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Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/19/2012

In other news. . .: Will Smith is latest star to slap someone on red carpet (video)

In this image taken from AP video, Will Smith, center right, slaps Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk, the guy in the white suit, on the red carpet before the "Men in Black III" premiere in Moscow Friday. (AP)
Red carpets — so stressful! Last fall it was Omar Sharif slapping a pesky fan at a film festival in Qatar. Now it’s Will Smith, who was caught on video swatting at a reporter who, he said later, had tried to kiss him on the lips at a “Men in Black 3” premiere in Moscow. “What the hell is your problem, buddy?” Smith says in the instantly-viral clip as he pushes him away and then cuffs the man lightly on the cheek with the back of his hand. What kind of reporter would try to kiss an A-lister on the red carpet? Turns out it was Ukrainian TV journalist Vitalii Sediuk, reports the AP — the same guy who caused a botanical incident last fall when he foisted a bouquet upon Madonna at the Venice Film Festival; her eye-rolling whisper, “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas,” was caught on a live mic and also went viral. So, Vitalii Sediuk — watch out for that guy, stars. See video. . .

(Video: Will Smith slaps reporter who tried to kiss him)

Read more: Will Smith slaps male television reporter who tries to kiss him (AP), 5/19/12

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