Posts tagged "barbie"

Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

Dr. Phil doesn’t want your son to be “confused” — especially if “confused” means “gay.” Not that one of America’s most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right out and says being gay is bad. The gay and lesbian blog Queerty points us to DrPhil.com, where he kindly suggests a mother “direct” her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

Serial Killer Barbie

I always knew Barbie had a dark side. Mariel Clayton explores Barbie’s evil alter-ego in her doll dioramas. [The Daily What]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 16, 2011

“Genuine Ken” Looks Scary Bad

I love me some bad reality television, but, as we suspected when it was announced, the new Hulu series “Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend” is just too bad. Let’s recap the trailer here, shall we? Whitney Port hosts as eight Ken-testants (personally I’m routing for Compassionate Ken) compete in weekly…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 11, 2011

Sweet Talkin’ Ken Is Barbie’s Bitch

At last, a man who says everything you want him to say! Meet Mattel’s Sweet Talkin’ Ken doll ($31), who records five seconds of your voice and plays it back in a deep baritone. Barbie and her boy toy split ages ago, but I’m sure they’ll get back together as soon as Barbie realizes she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2010

Naked Barbie Calendar Is Creepin’ Us Out

Breno Cosa and Guilherme Souza created the 2011 Matchbox Barbie Calendar which features two dolls, naked, posing for the camera like they’re sexy. Or as the artists claim, they made the calendar to show that “sex is used to sell everything in society.” Well, Mattel ain’t buying that line and the two students at the…

By: Simcha / December 8, 2010

Janet Jackson Is A Barbie Doll

Mattel has captured Janet Jackson’s fabulousness with the “Divinely Janet” Barbie doll, a doll that wears the glamorous gown and catsuit the real Janet wore on “American Idol.” The Barbie even has Janet’s new cropped hairstyle! Sadly, though, the doll is one-of-a-kind and has been put up for auction to raise funds for Project Angel…

By: Annika Harris / December 6, 2010

Nicki Minaj Is Armless Barbie For “Pink Friday”

This is the cover art for Nicki Minaj‘s debut album, Pink Friday, which drops this week. It’s very pink. Nicki appears to have lost both her arms, like the Venus de Milo. Her legs have been Photoshop-stretched like Gumby. What does it all mean? It’s a little Lady Gaga, a little Paris Hilton, or maybe…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 23, 2010

Barbie Gets Angel-fied

Farrah Fawcett gets a posthumous Barbie makeover. In February, you can own the Farrah Barbie for a mere $1,500. Striped blanket included. All proceeds will go to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which funds cancer prevention and awareness. [The Hairpin]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 19, 2010

Lady Gaga: The Barbie Slayer

At a show in Ireland over the weekend, Lady Gaga killed a Barbie. She did it Ozzy Osbourne-style, by sticking it in her mouth and beheading it … and then rubbing it on her leather, studded crotch. Man, we wish we were there to see the execution ourselves! When my Barbies got destroyed as a…

By: Simcha / November 3, 2010

Ken Gets A Reality Show. Whitney Port Hosts?

“The City” is dunzo, but Whitney Port is moving onto bigger and better things. You know, like hosting an online reality series about … wait for it … Barbie‘s hunkahunka burnin’ love, Ken. The eight-episode series on Hulu.com will be called “Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend” and features eight guys competing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2010

Barbie’s First-Ever TV Commercial

Long before she was a TV news anchor in a pink miniskirt, Barbie was just a “girl” with a “purse and hats and gloves galore” in this 1959 commercial. It’s apparently the first Barbie ad to ever appear on television. The times — and Barbie — sure have changed, huh? [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2010

TV Reporter Barbie Gets The Story In Pink

Oh, dear. The latest doll to emerge from the Barbie I Can Be … line is the News Anchor Doll, and we’re going to bet her pinker-than-pink ensemble is going to rankle some feminist ire. Apparently, if you’re a girl, and you want to be a TV journalist, you must wear pink. Ideally, a pink…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 23, 2010

Could Mattel’s Japanese Barbie And Ken Be Any More Stereotypical?

A geisha girl and a samurai warrior: these are the stereotypes Mattel used for Japanese Ken and Barbie dolls. Barbie is dressed as a geisha with lotus blossoms in her hair, a gold fan, and some gladiator heels which are badass-looking, but I’m thinking not particularly Japanese. Ken is dressed as a bare-chested samurai warrior…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2010

Rachel Zoe And Barbie Collide, The World Goes Bananas!

Barbie makes an appearance on tonight’s episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project.” Mattel created a Barbie in Rachel‘s likeness (left), and she, in turn, styled Barbie for a red carpet appearance (right). Mattel got Rachel completely right — from her oversized sunnies down to her extra flared-leg jeans. But I’m not too impressed with styled-by-Rachel-Zoe…

By: Annika Harris / August 24, 2010

Ick: Barbie Feet

We agree with our girls at The Gloss that this image is likely Photoshopped, but it still makes us want to vom in the Dream House toilet. [The Gloss]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 10, 2010

Nekkid Barbie Calendar Makes Us Feel Pervy

We know it’s just plastic, but somehow it feels really wrong. [Copyranter]…

By: Lily Q / July 30, 2010

Barbie Video Girl + Scavenger Hunt = Adult Summer Play

Barbie Video Girl is the latest addition to the Barbie family, but she’s not some doll that fancies herself a music video model, camera person, or video editor. No, this doll is much cooler than that. Barbie Video Girl is actually a video camera that can record your summer adventures. There’s a tiny…

By: Annika Harris / July 20, 2010

Move Over, Barbie: Ken Doll Models For Esquire

Barbie had a million jobs, but did we ever really know what Ken did? With that head of hair, of course he’s a model. This month, Ken is tricked out in teeny, tiny men’s fall fashions for Esquire UK. We pity the assistant who tailored that miniature Gucci duffle bag! [Esquire UK]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Is “Toy Story 3″ Sexist?

Toy Story 3” has been receiving nothing but praise. It’s topped the box office for two weeks in a row and has pulled in $226 million so far. Not to mention that critics are lauding it as the saving grace in a horribly blah summer movie season. But Ms. magazine is not too happy about…

By: Kelli Bender / June 28, 2010

An Obese Barbie?

If Barbie keeps it up, she’s not going to fit into her dream house anymore. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 28, 2010