The Hollywood prankster who ambushed Brad Pitt and America Ferrera at red carpet events earlier this year (14) has struck again after lunging at reality TV star Kim Kardashian as she arrived at a Paris Fashion Week show on Thursday (25Sep14). Notorious former Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk was among the hundreds of fans and photographers who crowded around the Keeping Up With the Kardashians beauty's SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) as it pulled up to the Balmain show with her husband Kanye West and her mother, Kris Jenner, inside.
When the reality star stepped out of the vehicle, Sediuk threw himself at her feet and attempted to pull her to the ground.
In video footage of the incident, obtained by TMZ.com, Kardashian's security personnel rush to apprehend the man as the star can be heard screaming, "Stop it!". She is then picked up by one bodyguard to save her from the prankster's grasp as Jenner, who was standing behind her daughter, looks on in shock. West had exited from the other side of the vehicle.
Kardashian refused to let the attack disrupt her plans to attend the Balmain showcase and she calmly made her way into the venue with the help of her security guards.
The stars have yet to comment on the incident, which took place a day after Kardashian and West treated their one-year-old daughter North to her first fashion show. The family attended the Balenciaga womenswear spring/summer 2015 launch and watched from the front row.
Sediuk's representatives have confirmed to TheWrap.com that the 25 year old was responsible for the attack.
He was sentenced to community service and psychological counselling after lunging at Pitt on the red carpet of his now-wife Angelina Jolie's Maleficent movie in May (14), two weeks after he was arrested for attempting to crawl under Ferrera's dress on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Sediuk, who is now a Paris-based model, recently discovered his name is on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection no-fly list as he attempted to board a flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Los Angeles.
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "My flight was cancelled without any refund."
FBI officials, who are responsible for adding names to the official no-fly list, could not comment on the story.
Newlywed model/actress Jenny Mccarthy has turned to the FBI after becoming the latest victim of the ongoing Hollywood hacking scandal. A haul of nude and semi-nude snaps purporting to be of the busty blonde were posted on websites 4chan and Reddit on Tuesday (23Sep14), days after similar photos of Amber Heard, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union also appeared online.
Reports suggest some of the 'selfies' feature McCarthy with an unidentified man and were taken prior to her romance with her now-husband Donnie Wahlberg, who she wed last month (Aug14).
McCarthy's representative has now confirmed a few photos were stolen from her personal cloud storage account, but insists the fully naked shots are not the real deal.
A statement released to UsMagazine.com reads: "Certain photos claiming to be hacked photos of Jenny McCarthy and posted to various websites are not McCarthy at all, but someone else, including the most explicit nude photos.
"Other photos are stills from a comedy skit from her TV special, Dirty, Sexy, Funny. A small number of photos are of McCarthy that were stolen from her hacked phone account."
The publicist continues, "McCarthy's representatives are reporting the theft to the FBI and contacting all websites posting the photos to demand the immediate removal of all personal and private photos of her, including nude photos."
Tuesday's leak occurred three weeks after cyber criminals violated the privacy of female stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton and shared their naked snaps with the world.
That case is also currently under investigation by the FBI.
Hollywood actress Selma Blair has issued a warning to fans after hackers attempted to dupe her into revealing her online passwords. The Cruel Intentions star went online on Tuesday (23Sep14) to share a screenshot of a suspicious text message she received which suggested she needed to update her Apple security settings by replying with her passcode to verify her account.
Blair re-posted the message as a warning to fans with the caption, "I think we know how this ends. No thanks."
The security scare comes amid a wave of Hollywood hackings which have led to nude pictures of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson and Amber Heard leaking online.
Blair's post prompted a light-hearted response from her longtime friend and Cruel Intentions co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who joked, "Time to erase all those 'art' nudes you are always sending me."
A British woman has gone on trial to fight allegations she attempted to poison her mother in a murder plot inspired by U.S. TV show Breaking Bad.
