Last week West Virginia state lawmaker Jeff Eldridge proposed a bill to legally ban Barbie (and other dolls that promote beauty) from the sales shelves across the state as he believes the busty blonde sends young children the damaging message that looks are everything. Well, the controversial Kardashian sisters had quite a message for him in return when we caught up with them at Barbie’s 50th Birthday Party in her Malibu Dream House on Monday.
"He can suck an egg, seriously. He's probably butt-ugly and always wanted a girlfriend that looked like Barbie but could never get one. People like that really annoy me," Khloe Kardashian said, with her sis Kourtney adding that it was "so ridiculous."
"She’s been around 50 years and girls love her. Its fun, it’s a doll — get over it people," Kourtney added.
Even self-proclaimed feminist, He’s Just Not That Into You starlet Ginnifer Goodwin, finds the whole proposal to ban Barbie baffling.
"Barbie’s very empowering and my inner feminist is really very proud of our Barbie culture," Goodwin said. "She does have a rather tiny, unrealistic waist but she’s a doll and you know the thing about Barbie that I’ve always found very inspiring is she was fashionable and could have a fella if she wanted and sometimes she did, sometimes she didn’t and any career of her choosing. So if she was affluent it was due to her successes and especially for a doll that premiered in the 1950’s that’s pretty admirable that’s pretty incredible."
And playing with the little plastic person hasn’t hurt VS Angel Heidi Klum either.
"I think that’s crazy, Barbie is so much fun. I’m not into plastic surgery and all of these things. I’m like super natural person. I do wear make-up yes and I love high heels and outfits, but I’m a jeans T-shirt normal girl and I used to love playing with Barbies," Klum said. "But that didn’t change me all of sudden. I didn’t become a plastic person or start acting like a fake person."
So could Mattel getting ready to come out with a mini-me of Heidi Klum?
"You guys just have to hold onto your horses a little while longer and then maybe then you’ll know and see," the Project Runway starlet said with a smile. "But if she could talk she would say ‘you’re out’."
What we also found quite amusing is that reality star Lauren Conrad really had no idea what an L.C. Barbie would do if it was ever made.
"Tough question, oh gosh - what would my Barbie do?" she asked her friend Lauren "Lo" Bosworth, who quickly suggested that maybe she should like, design clothes - after all, Conrad does have her own clothing line. But as it turns out, L.C said now that The Hills is over she actually hopes to work behind-the-cameras in production and is already working on her second book.
On the note of production, the Jonathon Adler-designed Dream House which hosted Barbie’s coming-of-age bash really did bring to the life her theatrical and mystical existence. The Malibu mansion (which is soon going to be transported to a suite at the Palms Resort & Casino in Sin City) was complete with a cupboard full of 50 pairs of Christian Louboutin hot-pink high heels, a chandelier made of Barbie’s hair, a gigantic Andy Warhol portrait of Barbie, a feather-topped pouf chair and a mirror framed entirely with dolls. There was even a Volkswagen Pink New Beetle convertible in the garage in which the likes of Aubrey O’Day, Heidi Klum and Ginnifer Goodwin were spotted fooling around inside.
Following a 16-year career as a pro football player highlighted with 243 consecutive games and five Super Bowls (and a little low-lighted with fines for breaking the jaw of Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins, spitting in the face of 49ers wide receiver J.J. Stokes, hitting Bryan Cox of the New York Jets in the crotch with a football and crushing the eyesocket of his Oakland Raiders teammates Marcus Williams) Bill "Romo" Romanowski says he's now harnessing his inner fierceness to whip Hollywood hotties into even hotter shape.
After suffering with an array for mental focus issues due to his years of giving and taking hard hits, Romo created the nutrition shake regimen Nutrition53, which he says Britney Spears is now using.
"Britney has been ordering shakes for the past four months," he tells Tarts. "She loves vanilla." Romanowski also counts Charlize Theron, Owen Wilson, Sean Penn and even uber-hot Angelina Jolie as Nutrition53 fans.
Speaking of hotness, Romanowski himself fell into the hot seat even after retirement in 2005 when he admitted to having dabbled with steroids and human growth hormone. So it comes as no surprise that he believes America should forgive A-Rod, who too recently admitted to substance use several years ago.
"Everybody makes mistakes," Romanowski added. "I think it is great that he came out and apologized for what happened and is now using his experience to talk with kids about staying clean and working hard."
While at dinner at NYC seafood eatery "Flex Mussels" with her boyfriend and another couple on Saturday night, 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski loved the owner's cheeky "Musseltov" T-shirt so much that she asked for one for herself. Jane walked out with a "Flexual Healing" shirt, while her boyfriend, documentary filmmaker Marc Singer decided to go with "Metroflexual." The couple looked very happy together, kissing and sharing plates during their meal.
John Mayer drinking alone (but mingling with the locals and in good spirits) at Crown and Anchor Bar and Sunset Terrace Bar in Thousand Oaks on Monday. Oddly enough, Mayer was there for "Margarita Mondays" which typically attracts a college crowd.
Newly-single Sarah Silverman waving her hands wildly and telling jokes while having dinner at Il Sole in West Hollywood with two male friends on Monday night. Sitting just a few tables away was Brooke Burke and beau David Charvet. Before leaving, the Dancing with the Stars champion stopped by Silverman's table to say hello.
John Sally and David Koechner at Dr. Tea's Teagarden on Melrose Tuesday.
Paula Abdul and a posse of pals hit up Koi Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The A.I. judge steered clear of the alcohol but was still the life of the party.
Roselyn Sanchez Hosted the Launch of ABSOLUT® MANGO at the ABSOLUT® Mango Grove in NYC on Tuesday.
Nicole Kidman and baby daughter Sunday Rose in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gymboree Play & Music Center for some fun and games on Tuesday afternoon.
Are Ryan Cabrera and his girlfriend Riley Keough on the outs? The singer turned up to West Hollywood's Apple Lounge on Tuesday night sans Elvis’s granddaughter and was flirting with another hottie at the hotspot. Avril Lavigne was also there without her husband Derek Whibley.
Director/Producer Tim Burton having lunch on Wednesday at Royal/T Los Angeles’s first Japanese-inspired maid café set with the surrounds of a 10,000-square-foot mixed use art space, "cosplay" (costume play) café, and concept store.
NBA legend Rick Fox at California Chicken Cafe Brentwood on Wednesday night.
Lauren Conrad & WWE Superstar The Miz hugging, flirting and sitting really close together at a VIP table (they even exchanged numbers) at Star Magazine's Young Hollywood Party at Apple Lounge on Wednesday. PIC
Johnny Knoxville and "Olly Girl" Molly Shea at the "Life of the Lucky Cucumber" premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Lauren Conrad dining at Luau in Beverly Hills on Thursday night.