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A man died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina water park

A man died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina water park

Naegleria fowleri

Naegleria fowleri.

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  • A man has died after he contracted a “brain-eating” amoeba from swimming in a North Carolina water park, state officials have said.
  • WRAL has identified the man as Eddie Gray. At the time, he was visiting the park with his church group.
  • In a news release, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that Gray contracted an illness caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri after visiting the Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County on July 12.
  • The amoeba is found in freshwater and is more common in the summer.
  • The infection begins with headache, fever, nausea, and vomiting and can lead to a stiff neck, seizures, and coma.
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A man has died after he contracted a “brain-eating” amoeba from swimming in a North Carolina water park, state officials have said.

In a news release, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the man contracted an illness caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri after visiting the Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County on July 12.

WRAL has identified the man as Eddie Gray, of Guilford County, NC. His attorney told the outlet that Gray was visiting the park with his church group and said his “death was tragic and untimely.”

According to the CDC, the amoeba is found in freshwater sources like rivers and lakes and under-chlorinated pools.

It does not cause harm if swallowed, but it can lead to fatal illness if it is “forced up the nose,” which can happen during water sports like diving or water-skiing, the NCDHHS release notes.

Symptoms of Naegleria fowleri are headache, fever, nausea, and vomiting, says the NCDHHS. It can lead to a stiff neck, seizures, and coma. According to the CDC, symptoms begin one to nine days after exposure.

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Local officials are working with the waterpark to take precautions surrounding the naturally-occurring amoeba after Gray’s death, the NCDHHS said.

“Our sympathies are with the family and loved ones,” said State Epidemiologist Zack Moore, M.D. in a statement. “People should be aware that this organism is present in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hot springs across North Carolina, so be mindful as you swim or enjoy water sports.”

Naegleria fowleri is rare ,with 145 known cases in the US between 1962 and 2018, according to the NCDHHS. Five of those cases were found in North Carolina.


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Kat Von D Finally Addresses Nazi & Anti-Vax Rumors — But Fans Aren’t Convinced

Kat Von D Finally Addresses Nazi & Anti-Vax Rumors — But Fans Aren’t Convinced

Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Kat von D Beauty.


Kat Von D’s eponymous beauty brand has voiced its support of its founder following the video she posted last night. “Kat Von D Beauty supports our founder @KatVonD and her heartfelt statement to set the record straight,” the brand wrote on its


Story. “We thank our loyal beauty community around the world for their continued support.”

This post was originally published on March 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

Kat Von D

is one of the most successful women in the cosmetics industry, with

best-selling lipsticks

at Sephora and cult-favorite


. But as many beauty insiders already know, there’s always been a dark side to Von D’s success: Since before her days as a makeup guru, rumors have swirled that Von D allegedly has a history of anti-Semitism, and she was accused of being an anti-vaxxer after comments she made last year.

In an 11-minute video posted on


Thursday evening, Von D attempted to put those two rumors to rest. “Just to set the record straight from the beginning, I am not anti-Semitic and I am not an anti-vaxxer,” she begins.

Regarding claims that she’s anti-Semitic, Von D says, “Out of every comment that I’ve gotten, the ones that are calling me and my family Nazis are the ones that don’t sit well with me. I know a lot of you guys don’t know that I am, myself, a proud Latina. I was born in Mexico.”

According to Von D, the rumors of her anti-Semitism started when a “jealous” male co-star who she says sexually harassed and assaulted her on the set of Miami Ink, the TLC show that started her career, pulled a stunt after discovering that Von D had signed on for her own spin-off. “He thought he could cancel my show by going to the network and showing this 8 x 10 with a forged anti-Semitic message on it,” she says. “He ended up following through with this threat and went to the media.”

“Overnight, I was fiercely branded as an anti-Semite,” Von D continues. “I remember the network’s publicist told me to just stay quiet and let it go away. The last thing I’ll say about this topic is, yes, I probably should have talked about this back when it was happening, but I did not have the support I have now.”