Kuntal Patel, 37, denies a charge of attempting to acquire a biological agent or toxin and one of attempted murder for allegedly purchasing a vial of deadly abrin, a poison closely related to ricin, and slipping it to her mum Meena in a can of soda.
The trial opened at London's Southwark Crown Court and prosecutors accused Patel of taking inspiration from a storyline featured in Bryan Cranston's hit TV show in which his character Walter White, a chemistry-teacher-turned-drug baron, brewed up ricin to poison a rival. Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay told the court, "Kuntal set out in a calculated and pre-meditated fashion to murder her own mother.
Inspired, in part, by the U.S. television series Breaking Bad, she acquired a deadly toxin called abrin, a close relation to ricin, which you may have heard of. She acquired it over the 'dark web' from a vendor in the USA... Kuntal secretly poured the abrin into her mother's Diet Coke and watched her drink it - expecting her to die. But nothing happened." Magistrate Meena Patel, 60, survived the alleged attack because abrin is less deadly when ingested rather than inhaled. The trial continues.
Johnny Depp's fiancee Amber Heard has become the latest victim of the ongoing Hollywood hacking scandal after more than 50 topless photos of the actress surfaced online on Sunday afternoon (21Sep14).
On Saturday (20Sep14), previously-unseen steamy shots of celebrities including newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, pregnant Hayden Panettiere and Vanessa Hudgens were posted on the Internet, and the cyber criminals behind the leak continued to make waves on Sunday, when a new pair of explicit snaps of Rihanna were shared on 4chan.org.
Hours later, a haul of saucy pictures featuring Heard in various states of undress were also uploaded to the website. According to TMZ.com, the series of photos also includes one in which the blonde beauty can be seen holding up a sign directed at Depp, referring to the actor as "Tonto" - the character he played in the 2013 movie remake of The Lone Ranger.
This weekend's leak comes three weeks after similar saucy snaps were stolen from cloud storage devices belonging to the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton. The FBI is currently investigating the case in a bid to identify those responsible for leaking the nude photos.
Johnny Depp's fiancee Amber Heard has landed the job of a lifetime after signing on to hang out with a bunch of male strippers in the Magic Mike sequel. The actress will appear alongside Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello in Magic Mike XXL, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Hollywood actress Charlize Theron has penned an article to highlight violence in the Central African Republic.
The Monster star, who hails from South Africa, wrote the piece for The Wall Street Journal to document her recent trip to the poverty-stricken country, where a United Nations peacekeeping force was deployed this week (beg15Sep15). She discusses the horrific stories she heard while working with groups such as Doctors Without Borders, including the case of a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the back and hacked with machetes by rebels.
She writes, "I met a 16-year-old boy named Prince Matidi. On Dec. 25 last year - Christmas Day - he and three friends found themselves in the middle of the violence... Prince was shot in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down. As he lay in the dirt unable to move, he said, Seleka rebels hacked at him with machetes. Both of his friends died that night... I couldn't stop thinking about this young boy lying in the dirt, left for dead on a night when back home millions of children were opening Christmas presents, safe and happy."
The actress, who runs the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, hopes to highlight the plight of citizens in the country, which has been marred by civil war and violence over the last few years. She adds, "We have a responsibility to not forget the people of the Central African Republic, and to press the international community to do more... International efforts to address the crisis in CAR have remained woefully inadequate. Political solutions need to be found to stop the violence, protect civilians and reconcile communities."
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This Is Where I Leave You doesn’t get a lot right about grief, marriage, love, relationships, parenthood, infidelity, masculinity, depression, alcoholism, human reproduction, homosexuality, Oedipal complexes, Judaism, sibling rivalry, marijuana use, brain injuries, ice skating, or how human beings speak to one another. But, you know, it’s cute.
Though they’re given little more to do than alternate weepy existential soliloquys with jokes about masturbation (there are a lot of jokes about masturbation in this movie, or at least a lot more jokes about masturbation than most movies targeted to my mother’s demographic seem to have), the Altman siblings are hardly a chore to watch as they banter and bicker their way through a weeklong mourning ritual (and neatly packaged “side problems”) following the death of their father.
