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October 7, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
This just in from the Department of That Makes Sense: Scarlett Johansson has been named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire, which has bestowed the honor and its attendant cover for 2013. It's not Johansson's first time at this rodeo, either. Seven years ago, at the tender age of 21, she earned the same heady title. But her two-time sexy crown and her other successes are not lost on her.  "You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right?" the "Don Jon" star tells the mag. PHOTOS: The 50 most beautiful female celebs "Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers.
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April 15, 2014 | Nardine Saad
Lake Bell has turned up the va-va-voom dial several notches for her May cover of Esquire magazine. Well, she got our attention, all right - and is directing it toward her upcoming projects. The "Million Dollar Arm" star poses topless for the mag, wearing only black pantyhose and blunt bangs. The May issue , on newsstands April 22, also has an alternative cover shot by photographer Derek Kettela that features a topless Tom Hardy sans the pantyhose... PHOTOS: Funny women and why we love 'em Bell is pretty proud about the spread, which shows off her assets inside the mag as well.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: Rihanna is named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine, for which the singer posed nude. ( Esquire ) Chaz Bono dances to the "Rocky" theme while mama Cher weeps on "Dancing With the Stars. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Amy Winehouse's father says he will write a heartfelt memoir about the singer, and proceeds are to go to help disadvantaged kids. ( NME ) More theaters join Cinemark in threatening not to show the Eddie Murphy film "Tower Heist" if Universal Pictures allows it to go to on-demand just three weeks after opening.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2014 | By Joe Flint
One coach tells his players, "rip their freaking heads off and let them bleed. " Another coach smacks a player in the head while telling him, "don't give me that soft crap. " The next season of HBO's "Hard Knocks?" An ESPN documentary on the famed defense of the 1985 Chicago Bears? Nope. This is the Esquire Network's new show "Friday Night Tykes," a documentary about the Texas Youth Football Assn., whose players are under the age of 10. VIDEO: Winter TV preview 2014 The coaches say things that might make even Mike Ditka cringe.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
George Clooney, could we adore you any more?  "The Monuments Men" actor-producer-director and "Gravity" star, 52, opens up about his celebrity in the December issue of Esquire and, a rarity in the celebrity-profiling sphere, opens his home - the same house that legendary actor Clark Gable lived in - to writer Tom Junod. Here are a few of our favorite quotes and insights from their interview : PHOTOS: George Clooney's life in pictures   On family and comedy:  "The first thing that I learned - and I understood it at a really young age - was that I could get a laugh.
NATIONAL
February 12, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The fog of Abbottabad strikes again. On Tuesday, confusion continued to swirl around Esquire magazine's cover story about the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden during the instantly legendary May 2011 raid on the terrorist leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The article, which was published online Monday, is framed around the premise that the SEAL, dubbed the Shooter, got "nothing" from the government after his retirement, including no healthcare coverage. According to officials and experts, that claim was incorrect : All Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get five years of healthcare benefits after retirement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | Nardine Saad
Lake Bell has turned up the va-va-voom dial several notches for her May cover of Esquire magazine. Well, she got our attention, all right - and is directing it toward her upcoming projects. The "Million Dollar Arm" star poses topless for the mag, wearing only black pantyhose and blunt bangs. The May issue , on newsstands April 22, also has an alternative cover shot by photographer Derek Kettela that features a topless Tom Hardy sans the pantyhose... PHOTOS: Funny women and why we love 'em Bell is pretty proud about the spread, which shows off her assets inside the mag as well.
