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April 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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.
January 25, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at
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 | 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.
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.
February 15, 2009 | Richard C. Paddock
Omar Siddiqui was well-known on the Strip. Casinos vied with one another to lure the high-stakes Bay Area gambler to their tables. They flew him to Las Vegas on private jets. They put him up free in opulent suites. And they extended him millions of dollars in credit on his signature alone. He was good for business. Siddiqui, who made $225,000 a year as a top Fry's Electronics executive, once lost $8 million in a day. It was not Siddiqui's only debt or even his largest.
April 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Although Los Angeles' attempts at an organized, cohesive fashion week have yet to come to fruition, we're occasionally reminded that the city and its environs have a deep bench of talent in the style arena -- one that includes retailers as well as designers. Two in the retail category are Jack's Eyewear (120 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.) and Deus Ex Machina  (1001 Venice Blvd., Venice), local boutiques named to GQ magazine's list of "25 Shops Worth Traveling For," which appears in the style bible's April fashion-focused issue currently on newsstands.  Another menswear purveyor, luxury e-commerce site Mr. Porter , is also currently paying homage to West Coast cool via a California-themed edition of its weekly journal , which includes visits to (and product from)
September 20, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Gap has teamed up with GQ magazine's best new menswear designers in America to launch a limited-edition collection for men. The collection, which includes boxer briefs, accessories and outerwear, is slated to launch in stores and online Sept. 27. The designers -- in some cases, design teams -- include Johan Lindeberg of BLK DNM; Ian Velardi; Mark McNairy New Amsterdam; twin brothers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons; Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen and Colin Tunstall of Saturday's NYC; and Todd Snyder.
March 4, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp said he didn't mind the four hours of standing in the sun. He didn't mind being asked to repeat the same action over and over and over, whether it was jumping against a wall, tossing a bat or taking a light swing. He didn't mind the countless walks in and out of the makeshift dressing room in the bullpen in the main stadium at Camelback Ranch. His first venture into modeling, which was for a spread in the May edition of GQ magazine, left the Dodgers' center fielder open to accepting similar opportunities in the future.
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