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February 11, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
At 55 years old, she's no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton.    The appearance will be the Mattel doll's first in the magazine's pages. The toy, a perennial bestseller despite a recent slump in sales, first appeared on shelves in 1959 wearing a black-and-white chevron bathing suit. Barbie's spread in Sports Illustrated, shot by Walter Iooss Jr., will feature 22 dolls.
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SPORTS
February 19, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Kevin Grow has gone from longtime manager of his high school basketball team to a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in a matter of weeks. Born with Down syndrome, Grow has been manager at Bensalem (Pa.) High for the last four years. For the final two games of Grow's senior season earlier this month, Coach John Mullin let him suit up and play in the final two minutes of the games as a way of thanking him for all his hard work. And that's when the magic started. Grow scored three points in his first game and 14 points in the finale, including four three-pointers with one coming at the buzzer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2010 | By Robert Abele
Think men's synchronized swimming, and chances are you'll call back Harry Shearer and Martin Short as hopeless pool splashers in a classic "Saturday Night Live" bit. Director/co-writer Mans Herngren's Swedish import "The Swimsuit Issue," however, strives for "The Full Monty"-esque charm in its tale of a group of middle-aged, sad-sack weekend warriors who take up the female-dominant sport to compete for a world championship appearance in Berlin. While it may surprise moviegoers to discover — as jobless divorced dad Fredrik (Jonas Inde)
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
  While much of the United States battles winter weather, the Sports Illustrated 50th-anniversary swimsuit issue will have you ready for summer. The cover, revealed during the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show on Thursday, features models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge striking a provocative pose in the Cook Islands near New Zealand. Their names might not sound familiar now, but the swimsuit issue has helped launch the meteoric rise of models such as Kathy Ireland, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum.
AUTOS
February 13, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
It is like having a “booth babe” come out of the print advertisement.  Overseas, Toyota has used a cross-dresser to sex up its advertising. Now the Japanese automaker, known for its conservative cars, is leveraging Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue published Tuesday and smartphone technology to juice up the advertising for its new Lexus IS here in the U.S. In a print ad it calls “Blend Out,” Toyota said it cast three swimsuit models to pose with the Lexus IS and “camouflaged the models within the scene - actually making them part of the set design.” Readers can use smartphones to scan a QR code on the ad so that “when they place their phones on the page, the models come to life, walking out from the background and revealing themselves in their swimsuits.” The QR code triggers a video of the sexy models cavorting next to the new IS. The viewer can slide the phone to the next model in the advertisement and see her dancing, too. It's pretty racy for a brand whose average buyer age is well into the 50s, especially considering that about half of IS sales are to women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Obviously jealous of Sports Illustrated, this column presents its first annual Swimsuit Issue, packed with stunning black-and-white photos of models taken at clever angles in such romantic locales as downtown L.A. and a plastic toy factory. (Note: If a friend or fellow office worker doesn't have a copy, please share yours before you clip it out and save it.) * NOW THAT WOULD STOP TRAFFIC: In the 1930s, the L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
Welcome to the annual Only in L.A. Swimsuit Issue! Hey, quit looking at those alluring photos for a moment and read the text here, will you? Anyway, you may have noticed that an obviously worried Sports Illustrated tried to undercut us by bringing out its swimsuit issue a couple of weeks ago. But S.I.'s will only suffer by comparison. For one thing, our collection is in stunning black and white! And we have models dating back to the 1930s. OK, let's get started.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
It's the middle of winter, so it must be time for a swimsuit issue to liven up magazine reading. No, not that one. National Geographic is doing a swimsuit issue. It's a special newsstand-only issue that takes a detailed look at people wearing swimsuits but without quite the titillation some other magazines muster. Instead, National Geographic takes the reader on a historical tour of the swimsuit over the last 100 years. The issue goes on sale Feb. 1.
SPORTS
February 14, 1990 | MIKE LITTWIN, BALTIMORE SUN
Musings while wondering if Ivana Trump would be my valentine ... The sports world is turned upside down these days. There's hardly anything left to count on. We thought baseball spring training would begin soon. It won't. We thought Mike Tyson would be the heavyweight champion forever. He isn't. We thought Dave Meggett could get a date for free. He can't.
