Brad Pitt Was Attacked By a Guy Who Pranks Celebrities on the Red Carpet
A guy lunged at BRAD PITT at the premiere of ANGELINA JOLIE'S new movie "Maleficent" in Hollywood yesterday. He was in the fan area, but jumped over the metal barrier and onto the red carpet.
Then he ran up to Brad and grabbed him. It sounds like he made contact somehow . . . by hugging Brad, and then either touching or hitting his face.
He was grabbed pretty quickly by six or seven security guards, who wrestled him back over the barrier and held him there. Then the LAPD arrested him and led him away in handcuffs, to be booked for misdemeanor battery and held on $20,000 bail.
Brad kept signing autographs and talking to fans, then headed into the theater. Angelina Jolie was in a different area at the time.
The guy who did it is a 25-year-old Ukrainian TV presenter named Vitalii Sediuk. He's the idiot who put his head under AMERICA FERRERA'S dress at the Cannes film festival a couple weeks ago, and got slapped for trying to kiss WILL SMITH in 2012.
He also hugged LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S crotch this past February. How does this keep happening?
Maya Angelou Passed Away Yesterday
Poet and author MAYA ANGELOU passed away yesterday morning. She was 86. There's no word on a cause of death . . . but a few days ago, she canceled an appearance where she was going to be honored, because she was recovering from a, quote, "unexpected medical emergency."
Maya became one of the first African-American women to write a best seller, when she published her 1970 autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". It was her first book, and the first in a seven volume series.
She was also a playwright, singer, dancer, and actor . . . she received an Emmy nomination for her acting in "Roots", and a Grammy for her poem "On the Pulse of Morning", which she wrote for BILL CLINTON'S inauguration.
OPRAH paid tribute to Maya, calling her, quote, "the rainbow in my clouds." BILL CLINTON said America has lost a "national treasure" . . . and PRESIDENT OBAMA referred to her as, quote, "one of the brightest lights of our time."
Does Selena Gomez Want to Become a Born-Again Virgin?
"In Touch" magazine claims that SELENA GOMEZ is so fed up with all the garbage she went through with JUSTIN BIEBER that she's through with relations until she gets married.
A so-called "source" says she had a "sudden spiritual awakening" and wants to become a "BORN-AGAIN VIRGIN." That unnamed source adds, quote, "She's swapped drinking and partying for all things Jesus."
Meanwhile, Selena's grandfather reportedly confirmed to RadarOnline.com that she DOES have lupus. But he says, quote, "She's in treatment. She's getting along pretty good."
Is Hayden Panettiere Pregnant?
"Us Weekly" says HAYDEN PANETTIERE and fiancé WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO are expecting a baby. There's no official word yet. Hayden and Wladimir have dated on and off since 2009, and got engaged last March.
Shortly afterwards, she gave an interview to "Glamour" magazine where she said, quote, "I feel like I was born to be a mother.
"Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."
It's Official: "Chelsea Lately" Will End in August
CHELSEA HANDLER'S late night E! show, "Chelsea Lately", will end its seven-year run on August 26th, after a, quote, "month-long" celebration featuring "special episodes" and "surprise guests."
Chelsea joked, quote, "It was a fantastic seven years . . . I'll always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I'm glad I went."
In March, Chelsea said that she planned to leave when her contract was up at the end of the year . . . but apparently, everyone agreed to close-up shop four months early.