Berry's comments coincide with the Academy announcing another swingeing reform to their membership to greater reflect diversity in the industry.
Halle Berry made history back in 2002 when she won the best actress Oscar for her acclaimed role in Monster’s Ball – but, 15 years later, she has said that it has “meant nothing” for wider diversity in the movie industry.
She is still the only black woman to have scooped the main award for female actors at the Academy Awards, and during a new interview with Teen Vogue magazine, she recalled that when the nominations for the 2015 Oscars were announced, she was “profoundly hurt” that no ethnic minority actors or directors were up for any of the major prizes.
Halle Berry has claimed her historic 2002 Oscars win "meant nothing"
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The couple split in October 2015.
The couple first announced their split in October 2015, after two years of marriage. They have one child together, three-year-old son Maceo.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have finalised their divorce
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Like the majority of mother and sons, Karla and her son Frankie share a special bond. They love spending time together and have days out together enjoying one another's company. Karla decides that she and Frankie will spend the day at the park and the pair begin to have a wonderful day together, Whilst Frankie plays on the children's play equipment, they play a game of Marco Polo. Karla affectionately calls for her son by shouting 'Marco' whilst Frankie reciprocates with 'Polo', the game goes on for a while before Karla finds her calls going unanswered.
Becoming more and more worried about her son, Karla frantically begins to search and eventually sees one of his toys on a bench. Her concern escalates and leads to her asking 'have you seen my son' to anyone and everyone who will listen. Journeying to the car park, he catches a glimpse of a boy she believes to be Frankie being put into the back of an old vehicle. She reaches the car but in the chase Karla drops her phone.
Taking pursuit of the vehicle in her own car, Karla decides to go to the police station but the officer on duty doesn't see Karla's pleas as an urgent matter and asks her to fill out report forms. Knowing that her son's life is potentially in imminent danger she returns to her car and tracks down the other car.
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The 49 year old mother of two used a stunning topless pic - facing away from the camera! - for her first act on social media.
Halle Berry has finally joined social media, signing up to both Twitter and Instagram this week, and she turned a few heads with her first ever post.
The 49 year old actress and former model took a topless photo – with her back turned, natch – while standing in a wooded area. “Hi everyone…” she began her post on Tuesday (March 29th).
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With the controversy over the Oscars nominations still raging, former Oscar winner Halle Berry had her say on the furore.
Halle Berry, the first and only black woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, has spoken about the current controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in nominations process, describing the situation as “heartbreaking”.
The 49 year old actress, who picked up her Oscar for her role as a poor southern woman who falls for Billy Bob Thornton’s prison guard character in 2001’s Monster’s Ball, spoke at the Makers Conference on Tuesday night in Los Angeles about that win and what she felt it meant at the time.
Halle Berry, the only black winner of the Best Actress Oscar, had her say on the #OscarsSoWhite saga
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Halle Berry squints against the glaring sunlight as she waves at the paparazzi waiting upon her arrival at 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in New York. She looked positively dazzling as she posed in a clinging, sparkly, plum-coloured dress before entering the building.
Berry opens up on her new role
Halle Berry is the latest big name star to make the move from silver to small screen. The lead in CBS’ new sci-fi, Extant, Berry’s character is an astronaut who returns to earth only to find herself mysteriously pregnant.
Halle Berry stars in 'Extant', which hits TVs tonight
“When I read it, I thought, wow, what an amazing character," Berry told CBS News. "That's what I'm looking for: a new challenge. Something I hadn't done before. This Sci-Fi was so rooted in family and grounded, and the characters were complicated indeed. I thought hmm, this could be really wonderful."
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The new series premieres next Wednesday at 9pm.
Halle Berry plays an astronaut, returning from a mission in the creepy sci-fi thriller Extant, premiering July 9. The series is based on the premise that Molly Woods (Berry) returns from space pregnant, after an inexplicable encounter with her ex-lover Marcus (Sergio Harford). The questions are endless. How did it happen? Is Marcus the father? And is he even human? It may sound like a soap opera with an alien twist, but the high-budget production actually comes from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV.
Berry plays an inexplicably pregnant astronaught in CBS' upcoming sci-fi thriller.
Two trailers have been shared so far and today, an exclusive clip from the show was released via Entertainment Weekly. The clip shows a tense and disturbing encounter on board the space station, during which Molly sees Marcus for the first time on board the space station. There is little dialogue, but the visuals of the series look spotless.
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'Agent Carter', 'Constantine', 'The Flash', which of the new season shows are you most looking forward to?
It’s that time of the year again, when the networks choose which shows will make up our viewing schedules for the foreseeable future. This year there’s plenty on offer with a whole new crop of promising comedies and dramas coming our way. Here’s a few we’ve selected from the big five networks which stand the best chance of becoming our next television obsession.
Hayley Atwel stars in 'Agent Carter'
Of course the actress is beautiful, but it's her other attributes that make her a star.
Lupita Nyong'o has been named as People magazine's "Most Beautiful Woman," topping off a remarkable year for the actress, who was comparatively barely known this time in 2013. An Oscar-winning supporting role in Steve McQueen's equally Academy Award-festooned drama, 12 Years a Slave, served as a rocket to fame for the 31 year-old Kenyan-Mexican.
