Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Planned Parenthood’s Gift Certificates Cause Controversy

Not sure what to get one of your best girlfriends or a female in your family for a gift this holiday season? How about a gift certificate to Planned Parenthood in Indiana or Illinois, which can be redeemed for any of their women’s health services, including pap smears, birth control, STD tests, and, yes, abortions. The gift certificates can be bought in $25 increments and really would be a great gift for a woman who doesn’t have health insurance, as PP’s services are generally very affordable. Of course, it should have been expected that the religious right would go all koo-koo crazy about PP’s latest offering and when we linked to a College Candy story about this topic in yesterday’s Quickies, we didn’t understand how much larger the issue was. Keep reading »

The Breakup Diaries: Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

When the s**t hit the fan with the ex, I immediately called three people — two close girl friends and my mom. For a long time, they were the only people I told and certainly the only people I leaned on for support. And they were amazing, in so many ways. But as more people in my life started to find out, I was utterly stupified by how hugely compassionate and kind all of them were, but especially my male friends. (Yes, including the three that have driven me to go on a six-month sex sabbatical..) Keep reading »

Keri Russell Gets Grimy For Details Magazine

She ain’t sweet “Felicity” anymore! Keri Russell shed her good girl image by doing a racy photoshoot with Details magazine (including a shot where she’s laying in a bathtub with very nude panties on). While some, like Perez Hilton, have said the photos are fugly and over-the-top, I actually think she looks freakin’ hot. But what I can’t understand is why she did such a sexy photoshoot now, when the film she’s promoting — “Bedtime Stories” — is a family-friendly flick from Disney. Maybe if she wants to be an edgier actress (and we know she can — “Waitress” was amazing), she should explore her racy side in movies, not just photo shoots. [Details] Keep reading »

Poll: Is Fantasizing About Someone Else During Sex Cheating?

I’m working from home today, so naturally I’m enjoying the background noise known as “The View.” Elisabeth Hasselbeck just said that she thinks that fantasizing about another person while you’re having sex with your partner is kinda, sorta a form of cheating. Mind you, I think she once said that masturbating is cheating too. So what do you think? Is thinking about someone else while you’re doin’ it a form of infidelity? Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Marilyn Manson Brings Out His New Dita Replacement

  • Marilyn Manson’s new girlfriend is Dita Von Teese 3.0. [DListed]
  • Tom Cruise, who, along with wife Katie Holmes, is featured in this Sunday’s New York Times’ Magazine, says he bought an engagement ring after their first date. Don’t you mean audition? [DListed]
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    The Breakup Diaries: My Six-Month Sex Sabbatical

    My breakup is…hold on, checking the calendar…almost three-months-old. Which means my hoo-ha has about three months worth of dust gathering inside it. About, oh, three weeks ago, I reached the point in the breakup evolution where I felt a sudden aching urge to have sex. With someone. Anyone even, after a few glasses of wine. But apparently, my dusty vag also has a layer of penis repellent, because my attempts at getting laid have been thwarted not once, not twice, but three times. Not to toot my own horn, seriously, but I’m mildly attractive so it’s kind of bewildered me that getting some sweet action is so difficult. Keep reading »

    Elisha Cuthbert’s Tangled Web Of Drama

    Ever since Sean Avery was suspended for referring to his ex-girlfriend, Elisha Cuthbert, as “sloppy seconds,” I’ve been thinking about how Cuthbert has been at the center of controversy before. Read on for all the details… Keep reading »

    Gossip Site Makes Light Of Hudson Family Tragedy

    Dear Bossip.com,
    Sometimes we link to your celebrity gossip stories in “Star Couplings” or “Quickies,” but we might not be doing that for awhile, or ever again, thanks to this little post. Yeah, we know that a lot of gossip sites making fun of and ridicule celebrities, but your post about Jennifer Hudson’s sister went way too far. Whoever killed Julia Hudson’s mother, brother, and son — the police have arrested her husband William Balfour — did so because he is a disgusting, depraved human being and not for any reason connected with the way Julia looks. Your headline, “The Hudsons Were Killed Over This Woman????”, not only makes light of a tragic situation, but it also shows a complete lack of understanding of the motivations behind domestic violence. And it’s just really, really effing mean.
    Love,
    The Frisky Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Heidi Montag’s Mom Doesn’t Think Speidi’s Marriage Will Last

  • Heidi Montag’s mom tears her and Spencer Pratt a new a-hole in the new issue of Us Weekly [Us Weekly]
  • Anne “Celestia” Heche is pregnant with her co-star James Tupper’s baby. She has a son, Homer, from her marriage to Coley Lafoon. [Us Weekly]
  • Blake “About To Be Incarcerated” Fielder-Civil ran to Amy Winehouse’s hospital bedside so they could have one last screw before he went back to the big house. [DListed]
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    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Update Your iPod

    My ex and I shared the same iTunes library and while in some ways it has served me well — so much Led Zeppelin! — it has also caused much, much embarrassment. You know how you can set your IM status message to show what song you’re listening to? Well, it is really no fun when someone out of the blue pings me and says, in a patronizing tone, “Why on earth are you listening to Shinedown?!” That’s why I’m taking the next 29 days to reorganize my iTunes, deleting the music I absolutely DO NOT want representing my taste on IM, creating playlists, and downloading new songs that I can’t wait to listen to on the way to work. I suggest you do the same and while you’re at it, add a bunch of rock star approved tracks by checking out our Get Your Rocks Off playlists from bands like Girl Talk and The Postelles, and singers like Rhett Miller and Craig David.

    See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

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