From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us atABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on “World News.”
Video Released of Man Assaulting Brad Pitt at “Maleficent” Premiere
New video has been released of this week’s red carpet altercation with Brad Pitt. The video shows Ukrainian entertainment reporter, Vitalii Sediuk, 25, assaulting Pitt at the premiere of the movie “Maleficent.” Sediuk is accused of trying to hit Pitt before police pounced and dragged him away in handcuffs. Sediuk has a long history of celebrity “pranks.” He climbed under America Ferrera’s dress at the Cannes Film Festival just a few weeks ago, rushed on stage when Adele won a Grammy in 2013, and is notorious for trying to kiss Will Smith in 2012. He is now out of a job and has a restraining order against him.
The First Daughter Attends Her First Prom
And as if being a teenager isn’t enough pressure, imagine being the teen who asks out the president’s daughter. In an interview on “Live! With Kelly and Michael” President Obama revealed that his daughter, 15-year old Malia, recently went to her first high school prom. He called the details of the night out “classified information,” but like any father, he admitted seeing his little girl in heels for the first time was “jarring.”
Robin Roberts Accepts The Beacon of Life Award On Behalf Of Maya Angelou
ABC News’ Robin Roberts paid tribute to poet, author and civil rights champion Dr. Maya Angelou today. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86 and was slated to receive the Beacon of Life award at the MLB Beacon Awards. The Beacon Awards are given to people whose lives shape and define the civil rights movement. Roberts was the keynote speaker at the luncheon and accepted the award on her behalf.