Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Step Into Spring

February fashion mags are already hitting newsstands and even though it’s still the dead of winter, editors are already crowing about the hot trends for Spring 2011. Among them: wedge heels with rope embellishments. Ugh, but how to wear the trend now? These teal round-toe pumps with their subtle jute platform sole are the perfect nod to upcoming warm temperatures, while still being appropriate for the ongoing frigid winter. These babies — a total steal at less than $40 — would look great with tights now and bare legs come May.

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Shocker: “American Idol” Season 10 Doesn’t Suck!

I’ll be honest. I did not have high hopes for the new season of “American Idol.” I was sure that the show without Simon Cowell would be like an Italian dinner without red wine. But as I am learning from my drinking sabbatical (now nine days in!), it is possible to enjoy a bowl of pasta without a bottle of Chianti, just as it’s possible to still be entertained by hundreds of amateur singers without a British guy in a tight T-shirt there to snark at them. Keep reading »

What “Blue Valentine” Took From “The Notebook”


Props to New York‘s Vulture blog for pointing out that two distinctly different Ryan Gosling films, “The Notebook” and “Blue Valentine,” have one distinct similarity — they each feature a scene in which Gosling’s character kinda, sorta threatens to kill himself if the object of his affection doesn’t give him what he wants. In “The Notebook,” “Noah” teases that he’ll throw himself off a Ferris Wheel if Rachel McAdams’ character “Allie” doesn’t agree to go on a date with him (above). In “Blue Valentine,” “Dean” scales a fence on the Manhattan Bridge and threatens to go even further if Michelle Williams’ character “Cindy” doesn’t confess a secret she’s been hiding (watch that clip after the jump). Keep reading »

O.B. Tampons Go Missing From NYC Shelves!

This morning, a former (male) colleague of mine posted a link to a New York Daily News news story on my Facebook wall. “Right up your alley sister…” said this friend of mine. “Women searching far and wide for o.b. tampons after they mysteriously disappear from store shelves,” read the headline. I am so pleased that I am the first person people think of when reading breaking news blurbs about missing tampons. Anyway, this story is actually a fascinating one, even though I am not on Team O.B. Keep reading »

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton!

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It’s Dolly Parton’s 65th birthday and she’s barely aged a day since she first came out with an album in 1967 — thanks, of course, to some very, uh, creative plastic surgery. As she’s famous for saying, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap” and we LOVE her for it. Dolly Parton has recorded some of the most amazing and memorable songs in history. Click through the slideshow to read some of her lyrics and check out how her look has “evolved” over the years.

What Happened To Tim Riggins’ Hair?

Can we please have a moment of silence for Tim Riggins’ signature long locks? Super dreamy actor Taylor Kitsch — who plays the world’s hottest football player with a heart of gold on “Friday Night Lights” — appeared on “The Marilyn Denis Show” sporting a disturbingly cropped haircut. Look, he’s still beautiful, but I hope he donated those follicles to a museum. If not, he could put them in a baggy and mail ‘em to me and I’ll take care of it. Texas forever, man. [ONTD] Keep reading »

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