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Man convicted of stalking Lily Allen is sectioned

Lily Allen Credit: PA

A mentally ill stalker who broke into pop star Lily Allen's bedroom has been sectioned by a judge.

Alex Gray, 31, from Perth in Scotland, was earlier convicted of stalking the singer after sending her abusive letters, spending nights in her back garden and eventually breaking in and wrenching at her bedroom door.

Allen, 31 was forced to leave the family home for good.

A victim impact statement read before the judge said she was "left terrified for my and my children's safety", having been in the room when the defendant gained access to her flat.

A man who was in the property with her at the time removed Gray, who later told police he would "cut her with a knife".

Gray showed no emotion as he was handed an indeterminate hospital order and restraining order for burglary and stalking at Harrow Crown Court, north London, on Friday.

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Celebrities mourn loss of Rennie Mackintosh building

Celebrities in Scotland have expressed their sadness after fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art.

Singer Lily Allen who is currently on tour in Scotland, Scottish actor Colin McCredie, who played DC Stuart Fraser in detective drama Taggart and Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin all tweeted about the fire:

Lily Allen agrees with fan who calls her songs 'rubbish'

Lily Allen showed some refreshing honesty after she agreed with a fan who said her new songs were "docile pop rubbish".

Allen has released three singles so far since comeback late last year. Hard Out Here, Air Balloon and L8 CMMR all hit the top ten, while her new album, titled Sheezus, is released in May.

Despite the new material being a chart success, one man took to Twitter to voice his complaints. Surprisingly, Allen agreed - blaming radio stations and her record label.

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Fashion and music collide on the Brits red carpet

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora, Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire composite
Lily Allen's hair matched her bag on the Brit Awards red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Laura Mvula and Tinie Tempah on their way to the O2 Area for tonight's event. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch the Brit Awards tonight at 8pm on ITV and visit the Brits website for more news and gossip

British stars line the red carpet ahead of the Baftas

Dame Helen Mirren arrives on the Bafta red carpet, where the Duke of Cambridge will present her with the Fellowship award. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor arrives on the red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
British film star Emma Thompson poses with family on the Bafta award red carpet. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Singer Lily Allen is among the attendees of the British Academy Film Awards 2014. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula on the red carpet of the Bafta awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Lily Allen slams Katie Hopkins over 'weight gain'

Lily Allen has responded to criticism from TV personality Katie Hopkins about the singer gaining weight in motherhood.

In an interview with Heat magazine, former Apprentice contestant Hopkins said when the Smile star became a mother, it "largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."

Allen has talked openly about suffering a miscarriage in 2008 and losing a child to stillbirth in 2010, before giving birth to her two daughters. She hit out at Hopkins' comments on Twitter:

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