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Halle Berry testifies in support of California's anti-paparazzi bill

June 26th, 2013 3:26pm EDT
Halle Berry
Pregnant actress Halle Berry appeared before a legislative committee in California on Tuesday (25Jun13) to testify in support of a new anti-paparazzi bill preventing snappers from taking pictures of celebrity children.

The Monster's Ball star has frequently clashed with photographers, and she has taken particular issue with members of the media camped outside her daughter's school waiting to get photos of the Oscar winner.

Speaking before the Assembly Committee on Public Safety at the Capitol in Sacramento, she revealed that her five-year-old daughter Nahla no longer wanted to go to class...
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Pregnant Halle Berry hosts charity run

May 12th, 2013 9:38am EDT
Halle Berry
Expectant actress Halle Berry is keeping active as her pregnancy progresses - she hosted a charity walk in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Monster's Ball star helped launch the 2013 EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women, an annual fundraiser in aid of cancer research, treatment and counselling.

Actress Julie Bowen took part in the 3.5 mile challenge, and later shared her experience with her Twitter.com followers.

In a post, she writes, "Huge thanks to all the volunteers at Revlon Run today. ESPECIALLY the Air Force in boiling hot uniforms. (And gloriously huge Navy guy.)"

Berry is expecting her fi...
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Halle Berry To Launch Shoe Range

February 1st, 2012 1:44pm EST
Halle Berry
Actress Halle Berry is set to show off her fashion credentials by launching her own footwear range.

The Oscar winner has teamed up with German label Deichmann, Europe's biggest shoe retailer, to design 5th Avenue By Halle Berry.

The collection, to be launched in the U.K. next month, includes more than 40 limited edition pairs.

However, she may have trouble modeling the shoes in promotional ads - the Monster's Ball star recently injured her foot and has been spotted wearing a cast on her right leg and hobbling on crutches as she recovers.

Berry follows in the footsteps of supermodel ...
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Billy Bob Thornton: 'Don't Put Me Out To Pasture'

March 21st, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has no plans to quit Hollywood because he would "go crazy" if he was forced to endure a quiet life of retirement.

The Monster's Ball star, 55, refuses to give up his career after 30 years of acting and insists relaxing on a sunny beach is his worst nightmare.

He tells Britain's Celebs on Sunday magazine, "I think about giving up probably three or four times a day but no, not yet. Don't put me out to pasture. Robert Duvall is not retired! Sometimes I get fed up, but I couldn't retire - I can't even go on a vacation. I would go crazy. The idea of going to the Bahamas an...
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Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Halle Berry Thrilled Over Her 'New' 2008 Film

November 13th, 2010 10:00am EST
Halle Berry
Halle Berry is relieved her long-delayed film "Frankie And Alice" has finally landed a release date because she was convinced the movie would "be buried on the shelf" and never hit the big screen.

The "Monster's Ball" star plays a young woman struggling with multiple personality disorder in the film, which she also produced.

She shot her scenes in 2008, but the movie's release date has been pushed back several times.

It's set to hit cinemas next month, and Berry is happy audiences will finally get to see the film.

She tells TheWrap.com, "I'm like a deer in headlights. I thought this mov...
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Halle Berry Goes Public For First Time With New Beau Olivier Martinez

October 25th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry went public with her romance with Olivier Martinez on Saturday when the new couple walked the red carpet at a charity gala in Hollywood.

The "Monster's Ball" beauty held hands with French hunk Martinez as they posed for pictures at the Carousel of Hope event in Beverly Hills, making their first official outing since becoming romantically involved while filming "Dark Tide" in South Africa over the summer.

An eyewitness tells UsMagazine.com the stars were "inseparable" at the bash, while Unfaithful actor Martinez was "constantly leaning in and whispering in Halle's ear, making h...
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Halle Berry Blasted For Her High Security On Poland Trip

October 8th, 2010 8:18am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has been slammed by a top politician in Poland for her high level of security on a recent trip to the country.

The Monster's Ball star visited Warsaw earlier this month to launch her new perfume Reveal.

