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Is the "dumb blonde" stereotype more dye-ist than color-ist?
Olialia, a Lithuanian company run by blonde women, is planning to open a resort staffed solely by blondes in the Maldives, a move the company's managing director claims is part of the company's goal of breaking blonde stereotypes. Like, totally!
According to economists, blondes make more money and bag wealthier husbands than brunettes. Researchers couldn't explain their findings, but Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association said: "Blondes have wealthier husbands because...men are more attracted to us." Gotcha. [Freakonomics]
According to a study published in Economics Letters, blonde women are paid 7% more than women with other hair colors, and also tend to marry wealthier men. Wait until Veronica Lodge hears about this! [Telegraph]
Despite Transformers and GI Joe, Hollywood is not done mining our childhood memories: Universal has acquired the rights to make a live-action movie based on Barbie. Details are sketchy, but here's what could happen:
- Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn are divorcing. Which is heartbreaking. We just don't want to think of Princess Buttercup feeling sad. [People]
- Jessica Alba and baby daddy Cash Warren are making it legal and have announced their engagement. Honestly, does anyone care? [USA Today]
- Poor Amy Winehouse: Has to go to court…