Brad Pitt Prankster Placed on No-Fly List

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Vitalii Sediuk

Vitalii Sediuk learned of his status after booking a flight to L.A. to begin court-ordered counseling

This story first appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Has Hollywood seen the last of red-carpet troublemaker Vitalii Sediuk?

While attempting to board a Sept. 12 flight from Istanbul to Los Angeles, the infamous Ukrainian TV reporter — now a Paris-based aspiring model — learned he had been placed on a no-fly list by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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"My flight was canceled without any refund," says Sediuk, who was headed to L.A. to begin court-ordered counseling in connection with a May 28 ambush of Brad Pitt at a premiere. "Now I have no idea how I can fulfill my sentence."

Still, the Tinseltown scourge insists his punking days are behind him. "Lady Gaga was at the Istanbul airport at the same time as me, and I didn't do any pranks!" An FBI rep said the agency does not comment on the no-fly list.

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