Fostering a healthy body image is all the rage in the fashion industry these days!
For instance, major modeling agencies are now accepting models outside of their usual 5’10” - size 2 range, Tyra Banks has taken issue with the plus-size label, and models of all shapes and sizes have begun to grace high-fashion runways.
So is it time for the traditional Barbie doll to make a change as well?
With many young girls looking to Barbie’s curves and itty-bitty waist for an unhealthy source of thinspiration, many are saying yes.
A Facebook page dedicated to Plus Size Modeling recently posted a photo (above) asking followers if they would like to see bigger barbies in stores, and the response was decidedly mixed!
The responses ranged from:
"No one is naturally fat for gods sake, that's sending the message to girls that it's ok to look like this and be unhealthy.. How about we stop obsessing about being overweight and teach our children to eat healthy and get out and play…"
Left: Britney Spears in a seksi, dominatrix-inspired leather get-up at the MTV VMAs in 2002. Right: Miley Cyrus in a scandalous, lace-up rapper print dress at the MTV EMAs in 2013.
Both pop superstars made waves with their super risque outfits at the respective MTV awards shows almost exactly 11 years apart. And both were on the cusp of their 21st birthdays!
So we gotta ask…
Is Miley Cyrus the new Britney Spears???
- There will never be another Britney! (63%)
- No Way! (21%)
- Heck Yeah! (15%)
Total Votes: 10,401
[Image via Getty Images]
We're still reeling from Jennifer Lawrence's new hairdo — she really pulled a number on us!
While it's tempting to pretend it's a wig, new photos posted on her Facebook (see below) seem to indicate that it is, in fact, for REAL! And if it isn't real, that's a dang good wig!
Of course, we couldn't help but notice that the bang-y short 'do is eerily similar to Kate Gosselin's signature "edgy soccer mom" hairstyle from a few years ago, and we obviously HAVE to ask…
Who rocked it better???
- Jennifer Lawrence (76%)
- Kate Gosselin (24%)
Total Votes: 7,883
[Image via Ramey & Jennifer Lawrence's Facebook]
HOLD THE DIAMOND EARRING!
We've seen some pretty bizarre cover stories in our time, but this one might just take the cake! And it's not even The National Enquirer!!
There's obviously nothing wrong with being transgendered, but now Star magazine has taken it upon themselves to "expose" Bruce Jenner amidst all the reports of his separation from Kris!
Talk about a rumor!! Yeesh!!
According to their sources, this is the real reason behind their split and why Kris felt okay to say she regretted her divorce from Robert Kardashian. Their cover story further explains their accusations, reporting:
Regardless of what you think of her, you're probably still talking about her. Right???
So no matter what, Miley Cyrus has won!
In her mind, it's about the business of selling records and since she's been such a twerker-bee at hyping her Bangerz up, she has successfully turned herself into the subject of every water-cooler conversation.
Recently interviewed about her growing fame, she was asked how it feels to "basically be the most famous woman in the world right now," to which she replied:
This week in TV has been of epic proportions!!
Most people love Fall for the crispy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, but we really love it for the new programming. LOLz! Okay, so what if it's mainly for the new hunks and awesome clips that come out of it?? You get what we're saying.
But this premiere week in particular has so many eyes glazed over in love thanks to Glee and Modern Family. Both series aired man-on-man proposals, and both just happened to land in the best of the best moments of TV engagements!
But which was better? Which was sweeter?
In the world of Glee (above), Darren Criss' character Blaine decided to put on a spectacle of a show with his proposal. Starting off with All You Need Is Love, Blaine proposed to Kurt (Chris Colfer) in the very same place they met. But after the performance came the speech, and, well… let's just say epic is too weak a word.
But the night before, on Modern Family…
PETA has seen Katy Perry's Roar and they did NOT like what they saw!
Earlier this month, the seksi singer released the official music video for her hit single, and it featured tons of animals from tigers to tarantulas to elephants as she makes her transformation into Jane Goodall!
However, PETA spokeswoman Merrilee Burke criticized the use of animal actors in the music video and said they are often forced to live in terrible conditions: