Grammys stage-crasher reveals his entry plan
February 12th, 2013
01:51 PM ET

Grammys stage-crasher reveals his entry plan

Jennifer Lopez's quick reflexes saved Adele's Grammys acceptance speech from being interrupted by a stage-crasher.

J.Lo, who flirted with CBS' standards rules in a gown that skimmed her bikini line on one side, presented the pop solo performance category along with Pitbull.

As CBS cameras pulled back to show Adele climbing the stage to accept her award, viewers at home saw a mystery man standing on stage to Lopez's right, clapping along with the crowd.

Lopez was visibly confused by his presence and quickly blocked him from getting closer to the just-announced award winner by gesturing that he make an exit.


The apparent fan has reportedly been identified as Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian TV personality. He's said to already be famous for trying to kiss Will Smith at a movie premiere and subsequently getting slapped, as well as handing Madonna that bouquet of hydrangeas that she hated.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sediuk nearly accepted Adele's Grammy for her before making a hasty exit from the stage. Once he did, security working the Grammys got a hold of him and Sediuk was arrested for trespassing.

Sediuk, 24, told THR that he entered the Grammys without any tickets, and then found a seat in the second row behind Justin Timberlake. And this is with the beefed up security, which was put in place as an extra precaution on Sunday in light of the manhunt for ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner.

Sediuk explained to the magazine's website that his media outlet didn't get credentialed, so he went with friends who had access. Because no one checked how many tickets his party held, Sediuk slipped in.

He hit the press line first before trailing behind Katy Perry, of all people, through the gates to the Staples Center.

"They checked my pockets but never asked to see a ticket," he said.

The idea to rush the stage, Sediuk added, wasn't pre-planned. "Adele is my favorite singer," he told THR. "So when I heard her name, I came up with this idea to go up on the stage and say what I said. … I pretended this was an award for me, and then I said, 'Thank you, Adele. You’re my inspiration.'”

Filed under: Adele • Awards Season • Celebrities • Grammys • Music • television

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  1. your also not permitted to come near get a tingle when i get out of the focus...image sitting near me.


    June 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Your rising to the moment right now..

    i have no trouble in the up we go department.

    June 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Is this the long-awaited Borat 2?

    February 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. You accessed my social security number and went into my 2012 tax returns

    February 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pola


    February 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. idea -- stroopers for vday

    find one...i feel like being yucky this evening...haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    February 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lower cut...

    she's a putz

    February 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. So Much Fun Ahead..

    i set her up with the other guy......he didn't appear interested...

    February 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |


    February 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Meh

    That dopey mexican broad was almost showing bush...imagine that

    February 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jujubeans

      I thought she was Puerto Rican? Either way, I'm all for showing bush; you know she couldn't have been wearing panties, unless something was taped on! ( v )

      March 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • big richard

      She turns men into walking hulks of erectile tissue <=====3

      June 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |


    February 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pmn

    That's not cool. Wow what happened wtih security?

    February 14, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. ha

    attack him–men could care less about fashion let alone a flower dress.

    February 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. J LO Leg Stopped Him

    Whatever he intended to do was a second thought after he saw J Lo's leg and upper thigh, that would stop any man stonedead. I think he just wanted to get a closer look! He may have also been temporarily blinded by the bright print of Adele's dress.

    February 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jon


    February 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Don't bash fat people...

    its rude and hurtful.

    February 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |

    Way to go J-Lo! But can we stop giving this creep attention? This is exactly what he was looking for. I was so appalled that ET interviewed him.

    February 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. you won't have material soon punkin

    there is a reason for that.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  19. YouGoGirls

    First... J.Lo was awesome! She didn't pull a diva move and let the dude ruin Adele's moment, she did what needed to be done without drawing any additional attention to the situation..kudos! As for her dress, a bit much, but given that the network tried to police the fashions at the Grammy's...good for her for pushing that to the breaking point!!!
    Second...I love Adele and that dress was more suited for the Queen of England vs. the raining Queen of Pop! She's a bigger girl and just had a baby, but given she is one of the most popular entertainers around right now I'm sure she had plenty of options for a better dress. She is known for doing her own thing, so as long as she is happy with her choice, none of our concern. I will say this, she worked it and as always looked like she was having a great time and truly appreciated being recognized for her work. I'm really look forward to her performance at the Oscars with all the Bonds!!!!

    February 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Adele's Dress

    the dress was too much for adele...the style was or navy would have worked best for her.

    February 13, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Glo G

      Adele couldn't have worn a worse dress – it was HORRIBLE! I was shocked, really, because she seems like a cool lady. This just was bad and made her look extremely fat and dowdy. All I could think of when I saw her was that she looked like what a young Hyacinthe might have looked like (Keeping Up Appearances).

      February 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuffyturf

      That was not her dress, she actually had on a dress made of Bacon, but she ate it on the way over so they rolled her up in a piece of the carpet..

      February 14, 2013 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. Skuuul

    5pm yesterday no good on you.

    February 13, 2013 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  22. pm

    How's about getting this guy banned from returning from the U.S., since he is now a criminal trespasser. That will cut down on his award show crashing.

    February 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuffyturf

      Yah, that will stop him.. just like it stops the thousands of Felony Mexicants who have been deported from coming back over the border every year... so it wouldn't be too difficult for a white male who actually has money to do it, over and over and over again..

      February 14, 2013 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. Mike

    I think Will Smith should have hit this guy harder! What a complete jerk!

    February 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    She could stand to jog around the block a few times.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • tehheh

      J-Lo looks great. And that dress would make it easier for her to poop on you!
      Adele just had a baby so she probably doesn't have much extra time for exercise. She got pregnant after she lost weight and looked great a year or so ago–that's how it often goes for us human biches.

      February 13, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  25. Mixtape21

    So basically, this guy got past six levels of security, but he did not get past J.Lo. Awesome.

    February 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Just remember...don't mess with I love it..she took control of that situation. I like her more because of it.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  26. The dress is fine


    February 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. thumbs up or thumbs down...


    February 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  28. V¡xen

    She looks like one of the London Bells with that outfit.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      That dress she has on is just hideous. Was that a designer dress? They should be fired immediately.

      February 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Nope

    love u ..i know what the deal is...

    February 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Spence

    J.Lo you are a class act. Good for you, you saw a situation developing and handled it yourself before it became apparent to others. You have my vote.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dan Harrell

    Where was security for Kanye West when Taylor Swift got her Grammy? What's the difference? Just goes to show the racist (or anti-racist depending on your view) tolerance of the Grammy's security.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jordan

      Well now you just look stupid. Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs, a completely different event.

      February 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  32. thebob.bob

    Way to go, J-Lo! That girl gives you the 'get out of here' with the thumb, you get out of there!

    February 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |

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