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Halle Berry’s older sister is Heidi Berry-Henderson.

Halle and Heidi were raised by their mother, actress Judith Hawkins, after their father Jerome Berry abandoned the family.

Halle Berry and her mother Judith Hawkins

Halle Berry and her mother Judith Hawkins (photo Getty Images)

After Jerome Berry left the family, Judith Hawkins moved the family to a predominantly white suburb of Cleveland called Bedford. Halle Berry’s time in a nearly all-white school was marred by racial discrimination. The actress has said that this time drove her to work harder.

In interviews over the years, Halle Berry has alleged her father was a violent alcoholic who beat her mother in front of her and her sister Heidi.
Halle Berry excelled in beauty pageants and easily found work in modeling after leaving college early to pursue her dreams.

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First Daughter Malia Obama could be setting her sights on Hollywood now that school is out.

Malia Obama, who turns 16 on July 4, was recently spotted working as a production assistant in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series Extant.

Malia Obama was spotted working as a production assistant in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series Extant

Malia Obama was spotted working as a production assistant in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series Extant

She was joined by her mother, Michelle Obama, who watched the teen assist on some reshoots of the pilot.

In the series, Halle Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life.  Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Malia Obama attends the exclusive Sidwell Friends private school in Washington, DC., but classes let out earlier this month.

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez welcomed a baby boy into the world on Saturday, October 5, a rep for the actress confirms to Us Weekly.

Halle Berry, 47, first announced her pregnancy on April 5, telling CNN that it was “the biggest surprise of [her] life.”

Halle Berry, 47, first announced her pregnancy on April 5

Halle Berry, 47, first announced her pregnancy on April 5

“Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me,” Halle Berry confessed at the time.

“So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”

Halle Berry largely kept mum about her pregnancy in the following months, but did admit to Entertainment Tonight in May that she considered the pregnancy a “miracle.”

“I feel really happy. It’s one of the best things that happened in my life, for sure,” the actress told reporters at the 20th annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women event at the time.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, 47, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Vallery, France this past summer, on July 13.

This is the first child for Olivier Martinez and second for Halle Berry, who gave birth to daughter Nahla in 2008, with then-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

Anti-paparazzi bill which limits their ability to photograph stars’ children has become law in the state of California.

Bill 606, championed by actress Halle Berry, who testified before the state assembly, sets out to protect the children of those in the public eye.

It lays out penalties for taking photos and video of a child without parental consent and in a harassing manner.

It would be “the beginning of the end,” Halle Berry said, for “aggressive paparazzi”.

Earlier this week, it was signed into California law by state governor Jerry Brown.

“I started this fight with a great deal of hope and a bit of uncertainty so I cannot express my immense gratitude that Gov. Brown has recognized, and acted to remedy, the plight of children who are tormented because of the identity or prominence of their parents,” said Halle Berry.

Bill 606, championed by actress Halle Berry, who testified before the state assembly, sets out to protect the children of those in the public eye

Bill 606, championed by actress Halle Berry, who testified before the state assembly, sets out to protect the children of those in the public eye

Halle Berry was seen shouting at photographers taking pictures of her family after arriving at Los Angeles International airport in April, with her partner Olivier Martinez and her daughter.

She also thanked actress Jennifer Garner and British singer Adele for joining her in her fight.

“I am forever in awe of the support I got within my community from the enormously talented musician Adele to fellow actor Jennifer Garner, who travelled with me to Sacramento to share her children’s stories, experience and her desire to give them a better life.”

The law comes into effect in January. Those breaking it could receive between 10 days and one year in jail, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

The bill also allows for parents to bring a civil action against violators to seek damages and legal fees.

“Kids shouldn’t be tabloid fodder,” said Senator Kevin de Leon, who put forward the bill, adding that the new law “will give children, no matter who their parents are, protection from harassers who go to extremes to turn a buck”.


The Motion Picture Association of America was among several groups that opposed the legislation, saying it infringes upon free speech protections.

Kevin de Leon’s office claimed the bill does not infringe on First Amendment rights because it targets the photographer’s conduct, not the act of taking a photograph.

