July 10, 1991 |
PETER WESTBROOK Fencing What Nolan Ryan is to baseball and George Foreman is to boxing, Peter Westbrook is to fencing. At 39, Westbrook is the dean of sabre with 13 national championships and a bronze medal in sabre in the 1984 Olympics, which made him the first American in 24 years to win an Olympic fencing medal. Like Ryan and Foreman, Westbrook does not appear to be slowing. In the U.S. National championships, he finished fifth in the sabre.
November 16, 2013 |
Idris Elba will be a new father soon! The British actor is expecting a baby with makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth, according to US Weekly . The 41-year-old actor has been getting serious with Garth as of late. He recently invited her on his arm to the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards in London. That's where photographers got a glimpse of Garth's growing baby bump. The baby will be Elba's second child. He has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan, who lives with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherma in Atlanta.
August 11, 2011 |
Umami Burger, the California burger chain with a modern spin and cross-cultural vibe, has struck a chord with Angelenos and now has the potential to join McDonald's, Fatburger, In-N-Out and Tommy's Hamburgers as one of California's best-known exports. To celebrate, Umami founder Adam Fleischman is building the chain's flagship location in a 3,000-square-foot former spa at the Grove, scheduled to open in late fall. With indoor-outdoor seating for 175, this will be the biggest Umami Burger yet. This summer Fleischman got the financial backing he needed to move fast when Sam Nazarian's massive SBE hospitality group and his brother David's investment firm, Nimes Capital, became 50-50 partners in all of Fleischman's future endeavors, including yet more Umami Burger restaurants, a ritzy downtown deli called Umamicatessan and an environmentally conscious fast-food place called U-Ko.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.