Barbie Off the Rails

By The Fix staff 01/24/12

A drunken, druggy photo shoot tarnishes the image of an iconic doll.

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Barbie's squeaky-clean image has bitten the dust after a debauched new photo shoot with Scream 4 actress Emma Roberts, niece of Julia, involving alcohol, drugs and violence. The shots were taken by Hollywood photographer Tyler Shields, well known for provocative portraits like a black-eyed Heather Morris from Glee and a meat-chewing Mischa Barton. His latest work shows 20-year-old Roberts—who's just returned from the Sundance festival in Utah, where she was promoting her new film Celeste and Jesse Forever—peering through walls as Barbie lays out lines of coke, sports a drunken nosebleed and beheads her longtime lover, Ken. No toy store has yet requested to use the snaps for publicity purposes.


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