Other organizations in opposition include the National Press Photographers Association and the California Broadcasters Association.

“It is for all of us that I rejoice today and hope that this fight will continue and that the proper enforcement of this law will truly make a positive impact on the daily lives of all children,” said Halle Berry.

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have reportedly married in France, following the announcement of their engagement last April.

Halle Berry, 46, and Olivier Martinez, 47, tied the knot at the Chateau des Conde in Olivier’s native France on Saturday, UsWeekly reports.

A source confirmed to the publication that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are now officially husband and wife.

Halle Berry is reported to have arrived in a vintage car to the sprawling Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, where white tents had been erected to ensure the couple’s privacy.

The actress, who has been married twice before, reportedly wore a simple cream dress as she arrived in a white limousine.

A source said that a civic ceremony took place at 4.15 and then a religious one in a chapel in the grounds of the chateau at 5.30.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez tied the knot at the Chateau des Conde in Olivier's native France on Saturday

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez tied the knot at the Chateau des Conde in Olivier’s native France on Saturday

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez boarded a flight for Paris on Tuesday with Halle’s five-year-old daughter, Nahla, joining them.

Now it appears to be the case that the family were headed to the Renaissance chateau in the Burgundy countryside, around an hour’s drive south of Paris.

Despite Halle Berry previously telling InStyle magazine of her wedding: “I do know it will be very small,” it seems that may have been a white lie, judging by the fanfare surrounding the French estate where the wedding was held.

People Magazine has reported that among the 60 guests – thought to be close friends – were the groom’s mother Rosemarie and brother Vincent.

Dinner is said to have been served for the guests at an arbor and there was also a fireworks display.

This is the first marriage for French actor Olivier Martinez, who previously dated Kylie Minogue.

It seems to be a change of heart for Halle Berry, who once declared six years ago: “I will never, never get married again.”

However, Halle Berry laughed as her comments came back to haunt her just last week, when she was quizzed by impending nuptials, saying: “I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!”

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez began dating after meeting on the set of Dark Tides in August 2010, and they announced their engagement less than two years later – in March 2012.

The actress is currently pregnant with her first child with Olivier Martinez – a baby boy who is due sometime around October.

The couple announced their happy news in April this year, before the proud dad-to-be accidentally let slip that they are having a son.

“My son will be an American, but I remain French,” he told People magazine on June 12.

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Halle Berry displayed her prominent baby bump in a stunning one-shouldered gown as she hit the red carpet to promote her new movie The Call at the Hoyts Premium theaters in Buenos Aires on Monday.

Wearing a purple gown Halle Berry highlighted her expanding middle and seemingly fuller cleavage.

Halle Berry displayed her prominent baby bump as she hit the red carpet in Buenos Aires

Halle Berry displayed her prominent baby bump as she hit the red carpet in Buenos Aires

As she floated down the red carpet, her burgeoning belly was in full view in the gown, which was fitted at the bust and flowed out into a long train.

Halle Berry, who recently confirmed she is expecting a second baby, drew even more attention to her pregnancy figure by cradling her tummy as she posed for pictures.

The actress already appears to be benefitting from that pregnancy glow – her skin looking flawless with minimal make-up.

A pair of stunning diamond drop earrings completed her elegant look.

Halle Berry arrived in Argentina earlier in the day and was greeted by several men in suits as she headed inside her hotel.

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In a recent interview with CNN, Halle Berry admitted that she didn’t expect to fall pregnant at her age.

Halle Berry, 46, who already has 5-year-old daughter Nahla with her former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, said: “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.”

Halle Berry admitted that she didn't expect to fall pregnant at her age

Halle Berry admitted that she didn’t expect to fall pregnant at her age

When asked to confirm if she was expecting a boy, the actress said: “I don’t know, I don’t know. But [the baby is] healthy!”

Halle Berry announced a philanthropic campaign Monday called Watch Hunger Stop that includes raising money through the sale of a version of Michael Kors’ best-selling Runway watch. For each $295 watch sold, 100 meals will be provided to children through the U.N. World Food Programme.

