Taylor Swift: Armed Stalker Arrested Trying to Break In!

Last week, a man obsessed with Taylor Swift robbed a bank and tried to propose marriage to her. It didn’t work out the way that he’d planned.

This new stalker and new incident, however, are much more alarming.

A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to break into Taylor’s home. He was masked, he wore gloves, and he was in possession of ammunition, a knife, and rope.

TMZ reports that a stalker was arrested at Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills mansion while trying to break in.

The man, 38-year-old Julius Sandrock, had apparently traveled all the way from Colorado to attempt this.

While it might be easy to dismiss as a harebrained scheme that was doomed to fail from the start, there are some alarming details.

Security spotted a suspicious man and called the police.

Police arrested Sandrock for felony stalking after searching his person and his vehicle.

What they found during their search had them seriously concerned for Taylor’s safety and about the stalker’s intentions.

Taylor’s most recent stalker told police that he had thrown stolen money over a fence in a ludicrous effort to impress her.

Julius Sandrock brought … other things.

When police found Sandrock, he was wearing rubber gloves and a mask.

It was the supplies that he had stashed in his car that makes this story so scary.

In his car, police allegedly found an empty gun holster, live rounds of ammunition, latex gloves, black gloves, a knife, various masks, black rope, prescription medication, and “psychologist paperwork.”

Based upon what they had found and after Sandrock admitted to them that he owns multiple firearms, police sought and were granted a temporary firearms restraining order against him.

According to court documents acquired by the New York Daily News, Sandrock was released from police custody on Tuesday.

Court documents reveal that Sandrock has struggled with his mental health.

“Respondent told arresting officers that he suffers from severe depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and manic episodes.”

The medications found in his vehicle were oxycodone and the anti-depressant fluoxetine. The latter is better known as Prozac.

It is not immediately clear if the powerful painkiller medication oxycodone is something that Sandrock should have been taking or if it was intended for Taylor.

Sandrock is already on probation for disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm in Colorado.

He has a follow-up court appearance to extend the restraining order on May 9.

We know that some may feel tempted to laugh at this series of events.

Taylor wasn’t hurt, or even there.

The idea of multiple men who are fixated on her traveling across state lines while on ill-fated missions to meet her is farcical. Particularly given that she was not at either home at the time.

And then you have the reminder that Taylor Swift owns many, many homes. 

Some fans are reminded of stories of paranoid dictators and crime lords who quietly move between residences because they fear assassination.

But Taylor isn’t a dictator (though she’d be a great one) and she isn’t a crime lord. She’s a young woman who shares her music to bring joy to millions of fans.

She doesn’t deserve to be endangered, and stalkers are dangerous.

Taylor had a bank-robber throw money at her Rhode Island home last week.

This week, a many carrying worrisome paraphernalia was arrested attempting to break into her Beverly Hills home.

Additionally, Taylor’s security had to call the police when a man named Justin Lilly apparently refused to leave her Beverly Hills property.

Lilly’s actions may have been incidental rather than targeted at Taylor, as he is believed to be homeless.

Regardless, this has to be scary. We hope that Taylor is safe and secure … at whichever house she is currently inhabiting.


Joseph Duggar & Kendra Caldwell: Did They Break the Rules of Courtship?

It’s been six months since Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell got married, but today, many Duggar fans are thinking about the last days of the couple’s courtship.

That’s because Monday night’s episode of Counting On featured the couple engaging in behavior that doesn’t quite align with the Duggar rules of courtship.

A joint bachelor/bachelorette party allowed the young couple to – gasp! – engage in premarital physical contact, and being human adults with genitals, they took advantage.

“We were on John’s boat and whenever we were back on the tube he was definitely working pretty hard to get us off the tube,” Joe said in a voiceover.

“It was pretty tough not to break the rules of engagement just for the fact that when you’re tubing your closer than you normally would be,” he added.

“When they put you in a turn, you’re trying to counter for the turn so I had to move from side to side so therefore I was crawling over top of her and definitely in close quarters.”

It was a nice attempt at explaining away behavior that would have gotten a female Duggar locked in the basement until her wedding day, but fans weren’t buying it.

On social media, viewers expressed shock that Joe and Kendra allowed themselves to be shown “climbing on top of one another.”

Many pointed out that Jim Bob and Michelle appear to be getting more lax with age, as physical contact of the variety that Joe and Kendra engaged in last night would have been the stuff of scandal a decade ago.

One of the downsides of making such a big deal of your ridiculous dating guidelines is that millions of people now know the Duggar courtship rules by heart.

Not only are Duggars forbidden to engage in premarital sex, they’re not allowed to kiss or hold hands for a period of time exceeding 15 seconds.

In order to maintain full compliance with Michelle and Jim Bob’s rules, unmarried Duggar couples can’t even hug face-to-face lest their fully clothed genitals come into contact.

Fortunately for Joe and Kendra, their scenes were overshadowed by the news of Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy.

