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A look at some of the stars who have been stalked

Monday - 7/14/2014, 8:34pm  ET

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Sandra Bullock arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles. Police arrested Joshua Corbett on June 8, 2014, inside Bullock’s Los Angeles home and he was later charged with felony stalking. A search of Corbett’s home turned up an arsenal of illegal weapons, including machine guns and tracer ammunition. None of the weapons were with Corbett when he broke into Bullock’s home and he has pleaded not guilty to all charges. In 2010, Bullock renewed a restraining order against another man who had been stalking her since 2003 and had traveled to Wyoming to try to meet the actress after he was released from a mental hospital in Tennessee. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

The Associated Press

Armed guards, tall fences and the threat of prosecution aren't always enough to deter an overzealous fan or celebrity stalker.

For decades, stalkers have presented musicians, actors and even reality television personalities with a persistent, and potentially dangerous, downside to their fame. The unwanted attention ranges from unsolicited love letters and social media messages to kidnapping plots and home break-ins.

Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Halle Berry, Paris Hilton and many other stars have had to contend with stalkers who have threatened their safety and required the intervention of police and prosecutors.

Here's a photographic look at some of the stars who have been stalked, and how they and the legal system have dealt with those who have gotten too close for comfort.


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