Halle Berry and Michael Kors are planning to visit places together where the meals will be sent. They could land in Africa, in Syria, perhaps Central America.

The actress, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Olivier Martinez, said in an exclusive joint interview Saturday with Michael Kors: “I hope we go while I’m pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care.”

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Halle Berry confirmed news that she is pregnant with her second child on Friday and she already shows a growing baby bump while shopping with friends in New York City on Saturday.

Halle Berry, 46, used her friends as shields from the crowd, standing between the male-female pair as they made their way along the busy sidewalks.

Despite the cold temperatures, the Oscar-winning actress left her long grey coat unbuttoned around her waist, exposing her growing midsection.

Underneath Halle Berry wore loose fitting trousers and a clingy cotton top that did nothing to quell the excitement after confirming on Friday that she is expecting her first child with her fiancé Olivier Martinez.

Pregnant Halle Berry already reveals growing baby bump one day after confirming she's expecting

Pregnant Halle Berry already reveals growing baby bump one day after confirming she’s expecting

This is the first child for French actor Olivier Martinez, 47.

Meanwhile, Halle Berry is set to reprise her role as Storm in the next installment of the X-Men series.

As the mutant Ororo Munroe in her last two X-Men films, Halle Berry famously wore a skin-tight leather suit that showcased her slim physique.

No word yet if the film, which is currently in pre-production and set to be released in 2014, will work around her pregnancy.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez announced their engagement in 2012 and had planned to move to Paris with her 5-year-old daughter Nahla, but the move only served as fuel for a public battle with her French Canadian ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

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Halle Berry’s spokesperson has confirmed on Friday the actress is pregnant with her second child.

Halle Berry, 46, and her French fiancé Olivier Martinez, 47, are having their first child together and… it’s a baby boy.

Halle Berry and her French fiancé Olivier Martinez are having their first child together

Halle Berry and her French fiancé Olivier Martinez are having their first child together

The Oscar-winning actress and Olivier Martinez already share partial custody of Halle’s 5-year-old Nahla, whom she had with former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

Halle Berry is three months pregnant and already knows the sex of the child, according to TMZ, who were first to break the baby news.

Soon-to-be-big sister Nahla will be sharing her mother’s love with a baby brother, according to sources.

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Halle Berry is reportedly pregnant with her second child, a baby boy, at the age of 46.

Halle Berry and her fiancé Olivier Martinez are having their first child together, according to TMZ.

They already share partial custody of Halle Berry’s 5-year-old Nahla, whom she had with former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

Halle Berry is reportedly three months pregnant, and being done with her first trimester, already knows the sex of the child.

Soon-to-be-big sister Nahla will be sharing her mother’s love with a baby brother, according to sources.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, 47, have yet to confirm the rumors.

Halle Berry when she was pregnant with Nahla in 2008

Halle Berry when she was pregnant with Nahla in 2008

The actress did nothing to prevent speculation though when she was on holiday in Hawaii last week, resorting to cover-ups whenever she stepped out on the sand with her family.

Last fall Halle Berry opened up to Wendy Williams about adding to her family, saying that Nahla had expressed wishes of being a big sister.

“My daughter is asking me,” she said.

“Every night we pray to God, and she’s so sweet. She says, <<God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister>>. And I say, <<I can do one of those things, I know for sure! The other one we have to keep praying on>>. What do you say to her when she wants that and can’t understand why God’s taking so long, you know?”

The admission was ominous for Halle Berry, who also said that she has learned a lot since giving birth to her daughter five years ago.

“I’m a much better mother at 46, or 41 when I had her, than if I were 21 or 25. I was just a little baby, just trying to figure it out, trying to figure out who I was, let alone have the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow,” Halle Berry admitted.

“I’m so glad I waited.”

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Images of Gabriel Aubry’s injuries following his brawl with Halle Berry’s new boyfriend, Olivier Martinez, have been released.

Gabriel Aubry, 36, can be seen displaying an extremely painful-looking and swollen black eye, along with cuts under his left eye and on his forehead and the bridge of his nose.

