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Wait, A Real Life Barbie Movie Is Happening?

Every time I watch the new “90210,” I have a very distracting thought—Trevor Donovan, who plays Teddy on the show, looks life a walking, talking version of Ken. I mean, give the man some hair gel and he is good to go. So I was highly amused today when I heard that he had met with producers about the possibility of playing everyone’s favorite plastic hunk without junk in a live-action movie. My next reaction was—wait, someone’s making a live-action Barbie movie?

Apparently, the answer is yes. Keep reading »

Alice + Olivia’s Modern Take On Barbie

Okay, so Alice + Olivia haven’t designed a new Barbie doll, but the styling of this model in its resort lookbook really reminds me of a classic Barbie. Alice + Olivia has swapped the black and white stripe swimsuit for a black and white stripe romper. The blond hair has been replaced by a big, yellow floppy hat. But both the model and the doll still know the power of great sunglasses and earrings. See the rest of the Alice + Olivia resort collection here. Keep reading »

David Lynch + Barbie+ Coffee = Very Strange Commercial

I am huge David Lynch fan. I try not to understand his work, but rather appreciate it. I cannot say I have yet grown to appreciate his commercial to promote his organic coffee line, David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee. It’s a full four minutes of David Lynch having an imaginary convo with Barbie about coffee while almost squeezing her head off. I’m calling it “Barbie Drink With Me.” This is serial killer territory. I am frightened. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Starry Night Barbie

Barbie meets art for the new 2011 line of Fine Art Barbies featuring gowns inspired by Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and Klimt. For the girl who already knows she’s highbrow. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

  • This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [MSNBC]
  • California’s state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mandate public schools’ history classes teach students about gay, lesbian and transgender icons. (FWIW, Asian/Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities would also be required in the curriculum.) [The Week, San Fransisco Chronicle]
  • France may make it illegal to pay for sex, in order to criminalize clients of sex workers. Proponents of such legislation say it will help sex trafficking victims, who they claim account for 80 percent of sex workers. [Guardian UK]

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Barbie And Ken Are Back Together

Thank you, Cupid, for this Valentine’s Day miracle. After breaking up in 2004, Barbie and Ken have decided to get back together. Yesterday, Barbie, who apparently has a Facebook page even though she’s made of sculpted plastic, wrote a status update that read, “Who knows … maybe I’ll have a Valentine this year.” Then this morning, she changed her status to “In a Relationship.” Keep reading »

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 son away from the clothes and toys “for girls” to which he is gravitating. “Don’t buy him Barbie dolls or girl’s clothes,” he writes. “You don’t want to do things that seem to support the confusion at this stage of the game …Take the girl things away, and buy him boy toys.” Keep reading »

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]
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“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 challenges to win the title of Great American boyfriend. The winner, like the doll, will be the man who proves he possesses all the qualities that make him the “ultimate boyfriend for every occasion.” While this concept is obviously airtight, the trailer raises a few important questions. Do these men have actual wieners or just plastic crotches? Is there a real-life Barbie waiting at the end … who does Genuine Ken become boyfriend to? And most importantly, who decided to hire Whitney Port? How did they manage to pick a host less interesting than an actual Barbie doll? [Genuine Ken] Keep reading »

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 can totally make Sweet Talkin’ Ken her bitch. Repeat after me, Sweet Talkin’ Ken: “You look like you need a foot massage!”; “Don’t worry, I’ll take the garbage out”; “Sure, I’ll go down on you while you watch ‘Real Housewives!” Sigh. If only we could program men in real life this way. [Mattel via Outblush] Keep reading »

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