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Restraining order against Ryan Seacrest stalker

Yes. This is a blog entry not related to Adam Lambert!

LAPD booking photo

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Ryan Seacrest has been granted a restraining order against a man arrested Friday at E! Network studios for alleged stalking. (Yes. I’m in Los Angeles right now but it’s not me.)

Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr, 25, was arrested after he entered the E! building. Uzomah had asked for Seacrest and was armed with a knife.

Mr Uzomah is on probation for another recent incident involving Seacrest, in which he attacked the star’s guard.

That’s scary stuff. This guy sounded like he wanted to hurt Seacrest.

55 comments Add your comment

Mercedes S.

October 31st, 2009
11:27 am

Another reason I’m grateful I’m not a celebrity.

Mercedes S.

October 31st, 2009
11:29 am

First! Happy Halloween everybody!

Nana

October 31st, 2009
2:44 pm

Ghould Afternoon Everybody.

It’s good to know that the guy was arrested. Ryan needs to be more aware of who and what is around him and use extreme caution.

Hope all you ghosts and gobblins have a spook-tacular Holloween.

Deirdre

October 31st, 2009
3:40 pm

Who would want to hurt Ryan???? He’s such a nice guy!

Deirdre

October 31st, 2009
3:41 pm

Rodney…hope you’re enjoying L.A. Mr Hollywood tells me that it’s absolutely beautiful there today.

JTesla

October 31st, 2009
9:12 pm

Seacrest is a nice guy, but stalk him? Freaky people.

Deirdre

November 1st, 2009
9:39 am

For all Glee fans out there…in case you missed it. The cast of Glee singing the National Anthem before last night’s world Series game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACNSpkbRm4I

Deirdre

November 1st, 2009
9:39 am

And in other news, Adam Lambert has broken up with his boyfriend.

Deirdre

November 1st, 2009
9:42 am

wreckedpizza

November 1st, 2009
1:25 pm

A blog not related to A-Lam but he still has been mentioned twice already. (Oh crap, three times now!)

JTesla

November 1st, 2009
4:51 pm

Adam won’t be mentioned a fourth time… wait, I mean fifth time.

Harm

November 1st, 2009
10:16 pm

Adam-sixth
Adam-seventh
Adam- eighth

Nana

November 2nd, 2009
6:56 am

Happy Monday Morning Everybody!!!

Today’s Quote: “Humor is like a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.”

Looks like all was quite on here over the week-end. Not much to report on.

Deirdre – loved the link of Kellie dressed as Dolly. Kellie is a real hoot.

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
8:24 am

Morning!

Can someone please explain the end of daylight savings time to my dogs? I can’t seem to get through to them.

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
8:26 am

Apparently someone needs to explain it to the blog techies, too. I KNOW I didn’t write the previous comment at 8:24.

Harriett

November 2nd, 2009
8:30 am

Wow, I really, really hate when daylight savings time is over. I was awake this morning an hour before I needed to be, to say nothing of having to leave work in the almost-dark most evenings and in complete darkness on Tuesdays and Thursdays. An inner-city college campus is sort of scary in the dark!

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
8:35 am

Morning folks…. in an item related to an Idol Alum without the initials “AL” – according to the previews from last night’s show, Kellie Pickler is going to “get on the bus” on this coming week’s “Extreme Makeover – Home Edition.”

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
8:36 am

Harriett… an inner-city college campus is sorta scary ANY time. It’s REALLY scary in the dark. (I went to GSU, so I should know.)

Nana

November 2nd, 2009
8:51 am

You didn’t Deirdre and I didn’t write mine at 6:56. They need to roll back an hour.

Harriett

November 2nd, 2009
8:51 am

Correct, Rickster! It’s not Atlanta, but Columbia can be dangerous and scary, too.

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
9:27 am

My younger son went to GSU and lived in the former Olympic Village dorms for one semester. That was a neighborhood that needed to be avoided in the dark! He moved to an apartment in Dunwoody after that. And I’m glad my older son finished Tech before the crime started drifting in that direction.