The actress is said to have had an armed police escort to take her around the country's capital and senior MP Edward Siarka has reacted with fury at claims Berry's entourage sped through a red light during her trip.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "Anyone would have thought this was a president late for a meeting with The Queen"

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Halle Berry Named 'Sexiest Mom'

August 17th, 2010 11:36am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has topped a poll to find the hottest mom in Hollywood.

The Monster's Ball star has a two-year-old daughter, Nahla, with former partner Gabriel Aubry, and voters at AskMen.com think she's the sexiest mother in the spotlight.

Monica Bellucci, who gave birth to her second child in May, came out second, while Kate Beckinsale, mom to 11-year-old Lily, was voted third.

Jessica Alba, the mother of Honor, two, with husband Cash Warren was named fourth sexiest and Salma Hayek rounded out the top five for her mom credentials to two-year-old Valentina.

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Halle Berry Loves Being Nude

August 14th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
Halle Berry
Hollywood beauty Halle Berry wishes there were no laws against stripping off in public, because a nude photoshoot on a beach in Mexico was one of the most liberating experiences of her life.

The Monster's Ball star once ran down the beach naked in the holiday resort of Cabo San Lucas for a raunchy job and she admits she would jump at the chance to repeat the daring challenge if she could escape unpunished.

She tells Vogue magazine, "I could not have been happier in my life (during the Mexican photoshoot).

"If the world wouldn't persecute me, I'd take nude pictures every day of the wee...
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Gabriel Aubry 'Sad' About Split With Halle Berry

May 1st, 2010 9:23am EDT
Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry
Halle Berry's longterm boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has confirmed he's split from the actress - describing the break-up as "sad."

The twice-married "Monster's Ball" star has been dating the French-Canadian model since 2005, and she gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nahla, now two, in 2008.

Reports circulated on Friday suggesting the pair has gone their separate ways - and now Aubry has spoken out, revealing the couple has decided to finish its relationship.

In a statement released to Access Hollywood, Aubry says, "While I will not comment on all of the wild inaccuracies being s...
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Halle Berry Splits With Gabriel Aubry, Struts Her Single Self At NYC Gala

April 30th, 2010 11:39am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has split from her longtime partner Gabriel Aubry, according to reports. She's seen here at last night's 4th Annual is the world's largest bone marrow doner center.

The twice-married Hollywood actress has been dating the French-Canadian model since 2005, and she gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nahla, now two, in 2008.

The couple reportedly worked out a "very short-term custody arrangement" for their daughter three weeks ago, according to TMZ.com.

The "Monster's Ball" star was previously married to former baseball player David Justice, but the three-year unio...
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Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet Victims Of 'Best Actress' Oscar Curse? (Video)

March 19th, 2010 12:20am EDT
Oscar Curse
The latest news about Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, allegedly cheating on her and the recent revelation that Kate Winslet is splitting from her husband, director Sam Mendes, leads us to believe that perhaps their recent Best Actress Oscar wins have something to do with it.

Yes folks, it appears that an 'Oscar Curse' has been running wild in Hollywood for the last decade. The curse appears to have begun in 2001, when Julia Roberts won the award for her performance in "Erin Brockovich". Shortly after her win (although not married to each other) she dumped boyfriend Benjamin Bratt.

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Hopes For 2010

January 5th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Hopes for 2010
It's a new year, and it's time to dump the Top Ten lists and look forward to the things we hope to see in the near future. What do we want to see more of? What do we want to see end? Who do we want to see naked? The questions are endless, so here goes:

I hope Megan Fox reconsiders her "no nudity on camera" stance. Halle Berry showed frontal in Swordfish, then did an explicit sex scene in Monster's Ball, and then she got an Oscar. Just saying.

I hope Lost doesn't fall into its disturbingly common habit of making absolutely no sense for episodes at a time. I also hope the finale is rev...
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Dumbest Celebrity Cheaters Ever

December 9th, 2009 10:49am EST
dumbest celebrity cheaters
In honor of Tiger Woods' unprecedented fall from grace, here are the all time dumbest celebrity cheaters. The "smartest" leads it off, then going down right through the bottom of the barrel.

