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January 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Al Roker went sans underpants in George W. Bush's White House - but it wasn't because he was feeling sexy on the job. Rather, the "Today" show weatherman had accidentally pooped his pants on his way in. He'd included the anecdote in his new book, "Never Goin' Back," released a week ago, and discussed it in an interview with Nancy Snyderman on Sunday's "Dateline. " By Tuesday, however, after the tale of his tail took on a life of its own, he found himself on "Today" discussing it again.
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March 3, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- It was only a matter of time before stirrup pants returned to the fashion spotlight -- and if anyone can bring them back, Stella McCartney can. The designer showed a great fall collection Monday morning at Paris Fashion Week, stirrup pants and all, bringing together several of the season's trends, including knit dressing, craftsy details and sports-inspired utility. I got a chuckle when I saw the stirrup pants, but they actually looked sleek (more trouser than legging)
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May 4, 2008 | Adam Tschorn, Times Staff Writer
The FRENCH cuff shirt had its fashion moment, followed by the jacket in all its velvet, corduroy and tweeded glory. Now, the menswear focus has gone south -- to the pants. Leading the way is Bonobos, a preppy-influenced, laugh-riot line of corduroys, twills and dress slacks catering to guys who appreciate details like high-end fabrics and top-of-the-line imported Italian zippers and don't take themselves too seriously (how else do you explain pocket and waistband linings depicting tequila bottles, flowers and paisley patterns?
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS --  Jean Paul Gaultier likes himself a Hollywood-worthy production all right. And that's exactly what he gave guests at his fall 2014 fashion show on Saturday night. The venue was the sleek-and-modern 1972 Oscar Niemeyer-designed French Communist Party Headquarters. The glowing green dome in front beckoned us inside to board Gaultier's latest wild ride, a cosmic tour of...Johnny Rotten's London? If the two themes seem like they are out of orbit, it's because they were.
OPINION
March 22, 2013
Re "Popular yoga pants recalled? It's no cover-up," Business, March 20 As a longtime yoga practitioner, I'm equal parts amused and appalled by the cult-like status of ridiculously overpriced Lululemon yoga products. How ironic that people who shell out $98 for something that would otherwise cost $20 don't understand that caring so much about what they wear to class is antithetical to what yoga is all about. All that's needed to practice is an open heart and an open mind, a mat and non-binding clothing, not a corporate logo.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Lululemon Athletica Inc. indicated that it may keep paying for last year's missteps well into 2014, cutting its financial forecast for the fiscal fourth quarter ending on Feb. 2. The Vancouver, Canada, yoga apparel maker - with a new chief executive at the helm and fresh off a new round of complaints about too-sheer pants - said that revenue in the current quarter would likely come in between $513 million and $518 million. The company previously projected $535 million to $540 million in revenue.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Lululemon Athletica Inc., the makers of the popular black yoga pants, are bracing customers for a possible shortage. The company had to recall thousands of pairs of its Luon pant after it was discovered several pairs of the pants were too sheer. What will housewives everywhere wear to the grocery store now? [ Los Angeles Times ] Grammy winner Frank Ocean will star in the Band of Outsiders' new shot-on-Polaroid ad campaign. Ocean was photographed in looks from the brand's spring and summer 2013 men's collection at the Los Angeles Times building in downtown L.A. Band of Outsiders founder and creative director Scott Sternberg took the photos.
WORLD
October 23, 2009 | Reuters
Two Sudanese women Thursday were sentenced to 20 lashes and fined for committing an act of indecency by wearing trousers, weeks after a similar case sparked worldwide controversy. The two women were arrested at the same party as Lubna Hussein, a former journalist who was also charged with wearing trousers and publicized her case as part of a campaign against Sudan's public-order laws. Judge Hassan Mohamed Ali sentenced each woman to 20 lashes and a $110 fine in a Khartoum courtroom.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Kmart's woes - sliding sales, worried investors - would make any retailer want to curse. But as it turns out, the discounter's dirty mouth may prove to be a saving grace. The chain, which has a bit of a fuddy-duddy reputation, has scored a viral hit with a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign called “Ship My Pants.” The message is innocent enough. Consumers who can't find what they want in stores can ask Kmart employees to find the product on the company's website and have it shipped gratis.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Christine Day, chief executive officer of fitness-wear purveyor Lululemon, is stepping down, it was announced on Monday. Day led the company through a period of explosive growth. But it isn't clear if her departure has anything to do with the firm's costly recall earlier this year of too-sheer yoga pants. [WWD] (Subscription required.) Jason Wu, who designed both of Michelle Obama's inauguration gowns, has been named artistic director for women's wear at Hugo Boss. He'll keep his eponymous label too. [Telegraph]
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Jim Harbaugh has a flattering body. That's what his wife, Sarah, told KMVQ-FM (99.7) in San Francisco earlier this week. We'll just have to take her word for it because all the rest of us see on the sideline every week is the 49ers coach wearing a very unflattering outfit -- a black sweatshirt tucked into pleated khakis. And not just any pleated khakis either. "You have to find them at Wal-Mart," Sarah Harbaugh said. "I threw them out and when he went to the combine, he found a Wal-Mart.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Lululemon Athletica Inc. indicated that it may keep paying for last year's missteps well into 2014, cutting its financial forecast for the fiscal fourth quarter ending on Feb. 2. The Vancouver, Canada, yoga apparel maker - with a new chief executive at the helm and fresh off a new round of complaints about too-sheer pants - said that revenue in the current quarter would likely come in between $513 million and $518 million. The company previously projected $535 million to $540 million in revenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
Yes, people do ride mass transit in Los Angeles. And once a year, they do it without pants. As part of an international improvisation event called the "No Pants Subway Ride," scores of Angelenos - fully dressed, but only from the waist up - will swarm the Red Line's Hollywood/Highland station at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Captains with nicknames like Agent Meow Meow and Agent Silky will gather groups together along the Red, Gold and Expo lines earlier on Sunday afternoon and help new riders pay fares, find their way through Union Station, and change trains.