In reaction to the video, which Von D has disabled comments on, some fans have voiced their support.

Maybe I’m alone in this, but I completely buy Kat Von D’s side of the story. She’s always come across as very genuine to me, but maybe I’m not paying close enough attention.

— Kat Blaque (@kat_blaque) March 14, 2019

I’m a fan of Kat Von D & occasionally uninformed ppl will try to argue she’s Anti-Semitic/anti vax. Here’s a video she posted clarifying the facts. Open ur mind & don’t judge a person based on what strangers/the media want u to believe. Think for yourself!

— Siouxzy Ferris🍸 (@TheSiouxzy) March 14, 2019

But for the vast majority of others, the explanation has given them pause: As many people have pointed out, Von D also once dated a man (

Monster Garage

star Jesse James) who has been photographed dressing in

Nazi uniforms

, is married to a man (musician Rafael Reyes) who once had a

Swastika tattoo

, and, in 2015, planned to launch a lipstick shade named


, a term Nazis used to describe how they’d choose which concentration camp prisoners to send to execution. Just last year, she came under fire again for a racially charged Instagram post of a cotton field with the caption, “Let Lock-It Concealer do all the hard work for you.”

So if #katvond isn’t anti-Semitic… why has she been in relationships with multiple men who have a history of anti-semitism?? Whether or not the photo was forged is completely irrelevant. Who she chooses to associate with speaks volumes about her.

— spillthetea (@ggspillthetea) March 14, 2019

Many also took issue with the fact that Von D brought up that she’s Latina, insinuating that it makes her less likely to be bigoted.

Kat Von D telling her audience she’s Latina as support for why she’s not anti semitic is laughable.

— Emily A. Sandler (@EmilyASandler) March 14, 2019

kat von d’s apology video just made me dislike her even more, she didnt address all the nazi “art” her husbands made & started her defense with “im latina” lol just bc ur a racial minority doesn’t mean ur not anti-semitic, & she basically said shes still anti-vax lmao what a joke

— natalie (@natippo15) March 14, 2019

In the video, Von D then moves on to address the rumors that she is against vaccination. Before the birth of her child, Von D posted a since-deleted

Instagram post

about how she would be delivering — and raising — her child. She was opting for a home birth, she wrote, with a midwife and doula. She wanted to raise the child vegan, and “without vaccinations.” And just like that, another massive Von D controversy was born.

“I am not an anti-vaxxer,” she says. “What I am is a first-time mother. I am one of those moms that reads everything. Anything that is going in my baby or on my baby, I research like a complete and total nerd. After doing a bunch of research and reading the ingredients, naturally I experienced some hesitancy.” Von D adds that she and her husband have decided to consult with a pediatrician, saying, “I’m choosing not to make our decision or any of our baby’s health records public.” The vague statement has fans — or former fans — asking even more questions.

I’m so glad Kat von D decided to upload a youtube video explaining she’s not anti-vax or a nazi- it reminded me to unsubscribe

— Hattie Bradshaw (@hattiebradshavv) March 14, 2019

Naturally, Von D also addresses in the video why she’s speaking out on these two long-standing rumors now. While plenty of people think it may be in response to sales, Von D says it’s more personal than that. “I have a son now,” she says. “Seeing all of these awful comments and things people are saying, I can’t just pretend that it’s going to go away.”

Thanks to the internet, it probably never will.

Refinery29 has reached out to Von D’s reps and will update this post when we hear back.

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59 Things I Need To Get Off My Chest After Watching This Week’s “Vanderpump Rules”

59 Things I Need To Get Off My Chest After Watching This Week’s “Vanderpump Rules”

1) I still can’t believe Raquel snuck her way into these opening credits. The scammery!

2) Kristen hugging Katie so she’ll feel too guilty to yell at her is a real mood. BEEN THERE.

3) Why did Katie even bring her SUR dress on vacation…?

4) So basically, Kristen is mad because she thought James getting fired from SUR would mean he was also fired from the show. Huh.

