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Posts Tagged ‘Mattel’

Not The LAT In 90 Seconds

Our favorite fake newspaper is back (no offense to The Onion). Here are some highlights:

8ball.jpgSam Zell buys California: He replaces the legislature with a Magic 8 Ball and orders a 15 percent reduction in the number of state residents.

hartenstein.jpgLAT Goes HD, Adds Porn: “L.A. Times publisher Eddy Hartenstein announced the paper would switch to ‘high definition digital newsprint’ and charge extra for ‘premium’ sections devoted to sports, movies and porn.”

dsssoll.jpgLAT Launches 4-month Investigation into Doll Names: FOIAs went out to Hasbro, Mattel, and – we’re assuming – various preschool classes around the nation.

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Watch the Box: Toy Box

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NBC has bravely plunged into a world of series without pilots, ordering six episodes of Kath and Kim from Reveille (no surprise there)starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair. The show, based on an Australian series, concerns itself with a self-absorbed woman and her 40ish divorced mom–Shannon, who could be Blair’s mom if she’d been a slut in high school.

Mattel and CAA are playing nicely with Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, Max Steel, UNO and Polly Pocket, and developing movies, TV, digital, video games etc. based on said brands. Mattel also made a deal with Joel Silver and Warner Bros. to develop a live-action He-Man Masters of the Universe. CAA and Hasbro, turned Transformers into a movie, and plan to do the same to G.I. Joe. Boys and their toys.

Fuse has four new series:

Fuse Rocks the Garden–live concert series at Madison Square Garden begins with the Foo Fighters on February 19 at 11p.

10 Great Reasons–each episode counts down the top 10 facts or myths in today’s music.

Live Through This– comebacks starting with at Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx.

Talking Metal– hard rock/heavy metal TV series based on the Talking Metal podcast.

Mattel Sues Over X-Rated Barbie/Are Pamela Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith, Dozens of Others Next?

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In US District Court in Manhattan, Mattel filed suit against an adult entertainer named China Barbie over her use of the Barbie name. (Site appears to be down).

China Barbie’s site says she’s a 34D-22-33 (all natural!) “cordial young lady” who sat behind the desks of some of the world’s leading investment banking firms and advertising agencies in New York before getting into porn. Her IMDB listing includes Me Luv You Long Time, Ethnic Cheerleaders 8 and Pussyman’s Shaving Starlets.

But she’s not even blonde. Why is Mattel pursuing her and not dozens, nay hundreds of other lookalike bimbos?

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LAT In 90 Seconds

It Came From Outer Space: Today David Sarno presents the “second in a series of occasional Web Scout mysteries, in which we investigate some of the questions haunting the Web entertainment world. In this installment, we get to the bottom of the UFO videos currently raging on YouTube.” Sarno’s on the Nigerian investment beat?

32018848.jpgBest Paragraph of the Day: “If you hate women, men, Texas, Los Angeles, television news and any of the social progress made by Americans in the 20th century, then Anchorwoman is the show for you.” We’re so watching.

32026619.jpgBarbie Does Lawsuits: Toy giant Mattel is suing a company running a porn site that uses the name “China Barbie.” We thought all the China Barbies had been recalled.