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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."
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.
February 4, 2011
SAG rewind: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis cozy on a couch beside Darren Aronofsky, while "The Kids Are All Right" stars Mark Ruffalo and Annette Bening talked intensely at the People Magazine/Entertainment Industry Foundation post party at the Shrine Auditorium.... Also there: "Modern Family" stars Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen celebrating their ensemble win, a pregnant Jane Krakowski chatting with Matthew Morrison, and Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg toasting Grey Goose cocktails.
January 25, 2000 |
With the size of its apparel line tripling this year and three new shoe lines scheduled to debut, Oakley Inc. will be one of the largest exhibitors at next month's Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo in Long Beach. The Foothill Ranch-based sunglass maker also plans in 2000 to quadruple its advertising budget, including placing ads in GQ magazine, spokesman Lance Allega said. The advertising campaign initially will focus on Oakley eye wear, shoes and watches.
November 13, 2013 |
GQ Cover: Justin Timberlake, Will Ferrell and the late James Gandolfini are among the fellows appearing on special covers of GQ magazine's 18th annual "Men of the Year" issue announced Tuesday. The men's glossy held a pair of parties to celebrate its honorees -- one in New York City on Monday night, followed by one here in L.A. on Tuesday night -- details of which will be posted shortly. [GQ] Gaga for Versace: Fashion industry trade paper WWD is reporting that Lady Gaga will be appearing in Versace's spring advertising campaign.
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March 8, 2008 |
Bob Timmins, an addiction specialist who is credited with salvaging the lives of a long list of celebrity drug users by steering them onto the path of sobriety and helping them stay there, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at his home in Marina del Rey. He was 61. In recent years Timmins conducted his work while battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said his friend Jeff McFarland. Though little known by the public at large, Timmins was a titan in the world of recovery.
April 26, 2014 |
Kobe Bryant is featured in a commercial for Panini, a sports and entertainment collectibles company. Emphasizing his love of soccer growing up in Italy before he played basketball, Bryant says in the commercial, "Before I was a baller, I was a baller. " The Lakers All-Star guard also made a cameo in a recent Nike soccer commercial Bryant told GQ magazine his favorite soccer team is A.C. Milan. "Milan has always been my favorite team, and it's always in my heart," Bryant said.