These kind of stories always give us the heebies. We understand that Hollywood has always been stalkerville but that doesn’t mean that every new episode with a crazed fan isn’t as scary as the previous one. The latest celebrity target is Kat Von D — whose Twitter timeline over the past couple of weeks has revealed she’s back together with Deadmau5 after breaking up over some randomness. Thankfully, that’s a silver lining, because her other daily activities include getting restraining orders. Kat has had to get legal protection against an over-zealous admirer of hers called Michael Nunn, who has apparently been harassing her over the internet as well as physically showing up at her house in L.A. Kat has a a temporary restraining order against him which orders Nunn to stay a 100 yards away from her, which is a good thing considering he has, “delusional and paranoid tendencies, including the belief that the FBI is watching him.” Nunn started his manic spree seven months ago and was constantly contacting her over Twitter as well as on the phone, and even posted her number onto the internet. Let’s hope this restraining order does the job and that he cools down. Stay safe, Kat!
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We wish we could say we were surprised to hear that Mel Gibson‘s stepmother has filed for a restraining order against him, but between the anti-Semitism, the misogyny and all that talk about the rose garden, well, we’re sadly able to take it in stride. It’s not like Marion Cotillard‘s or Tom Hanks‘ stepmothers are getting a restraining order against them, is all we’re saying. Nobody’s filing a restraining order against Betty White.
According to TMZ, 78-year-old Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson claims that the actor directed numerous outbursts at her over the past two years regarding her disagreement with “controversial medical treatments” Mel and his sister Maura want for their father Hutter Gibson. Teddy says that when she objected to her husband receiving the treatments, “Mel began yelling and saying, ‘f— this and f— that’ while leveling other extremely offensive language at me,” warning her “not to f— with [Hutton's] treatments in any way.” Hmmm, that sure sounds like Mel. She also claims Gibson pressured Hutter into divorcing her and is attempting to get her kicked out of her home. Instead of giving her a temporary restraining order, a judge set a hearing for next month. Maybe Mel and Teddy will be able to work things out on their own by then, but … that’s not really his M.O. We’re always ready to be pleasantly surprised, though!
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Kirsten Dunst can breathe a little easier now. She was in court last month in L.A. to win a restraining orderÂ against French fan Jean Christophe Prudhon, who had allegedly flown to America on multiple occasions to
stalk see her. And get this, the 51-year-old dude used to sit outside her house, just waiting for her. He also tried calling her and wrote to her repeatedly as well. Her mother said that one of his notes stated that he “came across the oceans 5 times to try and meet you, always frustrated by fate who took you away each time.” Apparently, Prudhon also admitted sitting in his car outside her home, and said that he’s walked up to her door and accostedÂ her mother, as well.
The judge granted her a temporary restraining order back then, but has now upped it to a three-year ban. Prudhon, as per law, has to stay at least 100 yards away from the actress till 2015. Let’s just hope that deters him for good.
Throwing out Selena Gomez’s stalker’s —Â Thomas BrodnickiÂ — case may not have been the best decision JudgeÂ Edmund Clarke Jr. has everÂ made. Brodinicki had made crazy claims that God had instructed him to kill her. Still, the death threat didn’t hold water in court. But there’s a twist in the case now: Brodinicki himself has admitted that he’s a danger to Gomez, reports TMZ. Apparently, he signed a sworn declaration that states, “I believe that a restraining order should be issued against me to prevent me from trying to contact Selena Gomez. I do not wish to object to the restraining order against me because I know it is the only thing that will make me stay away from Selena.” He said this because he wants it used as reason to prevent him from going for a scheduled court hearing in January 6. Will someone please grant that restraining order now?
There’s not much worse than celebrity domestic violence charges. A house fire, maybe? Seriously, if we could pay to have someone Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind away everything Mel Gibson did between 2009 and May 2011, we would. Oh, how we would! Meanwhile, Terrence Howard‘s wife Michelle Ghent has leveled some pretty heinous domestic violence allegations against the Iron Man actor, in addition to securing a restraining order against him. Some of Michelle’s claims include allegations that Howard hit her in the face, chipping her tooth with his wedding ring, and made threats against her life, including, “If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know.” Ugh, you can’t unread that sentence, can you?
Ghent filed for divorce back in February 2011 after the two wed in January 2010. Terrence also was arrested back in 2001 for an alleged assault on his then-wife Lori McCommas, whom the actor was married to from 1989 to 2001, than again from 2003 to 2005. Terrence has denied all allegations, and claims that Ghent said she would “release private materials to 3rd parties for her own personal financial gain” until the actor paid her. Hmm, is celebrity blackmail any better? Let’s consider the question while we treat ourselves to a nice glass of eye bleach.
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Poor Selena Gomez! TMZ reports that 46-year-old Thomas Brodnicki has been telling people that God has instructed him to kill her. He has a history of mental illness, criminal stalking and making threats, so LAPD’s Threat Management Unit is taking this “extremely seriously.” Selena’s gone and got herself a restraining order against him as well, stating she’s in “extreme fear.”
The story was revealed through Selena’s lawyer, Blair Berk, in documents seeking the court order. Brodnicki apparently told his shrink that — apart from revealing his delusions instructions from God — he’s also traveled from Chicago to L.A to see her and has also visited her workplace three times. Selena and her legal team also stated that it was after Brodnicki supposedly threatened to “scratch people’s eyes out on the street” that he was scooped up for mental assessment, during which he made his admission about the singer.
