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# Barbie

Last month
August 2023
Warner Bros Japan apologises as Barbie and Oppenheimer memes spark anger online in country
Warner Bros Japan said they are urging US the headquarters to “take appropriate action”.
This year
The Explainer: Do Barbie and Oppenheimer mark the return of the summer blockbuster?
This week, presenter Laura Byrne is joined by journalist and author Aoife Barry, who takes us through the hype machine behind Barbie and how this rubbed off on Oppenheimer. Did it translate into box office success? Also, how will the strike by actors and writers in the US impact film and television over the coming months?
Barbie smashes Irish box office with biggest opening weekend this year or last year
The Cillian Murphy-fronted Oppenheimer also packed in moviegoers for a bumper weekend at Irish cinemas.
Poll: How often do you go to the cinema?
Have your say.
Vietnam bans Barbie film over map showing disputed Chinese territorial claim
The Vietnamese government disagrees with China’s vast claims over areas of the South China Sea.
All time
'She is what the child wants her to be': Barbie is turning 60 this year and shows no sign of slowing down
The first Barbie doll made her debut in March, 1959 – today 58 million Barbies are sold each year in more than 150 countries.
People are praising a Barbie video that aims to teach girls to stop apologising
“Idk when Barbie started doing TED Talks, but I’m here for it.”
Salma Hayek was not at all impressed with Barbie's version of artist Frida Kahlo
‘How could they turn her into a Barbie?’
12 random facts you didn't know you wanted to know about Barbie
Did you know she kick-started an A-lister’s career?
Here's why Bratz dolls were far superior to Barbies
They set the perfect example for kids.
Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun
It’s part of Mattel’s drive to make its iconic dolls more diverse.
Mattel has just released a new Ken Doll with a man bun and people have mixed reactions
It’s only been three years since people stopped wearing them.
Amy Schumer has hit back at people who said she's 'too fat' to play Barbie
“Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game?”
Barbie is getting a makeover - to bring her more in line with reality
The nigh-on 60-year-old doll is a global icon. Unfortunately, experts have never seen her proportions as being humanly possible.
The Honest Barbie Instagram perfectly sums up the struggles of being in your 20s
Real life (well, in glamorous New York).
Meet the toy that is doing its little bit to bring down Barbie
Lottie is the creation of a Donegal-based company with global ambitions.
Weird Wide Web: A sexist Barbie book, a handy spy tool and Russians watching you right now
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
#FeministHackerBarbie is the internet's perfect response to a sexist Barbie book
Barbie is no fool.
The new 'Normal Barbie' has spots, freckles, and tattoos
Designer Nickolay Lamm has created stickers that give the dolls a “realistic makeover”.
This six-second Vine is the ultimate in 'NOOOOOOOO'
This Barbie doll appears to be saying something VERY rude
Er, what was that Barbie?
6 things you didn't know you didn't know about Barbie
From her middle name to her birthplace.
Here's what Barbie would look like if she was a real woman
Got the one and only walking, talking…
7 amazing things you got for free as a kid
They filled you with happiness.
Barbie banned in Iran as part of "soft war" on western culture
Meanwhile, there are calls for a bald and beautiful version of the doll to be made in the US.
Cancer survivors launch campaign for a ‘bald Barbie’ doll
A Facebook campaign asking Mattel to manufacturer a Barbie undergoing cancer treatment is gaining worldwide steam.
FBI warns new Video Barbie could become tool for paedophiles
US authorities say the doll, which has a built-in camera, could be used to record child pornography.
Diamond necklace Barbie sells for over $300,000
The most valuable Barbie in the world sports no less than three carats of diamonds around her neck.