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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Kim Kardashian Says Bruce Jenner Is “On A Journey”

Last night in an interview with"Entertainment Tonight," Kim Kardashian was asked whether step-dad Bruce Jenner is "going through something" -- in other words, "omg is it true that Bruce is becoming a woman?!" -- and Kim responded: "We support Bruce 100 percent. On this one I will say that I think Bruce should tell hi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 27, 2015

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

"Here’s my life," writes Ann Bauer on Salon. "My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefit…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2015

All The Stars On The Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet!

Last night's SAG Awards brought together the hottest actors -- and entire casts -- in TV and film to laud each other for their thespian triumphs. But what did they wear? Click through to see who walked the red carpet...
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2015

“SNL” Flawlessly Spoofs “The Bachelor” With Blake Shelton’s “Farm Hunk”

Never seen an episode of "The Bachelor"? It's pretty much exactly like this. [NBC]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 25, 2015

Jennifer Lopez Throws Shade At Mariah Carey

Jennifer Lopez was on "Watch What Happens Live" last night and totally shaded Mariah Carey when Andy Cohen asked her whether she'd rather see Mimi or Britney Spears' show in Las Vegas. “Britney, cause she dances.” Dang. [Dlisted] Ellie Goulding's new video for "Love Me Like You Do," which is on the upcoming…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 23, 2015

Rick Owens On Runway Dick: “Isn’t It About Time?”

Delightful fashion designer Rick Owens did a short interview with i.D. yesterday about his Fall 2015 runway show, which featured garments with strategically placed dick-holes. "Isn't it about time?" he said about male nudity on the runway. Damn straight! Female models regularly expose their tits, and while full-on vagina is less popular, sheer garments have…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 23, 2015

One Black Turtleneck, Three Ways To Wear It

I've always thought of turtlenecks as being one of the more ... oppressive articles of clothing. In addition to having a fabric chokehold around your neck, turtlenecks cover so much skin that they've always struck me as being totally boring. Plus, I grew up on Southern California, where denim shorts with Ugg boots is more…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 22, 2015

Watch This Fan-Made Video Of The Infamous Tampon Scene From Fifty Shades Of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey isn't supposed to be a comedic novel, but I found myself laughing quite a bit while reading the series, mostly because of the horrendous writing and ridiculous dialogue, and I expect I'll have the same reaction when I go see the movie adaptation on Valentine's Day. (Yes, that's what I'm doing o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 22, 2015

“The Nightly Show” Host Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: “How Many More Women Do We Need?”

Plenty of media outlets and famous faces have been hands off when it comes to passing any sort of judgment on the seemingly never-ending sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, but on the second episode of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show," host Larry Wilmore dove right in.  Wilmore devoted the entire episode to the Cosby…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2015

Bruce Jenner Will Allegedly Address His Changing Appearance On “KUWTK”

Bruce Jenner is apparently going to address tabloid rumors that he is getting gender reassignment surgery on an upcoming episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." In Touch recently featured Bruce on the cover, Photoshopped to look like he was wearing makeup and with his head on a woman's body. Bruce is apparently "hurt" by…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2015

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 3! By The Numbers!)

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 20, 2015

Presenting Proof That Kim Kardashian Waist-Trains While She Skis

Just kidding. Like Kim did anything but pose in her ski bunny outfit, including the obvious CORSET underneath her getup. [Us Weekly] Wiz Khalifa knows his baby mama, Amber Rose, has a fine ass and he's an idiot for cheating o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 20, 2015

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s Full “I Have A Dream” Speech

Today marks what would have been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 86th birthday. Above is his historic "I Have  A Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The full speech, as transcribed by Huffington Post, is below. I am happy…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2015

Amber Rose Wears A String Bikini, Ruins My Work-Free Sunday

There I was, enjoying my rainy Sunday afternoon, unshowered (natch), weaving in my rocking chair while watching series two of "The Fall," when I took a second to click on this Daily Dot article while my Netflix stream buffered. (My wifi connection is sucking hard, Verizon.) Amber Rose just posted a series of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2015

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

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

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

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

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. […
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

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]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 15, 2015

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