After nearly three decades in the business, Madonna's no doubt had her fill of oddballs and wacky super fans.

But surely even the pop matriarch is shivering in her unitard and sleeping with the lights on after the arrest of an ice pick-possessing alleged stalker arrested outside her New York Pad?

Nope. Asked if she was worried about her safety after former New York firefighter Robert Linhart was busted twice by cops outside her Manhattan apartment in recent days, Madge replied with a steely, "No".

Hard as nails, that one.

Linhart, 59, was nabbed by cops outside Madge's New York Upper West Side apartment on Tuesday after he strapped messages professing his love for the pop icon on his SUV.

"The Universe brought us together in 1992 and again this year in Prague. Meet me please," read one message.

"Madonna, I need you," read another, and, "Tell me yes or no," another sign said. "If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go. XXX."

But he wouldn't go, so he was charged with criminal mischief, graffiti, resisting arrest and possession of a weapon - a Leatherman knife and a pocket knife. He also had a homemade, 7-1/2-inch ice pick in his car, cops said.

Luckily, Madonna wasn't home when her 'number one fan' made his debut.

'I won't stop...'

Linhart, who retired from the FDNY in 1998, says he'll be right back to stalk his idol when he's out of jail.

"I won't stop until I actually meet Madonna," he told cops after he was arrested. He also told them he had a right to be there outside her apartment.

"I can be here. This is police brutality. I have a right to do this. I am not doing anything wrong," he told cops, according to court papers.

"I keep running into Madonna." he added. "I saw her in 1992 and I'd actually like to meet her in person. I won't stop until I actually meet Madonna.

"I'm going to go right back there [Madonna's apartment] and do it again," he said, according to court papers.

Linhart was first arrested on Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

Even though prosecutors branded him "a danger to the public", Sheryl Bader, Linhart's lawyer, has defended her client's actions, claiming he has done nothing wrong.

"There was no threatening conduct. My understanding is it's not a crime to adore Madonna. If it were, the court would be a lot more crowded," she stated.

"There are no facts at all to support that he was going to use that ice pick unlawfully," Bader added.

Linhart appeared in front of Manhattan Court Judge Frank Nervo yesterday, and his bail set at US$20,000.

This isn't Madge's first brush with a freaky fan.

In 1995, Robert Hoskins, a homeless dude who was convinced he was in a relationship with the singer, was jailed after he threatened to "slice her from ear to ear" if she refused to marry him.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Stay safe out there, Madge!


Epic magic
Harry Potter fans; boy do I have a treat for you. Check out the just-released trailer for the penultimate Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One.

J.K Rowling's seventh book in the franchise has been turned into two full-length motion features directed by David Yates.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) is released in NZ cinemas November 18 2010, with Part 2 to follow July 14 2011.

"These are dark times, there is no denying." And I can't wait!

Check out the shiny new trailer here http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/video.cfm?c_id=1501119&gal_cid=1501119&gallery_id=114101

Boob-alicious
Katy Perry's Sesame Street debut has been pulled. Canned. Yanked.

A cleavage-bearing Perry recorded a special two-minute promo video with cutie Elmo to celebrate the show's new season in the US, but it's been deemed too risqué by show producers.

The video was posted on YouTube this week and has already garnered just shy of a million views.

Well, some parents were so scandalised by Perry's golden globes, they complained. Producers have since decided not to broadcast the promo, which was due to air on New Year's Eve.

According to TMZ, some of the complaints were:

* "You can practically see her t*ts. That's some wonderful children's programming."

* "they're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue"

* "my kid wants milk now"

Well, really! That's just hypocritical. Elmo's practically naked...



A Sesame Street spokesperson says in a statement:

"Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver. We also value our viewer's opinions and particularly those of parents.

"In light of the feedback we've received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on You Tube."

Perry has also weighed in on the stink.

She tweeted: "I can totally tell you how to get to Sesame Street! I've been, Elmo & I hang out."

Ooh, and check out 'lusty leprechaun' Colin Farrell's Sesame Street cameo below.

SFW: No boobs, just oodles of Irish charm...


Foul-mouthed Matt

Whatever you do, don't ask Matt LeBlanc about his Friends past.

According to British tabloid The Mirror, LeBlanc spat the dummy when one of its reporters called him Joey.

It all kicked off when LeBlanc "clumsily" knocked into the reporter's table, "sending glasses flying", claims the newspaper.

"You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?" the reporter asked.

Oh, I bet he's never heard that line before.

LeBlanc allegedly barked, "I'm not Joey. Don't you dare call me Joey. The papers say I'm finished, so don't call me f**king Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I'm moving on.

"I'm not Joey. For the last time. I'm not f**king Joey. It's Matt. Matt LeBlanc. Joey's in the past. I'm trying to do something new," he supposedly yelled.

Honestly, what a croc.

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This lot just in...

* Are Kat Von D and 'Vanilla Gorilla' Jesse James engaged?

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* (Saint) Angelina Jolie writing a $20 million memoir?

* Bret Michaels to undergo heart surgery

* Madonna and a couple of moody teenagers launch Material Girl clobber

* Cheating, my eye! Ashton and Demi indulge in tabloid-busting PDA

* Portia ditches the de Rossi, officially becomes a DeGeneres

* Lindsay Lohan giggled and drank whiskey during Twitter drug confession?

* Nicole Richie and Joel Madden: December wedding in LA?

* Keanu Reeves: 'I'm trying to do Bill & Ted 3. Please don't.

* Wax on: Gwen Stefani speechless over her 'crazy' realistic wax statue

* Jen Aniston fails to drum up ratings for Cougar Town

And we're done.

See you all next week, darling readers!

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