Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Our Recollections From 9/11: Amelia

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change — how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national security and global terror were irrevocably changed. The Frisky staff took the time to share our personal experiences of 9/11, and hope that this will inspire you to recall your own feelings and experiences in the comments. We see this as an opportunity to remember, memorialize and come together, and we hope you’ll join us. Keep reading »

Let’s Talk About Ali Lohan’s Sudden Change In Appearance

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“Ali Lohan Has A New Face.” “A 17-year-old shouldn’t have a plastic surgeon playing Frankenstein with her face.” “Ali Lohan Gets Crazy Plastic Surgery, No Longer Looks Like A Lohan.” “R.I.P. Ali Lohan‘s old face, 1993-2011.” These are just a few of the headlines and comments being written about Lindsay Lohan’s younger sister Ali, who recently signed a contract with NEXT Model Management. Clearly Ali looks shockingly different in this recent photo (you can see others here) than she did just two years ago (inset). Her lips appear to be a bit fuller, her cheekbones are more pronounced, and her eyes seem wider; the general consensus among writers on the internet is that she’s had drastic plastic surgery. But while I wouldn’t put it past Dina Lohan to give the thumbs up to her 17-year-old putting her face under the scalpel, my first thought upon seeing these photos was, Oh my god, she must have an eating disorder. Keep reading »

Grammar 101 With Courtney Stodden

Grammar 101 With Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden’s Twitter, the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, Courtney’s super sexy sensual tweets taught me how to take my own 140 character purple prose up a notch, but I knew there was so much more to learn from the 17-year-old wife of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. In addition to her enviable vocabulary, Courtney really knows how to assemble a complex sentence, revealing many important lessons in grammar. So, class, the bell has rung — it’s time for Grammar 101 with Professor Amelia and my assistant @CourtneyStodden. Take your seats and click onward!

Grammar 101 With Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden’s Twitter, the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, Courtney’s super sexy sensual tweets taught me how to take my own 140 character purple prose up a notch, but I knew there was so much more to learn from the 17-year-old wife of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. In addition to her enviable vocabulary, Courtney really knows how to assemble a complex sentence, revealing many important lessons in grammar. So, class, the bell has rung — it’s time for Grammar 101 with Professor Amelia and my assistant @CourtneyStodden. Take your seats and click onward!

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Gwyneth Paltrow Will Not Judge You For Cheating

“I am a great romantic — but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist. Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs. It’s like we’re flawed — we’re human beings and sometimes you make choices that other people are going to judge. That’s their problem but I really think that the more I live my life the more I learn not to judge people for what they do. I think we’re all trying our best but life is complicated.”

– Gwyneth Paltrow shares her feelings on infidelity — and not judging those who stray — with The Daily Telegraph. I cannot help but wonder if Gwynnie is playing the “my friend” game here and the people she “respects and admires and looks up to” are actually herself and hubby Chris Martin. Not to start rumors or anything. I actually mostly agree with the sentiments she expresses above, although I don’t think it’s necessarily judgmental to say that infidelity sucks and cheating is a crappy thing to do. [News.com.au] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

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When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn’t feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessions involving beers and work dramas we called “Power Hours.” Classifying us as genuine best friends would be an understatement. However, when Jason was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on April 2, 2011, our world and our relationship was flipped upside-down. Everything changed — and I don’t just mean the obvious cancer hurdle. Striving to feel like a normal newlywed couple was, and still is, the most difficult challenge. Keep reading »

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