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    Simon Cowell's Brick-Wielding Fan Pleads Guilty, Ordered to Stay Away

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    Simon Cowell can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.

    Just a few months after a woman allegedly smashed a brick through the X Factor host's London mansion window and hid in one of his closets, a judge forbade Leanne Zaloumis from contacting Cowell or going within 300 yards of his home, according to USA Today.

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    The overzealous fan, who was originally charged with one count of aggravated burglary for the March break-in, admitted to possessing a brick with intent to damage or destroy property at a court hearing Friday, but denied burglarizing Cowell's home. 

    Prosecutors accepted her plea, meaning the case won't go to trial.

    Meanwhile, the presiding judge, John Denniss, said the 102 days Zaloumis had already served in jail since the incident were punishment enough, but emphasized he would send her right back to the pokey if she violated the conditions of her stay-away order.

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