Heidi and Spencer working with Mattel on their own Ken and Barbie dolls

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt will become immortalized in plastic when Mattel produces Barbie and Ken versions of The Hills villains/entertainers/”improv TV personalities.”

“We just talked to Mattel yesterday, and we are already working on our own Ken and Barbie,” Spencer told Socialite Life. Heidi said, “I’m waiting for my Barbie Doll. That’s what I want next.” As to its styling and clothing, Heidi said, “I haven’t really thought about it that much, but I’m really excited,” she said.

Millionaires Heidi and Spencer already appear as characters in the boxing video game Facebreaker, so it makes sense that fans will be able to buy little effigies of Heidi and Spencer to, say, slam in car doors or pop in the blender for a little spin.


EXCLUSIVE: Heidi Montag Completing Her Barbie Doll Transformation
[Socialite Life]
Heidi & Spencer Make their Video Game Debut (Exclusive!) [GameDaily]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

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A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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