The model, who also has bloodied fingernails as a result of the fight, and has claimed Olivier Martinez threatened to kill him.

It doesn’t look like anything is set to simmer down between the pair, as Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend has now obtained a restraining order against her fiancé following the Thanksgiving incident.

Gabriel Aubry was hospitalized with broken ribs and a bruised and swollen face following the fight, before he was charged with battery.

The model obtained the emergency protective order at a Los Angeles county court on Monday, according to TMZ. Documents reveal the order is valid until December 17.

Gabriel Aubry claimed in his declaration that the day before Thanksgiving, the family went to watch Nahla’s school play, and Olivier Martinez whispered in his ear in French: “I wish I could beat the s*** out of you right now.

“You’re lucky we’re in a school right now. We’re going to take Nahla right now and you’re not going to follow us.”

The next day Gabriel Aubry allegedly dropped Nahla off at Halle Berry’s and her door was opened by Olivier Martinez – even though a nanny usually acts as a go-between.

Gabriel Aubry claims Olivier Martinez said: “We need to talk,” and as he walked to his car, Martinez allegedly knocked him to the ground, took his head in his hand and slammed it on the concrete driveway, while accusing Aubry of “costing us $3 million” due to the custody battle.

The model goes on to claim that Olivier Martinez allegedly said: “We called the cops. You’re going to tell them that you’re the one who attacked me, or I’m going to kill you.”

He is hoping to prove his innocence with the help of CCTV footage, and said: “I told the officers that [Olivier Martinez] was the one who attacked me, and repeatedly told them to get the security tapes from Ms. Berry’s security cameras before she and Mr. Martinez deleted them.”

Gabriel Aubry has already been slapped with a restraining order of his own, meaning he has to stay 100 yards away from Olivier Martinez, Halle Berry, and his daughter with Berry, Nahla.

Gabriel Aubry displays painful-looking and swollen black eye, along with cuts under his left eye and on his forehead and the bridge of his nose following brawl with Olivier Martinez

Gabriel Aubry displays painful-looking and swollen black eye, along with cuts under his left eye and on his forehead and the bridge of his nose following brawl with Olivier Martinez

Meanwhile Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez were seen arriving home together after visiting their lawyers, and were also paid a visit by detectives. Earlier on Olivier Martinez had visited a hospital, displaying grazes on his knuckles.

It has been reported that Halle Berry’s lawyers will go to court this week in an attempt to have it extended.

In addition, it has been claimed that Gabriel Aubry could be deported back to his native Canada as a result of the fight.

A source told Radar Online: “Not only is Gabe dealing with the possibility of losing shared custody of his daughter, Nahla, and possible criminal charges, but the real possibility of being deported back to Canada because of the arrest.

“Gabe is in the United States on a work visa and anytime someone is arrested on child abuse, domestic violence, assault or battery charges the Immigration and Naturalization Services is contacted by law enforcement.”

The source explained: “During the time Gabe was being held at the police station he was asked if he was a United States citizen, and he said no. This is what triggered INS being contacted. It’s not a given that Gabe will be automatically deported, but it’s a very real possibility. He doesn’t need to be convicted in order to be deported, the arrest is enough to terminate his visa.”

The altercation came after a judge ruled that the star is not allowed to move 4-year-old Nahla to France, where she was hoping to uproot to in order to live with French actor Olivier Martinez.

And now Radar Online claims that the Los Angeles County Department of Child Protection services will be formally re-opening an abuse investigation involving Nahla.

A source told the website: “Detectives from the LAPD formally contacted CPS after Gabe’s arrest, because Nahla was present when the fight occurred.

“Nahla wasn’t actually involved in the melee, and by all accounts, Halle whisked her out of the driveway as soon as the fight between Olivier and Gabe started. However, DCFS was contacted because there has been a history of allegations of physical abuse.

“Social workers will be interviewing Halle, Gabriel and Olivier about what happened on Thanksgiving. DCFS must ensure that Nahla’s environment is safe.”

The day before the drama appeared to be getting to Halle Berry as she looked downcast as she emerged from her Los Angeles home.

