By Associated Press
Updated March 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Police say a 29-year-old woman has been charged with breaking into the house of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell. Leanne Zaloumis is due to appear in a London court Monday on a charge of aggravated burglary.

Police say the alleged break-in occurred at Cowell’s London home at around 10:30 p.m. (21:30 GMT, 5:30 p.m. ET) Saturday.

Cowell’s spokesman, Max Clifford, said the X Factor svengali had been watching TV when he heard a crashing noise and found a woman clutching a brick who had smashed through a window. He said Cowell’s security team detained the woman until police arrived. Clifford said Cowell “was shaken up” and had described the scene as “just like something out of a horror movie.”

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