Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Leonardo DiCaprio takes a surprise embrace below the waist

Leonardo DiCaprio became the victim of a celebrity prankster at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday night, when he received an unexpected hug around the waist.

Leonardo DiCaprio takes a surprise embrace below the waist

Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of an unexpected embrace at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday night.
Leonardo DiCaprio was on the receiving end of an unexpected embrace at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday night.

Everyone wants to get a piece of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ukranian reporter and infamous celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk succeeded. Sediuk made DiCaprio his latest A-list victim at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday night, when he slipped past red carpet security and grabbed the actor around the waist. DiCaprio stood still as the prankster clung on with his head nestled near the actor’s crotch until security was finally able to pull Sediuk away.  

A master of savoir-faire, DiCaprio played it off with a smile.

Sediuk’s other pranks include trying to kiss Will Smith on the mouth, which resulted in a literal slap in the face from the Fresh Prince, and handing hydrangeas to Madonna, who cast them aside and said, “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas.”

At last year’s Grammy Awards, Sediuk snuck on stage to give an acceptance speech for Adele’s Best Solo Pop Performance win. 

“It’s such an honor to receive this award. I love you, Adele,” he said before Jennifer Lopez gestured him to leave the stage.  For that stunt, Sediuk spent the rest of the Grammy night in jail.

View the video below to spot the prankster zone in on Leo.

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