Halle Berry has been attempting to keep her daughter distracted following the incident and took her to a children’s show on Friday.

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Halle Berry received a police escort on Friday as she took daughter Nahla to the theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

Halle Berry, 46, and her 4-year-old were driven to the Nokia Theatre in a black SUV, surrounded by four police on motorcycles following Thursday’s incident between Halle’s boyfriend Olivier Martinez and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

She looked calm as she escorted Nahla into the theatre and then carried her out accompanied by a bodyguard.

Looking low key in jeans, a black top and sandals, Halle Berry held Nahla’s hand as they made their way inside to watch a concert by children’s entertainers Yo Gabba Gabba.

Nahla looked pretty in a pink polka dot dress and purple flip flops and listened to music on bright pink headphones, while her mother held her cuddly toy.

There was no sign of Halle Berry’s French beau Olivier Martinez who had earlier been seen in a liquor store brandishing a swollen hand from Thursday’s altercation.

Olivier Martinez, 46, opted for a half-hearted disguise by wearing a cap, but was nevertheless prepared to face the photographers on his “victory walk” – after apparently coming off better than Gabriel Aubry in yesterday’s fight.

Still, Olivier Martinez’s hand appeared to have swelled some more overnight – and looked bloated and painful as he stopped by Gil Turner’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles on Friday.

Gabriel Aubry, 37, meanwhile, was pictured being whisked out of LAPD’s Downtown jail in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

He had a contingency plan in place for the photographers, though, cowering from the flashbulbs under a blanket in the back seat of an SUV as he was driven away.

Bail Bondsman David Perez of David Perez Bail Bonds paid Gabriel Aubry’s $20,000 bail – before picking him up at around 6 p.m.

Halle Berry received a police escort on Friday as she took daughter Nahla to the theatre in Downtown Los Angeles

Halle Berry received a police escort on Friday as she took daughter Nahla to the theatre in Downtown Los Angeles

Gabriel Aubry – father of Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla – was charged with battery and taken into custody upon his discharge from hospital at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday – where he was treated for a broken rib and bruises to the face.

His booking sheets lists him as 6ft2 and weighing 180lbs.

The pictures emerged as fresh details of the horrific fight between Gabriel Aubry and Olivier Martinez, which was reportedly captured on security cameras, continued to unravel.

Nahla was apparently saved from witnessing the full brutality of the fight – after Halle rushed her inside the house as the two men started to face off, TMZ reports.

However, it is unclear if she did witness some of the fight.

It was initially reported the brawl happened inside Halle Berry’s house – but it is now claimed the altercation played out in the large driveway, according to the website.

After Olivier Martinez said to Gabriel Aubry: “We have to move on,” the Canadian model is said to have retaliated and pushed the French actor and tried to punch him before a full blown fight broke out.

Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry – who split in 2010 – have been at odds ever since she tried to convince a judge to allow her to move to France with Nahla, a move which was recently blocked by the courts.

On Thursday a judge issued an emergency protective order in the wake of the melee – meaning Gabriel Aubry must stay 100 yards away from Halle, Olivier and Nahla.

Onlookers told TMZ the fight was “brutal”, with the website describing a blow-by-blow account of the melee.

A source said: “Olivier blocked [Gabriel Aubry’s punch] and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead.

“Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, a struggle ensued, ending when Olivier pinned Gabriel to the ground.”

Olivier Martinez performed a citizen’s arrest on his love rival, before police were called to the scene and arrested Gabriel Aubry for battery.

Meanwhile, Olivier Martinez also required hospital treatment – and arrived at the Cedars Sinai Hospital around an hour after Gabriel Aubry.

The model-turned-actor was later pictured leaving the hospital, with Halle Berry and Nahla in tow, and took the wheel of the car despite sporting a swollen hand, which he may have fractured during the fight.

Meanwhile, Halle Berry was joined by a slew of other celebrity parents and their children at Friday’s show.

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Olivier Martinez was injured during a “brutal fight” with his fiancée Halle Berry’s ex lover Gabriel Aubry, which left both men hospitalized and saw Aubry charged with battery.