Hugh Grant

Somehow, Hugh Grant ends up as the smartest man on this list. Yes, he cheated on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute. Yes, he got arrested for cheating on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute. Yes, he decided the best time to cheat on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute was while he was touring to promote his upcoming film, Nine Months. So why is Hugh Grant the "smartest" man on this list? ...
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Halle Berry Blasts Violent Dad, Thanks Teacher At Gala

December 5th, 2009 10:30am EST
Halle Berry
Oscar winner Halle Berry ripped into her father at the Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast in Los Angeles on Friday, revealing his violent acts left an "indelible" mark on her life.

The actress was among those being honored at the early-morning gala and she chose to bring up a painful part of her past as she accepted her latest accolade.

Taking to the podium at the Beverly Hills event, the "Monster's Ball" star said, "My father was a very abusive, very violent alcoholic and he left an indelible scar on my life, on my childhood.

"When a young girl watches her mothe...
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Female Celebrities Who Should Pose Nude For Playboy

March 20th, 2009 9:28am EDT
Jessica Alba
With many female celebrities now posing semi-nude for magazines like FHM or Maxim, it's becoming rare to see these same celebrities pose nude for a legendary magazine like Playboy. Sure, Playboy has had Brooke Burke and Kim Kardashian pose nude for the magazine in the last few years, but it has been rejected by a number of famous starlets.

Playboy is like the Yankees or Lakers of men's magazines. A lot of guys would sure like to see their favorite female stars pose for Playboy instead of these other magazines. That is why we've come up with a list of female celebrities who should pose...
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Celebrity Predictions For 2009

January 3rd, 2009 11:04am EST
Britney Spears
The global economy is on its knees, the war in Iraq is still raging, and global warming is apparently getting worse. Hardly the best way to start off a new year, is it?

But death and destruction has never had too much of an impact on the showbiz world - that is, unless the California wildfires suddenly send the Hollywood Hills up in flames (God forbid).

Nothing would be more shocking than seeing Amy Winehouse ‘do a Britney’ and chop off her trademark beehive in a drink-and-drug fueled night of disaster. Or squeaky-clean Miley Cyrus getting caught up in a sex tape scandal...

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Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

August 27th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Hancock
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...
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Diddy To Quit Music For Acting?

February 6th, 2008 3:47pm EST
Diddy
Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs is planning to quit music to pursue a full-time career in acting. The star has scaled down his hip-hop projects in recent years, so he can expand an acting resume that includes a Broadway stint in A Raisin in the Sun and a critically-acclaimed role in 2001 Oscar-winning movie Monster's Ball.

Combs recently revealed he would be reprising his Broadway role in a TV version of A Raisin in the Sun (photos) - and he hopes it will help him make a move to acting full-time.

He says, "Right now I'm transitioning from a recording artist to acting. Having an opport...
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Diddy Credits Heath Ledger For Acting Advice

February 6th, 2008 12:12pm EST
Diddy
Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs has paid tribute to tragic star Heath Ledger - thanking the deceased actor for helping him with his movie career. The rapper started acting in 2001 and his first film project saw him working alongside Ledger in Monster's Ball.

And Combs insists Ledger, who was found dead in his New York apartment last month, was full of helpful advice and quickly became his acting mentor.

He says, "When I first arrived on set, the first person I saw was Heath Ledger. He kind of took me aside and was there for me. We didn't have to work the first day I was there, so m...
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Why So Serious? Looking Ahead to Heath Ledger's Final Role

January 29th, 2008 12:33pm EST
Heath Ledger
Ask any comic book fan what their most anticipated movie is this year and I guarantee a vast majority of them will say The Dark Knight, the eagerly awaited sequel to Batman Begins. One of the reasons this film has fans excited is Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker.

