March 27, 1998 |
"Titanic" sweeping Monday night's Oscars wasn't the only talk of Hollywood this week. Mike De Luca was. The president of production at New Line Cinema--no stranger to outrageous public behavior--created one of the more embarrassing spectacles Hollywood has seen in some time by committing a very public indiscretion at an A-list pre-Oscar party Friday night.
March 6, 2014 |
On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days. The mandatory dress code, implemented in 2005, requires players to wear at least a jacket while shunning jeans, hats, T-shirts and the like. One player who stuck with the dress code Thursday night before the Lakers hosted the Clippers was Nick Young, in typically stylish manner. Young, who goes by the nickname "Swaggy P," wore a bright blue suit to Staples Center with sparkling white shoes and no socks.
April 6, 2013 |
- There is already speculation that Albert Pujols' 10-year, $240-million contract will become as heavy a burden on the Angels as Alex Rodriguez's 10-year, $275-million deal is on the New York Yankees. Pujols, 33, is in the second year of his deal. His salary jumps from $16 million this season to $23 million in 2014 and will increase by $1 million a year until 2021, when he'll make $30 million. While the 6-foot-3, 235-pound slugger was productive in 2012, hitting .285 with 30 home runs and 105 runs batted in, his average, on-base and slugging percentages have dropped for three straight years.
March 22, 2013 |
Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot, which signed on as the Lakers "official timekeeper" in January, took the relationship a step further this week, announcing Kobe Bryant as its newest brand ambassador on Wednesday and unveiled a limited-edition timepiece called the King Power Black Mamba. The official announcement was made by Hublot Chief Executive Ricardo Guadalupe at a rooftop news conference at the London Hotel in West Hollywood and was followed by a celebrity-studded dinner co-hosted by GQ magazine that included Bryant and wife Vanessa, Jimmy Kimmel, Zac Efron, Jesse Williams, Garcelle Beauvais, Brad Goreski and Christos Garkinos.
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October 29, 2007 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says marijuana is not a drug, a British magazine reported Monday. But his spokesman said the governor was joking. Schwarzenegger told the British edition of GQ magazine that he had not taken drugs, even though the former bodybuilder and Hollywood star has acknowledged using marijuana in the 1970s and was shown smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary "Pumping Iron." "That is not a drug. It's a leaf," he told GQ. "My drug was pumping iron, trust me."
March 27, 2014 |
GQ magazine recently announced its 2014 best new menswear designers in America, a list on which Los Angeles is more than well represented. The quartet that makes up the class of 2014 includes two L.A.-based labels -- John Elliot's skate-culture-influenced John Elliot + Co. and John Moore's retro-surf brand M.Nii . And Rob Garcia's En Noir , a dark take on streetwear, has a presence on both coasts, with a showroom in New York and...
April 18, 1992 |
Duke basketball center Christian Laettner violated no rules by keeping a diary for a magazine during his senior season, the NCAA said Friday. "Christian Laettner did not violate any NCAA rules by keeping a diary--and that's all he did," spokesman Jim Marchiony said Friday. "There was neither any written nor oral agreement between Laettner and GQ (magazine) that would be a violation of NCAA rules." The Winston-Salem (N.C.
March 17, 2012
Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson finished a win over Detroit by nailing the first three-pointer of his NBA career: "That was the luckiest shot. I'm not going to shoot another one and mess up my percentage. I hit a couple threes in high school, but they don't count. NBA threes are a long way out," he said. Last week after the Grizzlies beat the Nuggets, 94-91, Denver guard Ty Lawson credited Memphis' defense, sort of: "They are a scrappy team. They foul and get away with a lot of stuff.
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July 1, 2009 |
Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Tuesday that he was taking "appropriate personnel action" against the principal and athletic director of Birmingham High School for allowing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to use the school's football team in a photo shoot. Cortines declined to say what the action was, citing confidentiality rules. Depending on the nature of the discipline, it could become somewhat moot today, when the Board of Education is scheduled to vote on Birmingham's petition to become an independent charter school.