Vitali Sediuk, Brad Pitt (inset)
Brad Pitt is speaking out for the first time since he was punched on the Maleficent red carpet last week.
"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," he told People in a statement. "I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. 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."
Brad Pitt was attacked at the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent Wednesday by a man who has a history of assaulting celebrities on red carpets and during awards shows, CNN reports.
Pitt, 50, was signing autographs at the premiere when Vitalii Sediuk, 25, jumped over a barrier and hit him in the face, according to CNN. Sediuk, a Ukranian television host, was arrested on suspicion of battery.
a man invades the Red Carpet as the cast of " How to Train Your Dragon 2" poses
America Ferrera was the victim of a bizarre and invasive prank Friday at the Cannes Film Festival.
While posing with her How to Train Your Dragon 2 co-stars on the red carpet, Ukranian TV host Vitalii Sediuk dove headfirst underneath the skirt of Ferrera's gown. Security soon arrested Sediuk, but he didn't go easily, clinging to Ferrera's ankles until security finally pried him off.
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Six By Sondheim
How fortunate for Stephen Sondheim fans that the Broadway musical maestro came of age in the television era. The new HBO documentary Six By Sondheim, premiering Monday at 9/8c, digs deep into TV talk and news program archives to provide a fast moving yet intimate portrait of America's greatest living composer and lyricist. The film also includes several new music-video style interpretations of Sondheim compositions. One includes a cameo by the legend himself in a performance of Opening Doors with Jeremy Jordan, America Ferrera, Laura Osnes and Darren Criss. Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, who directed and co-executive produced Six By Sondheim, offered a glimpse into the filmmaking process.
America Ferrera, James Lapine
Few love words as passionately as Broadway's master composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, but there's one word that makes him cringe: "Hummable," a quality some (erroneously) find lacking in his challenging, rewarding scores. "Drives me up the wall," he growls.
Which is why it's such an ironic delight when Sondheim performs as part of a new staging of his autobiographical "Opening Doors" production number (from the initially flop musical Merrily We Roll Along), playing a producer who bullies a team of young songwriters to conjure a "humm-umm-able melody."
Sure, everyone knows that Thanksgiving is this week. But fans of The Good Wife have another reason to be thankful aside from the requisite turkey and stuffing coming to a dinner table near you. This Sunday marks the drama's 100th episode (9/8c, CBS), and boy, does the show deliver. Already in the middle of an acclaimed, high-octane season, the 100th episode includes the return of several fan-favorite guest stars, a suspenseful (and very personal!) legal case, some juicy new...
America Ferrera has landed her first full-time, post-Ugly Betty role.
According to Deadline, Ferrera will star in the hour-long dramaDemascus, which has been given a put pilot commitment from CBS. Ferrera will also executive-produce with Ugly Betty's Teri Weinberg. Nick Osborne will write.
Another familiar face is returning to The Good Wife this season.
Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Clarke Hayden this season, TVGuide.com has learned.
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The Good Wife is in store for some motherly advice when the CBS legal drama returns this fall — whether she likes it or not!
Stockard Channing is set to reprise her role as Alicia's mother, Veronica, in the...
It looks like Alicia (Julianna Margulies) will be getting a blast from the past this season on The Good Wife — but there's a (creepy) twist!
Fringe alum John Noble, who first appeared on the CBS legal drama last season, will...