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
Heads up! For five years, Esquire's July "Summer Reading Issue" has provided beached readers with balmy hours of some of the finest short fiction around. This year, though, there's an unexpected disturbance in the midst of the literary tranquillity. Between a short story by novelist Tim O'Brien and a sampler of fiction by a bunch of unsung writers, a scuffle breaks out. Suddenly, like a 98-pound weakling recently endowed with muscles, novelist Jay McInerney goes on a vengeful seven-page rampage, gleefully kicking sand in the faces of the critics he accuses of bullying him and his fellow literary Brat Packers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Women: Did you know that men are slobs? That they're really just little boys? That they have no trouble sharing their feelings? No? Then tune into "Esquire: About Men, for Women," a 13-part Lifetime cable channel series from Esquire magazine, with its self-proclaimed "authoritative view of the American male," beginning tonight at 10:30. Each program has four parts. In "Coversations," you'll "eavesdrop" on the "innermost feelings" of four men "privately" rapping (on camera)
NATIONAL
January 12, 2010 | By Jeff Coen and Stacy St. Clair
Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich long has thought that his best chance of beating the sweeping federal corruption charges against him was to take his case directly to the public -- whether through media interviews, writing a book or glad-handing people on the street. But things haven't always gone swimmingly. On Monday, Blagojevich moved quickly to apologize for saying in an Esquire magazine interview that he was "blacker than Barack Obama." Even before many had heard about the interview, Blagojevich was standing outside his home, pointing out that it was a dumb thing to say. "What I said was stupid, stupid, stupid," Blagojevich said, using the word 16 times in a few minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
George Clooney, could we adore you any more?  "The Monuments Men" actor-producer-director and "Gravity" star, 52, opens up about his celebrity in the December issue of Esquire and, a rarity in the celebrity-profiling sphere, opens his home - the same house that legendary actor Clark Gable lived in - to writer Tom Junod. Here are a few of our favorite quotes and insights from their interview : PHOTOS: George Clooney's life in pictures   On family and comedy:  "The first thing that I learned - and I understood it at a really young age - was that I could get a laugh.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
This just in from the Department of That Makes Sense: Scarlett Johansson has been named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire, which has bestowed the honor and its attendant cover for 2013. It's not Johansson's first time at this rodeo, either. Seven years ago, at the tender age of 21, she earned the same heady title. But her two-time sexy crown and her other successes are not lost on her.  "You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right?" the "Don Jon" star tells the mag. PHOTOS: The 50 most beautiful female celebs "Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Want to punch out a co-worker? The Esquire Network, a new cable channel from NBCUniversal, will give you that chance. Launching on Monday, Esquire Network is looking to woo upscale men with lifestyle programs about cooking, drinking and travel. But the network also knows that even the most hoity-toity of men will on occasion dream of lacing up the gloves and slugging a colleague. Esquire Network is developing a show to fulfill that fantasy. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Called "White Collar Brawlers" and set to premiere in early 2014, Esquire Network General Manager Adam Stotsky said the show will "tap into something quite primal.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Ashton Kutcher is living a double life, or so his latest profile in Esquire magazine would have us believe. On one hand, he's an actor who's taken goofy, likable-guy kinds of roles and parlayed them into a career and, on the other, he's a tech-geek, venture capitalist who's trying to change the world. And if there's one thing we learned from this lengthy story , it's that he loves to work, despite his description as "dumb-actor savant" by Esquire's Tom Chiarella. Kutcher has come a long way since his role on "That '70s Show.
NATIONAL
February 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Out of the service, out of the shadows: The Navy SEAL who reportedly killed Osama bin Laden in the world's most famous secret raid has stepped a little closer toward the sunlight. The unnamed shooter, profiled in a recent Esquire cover story that describes a post-military life without a pension or timely disability benefits, met with lawmakers Tuesday to discuss veteran's care. The SEAL, who didn't qualify for a pension or health benefits for his family because he retired four years earlier than the Navy's 20-year threshold, met with Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.)
NATIONAL
February 12, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The fog of Abbottabad strikes again. On Tuesday, confusion continued to swirl around Esquire magazine's cover story about the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden during the instantly legendary May 2011 raid on the terrorist leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The article, which was published online Monday, is framed around the premise that the SEAL, dubbed the Shooter, got "nothing" from the government after his retirement, including no healthcare coverage. According to officials and experts, that claim was incorrect : All Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get five years of healthcare benefits after retirement.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2010 | By Wendy Smith
Anyone familiar with James Ellroy's "L.A. Confidential," or the razor-sharp film adaptation, will recall the sleazy magazine whose insatiable desire for nasty stories about Hollywood celebrities drove the plot. Ellroy called it Hush-Hush, but his model was Confidential, king of the scandal sheets from 1952 to 1957, when a string of lawsuits forced publisher Robert Harrison to cut a deal with the studios and quit snooping for the dirty details of stars' all-too-human behavior. After reading "L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1996
In his March 30 letter decrying "lawyer puffery," Gilbert S. Bahn did not go far enough in searching out the meaning of esquire. In the Oxford Universal Dictionary on Historical Principles, one of the listings for esquire says: "It is a title allowed by courtesy to all who are regarded as gentlemen. In the U.S. it belongs officially to lawyers and public officers, and is freely used in the addresses of letters." Maybe Dr. Bahn should have railed against the juxtaposition of lawyer and gentlemen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2013 | By Meg James
NBCUniversal wants to trade in its geeks for metrosexuals. The media giant announced Monday that it was rebooting its tiny G4 cable channel, which has long focused on attracting young, male video game players. But because most gamers don't watch much TV, ratings for G4 have been puny. So in a bid for higher numbers, and a larger share of advertising dollars, the company is attempting an upgrade: On April 22, the channel will be rebranded as the Esquire Network, a partnership with Hearst Magazines and its iconic publication.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
Annual "best of" lists are made for arguing, but even given that, this year's restaurant round-up from longtime Esquire writer John Mariani contains at least one major “huh?” item. First, the good news: three Southern California spots were included on the best new restaurant list: Vic Casanova's Gusto , Josef Centeno's Baco Mercat and Bernhard Mairinger's BierBeisl . Restaurant of the year went to Atlanta's the Optimist , restaurateur of the year was Gabriel Stulman, from Perla, in New York City , and Drew Nieporent (Montrachet, the various Nobus, Tribeca , Corton)
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