Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Pink Would Name A Baby Boy After Her Favorite Brown Booze

“My dad’s name is James, and my brother’s name is Jason. [Carey and I] are both Irish, Carey’s middle name is Jason, [and] Jameson — we like whiskey. That’s a no brainer.”

– Pink explains why she and husband Carey Hart would name a baby boy “Jameson.” Only one problem — her doc thinks she’s expecting a girl. Jamesina? Jamesonetta? Stop me. [People] Keep reading »

How 20 Celebs Spent Their Thanksgiving

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We all have something to be thankful for this holiday season because Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal are totally in love. How do we know? Because they spent Thanksgiving in each other’s hoods. First, the two were seen drinking maple lattes at Park Slope’s Gorilla Coffee on Thursday, near where Maggie Gyllenhaal lives. And then they were spotted having breakfast at Fido, near Swift’s hometown of Nashville. A fellow customer said, “They were not trying to be discreet by any means. They were definitely a couple. They looked very happy.” Oh happy turkey blessings.

In case you’re curious about what your other favorite celebs did over the long weekend, we’ve got you covered!

Girl Talk: I’m Uncomfortable With Grief

Maybe I can do this, I thought. But there was still a little part of me that was relieved when she left because I could finally be alone again with just my own grief to keep me company.

My mom got the call about my grandma’s death just two minutes after walking into my apartment on Thursday. I could see she went into shock immediately and my brain told me what I should do. Comfort her, Amelia, I told myself. I sat her down on my couch, I wrapped my arms around her, and I called her “Momma.” We talked about how my grandma hadn’t been herself for over a year, since a stroke stole her interest in eating and her ability to bathe herself without assistance. She had even stopped telling the same stories over and over, like a broken record, as she now sat quietly instead. When she did speak, it was slurred and almost incomprehensible. Those same stories that used to irritate us — like the one about how she saw Elvis perform and remarked to a man after the show that he wasn’t very good and that man turned out to be Elvis’ father — we had come to really miss. My mom and I both cried and I felt like I was doing this grieving and comforting thing right this time. But when my brother, now 25, came over for dinner, I found the hug I gave him to be awkward and I immediately thought I was an a**hole for not being able to comfort him fully. I hid in the kitchen for the rest of the afternoon, cooking the Thanksgiving meal that we were determined to eat despite the sad news.

I spent the rest of the weekend almost completely alone with my thoughts. On Friday night, I had a regular booty call come over for a sleepover, which was a great distraction and I’ll admit I found the cuddling afterward to be a comfort. Yesterday, my mom came over and we watched “Gone with the Wind,” my grandma’s and my favorite movie, and cleaned out my closet. It felt good to keep my mom company. I gave her a bunch of cashmere sweaters I no longer wore, because she never spends any money on herself. Maybe I can do this, I thought. I’m helping. But there was still a little part of me that was relieved when she left because I could finally be alone again with just my own grief to keep me company.

On Thursday, my mom, my brother, and I are all flying out to San Diego for my grandma’s funeral. My mom has indicated that she needs to be surrounded by those she loves right now, which is why the three of us are not only flying together, but taking the train to the airport together too. I’ve had to bite my tongue so I don’t say that taking a taxi from work would actually be easier for me. Because it’s not about what’s more convenient for me this weekend.

After the funeral, the whole family — the three of us, my aunt, uncle, four cousins, and assorted others — are going to lunch at El Torito, my grandma’s favorite chain restaurant (a close second is Red Lobster). Then we’ll go to my aunt’s house, where we’ll play my grandma’s favorite music — everything from Frank Sinatra to Eric Clapton — and share stories about her, because she was the type of woman who always made you smile. I’ll talk about how she was always inflating the stories I told her about my life in New York. When I interviewed Lisa Marie Presley for a teeny tiny piece in Rolling Stone years ago, she told everyone I was “good friends with Elvis’ daughter.” When I began dating my ex, who worked at CBS at the time, she referred to him as the “head of the network” even though he was just an ad sales assistant. Of my job at The Frisky, which is affiliated with Turner Broadcasting? “You work with Ted Turner every day don’t you, sweetheart? Remember when he was married to Jane Fonda?” I’ll talk about how I still get cravings for sauerkraut and crushed-up Ramen soup and cucumber salads because those were the foods she always made for me as a kid.

I know the experience is going to be emotional and my natural instinct is going to be to run so I don’t have to face the discomfort of seeing people I love feeling so raw. I don’t know why seeing other people grieve freaks me out so much, but I don’t expect I’ll understand it or overcome it completely in the next few days. But I’m old enough now to know that the best thing I can do for myself and for those I love and to honor my grandma’s memory is to suck it up.

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12 Sexy Stars Picking Wedgies

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Celebs: despite the glimmer and the glitz and the arsenal of amazing clothing and the Photoshopping and the airbrushing, they are not immune to the occasional wandering underpants or a bikini bottom intent on wedging itself where the sun don’t shine. That’s right, folks. The stars get wedgies just like the rest of us and even the most famous don’t have anyone to count on — but themselves — to pick them. I have heard your cries! Here are 12 super glamorous and sexy celebrity women picking their wedgies. Don’t you feel less alone now?

Trailer Park: “Burlesque,” “Love And Other Drugs,” “The King’s Speech,” “Tangled,” “Faster”

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! You know perfectly well that this is the perfect time to catch a movie, because (a) if you don’t leave the house, you’re never going to stop eating leftovers and (b) you’ve had enough family time and it’s a great excuse to get some peace and quiet. Thankfully for you, there are all kinds of awesome movies out right now and in case you don’t believe me, you can catch the lineup after the jump. Keep reading »

8 Celebrities Who Had Awesome Excuses To Miss Premieres Or Parties

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Ewan McGregor missed the premiere to his new movie “I Love You Phillip Morris,” which also stars Jim Carrey. Apparently, McGregor planned on coming to the premiere, but he was in Thailand, where he is filming a movie about a tsunami, and he got trapped there because of a monsoon. Yeah, that’s a pretty awesome excuse not to go anywhere … between the monsoons and the tsunamis, there is really no one to blame! You can’t make this stuff up. [NY Daily News]

We rounded up a few other celebs who had awesome reasons to miss premieres or parties!

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