Stay safe, Selena! This is a whole different ballgame than getting death threats from 12-year-old fans of boyfriend Justin Bieber!
Not everyone can live the charmed, cigar-scented, cashmere-draped existence assume Alec Baldwin leads. Sadly, this includes pretty much all of his immediate family members. TMZ reports that brother Daniel Baldwin’s divorce from wife Joanne comes after a violent outburst Sunday evening. Joanne reportedly threatened Baldwin with a knife while “high intoxicated” in the past, and that night struck him several times in a “violent rage.” Come on, people. What every happened to the Baldwins’ just leaving horrible voicemail rants on their loved one’s phones?Ã‚Â Let’s have a little class.
TMZ alleges that Baldwin wrote down the events of that evening, including specifics from the altercation such as “She screams over money and proceeds to wake both children up by screaming and throwing objects around the house.” Daniel currently has temporary custody of the couple’s two children, as well as a restraining order against his spouse. “Due to recent events in our home and for the safety of my children and myself, I have made this decision.” Baldwin said in a statement. “I have had my share of problems with drugs and alcohol many years ago and know first hand how difficult a position she is in.” Let’s hope his brothers can offer some consolation in Daniel’s time of need. Not Billy though. Never Billy.
Halle Berry‘s home was broken into twice this weekend, as we reported earlier. 911 was called. Cops were radioed. Police cars swarmed. Helicopters hovered. And luckily, all the investigation has proven fruitful. The man who trespassed on her property is named Richard Franco and Halle now has a restraining order against him. He must stay atleast 100 yards away from her and her daughter, Nahla, as ordered by court.
Of the frightening events that occurred on Saturday and Sunday, Halle recalled, “I looked out the glass door leading to my enclosed and gated back yard and was shocked to see a complete stranger, carrying something in his hands and approaching us.” Franco bolted as soon as he was spotted but was back again the following night, as Halle explained, “As I opened my glass kitchen door and closed it behind me, all of a sudden I sensed someone behind me and turned to see the same intruder standing less than a foot behind me starring at me through my glass kitchen door.”
Luckily, the LAPD moves quickly. Franco was arrested on Monday itself because apparently, the guy was crazy enough to go back a third time! He was found in her yard and booked. Franco obviously isn’t the brightest, because he knew her home was under scrutiny and still couldn’t help going back. Halle, in her restraining request, also mentioned, “I am also informed that Franco has a criminal history of violence, theft and drug offenses.Ã‚Â This personÃ‚Â has invaded and trampled upon the most fundamental sense of security I have and I am extremely frightened of him and what he might do to me or those I love.” We agree. This dude sounds bananas. Let’s hope he doesn’t try coming to her again.
If this isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the ultimate “DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Date Him, Girl” story, we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what is. Apparently the girlfriend of JLoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ex-husband Ojani Noa Claudia Vasquez is seeking a restraining order against Jennifer Lopez. Vasquez is reportedly filing for the order today to facilitate a planned television project about the America Idol judge. If granted the restraining order, Vasquez can lobby to have it made permanent, a move that could potentially hinder JLo’s ability to stop production from continuing.Ã‚Â Given that Vasquez and Ojani have attempted to make public video of Lopez flashing strangers on a scooter, somethingÃ‚Â tells us that JLo would sooner destroy television as we know it than let these two use her image in anything.Ã‚Â So enjoy those episode ofÃ‚Â Modern Family while you can!
In the meantimeÃ‚Â Vasquez is also suing Lopez for $10 million for stopping production of a movie which, surprise!, also has Jennifer Lopez (and possibly her lady business) as it’s subject matter.Ã‚Â ”If Jennifer Lopez loses, it will be catastrophic for her, and will also completely disprove J.Lo’s case against Ojani and I,” said Ojani’s managerÃ‚Â Ed Meyer, also at the receiving end of Lopez’s attempts to stop production of the film. Um, we’ve never been to law school, but we’re pretty sure there’s a case to be made against your ex’s girlfriend releasing video of your hoo-ha. Right? If not, we have to meet with our attorney immediately.
Even though Christian Bale blew it big time in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, we thought we’d have at least one John Connor who wouldn’t ruin our childhood memories with his knock-off Batman voice. Unfortunately, our youthful innocent is being tainted in a completely different and horrible way as news emerges that Los Angeles authorities have issued Terminator 2′s Edward Furlong a restraining order to stay away from wife Rachel Kneeland. Though rumors of Edward Furlong’s divorce from his actress wife popped up over a year ago, the couple is inexplicably still only separated. You know how you have paper work you’re always meaning to do, and you keep forgetting, then all of a sudden you have to get a restraining order against your spouse? Let this be a lesson to us all.
The 3-year restraining order came after Kneeland reported to authorities that Furlong drove past her home incessantly and refused to take a drug-test before seeing their kid. Ho boy. That news, combined with the fact that Furlong has basically morphed into a broke-down Pee-wee Herman, is pretty much the most terrifying thing we could possibly imagine. The order states that Furlong cannot contact his wife via email or telephone, own any handguns, or consume alcohol or drugs 12 hours prior to his visitations with the couple’s son Ethan. Though you know what they say about restraining orders: if you need one, there’s probably not much hope you’re actually going to listen to one. Because you are super crazy. [Photo: Wire Image]