As Judd (wife cheated on him) Jason Bateman is essentially fine. As lone sister Wendy (husband’s a douche/old lover right across the street), Tina Fey is more than not inviting. As youngest brother Phillip (can’t get his act together), Adam Driver is a cast standout. Corey Stoll, you might have heard, is also in this movie as oldest child Paul (can’t conceive a child). But just barely, showing up every so often for the sole purpose of reminding everyone just how little these would-be siblings look like each other.
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A few sweet moments are managed — more often than not involving the dynamic Driver and one of his disapproving elders — though never impressively, settling predominantly for Vanilla Sky-inspired maxims and scenes of contemplative driving. A few good jokes land — again, usually via Driver — though never uproariously. And with takeaway messages peaking at innocuous, there’s really nothing to be gained from a viewing of Shawn Levy’s dramedy adaptation.
But, somehow — thanks to the good graces of Fey’s aptitude for sisterly sardonicism and Driver’s animalistic likability — it manages a competent dose of cute. Sweet. Nice. This Is Where I Leave You has nothing — or close to it — to offer, but it’s hardly a joyless ride.
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Singer Jewel's homeless nightmare began after she was fired for not agreeing to sleep with her boss at a computer warehouse. The Standing Still hitmaker famously lived well below the poverty line when she was a struggling young singer, and lived out of her car in between gigs until she landed a record deal.
And she reveals her tough times started when she snubbed the advances of her boss.
She recalls, "I was answering phones in a computer warehouse and my boss took me aside one day to have a talk with me, I thought about my sales performance, but he propositioned me and when I wouldn't sleep with him, he wouldn't give me my pay cheque and I couldn't pay my rent and I got kicked out."
She initially thought that living in her car in San Diego, California would be fine, but she struggled to get back on her feet when she fell ill.
Jewel tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live, "I got bad kidneys and I got really, really sick; I actually almost died in the parking lot on an emergency room because they wouldn't see me because I didn't have any (medical) insurance.
"Luckily a doctor heard me get turned away and I had blood poisoning; I was gonna die in my car... He came out and gave me antibiotics.
"Then my car got stolen... which totally sucked."
But Jewel's fortunes turned around and she made a point of naming those who had helped her and shaming those who didn't.
The doctor who saved her life remained her medical guru as she built her career. She explains, "He lives in Hawaii now; he treated me for many, many years for free all through my homelessness, and then when I was building my career and then I was finally able to pay him."
And she even mentioned her disgusting former boss on her first record, adding, "I said thank you for firing me because that got me to writing songs and it ended up getting me discovered... He apologised."
Actress/model Kelly Brook has taken aim at her Hollywood ex-boyfriends Billy Zane and Jason Statham again, branding them "pigs". The Piranha 3D star released her tell-all memoir Close Up earlier this month (Sep14) in which she detailed her romances with Zane, Statham and British rugby star Danny Cipriani.
She made personal revelations about all three men in the tome, and even revealed she had punched both Statham and Cipriani in the face during bust-ups, and now she has hit out at two of her ex-lovers again.
Brook has accused Zane of living a "fantasy fairytale" lifestyle and claims Statham called her to pledge his undying love as her relationship with Cipriani crumbled, only for the Snatch star to reunite with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Last year, when the Danny thing was ending, Jason called out of the blue and said, 'I still love you so much', and I said, 'I still love you.' We'll always still love each other. Then I read the next day that he'd broken up with Rosie so it was obvious why he called. I don't want to be a crutch for someone and I thought it was a genuine phone call. Men are such pigs. He and Rosie got back together and I haven't heard from him since...
"(Zane) wanted me either to look like a '60s Bond girl or a '50s housewife. That's how he saw me. I felt I had to find out who I was and what my own style was anyway, but it was controlling. He projected all his fantasies on to me. I never had a real life with him. I was always in a fantasy fairytale."