode, about John Mayer’s claim that she was “sexual napalm.” Don’t worry, Jess, I didn’t believe it anyway. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Talk About Bad Aim

One of the best things about having mouthy friends who are in long-term relationships is that they tend to spill the beans about super-secret man tendencies that we single chicks miss out on. Like this fun tidbit I learned this weekend from a married friend of mine. She says that when her husband comes home drunk, she has to badger and force him into peeing before going to bed — otherwise, he’s been known to get up in the middle of the night, walk down the hall, and pee in the closet. Keep reading »

9 Off-Screen Couples Who Played Lovahs On Screen

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In huge Johnny Depp news, he and his common-law wife of 12 years, Vanessa Paradis, will finally star together in the new movie “My American Lover.” Depp says of their first project together, “Vanessa plays the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir and I play her lover Nelson Algren who is real macho.” Simone de Beauvoir was famous for her treatise The Second Sex about 20th century feminism and women’s oppression. She was also famous for having an open relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre. Nelson Algren and Simone traveled through Latin America together in 1949. [Zimbio]

I can hardly control my excitement. I’m kvelling. It’s tantalizing to watch movies where the actors are in the process of falling in love on screen, but it’s more interesting to see long-time lovers act like they’re falling again! Here are a few of our favorite examples from movies past.

The “Jersey Shore” Goes To The Oscars, Kind Of


In anticipation for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, “Lopez Tonight” had the “Jersey Shore” cast perform guido versions of scenes from some of the Best Picture nominees, including “The Hurt Locker” (above) and “Inglourious Basterds.” Hy-sterical. I can’t wait to see Snooki go blue in “Avatar.” [TBS] Keep reading »

Quick Tip Of The Day: Chop Red Chilis Without Setting Your Skin And Orifices On Fire

Last night, in anticipation of “The Bachelor” season finale, I decided to make up a chili recipe! The Twitter feed above details what happened as a result of chopping red chilis without gloves. That’s Tip #1a: Wear gloves. But if you are a moron like me and you don’t wear gloves, I learned a couple handy tricks for getting the chili oil off your hands — soap and water does not work — and alleviating the sting of chili burn. To get chili oil off your hands, rinse them in olive oil — apparently, chili oil dissolves in fat. To relieve the sting, rub a little lemon juice anywhere you’re burning (except, duh, your eyes). I wish I could say I was happy to be the guinea pig for this quick tip. Keep reading »

The Dead Man’s Bones Documentary Makes Me Tingle


I just love starting off my day with a serious Ryan Gosling-induced girl boner. Pitchfork.com has a portion of a documentary about Gosling’s super awesome creepster doo-wop band, Dead Man’s Bones, in which my lover conducts a children’s chorus in rehearsal and on stage. While plenty of actors turned rock stars SUCK, I can say with unbiased appreciation that Dead Man’s Bones RULES super hard. Keep reading »

“Dancing With The Stars” Season 10 Cast Announced!

And it features a who’s who of the most tabloid-y celebs EVER! Last night, towards the tail end of “The Bachelor” season finale (refer to the liveblog if you want the play-by-play), Tom Bergeron and former “Bachelor”/”DWTS” contestant Melissa Rycroft announced who would be shimmying when the show returns Mar. 22. Kate Gosselin! Pamela Anderson! That ESPN sportscaster who got peeped on in the nude (Erin Andrews)! That old guy from NASA (Buzz Aldrin)! Some football meathead with numbers in Spanish as his last name (Chad Ochocinco)! Plus, Evan Lysacek, Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh, y’all!), Niecy Nash, Nicole Scherzinger (from the Pussycat Dolls), Aiden Turner (some hot soap star), and, the final BIG ANNOUNCEMENT of the evening, “The Bachelor”‘s own Jake Pavelka. Seriously, I loathe “DWTS,” but even I may watch this season to see Pamela pop out of one of her costumes, Vienna sitting front row, and what they do to glam up Kate Gosselin’s hair. My early favorite to win? Evan Lysacek obviously. [EW] Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelor” Finale March 1st 2010

Sweet mother of Vienna Sausages, tonight’s finally “The Bachelor” finale and “After the Final Rose” special! Who will win Jake Pavelka’s eternal affection and possibly an engagement ring? Will it be Sugar (Almost-Virginal Disney Princess Tenley) or Spice (Bank Account Draining Vienna)? Oh c’mon, I think we all know it will be a HUGE shocker if Vienna doesn’t win, so personally, I’m eagerly anticipating HOUR THREE of this insanity fest, when Jake and his two final rose candidates will tell all to Chris Harrison. Are Jake and his pick still together? Is Vienna as big a skank as the tabloids have made her out to be? Will Tenley do an interpretive dance to express her feelings? And will Ali make a surprise appearance? Find out, starting tonight at 8 pm EST — I’m making chili for the event. Having gas just seems sort of appropriate. Keep reading »

Study Says Men Less Bummed About An Unplanned Pregnancy Than Women

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy recently conducted a survey of thousands of young Americans, aged 18 to 29, about their thoughts and perceptions about pregnancy, including how they would feel about an unplanned pregnancy. Of the men surveyed, 43 percent said they would be “very pleased” or “a little pleased” by the news of a surprise bun in the oven, while only 20 percent of women said the same. My response to this disparity? DUH. While we often think of women as the ones who so so so badly want to have babies (um, like I do), we’re also the ones whose bodies and, well, lives are far more impacted by a pregnancy, especially one that is unplanned. We have to wrestle with deciding whether to carry the baby to term, have an abortion, or give the child up for adoption; our bodies go through massive hormonal changes, etc. While I’m surprised that such a large percentage of men felt so positively about knocking someone up on accident, I am not the slightest bit shocked that women aren’t too stoked on suddenly have a surprise fetus growing in their womb. [The Sexist] Keep reading »

Why So Serious, Johnny?

What looks to be a freshly showered Johnny Depp stares forlornly into the distance on the set of his film “The Tourist.” [Venice, Italy, 3/1/10] Keep reading »

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