Lupita Nyong'o Has Been Crowned People's Most Beautiful Woman.
Nyong'o's performance in the emotionally-challenging slavery tale earned her international critical accolades but her many appearances on the red carpet at awards shows earned her a place in the hearts and imaginations of the fashion world. Having starred in a Miu Miu campaign and been signed up as the face of Lancôme within the past three months, Lupita's ascent to icon status has been rapid yet deserved.
Continue reading: Lupita Nyong'o Named People's Most Beautiful, But She's So Much More
Check out the emotional trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' below.
Following a nastily short, nevertheless exciting, six-second teaser trailer released last week, we finally have a longer trailer to whet our comic book appetites. The emotive, epic trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past sets out the story, which sees two generations of X-Men required to stop a war before it begins.
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine faces a difficult task
Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman reprise their roles; the latter being the conduit on which the film’s plot is based. He must wake up in his younger body, and find a young Professor Charles Xavier and “guide him, have patience with him.”
Uploaded earlier today, the trailer for the next X Men movie will blow you away
X-Men: Days of Future Past won't be out until May next year, but after you see the first trailer for it you'll wish that you could jump forward and dive right into it now. In it, we get our first real glimpse at our mutant heroes and villains, from past and future, who must bend the space time continuum to make the future a better day for mutants throughout the Marvel Universe.
The past (McAvoy) and present (Stewart) Xaviers meet face to face in the trailer
Based on the much lauded and incredibly popular (if you happen to be into comic books at least) 'Days of Future Past' storyline from the Uncanny X-Men, the move will unite the characters from the first X-Men movies with those from 2011's X-Men: First Class, with the present day X-Men having to go back in time to prevent the ongoing war against mutants, who are being hunted down by the robotic Sentinels. Are you still with us? Good, because it gets even more complicated.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez welcomed a baby boy on Saturday 5th October.
Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry have welcomed the birth of a son.
The couple tied the knot in July this year, a few months after Berry revealed she was pregnant. The couple first met in 2010 on the set of Dark Tide. Berry has been married twice before to David Justice and Eric Benet, although neither of these partnerships produced children; Berry has a 5 year old daughter, Nahla, with model Gabriel Aubry.
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The couple celebrate the arrival of a little boy!
Actress Halle Berry and her husband Olivier Martinez have finally welcomed the birth of their first child, a son, last Saturday (5th October), a representative confirmed via Sky News. Berry is said to have given birth at the favorite hospital of celebrities in LA, Cedars-Sinai. Though this is Berry and Martinez's first child together, Halle has a young daughter Nahla from her previous relationship with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry.
Halle Gives Birth To A Second Child.
French actor Martinez met Halle whilst they were both were filming for 2010 movie, Dark Tide. The movie may have proved forgettable but there was no forgetting each other and after dating they were engaged by 2012. Their marriage, on the 13th July this year, was an extremely secretive affair in a French chateau in the Burgundy area.
The Oscar-winner gave birth to her second child on Saturday
Halle Berry and her husband Olivier Martinez are parents! Berry gave birth to the pair's first child together on Saturday, 5 October, with a rep for the pair confirming the good news with People Magazine later that day. All three are said to be doing well following the birth. Congratulations guys!
This is Berry's second child to date, having had her first child, 5-year-old daughter Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey. A source at the scene at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles told People on Saturday night, "Olivier hasn't left Halle's side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today."
Berry and Martinez were wedded back in July at an intimate ceremony in Olivier's homeland in the quaint village of Vallery. Having been married twice before, Berry is hoping that her union with Martinez will be the matrimony she has always been looking for and with a newborn baby in tow, the pair look as though their relationship could potentially last the long-run. To make matters even better, the loving mother is also said to be especially smitten with Martinez because her daughter Nahla has also been taken by his French charm, which bodes well for his chances at being a great father with his own son.
The 2010 Halle Berry flick has finally found a home.
Frankie & Alice, the Halle Berry-starring psychological thriller about a woman with multiple personality disorder, will finally see the light of day. The flick has been picked up by the Lionsgate label Codeblack Films, according to Deadline. . The distribution company now owns the North American rights to the film and has the release date for April 4, 2014. The deal ends four rather turbulent years for Frankie & Alice, during which the flick struggled to find a home. It made its debut at Cannes in 2010 and was also presented at that year’s AFI Fest, but interest has dwindled since then.
The picture hasn't seen much interest since its debut.
Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson co-star in this Geoffrey Sax directed pic. As it so happens, Frankie & Alice has found a fitting home at Codeblack. The company tends to specialize in distributing films for the African American market and, again according to Deadline, has just closed the deal over the rights to the Flyy Girl book trilogy written by New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree.
Jennifer Garner gave a tearful testimony on the dangers of the paparazzi this week.
