The notorious red carpet prankster who lunged at Kim Kardashian in Paris, France on Thursday (25Sep14) targeted the reality TV star to protest a flight ban preventing him from entering the U.S. Former Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk threw himself at the feet of Kanye West's new wife as she exited a car to attend the Balmain showcase during Paris Fashion Week and attempted to pull her to the ground.
Security guards rushed the attacker and pulled him off the TV beauty, allowing her to make her way inside with West and her mother Kris Jenner.
Sediuk claimed responsibility for the prank through his representatives and he has now spoken out about the reasons for his actions.
The assailant, who is now a Paris-based model, recently discovered his name is on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection no-fly list after attempting to board a flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Los Angeles, and he decided to retaliate by ambushing Kardashian - but he didn't mean to hurt the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star.
The 25 year old tells the DailyMail.co.uk, "The prank with Kim was my protest that US banned me from entering the country...
"I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me as I didn't mean any harm. Kanye is one lucky man as Kim is a goddess!"
FBI chiefs, who are responsible for adding names to the official no-fly list, have yet to comment on story, but Sediuk's latest celebrity prank occurred four months after he was sentenced to community service for striking Brad Pitt at the Hollywood launch of Maleficent in May (14). He was also arrested two weeks prior to the premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where he attempted to crawl under America Ferrera's dress.
The troublemaker previously made headlines in 2012, when he was slapped by Will Smith after he attempted to kiss the actor, and he was placed on probation after he was arrested for crashing the stage at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he ran onstage and grabbed the microphone from Jennifer Lopez as she presented soul star Adele with the Best Pop Solo prize.
Australian pop star-turned-TV personality Dannii Minogue has fuelled rumours she is pregnant with her second child after playing coy about the reports during a radio interview on Wednesday (09Apr14). The All I Wanna Do hitmaker recently gushed about her new romance with music producer Adrian Newman, who she went public with in January (14), and they have hit headlines again amid baby speculation.
Minogue was quizzed about the claims during an appearance on the Kyle & Jackie O Show Down Under, and failed to put the gossip to rest by neither confirming nor denying the rumours.
Asked by presenter Kyle Sandilands if the reports were true, she responded, "Only you would ask that, wouldn't you? If I was I wouldn't be able to say and if I'm not, are you saying I'm fat?"
Sandilands and his co-host Jackie 'Jackie O' Henderson played down the suggestion, insisting she looked "amazing", and Minogue subsequently claimed the extra pounds could be the result of "stuffing down some hot-cross buns in preparation for Easter".
If the pregnancy rumours are true, the tot will be a sibling for Minogue's three-year-old son Ethan with her ex-boyfriend Kris Smith. The couple split in 2012.
"His accent is a little bit mixed - some words are a bit Mancunian because of his dad and his grandparents, some are Aussie, and some are a bit American because he loves Dora the Explorer - and he's speaking a few Spanish words too. It all comes out." Australian star Dannii Minogue's son Ethan, with her British ex-boyfriend Kris Smith, is already picking up his various family accents.
Pop star-turned-TV presenter Dannii Minogue has confirmed she is dating music producer Adrian Newman and insists she is "happy" with her new man. The pair sparked rumours of a romance in January (14) when they were spotted strolling hand-in-hand on a street in Sydney and soaking up the rays with Minogue's three-year-old son Ethan, her child with ex-boyfriend Kris Smith.
Now Minogue has confirmed the romance and admits she is smitten with the Australian songwriter/producer, who has worked with acts including The Veronicas, Jesse McCartney and En Vogue.
Minogue, who split from Smith in 2012, tells the U.K.'s Hello! magazine, "I am happy! There's nothing more to say on that. I'm happy."
Australian pop star Dannii Minogue is dating music producer Adrian Newman. The pair showed off the new romance over the weekend (04-05Jan14) when they were seen strolling hand-in-hand outside a cafe near Bilgola Beach in Sydney, Australia.
They were also spotted enjoying the sun with Minogue's three-year-old son Ethan, her child with ex-boyfriend Kris Smith, and posing for pictures after asking a passer-by to take a snap.
