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Looks like The Hollywood Gossip's favorite insane news vixen, Alycia Lane, is back in the news and yes, it's another legal matter.

Apparently, Philly newscaster Larry Mendte is currently the subject of a federal investigation for allegedly reading Alycia Lane's emails.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Larry Mendte's computer was seized from his home last week in an investigation - one not promoted by Lane.

The story also reports that Larry showed up for work Friday, but was not on the air.

For her part, Lane was axed from their news station in January after she was arrested for assaulting a cop and calling her a "dyke b!tch."

Alycia Lane first came to our attention as the other woman Rich Eisen had bikini pics of in his email. His wife, Suzy Shuster, was far from pleased.

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Britney Spears news and gossip rarely takes a break. But you can't deny that it's becoming weirder - and seemingly more bogus - of late.

As reported by OK! Magazine, the struggling bipolar babe has recently found herself on the receiving end of a mysterious, obsessed fan.

One who has been sending the star threatening packages. OK! claims to have the details of what has Britney's inner circle and security team running to the FBI.

"It started about six weeks ago with just letters being sent once a week," a source who has supposedly seen the packages reveals to OK!.

"And then it quickly escalated to larger packages that now arrive 2-3 times a week â€" always to the same L.A. address, but never to Britney's homes."

Perhaps this is what Jamie Spears and K-Fed were discussing on the golf course. Either way, it's a good thing the boxes never made it to the singer's door.

What's inside could not be good for her mental state.

"The first thing you see when you open the box is a huge, lavender-colored, battery-operated sex toy, still with the price tag on it."

Gee whiz. Someone done send me ma sex toy, y'all!! 

Alongside the mechanical apparatus are two letters â€" one handwritten and one written on a computer â€" threatening and pornographic in nature.

"The handwritten one is on note paper and it's written in a crazy, all-caps chicken scratch," says the source, who says the five-page letter contains pornographic details of the writer's fantasy exploits with Britney Spears.

NOTE: Is this loser watching music videos form like 2001 or something? No offense to Britney, but these days? Would you hit that? Come on.

NOTE #2: No offense, Adnan.

Perhaps the scariest item is picture of the sender (or just some dude) â€" a white,  middle-aged male with stringy, greasy hair â€" with eyes cut out of the photo.

Oh, and it gets better, believe us. In the photo, the man appears to be squirting some sort of yellowish liquid into his open mouth. Lovely.

"It's like something from a bad movie," says the source. "If I hadn't seen it myself, I wouldn't believe it."

"Insiders" tell OK! that the packages, which all come with a return address in the Minneapolis, Minn., area, are immediately handed over to Britney Spears' security team, who in turn hand them over to the FBI for review.

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Stalking.

It's a heck of a lot of fun, and sometimes, a celebrity like Hilary Duff will even be nice and let you off the hook afterwards. But in the case of one California woman, the party's over. Restraining order style.

Kat Von D, Jesse James Picture

Actress Sandra Bullock was granted court protection against the fan she says repeatedly visited her home and tried to run over her husband, Jesse James.

Sandra Bullock testified Friday that on five different occasions, Marcia Valentine (pictured) left in her yard palm fronds adorned with "weird signs" and "pieces of animal fur."

Oooh. Holly Madison and PETA aren't gonna be happy 'bout that.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Borris said he found "clear and convincing evidence" of stalking and issued a three-year restraining order.

The ruling prohibits Marcia Valentine from contacting or coming within 500 yards of Bullock, Jesse James or his three children from a previous marriage.

The judge has also given the Crash star and her hubby permission to record any phone calls or videotape Valentine if she were to violate the order.

Valentine did not attend the hearing. She may have moved on and taken up stalking some other famous woman, such as Ricki Lake.

Valentine, 45, of Huntington Beach, was arrested in April for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon after trying to run over James with a car.

She remains free on $25,000 bail pending a May 22 hearing. Prosecutors are still reviewing the case and have not decided whether to file charges.

Bullock said that after Valentine was spotted April 22 outside the couple's home in Sunset Beach, James went outside and tried to write down the woman's license plate when she aimed her Mercedes-Benz at him.

