There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a doll that more accurately reflects the body size of the majority of American women — that is to say, not a size 2. Even a Barbie who wasn’t plus-size but simply less impossibly slim would be an improvement! This image of a plus-size Barbie is, of course, just a mockup (which was posted on the Facebook page for Plus Size Modeling and is garnering the usual criticisms/praise). But in all honesty, a doll like this should exist. If we can’t get rid of Barbie dolls for little kids, we could at least make her more realistic looking. [Daily Mail UK] [Image via Daily Mail UK]
“Fifty Shades of Grey” costars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan got up close and personal for Anastasia and Christian’s first semi-romantic scene on the set of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It’s just a photo, but I’m sensing chemistry between these two actors and can’t wait to see what they do in the Red Room of Pain. (An aside: Am I the only person left on Earth who is still holding out hope that this movie is going to be good?) [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
Here’s the Obama family posing on Sunday evening with five adorable little kids who are past or current patients at the Children’s National Medical Center. Gosh, whoever thought to put these kids in elf costumes deserves a raise. [NBC News] [Photo: Getty Images]
I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that this is all a misunderstanding, and Kim Kardashian hasn’t actually pulled a Farrah Abraham and waxed her baby’s eyebrows, but anything is possible. Kim posted this very cute photo of North on her Instagram yesterday, and word quickly spread that it looked as if Nori had undergone a bit of brow grooming. Keep reading »
Gold, frankincense, myrrh … and kitties? A snuggly bunch of feral cats have taken over a nativity scene in Brooklyn, laying in the manger between Mary and Joseph like they belong there instead of baby Jesus. The two sisters who display the nativity every year told People magazine that the kitties always knock Jesus off his bed of hay. What would you expect? They’re cats. That’s their hay now. But in all seriously, this gives me a big case of the Awwwwwws. Nothing says the Christmas spirit quite like giving a warm, dry place to sleep for some homeless animals. I think Jesus would approve. [People]
We knew “funeral selfies” were all the rage for the young, dumb and impressionable … but President Obama took one, too? Here’s the president, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle-Thorning-Schmidt taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. How very gauche of them at a solemn occasion. I know funerals are boring, but this is not a good look. See, even Michelle is pretending she doesn’t know you. [Mediaite] [Image via Mediaite]
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree! Thy leaves are so … wait, different? Lady Gaga got into the Christmas spirit and dressed up with a big ol’ pine tree on her head, complete with ornaments. Or is that a fir? I can’t tell. Anyway, Gaga was none to please to discover a random pap’s musty shoe at her feet. Doesn’t he know to wrap his presents before putting them under the tree? See one more pic after the jump! [Photo: Pacific Coast News] Keep reading »
OK, in reality, a fan handed Celine Dion a ukulele to autograph outside a Paris hotel, and although I can’t be sure what she’s singing in this photo, a girl can dream about an acoustic ukulele power ballad, can’t she? [Photo: Splash News]
Did you really think Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would celebrate the American holiday with anyone but each other? Of course not! Here’s how I imagine the big day went down, if Sir Ian and Sir Patrick channeled their alter egos, Captain Picard and Gandalf, in a confusing fashion:
Sir Patrick: Sir Ian, you’re late!
Sir Ian: A wizard is never late, Sir Patrick. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
Sir Patrick: Well, whatever. Starfleet has issued a direct order to carve this bird!
Sir Ian: Hold out your hand, Sir Patrick. Remember, that wound will never fully heal. The bird will carry it the rest of his life.
Hands Sir Patrick the knife.
Sir Patrick: Well then, let’s make sure history never forgets the name … Thanksgiving.
Sir Ian: So be it. (nods head)
Sir Patrick: ENGAGE.
Annnnnd SCENE. [Twitter]
Thanksgiving does not officially begin until the national news media gathers outside the White House for the pomp-and-circumstance of the president not murdering a poor, defenseless bird. This year’s lucky turkey is Popcorn from Badger, Minnesota, who, loves to eat corn and dances to Beyoncé’s “Halo,” according to the White House blog. Even less enthusiastic about being there than the media standing out the the cold were Sasha and Malia Obama. They have the look all over their faces that they are getting too old for this shit. [NBC Washington] [Image via Getty]