TRAVEL
January 5, 2014 | By Ken Van Vechten
Before the economy tanked, my favorite golf getaway spots were also the most expensive golf getaway spots in the land: Las Vegas, Hawaii, Scottsdale, Ariz. Prices have declined, but there still are many ways to drop $200 or more - in some instances way more - on a round of golf. Fear not. On a recent trip to one of those faves, the Hawaiian Islands, and Kauai in particular, my wife, Terri, and I took it upon ourselves to find good golf that is not expensive golf. We are pleased to report that, no, you don't have to sell your kids to play golf in Kauai.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"At the end of the day, it comes down to a young man in a room writing a song. " So claims one of Justin Bieber's associates in a trailer for the pop singer's new concert film, to which Pop & Hiss says: Come on, now. The songs matter, certainly, and Bieber's written or sung plenty of great ones, including several in his so-called Music Mondays series, in which he's releasing a new tune every week through next month. ("PYD," a promising -- and evidently Michael Jackson-inspired -- collaboration with R. Kelly, is due Sunday at midnight.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous. " The suspect, described as a 49-year-old parolee, was shot and killed but not before he fired again, grazing the deputy's partner in the hand, officials said. Both deputies were treated at area hospitals and released later in the day. Sheriff Lee Baca said the deputy probably would have been seriously injured had the cellphone charger not deflected the bullet, sending it down her pant leg. It grazed her leg and went out her pants.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2010
Dear Amy: I have a wonderful, loving husband who can be a tad controlling. Honestly, he would probably say the same about me. My husband wanted me to have some new jeans for Christmas, which was a nice thought because I am still wearing my maternity jeans. I had my third child a year ago so, unfortunately, I am no longer the size 8 that I was when we married. We went shopping, and he kept picking out jeans I hated. We had a big fight. I know that when you are given a gift, it is the thought that counts, but is it wrong for me to want to pick out my own clothes that make me feel comfortable and look good on me?
BUSINESS
March 19, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s problem isn't just that a batch of its black yoga pants were made too sheer and had to be recalled - the popular retailer is now downgrading its financial predictions and watching its stock do a downward dog. The Vancouver, B.C., company said late Monday that it pulled the women's pants from its stores and e-commerce sites over the weekend after learning that the material was too revealing. The Luon fabric is produced in Vietnam and Taiwan and made with a mix of nylon and Lycra spandex fibers.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | Ben Bolch
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves. Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts. It's tough to earn your eight-figure salary when you're confined to the bench for four of six fourth quarters, as Jordan was during the Clippers' first-round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. "There's always some frustration," Jordan said of not playing late in games.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Parents, get ready for more nautical nonsense. Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon has made a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc.'s publishing arm to develop and publish video games based on the network's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants. " Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing Inc. has signed on as the master video game licensee for the kids' show featuring the porous character, Nickelodeon said Thursday. SpongeBob games had previously been made by THQ, which filed for bankruptcy last year.  Earlier this year, Activision and Nickelodeon reached an agreement to make games based on the network's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" animated show, which THQ also used to work on. Nickelodeon and Activision announced a new "Ninja Turtles" game last week.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The first game to surface from the expanded, multi-year deal will be called "SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge," and will be released in October, the companies said.  That game will be available on  Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U and the Nintendo DS and 3DS handheld devices.  ALSO: Univision confirms split with radio host Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Audiam helps artists get paid from plays of their songs on YouTube Tired of blockbusters: Moviegoers want Adam Sandler, not 'Pacific Rim' Follow on Twitter: @rfaughnder ryan.faughnder@latimes.com MORE...
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