The shocking brawl came as Gabriel Aubry dropped off his daughter Nahla at Halle Berry’s house on Thanksgiving morning.

Olivier Martinez reportedly tried to speak to Gabriel Aubry about the ongoing custody dispute between him and Halle Berry.

After Olivier Martinez said to Gabriel Aubry: “We have to move on,” the Canadian model is said to have pushed the French actor and tried to punch him before a full blown fight broke out.

Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry – who split in 2010 – have been at odds ever since she tried to convince a judge to allow her to move to France with Nahla, a move which was recently blocked by the courts.

Sources told TMZ the fight was “brutal” with the website describing a blow-by-blow account of the melee.

“Olivier blocked [Gabriel’s punch] and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead… Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, a struggle ensued, ending when Olivier pinned Gabriel to the ground.”

Olivier Martinez was injured during a brutal fight with his fiancée Halle Berry's ex lover Gabriel Aubry

Olivier Martinez was injured during a brutal fight with his fiancée Halle Berry’s ex lover Gabriel Aubry

Police were called to the home and arrested Gabriel Aubry for battery. He was charged on his release from hospital and released after meeting the $20,000 bail.

Andrew Smith, Commanding Officer, LAPD Media Relations and Community Affairs Group told People: “He [Aubry] was booked for a private persons arrest for battery.”

A judge then issued an emergency protective order – meaning Gabriel Aubry has to stay 100 yards away from Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez and Nahla.

Gabriel Aubry was taken to hospital for his injuries after suffering a broken rib, bruises to the face and a possible more serious head injury.

Olivier Martinez has a possible broken hand and neck injuries. He arrived at the same Los Angeles hospital for treatment as Gabriel Aubry around an hour after him.

It is unclear whether 4-year-old Nahla witnessed the fight between her father and stepfather.

However, sources told TMZ that Halle Berry rushed her daughter inside to prevent her seeing the fight.

The youngster was later seen being carried in her mother’s arms as the anxious looking actress arrived home with Olivier Martinez following his discharge from hospital.

After a brief stop at home, the pair headed to a friend’s house nearby.

Gabriel Aubry, a French-Canadian model who lives and works in Los Angeles, had petitioned the court to stop Halle Berry’s plans to move to France.

He argued it would give him limited access to his daughter, while Halle Berry countered the privacy laws are stronger in France and would keep Nahla safe from the paparazzi.

Halle Berry, 46 – who split with Gabriel in 2010 – and Olivier Martinez, had put their wedding plans on hold while the actress focused on her custody battle.

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Halle Berry is seen having close encounters with great white sharks in behind the scenes footage of her movie Dark Tide.

Halle Berry, 46, is pictured reaching out to the ocean predators while leaning over on the edge of a boat and she even got to touch one in the wild.

“Apparently, I’m one of the very few people who have done that,” she has said.

“How did I manage it? Very carefully.”

Halle Berry is seen having close encounters with great white sharks in behind the scenes footage of her movie Dark Tide

Halle Berry is seen having close encounters with great white sharks in behind the scenes footage of her movie Dark Tide

Halle Berry, who filmed the thriller in Seal Island, False Bay in South Africa, stars as diving instructor Sara, who faces the difficult decision of getting back into the water following a near-fatal great white shark attack.

She also swam with sharks for the part, but insists she never put herself in harm’s way.

“I got into the same water as the sharks. Was I scared? Yes. But I never put myself in harm’s way because I’m a mother and there are certain things I just would not do any more.

“I spent some time with a man known as the shark whisperer; my character is modeled on him.

“He has studied sharks for a couple of decades and swims with them – with nothing to protect him but a stick – so studying with him for a couple of weeks taught me how to interact with one.”

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A host of celebrities have paid tribute to Whitney Houston as part of a special Grammy television show in Los Angeles.

Britney Spears, Halle Berry and LL Cool J were among the presenters at the Nokia Theatre honoring Whitney Houston who died in February aged 48.

There were also musical performances from Jennifer Hudson and Usher who sang some of Whitney Houston’s hits.

