Barbie

Mattel booth display (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie

NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks after her foray into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Barbie is entangled in controversy again, this time over her ties with the Girl Scouts. Two advocacy groups often […]

03/06/2014

This image provided by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2014, shows the cover-wrap of the magazine’s 50th anniversary annual swimsuit issue. (AP Photo/Sports Illustrated)

Barbie to feature in this year’s SI Swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) — After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs. To prove it? The doll, which is made by Mattel, […]

02/13/2014

Barbie dolls are seen at the Barbie Store in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)

Barbie fights for her life

NEW YORK (AP) — As far as catfights go, this is a doozy. Barbie, long the reigning queen in the doll world, has suddenly been thrust into the battle of her life. But Barbie’s competitors […]

07/18/2013

Kenneth King poses with a character from the Predator 3D movie during the Preview Night event on Day 1 of the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The zombies, superheroes, space aliens, pirates and time travelers taking over the streets of downtown San Diego can only mean one thing: Comic-Con is here! The 44th annual pop-culture extravaganza kicked […]

07/18/2013

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CEO of big money-making dolls talks about their success

They’re not just dolls–they’re big money makers. Money 101 guest host Ron Kilgore chats with Isaac Larian, the CEO of Van Nuys-based MGA Entertainment — the maker of Bratz dolls.

04/17/2013

Pooneh Mohajer

Pooneh Mohajer on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with serial entrepreneur Pooneh Mohajer, who co-founded Hard Candy, a color cosmetics company that rapidly grew to produced sales of $10,000,000 in less than 24 months. After selling Hard Candy to Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy in 1999, she started the global lifestyle brand, tokidoki.

04/03/2013

Woman wants bald Barbie to help fight cancer

A southland woman has asked the makers of Barbie to consider making a bald version of the iconic doll to help fight cancer. Rebecca Sypin, whose daughter has leukemia, has launched an online campaign through […]

01/12/2012

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