Brad Pitt punched by prankster
AN INFAMOUS red carpet prankster struck actor Brad Pitt in the face as he signed autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring his partner, Angelina Jolie, on Wednesday, police said.
Pitt, a Golden Globe-winning actor, was at the premiere of Maleficent, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, when Vitalii Sediuk leaped over a fence and hit him, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva.
Pitt was not seriously hurt and the authorities quickly subdued Sediuk, who was arrested, Villanueva said.
Sediuk is now being held pending payment of US$20,000 (S$25,000) bail.
"The officers who were handling him said it looked like it was intentional but, at this point, it remains to be determined," said Sergeant Leonard Calderon for LAPD Hollywood.