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By United Press International   |   March 27, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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SIMON COWELL: A woman has been arrested for allegedly using a brick to break in to Simon Cowell's London mansion while the TV personality was home, his publicist said.

The Sun newspaper said Cowell, 52, was watching television at the time of the incident Saturday night.

"There was a loud bang and Simon rushed upstairs to find out what was going on," Cowell's spokesman Max Clifford said. "It came from the bathroom so he went in -- and there was a woman standing there holding a brick. She had smashed her way in through the window and it was unclear how long she had been there or what she was doing."

The Sun said Cowell's security detained Leanne Zaloumis, 29, until police arrived. She was then arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.

"It was a very frightening experience for Simon, who told me it was like something from a horror movie. He was just very lucky that all she had was a brick. She could have had a knife, a gun or any other weapon," Clifford said.

Cowell is a judge on "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor."


GLAAD AWARD WINNERS: Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Dancing with the Stars" were honored at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

The awards are presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to members of the media for their "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives," the organization said.

Also recognized at Sunday night's event were producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the film "Pariah," journalist Katy Butler, The New York Times, "Anderson Cooper 360," "ABC News with Diane Sawyer," Black Enterprise and Metro Weekly.

"Glee" stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith served as hosts of the ceremony.

Among the guests were Bernadette Peters, Dakota Fanning, John Stamos, Harvey Weinstein, Megan Hilty, Russell Simmons, Kim Wayans, Carson Kressley, Padma Lakshmi, Vinny Guadagnino and Tracey Gold.


JACK OSBOURNE: British television personality Jack Osbourne said via Twitter he has had his appendix removed.

Osbourne, 25, is the son of "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne and rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

"This is what you look like when you have has your appendix removed," Jack Osbourne tweeted Sunday, alongside a photo of him and his pregnant fiancee Lisa Stelly.

"Man, high powered pain killers + radiohead = dangerous territory for me. I gotta get outta this hospital. This is getting to[o] good," he said in an update Monday.

Jack Osbourne battled addictions to drugs and alcohol when he was a teen, but has since said he kicked the habits.


JIMMY KIMMEL: Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is to serve as host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles this fall, telecast producers said Monday.

The ceremony honoring the year's best in television will take place Sept. 23 at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE. It is to air live on ABC.

This will be Kimmel's first time as host of the Primetime Emmy telecast.

Kimmel is the star and executive producer of the late-night ABC talk show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

"We are thrilled to have been asked to produce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards," Don Mischer, whose company is producing the show, said in a statement. "We love television and look forward to working with the Television Academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable, and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry."

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