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February 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Before Charlize Theron could pick up her Woman of the Year award, she had to prove she was worthy. That meant dancing to disco music, striking modeling poses and wooing someone wearing an elephant suit and a pink sparkly bra -- all to the delight of the cast members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. Theron's efforts landed her a gold-colored pudding pot. "I hope you all know I'm a high school dropout. I just thought I'd be clean with you guys," Theron said Thursday.
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NATIONAL
December 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The mother of a 2-year-old boy who hurt himself on a playground in Stamford is suing the city for income she says the toddler is losing, a local newspaper reported. The Advocate said Deena Mader filed a claim saying she wants compensation for her child Konrad's medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages "due to his inability to audition or take modeling or commercial jobs." The child received stitches after crashing into a railing at the playground, the paper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police asked for help Thursday in the case of a photographer who has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl who came to his Burbank studio to have pictures taken for a modeling portfolio. Authorities allege that Isidro Arroyo, 27, of Sun Valley, who ran a studio called CVS Productions at 274 W. Spazier Ave. in Burbank, took nude photos of the girl and then assaulted her as her mother waited in another part of the building.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2012
SERIES Rock Stars: The crew and foreman Dennis Harriman battle freezing temperatures and the biggest rocks yet in their quest to make Niagara Falls State Park safe for the public in this new episode (8 p.m. National Geographic). Remodeled: This new unscripted series features modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher, who's on a crusade to build a network of small modeling agencies from around the country. In the premiere, he meets with Minneapolis agency owner Brita and chooses four models to audition for New York Fashion Week (9 p.m. KTLA)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Kate Moss was named Britain's model of the year despite cocaine allegations that lost her millions of dollars in modeling contracts. Moss, 32, won out Thursday over finalists Erin O'Connor and Alek Wek at the British Fashion Awards in London. "Kate Moss is a fashion icon and without a doubt one of the most prolific models in the industry," the award panel said in naming her the winner. "She has now been modeling for over 15 years and remains at the top of her game."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting at an outdoor table on the Santa Monica promenade, whistle-blower Rick Espinoza Jr. calls over the young waitress, just to illustrate his point. "Have you ever modeled before?" he asks. The woman's face brightens like a Klieg light. "Oh, I've always wanted to," she gushes. "But I guess I'm too short, at least that's what my mom tells me. But I'm taking acting classes. Anything is better than waitressing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2008 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A photographer whose clients include celebrities and fitness models was charged Tuesday with having unlawful sex with a teenage girl, authorities said. Jason Ellis, 33, of Newport Beach lured a girl, 14, by promising to help her with a modeling career, prosecutors said. According to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office, Ellis' live-in fiancee, Michelle Hecker, 31, acted as a facilitator by picking up the victim, now 15, from her mother's house and taking her to meet Ellis.
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