Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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Scientology HBIC David Miscavige Spent $10K A Week Spying On Father

Well, well, isn’t this damning. According to a 2013 police report, the church paid, via a third party,  two detectives $10,000 a week to do full-time surveillance on Ronald Miscavige Sr., 79, for 18 months, including placing a GPS tracker on his car. Apparently church leader David Miscavige was afraid that his father, who had recently…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2015

Francis Bean Cobain Speaks Publicly For The First Time About Dad Kurt Cobain In Rolling Stone

In an upcoming cover story for Rolling Stone, Frances Bean Cobain, the 22-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, speaks for the first time about her parents and the upcoming HBO documentary she helped produce, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2015

Coco & A Pal Do Poolside Partner Yoga

Coco is a national treasure for a lot of reasons, like, for example her inventiveness when it comes to doing partner yoga. Who knew an ass like that could be so … flexible. [Instagram]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2015

“Human Centipede 3″ Is Set In A Prison, Features Epic 500-Person ‘Pede

Little fact about me: I LOVE the “Human Centipede” movies. There’s a part of my personality that is just inexplicably delighted by the disturbingly grotesque — which probably explains why I am still determined to find out if the 22-inch geodick is legit — so the Tom Six horror movies, about various amounts of people…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2015

Just Look At These Assholes: Obnoxious 20-Something Divas Sue City For $20 Million Each Following East Village Building Collapse

Remember that explosion/fire/building collapse in New York City’s East Village neighborhood a little over a week ago? Two people lost their lives, a number of people sustained injuries, businesses were destroyed and residents were displaced. But forget about those unfortunate souls for a second, and instead focus on the harrowing tale of roommates Lucie Bauermeister,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2015

John Travolta Won’t See “Going Clear” Because He Was Never Abused

Haha, you didn’t actually think there was a possibility that John Travolta would remove his blinders, take his fingers out of his ears, and stop screaming “LALALALALALALALALALA” long enough to actually consider seeing “Going Clear,” the HBO documentary that makes it irrefutably clear that the Church of Scientology is a cult that has committed untold

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2015

How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

While misogynists will use this as “evidence” that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster “cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth.”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

I Hereby Declare Today, April 6, Unfriend Every Dude You’ve Banged And No Longer Care About Day!

Facebook has been seriously up my ass about dudes I’ve slept with lately. First, the People You May Know feature managed to get access to my iPhone contacts so suddenly one night stands — hell, even guys I just made out with — were suddenly suggested “friends.” But then, for whatever reason, I started noticing far too many status updates from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone’s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

You’ve Got To Watch “SNL”‘s Hilariously Scathing Scientology Spoof

This fake commercial from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” may be about a religion called the “Church of Neurotology,” but all of the details so closely resemble actual facts from the HBO doc (and book of the same name) “Going Clear,” that you almost can’t even call it a spoof of Scientology. Made to look…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2015

Beyonce Drops New Song & Video, “Die With You,” On 7th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was Beyonce and Jay Z’s 7th wedding anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Bey released a new song dedicated to her husband called “Die With You,” along with a video for the tune shot by Jay Z, and all “exclusively” released on his new music streaming service Tidal. I say “exclusively” because it took…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2015

Is Nev Schulman Headed To Rehab?

“You can’t help anyone else if you don’t help yourself first,” he wrote on Facebook.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2015

Style Guide: 6 Spring Shoe Trends To Stock Up On

I must have a heavy step, because I wear my shoes into the ground. The bad news about that is that I end up having to say goodbye to my favorite pairs before I’m ready. The good news is that means I have an excuse to shoe shop! And sure enough, all of my warmer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2015

Meet Your New Tinder Boyfriend, TC, The Guy With The 22-Inch Dick

Is that an elephant trunk in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2015

Watch Ad-Rock Of The Beastie Boys Give Excellent Advice On Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” Series

While MCA will forever have legend status (RIP), Ad-Rock has always been my favorite Beastie Boy. (No disrespect to Mike D, BTW, who is awesome as well and it’s not like I would ever call him my least favorite Beastie, there’s no such thing.) His rhymes were my favorite, he’s been married or involved with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2015

Style Guide: Spring’s Coolest Jacket Trends

Winter is totally overstaying its welcome, but at some point soon, spring will actually arrive and it’ll be time to store away your heavy coats for at least the next six months. But crisp air, cool breezes and the occasional spring shower means that you can’t go completely bare-armed. Girl, you need a spring jacket,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2015

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