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PETA Demands A Dairy-Free Butter Sculpture Of Michael Jackson

I have a confession to make. I love PETA. I disagree with some of their campaigns and their incessant harassment of the Olsen twins, but they hardly ever fail to amuse with their marketing campaigns. Kentucky Fried Cruelty? The Unhappy Meal? Ha! PETA’s latest campaign is pretty chuckle-tastic, too. They’ve requested that the Iowa State Fair, which has announced that they’re commissioning a butter sculpture of Michael Jackson, use non-dairy spread instead of actual butter for the tribute. Last week, the fair’s marketing director made an online ballot for people to vote to butter or not to butter…and at one point there was a surge towards the latter. PETA recommends using Earth Balance “natural buttery spread,” instead. Cue me spending 20 minutes trying to figure out if Earth Balance is owned by PETA—no luck. Now to go eat a stick of butter and play dress-up with the “Trollsen Twins.” [AP] Keep reading »

Should A Man Have A Say In What A Woman Does With An Accidental Pregnancy?

Remember that abortion party we told you about? The general reaction to that little shindig was, um, “Appalled!” But, as I’ve never heard of one before, I don’t think it’s an indication of a trend. However, one aspect to the story did inspire another conversation about how much say a man should have in a woman’s decision to keep or terminate a pregnancy. Keep reading »

The Merkin Goes Couture

TV (Fall 2008) and Do Estilista (Spring 2009)

Who knew a pubic wig could be so chic? Thanks to Trend de la Creme for pointing out the merkin’s influence on high-fashion, with pubic shaped cutouts and panels showing up on designs from Kostas Murkudis and Alexandre Herchcovitch. I’ve yet to see one of these strut past me on the street, but the first lady who does, will get my award for fashion bad ass. Keep clicking to see more… [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »

“So You Think You Can Dance” Continues To Shake It

One of my favorite summer shows is “So You Think You Can Dance.” Similar in structure to “American Idol” (only it’s a competition for, duh, dancers not singers), the talent is consistently a-mazing. This season’s crop of dancers are no different. On last night’s episode, season 2 runner-up, Travis Wall, choreographed this glorious little love story for dancers Jeanine and Jason. Check it out! Keep reading »

Loose Lips: Jada Pinkett Smith Overshares About Sex With Will

Famous people say the darnedest things. Sometimes their gibberish is bizarre, sometimes it’s overwhelming, and often it’s just plain dumb. This week, Jada Pinkett Smith took the cake by regaling us with tales of rugged public sex with her hubby, Will Smith. We fondly look back at some of the awesomest things she’s said in the past. Mostly about her sex life. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Jessica And Nick Getting Back Together? Michael Jackson’s Death Video?

I think Wednesday is my favorite day of the week, ’cause once it’s over, it’s almost Friday, kinda. It’s also a great day because tabloids remind me that no matter how bad my life can be, at least no one cares about the trouble I’ve been getting into—unlike Jennifer, Jessica, and (Michael) Jackson. And they’re not concerned with my ever expanding/decreasing waistline like Khloe. But I guess that’s why they get paid the big bucks, because by being famous, they’ve given up their rights to privacy and their right to not have me go through their trash. Sorry guys! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: How Do You Say “Airhead” In French?

Aubree O’Day is the latest celebrity to get a crappy tattoo in a dumb place on her body — she posted these photos on her Twitter which show her getting “Je ne sais quoi” inked on her middle finger. That means “I know not what” in French. I know not what to say about this other than WHATevs. Keep reading »

Win A Spot At Ladies Rock Camp!

Hey laaaadies! Run by Willie Mae Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp is a two-day summer camp in Brooklyn, NY where ladies can rock out and learn to play their favorite musical instrument — and The Frisky is giving away a free session! (*NOTE: Travel & Lodging Not Included) So, how do you enter? Make a video in which you tell the camera (any camera will do: webcam, cellphone, camcorder, point-n-shoot, you name it) the following:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your City & State (Residents of NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA only)
  3. What female musician influenced you the most and why?

Click here to read more specifics on what’s required for the video (accepted formats, video length, and music usage) and also to submit your completed video and the entry form. All videos must be submitted between TODAY, July 15 and July 19th. Click here to read the official rules and check back on July 21st to see a selection of the most kick ass entries, as hand-picked by The Frisky’s editors. The grand prize winner will be announced on July 28th! [Video Contest: Ladies Rock Camp]
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Married Couple Dies In Assisted Suicide

One of Britain’s most celebrated music conductors, Sir Edward Downes, died last week at the age of 85, along with his wife Joan, 74. How? They drank “a lethal cocktail of barbiturates provided by an assisted-suicide clinic” in Zurich, Switzerland. Lady Joan Downes was in the final stages of terminal cancer, but Sir Downes was in relatively good health. According to friends and family, Downes simply did not want to live without his wife, whom he had been married to for over 50 years. They died lying down, holding hands, with their children around them.

This story absolutely crushes my heart. Assisted suicide is a very controversial issue, but this particular story is so sadly, well, romantic, I’ll be curious to see what the response is. What do you all think? [NY Times[ Keep reading »

Want A Discount At The Brothel? Bike There!

When you think of environmental consciousness, your probably flashes to organic-food eating, composting, solar-energy-loving people. Not whore houses. But a Berlin brothel owner is hoping to make an impact by offering a $7 discount (off the $100 for a 45-minute session) for patrons that arrive on bicycles. Since 2002, Germany has given legit labor contracts to about 400,000 women prostitutes, but business isn’t going so well. Thomas Goetz, the owner of “Maison d’envie” (haha…House of Envy), says, “The recession has hit our industry hard, obviously we hope that the discount will attract more people. It’s good for business, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for the girls. We have around 3-5 new customers coming in daily to take advantage of the discount.” [Reuters] Keep reading »

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