Oscar winner Halle Berry isn't ready to back down in her war against the paparazzi, turning up to speak in front of a panel of legislators in Sacramento, California this week. The actress has long campaigned to shackle the paparazzi, though this time she brought reinforcements in the form of Jennifer Garner - the Hollywood actress and wife of Ben Affleck.
The two women testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that its supporters say would protect celebrities from harassment by photographers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"We're moms here who are just trying to protect our children," said Berry, who has several run-ins with the paparazzi over the past year. She was also caught up in a very public confrontation involving her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and fiancé, now husband, Olivier Martinez, "These are little innocent children who didn't ask to be celebrities. They didn't ask to be thrown into this game and they don't have the wherewithal to process what's happening. We don't have a law in place to protect them from this," she added.
Mum-to-be Halle Berry is rumoured to be getting married to Olivier Martinez this weekend, but could the stories be true?
Actress Halle Berry is rumoured to be getting hitched to her fiancé, French actor Olivier Martinez, this very weekend! According to E! News, the couple, along with Halle's daughter Nahla, were spotted leaving LAX airport yesterday (10th July) and are said to be gearing up to tie the knot soon. Not only are the pair engaged and soon to be married but they're also nesting up as Berry is pregnant with her second child and son - her first was with French Canadian model Gabriel Aubry - and she looked radiant and calm as they encountered paparazzi on their way through the Los Angeles airport.
Halle Berry With Fiancé Olivier Martinez...And Bump!
Little Nahla looks like she's quite taken to the idea of Martinez being her new stepfather: she was snapped snuggling up to him as the trio headed towards their departing flight. Berry and Martinez had planned to move to France with Nahla to start their new family there but, according to The Daily Mail, a custody agreement between Berry and Aubry means that they must remain living in the US. Last year's Thanksgiving holiday, the two men tried to talk about the custody issues in what culminated in a street brawl leaving both in hospital, People reports, and an emergency protection order was issued meaning Aubry had to stay 100 yards away from Martinez, Berry, and his daughter Nahla at all times.
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Jordan Turner is a 911 emergency call operator whose life is turned upside down when one distressed girl's call complaining of an intruder in her house ends in a brutal murder. Shaken and traumatised, Jordan contemplates taking a different career path as she struggles to come to terms with what happened when she recognises that her own actions could have been a catalyst in the girl's fate. With the support of her cop boyfriend, she finds the strength to remain as that steady, calm figure that has helped so many people in the most devastating of situations. However, when another girl dials 911 from the trunk of a kidnapper's car, she realises that, through several disturbingly familiar similarities, they are dealing with the same killer and this time she is determined not to let another girl die. Passing on a series of careful instructions to the victim, she takes matters into her own hands and goes from operator to rescuer in a matter of hours.
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Halle Berry has described her latest pregnancy as "a miracle."
A glowing Halle Berry headed out into the West Hollywood on Sunday (May 12, 2013) for a Mother's Day meal with fiance Olivier Martinez and 5-year-old daughter Nahla. The X-Men: Days of Future Past actress showed off her growing baby bump in a floaty tie-dye maxi dress with low-cut neckline, reports Us Weekly.
The family held hands as they arrived at Riva Bella in restaurant for a fancy meal, with Nahla looking every inch the future star in a colourful sundress. French actor Martinez, who's encountered a few run-ins with the paparazzi in recent months, was again looking pretty stern and appeared to tell photographers to back-off as he, Halle and Nahla entered the restaurant. On Saturday, Berry had attended the 20th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (check out the pictures below) where she briefly chatted to reporters about her second pregnancy. "I'm thinking that this is a miracle," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I feel really happy. It's one of the best things that happened in my life, for sure."
Berry, who became embroiled in a nasty custody battle for Nahla with former beau Gabriel Aubry, announced she was expecting her second child in April. "This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth," she confessed to CNN. "Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful."
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Halle Berry admits she was shocked to discover she was pregnant, though says it's "wonderful" news.
Halle Berry says she "feels fantastic" after discovering she is to become a mother for the second time at 46. The Oscar-winning actress and fiance Olivier Martinez are expecting their first child together, which the Monster's Ball star said was a "big surprise" though "wonderful news."
"I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth," said Berry during an interview with CNN's Alina Cho. In the interview - primarily used to promote her work with designer Michael Kors and the U.N. World Food Programme to fight hunger - Berry said she was shocked at the pregnancy. "I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful," she added. Some media outlets have reported that Berry is expecting a baby boy, though the actress insists she does not know the gender of her baby.
Berry has been engaged to Martinez - the former boyfriend of Kylie Minogue - for over a year now. She is already a mother to daughter Nahla, 5, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry though the pair have been locked in a bitter custody battle. Berry was ready to move to France with Nahla and Olivier, though Aubry blocked the movie. The estranged couple reached a settlement in November.
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Halle Berry hopes to use her pregnancy to educate
Halle Berry has admitted to being surprised when she found out she was pregnant, but says she’s feeling pretty good while talking to CNN during a charity project she and designer Michael Kors are undertaking called Watch Hunger Stop.