Still, the fact that such a racy (by Duggar standards) scene was permitted to air is a sign that either Jim Bob is desperate for ratings, or he’s finally easing up on his beleaguered adult children.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Josiah Duggar: Why Did He Break Up With Marjorie Jackson?!

These days, Josiah Duggar is engaged to Lauren Swanson, and the young couple appears to be head-over-heels for one another.

But Josiah’s love life hasn’t been all smooth sailing. 

Before Lauren came along, Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson, and while the vast majority of Duggar courtships result in marriage, the short-lived relationship between Josiah and Marjorie ended abruptly and without explanation.

To this day, little is known about the exact reason that Josiah and Marjorie called it quits, and many fans are stll intrigued.

After all, a Duggar courtship is unlike most other romantic relationships.

The Duggars describe courting as “dating with a purpose” – and that purpose is not companionship, but procreation.

Jim Bob and Michelle discourage their kids from entering courtships until they’re certain their partner is someone they could imagine marrying and having kids with.

So breakups are extremely rare, and it’s even more rare for courtships to end the way that Josiah and Marjorie’s ended.

Just weeks after the couple loudly and proudly announced their courtship on the Duggars’ official Facebook page, they very quetly went their separate ways.

Fans only realized the relationship had come to an end when they noticed that all of the photos of Marjorie had been deleted from Josiah’s Instagram page.

So what exactly led these two to the surprsing decision to break up?

Well, they’ve both been hesitant to speak about it publicly, but Josiah shed some light on the decision in his last interview before he met Lauren.

 “Marjorie and I had a good time together. We were just trying to follow God’s lead on everything,” he said of the split, according to In Touch Weekly.

“She didn’t feel that it was the right timing then, so we called it quits for a bit.”

Interestingly, Josiah concluded the interview with a comment that many interpreted as an admission of fault – as well as a 

 “We have time to grow … you never know… But when you think about a girl to marry, you ask what kind of guy she would want to marry and you try to be that kind of guy.”

After Josiah’s interview, the Duggars issued a brief statement to People magazine:

“A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is,” the statement read.

“Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship.”

And that’s likely all the information we’ll ever get on the subject.

As soon as the Josiah-Marjorie courship began, it became clear that Josiah would not be opening up about his orevious relationship any further.

There was a talk of Marjorie writing a tell-all about her time with the Duggars, but the book never materialized.

We guess fans will simply have to continue speculating wildly about the reasons the couple called it quits!

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber: Who’s to Blame for Their Latest Break?

As previously reported, Selena Gomez nearly died from last summer’s kidney transplant.

Thankfully, however, she survived and is now thriving.

But now fans of the singer are wondering about her relationship with Justin Bieber… which may be on life support.

The artists, who got back together for approximately the 79th time in November, are now taking a break from their rekindled romance, multiple sources confirmed a few days ago.

This is not a break up, these insiders insist, but just a step away from how serious the relationship had become after just a few months.

“They were having a lot of little disagreements recently and one fight in particular blew up and caused them to [make this decision],” according to E! News.

This outlet was quick to add the following, though:

“They’ve been in contact the entire time and their feelings for each other have not changed.”

So… what the heck is going on?

What has driven these stars apart, even just temporarily, when it took them so long to find their way back to each other?

Selena and Justin decided to take a break mainly because of Selena’s mom and her disapproval of Justin,” a source tells Us Weekly, surprising exactly no one who has been following the journey of these singers.

Adds the tabloid:

“Justin’s family loves Selena, but Selena’s family has put her in a very conflicting spot because they still don’t trust Justin.

Selena has tried to convince her family that Justin has changed … but her family just isn’t budging right now.”

This isn’t the first (or second… or third…) time that we’ve heard Selena’s mother has a major problem with her daughter dating Bieber.

In mid-December, it was even reported that Mandy Teefy (pictured below with her famous child) had to be hospitalized as the result of a Bieber-related breakdown.

It’s also been reported that Selena didn’t spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend due to this ongoing tension.

“Her relationship with Justin has really affected her relationship with her mom, and it’s been hard for her because she is super close with her mom,” Us Weekly continues.

“Her mom was her rock when she was having her health complications.

“Justin and Selena decided to take a break to give her family some more time to heal and take in the idea of her and Justin being a couple again.”

Sounds pretty mature, actually.

And also like Selena really is just like many other young women her age, trying to convince her parent that the man of her dreams is not actually a nightmare.

Not that anyone can blame Teefy for having reservations, right?

Bieber has broken Selena’s heart on numerous occasions in the past.

It would almost be weird if Selena’s loved ones didn’t give her a hard time about this reconciliation; at least this shows that Mandy cares.

For now, we’ll just hope that Selena really is working on her relationship with her mom and that the two will soon kiss and make up… 

… so that Gomez can return to doing a lot more than just kissing Bieber. If you know what we mean.