Newman is a successful songwriter/music producer who has worked with The Veronicas, Jesse McCartney and En Vogue.
Minogue split from Smith in 2012.
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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Kylie Jenner was surprised by rappers Drake and Big Sean on Saturday (17Aug13) night when they performed at the reality TV star's 16th birthday bash. The youngest of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians siblings celebrated her official sweet 16 a week ago (10Aug13) with an intimate dinner with family and friends, but Jenner pulled out all the stops for a second celebration on Saturday.
Held at the AT&T Center in Los Angeles, she hosted an Alice in Wonderland-themed party, complete with her extended family and famous friends, including rumoured boyfriend Jaden Smith, actress Hailee Steinfeld, Tyga and Naya Rivera.
Drake was a big surprise when he hit the stage to perform his single All Me with Big Sean. During his impromptu appearance, Drake put his gold chains around the birthday girl's neck.
Jenner took to Twitter.com to coo about her surprise guests, writing, "DRAKE & BIG SEAN what?! Thank you guys so much. Thank u to everyone who came to my party and making my night so special HAD THE BESTTT NIGHTTT."
Her mother, Kris Jenner, also took to the microblogging site to show her gratitude to the hip-hop superstars, suggesting her daughter Kim Kardashian's boyfriend, Kanye West, was the mastermind behind the big surprise.
She wrote, "Wow wow what an amazing night @kyliejenner I hope you had the most wonderful birthday. Thank you Drake AKA @champagnepapi @bigsean for the surprise performances!! Love you Kanye."
West and Kylie's big sister Kim missed the party as they were attending the funeral of the rapper's grandfather in Oklahoma.
Kris Kross star Chris 'mac Daddy' Kelly died from a drug overdose, a coroner has ruled. The rapper was pronounced dead at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on 1 May (13) after he was found unresponsive at his home in the city.
An autopsy was carried out the next day (02May13) and now officials at the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta, Georgia has ruled drugs as the official cause of death following the return of toxicology results.
Kelly struggled with substance abuse for years, and reportedly used both cocaine and heroin on the eve of his passing.
His death came three months after Kelly reunited with his Kriss Kross bandmate Chris 'Daddy Mac' Smith in February (13) for a special concert to mark the 20th anniversary of producer Jermaine Dupri's label So So Def Recordings, the company the duo was signed to at the height of their fame in the early 1990s.
"I think I want another. But I can't just click my heels together and make it happen. I keep wondering how the hell I do it. Once Ethan got to two, he started doing the most adorable things and I was like 'Damn, I want another one'.'' Single pop star Dannii Minogue longs for another baby. She already has a son with her former partner Kris Smith, who she split from last year (12).
Former child star Chris Smith fought back tears on Thursday (09May13) as he paid tribute to his tragic Kris Kross bandmate Chris Kelly at his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia. Hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, who discovered the duo as pre-teens, joined rapper Da Brat and Xscape singers La Tocha and Tamika Scott among the mourners at the Jackson Baptist Memorial Church as they bid a final farewell to the Jump hitmaker, known as Mac Daddy.
Dupri and Da Brat also wore their trousers backwards as a nod to the legacy of Kris Kross, who started the fashion trend when they rose to fame in the early 1990s.
Smith, aka Daddy Mac, delivered a touching eulogy to this longtime pal at the service, but had to wipe away tears as he told the crowd "it's been a struggle" to come to terms with the sudden loss.
He added, "I know Chris is in heaven. He was a true friend... I just wanna say I love you, man... and I'm gonna miss you dearly...
"My life... it ain't (sic) ever gonna be the same, but I just hope our legacy for hip-hop is never forgotten. I'm gonna do my part to make sure Chris' legacy will live on."
R&B star Keke Wyatt and the Scott sisters performed during the ceremony, which took place a day after fans were invited to pay their respects to the late star at a public wake.
Kelly, who battled substance abuse issues in the past, died on 1 May (13) from a suspected overdose. He was 34.