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April 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Andrew Garfield sounds more at home in the snappy suit he wore to the London world premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" than in the classic red-and-blue costume his character dons in the film.  Blame it on his "British reserve. "  "Spandex does not suit the British," Garfield told the Mirror on the red carpet Thursday. "You are pretty much naked, so you have to trust what you have is enough. " PHOTOS: Our favorite ripped Hollywood hotties We'll assume he just means enough fabric , mmm-kay?
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April 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Andrew Garfield sounds more at home in the snappy suit he wore to the London world premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" than in the classic red-and-blue costume his character dons in the film.  Blame it on his "British reserve. "  "Spandex does not suit the British," Garfield told the Mirror on the red carpet Thursday. "You are pretty much naked, so you have to trust what you have is enough. " PHOTOS: Our favorite ripped Hollywood hotties We'll assume he just means enough fabric , mmm-kay?
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MAGAZINE
May 5, 1996
With sequins and swirling skirts, swimsuits fit for a siren.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Underworld: Awakening" begins with a tidy, three-minute wrap of the series' first two movies (the third, a 2009 prequel minus star Kate Beckinsale doesn't figure into the equation) before revealing the current grim state of affairs for its clashing vampires and werewolves. Humans, at least those oblivious to the charms of the "Twilight" movies, have decided to stop killing each other and focus on eradicating creatures possessing fangs. Our vampire antiheroine Selene (Beckinsale)
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January 17, 2010 | By BOOTH MOORE, Fashion Critic
TV's latest guilty pleasure, MTV reality show "Jersey Shore," follows a group of hard-partying, trash-talking twentysomethings in a summer house in Seaside, N.J., where they live to get dressed, throw back shots, grind on the dance floor and hook up in the house hot tub. Critics have taken issue with the cast's use of the term "guido" and "guidette," with Italian American groups pressuring sponsors, including Domino's Pizza, which pulled out as...
NEWS
July 12, 1991
I believe the kids of Malama Way, Honolulu, invented bicycle polo. Inspired by nighttime professional games at the old Honolulu Stadium in the 1950s, we adapted fat-tired Schwinns and Columbias to the purpose. We wore no spandex shorts. We played barefoot in the street without helmets. I have the scars to prove it. NICHOLAS HORMANN Pasadena
BUSINESS
February 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four former Du Pont Co. employees were arrested Monday in Switzerland after an attempt to extort $10 million from the chemical giant in exchange for documents on the production of spandex synthetic fiber, authorities said. A fifth former employee remained at large.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1998
Thank you for your recent article on professional wrestling ("The Ultimate Grudge Match," by Paul Lieberman, Nov. 15). It's good to see these underrated athletes getting the recognition they deserve, plus allowing us a glimpse of what's really going on inside the "testosterone soap opera." But you forgot to mention a significant segment of the phenomenon: the female fans. We like the sport as much as the guys do. And besides, where else are you going to find so many good-looking men in spandex in one place?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1992
Having just watched ABC's "The Best of Country '92," I have to wonder at how a producer's mind works. Yes, it would have been condescending to have dancers decked out in gingham square-dancing over hay bales. But was it really better to have scary-looking "bad girls" in spandex hip-hopping to Mary-Chapin Carpenter? No one asked Axl Rose to two-step at the MTV awards. The show was a bad imitation of what MTV already does well instead of a showcase of what country does well.
NEWS
November 3, 1994 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Movie: "The Road to Wellville." The Setup: Satire set in turn-of-the-century health and fitness sanitarium founded by real-life Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins) in Battle Creek, Mich., brother of corn-flake magnate W.K. Kellogg. The Costume Designer: Penny Rose, whose credits include "The Commitments," "Shadowlands," "Strapless" and "Local Hero." Research: The real Dr.
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January 17, 2010 | By BOOTH MOORE, Fashion Critic
TV's latest guilty pleasure, MTV reality show "Jersey Shore," follows a group of hard-partying, trash-talking twentysomethings in a summer house in Seaside, N.J., where they live to get dressed, throw back shots, grind on the dance floor and hook up in the house hot tub. Critics have taken issue with the cast's use of the term "guido" and "guidette," with Italian American groups pressuring sponsors, including Domino's Pizza, which pulled out as...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Photo prints of palm trees and beach scenes, crystal-covered jelly sandals and Lucite high heels dangling chandelier crystals -- Miuccia Prada must have had L.A. in mind when she designed her spring 2010 collection, shown Thursday in Milan, Italy, from the beauty of the coast to the glitz of Hollywood and all the artifice in between. Barely there silk short-shorts and pleated baby doll tops in vibrant photo prints depicting sand and surf clicked by on the runway like vacation snapshots.
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February 1, 2009 | Emili Vesilind
I walked into my first-ever spinning class at the Burn Studio in Burbank recently, and immediately felt like the kid who brought carrot sticks to the slumber party. Slender women sailed around the room -- adjusting their bikes and pulling their hair back into neat ponytails -- clad in a sleek uniform of capri-length spandex pants paired with form-fitting athletic tank tops or midriff-baring sports bras.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2008 | Deborah Netburn
What you'll talk about: Finally, something to TiVo. Our TiVo to-do list is pretty depressing these days -- we've got a bunch of "Simpsons" reruns coming and not much else. But this week, ABC premieres "Cashmere Mafia," a show about four power-woman friends who discuss everything from "the boardroom to the bedroom" (according to a press release). Our eyes are rolling out of our skulls, but at least it's something new. (Tonight) may think you want to talk about: "First Sunday."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
The fans of Van Halen are a brash bunch but also accustomed to having their hearts broken -- if you inspect their closets closely, you might find tear stains on all that vintage spandex. That's why Tuesday night was an emotional one as the prodigal band, with David Lee Roth back on vocals, came home to Los Angeles to play for the first time since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.
NEWS
February 16, 2001 | Jeannine Stein
Dear Fashion Police: I'm a college student in my late 20s, and I like to work out at my local campus gym. Although it's been a few years since I've been actively working out, I find that current gym attire has changed greatly since my early 20s. I've always worked out in spandex, and I still enjoy wearing Danskin's ultra-shimmery tights to work out in. Is it just me or what? I feel as if I'm really outdated or just old. Are those shimmery tights still in fashion?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2008 | Deborah Netburn
What you'll talk about: Finally, something to TiVo. Our TiVo to-do list is pretty depressing these days -- we've got a bunch of "Simpsons" reruns coming and not much else. But this week, ABC premieres "Cashmere Mafia," a show about four power-woman friends who discuss everything from "the boardroom to the bedroom" (according to a press release). Our eyes are rolling out of our skulls, but at least it's something new. (Tonight) may think you want to talk about: "First Sunday."
NEWS
December 4, 1992 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're old enough to have midriff bulge, the fashion stories emanating from television can be a major turnoff. There's no denying the spandex-and-denim set dominates the tube's style waves, from "Melrose Place" to MTV. But a few stylish, mature role models--for whom black leather motorcycle jackets are not the be-all and end-all--do exist.
NEWS
September 27, 2000 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The masked intruders burst into Ace Knitting Co. just before 11 p.m. They stuck a pistol to the head of the lone employee, bound his wrists with shoelaces, then sped away with a truckload of booty. The target of their carefully woven scheme: bolts of spandex fabric. Long the bane of the fashion police, the body-hugging fiber is now bedeviling local law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police said Thursday that they are looking for two gangs of takeover robbers who have hit a dozen or more textile warehouses in the central Los Angeles area in the last year, stealing more than $2 million worth of Lycra--a popular synthetic fiber produced by the Dupont Co. and used in a wide variety of clothes.
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