Who's Had Enough of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Performing 'Flawless'?

That is a rhetorical question because the answer is no one. OR ELSE. Here's a full clip of their performance live in Paris from HBO's On the Run special. » 10/06/14 7:15pm 10/06/14 7:15pm

Anna Faris Opens Up About Her Barbie Whorehouse

On Conan tonight, Anna Faris talked about the sexy/scary murder-mysteries she used to stage with her Barbies. It was a full-on Barbie Whorehouse situation. This one goes out to all the girls who decapitated their dolls and then made them have sex in a futile attempt to save their lives! » 10/24/13 12:00am 10/24/13 12:00am

Meet the Man Who Owns 6,000 Barbie Dolls

He says his past girlfriends are all jealous of his Barbies: "I will never be one of these. What's my waist line?" Yes, I'm sure the worry over their figures is the reason you guys broke up. It's not the 6,000 BARBIE DOLLS RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. » 9/04/13 10:00am 9/04/13 10:00am

Why Is It So Hard to Celebrate Your Birthday With Black Barbie?

It took Mattel decades to introduce and widely distribute black Barbies, and the company still advertises its line with dolls as blue-eyed and flaxen-haired as a neo-Nazi child (see above.) Now, Harlem mother Karen Braithwaite is leading a group of 14 Harlem moms and thousands of others who have signed a Change.org… » 4/01/13 6:30pm 4/01/13 6:30pm

Drag Queen Barbie Is Not a Drag Queen, Says Mattel

If you've noticed an extra spring in the steps of your local drag enthusiasts these past few weeks, it may have something to the release of a special edition Barbie doll designed by the Blonds (David and Phillipe), a famous NYC fashion duo known for their opulent designs (they've dressed the likes of Lady Gaga,… » 8/23/12 12:00pm 8/23/12 12:00pm

Apparently You Weren't the Only One Who Always Suspected Your Ken Dolls…

Remember the freak out that happened when Mattel released Earring Magic Ken in the 1990's? Dolled up in a purple mesh tee shirt and shiny purple vinyl vest and sporting a single earring that was the jewelry equivalent of a knowing wink, it was clear that Barbie wasn't his girlfriend, she was his girl friend, and that… » 6/14/12 2:20pm 6/14/12 2:20pm

Barbie Goes Black Market in Iran

The latest casualty of worsening Iran-US relations is Barbie. The Iranian government is apparently cracking down on the sale of the popular perma-heeled doll, forcing some dealers underground. » 1/17/12 11:15am 1/17/12 11:15am

How To Give Barbie An Afro (And Call It A Halo Instead)

People who were part of the Black Pride movement of the 1960s also took pride in wearing their hair natural instead of using straightening combs or chemical relaxers. Their pride in African culture was an Afro-centric view that really shook (read: terrified) most middle-class Americans. The way they wore their hair… » 12/16/11 6:00pm 12/16/11 6:00pm

Barbie And Ken's Internet Flirting Is Weird

America's most famous plastic couple broke up around Valentine's Day 2004. Thanks to a digital campaign by Mattel, they may be reuniting. Whatever, Mattel. Like little girls weren't pretending their Barbies and Kens were boning this whole time. » 2/05/11 11:35am 2/05/11 11:35am

Barbie Calendar Ruins Your Childhood Memories (Mild, Doll-Related NSFW)

Two Argentine advertising students designed this Pirelli-esque Barbie calendar. Their intended market? 8-year-old boys. We're not sure if unclothed Barbies count as NSFW, but those who don't work in doll hospitals can see the calendar in its full-sized glory below. » 7/30/10 4:00pm 7/30/10 4:00pm

The Best Mad Men Infomercial Pitches

We asked you to create a Mad Men-style ad for popular infomercial products, and the response was highly impressive. But only one ad could win the big prize; here are our favorites and the lucky winner. » 7/27/10 10:00am 7/27/10 10:00am

Reminder: Mad Men Barbie Contest Ends On Sunday

Don't forget, our contest to win a complete set of Mad Men Barbies dolls ends Sunday, July 25, at 8pm EDT, so keeping sending in those Sterling Cooper-style ads! Full details here. » 7/23/10 11:20am 7/23/10 11:20am

"Mad Men Was Never Meant To Be A Fashion Show."

Mad Men costumer Janie Bryant: "I always felt like it was the highest compliment that Mad Men changed menswear more than women's clothing, because men are much slower to change." [WSJ] » 6/25/10 10:40am 6/25/10 10:40am

C'mon Barbie, Let's Go Party

Barbie is going to flip when she sees her new potential paramour, Darren. With a little help from Jay-Z (who supplied the Rocawear duds), Mattel created this cute and well-dressed rival for Ken. [Nylon] » 3/12/10 11:40am 3/12/10 11:40am

Barbie Collector: Dolls No Girl Should Ever Play With

This catalog features the type of Barbie that stays sealed in a box, taunting little girls. That's probably for the best, because Mattel is dressing babies as '70s sex symbols, making cracks about working women, and encouraging heavy peroxide use. » 2/04/10 2:00pm 2/04/10 2:00pm

Dear Mattel: This Is How How You Make Barbie More Diverse

Feministing points us toward doll-maker Loanne Hizo Ostlie, who has been creating modified Barbies for over a decade. Over at her site, Tabloach Productions, her modifications of Barbie (and long neglected Skipper) are amazingly detailed... and stunningly diverse. » 10/26/09 6:30pm 10/26/09 6:30pm

Valley Of The Dolls

To promote her graphic novel Dolltopia, about runaway dolls who reject the domestic roles thrust upon them by humans, Abby Denson is holding a contest for the best made-over Barbie at her book signings this month. [N.Y. Daily News] » 10/02/09 11:40am 10/02/09 11:40am

Silly: Don't You Know Barbie Can Have It All?

The Daily News asks: "Barbie doll: children's toy or valuable collector item for adults?" That's all in a day's work for the original multitasker! [NYDN] » 8/27/09 7:40pm 8/27/09 7:40pm