Actress Sanaa Lathan's stalker has been sentenced to probation and psychiatric treatment after pleading guilty to criminal trespassing. Shawn Caples was arrested earlier this month (Jun14) after contractors working on The Best Man Holiday star's house found him asleep in her laundry room.
Lathan obtained a restraining order after he returned to her home twice.
On Thursday (26Jun14), Caples was ordered to stay away from the 42 year old for three years, according to TMZ.com.
He was also placed on three years probation and has to undergo psychiatric counselling for one year.
A man accused of stalking Selena Gomez has been committed to a mental health facility and ordered to stay away from the pop star for the next 10 years. Che Cruz was arrested outside the Come & Get It hitmaker's home in Calabasas, California on 31 March (14) and showed up at the estate again four days later, just hours after he was released from jail.
On Friday (20Jun14), he pleaded no contest to a charge of felony stalking and was ordered to complete a 30-day sentence on lockdown at a mental health facility.
He must then undergo another 180 days of treatment as an out-patient.
The judge overseeing the case also slapped Cruz with a 10-year restraining order, requiring him to stay at least 200 yards (182.9 metres) away from Gomez, reports TMZ.com.
Police in Los Angeles are trying to track down a stalker who has informed celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D he's planning a killing spree after she obtained a restraining order against him. The reality TV star, who has dated Sandra Bullock's ex Jesse James and electronic dance music star Deadmau5, has told cops she fears for her life and the lives of others after receiving online death threats from Michael Nunn.
Von D was granted a restraining order against Nunn in 2012 and now the Iowan insists his life is over and he's planning to go out in a blaze of glory.
In a tweet he sent out on 4 June (14), Nunn wrote, "You have to understand, Kat, my life is over because of you. Therefore, what would my only reason for living be? Revenge."
He then threatened to "go Columbine in Los Angeles... in a few weeks", referring to the deadly 1999 Columbine school massacre in Colorado.
Nunn added, "Get it through your f**king head!! Lose the game or watch people die!... Your (sic) running out of time and I'm not running out of anger and determination."
Police are taking the threat seriously and, according to TMZ.com, officials have launched a search to track him down.
The suspect accused of attempting to break into Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home has been hit with a slew of weapons charges after police allegedly found a stash of guns at his house. Earlier this month (Jun14), Joshua Corbett was taken into custody after he was allegedly caught trying to gain access to the Oscar winner's property while she was inside.
The 39 year old was subsequently charged with felony counts of residential burglary, stalking and possession of a machine gun, and he pleaded not guilty during a court appearance in L.A.
The L.A. District Attorney has now charged Corbett with 19 more felonies, including seven counts of possession of a machine gun, two counts of possession of an assault weapon and 10 counts of possession of a destructive device.
The stash was allegedly discovered at Corbett's property. Authorities previously confirmed that Corbett was not in possession of any weapons at the time of the alleged incident at the actress' home.
A judge raised his bail from $185,000 (£110,445) to $2.2 million (£1.4 million) on Wednesday (18Jun14). If convicted, he could face 12 years behind bars.
Bullock has obtained a restraining order against Corbett.
Actress Sanaa Lathan has obtained a restraining order against a man who insists he is her husband. Contractors working on The Best Man Holiday star's house allegedly found Shawn Caples asleep in her laundry room on 6 June (14) and forced him off her property.
However, he returned later that day and Lathan called the police after he refused to leave the premises.
According to TMZ.com, Caples showed up at her home again three days later and was arrested for stalking her.
He has been ordered to stay away from the actress when he is released from custody.
Actress Monica Bellucci is set to star in an Italian version of the Fatal Attraction stage adaptation. The 1987 classic thriller, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, was turned into a stage production earlier this year (14) when it opened in London, with Natascha McElhone playing the bunny-boiling stalker and Kristin Davis as the man's betrayed spouse.
Although the play fell foul of critics initially, its producer Patrick Ryecart insists the project is pulling in healthy audiences, and Italian actress Bellucci has reportedly been tapped to star in a version in her native country when it opens in Rome.
It is not clear if Bellucci will play the obsessive jilted lover or the leading man's wronged wife, nor when the Italian production is expected to launch.
A man accused of stalking Ashanti has been granted the opportunity to represent himself at his own trial. Devar Hurd is facing 10 counts, including criminal contempt and felony stalking, after allegedly breaking the terms of a restraining order by bombarding the Always On Time singer with sexually explicit messages on Twitter.com.
He had been banned from contacting Ashanti and her family after completing a two-year prison sentence in 2012 for sending similar lewd notes to her manager mother, Tina Douglas.
Hurd, who has pleaded not guilty to the accusations, appeared in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday (05Jun14), when Justice Charles Solomon allowed the suspect the right to self-representation.
The defendant had previously complained about the way his attorney, Glenn Hardy, had handled the case so far. Hardy will remain as Hurd's legal advisor, reports the New York Daily News.
Pre-trial hearings are set to take place next Wednesday (11Jun14).
In-demand moviemaker Edgar Wright hasn't wasted any time finding a new job after departing the Ant-Man film last week (ends23May14) - he is in talks to take charge of Johnny Depp's new Kolchak: The Night Stalker remake.
Wright quit Ant-Man, citing creative differences with the film's producers, after spending years developing the script for the film, and now he's close to signing on to direct Depp in the actor's latest passion project. Sources tell Deadline.com Wright will commence work on the remake of the '70s movie and series spin-off imminently, with Depp set to play the titular detective.
Prosecutors dropped four counts of harassment against an obsessed Ashanti fan on Thursday (22May14). Devar Hurd was indicted on 14 counts of criminal contempt, stalking and aggravated harassment in July (13) for allegedly sending the R&B singer sexually explicit messages on Twitter.com.
The 35 year old appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City on Thursday, and prosecutors dismissed four counts of second-degree aggravated harassment against him.
He still faces 10 counts, including felony stalking, according to the New York Daily News. Hurd pleaded not guilty to the charges last year (13).
The Righteous Brothers star Bill Medley is still hoping to catch the stalker who murdered his ex-wife almost 40 years ago. The Unchained Melody singer's former partner Karen was strangled during an attempted rape at her home in California in 1976 and police have never caught her killer.
Medley admits the horror still haunts him to the present day, and he remains determined to track down the murderer. He even employs a private detective to keep searching for clues.
In his new memoir, The Time Of My Life, Medley writes, "The police have never solved the crime, and the case remains open to this day. But every few years it pops up again, like a kick in the gut... In spite of our divorce, Karen was my best friend. Over 35 years later, I'm still looking for the man who killed her. I've got a private eye on the case. And even now, it's just like a bad movie; it stops my heart just to talk about it."