We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston will be broadcast in the US on 13 November.

A number of stars shared their memories of the singer at the event.

“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,” Halle Berry said on stage.

“I was one of those little girls who then became a woman who never ever, ever, stopped loving Whitney Houston.”

While Britney Spears said her version of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing scored her a deal with a record label and started her career.

The event was attended by Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and record label executive Clive Davis, who discovered the singer.

Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub the night before this year’s Grammy awards.

Authorities said the cause of death was accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease.

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Actress Halle Berry was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles last night following an accident on the set of her latest movie, it has been claimed.

It is believed that Halle Berry hit her head on some concrete after taking a nasty fall while shooting The Hive in the city.

The mother-of-one, who had appeared in good spirits while filming earlier in the day, was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA shortly after the incident occurred at around 10:00 p.m. last night.

A spokesperson for the actress said she has since been released from hospital, adding in a statement: “Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury while shooting a fight sequence on the set of her film, The Hive.

“She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released. She’ll continue production as planned.”

Halle Berry hit her head on some concrete after taking a nasty fall while shooting The Hive

Halle Berry hit her head on some concrete after taking a nasty fall while shooting The Hive

Following the accident, the set was shut down soon afterwards.

Earlier in the day, Halle Berry, 45, looked happy and cheery as she waved to fans while the crew set up shots on location in southern central Los Angeles.

The thriller, which is set against the backdrop of a 911 call centre, also stars Abigail Breslin, who first shot to fame in Little Miss Sunshine.

Halle Berry plays a 911 emergency operator who takes a call from a teenage girl, who has been abducted and carried away in the boot of a car.

The kidnapping plays out in real time as the pair work together to track down the killer.

It’s not the first time Halle Berry has been injured while filming.

In 2011, Halle Berry broke her foot while filming the movie adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel Cloud Atlas in Spain.

It was reported at the time that Halle Berry’s injury occurred in between filming as she spent time with her daughter Nahla at the property she was renting in Palma de Mallorca.

Meanwhile, the actress is currently embroiled in an intense custody battle for Nahla with former boyfriend, Calvin Klein model Gabriel Aubry.

She has hired the best legal guns in LA and taken Gabriel to court dozens of times in a bid to gain full custody of Nahla.

The actress has said she wants to move with her daughter to France to live with actor fiancé, Olivier Martinez.

The case is due to go to trial in a later this month and the parents are expected to take the stand against one another.

 

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Halle Berry was the first star to fall victim of the awful green goo at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles and funny man and host Will Smith set up the practical joke.

Halle Berry, 45, sat down in the audience at the start of the show after apparently arriving late to the ceremony due to the notorious traffic in the area.

She ended up being the butt of the joke as she was covered in gunge by a young attendee sitting behind her.

Halle Berry wasn’t the only striking star to be punished by the television network’s annual gag.

Supermodel Heidi Klum found herself being spurted by the slippery liquid as she presented at the 25th annual event with Chris Colfer.

After tricking Chris Colfer into taking to the microphone where the offending orange blip was situated, the gunk which he got covered in, hit her accidentally and ruined her beige frock.

In a section of the show where Taylor Lautner competed against host Will Smith in a push-up contest, the comedian arranged that the Twilight Saga hunk be sprayed the hardest and he could barely contain himself to stand up and run away as a result.

The awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids’ top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed through a flying blimp, silver robot and sword swallower.

Will Smith made a stunning aerial entrance by parachuting down from the official KCA blimp, a 246-foot orange airship situated above the arena.

He then kicked off the silver anniversary celebration with a performance of Can U Handle This.

Halle Berry was the first star to fall victim of the awful green goo at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles

Halle Berry was the first star to fall victim of the awful green goo at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles

Throughout the ceremony, Will Smith’s mission was to find the culprit known as Creepy Voice, who wanted to ruin the show.

Although it turned out to be The Voice mentor Cee Lo, the presenter got so worked up about the game that he jokingly kicked his children Willow and Jaden out of the venue, much to their older brother Trey and mother Jada’s disappointment.

