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April 26, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The lingering symbol of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games--the statues of two nude, headless athletes at the peristyle entrance of the Coliseum--will remain undraped during the start of the Olympic torch relay Saturday morning.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A federal judge has rejected a civil rights lawsuit filed by a man arrested on suspicion of violating the city's anti-nudity ordinance for wearing a "gladiator-type black leather loinclo th " at an LGBT Pride activity. William X. Walters argued that he was targeted because he is gay while police allow women to wear even more revealing thongs at local beaches and at the annual Over-the-Line tournament at Fiesta Island. Though evidence showed that Walters may be the only person ever arrested for violating the ordinance without being entirely naked, that does not prove that he was targeted because he is gay, the judge ruled.
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BUSINESS
December 21, 1998 | GREG MILLER
Television actress Alyssa Milano recently won several legal skirmishes in her crusade to stop Internet sites from posting nude pictures of her. Two operators of nude celebrity Web sites have agreed to remove the pictures of Milano and settle suits she filed against them, according to Milano's attorney, Mitchell Kamarck. He declined to specify how much money the sites agreed to pay except to say that the total is "in the five figures."
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Nico Lang, guest blogger
The third season of “Girls” premiered Sunday night on HBO, but true to form, the show was making waves before its newest episode even debuted. Last week at a Television Critics Assn. panel, Tim Molloy, a reporter from the Wrap, asked creator and star Lena Dunham about the pervasive nudity on the show. “I don't get the purpose of all the nudity on the show - by [Dunham] in particular,” Molloy said. “I feel like I'm walking into a trap where you say no one complains about the nudity on 'Game of Thrones,' but I get why they're doing it. They're doing it to be salacious.
SPORTS
December 11, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
It's one thing to parade naked in front of your bathroom mirror, quite another to face the world in the altogether. Terry Schroeder knows. A four-time U.S. Olympic water polo player from Santa Barbara, Schroeder is immortalized in bronze outside the Coliseum, his nude torso standing tall for the idealized, universal Olympic athlete.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1989 | Leonard Klady
Producer Howard Rosenman, in the early stages of casting his Josephine Baker biopic, tells us that Whitney Houston is among those who have discussed playing the role of the legendary black American singer, whose bump-and-grind toplessness made her a sensation in Paris of the '20s and '30s. "Whitney was a little concerned about the nudity involved, but she realizes its absolute necessity," Rosenman told us. Rosenman, along with Alain Sarde and Michael Braun, hope to shoot the Orion film in early 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The tinted windows at Cafe Miss Cutie in Garden Grove are a giveaway that this isn't your ordinary coffeehouse. At about 20 tables, men play cards and smoke, tossing cigarette butts onto the wood floor seconds before lighting up again. High-pitched pop music pulsates as waitresses dressed in sexy lingerie — and sometimes less — deliver the brew the customers crave: Vietnamese coffee, strong and sweet, in a small glass topped with whipped cream. The cafe is one of about 20 in this Orange County city, which includes part of Little Saigon, one of the largest Vietnamese American enclaves in the U.S. It also is among those raided in March by more than 150 federal and local law enforcement officials, exposing an underbelly of what police say includes nudity, gambling and prostitution.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2012 | By David Ng
A Los Angeles revival of Ira Levin's “Deathtrap” has been canceled after the estate of the late author expressed objections to the use of nudity and some of the production's gay content. The engagement, which was supposed to have begun September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, was to be a remounting of the staging that ran at the center in the spring. Levin's estate revoked permission to stage the murder story, citing an instance of nudity that occurs near the end of first act in the center's staging, according to Jon Imparato, a producer of the revival.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2012 | By T. L. Stanley
Howie Mandel wore black high-top shoes - and nothing else - during a remote shoot for NBC's "America's Got Talent. " Krysten Ritter strolled around in the altogether, casually snacking and chatting on ABC's "Don't Trust the B - in Apartment 23. " And Ashton Kutcher greeted visitors on CBS' "Two and a Half Men" in shaggy shoulder-length hair and his birthday suit. These aren't clips from "Networks Gone Wild," but scenes from the recent broadcast season where instances of "full nudity" have skyrocketed.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1998
Regarding the movie review for "Wild Things" (March 20) by Jack Mathews. Could someone, Mr. Mathews maybe, please explain to me why Kevin Bacon's frontal nudity in the movie "Wild Things" should be considered "the most gratuitous male frontal nude scene in a major studio movie," while the previous paragraph states that Denise Richard's nudity during a menage a trois scene is "impressive?" All nudity, male or female, purely for the sake of titillation is gratuitous, Mr. Mathews. I find it interesting that The Times' guideline for the movie mentions only Mr. Bacon's nudity as gratuitous, but I guess that just goes to show that female nudity in movies has come to be commonplace and expected.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
HBO announced it has ordered a fourth season of its polarizing Lena Dunham comedy “Girls,” set to roll in spring 2015.  Then seconds after the announcement, things got all Shosh. During the show's panel at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Thursday night in Pasadena, what unfolded was a whiplash-inducing goulash of talking points, among them: Dunham's nudity, the show's diversity problem, tales of “Golden Girls” binge-watching, and Walter White? So we'll stay out of your emotional way, and give you a sampling of what went down during the caucus, which featured creator and star Dunham, as well as executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, and cast members Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke and Allison Williiams - and only a sampling, because a total account would amount to 17-plus pages: PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV -- TV-MA.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2013 | by Scott Collins
The government shutdown that started early Tuesday has already hit the Federal Communications Commission, the government agency that among other things regulates obscenity on what used to be known as the public airwaves.  Which has led some viewers to ask : Does this mean that broadcast TV will turn into a rat's nest of foul language and naked bodies? Teacher is away, so there might be orgies on "Castle. " No oversight, so that means f-bombs on "The X-Factor. " CBS might turn into HBO.  Anarchy rules, bro!
NEWS
September 11, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
My dad always said that having the right tools made the job easier. I wonder what Dad would've thought of Miley Cyrus? Now, if you're one of the 100 or so people left in America who hasn't seen the video for her new song, “Wrecking Ball,” you might want to take a moment and check it out. (I'm a full-service blogger; video included above.) Though I should offer some caveats: Don't watch it at work: Unless, of course, you want to be accused of violating your company's sexual harassment policies and/or be sentenced to sexual harassment reeducation camp.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Being a television star isn't all wine and roses - at times, it can even be a bit embarrassing. Just ask Jake Johnson of "New Girl" or Don Cheadle of "House of Lies," two of the participants at a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable on the subject of TV comedy. "They make me dance a lot," Johnson said of his role on "New Girl" as the aimless but lovable bartender Nick Miller. "I really don't like to. I'm not very good at it. " WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Comedy Johnson recalled one painful scene in which he danced to the Taylor Swift song "22" for 45 minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Once upon a time not so very long ago I was a young woman living a writerly life of working poverty in New York City, which, for better or worse, engendered certain expectations from HBO's "Girls. " I admired though did not love the first season and felt hopeful about the second - creator Lena Dunham is smart and sharp-eyed, unafraid to wallow in the sticky brine of self-love and self-loathing that marks a certain time of many people's lives. But lately watching "Girls," which has its second-season finale Sunday night, just makes me feel old. And impatient in a vaguely maternal way, like when you see a lovely but irritating wild child running naked around the playground, shouting "vagina" at everyone and peeing in the sandbox.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2013 | By David Ng
What the above photograph doesn't show is that shoes were allowed during a recent naked art tour held at Vienna's Leopold Museum. The highly unconventional gallery excursion -- in which guests were invited to strip down and walk about -- was tied to the exhibition "Nude Men," a survey of art dealing with the nude male form. Since opening last year, "Nude Men" has sparked a good deal of conversation in Vienna, particularly surrounding its promotional poster, which depicts three fully frontal nude soccer players.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Playboy Enterprises, that bastion of scantily clad bunny-women, will start opening clubs, cafes, hotels and retail outlets in India starting next month. But the businesses in the deeply religious country, where the raunchy magazine is still banned, will be decidedly more tame than the bosomy fare offered in the U.S. Mumbai-based PB Lifestyle has the exclusive brand license to open more than 120 Playboy centers over the next decade, Chief Executive Sanjay Gupta told Indian publication Economic Times . The first, a 22,000-square-foot club in the Goa beach region, will launch in mid-December.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1992
There must be millions of viewers who were outraged by the blatant and unashamed nudity featured in the recent season premiere episode of "Civil Wars" (ABC, Sept. 30). At a time in the evening (10 p.m.) when sexually repressed and narrow-minded adults were innocently watching, this shocking display of naked human flesh was not only lewd but possibly dangerous as well. Not even a body stocking was used! Do we want to become like those shameless Europeans, who are neither embarrassed by such vulgarity nor feel the need to even carry guns?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - What started out as a discussion about whether people could stroll naked through this liberal city's storied streets ended up Tuesday as a discussion about the role of local government. Faced with complaints about a band of so-called "Naked Guys" gathering daily in the Castro District, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation last month to ban public nudity citywide, except for at permitted festivals and parades. "This legislation has strong support in the community," Wiener said to kick off the debate before Tuesday's vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - A year after passing an ordinance to gently regulate al fresco nudity - requiring that naturists place something between their seats and public seating - city officials are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to ban public nakedness outright. Well, almost outright. This being San Francisco, there are exceptions: The preschool set still could go diaper-less anywhere and everywhere. Fetishists could drop trou for a flogging during the annual Folsom Street Fair, billed as the world's largest leather fest.
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