According to TMZ, this past weekend at Corey Feldman’s house was a dog and pony show. His security guard was forced to make a citizen’s arrest of his stalker, who is also technically his roommate. Hold on, let us back up here. Jennifer Herbert is described as a 6-foot tall, 300 pound friend (well, former friend now) of Corey’s who he allowed to stay in his house and pay rent. Things went downhill shortly after Herbert moved in (as they tend to with friends/roommates). Feldman claims Herbert threatened to harm him, “trash-talked” him in front of his guests and asked his kid “adult questions.” Eek. We should also mention that Feldman and Herbert knew each other through mutual friend Michael Jackson. Anyhoo, Feldman allegedly had a restraining order against Herbert that required she stay at least six feet away from Feldman and his kid while in the house. An in-house restraining order? That’s genius. Putting all the pieces together … it would appear that Herbert violated her in-house restraining order, which led to the citizen’s arrest.
This stalking story makes our brains hurt. I’m sure we will hear more details soon. Corey is not the first famous person to have a crazy stalking incident. Our slideshow of celebrity stalkers will make you glad you aren’t famous. [TMZ]
Joe Manganiello of “True Blood” is, apparently, a stalker magnet. Even before permanently losing his shirt for the role of Alcide, Joe had a few rabid followers. “I’ve had two crazy stalkers that, ah, one would call and leave these really weird poems on my phone. Another one would send these creepy pictures to my house,” he said. “I was at the police station filing this report and the police officer’s trying to figure out who these guys are and I kind of looked at him and shrugged my shoulders and said, ‘It’s never a hot chick.’ And he just kind of stared at me.”
But since “True Blood”‘s new season started, things have gotten much worse. Keep reading »
Shawn Johnson is one tough cookie. She impressed us in the 2008 Olympics with her badass gymnastics skills and again when she won “Dancing with the Stars” season 8. But yesterday, we truly had to give it to her for getting up on the witness stand to testify against her stalker, the uber creepy Robert O’Ryan. This engineer believes that Shawn was communicating telepathically with him during the 2008 Olympics. He believed that Shawn loved him and that they would have a child together. When she was on “DWTS,” he drove cross-country from Florida and scaled a fence at CBS studios to try to get to Shawn. When police searched his car, they found a shotgun, a hand gun, a knife, plus zip ties and other cords, which he presumably was planning to tie Shawn up with. He also had love letters he’d written to her, a pile of clippings about her, and a map to her home. Fr. Ea. Ky. Keep reading »
Singer Andrew W.K. wasn’t always the rock star who got all the chicks. (Wait, is he that now?) Back when he was 17, he was obsessed with a girl who would barely talk to him. He even wrote a song for her, “My Destiny,” which is uber-stalkery. And now, he’s letting us all hear it—take a listen above. “She consumed me with both lust and hatred,” he told The Guardian
. “Lust, because I was truly drawn to her beauty and soft skin, and hatred because she rarely spoke to me, wouldn’t look at me much and never gave me a chance to show her my deep affections. I used to call her house just to listen to her say, ‘Hello?’ Then I’d hang up, terrified and shaking with nervous ecstasy.” Whoa, I’m having flashbacks of a dude I dated in high school who told me he would overdose on acid and kill himself if I didn’t go on another date with him. But that’s a story for another time.
Back to Andrew W.K. His stalker swan song is chock-full of amazingly creepy lyrics like, “Called up your number fourteen times to see if you were home, home is where I’ll find you when I find you.” Is it wrong that I think it’s kind of goth-tastic? Keep reading »
I saw this photo, and I was like, “Man, I feel really bad for this Brenda chick.” When I look at something like this, I wonder what the back story is. Let’s say the guy’s name is Elron. And he lives in Michiana. And he went to high school with Brenda, but he only admired her from afar, because she was sort of popular in a nerdy kind of way, and he was one of those guys who hung out behind the gym smoking cigarettes, looking angry and kicking at the dirt. One time, Brenda glanced at him, but that was it. Then, 15 years later, he was on this dating site, and he looked through what must have been 2,679 dating profiles — until, one day, he came across a special one. He clicked on it. It was Brenda. The Brenda. The love of his whole damn life. So, he sat down, and he wrote her a 5,349-word email, proclaiming his love for her, that he would die for her, that he would tattoo her name all over his body, if only she would respond and agree to marry him. He was so sure that she would respond in the affirmative that he got her name tattooed on his back, like, 100 times. When he got back home, he found out that she had blocked his profile. After that, the rest of his life pretty much sucked. That is, until, one day, he met another woman, and, get this, it turned out her name was Brenda, too, and they got married, and had kids, and everything worked out in the end. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
People, will you leave Erin Andrews alone already? After being stalked for two years by Michael David Barrett and having him post nude videos of her that he took through a hotel room peephole, Erin has yet another uber-creepy dude who won’t leave her alone. This one has yet to be caught. He’s been sending her disturbing emails for months and lately they’ve gotten violent, threatening murder and all sorts of horrible things. But rather than pull out of “Dancing with the Stars” and keep a low profile for a bit, Erin is charging ahead and has asked CBS to beef up security on the set. “She’s not the type to be easily threatened,” said her lawyer. “She has every intention to meet her obligations.” [People]
Interestingly, this is not the first celeb to be stalked while appearing on “Dancing with the Stars.” Keep reading »
“Gossip Girl” mama Kelly Rutherford got a temporary restraining order yesterday against her estranged husband Daniel Giersch, claiming that he “has begun to follow me, my mother and my nanny and he shows up unexpectedly to threaten and scare us.” Giersch’s lawyers claim these are “fabricated accusations” but the family’s nanny quit, claiming that Giersch threatened to sue her when she refused to answer questions about his wife. After three months of custody battles (which have kept Rutherford in California, thus the awkward “GG” storyline of her being mysteriously out of town), the hearing will be held on October 15th. [People]
It seems everyone in Hollywood has stalkers, but only the hardcore weirdos require legal action. Up next, some of Hollywood’s most worrisome restraining orders. Keep reading »
Japanese authorities tracked down a plumber who is suspected of having called the toll-free number for a food company 500 times, thereby tying up the line for 3,000 hours. He was supposedly engrossed with the woman’s recorded voice. Creepy. [AHN] Keep reading »
A Gawker tipster informs the website that if you go to your Facebook page, click on the search field, and then hit the down arrow key, a list of five people with appear. Who are those five people? So far, most people seem to be speculating that they are either the five people you search for/click on the most, the five people who search for/click on you the most, or the five most recent people you’ve clicked on. I tested the final theory by clicking on someone not in my five, but my list still didn’t change. That said, I kind of don’t want to believe that the people most obsessed with me on Facebook include a guy friend, two coworkers (Catherine and Emily — thanks gals), a guy I hooked up with years and years ago, and a random friend who I never talk to. That is depressing. Catherine’s five, on the other hand, is made up of three dudes she’s hooked up with, a guy we bowled against, and me. She is so pimp.
UPDATE: This little trick is no longer working. A Facebook insider told Gawker that the canned response from FB about this is: “The five friends that you see below the search box are populated based on people whom we think you’d be most interested in. Taking into account various factors, we attempt to make an educated guess as to who it is you’re looking for when you start typing a name in the search box. Please note that this information is only visible to you and will not be shared with your friends. We hope that this feature is helpful and we appreciate your feedback. Let me know if you have further questions.” Sorry, I call B.S. Why on earth would they conclude that this random chick I never talk to would be someone I’m most interested in? Keep reading »