We don’t see Simon Cowell, well, cowering down to anything, but we don’t blame him one bit for being totally freaked out by this situation. He got a complete fright on Saturday night while he was relaxing and watching T.V. around 10 pm at his London pad (worth $14 million, FYI), when a woman he didn’t know walked right into the room after breaking into his house. Scotland Yard has identified who she is. The woman’s name is Leanne Zaloumis and it goes without saying that she’s a bit of a nutty fan.
Apparently Zaloumis, somehow, got in through a downstairs window. Who knows how she concealed herself? Cowell’s staff eventually over-powered her till the police got there and a Scotland Yard rep revealed, “Police were called….to reports of a disturbance. Officers attended the address and found a woman had forced entry to the premises. She was arrested and taken to a west London police station where she remains.” Cowell is understandably jittery after the incident saying, “It was absolutely terrifying. She could have had a gun.” We’re so glad nothing worse happened. Do stalkers really think they can walk right in to say hello without any consequences whatsoever? Guess that’s why the all-important psych evaluation was created.
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Madonna may be on top of the world after her stellar Super Bowl performance and the release of her hot new single, but now she’s got some pretty terrifying news to deal with. Her convicted stalker has reportedly escaped from his mental healthcare facility and is currently on the loose in Los Angeles. The LAPD released a statement today saying that the patient, 54-year-old Robert Dewey Hoskins, “is a very psychotic man when not taking his medication and has very violent tendencies.”
Hoskins was arrested back in 1996 for stalking the super star, and sentenced to ten years in state prison. According to court testimony, the man repeatedly showed up at Madonna’s Hollywood estate and made threats to kill her, her body guards and her personal assistants. ”I feel incredibly disturbed that the man who repeatedly threatened my life is sitting across the room from me,” Madonna said during the trial. “I feel we are making his fantasies come true.” She also admitted to having nightmares where she was being chased. Anyone with information on Hoskins’ whereabouts are urged to get in contact with the Los Angeles Police Department. Hang in there, Madge!
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Congratulations, Halle Berry! Also, we are so very sorry! According to TMZ, this must be one confusing time for the Dark Tide star. While Halle is allegedly officially betrothed to gentleman friend Olivier Martinez a month after engagement rumors first popped up, the actress also allegedly received death threats from a named Robert Hoskins. Berry allegedly feels so threatened by Hoskins that she is hoping to move with daughter Nahla Ariela to Martinez’s native France. Is there a card for complicated situations like this? You know what? Nevermind. We’ll just get one that’s blank on the inside.
Sadly this isn’t the first time Halle has had to deal with aggressive stalkers; last July Berry had to filed a restraining order against a man named Richard Franco after he broke into her home..twice. Seeing as how Hoskins is the very same man who was shot by Madonna‘s bodyguards while attempting to break into the singer’s home in 1995, we’d say Halle has every right to be terrified. Why do stalkers have to ruin every engagement? Or even one of them?
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Kim Kardashian‘s security team called the police to her Beverly Hills home after a stranger trespassed on the property on Saturday night. Apparently, the stranger came loaded with luggage and a story about why he was there. According to him, Kim had asked him to come over and stay as a house guest. Not only that, he also claimed that Kim had actually payed for his plane ticket to visit her as they were due to work on her reality show. Crazy much? Kim was understandably pretty scared, and asked for the cops to be called, especially after the stranger-stalker refused to leave. We’re still waiting for details of what happened after the police showed up. Was he booked? Is he in jail? We’ll update as more information surfaces.
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.
A 64-year old man named Lonnie Short was arrested on New Year’s Day for breaking into Lindsay Lohan‘s Venice Beach property and knocking on her door, reports TMZ. Lindsay freaked out and called the cops after she saw him outside her door, where he was demanding to speak to her. She reportedly asked him to leave a couple of times, but he refused to listen. The police arrived at her home soon after and arrested him for trespassing. He was held for $1,000 bail. Poor LiLo. A loon randomly showing up at your doors isn’t exactly the most ideal way to start the year.
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?
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!
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.
An intruder trespassed on Halle Berry‘s property over the weekend. This happened on Saturday and she was freaked out enough to call the LAPD. Apparently, a man scaled her perimeter wall and was seen hanging about her front yard. Fortunately there were people at home at the time and when they all came running out, the man went back up the wall and bolted. The cops arrived and are said to be investigating the break-in. Could he be a paparazzo or is he really a stalker? That remains to be seen.
It was quite an eventful weekend because Halle had to call 911 again on Sunday! For the same reason — she spotted a man on her grounds again! Was it the same guy? Three cars and a helicopter responded to her call, but they seem to have nothing yet. This is truly scary though and we hope she stays safe.