Ryan Seacrest, Chidi Uzomah

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Seacrest charges out? For the most part.

Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. pleaded no contest today to a felony stalking count stemming from his security-guard-be-damned desire for proximity to our own Ryan Seacrest last year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Fisher ordered the 25-year-old former Army reservist to undergo a 90-day psychiatric evaluation in prison. After completing the assessment, Uzomah is due back in court for formal sentencing June 14.

As it is, the no contest plea spares Uzomah from facing two additional misdemeanor counts of attempted disobeying a court order as a result of his obsessive, restraining-order-ignoring behavior last fall. The additional charges will be formally dismissed at his sentencing. He now faces a maximum of two years in state prison.


Ryan Seacrest has a million jobs. Being victimized is clearly not one of them.

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