"I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth. Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful," she told CNN. Berry – who is expecting a child with fiancé Olivier Martinez – will be working on a charity project that will see children provided with meals through the U.N. World Food Programme, and she hopes to travel to the locations where food will be delivered. "I hope we go while I'm pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care. And I will have time off," she added. "I'm not working right now. It's so important to me, being a mom, that I can help educate women on how important it is that when you have a healthy child, it helps set them up for life."
A stressed Berry makes her way through LAX
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The expectant mother showed off her new figure around NY yesterday.
Halle Berry is pregnant with Baby Berry number 2! The announcement that the 46-year-old star is expecting was made by her rep on Friday: “We can confirm that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are expecting a child,” confirmed the rep for E! News. “We will not be commenting on or confirming any additional details.”
Berry, who is already a mother to 4-year-old Nahla, is reportedly ecstatic about the future baby herself. “Halle and Olivier are really excited,” a source said. “It’s a blessing. They can’t wait to have a baby together.” Yesterday, just one day after the announcement, the actress was already flaunting the makings of a baby bump around town. Berry was shot in New York sporting dark aviators, an open coat, tunic top and the bare beginnings of a baby bulge. True, her modest first trimester pregnancy belly was no match for expectant mother Kim Kardashian’s, for example, but when you’re working with abs like Berry’s, there’s probably not that much room for expansion anyway. Not to be shallow, but that kid is coming from one heck of a gene pool.
We here at Contactmusic would like to wish the expectant parents an easy pregnancy and a healthy and happy baby and, as per the actress's requests, few encounters with the paparazzi. Any bets on little Berry’s sex?
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It's been a rough week for Justin Bieber, though arguably a tougher couple of days for Ashton Kutcher, Jay-Z and company, who found their bank details leaked all over the internet.
Bieber Blues: What is happening to Justin Bieber? The former loveable scamp appears to have become a target for the tabloids, especially the British ones. He endured a torrid time in London before cancelling a show in Portugal, apparently owing to poor ticket sales. Is this a crisis?
Credit Check: Ever wondered how much Ashton Kutcher has in the bank? How about Jay-Z, Mel Gibson, Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger or even Joe Biden. Well, one hacker - seemingly based in Russia - has posted the financial details of the world's biggest stars onto a hastily made website. Some of the numbers are big. Huge, in fact.
Mad geniuses Tom Tykwer (Perfume) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) boldly take on David Mitchell's layered epic novel, which connects six generations through the power of storytelling. The film takes so many huge risks that it's breathtaking to watch even when it stumbles. And as each tale is passed on to the next generation, the swirling themes get under the skin.
The six stories are interlinked in a variety of ways, transcending time to find common themes. On a ship in 1849, a seriously ill American lawyer (Sturgess) shows kindness to a stowaway ex-slave (Gyasi). In 1936 Edinburgh, a great composer (Broadbent) hires a musician (Whishaw) to transcribe his work, then tries to steal the young man's magnificent Cloud Atlas symphony. In 1973 San Francisco, a Latina journalist (Berry) gets a tip about dodgy goings on in a local nuclear power plant. In present-day London, a publisher (Broadbent) is trapped in a nursing home by his brother (Grant) and plots a daring escape. In 2144 Neo Soul, an official (D'Arcy) interrogates a replicant (Bae) who started a rebellion alongside a notorious rebel (Sturgess). And in a distant stone-age future, an island goatherd (Hanks) teams up with an off-worlder (Berry) when they're attacked by a warlord (Grant).
While the themes in this film are eerily involving, what makes this film unmissable is the way the entire cast turns up in each of the six story strands, changing age, race and gender along the way. Even so, they're essential variations on each other. Weaving is always a nemesis, whether he's a hitman, a demon or a nasty nurse. Hanks' characters are always strong-willed and often badly misguided. Grant goes against type to play sinister baddies. And D'Arcy is the only actor who plays the same character in two segments, as Whishaw's 1930s young lover and Berry's 1970s elderly informant. Meanwhile, each segment plays with a different genre: seafaring epic, twisted drama, political mystery, action comedy, sci-fi thriller and gritty adventure.
Continue reading: Cloud Atlas Review
A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast. Frankly, we spend most of the time wondering how the filmmakers lured these A-listers to appear in these pointless, nasty little films. And while the premises have potential, not a single one has a decent punchline.
As a prank, two teens make up a banned online film called Movie 43. While their brainly little brother searches for it, he runs across a series of clips that mainly focus on awkward vulgarity between the sexes. Bitter exes (Culkin and Stone) have a rude exchange that's broadcast on a supermarket sound system. Pratt is shocked when his girlfriend (Faris) asks him to "poop" on her, and agrees because he loves her. Parents (Watts and Schreiber) homeschool their teen son (White) with the goal of showing him how excruciating life will be. Two pals (Scott and Knoxville) kidnap a leprechaun (Butler) who's reluctant to give them his gold. And a 1950s basketball coach (Howard) tries to convince his players that they're winners because they're black.