Harriett

November 2nd, 2009
9:29 am

D, I remember the Techwood projects back in the day as being a place to avoid.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 2nd, 2009
10:00 am

morning blogland…onliest good thing about the end of DST is that my body actually LIKED getting up this morning! well… comparatively, anyway. that won’t last!

kelly&carriefan

November 2nd, 2009
10:05 am

Good morning y’all….hope everyone had a great Halloween. Mine was a marathon. The whole thing with Ryan’s stalker is pretty scary. The fact that he made it into the building is quite unnerving. I have to agree, why would anyone want to hurt Ryan? Eh, can’t understand crazy…

Kellie as Dolly…that was too cute and funny.

Heard about Adam and Drake (I think it was to be expected. I’d heard Drake wasn’t handling Adam’s newfound fame all too well, so…

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
10:10 am

A friend of mine went to Tech back in the mid-80s. He said woke up one morning to the sight of a deceased homeless person leaning against the fence in the cold.

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
10:13 am

And in honor of her appearance on EMHE, I’m wondering if anyone can photoshop Kellie Pickler’s face onto an early (pre-surgerically altered) picture of Pamela Anderson’s “Tool Time” outfit? :-)

Nana

November 2nd, 2009
10:30 am

No place is safe now days, even in your own home!

The Techwood Homes was always a scary place imo. Glad they were torn down.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 2nd, 2009
10:33 am

If anyone made it to the Zac Brown Benefit for the Georgia Theatre held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Friday, 10/30, please post a commentary on how it went, who was there, etc etc. I couldn’t make it to Atlanta, unfortunately. Thanks!

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
10:56 am

Is Rodney back yet? I know that enjoying a vacation with family is the top priority, as it should be. However that picture needs to go, it’s worse than Adam’s album cover. Stalker dude is ugly.

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
11:01 am

Speaking of scary college campus locations: Wichita State is in a bad area, or so I was told. When I started there I walked around the dorms quite a bit, encountered some of the nicest people in Wichita. Of course a few months later I was told to never leave the dorm because it was such a “bad” area. Meh.

Perception and reality are sometimes two opposite things.

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
11:09 am

Scariest part of the picture is the eyes. Look deep and you see…. nothing. No feelings, no emotions… nothing.

Scary dude, for sure.

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
11:18 am

JT…since one student was murdered and another wounded while attempting to get from a parking place into the dorm while my son attended GSU…I’d say perception, in this case, WAS reality. And ask any Georgia Tech student about the current safety issues around campus at the moment. Students are being mugged weekly. We can only hope that the new mayor…whoever that will be…gets straight to the crime prevention issues that are plaguing Atlanta at the moment.

Harriett

November 2nd, 2009
11:49 am

Yes, D. Two students were mugged after dark outside the bldg where I am on Tue and Thur evenings. With daylight savings gone, it is more than scary.

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
11:57 am

On the other hand, it’s nice that the little kids don’t have to wait for their bus in the dark. Two sides to every issue, I guess. But that still doesn’t help my dogs. They like it in the spring when their dinner arrives before they’re expecting it…but they do NOT like autumn.

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
12:29 pm

Well on the flip side you can take a safe cozy campus in a college town where a woman was abducted… and finally found a few years later (Oregon State).

Reality is ugly, but perceptions are often misguided.

Regarding Daylight Savings: to me there is a certain appeal to doing away with the whole thing, but then there is also a certain appeal to switching to a metric time system.

I’m kind of a time nerd, which reminds me I’m going to use my time machine in a few minutes, if you don’t hear from me again I got stuck in the year 1438. Otherwise if you see me post again: it worked!

Mercedes S.

November 2nd, 2009
12:54 pm

Time optimist – someone who mistakenly thinks she has enough time to spend on her projects. All too obvious when daylight savings ends. Thanks, D., for link to Gleesters singing The Anthem. Go Mercedes!

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
1:16 pm

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
1:29 pm

It’s my endless quest to find the “good old days.” First I went to 1967, days yes good no. After that I tried 1955, trust me those days weren’t so “good” either. In 1946, 1934, 1927, I found myself referring to the “good old days” as being November 2009. I thought I found the good old days in 1833, but then I got a splinter where no one should ever have a spinter. So, I just kept going back.

todd

November 2nd, 2009
2:02 pm

Scary? What if your college was invaded by National Guardsmen who murdered four students?…think Kent State. Random violence is abhorrent. Government violence is unthinkable. If only we could wish away all the hurt.

