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Domestic Violence Happens When No One Is Looking

Finally, an advertisement that doesn’t offend us! Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad at a bus stop in Hamburg, Germany that uses cutting edge technology to make its point. A small camera embedded in the ad makes it so the couple in the poster appears happy and smiling when someone is looking at it; when the viewer turns away, the image changes to one where the man is beating the woman. The text reads, “It happens when nobody is watching.” The camera responds after only a brief delay — like if someone looks away quickly — so that observers are able to catch the two different images and understand what’s going on and the message it’s conveying. Powerful, and smart, stuff. Click here to see a larger image of the ad. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

And So The Michael Jackson Fairy Tale Begins

In the last 24 hours I’ve been shocked by how, well, overwhelmingly glowing and one-sided the rememberances of MJ have been by celebrities, the media, and the public in general. Is reflecting on the undeniable strangeness — to some, grotesqueness — of Michael Jackson suddenly off-limits because he’s dead? Keep reading »

Perez Hilton Was “Dubious” About Jackson’s Heart Attack

Perez Hilton is not having a great week. He gets punched by the Black Eyed Peas tour manager, whines about it, is laughed at by, oh, just about everyone but Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, gets called out by GLAAD for calling Will.i.am a “f*ggot,” and is generally told to shut his pie hole by nearly the entire blogosphere. And then yesterday, when rumors began to swirl that Michael Jackson was hospitalized after experiencing cardiac arrest, he posted the photo above on his blog, with the following text:

We knew something like this would happen!! Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance from his Holmby Hills home to a nearby Los Angeles hospital on Thursday afternoon!! Supposedly, the singer went into cardiac arrest and the paramedics had to administer CPR!!! His mother is even on the way to visit him!!!

We are dubious!! Jacko pulled a similar stunt when he was getting ready for his big HBO special in ‘95 when he “collapsed” at rehearsal! He was dragging his heels on that just like his upcoming 50 date London residency at the 02 Arena, of which he already postponed the first few dates!!! Either he’s lying or making himself sick, but we’re curious to see if he’s able to go on!!! Get your money back, ticket holders!!!!

Once it was revealed that Jackson was indeed sick — and then had died — Perez took the photo down and deleted all but the first three sentences, as if his “dubious” feelings had never existed. But the internet doesn’t forget! Keep reading »

Bruno Gives Conan O’Brien The Best Lap Dance Of His Life

Bruno, aka Sacha Baron Cohen, was on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” last night and, as expected, he brought the flaming ridiculousness. Clip above! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Johnny Depp, Namaste

[Outside "The Late Show with David Letterman," NYC, 6/25/09]
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Michael Jackson’s Greatest Music Videos

Marlon Brando Was Jackie Kennedy’s Rebound

Sigh, now this is a celebrity rumor I love to hear. The forthcoming book Bobby & Jackie: A Love Story by C. David Heymann details the alleged affair between Jackie Kennedy and her brother-in-law Bobby. That’s not the good part. While researching his book, Heymann says he came across unpublished passages from Marlon Brando’s autobiography (which I have read and it is glorious) Songs My Mother Taught Me which reveal Brando had an affair with Jackie a year after John F. Kennedy was murdered. According to Heymann, Brando wrote:

“She kept waiting for me to try to get her into bed. When I failed to make a move, she took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question. ‘Would you like to spend the night?’ And I said, ‘I thought you’d never ask.’”

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Blind Item: Which Bitch Leaked Her Co-Star’s Sex Tape?

There’s a great blind item in today’s New York Daily News which reads:

Which meanspirited starlet e-mailed a co-star’s sex tape to a lengthy list of mutual friends?

Let’s playing the guessing game, after the jump! Keep reading »

Is Anderson Cooper Coming Out Tonight?

Unvogue Magazine apparently exists and says that Anderson Cooper is totally going to show up at their Men’s Issue release party at Manhattan’s Sapphire Go-Go Lounge tonight, which they’ve playfully been referring to as “Anderson Cooper’s Big Fat Coming Out Party.” Though Anderson turned down an opportunity to host the event, he allegedly confirmed he will be attending and the Unvogue staff has been planning wine spritzers (really?) and are coordinating a lap dance called “A.C. 360″ for the occasion. [Gawker] Keep reading »

“The Ugly Truth” Looks Like Fugly Nonsense

As much as I love a rom-com, one I will not be seeing is “The Ugly Truth.” For starters, despite winning me over slightly with “27 Dresses,” I loathe Katherine Heigl. And Gerard Butler gives me that icky, dirty feeling — the kind that gives me a slight dry heave. And while I never expect a rom-com to blow my mind, “The Ugly Truth” sounds about as cliche as they come and just the slightest bit familiar. Keep reading »

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