Others are dating scenarios: Winslet goes on a blind date with a guy (Jackman) who has testicles on his neck; Berry and Merchant play an increasingly deranged game of Truth or Dare in a Mexican restaurant; a pre-teen (Bennett) can't cope when his young date (Moretz) has her first period; Batman (Sudeikis) messes up Robin's (Long) attempt at speed-dating; Banks struggles to cope with her new boyfriend's (Duhamel) obsessive cartoon cat. There are also a few random advert spoofs, including one for the naked-woman shaped iBabe, which leads to trouble for the company CEO (Gere).
Continue reading: Movie 43 Review
You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.
It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband MICHAEL LOCKWOOD.
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You can always rely on Halle Berry, Alicia Keys and Kelly Rowland to turn heads wherever they turn up, and the trio did just that as they arrived together that the BET Honors event in Washington DC. The BET Honors stands for the Black Entertainment Television and is inspired by the Kennedy Center Honors, seeking to award those who've contributed much to the black community through arts, entertainment, sports or other endeavors over the years.
Rihanna was forced to call the cops at her home in Barbados on Sunday (December 23, 2012) after a man trespassed onto the property. Barbados Police confirm that they received a call after a man believed to be a German national wandered onto the private beachfront estate.
Though it is assumed the man intended no harm to the superstar singer, the incident clearly unnerved Rihanna and she waited anxiously while police arrived. By the time authorities conducted a sweep of the property, the man had made a hasty retreat though was later snapped on the beach by TMZ.com. Police say they do not believe the man is a stalker, though they want to have a chat with him to determine his reasoning for trespassing on the lavish estate.
The Sun newspaper presented a very different version of events, claiming the man got within 10ft of Rihanna before she spotted him. A witness said, "The guy got to within about 10 to 12ft of where Rihanna was sitting before he was apprehended by security.He looked fairly harmless but it was a little too close for comfort."
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The network announced the news today (Dec 20) that Berry and Khan would be amongst next years inductees into the honour list, with basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes also being honoured. The ceremony will take place on January 12th in Washington, D.C., at the Warner Theatre. The show special airs on BET a month later on February 11th, with a host of special performances also taking place on the night.
BET Honors are awarded yearly to African Americans who have been recognised by BET as having exceeded in their fields of music, literature, entertainment, education and more. The awards presentation was devised in 2008 by the broadcasting company to coincide with Black History Month, with Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Magic Johnson, Tyler Perry, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder having been honoured in the past. Next years ceremony will be presented by Gabrielle Union, with the list of performers at the event being held for the time being. At least this gives Halle something to look forward to, should she be fearing her Christmas celebrations go the same way as her Thanksgiving festivities went.
It's been a tough week for everyone surrounding Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla. On Thanksgiving last Thursday (Nov. 22nd) Berry's current fiancee Olivier Martinez and, her ex, father of Nahla, Gabriel Aubry, had a horrific brawl that left Aubry's face battered and bruised, and Martinez's hand in a splint. Pretty Nasty. However, the sun is on the horizon as Aubry was reunited with his beloved daughter today, according to TMZ.
Both Martinez and Aubry ended up firstly in hospital and later in the police station on Thursday, and since then both parties have taken out emergency restraining orders on one another. The whole argument began due to a custody battle between Halle and Aubry, because Halle wants to take Nahla over to Paris where she and Olivier plan to live together, effectively ripping Aubry from his daughter. The judge, of course, agreed with Aubry that this idea was preposterous and did not grant that right to Berry.
On the 29th of November they reached an agreement which meant the restraining orders were dropped and have enabled Aubry to see Nahla again. Clair Berk, Halle Berry's legal representative said, "The parties have reached an amicable agreement. There will be no further statements regarding this matter." Smiles all round then, and just in time for Christmas.
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Wild Berries: Halle Berry had her Thanksgiving pretty much ruined last week by boyfriend Olivier Martinez and ex-beau Gabriel Aubry, who thought it a decent idea to start punching the lights out of each another on the actress' driveway. Luckily, police are unlikely to take their investigation further, which is probably in everyone's best interest.
Jenny Takes Brown Down? Plucky TV personality Jenny Johnson took Chris Brown to task on Twitter this week in a pretty humorous exchange of tweets. Most gave the Emmy winner the edge in the cyber-battle and Brown subsequently shut down his profile page!
Halle Berry's current fiancee, Olivier Martinez, and he ex-beau and father of her daughter, Gabriel Aubry had an enormous fight last Thursday (22nd Nov. 2012), Thanksgiving, of all days, which left both men in hospital and later in the police station. Furthermore, since then, both parties having taken out protective restraining orders against each other and each are waging entirely different stories against one another.
TMZ broke photos of Aubry's face which really has been beaten to a pulp. Ironically, this entire dispute is in aid of love for Nahla, Halle's daughter. Halle had been trying to get full custody of their daughter, wanting to emigrate to Paris with Martinez. Naturally, the father, Aubry, was having none of it and the court granted in favour of Aubry, ordering that Nahla had to keep residence in the USA.
