Halle Berry‘s been giving court testimony in front of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety in California in an effort to get a judge to put a law into place that prohibits paparazzi from getting all up in celebrities’ faces, particularly when they have kids with them. Apparently her daughter Nahla was pretty scared of photographers and Halle thinks kids shouldn’t have to live in fear, which I can dig.
Here’s part of her testimony (via DS):
“My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows ‘the men’ are watching for her.
“They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.”
Berry also said that Nahla was left distressed when paparazzi became involved in an altercation with herself and Martinez.
“They were trying to start a fight with my fiancé because if they get a photo of that, it’s more money,” the X-Men star recalled.
“[Nahla] asked, ‘Mommy, are they going to kill us?’ She didn’t get to sleep until 3am, because she can’t get this out of her mind and she doesn’t understand what just happened to her.”
The committee approved the measure and it’s being moved to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for further discussion. I see where Halle’s coming from here – especially considering that she’s currently pregnant – but it’s difficult to regulate that industry when celebrities are VERY well compensated for their “lifestyle”. Paparazzi are kind of part of the deal. That doesn’t give a photographer the right to do anything dangerous and invasive, by any means, but I’d let people take unflattering photos of me for the millions of dollars I have at my disposal at all times.
June 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Halle Berry is currently pregnant with her second kid – her first with fiancé Olivier Martinez – proving the biological fact that everyone but the actress knew: she’s not past child-bearing age just yet. Hurray!
In any case, Olivier recently spilled the beans on the baby’s gender at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival…
“My son will be an American, but I remain French,” Martinez told PEOPLE in Paris on Wednesday.
God, I’m jealous of that kid already. Not just because he’s rich, but also because he’ll have dual citizenship! That shit’s hard to come by and really useful.
On another note, it’s cool that Nahla is going to have a little brother. I bet she’s not all that thrilled about it, but oh well.
June 13, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Ashanti hasn’t been relevant since about 2007 or so, but if there’s one way to get yourself some press, it’s by talking about people who ARE still in the spotlight and hopefully piggyback off that for a while. There’s no specific formula to this – it doesn’t matter if you’re not expressing a new idea at all. Just make some kinda statement that’s totally obvious – like that Halle Berry is hot, say – and you’re in there!
From Life & Style:
I’d love to raid the closet of…
Jennifer Lopez — she’s got swag!
A star whose look I love is…
Halle Berry. Her style is so effortless.
I know some haters are going to come in the comments and be like, “UH, she’s on Army Wives!” to which I say, “UH, who cares?” LOL, I kid. In any case, Ashanti is a truth speaker. J.Lo has indeed got swag and Halle Berry is effortless. The end.
June 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are easily one of the most hated celebrity couples ever, right? Radaronline polled a whole mess of people and compiled a list of 14 celebrity couples that people absolutely hate and Kim and Kanye didn’t even make the list! Shocker! These lists are based on pretty much nothing, but they’re so fun; from the most hated celebrities to the ugliest male celebs, I know I like a good stupid list.
I don’t think these are actually in a particular order, in terms of most to least. The first ones on the list are Rihanna and Chris Brown. Who are the rest?Click to find out.
June 8, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
It was revealed earlier this week that 46-year-old Halle Berry is growing a baby in her belly which was put there by 47-year-old boyfriend Olivier Martinez. Uproar ensued, and Halle herself totally understands why. After all, finding out she was pregnant was a massive shock to the actress, who thought she was pretty much past child-bearing age. Surprise! That’s not how biology works, girl.
“I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth.
“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.”
Sure, getting pregnant and giving birth to a healthy baby without defects is harder when you’re over 40, but good for Halle and her man. Though clearly she’s fertile as soil in the spring, so she should probably take caution moving forward. Ain’t nobody trying to be in high school with an 70-year-old mom.
In related news, Nahla’s gonna be a big sister!
April 9, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
1. The baby is a boy.
2. Olivier Martinez is 47.
3. Halle Berry is 46.
Good for you, Halle Berry. The last big thing we heard from Halle Berry was about that whole weird fight in her driveway between her fiance and Gabriel Aubry.
We also saw her dressed as Tron at the Oscars. TMZ posted of the many photos of her in that dress and commented,
Check out this pic of Halle at the Oscars in late February. A source connected with the actress tells us Halle was feeling sick and was complaining she had gained a little weight. We’re told days later she found out she was pregnant.
Yeah, because she looks effing ENORMOUS in that dress. See for yourself:
CHECK OUT THAT FATTY!!!!!! SHE ~~BETTER~~ BE PREGNANT OTHERWISE THAT’S JUST GROSS!!!!!