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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.
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."
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