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Barbie Gets An Afro For The Holidays

Barbie Vs. Reality
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Katie Halchishick depicts Barbie vs. reality in O Magazine. Read More »

When I picture Barbie, it’s with her signature straight blonde hair, unrealistically perky (and hard) boobs, and undeniably Caucasian skin tone and features. Sure, there’s darker-skinned Teresa and, uh, gingery Midge who sported a fetus in her hollowed belly, but they all have distinctly European features and hair. An African-American natural hair group is reclaiming the most famous doll ever with their own take on the traditional Barbie. The group will distribute Barbies to young girls at Booker T. Washington apartments in Columbus, GA in the spirit of the holidays, but not before they’ve reconfigured the dolls’ hair into natural Afro styles using pipe cleaners, end papers, and boiling water. I think this is an awesome idea — what a great message to send to young, impressionable girls in response to Barbie’s usual look, which condones peroxide, flat-irons, breast implants, and anorexia. [Madame Noire]

“Cursing” Baby Doll Upsets Parents

November 22, 2011

Evening Quickies: Kate & Pippa Middleton Are Now Creepy Action Figures

Pregnancy Rumor
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Calm down, Kate Middleton is not pregnant, people. Read More »
The Pippa Buttlift
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The "Pippa Middleton buttlift" is all the rage. Read More »
Kate "Thinspiration"
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Kate Middleton is "thinspiration" on pro-anorexia web sites. Read More »
A Pippa TV Show?
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You know that people would watch it. Read More »
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  • Kate Middleton and little sis Pippa are now creepy (and expensive) action figures. However, I don’t think G.I. Joe is going to be too picky. [US Weekly]
  • Chelsea Handler and hotelier Andre Balazs are dunzo. Chelsea, call me! [New York Post]
  • How the Victoria’s Secret idea of “sexy” has evolved over time. [TrésSugar]
  • J.Crew’s creative director Jenna Lyons is selling her $3.5 million Brooklyn townhouse. Amelia will be moving in to back in her essence just as soon as she scrounges up $3.5 million. [I'll be setting up a PayPal so y'all can donate to the cause. -- Editor] [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

“Celebrity” Cabbage Patch Kids Equal Parts Random & Terrifying

"Pink Stinks!" For Girl's Toys
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Some parents are upset their little girls are given pink toys. Read More »

Show me a little girl who doesn’t want a Cabbage Patch Kid doll in the likeness of Al Roker and I’ll show you a liar. All small children are just dying to snuggle up with the “Today” show weatherman!

They aren’t? No? Well, let’s hope some deep-pocketed adults do, because someone needs to find the Al doll a happy home. Al and his Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids pals are being auctioned off for CPKauctionforcharity.com to raise money for foster care and adoption organizations.

Let’s take a closer look at the totally random assortment of celebs who now have the unique distinction of Xavier Roberts’ name scrawled across their butt. [Yahoo Shine]

Creepy Prince William & Kate Middleton Dolls Will Eat Your Brains While You Sleep

Poor Prince William and Kate Middleton. The pizza with their faces recreated in vegetables was bad, but that’s got nothing on these vacant-eyed dolls from the toy company Arklu. A set of William and Kate together in their wedding finery costs $159.95; the Kate doll alone is a cool $79.95. (For some reason, the Prince William doll cannot be purchased on its own.) I might actually pay someone to keep these dolls from coming alive at night and eating my brains while I sleep. [Arklu.com via USA Today] Keep reading »

Doll-Hoarding Grandmother Forced To Face Facts


By day, she’s a certified nursing assistant in Griffin, Georgia, but by night, Phyllis, a grandmother in her 60s, has a shocking secret: She’s addicted to doll collecting.

She has more than 50,000 of them, according to the A&E series, “Hoarders,” which featured Phyllis on the season premiere episode that aired on June 20. Her explanation for keeping the dolls — which are in varying degrees of decay and shabbiness — is simple.

“When I see their sweet little faces, it makes me happy,” she said. “I don’t collect them because they’re valuable. I just like their company.” Read more… Keep reading »

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