5) Does Kristen not remember when she got fired from SUR like a million seasons ago?! And yet she’s still on the show…???

6) “Clearly, James isn’t going anywhere.” YEAH. NEITHER DID YOU.

7) Even by Vanderpump Rules standards, Jax and Schwartz seem very hungover.

8) I literally do not understand the point of this “staycation.” The Mondrian is like, two blocks from their apartment. They literally just rented a hotel room to get super wasted and help Peter kiss a girl?

9) I feel like we’ve all been on this Solvang trip for at least 12 years. How is it still happening? Do we live here now? Is this home?

10) Why would Lala take them all on a vacation to a freaking winery if she can’t drink? Go on a damn hike or something! IDK! Try whitewater rafting!

11) And of course it’s fine for Lala not to drink, but it’s weird that she’s doing it because her boyfriend told her not to.

12) Lala, aren’t you supposed to be some sort of feminist icon? I’m confused.

13) Brittany was puking EVERY HOUR last night? And now she’s just chillin’ at a winery? Okay.

14) Is there such thing as an alcohol allergy? Sounds fake but okay. I’m gonna google this.

15) Google says it’s real, but rare.

16) But still, I’m gonna guess it was the copious amounts of tequila that made her sick that night…I don’t think we need WebMD to crack this case.

17) Stassi claims the “old her” would have been “really freaking mad” that Beau was around girls last night. Does she not remember yelling at him on FaceTime, about 12 hours ago, to get the fuck away from them?

18) Straight people LOVE cornhole. I wonder what it is about cornhole that makes straight people so happy.

19) Like, every single heterosexual wedding I’ve been to in the last five years has had cornhole. I wonder if it’s some kind of law?

20) Ah, at least Stassi and Kristen are passing on cornhole. Queer allies!

21) Honestly, how DARE Carter yell at Kristen every morning when she pays all his bills…?

22) And it’s because he’s “not a morning person”? Sweetie, you’re living RENT FREE! You better become a morning person REAL fast.

23) “It’s like I have a teenage son playing video games in my basement sometimes.” I can barely watch this, it’s too dark for me, but I hope it never ends.

24) A small silver lining in this scene is the friendship between Stassi and Kristen!

25) Look how far we’ve come since Stassi slapped Kristen across the face for fucking Jax. To borrow a phrase from Obama, THIS is change we can believe in.

26) Lisa’s new dog is cute, but I’m pretty sure putting him on top of the bar is a major health code violation.

27) Harrison looks identical to Giggy, just slightly more…alive.

28) I don’t really understand why Sandoval is so upset about this mixologist. She’s there to help YOUR bar make money, you twerp.

29) Kristen searching for the horse’s dick is relatable. Sometimes you just gotta know!

30) It seems like getting drunk + riding horses might not be the greatest idea. I hope Bravo has good insurance.

31) Whenever these girls start crying, they IMMEDIATELY grab a tissue and jam it into their eyeball so their makeup doesn’t run. The discipline!

32) But this Lala/Stassi scene is very sad. Fuck. Poor Lala.

33) Okay, so I’m confused. The boys are on their so-called “staycation,” but they’re still going to work?

34) So literally the entire point of this was just to sleep in a hotel…? Okay! It’s like Eloise at the Plaza, but with a lot more Jägermeister.

35) Lol @ Jax asking what the Toms are actually contributing to TomTom if Lisa is hiring a mixologist. Some points were made.

36) And double lol @ Schwartz angrily responding: “My heart and motherfucking soul!

37) Ugh, this drama about Sandoval ~maybe~ backing out of TomTom is too fake for me. We ain’t stupid, Bravo! His name’s already on the freaking sign.

38) And Sandoval’s arguments against hiring the mixologist make zero sense. He wants the cocktails to be amazing…so therefore…we must not hire this cocktail expert?

39) Since we’re back on the private jet, here’s a friendly reminder that PJs are VERY BAD for the environment. Do not use them!