"I saw him go behind her car to get the license number. She got angry," said Bullock, who was also harassed by another crazy dude last year.

James, the former host of the reality TV hit Monster Garage, was not hurt.

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TMZ has learned that a woman was arrested in front of the Beverly Hills mansion of Tom Cruise after someone inside the estate tipped off police.

According to police sources, and relayed to us by TMZ, 32-year-old Emily Diane Leatherman, a known transient, was arrested in front of the movie star's home for receiving known stolen property and for violating a court order. It is not yet clear which court order was violated.

Not His Best Look

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The crazy thing? This isn't the first time that Leatherman - who is currently being held at a Beverly Hills jail on $45,000 bail - has been in the news for stalking!

Last year, a judge ordered her to stay at least 500 feet away from John Cusack after the actor claimed that she showed "an unusual interest by stalking, throwing a long letter of interest over my fence in bags with rocks and screwdrivers inside."

Always classy. Leatherman insisted that she was only trying to contact famous people to have them tell her tale of being sexually assaulted and harassed.

Yeah, yeah. That's probably what Dominick Giordano said when he got busted for stalking Michelle Branch earlier this week. It's the oldest story in the book, lady.

We're just glad that little Asian cutie Suri Cruise and her brainwashed mother, Katie Holmes, weren't exposed to any harm as a result of this lunatic.

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Singer Michelle Branch, who is apparently still around, doesn't take any crap from the audience. Well, at least not when it includes people who have been stalking her.

The "Everywhere" singer had an audience member arrested during a concert in Sheboygan, Wis., Monday after recognizing a man who has allegedly been following and harassing her.

As Michelle Branch took the stage to perform an encore at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, the cute singer reportedly froze up before begging security to apprehend 32-year-old Dominick Giordano.

He allegedly tried to bolt, but was quickly arrested by Sheboygan Police and cited for disorderly conduct. His mug shot appears below, next to a hot picture of Branch. Yeeeah. He's not creepy or anything. 

Authorities say Giordano has been following the "Everywhere" singer around the country since 2003 and regularly sends her letters and videos.

In the police report, cops say Giordano has previously "managed to lie his way backstage" at Branch's concerts, "sneak into after-concert parties" and also "allegedly lunged at Ms. Branch during an autograph signing event."

Man, if Michelle Branch is getting harassed this bad, you can imagine what bigger celebs such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera have to deal with.

According to TMZ, Branch was "scared" by a "particularly disturburbing" incident, and expressed concern for the safety of her 19-month-old daughter, who was also at the show.

Giordano was released after posting a $150 bond. This is easily one of the weirdest stories of the week. Who stalks Michelle Branch? Who's next, Jeff Goldblum? Oh, wait...

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Our counterparts at TMZ have learned that actor Jeff Goldblum has filed a restraining order against a 44-year-old woman, claiming that she has shown up to his house "unannounced and uninvited 20 times in the past month and over 50 times in the last three months."

In court documents regarding the stalking, filed yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Goldblum claims a woman has:

"Sent harassing and threatening letters, stalked me at various locations, physically attacked my employee and accosted me."

No word on whether the alleged stalker is friends with Naomi Campbell.

According to the documents, Linda Ransom (who, we have to say, has a great name for a crazy stalker) met Goldblum at an acting school in L.A. where Goldblum teaches.

She then began showing up at various locations where he performed with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

In a statement included in the court documents, Ransom offered the explanation that she was just trying to get Goldblum to "support my efforts to complete my research and screenplay as accurate [sic] as possible."

Riiight. That's what we told the cops before Kristin Cavallari got a restraining order on us. We know from experience, Linda, that you've gotta do a lot better than that.

This just goes to show that it's not just the beautiful young starlets like Hilary Duff who have to deal with stalking. Established, but lower-profile acting stars like Goldblum and Drake Hogestyn have to cope with wackos too.

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Hilary Duff must be in the forgiving, holiday mood.

Despite a difficult break-up with Joel Madden, the pair has found common ground in letting one dude who stalked them skate free from a restraining order.

Duff in Maxim

TMZ obtained documents filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the star duo's lawyers, which requests a dismissal of the restraining orders against celebrity photographer David Joseph Klein.

