In Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend, which will air on Hulu, eight dudes will compete to prove that they possess Ken's qualities in order to be "the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion." So: Smooth crotches, yes?
Mattel and Stacey Irby-McBride debuted the So In Style line of black dolls to record levels of praise - and criticism. "Three dolls can't represent the whole African-American community," McBride says, not realizing her statement is the root of the issue.
Over the weekend, a producer from Fox & Friends contacted me, asking me to come on and comment on the new "Burka Barbie:"
The mainstream media has finally caught on to what the black blogosphere buzzed about two weeks ago: The premiere of the So In Style (or S.I.S.) line of Black Barbies. But are the dolls going to be an adequate representation?
The new mini-trend in more naturalistic beauty pageants is being bucked by "Miss Plastic Hungary" - in which only the surgically enhanced need apply.
Barbie's a well-preserved 50 years old in '09, and a raft of big-namers are dolling her in custom couture for the big day. Here's a look at the other designer threads she's sported....