Selena Gomez will have to wait until January to learn if her request for a permanent restraining order against an alleged stalker is approved after the suspect failed to show up for a hearing on Wednesday.
Felony stalking charges against Thomas Brodnicki were dismissed in court last week after a judge ruled there wasn't sufficient evidence that he intended to carry out a threat, made to a psychiatrist, to kill the teenage singer/actress.
He was ordered to stay away from Gomez as per the rules of a temporary civil restraining order against him and lawyers for the 19-year-old star returned to a Los Angeles court on Wednesday in a bid to extend the ban for three years.
However, Brodnicki was a no-show for the hearing and the judge refused to hear the case until the suspect could exercise his right to defend himself in court.
Instead, the judge simply extended Gomez's temporary protection order until the next hearing on January 6.
Brodnicki claims to have had chats with God about killing Gomez. The Disney star, who is dating Justin Bieber, has hired private security to look after her after Los Angeles police experts declared Brodnicki was a threat to the pretty star's life.