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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.
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NEWS
February 21, 1996 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Claudia Schiffer apologized, over a firm handclasp, for being a good half-hour late. The supermodel had been stumping all morning for the "Perfectly Fit" video series for arms, abs, legs and buns. With all of that out of the way, we relaxed at a corner table at the Four Seasons. While the waiter took Schiffer's order--"Do you have strawberry juice?"--it struck us that she is even prettier in person. Does she credit her parents, Gudrun and Heinz, who live in her native Rheinberg, Germany?
NEWS
June 30, 1985 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
Almost any other day at Surfrider Beach, Huey Pritchard and Tony Zapata would have been in the water waiting to catch a Malibu wave. But on this particular afternoon, there was no ocean swell; the sea had become sheet metal--flat and shiny and gray. So instead of surfing, the two boys lounged on the sand, involved in another favorite pastime: Discussing their futures as high-fashion models.
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
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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