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Hairdresser stole Costner laptop
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Costner wed Christine Baumgartner in 2004
A hairdresser hired to attend to guests at the wedding of Kevin Costner has admitted stealing a laptop computer from the US actor.

Pascal Bensimon, 45, was given two years probation, 25 hours community service and ordered to pay $1,500 (863) after admitting the theft.

He told a court in Aspen, Colorado, that he was "sorry for all the trouble I've caused".

Costner wed Christine Baumgartner in September 2004 at his ranch.

'Trust violation'

The couple had been together for five years before they wed against the picturesque landscape of the Colorado mountains.

Among the guests were Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Willis and film director Oliver Stone.

The stolen laptop contained photos of the ceremony and the celebration, where Costner took his new bride for a canoe ride on a lake.

Bensimon, who owns an upmarket salon in Aspen, was told by Pitkin County District Judge James Boyd that he had violated Costner's trust.

The hair stylist said he now wanted to "go forward" following the incident.

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