Halle Berry isn't the first celebrity to have a very public and very messy custody battle. Back in 2006 when Britney Spears had her 'wobble' she and her then husband Kevin Federline had an enormous dispute over their two boys, which unusually lead to the father, Federline, having full custody. Not in the least surprising given Britney's behaviour at the time. Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's custody battle was also bloody, as Pam accused Lee of being an abusive drunk and that he knowingly gave her Hep C, which remains unproven. Earlier this year Kelly Rutherford, of Gossip Girl fame, had her children taken from her as her ex Daniel Giersch was given custody and took her children to France where he lives, as ABC reported at the time.
“We have to move on.” These, it would seem, were the words – spoken by Halle Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez – that caused her ex-partner Gabriel Aubry to fly into a rage and assault Martinez at their home on Thanksgiving Day.
TMZ first reported on the incident and now they’ve learned that Halle is taking no chances and will be going to court early this week, to instigate a restraining order against Aubry, the father of her four year-old daughter Nahla.
Sources have told TMZ that Halle is alarmed about Gabriel starting a fight with Olivier right in front of Nahla. A judge issued an emergency protection order against Gabriel, which prevents him from getting any closer than 200 yards to Halle, but that will expire on Tuesday and it seems that the Oscar-winning actress wishes for more permanent measures to be put in place. Halle Berry’s lawyers will reportedly be in a family court as soon as possible, asking for an extension to be placed on the order, for “an indefinite period of time.”
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Olivier Martinez and Gabriel Aubry apparently came to blows over Thanksgiving dinner at Halle Berry's home yesterday (Nov 22), with the two love rivals playing fisticuffs with each other after a heated argument got nasty.
According to TMZ, it was Aubry, Halle's ex and father to their daughter Nahla who threw the first punches of the night, but it was still he who ended up geting knocked out cold (depending on who you believe) and Aubry who got to spend the rest of Thanksgiving in police company. Although it still being disputed as to whether Gabriel was in fact knocked out, we do know that he suffered a broken rib, contusions on his face, and possibly a more serious head injury. Meanwhile, Olivier may have broken his hand and suffered neck injuries, but still emerged victorious.
Olivier then made a citizen's arrest against Gabriel, pinning him to the ground until police arrived. Gabriel was escorted to the local ER and only a few hours later was joined by Olivier, who get his injuries treated just down the hall from where Gabriel was. As of now, Gabriel has been released from police custody, having had his bail set at $20,000 only a few moments before.
Wow, Halle Berry certainly had an eventful thanksgiving. The Hollywood star was forced to stand back and watch as the father of her child Gabriel Aubry brawled with current squeeze Olivier Martinez at her Los Angeles home. Aubry was arrested on Thursday morning (November 22, 2012), while French actor Martinez was hospitalized.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com that Gabriel showed up at Berry's house with daughter Nahla for a standard custodial hand-off. The model was still on the driveway when Martinez walked up to him and said "We have to move on." According to eyewitnesses, Gabriel pushed Olivier before trying to punch him in the face. The Frenchman blocked the swipe before Aubry pushed him to the ground and hit him in the head. The tussle ended with Martinez gaining the upper hand and pinning Gabriel to the ground. The male supermodel suffered a broken rib and contusions to his face while Olivier was left with a broken hand and neck injuries. Some reports suggest Martinez knocked Aubry unconscious in the fight, though it was the model who was arrested. Both ended up in ER at the same time, getting treatment just down the hall from each other!
Sources say a judge has issued an emergency protective order which requires Aubry to stay 100 yards away from Halle, Olivier and Nahla. Less than 24 hours before the brawl, Gabriel was seen out with Nahla at The Grove shopping complex, catching a movie. Perhaps it was Rocky. The bloody fight caps a year of legal battles between Berry and Nahla regarding the custody of their daughter.
If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43' is one of the most cringe-worthy and uncensored taboo-filled flicks to be released in the history of comedy. Here you will see several interlinked stories with characters' lives surrounding unusual proposals, interrupting blind kids' parties, bad parenting, teenage menstruation, a confused and slightly racist basketball coach, innovative business ideas and the kidnapping of a violent leprechaun. Once you see this movie it is unlikely you will find a subject that offends you ever again.
With twelve different comedy genius directors including Peter Farrelly ('Dumb & Dumber', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal'), Steve Carr ('Daddy Day Care', 'Dr Dolittle 2'), Steven Brill ('Little Nicky') and Brett Ratner ('Rush Hour') to name but a few and eight different writers, this jaw-droppingly crude and often obscene movie features a diverse star-studded cast, both British and American, who have banded together to shock you in the most hilarious ways you can think of. Whatever kind of comedy you're into, 'Movie 43' probably has something in it for everyone and it is set to hit the big screen on February 1st 2012.
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Ben Affleck's Argo has clambered atop the Box Office peak this weekend on its third week. A reinterpretation of the 1980 CIA secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran, it grossed $12,085,059 with a cumulative gross of $60.5m.
