• Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73
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    Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73

    Paul LeBlanc, Oscar-winning hairstylist for stars like Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone and Javier Bardem, died Wednesday at the age of 73, his family announced.Born in New Brunswick, LeBlanc’s biggest claim to fame was his hairstyling on the 1984 Best Picture Oscar winner “Amadeus.” LeBlanc won the Best Makeup Oscar for that film alongside makeup artist Dick Smith and later received the lifetime achievement award from the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild in 2003.Also Read: Rip Taylor, Colorful Confetti-Throwing Comedian, Dies at 84Prior to “Amadeus,” LeBlanc worked on the hair of one of the most iconic characters in film history: Princess Leia. The 1983 “Star Wars” film “Return of the Jedi” was one of LeBlanc’s first major jobs in cinematic hairstyling, fashioning the braids that Leia wore as Jabba the Hutt’s slave and as a guest of the Ewoks on Endor.In the 1990s, LeBlanc became the hairstylist for Sharon Stone on multiple films, including for her performance as Catherine Tramell in “Basic Instinct” and as Ace Rothstein’s doomed wife Ginger in “Casino.” In the 2000s, he worked with filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For A Dream,” “Black Swan”) and the Coen Brothers (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “The Ladykillers”).Also Read: Ginger Baker, Legendary Drummer With Band Cream, Dies at 80But perhaps his most famous hairstyle of the 2000s was the one he gave Javier Bardem in the Best Picture winner “No Country For Old Men,” where Bardem played the amoral killer Anton Chigurh. In a 2008 Guardian interview, LeBlanc said that Chigurh’s bowl cut was inspired by the medieval Crusades, “when knights and Muslims were murdering each other, and this was a typical haircut. It was a dangerous time and we wanted to make Javier timeless and dangerous at first sight.”LeBlanc is survived by his wife, Louise, and his brothers Georges, Marc and Allison.Read original story Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73 At TheWrap

  • Stacey Dash Domestic Battery Charges Dropped, Husband Says: ‘The Right Call’
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    Stacey Dash Domestic Battery Charges Dropped, Husband Says: ‘The Right Call’

    The Florida State Attorney has declined to file charges against actress Stacey Dash, who was arrested for domestic battery following an argument earlier this week.Dash’s husband, Jeffrey Marty, shared the news on Twitter, writing Thursday, “Today, the State Attorney made the right call by declining to file charges against my wife, @staceydash. She was arrested over my objection at the time, but due to the pending investigation, I waited to comment until now. We both look forward to getting this behind us.”Also Read: Stacey Dash Arrested on Domestic Battery ChargeThe “Clueless” actress was arrested in Florida for domestic battery on Sunday, according to an affidavit from the Pasco County sheriff’s office. According to records reviewed by TheWrap, the case is now marked “Prosecutor:Dropped/Abandoned.”Dash and the unnamed victim got into a “verbal argument,” according to the document, and “pushed the victim and slapped him in the face.” The document also said that the victim sustained “red scratch marks on his left upper arm from being pushed” and that Dash was taken into custody for domestic battery and transported to the Land O’ Lakes detention center shortly after.Also Read: Former 'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash's 9 Most Outrageous Quotes (Photos)In a statement to TheWrap at that time, a representative for Dash said that Marty did not press charges against her and that “no further legal action is pending.”Read original story Stacey Dash Domestic Battery Charges Dropped, Husband Says: ‘The Right Call’ At TheWrap

  • Michael Madsen Charged With DUI After March Arrest
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    Michael Madsen Charged With DUI After March Arrest

    Actor Michael Madsen has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.In all, the “Hateful Eight” actor was charged with one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of another DUI offense.Madsen, 61, faces a possible maximum sentence of 364 days in jail if convicted as charged.Also Read: 'Ray Donovan' Actor Marion 'Pooch' Hall Reaches Plea Deal in DUI, Child Abuse CaseAccording to the district attorney’s office, Madsen crashed his SUV into a pole while driving in Malibu, California, on March 24.Madsen is expected to be arraigned on May 20.“Michael Madsen is very busy doing films in Europe. He appreciates his fans’ interest in his well being. The past year has seen many incidents involving celebrities arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI),” Madsen’s attorney, Perry C. Wander, told TheWrap in a statement.“Honestly, it’s stressful being a celebrity, dealing with the fact that being famous and having money does not bring happiness presents very difficult existential challenges that are often dealt with through self-medication. Michael has a lot of insight into his situation and is going to take this matter very seriously. He has a loving family that are supportive of him. He humbly requests that the media respect his request for privacy for him and his family.”Read original story Michael Madsen Charged With DUI After March Arrest At TheWrap