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 »