Brendan Fraser will make his Broadway debut in the fall playing the role of Kjell in the Barrymore Theatre's production of Elling.
A drama adapted from the 2001 Norwegian movie, the story is about a pair of mental institution inmates who are released and Fraser's character is described as "a big, shaggy lump of a man who, at 40, is desperate to lose his virginity."
He'll star opposite Jennifer Coolidge and Denis O'Hare in the show, which got pretty good reviews during its London run.
Anything is better than Furry Vengeance!
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That's the last thing this woman needs!
Sandra Bullock has a temporary restraining order against 41-year-old Thomas James Weldon who was accused of stalking her and it isn't the first time!
She first obtained a restraining order back in 2003, but it expired in 2009. He voluntarily entered a Tennessee mental institution and she ended up suing the state to require them to tell her when he was released.
But he turned up in a Wyoming emergency room last month complaining of anxiety and he even told hospital staff that he drove all the way from Tennessee in hopes of meeting Sandy in her Jackson Hole home!
It's unknown when exactly he was released from the Tennessee mental institution and a hearing has been scheduled for August 6 for a three-year-order against Weldon.
Stay safe, Sandy!
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Time for a happy dance on the balance beam!
Olympic gold medalist and Dancing With the Stars contestant Shawn Johnson can sleep without an Ambien tonight. Her stalker has finally been put away!
A judge has found Robert O'Ryan, the crackpot stalking lil Shawn, legally insane and has sent him to a California mental hospital for five years.
Yeah, when a guy carries around two loaded guns, a knife and sweetly-scented love notes addressed to a girl he's never met, it's safe to say he needs a straitjacket!
Enjoy having a sense of security again, Shawn!
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They must be so relieved!
Jennifer Garner's stalker was ordered to a mental institution according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office:
"Steven Richard Burky, pleaded no contest today to two counts of felony stalking. Judge Katherine Mader then found him not guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced him to Patton State Hospital.
"Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall said the judge made her ruling based on reports from two psychiatrists who examined Burky."
Additionally a 10-year restraining order was issued to keep Burky at least 500 yards away from Jen, her husband Ben Affleck and their two daughters Violet and Seraphina, if or when Burky is released.
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