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September 3, 2008 |
A man accused of ramming a car into the Playboy Mansion's gates twice in a week has pleaded not guilty. Glen Meador entered his pleas Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to a pair of felony vandalism charges. Police have said Meador slammed into the gates twice in late August over an ongoing dispute but have not offered further details. Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner was not at home on either occasion. The Ventura County man's bail was set at $250,000.
October 13, 1988
Clodhoppers. Those sensible shoes that evoke images of snowbound New York streets, Rosie the Riveter and timeless proletarian fashion. They may never overtake stiletto heels and low-slung pumps, but in certain circles today, clunky industrial-looking shoes are selling briskly. "It's an anti-fashion statement that's really popular," says Jennifer Thompson of Sepulveda, who owns several pairs. "They're fun, they're comfortable and they catch people's attention." They're also built to last.
April 18, 2004 |
Terence McFarland may be the best-dressed executive director ever for LA Stage Alliance (formerly Theatre LA). He recently took the top full-time job at L.A.'s largest arts service organization after serving as interim director since September. McFarland spent 12 years in such jobs as fashion director at Details magazine, fashion editor at Interview, public relations coordinator for Calvin Klein and a consultant for Geoffrey Beene.
February 27, 1997 |
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Mr. Pat Boone, the country's newest convert to leather and studs. Just what do fashion and music folk have to say about the singer untamed? "It's cringe-making," said Andrew Essex, music editor of Details magazine, of Boone's "In a Metal Mood" get-up that shows copious amounts of slightly crepey, saggy skin. "There was something kind of tragic about it, I think. If I were Pat I would have preserved my dignity."
March 22, 2013 |
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has at least one person in his corner: actor Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey and Armstrong have been friends for years, and the actor came to Armstrong's defense in the newest issue of Details magazine . He said that despite Armstrong's years of denial over taking performance-enhancing drugs, the cyclist is not a liar. "He told a lie, he's not a liar," McConaughey said. "When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain't personal to him....
October 3, 1998 |
Perilously exposed in the open, a small boy lugs plastic bottles of water beside his mother in besieged, surrounded, chaotic, war-ravaged Sarajevo, where Serbs, Muslims and Croats once coexisted serenely. Suddenly the bottles fly from his arms as he falls dead from a Bosnian Serb sniper's bullet. Then an older man. Then a woman pushing a baby carriage. Then another woman running toward her. U.S.
April 2, 2013
Designers once had to land an HGTV television gig to emerge beyond the world of coffee-table books and shelter magazines. James Magni, however, may have created another channel for getting his design message to the masses: video. Like many other designers, Magni has come out with a book -- a monograph, as some like to say -- called "Magni Modernism" (Abrams, $60), released Tuesday. With a witty introduction by Mayer Rus, the book chronicles the L.A.-based designer's 25-year career -- 240 pages of Magni-fied homes, some local (Beverly Hills, Balboa Island)