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November 1, 2012 | By Shan Li
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Spanx, the shapewear company that helps women squeeze into chic-but-slightly-too-tight outfits, will open its first stand-alone store Friday at a mall in McLean, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. The Atlanta company said the 1,200-square-foot shop at Tysons Corner Center will be the first of several locations opening this fall, including ones in King of Prussia Mall near Philadelphia and...
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January 3, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It looks as if the Jay Mohr-Alyssa Milano feud is really over, as the comedian on Friday apologized again for his "hurtful" comments about her weight and she graciously (and humorously) accepted. In a segment that Mohr said he has since removed from the podcast where it originated, the "Mohr Stories" host said that the "Mistresses" actress seemed "like she had a baby," made a crude comment about her "gut" and said that she looked like "was not wearing Spanx," according to reports . All this after the two attended NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series at Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 6. Mohr hosted the event and Milano served as a presenter.
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June 6, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Ten seasons in and counting, the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" has proved remarkably popular and durable, even weathering the much-publicized firing of Charlie Sheen two years ago. At a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable on the subject of TV comedy, even "Two and a Half Men's" own Jon Cryer seemed a bit surprised by the show's enduring appeal. WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Comedy Cryer joked that it might be the show's Everyman story that draws viewers. "We've all been there," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, stars in "Raising McCain," billed as a new "docu-talk" series on Participant Media's new TV network, Pivot. Cameras follow the 28-year-old pundit on interviews exploring a variety of issues of concern to the so-called millennial generation. How did your show come about? I met with my production company, Go Go Luckey, and we had this idea to do a talk show - style show, but more filmed like a documentary or a reality show, just because I personally don't watch daytime talk-show television, and I don't think the average teenager or twentysomething does either.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, stars in "Raising McCain," billed as a new "docu-talk" series on Participant Media's new TV network, Pivot. Cameras follow the 28-year-old pundit on interviews exploring a variety of issues of concern to the so-called millennial generation. How did your show come about? I met with my production company, Go Go Luckey, and we had this idea to do a talk show - style show, but more filmed like a documentary or a reality show, just because I personally don't watch daytime talk-show television, and I don't think the average teenager or twentysomething does either.
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By Susan Denley
The Spice Girls did indeed reunite to perform in the Olympics closing ceremonies on Sunday. They looked much more sophisticated than they did in the 1990s. Gone, for instance, were Emma "Baby" Bunton's pigtails. Victoria "Posh" Beckham wore a short-in-front black dress, Gerri "Ginger" Halliwell a red dress with Union Jack detailing, Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm a white pants outfit and Melanie "Scary" Brown a bedazzled catsuit.   [Styleite] Stars from the worlds of sports, film and television flocked to Culver City Studios on Sunday for the annual “My Brother Charlie” Family Fun Festival fundraiser for the HollyRod Foundation.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2012 | By Shan Li
Toys R Us Inc., in a relentless race to win this holiday season, is now giving shoppers the option to reserve gifts online and pay for them in a brick-and-mortar store. Touted as a tool for customers who don't have a credit card, shoppers can now click the "Pay in Store" option during checkout, reserve the order, and pay for it at any Toys R Us or Babies R Us stores within 48 hours. After payment, the purchase is then shipped to the shopper's home. That's just the latest effort by merchants to attract customers by offering as many shopping options as possible.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
A meek, mild-mannered movie about phone sex, "For a Good Time, Call…" offers a scattershot take on the recent trend of female-centric comedies. It's a showcase for writing that doesn't dazzle and a story of self-discovery that reveals no new insights. Written by real-life friends Katie Anne Naylon and Lauren Anne Miller, the film stars Miller as a young woman named Lauren who is knocked off-course when her boyfriend breaks up with her because he finds her boring. She begrudgingly moves in with Katie (Ari Graynor)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It looks as if the Jay Mohr-Alyssa Milano feud is really over, as the comedian on Friday apologized again for his "hurtful" comments about her weight and she graciously (and humorously) accepted. In a segment that Mohr said he has since removed from the podcast where it originated, the "Mohr Stories" host said that the "Mistresses" actress seemed "like she had a baby," made a crude comment about her "gut" and said that she looked like "was not wearing Spanx," according to reports . All this after the two attended NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series at Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 6. Mohr hosted the event and Milano served as a presenter.
