Here’s a biopic we could get behind: Halle Berry is really, really interested in playing the civil rights activist Angela Davis onscreen. Halle’s been saying in interviews for years that she wants to portray the professor and writer (and a professor a UC Santa Cruz, where Amelia went to school) on film. “Her story is so fascinating. I would love to bring it to the screen,” Halle Berry told InStyle recently. “I would pick her brain to have a better understanding of her affiliation with the Black Panthers and that period from the 1960s.” Hollywood has made more than a few films about the ’60s panic over communism (Davis actually lost her job over her ties to the Communist Party), so why not the Black Panthers, too? Make it happen, Hollywood! [IndieWire]
The bitter custody battle continues for Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry.
The latest twist? Halle has enlisted help from fellow high-profile mama, Salma Hayek. According to The New York Daily News, Salma submitted a confidential court declaration on Halle’s behalf, arguing that France is a safer place for children of celebrity parents. Read more…
With big stars like Zooey Deschanel signing on for television shows, it seems like the small screen is the place to be. Today, I read about two other unexpected faces who will be appearing on the boob tube soon. First, Oscar winner Halle Berry is attached to a new TV series called “Higher Learning” that is being pitched to both Showtime and HBO and is expected to be picked up by one of them. Not too much is known about the show beyond Halle’s involvement and the fact that she would play a college professor in it. Also fascinating—Gavin Rossdale, aka the frontman of Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, has signed on for a role on USA’s “Burn Notice.” Keep reading »
Love was in the air this week in Hollywood–or so it seems! TooFab enlisted body language expert Toni Coleman to decipher what’s really up with these seemingly lovey-dovey couples.
So are Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy really head-over-heels? What about Jessica Alba and Cash Warren? Check out what Coleman says. It may surprise you!
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez: “They look a bit detached,” says Coleman. “She looks like she’s putting on a happy face, he looks like he doesn’t want to be there.” Read more… Keep reading »
“I feel like she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory. I’m not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself and that’s what she’s going to have to decide – how she identifies herself in the world. And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That’s how I identified myself. But I feel like she’s black.”
– Halle Berry on daughter Nahla’s race in Ebony magazine. For those of you who are not familiar, the one-drop theory is that people with partial amounts of African ancestry are considered black. The origins of the term are interesting. The one-drop rule was passed in many states in the 1920s, saying that people with one-eighth to one-quarter of African ancestry (depending on state law) could be considered legally white. This quote from Halle is particularly timely, as sources told TMZ that her ex and baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry — with whom she’s engaged in a bitter custody fight — “would go nuts” when she referred to Nahla as black. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »