Plenty of A-list celebs have been attacked in very public places, mostly on the red carpet, on stage, or, you know, on the way to court.
Here, we offer a brief history -- going back about 10 years -- of some of the most notable attacks on Hollywood's biggest names.
Brad Pitt Is Attacked at the 'Maleficent' Premiere (2014)
Last night (May 28, 2014), Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian journalist who has made a "career" out of humiliating celebrities on the red carpet, broke through a barrier and allegedly attacked Pitt before being hauled away by police. But don't worry. From what we can tell, Pitt's beautiful face came away unscathed.
The madness of Sediuk can be traced back to the 2012 premiere of "Men in Black 3," where he tried to kiss star Will Smith on the red carpet. Smith was not having it, and slapped Sediuk. The next year, Sediuk forced his way onto the Grammy's stage and interrupted Adele, who was receiving an award from very confused presenters Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. Then things died down for a while, until earlier this year, when Sediuk crotch-hugged Bradley Cooper at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The streak of inappropriate behavior continued at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month, when Sediuk ran onto the red carpet and attempted to look up the dress of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" star America Ferrera. All this leaves us with one question: Who is financing this guy? That's a lot of travel.
Lindsay Lohan Is Glitter Bombed on the Way to Court (2013)
Back in March 2013, a very put together Lindsay Lohan was on her way to court facing charges related to a car accident in June 2012, and some magical pixie decided it was prime time to douse her with gold glitter. There's even a video.
Kim Kardashian Is Flour Bombed at Her Fragrance Launch (2012)
Before Kimye, it was just Kim. And she attended events all by her lonesome, which, in the case of her 2012 fragrance launch, is unfortunate. You see, the reality star could have used a human shield at the event, given that an animal rights activist flour bombed her while reportedly yelling "fur hag." The assailant was hauled off by police while Kim headed to a private room to clean up.
Ryan Seacrest Gets Ashes Poured on Him by Sacha Baron Cohen at the Academy Awards (2012)
A month before Kim's flouring, Ryan Seacrest got the same treatment from an unlikely source: Sacha Baron Cohen. The actor – who was in character as "The Dictator" Admiral Aladeen -- was being interviewed by Seacrest on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, carrying an urn full of (what he claimed to be) deceased dictator Kim Jong-il's ashes. And then he "spills" the ashes on Seacrest, who does his best to take in stride.
Tom Cruise Is Squirted With Water at the 'War of the Worlds' London Premiere (2005)
Now, let's travel back in time to June 2005, when Tom Cruise was proudly touting a small, Spielberg art-house film called "War of the Worlds." While traversing the press line, he's interviewed by a young upstart with a microphone rigged to squirt water, which it does. What happens next is an exchange or words, jail time for the camera man and interview, and an apology from British network Channel 4.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of past pranks we didn't list, and we're sure there are plenty more to come, thanks to the internet.
[via: The Mirror, CNN, HuffPo, The Telegraph]