40) Especially when you’re traveling a distance shorter than my fucking commute to work. Thanks!

41) I love that James tells Lisa he’s given up drinking for good, when he was definitely pounding mojitos on Watch What Happens Live last week. Guess that doesn’t last too long.

42) Stassi’s apartment looks very nice and expensive. Is the show even pretending like she has any job besides being on reality TV?

43) I wish the show would just break the fourth wall and acknowledge that, yes, all of these kids are very rich, and no, it’s not from bussing tables at SUR.

44) She is SO proud of herself for wearing PJs on the PJ.

45) (Honestly, I would be, too.)

46) Beau’s “wind boners” comment is probably gonna raise some eyebrows, but I’m just here to tell you that those are REAL. And I’m happy to see my own life experiences represented on TV. Thank you.

47) Also, not to be dramatic, but I would risk it ALL for Beau. I very much like his little bowtie in his interviews, and I someday hope to marry him.

48) Lol @ Schwartz accidentally calling himself the CEO of TomTom, and then quickly correcting himself. Lisa will not be pleased.

49) What is with the Toms feeling like they HAVE to have their own drinks on the menu? You are reality stars, not mixologists! Literally who cares!

50) I had totally forgotten that Kristina Kelly was a human who existed, and I think I liked it better that way.

51) Did Kristen really respond to Carter saying, “I love you” by doing the sign of the cross? It’s worse than we thought, y’all.

52) They’ve been at this barbecue for all of five minutes and they are now on the couch about to break up. Wild.

53) Once again, I cannot with Carter complaining about having to deal with Kristen. THEN GET A BANK ACCOUNT, BABE!

54) And that line about how the therapist is usually “on his side.” Kristen…run for the hills.

55) I love that the Toms’ SUPER original cocktail idea was using a diamond ice mold they clearly bought on Amazon. True masters of their craft!

56) I’m still extremely NOT here for this storyline about Sandoval leaving TomTom if he doesn’t get his way. Bravo thinks we’re so dumb! Which is probably fair but still!!!

57) And this Randall breakup storyline would be a whole lot more dramatic if we didn’t know that they’re engaged now.

58) I think the most horrifying part of this Gucci slides story is the fact that Gucci slides even exist. Are rich people running out of ideas for things to buy?

59) “There’s a lot of dick out there for me to suck to get on a PJ.” Thank you, Lala, for reminding us all that love isn’t dead.

Anyway, those were all MY thoughts on this week’s episode. Now tell me yours in the comments! I’ll be reading…


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Russell on the rise in Brooklyn and seeking first postseason

Russell on the rise in Brooklyn and seeking first postseason

NEW YORK (AP) — D’Angelo Russell stood high above Times Square, a spot where stars are showcased in New York.

He was front and center on a billboard celebrating the Nets’ midseason success, pictured with three teammates who joined him in Charlotte for the NBA’s All-Star festivities.

“Brooklyn is having an All-Star weekend,” it read.

Russell hopes it will turn into a playoff season.

Brooklyn heads into the stretch run in good position for the first postseason berth of his career, sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference when play resumes Thursday.

“I think we’re in a great position right now,” Russell said.

And after some tough times, so is Russell.

The point guard Magic Johnson didn’t want has become the floor leader the Nets need, raising his level of play after injuries to Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Allen Crabbe left them severely short-handed in the backcourt.

Russell had 36 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the final game before the break, a 148-139 triple-overtime victory in Cleveland that gave the Nets 30 wins after they won only 28 all last season. It was Russell’s 10th 30-point game after he had seven in his first three seasons combined, and raised his career-best averages to 20.3 points and 6.6 assists per game.

He was rewarded with his first All-Star selection, chosen by Commissioner Adam Silver as the replacement for injured Indiana guard Victor Oladipo. He led the Brooklyn contingent that included 3-point contest champion Joe Harris and Rising Stars participants Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs, who joined him on the billboard.