In October, Duff and Madden filed temporary restraining orders against Klein and his roommate Maksim Miakovsky, an 18-year-old Russian emigre.

The former couple feared for their safety and requested that a judge order the alleged stalkers to stay at least 100 yards away from Duff, her sister Haylie, Madden and his twin brother Benji.

Of course, now that Madden is dating Nicole Richie, future stalkers will probably be glad to stay away, lest they wish to get run over by a pill-popping bad driver.

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While we were focusing on a possible new look for Hilary Duff, policemen were patrolling the streets, on the lookout for her supposed stalker.

It paid off. The 18-year-old who allegedly threatened to kill one of our favorite young singers has been arrested.

Some Duff Luck

Manhattan Beach cops arrested Maksim Miakovsky, an 18-year-old Russian emigre, at a Residence Inn last week. He was booked on charges of making criminal threats and stalking.

There was no word on whether or not a bitter Lindsay Lohan hired the thug out of jealousy of Duff's clean reputation.

TMZ first reported last month that Duff and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, were terrified that Miakovsky would cause them hard. Duff and Madden asked for a restraining order, alleging that Miakovsky "has stated his intention of 'removing' his 'enemies' (i.e., those who prevent him from being with her), has stated his intention of purchasing a weapon, and has threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention."

Pretty much makes Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes appear sane.

Sources said a private investigator from Sunset Protective Services contacted Miakovsky at the Residence Inn and Miakovsky stated his intention of killing Duff on Sunday at an event she was scheduled to attend.

According to legal papers filed by Duff, Miakovsky came to the U.S. "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff."

Miakovsky is currently being held on $200,000 bail at the Manhattan Beach jail. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. We hope he either goes to jail for a long time or is forced to stalk Stavros Niarchos from now on.

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Reps for Brad Pitt are seeking trespassing charges against E! Networks after a producer and cameraman allegedly walked onto the actor's property in the Hollywood Hills last week.

"Yes, we have filed trespassing charges against E! and are exploring our legal options against both the crew that actually trespassed and the network itself," Pitt's peeps told People magazine.

Cute Brangelina Photo

A Los Angeles police spokesperson says the incident is still under investigation. Hilary Duff, meanwhile, probably wishes a cable network - and not a crazy old man - was the one stalking her.

E!, of course, is denying any intentional wrongdoing. But so is Anna Nicole Smith. Sometimes, it's best to just come clean.

"E! Networks did not instruct or authorize anyone working on its program to improperly intrude onto private property, and the individuals involved have been terminated.

While neither Mr. Pitt nor his family were at the property when the incident took place, the network in no way condones or encourages such behavior and would like to offer its most sincere apologies to Mr. Pitt and his family."

We'll have to see how Shiloh and Zahara respond. They've not very forgiving tykes.

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Thank goodness. We haven't had a good celebrity stalking story in weeks.

Hilary Duff is coming through, however. The actress/singer claims she fears for her life, alleging she and her boyfriend are being stalked by two men - one a paparazzi and the other a homeless man.

Duff a Cat-lover

TMZ has obtained court documents in which Duff and Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden state a 19-year-old Russian emigre came to the United States "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff."

That couldn't have been the only reason. Come on, he had no interest in buying the Screech sex tape?!?

The court documents state the man, whose first name is Max, "admitted to being 'obsessed' with her, has stated his intention of 'removing' his 'enemies' (i.e., those who prevent him from being with her), has stated his intention of purchasing a weapon, and has threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention."

That's actually is frightening; even more so than every single Mary-Kate Olsen picture.

According to the documents, Max "has stated his belief that Hilary is in love with him and that Joel Madden stands in their way."

But there's also David Joseph Klein, a 50-year-old celebrity photographer who is roommates with Max and is also named as a threat.

The documents state: "Over the past six weeks, the defendants have engaged in an accelerated effort to make contact with Hilary, including visits to her neighborhood, to her mother's home, to her boyfriend's neighborhood ... to Mr. Madden's concert venue, and direct calls to Hilary's manager."

Wow. That's some serious stalking. Osama bin Laden could learn a thing or two from this nut case.

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