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
2:19 pm

Mercedes S.

November 2nd, 2009
2:23 pm

JT – any relation to the “real” Tesla? Electricity pioneer Nicola? He demanded 18 clean towels a day and showed an intense preference for multiples of three. (From a story in the WSJ last week, “When Figures Get Personal”. It mentions triskaidekaphobia, fear of number 13, which causes hotels to do away with floor number 13, but did y’all know that people dislike numbers 4 and 17 as well? In Chinese, the word for number 4 sounds like the word for death. In Italy, many hotels don’t have a room numbered 17 because that number, in Roman numerals, is XVII and VIXI – “I Lived” in Latin – is common on gravestones. Mathematicians consider prime numbers “friends”. Like 144,169 – 12 squared followed by 13 squared – and 1,234,567,891.)

Harriett

November 2nd, 2009
2:23 pm

todd, we had our own college invasion in SC on February 8, 1968. It is the most famous college massacre that nobody ever heard of, and that is because of where it happened–South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. Three college students were killed, most shot in their back, by local police. The students were protesting peacefully, as in Kent State.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 2nd, 2009
2:23 pm

wow. that one came out of left field! but yes, it’s all abhorrent to me. unfortunately, violence appears to have always been a part of the human existence. no, make that existence period. even plants suffer from violence, and in their turn, can cause violence of a “natural” sort. i think it’s inescapable. unless we are all turned into zombies, of course, and that in itself is a major form of violence!

hmmm

waxing philosophical on a monday…

Harriett

November 2nd, 2009
2:24 pm

Mercedes, I asked JT that question over a year ago, but he claimed not!

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
2:47 pm

No relation. Speaking of numbers (and time) there is also the Roman dislike for 28 which carried over to the unlucky 12th month of February.

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
2:50 pm

I actually kinda liked 1967.

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
2:51 pm

“Let’s do the time warp, again?”

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

November 2nd, 2009
3:17 pm

re DST, i’m the kind of person who doesn’t notice or care how dark it is the morning, it’s just plain ol’ too early no matter how light it is, but i love having the longer sunlight hours after the traditional 9-to-5 workday.

but my favorite “objection” to the DST inception is the farmer who screamed that it was going to kill his dairy business, because his cows couldn’t tell time! They were used to giving their milk at 5 a.m., and if the clocks were changed, they wouldn’t know when to give milk. Huh?

Rickster

November 2nd, 2009
3:30 pm

On a totally unrelated note… Access Atlanta’s “Best Local Blogger” is now accepting votes for their Top 5. No AJC bloggers – including Rodney – were included.

JTesla

November 2nd, 2009
3:35 pm

Poor cows, they would change their own clocks if they had thumbs.

Nana

November 2nd, 2009
3:41 pm

Violence is all around, no matter where, when, how or why. None of it makes any sense. There are alot of crazies out there.

I liked the 60’s era, except for the Viet Nam war. Take me back and put me in a 57 chevy and I can cruise down route 66.

Nana

November 2nd, 2009
3:44 pm

I can cruise if Cookie lends me his comb!

Almost ready to call it a day. Everybody have a great evening and be safe.

Nite all! :)

Deirdre

November 2nd, 2009
4:02 pm

Tmz is reporting that Ryan’s stalker is in the Army reserves:

TMZ just spoke with Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, an Army spokesperson, who told us: “We apologize to Ryan Seacrest. Pending the outcome of the local investigation, the Army will decide what further action to take. We take all matters of our personnel seriously.”

As TMZ first reported, Chidi Uzomah is currently a member of the U.S. Army reserves — and is assigned to a special forces unit. Translation — he’s a very dangerous man.

Woodpappy

November 2nd, 2009
4:10 pm

Harriett, I too do the Tues / Thurs evenings in the dark now. Having dealt with crazies most of my career one just can’t be too careful anymore. Ryan needs a security guard around at all times. I wonder if he would hire me????

Rodney Ho

November 2nd, 2009
4:16 pm

New blog entry about Carrie Underwood. I’m sure Rickster, woodpappy and JTesla will be VERY happy.