In its first week, Cloud Atlas - starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry - reached the #2 spot with $9,612,247. Although not winning the weekend upon opening is considered a disappointment, experts predict it'll 'do an Argo' and prove a slow burner, despite the lukewarm response from critics. Animated Halloween treat Hotel Transylvania is still going strong in its fifth week; $9,444,014 this weekend brings its Cumulative Gross to $130.4M and lands it a #3. Another film hoping to capitalize on the annual scare-fest is the found footage horror Paranormal Activity, in the fifth incarnation of the franchise. The reviews were awful, but given the style of movie and time of year, most fans aren't looking for an art-house classic. $8,510,186 grabs it the #4 spot, while Silent Hill makes the top 5 in its first week, with $8,023,036.
The rest of the top 10 reads like a list of films simply there to make up the numbers. The widely panned thriller, Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson flaps around at #6. Here Comes The Boom, Alex Cross, Sinister and Fun Size round everything off respectively. Figures compiled using data from Yahoo Movies. We can't wait for The Master to come out.
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Halle Berry stopped by Jay Leno's Tonight Show this week to talk up her new movie Cloud Atlas, an adaptation of David Mitchell's epic novel of the same name. The ambitious film - by the Wachowski's - chronicles a story across five centuries, set in six separate timelines.
One scene in the movie sees Berry's character smoking marijuana with Tom Hanks, which prompted Leno to ask the actress if she was partial to a smoke now and again. Berry claimed she was "not a pot smoker," though Leno asked "Have you smoked pot with Tom Hanks?" with Berry carefully conceding, "I smoked pot with Tom Hanks in this movie." Berry and Hanks play different characters in each setting, though each story manages to connect in innovative and magical ways.
The film opens nationwide on Friday (October 26, 2012) and has been quietly praised by critics, though it remains to be seen whether or not it will contend for the major film awards. We predict it will get a few obligatory nods (this year's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) but won't win a thing. It stars Hugh Grant as a futuristic cannibal for god's sake.
With his upcoming film, Cloud Atlas ready for release later this month, one of the film’s stars, Tom Hanks, has alluded to the deep plotline that runs through the book adaptation and said that the film is as “risky as Inception” was when it was release in 2010.
Hanks was plugging his new film during a chat with Canadian paper The Montreal Gazette, when he brought up the Christopher Nolan film, suggesting that it was the closest thing to compare to his latest movie outing. Cloud Atlas follows the intertwining lives of a massive cast that drifts between centuries both past and present, examining the impact of fate on good and bad behaviour.
In his discussion, he not only had praises to sing for Brit-director Nolan, but also his three “bold” directors for the upcoming project; Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski. And if three directors were a lot to take on board, then the number of characters the actors have to transform themselves into throughout the film will take some effort to get your heads round too, with Hanks alone taking on 6 different roles.
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The brand new X-Factor judge, Britney Spears, attended a 'solemn' emotional tribute to Whitney Houston entirely organised and funded by the Grammys entitled “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles this week. The esteemed guests all chose to not broach the darker sides of Houston's later life, instead opting for a celebratory slant, praising her career and achievements.
There were numerous musical tributes in the show. Usher sang 'I Believe In You and Me' and Cece Winans and Yolanda Adams gave a duet of 'Count on me'. According to NY Daily News, Houston's family broke down in tears at the gospel singers' rendition of the song. Jennifer Hudson opted for more up-beat song choices and went for a medly of How Will I Know, I'm Every Woman and I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Celine Dion was also meant to be performing but unfortunately couldn't make it. She has, however, recorded her own version of 'Greatest Love of All' but it will be included on the hour long show which will be aired on CBS in November.
Spears said that she “admired Whitney” and that it was a cover of Houston's 'I Have Nothing' that ended up winning her a record deal. Halle Berry was another guest at the event whose speech was particularly moving. She spoke of Houston's impact upon women: “She inspired a generation of little girls and women to believe in their own dream and to know that they had within themselves the greatest gift of all... I was one of those little girls who then became a woman who never ever, ever, stopped loving Whitney Houston."
Eric Stonestreet, Charlize Theron? Really? The Twitter universe came alive over the weekend with rumors that the Modern Family star was dating the Hollywood beauty. The story actually began in the pages of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, which claimed “things are blossoming” between Stonestreet and Theron.
A ‘source’ told the newspaper, “Eric is down to earth and funny and Charlize thinks the world of him. It’s early days but they’re very fond of each other,” though funny-man Stonestreet quickly took to Twitter to silence the rumormongers in his own inimitable way, saying, “I wish people would stop spreading rumors that Charlize Theron and I are dating…It’s starting to make Halle Berry jealous.” The actor’s representative later issued a more formal denial of the story, telling People magazine, “There is nothing romantic going on between them. He has only met Charlize twice!” Despite Stonestreet rejecting the rumors, there was still speculation that Charlize and he would walk the red-carpet together at the 2012 Emmy Awards on Sunday.
In the end it wasn’t Theron – or Halle Berry for that matter – who accompanied the actor to the Emmys. Before the show, he tweeted, “Today I’m taking my best friend Paul to the Emmys. He dared me to audition for the first play I ever did.”
'Cloud Atlas' is the story of how the separate lives of individuals and their actions affect each other through time. It explores a variety of different themes making it difficult to be pigeon-holed into a particular genre; action, romance and drama create the twists and turns that can change a human being from being a violent killer to being a compassionate hero. This tale explores how one act of basic humanity can influence a revolution centuries into the future.
