LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since 2011, former television journalist Vitalii Sediuk has gained a reputation for outlandish stunts involving celebrities that have gotten him mocked, slapped, arrested (twice) and fired from the Ukranian television station 1+1.
His leap at Brad Pitt from a fan bleacher area at the "Maleficent" premiere Wednesday landed him in a Hollywood jail facing a possible battery charge. Here's a look at the incidents that have gained him notoriety and a rap sheet.
UNWELCOME GIFT TO MADONNA
Sediuk drew Madonna's scorn when he presented the singer-actress a bouquet of hydrangeas at 2011's Venice Film Festival and called her "my princess." Madonna proclaimed, "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas" and stowed the flowers under a table before starting a press conference.
PUCKERING UP TO WILL SMITH
In 2012, Sediuk hugged Will Smith at the red carpet premiere of "Men In Black III" and tried to take it a step further, moving in to kiss the actor on the mouth. Smith slapped him away and said Sediuk was lucky he didn't get sucker-punched.
THE AWARD GOES TO...
Sediuk didn't have tickets to the 2013 Grammy Awards, but that didn't stop him from following Katy Perry through security and beating Adele to the stage before she accepted an award. Sediuk was quickly stopped and arrested for the stunt, which he said he didn't plan out ahead of time. He later pleaded no contest to a trespassing charge. He remains on probation in the case.
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