NEWS
January 26, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The come-on of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue remains unchanged--images of bikini-clad models arrayed on sun-splashed beaches. But the 33rd edition, which went on sale Wednesday, is the first to feature an African American model on the cover and the first to utilize the seaside and desert sands of South Africa as its setting. The model is Tyra Banks, a Los Angeles native and actress who has graced covers of Elle, Self and GQ.
BUSINESS
February 11, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
At 55 years old, she's no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton.    The appearance will be the Mattel doll's first in the magazine's pages. The toy, a perennial bestseller despite a recent slump in sales, first appeared on shelves in 1959 wearing a black-and-white chevron bathing suit. Barbie's spread in Sports Illustrated, shot by Walter Iooss Jr., will feature 22 dolls.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sure, Kate Upton suffered through antarctic cold to deliver this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover - but she's not the only model in the mag who knows what it's like to freeze your bikini off. Palmdale native Alyssa Miller, who appears in the swimsuit issue this year in shots from Australia's Whitsunday Beach, learned that lesson in Iceland a while back, on what she said was the craziest shoot she's ever been asked to do. ...
AUTOS
February 13, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
It is like having a “booth babe” come out of the print advertisement.  Overseas, Toyota has used a cross-dresser to sex up its advertising. Now the Japanese automaker, known for its conservative cars, is leveraging Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue published Tuesday and smartphone technology to juice up the advertising for its new Lexus IS here in the U.S. In a print ad it calls “Blend Out,” Toyota said it cast three swimsuit models to pose with the Lexus IS and “camouflaged the models within the scene - actually making them part of the set design.” Readers can use smartphones to scan a QR code on the ad so that “when they place their phones on the page, the models come to life, walking out from the background and revealing themselves in their swimsuits.” The QR code triggers a video of the sexy models cavorting next to the new IS. The viewer can slide the phone to the next model in the advertisement and see her dancing, too. It's pretty racy for a brand whose average buyer age is well into the 50s, especially considering that about half of IS sales are to women.
SPORTS
February 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Kate Upton looks [blank] on the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. While many adjectives might spring to mind, Upton filled in the blank herself Friday after the image used on the front of the annual issue was released to the public. "I look...Cold lol," Upton tweeted. No doubt that's how the model was feeling at the time of the photo shoot, which took place in Antarctica. "Took us 2 months to thaw out," she said in another tweet.  Upton and nine other SI swimsuit models will appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Monday night.
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Will Brent Musburger get a finder's fee? Katherine Webb, whose claim to fame is the fact Musburger talked about how beautiful she is during the Alabama-Notre Dame BCS title game, has parlayed that attention into a cool new gig: Covering the Super Bowl for "Inside Edition. " Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, announced the news on her Twitter page . So, in return for Musburger's comments, Webb gets to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and cover the Super Bowl for a television show.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Josh Groban; Giada De Laurentiis; Grammys; Janet Jackson. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Liam Neeson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Michael Caine; Diane Kruger. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Geoffrey Rush; Steve Harvey; guest co-host Patti Stanger. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Questions; moles; memory loss. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith; Gretchen Wilson performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Oprah Winfrey Show Roseanne Barr.
SPORTS
February 6, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue usually arrives with a splash of publicity, but this year the hype will be toned down because of the Persian Gulf War. That means no video news release for television stations. No interviews with the chosen cover girl after the magazine hits the newsstands today. No appearance on a pre-selected national morning show. Nothing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2010 | By Robert Abele
Think men's synchronized swimming, and chances are you'll call back Harry Shearer and Martin Short as hopeless pool splashers in a classic "Saturday Night Live" bit. Director/co-writer Mans Herngren's Swedish import "The Swimsuit Issue," however, strives for "The Full Monty"-esque charm in its tale of a group of middle-aged, sad-sack weekend warriors who take up the female-dominant sport to compete for a world championship appearance in Berlin. While it may surprise moviegoers to discover — as jobless divorced dad Fredrik (Jonas Inde)
SPORTS
February 11, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
The athlete on the stage is talking about playing in pain. The babe on the website is standing on the side of a mountain in a white bikini and red snow boots. The athlete on the stage is talking about dealing with the pressure of a debilitating shin injury and suffocating Olympic hopes. The babe on the website is posing seductively in a white fur wrap too small for her chest and hot pants too tight for her bottom. Only in American women's sports would these two divergent creatures be the same person.
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