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June 23, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
USA Network has come a long way, slowly, from the days when its main contribution to the culture was "Night Flight," an omnibus of music videos, reruns and camp ephemera that kept insomniac kids company back in the 1990s. Now it is the network that "Monk" made, with a small but strong-for-its-size roster of comicdramas that play nice turns on the old big genres — cops and spies and lawyers and doctors: "In Plain Sight," "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Psych," "Fairly Legal," "Royal Pains.
May 18, 2013
Palmela Green sits amid hundreds of fabric rolls in her West L.A. swimsuit shop, surrounded by pink and red sequins, animal prints, knits and faux furs. A photo of one of her recent projects, a swimsuit in a Lexus ad, is proudly displayed on a wall. Green, who works by appointment, is one of only a few designers - the pool also includes Lissa Walker and Merrilee Madrigal, who are both based in Orange County - in the area who create custom swimwear. Green's customers pick a fabric and then choose one of her styles or order a one-of-a-kind pattern.
February 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals from Canada and Slovenia regarding the legality of the suits worn by the three French athletes who swept the medals in men's ski cross. CAS heard the appeals in the early morning hours and issued a one-paragraph ruling on Sunday afternoon. It said that additional details would follow. The respective sports organizations alleged that just before the four-man final that "French support staff changed the shaping of the lower-leg suits of the riders, creating an aerodynamic effect.
Mary Amaya was stunned that day in May, 1987, when she opened a letter from Alder Junior High School in Fontana and read what it had to say about her younger son, Demond Crawford. What disturbed her was not the recommendation that her son be tested for learning disabilities. She had been baffled by Demond's recent poor performance in school and welcomed the chance to get to the bottom of things. What did upset her, she said last week, was the letter's postscript.
Rock Hudson's former lover filed a $23-million libel suit Wednesday, claiming that he is falsely portrayed in a new book on the late actor as "a criminal, a thief, an unclean person, a blackmailer, a psychotic, an extortionist, a forger, a perjurer, a liar, a whore, an arsonist and a squatter." The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Marc Christian, who last year won $5.
September 10, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
The Italian textile manufacturer and men's suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride about 3,000 miles away on the opposite coast. While a company representative said the timing was purely coincidental (after all, the Milan-based brand pulled out all the stops for a 100th birthday bash during men's fashion week there in June)
March 21, 2014 | By Susan Denley
If you think Kermit the Frog and his nemesis Constantine look pretty dapper in Disney's  "Muppets Most Wanted," you're right. The Muppets were dressed in part by Brooks Brothers -- right along with human costars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Stanley Tucci, among others. Brooks, whose name is synonymous with classic men's clothing, collaborated with costume designer Rahel Afiley to provide more than 200 items for male cast members including the two green ones. Among other things, the frogs were outfitted with bespoke morning suits for one pivotal scene.
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