Dream fight: Penn vs. the Prince in the valley of the dolls
We all knew Will and Kate were just pseudonyms for "Ken and Barbie" anyway, right?
So it's no surprise that, as the royal couple heads toward their first anniversary, the kingpin of toymakers, Mattel, would finally reveal their version of the royal wedding. The pair are on pre-order now at the "Barbie Collection" website -- with a princely $100 pricetag -- so they'll be hitting the delivery bins before the April 29th milestone.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can now join the ranks other "Barbie" couples: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Lucy and Desi (clearly, collectors need to be of a certain age for this kind of hobby ... check them out below). Based on previous incarnations of the duo by other dollmakers, these may even get a passing grade (but the others were pretty awful).
This might also be a good time, we humbly suggest, to bring the non-Mattel Sean Penn doll (right, raging against the world in the 2004 movie "Team America: World Police") back into circulation. It's time that at least the plastic versions of Will and Sean went toe-to-toe.
Penn, about as far left as Hollywood goes these days, has come out guns a-blazing this week on Prince William's six-week deployment to the Falkland Islands.
As he toured South America, Penn called Britain's hold over the islands off Argentina's coast as "colonialist, ludicrous and archaic."
The dispute between Argentina and Britain over sovereignty has hit boiling tempertures the past few months as the 30th anniversary looms of the British repelling Argentine forces from the islands which have been under UK rule for about 180 years.
Sending Prince William did nothing to ease tensions. Nor has Sean Penn.
Said Penn, who was dubbed "big mouth" by the right-leaning Daily Mail said: "It's unthinkable that the United Kingdom can make a conscious decision to deploy a prince within the military to the Malvinas, knowing the great emotional sensitivity both of mothers and fathers in the United Kingdom and in Argentina who lost sons and daughters in a war of islands with a population of so few."
Clearly fightin' words. We don't expect the royal and the actor to square off in real life (pay-per-view would make a killing). But how about sticking their heads on those Rock 'em-Sock 'em Robots and go a round or two?