“I’ve said it a lot this weekend that a lot of guys in this league have got a unique path. It sometimes takes guys longer than others. Some guys come in right away and are able to contribute,” Harris said. “But I think you look at the makeup of our Brooklyn Nets team, and it’s a lot of guys that were sort of cast off and had a second opportunity.”

Few players drafted as high as Russell were cast off as quickly and publicly.

The No. 2 pick in 2015 had been in the league just two seasons when the Los Angeles Lakers traded him to Brooklyn. Russell had a decent second season, averaging 15.6 points, but the Lakers wanted to clear the way for Lonzo Ball to take over the point guard spot.

Johnson not only sent Russell away, he insulted him on the way out. The Lakers president, a Hall of Fame point guard himself, said he needed a leader at the position and someone who other players would want to play with — perhaps alluding to distrust of Russell within the locker room after his video of a private conversation with teammate Nick Young ended up on social media.

Russell, who turns 23 Saturday, has consistently downplayed the criticism since arriving in Brooklyn, where he has developed traits that Johnson considered lacking.

“I think it speaks to, everybody wants it to be easy and everybody wants things to happen right away and that doesn’t happen for everybody,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “Everybody has their own journey and for D’Angelo, being in the Western Conference and seeing what he went through with the Lakers, it didn’t work out there and in hindsight that’s the best thing that ever happened to him.”

It didn’t happen right away. Russell had to share the playmaking duties in his first season in Brooklyn first with Jeremy Lin and then with Dinwiddie, who emerged while Russell was recovering from knee surgery. Early this season, Russell was left on the bench a couple times while coach Kenny Atkinson opted for crunch-time minutes without him.

Now Russell is the guy with the ball in his hands during those moments, and the timing of his emergence couldn’t be better. The Nets opted against signing him to an extension of his rookie contract before the season, but Russell should certainly have the opportunity to cash in this summer, either in Brooklyn or elsewhere.

“I mean, opportunity presents itself in this league. I think you’ve really got to take advantage of it,” Russell said. “And definitely had a second opportunity to play basketball and be a professional and that’s what I’m doing.”

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“Crazy Rich Asians,” “A Star is Born,” “Vice” and “Mary Queen of Scots” Motion Picture Winners at the 6th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” “Westworld,” and “Dancing with the Stars,” Win for Television Series

“Crazy Rich Asians,” “A Star is Born,” “Vice” and “Mary Queen of Scots” Motion Picture Winners at the 6th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” “Westworld,” and “Dancing with the Stars,” Win for Television Series

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 6th Annual MUAHS Awards in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during a formal gala at the Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live Downtown on Saturday night, February 16, 2019.  Winners in the Feature Motion Pictures categories include A Star is Born, Vice, Crazy Rich Asians and Mary Queen of Scots. Television winners included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Westworld and Dancing with the Stars. For the categories of Motion Picture Made for Television, winners include King Lear, Cocaine Godmother and Jesus Christ Superstar: Live and in Concert

Winners in the Daytime Television category were awarded to The Young and The Restless. A Series of Unfortunate Events wins Best Children/Teen Program. Theatrical honors were bestowed upon Aladdin and The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Rocky Horror. The Commercial/Music Video Award was presented to American Horror Story: Apocalypse- Promotional Campaign. 

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The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. Actress/comedienne Loni Love (The Real) returning to charm as host for the fourth year in a row. Julie Socash, newly installed President, and Randy Sayer, Business Representative, presided over the awards ceremony. Returning again as producer of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) was Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative.

TV personality, actor and singer Frankie J. Grande returned as star host of the “Live From the Red Carpet,” presented by HASK® Beauty, livestreaming on and on  from LA Live’s Novo Theater. “Live From the Red Carpet” was co-produced by IngleDodd Media and Honeysweet Creative

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Primetime Emmy®-winning actress, received the prestigious MUAHS Distinguished Artisan Award, celebrating her prolific acting career and the plethora of characters she embraces. McCarthy is the first female artist to receive this award, presented by hair stylist Linda Flowers, collaborator on McCarthy’s numerous characters for many years. A wonderful clip reel was presented, spotlighting the prestigious spectrum of McCarthy’s extraordinary award-winning film work including Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, This is 40, The Hangover Part III and Ghostbusters, among many others. Her award-winning television credits include Gilmore Girls, and Mike & Molly, for which she won an Emmy®.

