News in Brief
December 16, 2005
Judge James Boyd on Friday turned down a request by TV tabloid “Inside Edition” to allow video cameras into the courtroom during the proceedings of a man charged with stealing Kevin Costner’s computer.Aspen hair-salon owner Pascal Bensimon, 44, is charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing the star’s laptop, which contained pictures of Costner’s wedding, during the ceremony in 2004. He had been hired to style guests’ hair and apparently was angry at the way he was treated by the wedding manager.The TV show petitioned Boyd on Thursday. But he said the show’s producers made no accommodations to act as pool media and had not notified both sides in the case about the coverage plans.Bensimon is due in court Monday.