HILARY DUFF, JOEL MADDEN AND THE BARBIE DOLL
It just leaked out that Hilary Duff’s lookalike Barbie Doll played a big part in her bustup with Joel Madden! Back when Hilary was working closely with the Barbie people to develop the doll, the issue of how important her good-girl image is came up. Hilary was reminded that she must be a good role model for all those little girls buying dolls. Certain people worried about her boyfriend Joel’s rockstar-punk image. Family and friends expressed THEIR concern over Joel’s future – and questioned whether he just riding on successful Hilary’s coattails. It got Hilary to thinking. She really wasn’t happy with her relationship. Finally the Barbie makers brought up the subject of making a ‘boyfriend” doll for Hilary’s doll – like Ken is to Barbie. But they realized they couldn’t make a tattooed pierced rocker doll of Joel, so they dropped the idea. Not long after that, Hilary dropped Joel.