Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

NYU Welcomes Professor James Franco To Their Staff

James Franco, Gay?
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James Franco likes to talk about gayness. So, is he or is he not? Read More »

Oscar-nominated actor, performance artist, writer, aspiring film director, Yale Ph.D student, and now … college professor. James Franco does it all! New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (my alma mater and the school where Franco is working on his MFA in film production) has hired him to teach a graduate level course on adapting poetry into short films. I’m unsure what qualifies him to teach this course. Oh, wait. Now that I think about it, he did play Allen Ginsburg in “Howl” so he must be an expert on poetry! Keep reading »

We Heart These Joelle Earrings

In celebration of the bonds between friends and loved ones, Joelle by Marc Joseph has created a collection of whimsical silver trinkets. We’re quite smitten with the “I Heart U” stud earrings because of the simple yet chic design and message. The carved letters provide an strong contrast to the mirror finish of the earrings. The posts are 10 kt. white gold, so those with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction. These Joelle studs are the perfect gift for your loved ones, but you might just want to keep a pair for yourself!

Can You Guess The Former Vulcan?

Can you identify this former Vulcan from her 1967 sophomore high school photo? Her true identity revealed after the jump. Keep reading »

Happy Birthday, Celine Dion, You Are Amazing!


Happy Birthday to Celine Dion, the greatest singer …. in the world! This is the perfect excuse to post/watch this amazing tribute video, edited together by Rich at FourFour. Keep reading »

Sweet Valley Style Stealer: Are You An Elizabeth Or A Jessica?

Today is an exciting day. Sitting on my nightstand, the just released book, Sweet Valley Confidential, about the Wakefield twins 10 years after they’ve left high school. As a hardcore SVH fan — I collect the books and still read them on the beach during the summer — I cannot wait to dive in and find out what that bookworm Liz Wakefield is up to now that she lives in New York, and whether Jessica Wakefield’s bad girl antics have finally landed her in some real hot water. And, oh, I am dying to read how their style has evolved since the years when they wore matching lavaliere necklaces. After the jump, what I imagine naughty Jessica and good girl Liz would wear now! Keep reading »

Dating Amelia: Some Dating Rules I’ve Kept And A Few I’ve Ditched

This era of my Dating Amelia column (which has been a fixture on this site, off and on, for a couple of years) is not going to last long — just this one post, actually — as I am not really dating anymore. After taking a two month dating/sex sabbatical, I sort of fell back into the dating pool when I unexpectedly met someone awesome and it’s been, for lack of a better word, on ever since. But! Over the course of my sabbatical, I thought a lot about how I would approach dating once I started back up again and I consider following a few different rules that I had either never really considered before or failed at entirely. Here are five of them — two that I have kept and three that I tossed out, not because they may not be right for you, but because they weren’t right for me. Keep reading »

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