A homeless man has been arrested for stalking Rihanna.
Kevin McGlynn, 53, was taken into custody on Thursday after leaving threatening notes at the star's rented New York home. The New York Post's Page Six reports he was charged with stalking, menacing and harassment and held without bail after writing a string of insulting notes and delivering them twice on July 8 and once on July 1.
Rihanna was forced to put her own sprawling estate in Pacific Palisades, California, on the market in May after owning it for just over a year. The "Stay" hitmaker was put off living at the house, as stalkers kept showing up unannounced.
The singer secured a three-year restraining order against Steveland Barrow in March 2013, after he broke into the property next door, which he wrongly believed to be her home. A judge also ordered Robert Melanson to stay at least 100 yards away from the "Umbrella" singer's house and, or, place of business, after the 26-year-old male trespasser was caught creeping around on her roof last June. In court documents, Rihanna, who was not at home at the time of either incident, wrote she feared for her safety because Robert was unstable and had a criminal history.
Miley Cyrus has secured a permanent restraining order against an obsessed fan.
Devon Meek - who was arrested near the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker's Los Angeles home on May 16 and previously claimed he would rather die than spend another day without her - must stay 100 yards away from her for the next three years. The new court order also prevents him from going near any of the venues where the blonde beauty is performing, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
Miley's lawyers obtained the permanent protection order in court today after they filed an emergency restraining order last month. Meek, 24, previously claimed that Miley was communicating with him through the radio and believed she told him that she "adores" him.
A law enforcement source said Meek, who also said he hears "screaming voices" in his head, is still undergoing treatment after initially being hospitalized under a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold. "Mr. Meek stated that when he is released from the hospital, he will not stop seeking Ms. Cyrus and that he will continue to go to Ms. Cyrus' residence until Ms. Cyrus accepts him or he dies," the insider also previously said.
Chris Brown has been released from jail.
The 24-year-old singer left prison at midnight last night after serving 108 days of a 131-day sentence for probation violation, TMZ reports.
Chris was originally sentenced to 365 days in custody on May 9 after admitting violating his probation by getting into a fight in Washington D.C. last year, but Judge James R. Brandlin gave him credit for the 234 days he has already spent in rehab and jail.
The judge also ordered Chris, who has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, to attend therapy sessions twice a week and undergo random drug testing three times a week.
The "Yeah 3x" hitmaker had been in custody since being kicked out of a court-ordered rehab facility in mid-March for breaking three internal rules.
Ray J was arrested in Beverly Hills last night.
The R&B star, who is Brandy Norwood's younger brother, reportedly got into a violent confrontation and spat in a police officer's face at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. A law enforcement source told gossip website TMZ.com that police were initially called to the scene because the 33-year-old star made contact with an unidentified woman's butt in the bar.
Although it was determined to be "incidental" and not sexual battery, Ray J was asked to leave the hotel, but he allegedly became belligerent and refused to leave so security made a citizen's arrest. The situation is said to have escalated further when law enforcement arrived at the scene and the "I Hit It First" hitmaker kicked out the back window of the police car and spat in an arresting officer's face as he was being handcuffed.
He was booked for trespassing, resisting arrest, vandalism and battery on a police officer, and later released.
Brad Pitt has secured a restraining order against Vitalii Sediuk.
The 50-year-old star, who was allegedly hit in the face by the Ukrainian prankster while attending the Hollywood premiere of his fiancee Angelina Jolie's new movie, Maleficent, Wednesday night, obtained a temporary emergency protection order today on Thursday, forcing Sediuk to stay at least 500 feet away from him for the next five days.
The 25-year-old reporter, who was placed on probation for three years after trying to interrupt Adele's speech at the Grammy Awards in 2013, could also face criminal prosecution for attacking the actor and breaking his designer sunglasses.
A law enforcement source told gossip website TMZ.com that a file has been sent to the Los Angeles City Attorney.
Madonna has failed to report for jury duty.
The 55-year-old star had been summoned to the Manhattan Supreme Court at 111 Centre Street near City Hall in New York to perform her civic duty along with a jury of her peers but failed to attend, according to the New York Post newspaper.
The "Hung Up" singer allegedly did not inform the court she would not be attending, despite New York jurors being granted one automatic postponement upon application, and therefore at 9 am court security were expecting her to arrive.
Madonna - who reportedly earns $1 million for each of her stage appearances and whose real name is Madonna Louise Ciccone - last participated in jury service in 2008 at a court in Beverly Hills, California, but the case was dismissed just fours later.
And another celebrity couple bites the dust: American Idol finalist and Smash star Katharine McPhee has filed for divorce from her husband Nick Cokas.
"After six years of marriage, and having been separated for the past year, Katharine McPhee has filed for a dissolution of marriage from Nick Cokas. The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time," a rep for the pair said.
In the year that the two were separated, McPhee pulled a Kristen Stewart and was photographed kissing her married Smash director, Michael Morris. While Morris and his wife has since seemed to reconcile since the scandal, McPhee and Cokas were unable to do the same. "It was just time... They'd grown apart and weren't right for each other anymore," a source said.
McPhee and Cokas wed in February 2008.
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Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from Paul McDonald.
The Twilight Saga actress, who announced her separation from the former American Idol contestant in March and is rumored to be dating Dancing With the Stars star Derek Hough, filed courts documents to legally dissolve their marriage in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.
The 25-year-old star cites irreconcilable differences and asks that her estranged husband, 29, be denied spousal support, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE magazine.
The former couple, who tied the knot in October 2011 after a whirlwind romance and quietly ended their relationship eight months ago, previously insisted their split was amicable. Announcing their separation two months ago, a spokesperson for the actress said they were "still working [together] on their debut album, I'm Not Falling, and added, "[They] remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together."
Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith are reportedly under investigation by child protection services.
The Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services are said to have been in contact with the parents after their 13-year-old daughter, Willow, appeared in a picture posted on the internet of her laying on a bed with actor Moises Arias, 20. "The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department. Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren't happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand," a source said.
Alec Baldwin believes he was arrested because of his celebrity status.
The 56-year-old actor was handcuffed and taken away in a police car on Tuesday after he was caught riding his bicycle the wrong way down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, but he denies claims he shouted at the two female officers.
"They recognized me immediately. I saw the white female cop whisper to the Hispanic cop about who I was, and then they handcuffed me," he said.
The former 30 Rock star went on to tell the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column he felt he was targettd because of his fame and vowed to put up a legal fight. "There's a process hearing July 24, when all of this will come out," he added.
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