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Brad Pitt slams celebrity prankster

When Brad Pitt joined fiancée Angelina Jolie last week for the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent, he was shocked to be hit in the face by serial celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk.

"I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels," the actor told People Magazine.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt attending the premiere of "Maleficent" in LA.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt attending the premiere of "Maleficent" in LA. Credit: PA

He added: "I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go.

"I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses."

"I don't mind an exhibitionist," Pitt continues, "but if this guy keeps it up he's going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd."

"He should know, if he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped," Brad Pitt said.

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Prankster 'banned from red carpets' after Pitt attack

A serial celebrity prankster who reportedly hit Brad Pitt in the face during a red carpet premiere, has been banned from attending any future Hollywood events, entertainment news agency TMZ is reporting.

Watch: Ugly Betty star 'red-faced' after ambushed by prankster

Vitalii Sediuk (C), a 25-year-old Ukrainian TV reporter, is escorted by Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy Credit: Reuters

According to TMZ, Vitalii Sediuk appeared before the judge in Los Angeles County court to enter his plea of no contest to battery and unlawful activity at an event/

He was sentenced to 20 days community service, $220 (£131) in fines and ordered to stay 500 yards away from red carpets, film premieres, and award shows.

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Brad Pitt attacked at premiere of Jolie's new film

A man was arrested by police after attacking actor Brad Pitt at the Hollywood premiere of Angelina Jolie's new film Maleficent.

Witnesses saw the assailant jump over a barrier onto the red carpet where he attempted to attack the 50-year-old actor before being wrestled to the ground by security guards.

Pitt, unhurt, immediatey resumed signing autographs, reports said.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at London premiere

Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were among the stars on the red carpet for the premiere of Disney film Maleficent.The Tomb Raider actor and Oscar winner Jolie plays the title role in the family fantasy.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attending the premiere of Maleficent at Kensington Palace, London Credit: Justin Tallis/PA Wire

The film also features US child star Elle Fanning, and British actor Juno Temple - the daughter of director Julien Temple, and is due to be released later this month.

Oscars audience eats pizza thanks to host Ellen

Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Chiwetel Ejiofor were among the stars that got stuck into some pizza during the Oscars.

Brad Pitt and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor take some pizza during the Oscars ceremony.
Brad Pitt and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor take some pizza during the Oscars ceremony. Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Host Ellen DeGeneres brought in a pizza delivery guy and offered the tasty treat to the star-studded audience, who gladly got involved.

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Angelina Jolie 'feeling great' after double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie said she is "feeling great" following her preventative double mastectomy.

Speaking at the premiere of her partner Brad Pitt's movie World War Z in Leicester Square, Jolie said she was "very happy" to see the discussion about women's health since revealing she had undergone the surgery:

Click here for more about Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo the preventative surgery.

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Angelina: Brad has been 'extraordinary' since surgery

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arriving for the world premiere of World War Z in Leicester Square.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arriving for the world premiere of World War Z in Leicester Square. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Angelina Jolie said Brad Pitt has been "extraordinary" after she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.

Jolie, who discovered she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, said she was "feeling fine" during her first public engagement since the operation.

Speaking at the premier of Pitt's new film World War Z in Leicester Square, Jolie said: "He has been extraordinary. He's such a wonderful a man and wonderful father and I'm very, very lucky".

Read more about Angelina's preventative double mastectomy.

Brad Pitt calls Angelina Jolie 'heroic' after mastectomy

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Brad Pitt has called his partner Angelina Jolie 'heroic'. Credit: Hahn-Marechal-Nebinger/ABACA/Press Association Images

Brad Pitt described his partner Angelina Jolie as "heroic" after the actress revealed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy.

He told the Evening Standard: “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.

"All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family”, Pitt added.

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