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July 1, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
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.
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NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
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.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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."
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | Adam Tschorn
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...
NEWS
September 23, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Gap's limited-edition capsule collection with GQ magazine's 2013 best new menswear designers in America -- including Venice-based Paige Mycoskie of Aviator Nation fame -- is set to hit shelves Tuesday, Sept. 24. The collection, which includes apparel (think oxfords, chambray shirts, utility pants, denim), light outerwear (blazers, vests, parkas and waxed field jackets) and accessories (hats, belts, tweed ties, backpacks and scarves) ranges in price from $30 -- which will get you a graphic wave T-shirt designed by Aviator Nation's Mycoskie -- to $348 (a suede baseball jacket by Bespoken's Sammy and Liam Fayed)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2008 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
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.
NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh were both courtside - sorry, front row - at the Duckie Brown menswear runway show that unspooled Thursday, the first full day of New York Fashion Week. Afterward we caught up with Rondo, who told us he'd just taken in his first fashion show - ever.  What was his take-away? “Boy, it went by really fast,” he said. Being as he was new to the fashion show scene, we wondered aloud if it would be unfair to ask him if there was anything from Duckie Brown's spring-summer 2013 collection of voluminous denim trousers, open back jackets, plaid coveralls and strappy leather shoulder harnesses he might see himself wearing.
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