It would serve all of us well to remember that there are few things the Kardashians say, do or tweet that are not tied to publicity or promotion.
If you recall a few weeks back, Kim Kardashian confused a number of us, when she started tweeting to the social media account of a fictitious plastic toy:
“Merry Christmas Barbs @BarbieStyle! Long time no see! What did Ken get you for Christmas? Miss you doll!” and ” I’m sure we will be seeing lots of each other!Shopping soon!Xo RT @BarbieStyle: Happy Doll-idays to you too @KimKardashian! See you in 2012?”
We posed the theory that since Kim has said she’s her own product and brand, that it wasn’t all that strange for her to be communicating with another brand and product.
It turns out Kim was just chatting with a business partner. E! Online confirms that the Kardashian sisters will be immortalized in plastic as they lend their likeness to become limited-edition Barbie-brand dolls.
Although a rep for Mattel told E! they don’t discuss product rumors, a source tells the network, that limited-edition Kim, Khloe and Kourtney dolls are in the works and should be available later this year.
Not shockingly, the line of dolls is rumored to be called the “Dash dolls” because the dolls will be wearing clothing tied into looks you can buy at the Kardashians’ Dash boutiques.
The sisters will join the ranks of other celebs like Cher, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Heidi Klum, and Barbara Streisand and others to have their own Barbie-branded dolls.
Kim Kardashian just dropped $65k to outbid a gang of serious jewelry nuts for 3 unbelievable jade and diamond bracelets that used to belong to Elizabeth Taylor … TMZ has learned.
Taylor’s entire collection of rare and expensive jewelry was auctioned off in NYC this week for a whopping $116 MILLION … and Kim was one of the bidders.
Sources close to KK tell TMZ … Kim idolized Taylor — especially after Kim did a magazine interview with Liz for a project shortly before her death. So when Kim saw LT’s 3 jade and diamond Lorraine Schwartz bangle bracelets on the auction block, she snatched ‘em up for a cool $64,900.
We’re told Kim believes jade harnesses energy … and now that she owns the bracelets, KK feels she will share a deeper connection to the Hollywood icon.
Kim is not in possession of the jewelry yet … but she’s expected to get ‘em sometime in the next few days.