Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Death To This Debate: What Makes A Person A Slut?

One of my most shameful moments as a person was in the fourth grade. I was fairly invisible within my class, but had a desperate desire to be liked. There was another girl in my class who also was not popular and was picked on fairly often for being a little grubby. One day, in what I guess was an attempt to appear cool and funny to my classmates, I picked on her too. I told her she was dirty and that she reminded me of used toilet paper, whatever that means. Then I told her she was a slut. She cried. I still wasn’t popular after that, so the point was lost, and I’ve clearly spent the last 18 years thinking about how mean I was to her. But the thing is, I had no idea what the word “slut” even meant, I just knew it was a bad thing to call a girl. I still don’t know what a slut is and that’s because I don’t think there’s any definition that everyone can agree on. The debate over what makes a person a “slut” is so…ridiculous. Can’t we just retire it already?
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Star Couplings: Jewel Gets Hitched To Her Cowboy

  • Jewel married that rodeo clown, Ty Murray. [People]
  • Ugh. Those jeans that Katie Holmes has been pegging NON-STOP? They belong to Tom Cruise. [Us Weekly]
  • Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr. are engaged after only a few months of dating. [Perez Hilton]
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    Poll: Which Couple Was Your Favorite On “So You Think You Can Dance”?

    Don’t forget to watch the finale tonight! According to our poll last week, 42% are rooting for Katee to win, with Joshua (34%), Twitch (16%), and Courtney (8%) coming in second, third, and fourth in your hearts. But how about something more important — which couple really rocked your world, er, the dance floor? Keep reading »

    Project Runway: I Heart Blayne & The Retro Olympics

    I give up. I totally have given into Blayne and have decided that he’s as lovable and funny as a puppy that’s just learning how to walk, but occasionally has accidents in your apartment that make you hate him for a couple minutes. Maybe it’s that we both have an addiction to being tan, though I gave up the booth years ago in favor laying out on my roof deck and slathering on bottled self-tanner. (May I recommend, by the way, that Blayne use a bronzer for African-American women in between tanning booth sessions? It’s my secret.) In any case, Blayne is just one of the many Project Runway contestants this season that seems to be competing to coin the show’s next catchphrase rather than to win the title of Top Designer — after all, “fierce hot tranny mess” is worn the hell out, and Blayne’s “holla atcha boy” is desperate to take its place. While we’re not convinced it’s bankable enough, it’s certainly better than Suede’s desire to make his own name — spoken constantly in third person — the next big utterance on reality TV. Amelia does not like Suede, she does not like Suede at all. Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Jennifer Aniston & John Meyer NOT Heading Down The Aisle

  • Those Jennifer Aniston/John Mayer wedding/baby rumors are as B.S. as you would expect. [Us Weekly]
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    Top Ten Songs With Sexually Suggestive Food Metaphors

    This is by no means the end all, be all list of sexually-charged food metaphors in popular music, but it is a list of our favorites. Please add any others you can think of in the comments! So, anyone hungry for, say, some hot peas and butter?

    10. “B-Boy, where the f**k you at?/I been looking for your ass since a quarter past/Hot peas and butter, baby, come and get your supper/Before I make you suffer/That’s when you had enough/Can I get hot when you hit the jackpot?/Surely I can, if you the man/I get loose and produce large amounts of juice.” – “Keep On Keepin’ On”, MC Lyte
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    Tyra Does Michelle Obama, Plus Her 6 Craziest Stunts

    Last night I was on “Showbiz Tonight” discussing Tyra Banks’ Bazaar cover, and the photo shoot within the magazine in which she dresses up as Michelle Obama. The shoot is not a fashion spread — i.e. there’s no “10 Looks Michelle Obama Will Need As A First Lady, As Worn By Model Tyra Banks” — and the interview accompanying the images isn’t really serious in nature, though Tyra does say that her Secret Service code-name would be “Kiss My Fat Ass”. Rather, it seems like Bazaar is trying to cash in on the Obama craze in any way they can, since they apparently couldn’t get the real woman to do a shoot with them. (By the way, I predict Michelle will be in Vogue, instead!) As for Tyra? Well, this is hardly the first cuh-razy stunt the talk show host has pulled. After all, Ty-Ty seems to feel like the world is The Tyra Show, and we’re all just lucky to get out alive. After the jump, six other classically nutty and self-absorbed “All About Tyra” moments.

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    Paris For President: Hilton On McCain, Obama, & Her Own Energy Policy

    We hate to say it, but Paris Hilton just cracked us up. The heiress responded to John McCain’s recent Barack Obama attack ad — which compared the Democrat’s popularity to that of celebrities like Hilton and Britney Spears — with the help of the hilarious crew at Funny Or Die. We know she can’t take credit for the genius writing, but her delivery is pretty spot-on. Nicely done, bitch! Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Jenna Jameson Expecting Her First Child!

  • Jenna Jameson is pregnant with boyfriend Tito Ortiz’s baby — we hope. Zing! Porn star joke! [Perez Hilton]
  • If you believe the tabloids, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are getting married AND having a baby. [Perez Hilton]
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    Head Scratcher: Is In-Vitro Fertilization The New Gastric Bypass?

    In the past few years, the following celebrities over the age of 35 have given birth to or are expecting twins: Marcia Cross, 44; Jillian Dempsey (wife of Patrick Dempsey), 40; Rebecca Romijn, 36; Jennifer Lopez, 38; Julia Roberts, 37; and Nancy Grace, 50. Angelina Jolie just gave birth to her twins at the age of 33, with Us Weekly claiming that she conceived via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) — a story she and Brad Pitt deny, saying they would have been happy to talk about using IVF, if that had been the case. Of the other women mentioned, none of them have only Marcia Cross has spoken out about using IVF to conceive, and a few others have outright denied it, despite the fact that a woman’s ability to conceive drops significantly after the age of 35.

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