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Selena Gomez's restraining order against man extended

Selena Gomez arrives at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Los Angeles.

November 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A judge has extended a temporary restraining order against Selena Gomez's alleged stalker.

Thomas Brodnicki, 46, is required to stay 100 yards away from the singer-actress until a Jan. 6 hearing.

Det. Jose Viramontes of the Los Angeles Police Department told Superior Court Judge William Stewart that Brodnicki is in a county hospital on a psychiatric hold and he could be there for at least 10 months.

Stewart said he won't grant a three-year restraining order while Brodnicki remains on a psychiatric hold unless he has assurances Brodnicki had an opportunity to be represented at a hearing.

One of Brodnicki's stalking charges was recently dropped after a judge determined that prosecutors hadn't proven he had caused fear in the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.