From the marketing efforts thus far, we see that this Joker is far different from any film or television interpretations of the past - a much darker take surely than Jack Nicholson's role from 20 years ago. The marketing behind this movie has up until now focused mainly on the Joker, with alternate reality games encourag...
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Heath Ledger: Career Full Of Artistic Risks Cut Short By Early Death; Autopsy Due

January 23rd, 2008 8:31am EST
Heath Ledger
NEW YORK (AP) - Heath Ledger turned down more teen movies after starring in the romantic comedy ''10 Things I Hate About You,'' waiting for the kinds of grueling, intense roles that would become his trademark.

The decision set him on a career path toward ''Brokeback Mountain'' - the film that earned him an Oscar nomination.

Two years later, Ledger was found dead Tuesday by his housekeeper and masseuse - lying naked and face-down at the foot of his bed, with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said. He was 28.

Shocked fans set up a makeshift memorial of flowers and note...
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Halle Berry Is Petrified Of Giving Birth

January 16th, 2008 3:30pm EST
Halle Berry
Mother-to-be Halle Berry is terrified at the prospect of giving birth - insisting childbirth is more nerve-wracking than awaiting the winners' announcements at the Academy Awards.

The first-time parent, who suffers from diabetes, has been warned by doctors she will have to be carefully monitored when she goes into labor in the coming months, because her condition can cause birthing complications.

She tells British magazine Reveal, "I'm worried about giving birth. I've been pretty cool about my pregnancy up until lately, but suddenly I'm realizing that there's a baby that's got t...
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'Kite Runner' A Touching Tale Of Friendship, Despite Convenient Twists

December 12th, 2007 12:26pm EST
The Kite Runner
Director Marc Forster's exceedingly respectful adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best seller ''The Kite Runner'' has both a subtle, captivating naturalism and some convenient plot turns that are difficult to overcome.

Screenwriter David Benioff (''The 25th Hour'') remained largely faithful to Hosseini's story about the friendship between two boys in Afghanistan just before the 1979 Soviet invasion, and the way one's betrayal of the other haunts him for decades to come.

When Forster focuses on the kids, wealthy Amir (Zekiria Ebrahimi) and the family servant's feisty son...
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Lenny Kravitz To Make Movie Debut

October 31st, 2007 8:45am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is to make his feature film debut - as a nurse. The singer will star alongside comedienne Mo'Nique and actress Paula Patton in "Push," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sapphire - real name Ramona Lofton.

Kravitz will play a nurse who shows kindness to an overweight, illiterate African-American teenager, portrayed by newcomer Gabourey Sibide, in New York's Harlem district.

"Push" will be Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniel's directorial debut.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Bravo Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Halle Berry On 'Inside The Actors Studio'

October 27th, 2007 8:45am EDT
Halle Berry
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry joins Bravo's 13-time Emmy-nominated series "Inside the Actor's Studio" on Monday, October 29, at 8 PM ET/PT.

Host James Lipton discusses the successful career of the actress named 11 times as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and who in 2007 was named "The All Time Most Beautiful Woman."

Berry takes viewers through her diverse portfolio of characters from her role in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" to her Academy Award-winning performance in "Monsters Ball."

Berry gets intimate, revealing what it was like to tape the ...
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Halle Berry Next Film Delayed

September 5th, 2007 11:28am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry's pregnancy has reportedly put her new film Tulia on hold. The producers of the movie, which also features Berry's Monster's Ball co-star Billy Bob Thornton, were hoping to start shooting the real-life legal drama in October. They've now put back plans to the new year, according to a TMZ.com report.

Berry, 41, recently confirmed rumors that she is three months pregnant with model boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey's child.

Last month, Berry's representatives denied reports the actress was two months pregnant.

The reported film delay will provide Tulia director John Singleto...
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Is Halle Berry Pregnant At Last?

August 15th, 2007 11:09am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry's dream has reportedly come true: the actress recently learned she's two months pregnant, sources tell The National Enquirer. But Halle's baby joy has been tempered by her fears that her diabetes could turn the happiest event of her life into a difficult pregnancy.

Halle is so happy right now, said an insider. She's wanted a baby for so long. But at the same time she's scared because she is very aware of the complications that having diabetes can cause during pregnancy. She's doing everything possible to make sure her baby is born healthy.

According to medical exper...
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