Sue Cabral-Ebert, outgoing Local 706 President and award-winning makeup artist, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Makeup by longtime friend and actress Linda Gray (Dallas). Legendary Emmy-winning hair stylist Robert Louis Stevenson received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair Styling from Margaret Avery, his hair stylist on The Color Purple and The Jacksons: An American Dream.

Another highlight of the evening was the moving In Memoriam, performed by long time MUAHS member Angie Wells. The spirited MUAHS After Party took place following the Awards ceremony featured a special appearance with celebrity DJ Bootie Mashup, courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics, catered by Wolfgang Puck.

Additional presenters for this year’s awards included Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Amber Stevens West (Happy Together), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News LA), John Brotherton (Fuller House), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Jake Busey (Stranger Things), Leslie Grossman (American Horror Story), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), MacKenzie Ziegler (Dancing With the Stars: Juniors), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), Margaret Avery (Being Mary Jane), Retta (Good Girls), Shangela (A Star is Born), among others.




        A STAR IS BORN 

                Ve Neill, Debbie Zoller, Sarah Tanno



                Heike Merker, Sophia Knight



                Kate Biscoe, Ann Pala, Williams, Jamie Kelman



                Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher



                Greg Cannom, Christopher Gallaher




                Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight



                Gail Ryan, Brittany Spaulding, Jani Kleinbard



                Patricia Regan, Claus Lulla, Joseph A. Campayno



                Jerry DeCarlo, Jon Jordan, Peg Schierholz



                Justin Raleigh, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Thomas Floutz


        KING LEAR

                Naomi Donne, Sara Kramer



Charles Lapointe, Kevin Maybee 



Trefor Proud, Vicki Syskakis



Patricia Denney, Marlene Mason, Kathy Jones



                Regina Rodriguez, Adriana Lucio, Vanessa Bragdon



Rita Ciccozzi, Krista Seller, Bill Terezakis



Julie McHaffie, Dianne Holme



                Kerry Herta, Jason Collins, Cristina Waltz



                Joe Matke, Fernando Santaella-Navarro




Michael Johnston, Tyson Fontaine, Lauren Lillien



                Debra Parr, Michele Arvizo, Chanthy Tach

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards is proud to be sponsored by Diamond Level: HASK Beauty; Ruby Level: M.A.C. Cosmetics; Sapphire Level: E.I. School of Professional Makeup, Japonesque Beauty, Nigel Beauty, Schwarzkopf Professional; Premier Level: Focus Features, RCMA Makeup; Double Platinum Level: 20th Century Fox; Platinum Level: Annapurna Pictures, IATSE Local 798 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists, Netflix; Gold Level: 20th Century Fox TVHBO, Warner Bros. Pictures; Silver Level: Ardell Professional, Boxy Girl®, Brush Off, Cinema Makeup School, CROC USA, I.A.T.S.E., Kryolan, Make-up Designory, Premiere Products, Inc., Skindinavia, Skin Illustrator, The Criterion Group, The Hollywood Museum; Gift Bag Sponsors: Hempz, Lime Crime, Moroccan Magic, Qosmedix, Royal & Langnickel, Senna Cosmetics;  VIP Transportation Sponsor: BLS Limo; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SHOOT.


The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE, Local 706) was chartered in November 1937. Today, membership includes over 1,800 artisans in the entertainment industry worldwide. Local 706 members are make-up artists and hair stylists who have created the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and now the Internet. The wide-ranging domains of these artists include feature films and television, commercials; “live” network television, all types of theatrical productions and Disneyland theme parks. For more info, visit or get #MUAHSawards updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 


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