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Brad Pitt ‘attacked’ at Maleficent premiere

Vitalii Sediuk was led away in handcuffs at Maleficent premiere

A man has been arrested on suspicion of battery after allegedly punching Brad Pitt in the face at the premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles. Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk – who is known for pranking celebrities – was reportedly seen jumping over a barrier, hugging and then striking the star. …

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Van Dyck appeal keeps self-portrait in UK

Van Dyck painted the self-portrait shortly before his death in 1641

The target was reached with the help of a public appeal, that saw 10,000 individuals donating more than £1.4m. Painted shortly before the Flemish artist died in 1641, it has been called “one of the finest and most important self-portraits” in British art. It had been sold abroad in 2013 …

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Matrix film trilogy did not plagiarise, judge rules

Keanu Reeves learned kung fu to play computer hacker turned freedom fighter Neo

Judge R Gary Klausner ruled there was “no substantial similarity” between the Warner Bros trilogy and The Immortals, a screenplay Thomas Althouse claimed he submitted to the studio in 1993. In his complaint, Althouse listed 118 alleged similarities between the works. But the judge ruled they were “too general for …

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