Boy Stars in New Barbie Commercial
(From Advocate) The new Moschino Barbie is a huge hit (currently sold-out!), and its commercial is breaking boundaries by featuring a young boy in it. “Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” the boy screams as he and two female friends laud the doll, done up in designer Jeremy Scott’s sleek glamour. Barbie’s cellphone goes off and the male child says, “It’s for you, Moschino Barbie,” before winking at the camera. Watch the ad below. The strict gender lines of toys and children’s accessories have slowly been breaking down, with Target moving to make its signage more gender-neutral!
Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
(From the Hollywood Reporter) Director Steven Spielberg, singer James Taylor and multihyphenate Barbra Streisand are set to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Obama administration said on Monday. “I look forward to presenting these distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor,” said the President in a statement. “From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of our time to artists who expanded our imaginations, from leaders who have made our union more perfect to athletes who have inspired millions of fans, these men and women have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experience as Americans.”