However he hadn’t really turfed his famous offspring from the show, instead they were preparing backstage to present their friend Justin Bieber with a gong.

Will Smith trapped Justin Bieber into the biggest slime fest of the event and the stage ended up covered by the luminous stuff as did the pair.

While much of the audience were in the firing line too, Victoria Beckham sat in the third row with son Cruz on her knee and Brooklyn and Romeo next to X Factor USA judge L.A Reid.

Victoria Beckham was wearing a super short black dress which she kept trying to adjust for the family show.

Highlights of the show included a spectacular performance by Katy Perry who sang her new single Part of Me while prancing around with numerous dancers.

After collecting her gong for Favourite Voice in an Animated Movie, Katy Perry told the audience: “The only reason why I’m still here today – and remember this – is because I’ve never grown up!”

Additionally Taylor Swift was recognized for her charitable personality and the First Lady of The United States, Michelle Obama, praised her for helping causes such as more books in schools and libraries and trying to tackle the bullying issue in her songs.

The 22-year-old was blown away by the unexpected Big Help award and told Michelle Obama: “Thank you so much I have always wanted to meet you. I am freaking out.”

2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Winners List

Favourite TV Show: Victorious

Favourite Reality Show: Wipeout

Favorite TV Actor: Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm)

Favourite TV Actress: Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Funniest TV Sidekick: Jennette McCurdy (iCarly)

Favourite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite Male Athlete: Tim Tebow

Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick

Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Favorite Movie Actor: Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill)

Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)

Favorite Animated Movie: Puss in Boots

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Katy Perry (The Smurfs)

Favorite Music Group: Big Time Rush

Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer: Selena Gomez

Favorite Song: “Party Rock Anthem” (by LMFAO)

Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Videogame: Just Dance 3

Favorite Buttkicker: Taylor Lautner

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A source has confirmed to Us Weekly magazine that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are engaged.

Olivier Martinez, 46, reportedly proposed with an emerald-and-diamond ring from Gurhan which Halle Berry, 45, has been seen sporting recently.

Halle Berry was first pictured with a ring on her wedding finger as early as December 29, leading to speculation that Olivier Martinez planned a Christmas proposal.

The actress has been careful to keep the ring turned around to just look like a plain band in recent weeks, but gave photographers a glimpse of the stunning stone during an outing in LA yesterday.

A source has confirmed to Us Weekly magazine that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are engaged

A source has confirmed to Us Weekly magazine that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are engaged

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez first met while working opposite one another on the film Dark Tide; they soon emerged as a hot new couple in the autumn of 2010.

A source told Us Weekly: “[Halle] had given up on being married, but she trusts Olivier. He makes her feel safe. He’s a keeper.”

Olivier Martinez previously dated Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 43, for several years – and supported her through her battle with breast cancer – before they split in 2007.

For Halle Berry, who has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, this will be the third marriage.

The actress dated handsome model Gabriel Aubry, 36, for almost five years before their acrimonious split in April 2010.

Halle Berry’s love life has been fraught with hard times. An ex-boyfriend beat her so badly that she was left partially deaf, her first marriage falling apart caused her to attempt suicide and her second marriage ended because her husband was allegedly a sex addict.

Halle Berry wed former baseball player David Justice in 1993, divorcing four years later.

She has spoken publicly about contemplating suicide after the end of her first marriage.

“It was all about a relationship,” Halle Berry told Parade magazine in 2007.

“My sense of worth was so low. I had to reprogram myself to see the good in me. Because someone didn’t love me didn’t mean I was unlovable. I promised myself I would never be a coward again.”

Halle Berry then married R&B singer Eric Benét in 2001, only to separate in 2003 and finalize their divorce in 2005.

The actress has previously revealed that the couple was in counseling to combat Eric Benét’s sex addiction after just a year.

Of her second marriage, Halle Berry said: “I knew this time I had a right to set boundaries and say, <<This isn’t OK for me>>. I knew that it wasn’t my fault. If I hadn’t gone through the first breakup and made that promise to myself this would have leveled me.”

“I stink at marriage,” Halle Berry joked to Parade in the 2007 interview.