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Uma Thurman faced her stalker in court last week.


Actress Uma Thurman testified last week that she felt sickened and terrified by a man accused of stalking her and was disturbed to hear he had been in contact with her family.

“I was completely freaked out. It was like a nightmare. It was scary,” the Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction actress told a Manhattan criminal court on Thursday in the trial of Jack Jordan, 37, who is accused of sending harassing e-mails to Thurman’s father and brother, loitering for hours on the steps of Thurman’s Manhattan apartment and visiting her trailer on a movie set.

If convicted he faces up to one year in jail.

Jordan’s lawyer says his client loved Thurman and was obsessed by her but that his behavior was merely “creepy” and not criminal.

Thurman’s voice broke when asked about her two children, aged 6 and 9, and her hand trembled as she held a card that Jordan had sent her at a Manhattan movie set.

He wrote on it, “My hands should be on your body at all times.”

Upon receiving the card, she said she phoned her family in upstate New York and learned that her father had received e-mails from Jordan and that Jordan had spoken to her mother and brother.

“I felt a stone drop in my stomach. ... The idea that this had a history made it even more terrifying,” the 38-year-old actress said during the third day of the trial.

Also on Thursday, signer Mariah Carey and popular rapper and actor Nick Cannon married this week in the Bahamas, according to media reports.

The New York Post said the pair wed in a secret ceremony in front of family and friends at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, citing a source close to Carey.

In Touch Weekly said Cannon had designed a US$2.5 million ring he gave to his new bride.

Carey, 38, recently released the No. 1 single Touch My Body off her album E=MC2, which also debuted on record charts as the best-selling album in mid-April.

Cannon, 11 years younger than Carey, has acted on television and in films such as 2002’s Drumline and Shall We Dance? and he made his singing debut with a self-titled album in 2003 and followed up in 2006 with Stages.

Chad Kroeger, the lead singer for Canadian rock band Nickelback, was sentenced to a one-year driving ban and fined C$600 (US$590) for drunken driving.

The Nickelback frontman was stopped by police for speeding in his luxury Lamborghini sports car in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, British Columbia, in 2006. A breath test found he had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Kroeger, 33, whose legal name is Chad Turton, told reporters as he left the courthouse that he does not condone drinking and driving, but “everyone makes mistakes.”

People magazine last week unveiled Kate Hudson as the cover girl for its list of the world’s 100 most beautiful people.

People said that Hudson was chosen to showcase the unranked list because the natural beauty she represents is now at the height of fashion.

Hudson “just embodies such an incredible natural beauty that is in vogue right now,” People Senior Editor Galina Espinoza said on The Early Show. “We’ve gotten so accustomed to celebrities getting breast implants and nose jobs, and she will talk about being flat-chested and having a little bit of an offbeat look.”

Also on the list were teen pop idols Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical, both of whom have been criticized for appearing in racy photos. Hudgens also promoted the natural look saying “just recently I’ve learned to be okay with myself without wearing makeup.”

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