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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Beyoncé Gets Deep In New Short Film, “Yours And Mine”

A year ago today (well, technically tonight/tomorrow at midnight), Beyoncé blew the Hive's mind by dropping her super secret visual album, BEYONCÉ, without fanfare or promotion, probably…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2014

Beverly Johnson: “This Is Bigger Than Bill Cosby”

"I want to stand with these women that have come out. I want to have a platform for one out of six women who are sexually assaulted. This is bigger than Bill Cosby. This is about women and violence on women. This is about women finding their voice. I feel that Cosby took my power…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2014

12-Year-Old Tamir Rice’s Death Ruled A Homicide

Last month, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer who was responding to a 911 call about Rice playing with a BB gun at a park. Surveillance video of the incident shows that Rice was shot mere seconds after Office Tim Loehmann and his partner arrived on the scene. Rice died the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2014

Scott Stapp Allegedly Claimed To Be A CIA Operative On A Mission To Kill President Obama

Well, this is gnarly. Scott Stapp, lead singer of one of the worst bands ever, Creed, allegedly threatened to kill President Obama, according to a 911 call made by his estranged ex-wife and sister-in-law, and obtained by TMZ. The call was placed last month and obviously Stapp has not made good on his alleged threat,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2014

Morning Quickies: Here Is A GIF Of Ben Affleck’s Penis In “Gone Girl”

A high-quality rip of "Gone Girl" has made its way on to the internet, which means Rich at Gawker took the time to make a GIF of Ben Affleck's dick's infamous cameo. I feel like the lighting is dim enough to make it SFW. [Gawker]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2014

Beverly Johnson In Vanity Fair: “Bill Cosby Drugged Me”

I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Ariana Grande’s Latest Diva Demand Is To Be “Carried Around Like A Baby”

I am prettttttty obsessed with this rumor that Ariana Grande demands to be carried around like a baby when her feet are too tired from walking. [Dlisted] The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning and some of the nominations were kind of surprising. I'm mostly just psyched that Jeffrey Tambor and "Transparent"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts From Artisans I Found Through Instagram

Instagram is of course awesome for documenting your daily life in photographs, and following the happenings of your friends and loved ones. But I actually follow a whole big list of total strangers on Instagram, many of whom are artsy craftsy types who make beautiful handmade home decor, accessories, jewelry, etc. There's a whole interconnected…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2014

Yo, Facebook, Please Stop Suggesting I Friend A Bunch Of Random Dudes I Don’t Want To See Again

The other day I noticed something kind of strange about the "People You Might Know" list on my Facebook account. In addition to the usual array of strangers or acquaintances with whom I share mutual friends and thus "might know," Facebook was suddenly suggesting some new faces with whom I shared no mutual friends. A…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Kim Kardashian Blames Pregnancy Weight Gain On God

Kim Kardashian, whose sense of self-importance is unparalleled, told Elle UK that her pregnancy weight gain was a lesson from God. She told the mag: "I'd think God was doing this for a reason. He was saying: "Kim, you think you're so hot, but look what I can do to you.' My body just went…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Lena Dunham: “Why I Chose To Speak Out” About College Rape

Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me. Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun. I did not wish to be contacted by him or to open a criminal investigation. I am in a loving and peaceful place in my life and I am not…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Lena Dunham’s Publisher To “Tweak” Book Passage About College Rape

In her debut memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, there's a scene in which Lena Dunham describes being raped by a fellow classmate when she was attending Oberlin College. The man is named "Barry" in the book and he's described as the "campus's resident conservative" who wore purple cowboy pants and worked at the library.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Science ‘N’ Stuff: 10 Very Important & No Doubt Stupid Questions I Have About Our Mirror Universe

Are you ready for your minds to be BLOWN? Via PBS and Scientific American, a new theory contends that when the Big Bang occurred and the universe expanded, it did so in two directions not just one, creating a mirror universe on the other side of the Big Bang. Except instead…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Person Who Can’t Leave The House Without Consulting Their Horoscope

We all have one -- someone in our lives who can't meet someone new without asking their sign (and their rising sign and their moon sign, too, would be helpful!) or whose most clever retort during an argument is to say, "Ugh, you're being such a stubborn Taurus right now." I am that person i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

Jay Z Outfits LeBron James & New Jersey Nets Players In “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

Awesome. The NBA players are the latest professional athletes to show their support for the family of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by a police officer. (Side note: I can't get over how weeeeeeee Jay looks next to these huge basketball players.) [Vanity Fair] Kate Hudson has called off her engagement…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Send Food Trucks To Feed Protestors

Ahh, here's a reason to maintain our faith in humanity -- John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen had food trucks deliver food to protestors marching in support of #BlackLivesMatter in NYC this weekend. Awesome! [Raw Story] Reggie Bush and other NFL players wore shirts with "I CAN'T BREATHE" written on them, in tribute…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of "Jackie," the woman featured in Rolling Stone's controversial UVA rape article. On Friday,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

Strange Fruit PR To Pick New Name After Being Told (Again) That Their Current One Refers To The Bodies Of Lynched Black People

Google the term "Strange Fruit" and the first result is the Wikipedia page for the infamous Billie Holiday song, originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, about the lynching of Black Americans. "Strange fruit" literally refers to Black bodies hanging from trees. This is a fact that seemingly went over the head…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2014

Weekend Worksheet: See “Wild,” Listen To VÉRITÉ & Roast Some Parsnips

Got some free time this weekend? Here are some suggestions for how to spend it...
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2014

Oh Noes, Someone Defaced Bill Cosby’s Star On The Walk Of Fame

It's a little hard to read, but it says "RAPIST." Luckily for Cosby, the folks who take care of the Walk of Fame have surely cleaned the graffiti off his star by now. The entertainer's career and reputation, however, remain forever sullied by over 20 allegations of sexual assault and rape.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2014

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