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As the countdown to 2012 begins, an executive (Swank) is frazzled about a technical glitch in the iconic Time's Square ball-drop. Meanwhile, a courier (Efron) is trying to help a frumpy secretary (Pfeiffer) achieve her dreams. A chef (Heigl) is catering a glittering event while trying to avoid her rock star ex (Bon Jovi), whose back-up singer (Michele) is stuck in a lift with a lovelorn slacker (Kutcher). A mother (Parker) is worried about her teen daughter (Breslin). And a tuxedoed millionaire (Duhamel) is trying to get to an important event in the city.
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Without too much regret, I can say that X-Men will be palatable to fans and newbies alike. It's not a great film, but it will probably follow the arc of the Superman and Batman movies -- tons of sequels of variable quality until an abrupt and dismal end a decade later.
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But things are changing in the animation scene. The freshness of CG has worn away, and audiences are no longer wowed by flashy technology alone. Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles has raised the bar on both animation excellence and story-telling savvy to a level that will be hard to top in coming years. If such early hits as Toy Story or Antz premiered today, it's unlikely they would wow the crowds nearly as much as they did on their initial releases. It's a tough time to be an animated film.
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The Rich Man's Wife blindly ignores both of these rules, but still manages to float, thanks to a united effort by an exceptional cast and exquisite production values. Amy Holden Jones directs her own screenplay here, a modern-day reworking of Hitchcock's masterful Strangers on a Train.
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Until director Lee Tamahori blasts right past a perfectly good ending, only to burn a superfluous 20 minutes on an all-action, all-gimmick epilogue that leaks suspension of disbelief like a sieve, "Die Another Day" is as stimulating and heart-rate-raising as any James Bond thriller.
It has fresh new stunts (Bond goes surfin' surfin' MI6) set to energetic renditions of the Bond theme. It has an exhilarating sword fight (things get out of hand at a fencing club) and an awesome gadget car chase across a vast frozen inlet in Iceland (Bond drives an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish with missiles, pop-up machine guns, ejector seat and invisibility). It has a slithering, credibly psychotic bad guy (Toby Stephens, "Possession") who literally never sleeps, and a henchman (Rick Yune, "The Fast and the Furious") whose face is scarred by diamonds that became embedded in his skin when Bond almost blew him up with a briefcase full of jewels and C-4.
"Die Another Day" also has a modicum of success updating the series' style (slick, kinetic cinematography with swing-perspective camera tricks works well but virtual reality sequences and rock tunes on the soundtrack do not), and it takes risks with 007's invincible image. Bond is captured in the film's requisite action-packed pre-credits sequence and his torture by North Korean interrogators is blended into the sexy title song (a throwaway rave-mix tune from Madonna).
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Director Dominic Sena seems to fancy himself some kind of John Woo Jr. But John Woo ("The Killer," "Hard Boiled" and more recently "Face/Off" and "M:I-2") is an action genius who has a gift for turning gun battles into ballet and explosions into art.
Sena ("Gone in 60 Seconds") couldn't care less about art as long as his computer-enhanced mega-blasts are as big, as orange, as slow-motion and as debris-filled as possible. And if he can throw in an innocent hostage being blown apart, so much the better.
After beginning with an ironic but incredibly smug speech by film buff bad guy John Travolta about how Hollywood makes such crappy movies, the opening sequence of "Swordfish" fulfills all Sena's high-gloss, low-brow requirements -- pretty much proving Travolta's point.
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If only screenwriter Sebastian Gutierrez had put as much effort into story logic and credible characters as director Mathieu Kassovitz puts into generating seat-grabbing goosebumps in "Gothika," the wannabe-cerebral supernatural horror thriller might have had more going for it than just a few good shudders and jumps.
The first above-the-title starring vehicle for 2002 Oscar winner Halle Berry -- playing a criminal psychologist who blacks out after a car accident and wakes up in her own prison asylum, accused of axe-murdering her husband -- the film begins with a strike against it for its laughable attempts at evocative dialogue in the opening-scene rantings of a wild-eyed inmate (Penelope Cruz).
"He opened me like a flower of pain...and it felt goooood," the pretty Spaniard flares, all dowdied-down in Serious Actress Mode. "(Then) I cut his Adam's apple in half like a soft fruit on a summer day."
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Ex-boyfriend of actress Halle Berry, Christopher Williams, has grown tired of the allegations that he beat the movie star and instead suggested that it was Wesley Snipes.
Wesley Snipes, the actor famously behind the 'Blade' franchise, has been accused of beating Halle Berry during their relationship and causing her to lose hearing in her right ear. The accusation came from R&B singer Christopher Williams who also dated Berry, after he became upset by the number of people who assumed that he was to blame for the abuse.
In an interview with EURWEB, Williams stated "The stuff they wrote about (me) and Halle was totally false. They said something like I busted her eardrum, and I'm tired of it. I never said it (before) but I'm so tired of people thinking I'm the guy (who did it). Wesley Snipes busted her eardrum, not me."
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