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August 2, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
It appears that FINA, the international governing body of swimming, has finally realized what the fashion world has known since the first caveman had the hem on his saber-toothed tiger skins taken up so he could quickly leap for the nearest antelope unencumbered. What you put on your body is sometimes as important as what you put in your body.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
"The Heat" has all the elements you'd expect from a buddy cop movie - the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks - and a few you wouldn't - for instance, a scene involving Spanx. Faithfully conforming to the macho genre made famous by movies such as "Bad Boys" and "Lethal Weapon," "The Heat" is also - curiously - summer's only studio film built around female leads: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. "If someone asks what you wanna do and you don't really wanna work, you pick the most farfetched thing," Bullock said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Ten seasons in and counting, the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" has proved remarkably popular and durable, even weathering the much-publicized firing of Charlie Sheen two years ago. At a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable on the subject of TV comedy, even "Two and a Half Men's" own Jon Cryer seemed a bit surprised by the show's enduring appeal. WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Comedy Cryer joked that it might be the show's Everyman story that draws viewers. "We've all been there," he said.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2012 | By Shan Li
Toys R Us Inc., in a relentless race to win this holiday season, is now giving shoppers the option to reserve gifts online and pay for them in a brick-and-mortar store. Touted as a tool for customers who don't have a credit card, shoppers can now click the "Pay in Store" option during checkout, reserve the order, and pay for it at any Toys R Us or Babies R Us stores within 48 hours. After payment, the purchase is then shipped to the shopper's home. That's just the latest effort by merchants to attract customers by offering as many shopping options as possible.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2012 | By Shan Li
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Spanx, the shapewear company that helps women squeeze into chic-but-slightly-too-tight outfits, will open its first stand-alone store Friday at a mall in McLean, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. The Atlanta company said the 1,200-square-foot shop at Tysons Corner Center will be the first of several locations opening this fall, including ones in King of Prussia Mall near Philadelphia and...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
A meek, mild-mannered movie about phone sex, "For a Good Time, Call…" offers a scattershot take on the recent trend of female-centric comedies. It's a showcase for writing that doesn't dazzle and a story of self-discovery that reveals no new insights. Written by real-life friends Katie Anne Naylon and Lauren Anne Miller, the film stars Miller as a young woman named Lauren who is knocked off-course when her boyfriend breaks up with her because he finds her boring. She begrudgingly moves in with Katie (Ari Graynor)
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By Susan Denley
The Spice Girls did indeed reunite to perform in the Olympics closing ceremonies on Sunday. They looked much more sophisticated than they did in the 1990s. Gone, for instance, were Emma "Baby" Bunton's pigtails. Victoria "Posh" Beckham wore a short-in-front black dress, Gerri "Ginger" Halliwell a red dress with Union Jack detailing, Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm a white pants outfit and Melanie "Scary" Brown a bedazzled catsuit.   [Styleite] Stars from the worlds of sports, film and television flocked to Culver City Studios on Sunday for the annual “My Brother Charlie” Family Fun Festival fundraiser for the HollyRod Foundation.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Spanx inventor Sara Blakely is a billionaire at 41 years old, according to the annual Forbes magazine list of billionaires. Blakely, the creator and owner of the line of women's and men's slimming, smoothing undergarments, is the youngest woman ever to make the list as a self-made billionaire, meaning she didn't inherit or marry into the money. She's one of several billionaires who appear on the cover of the latest Forbes issue. According to Forbes, Blakely was 29 when she was looking for something flattering to wear under her white slacks.
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October 14, 2007 | Monica Corcoran, Times Staff Writer
DEAR Spanx, This letter is to inform you that my attorney will be contacting you shortly. Actually, I haven't yet contacted my attorney because I need both hands to devour the 4 pounds of pistachios on my desk. But, eventually, I do plan to clear away these shells and then sue you for my addiction to your Slim Cognito body shaper. Surely, I can't be the only woman who has eaten like a triathlete ever since she discovered Spanx.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Spanx inventor Sara Blakely is a billionaire at 41 years old, according to the annual Forbes magazine list of billionaires. Blakely, the creator and owner of the line of women's and men's slimming, smoothing undergarments, is the youngest woman ever to make the list as a self-made billionaire, meaning she didn't inherit or marry into the money. She's one of several billionaires who appear on the cover of the latest Forbes issue. According to Forbes, Blakely was 29 when she was looking for something flattering to wear under her white slacks.
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August 2, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
It appears that FINA, the international governing body of swimming, has finally realized what the fashion world has known since the first caveman had the hem on his saber-toothed tiger skins taken up so he could quickly leap for the nearest antelope unencumbered. What you put on your body is sometimes as important as what you put in your body.
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