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5 Famous Dudes Who Appeared In Playgirl, And 5 Famous Playgirl Party Poopers

When I turned 18, I was told I needed to run out and buy a lottery ticket, cigarettes, and porn. And while I leafed through that issue of Playgirl later that night, chain-smoking and surrounded by a hill of metallic scratchcard dust, I remember thinking, This is sooo gay. There was no way that straight women got off on these terrifying muscled and mulletted men, posing with soccer balls and firemen’s hoses. But I’m not convinced that gay men enjoyed it either. So I, for one, am very excited that the magazine will be given new life with its much-hyped Levi Johnston spread. Last week, in celebration of the impending Levi issue of the iconic American publication, The Daily Beast did a slide show of the most famous lads who posed for Playgirl. After the jump, the highlights—plus we’ve investigated the famous dudes who turned the magazine down. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Calvin Klein’s Latest Raunchy Ad, Duh, Offends Many

There is a large piece of advertising space on Houston Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. For as long as I can remember, that particular wall has been THE place to put your advertisement if you want to ignite controversy. It’s large, it’s in an extremely prominent area, and it does not go unnoticed by anyone. Calvin Klein has put many an ad here and all of them have pissed people off, including his latest, which has some residents crowing about pornography. The ad features Eva Mendes and Frisky Crush Of The Day, Jamie Dornan, posing barely clothed, and she is in the beginning motions of removing his underoos. To be honest, it is sexy, but it’s a lot tamer than some of the ads that have occupied the space, including one which implied a massive orgy! And now I am going to hop on the subway, so I can see Jamie at 1,000 times life size in person. Ciao! Keep reading »

First Look At James Franco On “General Hospital”


OMG, my DVR is soooo ready to start recording “General Hospital” again! “GH” and I have been broken up for a while now — I just could not get behind Carly #3 or #4 — but with James Franco making his big daytime debut on the show next Friday, I’m ready to go back to Port Charles. By the looks of the preview, Franco is totally channeling “smell the fart acting” (a term coined by Joey Tribiani on “Friends”), testing out dramatic pauses and slightly over-the-top line delivery, all typical of great soap opera performances. However, are they giving him a love interest in Maxie Jones? Say it ain’t so!

As for why Franco wanted to be on the show in the first place? Apparently, my theory that he’d been watching the show with his grandma since he was a kid isn’t true. “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said, “he had heard [soaps] are hard and thought it would be fun to try.” Plus, he liked “GH”‘s ongoing mob storyline. Ugh, James, it was SO much better in the late ’90s. But anyway. Will you be watching “General Hospital” for James Franco? Keep reading »

Matthew Weiner’s Feelings About The Draper Marriage Are “Unambiguous”

There’s a fascinating interview with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner over at The Daily Beast. He has some insightful things to say about the season finale of “Mad Men” and where things stand with the Drapers. (If you still haven’t watched Sunday night’s episode: a.) What are you waiting for? b.) Stop reading NOW!). Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Do You Think Of Women With Tattoos?

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I have two mildly unfortunate tattoos. Annika just got a new tat, bringing her grand total to eight pieces of ink. The reasons for our ink could not be more different — I got mine when I was young and stupid and I totally regret them. If I could, I would go back in time and scream at myself, “Amelia, you are not Chinese! What’s with the characters?!” But Annika, on the other hand, is totally passionate about her body art and is very choosy and thoughtful in deciding what she wants to get inked on her body. Still, there are assumptions made by everyone — bosses, parents, and, yes, men — about women with tattoos. To find out what those assumptions are, I went to the guys on my IM. Keep reading »

The World’s Smallest Mother Pregnant With Baby #3

Stacey Herald, 35, is, at just 2 feet 4 inches tall, the world’s smallest woman. She is also the world’s smallest mother, as she is pregnant with her third child, despite warnings from doctors that having another child could kill her. Her first child with husband Will — who is 5′ 9″ — was born with her same condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Her second child was born healthy and was more than half her mother’s height/length at birth. Currently, both children are bigger than Herald and her third child, a boy, is expected to be born healthy — and thus larger — as well. Doctors were concerned another baby “would grow so large inside her tiny body it would eventually crush her organs, strangling her from the inside out.” The Heralds, however, view their children as “blessings from God” and don’t worry about the possible dangers. I think it’s lovely that this couple has found love despite their physical differences, but the chances of handing down her condition, not to mention the threat to her health and thus her ability to actually parent her kids, makes me wary of them continuing to procreate naturally. What do you think? [The Sun] Keep reading »

Hilary Duff Is The Highlight Of “Gossip Girl”‘s Threesome


So the “Gossip Girl” threesome finally happened and, lemme tell ya, the triple kiss makeout sesh I had freshman year of college was more climactic. I didn’t watch the episode, but was sex just implied and the only thing viewers got to see of this three-way was a little smooching? The only reason, really, to click on that play button is to see Lizzie McGuire french a chick, seriously. Keep reading »

Birthday Blues: What Happens To Friendship After You Turn 30?

Remember when I was all, “I’m turning 30, so what?” Well, I think I jinxed myself! After writing that essay, the days until my 30th birthday continued to count down, and I started feeling some … anxiety and sadness about the whole thing. Not because I’m actually sad about bidding goodbye to my 20s — they were fun, but not that fun — but because so many of my friends have already hit the big 3-0 and I’m feeling woefully distant from them these days. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Amy Poehler Knows Some Jokes Aren’t Funny

“Girls, if a boy says something that isn’t funny, you don’t have to laugh.”

– Amy Poehler at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards Keep reading »

A Dog Crate For Your Posh, Modern Pooch

Back when I adopted my dog Lucca as an 8-week-old puppy, she needed to be crate trained. Crate-training is the very best way to teach a dog to use the restroom outside and only outside, not, say, on couches covered in micro-suede or on beds after Mommy has just changed the sheets. The puppy spends its alone time locked in the crate (always with plenty of room to move around) and then, when the owner gets home, is immediately taken out for a walk. Dogs don’t like to soil their living space and many puppies go on to really love their crates and view them as their own little private homes. But the problem with most dog training crates is that they are fugly. This is why Lucca never really fell in love with hers — because she knew her Mommy hated it. But if I were to go back in time, I might honestly splurge on a crate this stylish, especially knowing Lucca would have it forever AND it would looks fabulous alongside all my other furniture. Sure, it costs $499 bones, but dry-cleaning micro-suede really adds up! [DenHaus] Keep reading »

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