Mr. Cowell’s security staff confined the intruder to a bedroom until police arrived and found her in the wardrobe. Police officers drew their weapons as they arrested Ms. Zaloumis, and later found bloodstains in the bathroom, prosecutor Paul Mitchell said.
The charge, read out in court, alleges that Ms. Zaloumis intended to “inflict grievous bodily harm upon a person therein and at the time of committing the said burglary had with you a weapon of offense, namely a broken house brick.”
She also is accused of shouting at Mr. Cowell and hurling items at his bathroom window while standing on a roof outside.
Mr. Cowell, 52, has gained fame in both Britain and North America as producer and an acerbic judge on TV talent shows including “American Idol” and “The X Factor.”
“He was shaken up,” Mr. Clifford said. “Strange as it might seem he feels lucky, because it could have been a gun or a knife in her hand.”
Ms. Zaloumis, who appeared in court with unkempt hair and a baggy gray sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm her name and address during a brief hearing at West London Magistrates’ Court.
District Judge James Henderson ordered her detained until her next hearing June 12.
‘Survivor’ winner on ballot for governor of Indiana
Former reality TV star Rupert Boneham said he thinks he has a real shot at becoming Indiana’s next governor after being nominated as a third-party choice Saturday.
The fan favorite from 2004’s “Survivor: All-Stars” was unopposed for the Libertarian Party’s nomination, which came during the party’s state convention in Indianapolis.
“My aim, honestly, is to win governor,” Mr. Boneham said in an interview with the Associated Press. “I really feel I have a strong chance of pulling not just the Libertarian vote, but the independent vote, the undecided vote, and maybe even some votes from Democrats and Republicans.”
He will face Republican Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg in November’s gubernatorial election. Current Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is limited to two terms and cannot run again.
“We have a governor’s candidate in Rupert Boneham that can reach out to the 70 percent of the population that does not vote, and bring them into the process,” said Sam Goldstein, the state chairman, in a statement. “He brings a level of name ID that our previous candidates have not had, which is important in politics.”View Entire Story
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