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“Kipnap” is a heart-stopping action thriller following a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son. Check out the first trailer and images starring Halle Berry in the upcoming Relativity Studios edge-of-your-seat film releasing nationwide this December 2. We could definitely see ourselves as Halle fighting for our son!
The trailer begins pleasantly in an amusement park with Berry’s character playing Marco Polo with her son, portrayed by Sage Correa. That’s shattered as the son is snatched away with Berry chasing and unsuccessfully grabbing on to a turquoise-colored sedan as it pulls away from the parking lot.
When she alerts the police, she has visions of her son ending up on a wall with pictures of kids abducted but never found, so she takes matters into her own hands and awesomely pursues the sedan for the rest of the trailer.
“Wherever you go, I will find you,” she declares. “You took the wrong kid.”
Add hairstylist to Halle Berry’s Hollywood resume, y’all.
Last week, the award-winning actress showed off some serious hair-braiding skills on Instagram. According to the star, she did her 8-year-old daughter Nahla’s plaits. She’s no certified hair guru, but the mom of two got creative with the kid-friendly look, throwing in some rainbow-colored yarn, giving the braids some extra character.
The mom-and-daughter duo are vacationing somewhere tropical (of course), so it’s smart that Berry decided to plait her mini-me’s hair into a no-fuss style for fun in the sun. Who wants to be worried about flyaways and curls while hanging out, right?
It makes us wonder: Is Halle Berry like the rest of us when it comes to hair? Does she actually wash and set her own mane? Probably not, but it’s nice to know she can whip up a lasting style when it’s necessary.
And with skills like these when it comes to natural styles, we see why Berry was none too happy when Gabriel Aubry was allegedly out here straightening Nahla’s hair.
Besides showing off Nahla’s colorful highlights, the Oscar-winning actress has recently been spending her time curating a beautifully moody Instagram that fans love. Take a peek here.
Aside from her fruitful career as an award-winning actress, Halle Berry is also known for her fabulous, signature short hairstyles. From her voluminous cropped mushroom ‘do in Boomerang to her super sexy pixie in Die Another Day, we’ve all mimicked her style more than once throughout the years, relieving our fear of shears and embracing the “short hair, don’t care” mantra. Right?
Well, Berry surprised us all with a new, edgy cut that she’s never rocked before. In the past few years, Berry’s been rocking longer lengths and earlier in the week, via Instagram, the 49-year-old showed off a floral designed undercut done by Kristen Ess, to which the stylist explained the style as “the prettiest lotus for the prettiest human.”
The undercut is no new style with the likes of Keke Palmer, Rihanna, and Cassie putting their on twist on the ‘do, but it’s definitely one that’s great for the summertime when you want to switch things up a bit. What are your thoughts? Would you try out this style? If you have, what’s been your experience?
We’re all very familiar with the conversation surrounding Halle Berry, especially when it comes to her romantic relationships. People cannot seem to figure out why this stunning actress can’t seem to keep a man. While we often find the suggestion rather insulting, it’s a question Halle has asked herself.
According to theGrio, in a recent sit down with fellow actor Dondre Whitfield, at the annual Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) Conference, Berry shared her feelings about her third divorce and her choices in men.
After separating from husband Olivier Martinez, Halle said she was feeling terrible.
“I was feeling really down because I filed my third divorce. I thought, ‘I can’t get it right.’ I was feeling heavy-hearted, embarrassed and ashamed. I thought, ‘Surely it’s my fault. I need help. This is not where I want to be. I should be somebody’s wife. I wanted to be a wife and mother. How I became an actress, I don’t even know.’ But I was three times divorced with two baby daddies and I don’t even know how this happened.”
Well, after a bit of self reflection, she figured it out.
“I looked at the part that I played and looked at the part the men I had married played. I had chosen boys. I wanted to do grown up things, but I was not with a grown up. I was choosing from a superficial place. I became a monster. I was head banging mad, because it was not working. Here, I am a woman, trying to be married to a boy.”
Then she gave the group of young brothers, some advice,
“As women, we need our men to stand up and be men. Take care of us and serve us. When you do that, we will fall over and bow at your feet. But you have to start it, because God made you first.”
Halle is such an interesting lady. And this is certainly an interesting response. I generally don’t advocate for anyone speaking ill against their exes in a public forum, especially if you have a child with said ex. But I also think that Halle’s words aren’t too far from the truth. Her exes probably were boys. They’ve certainly displayed boyish behavior in the public eye. David Justice and Eric Benet are still, decades after being separated and divorced, talking about her in the media. And in the case of Justice, even blaming her for his professional struggles. If that’s not boyish, refusing to accept responsibility for your own shortcomings, I don’t know what is. God only knows what they were like behind closed doors.
And we could have told her that Gabriel and Olivier were behaving like less than men when they two got into that knock down, drag out brawl over the holidays. Not to mention the fact that Gabriel was asking for quite a bit in child support, possibly hoping to live off of it himself. Just a mess.
There’s certainly truth to Halle’s statement. And while these men certainly weren’t perfect, I also wonder if she got to the bottom of the reasons why she continues to choose them?
What do you think about Halle’s comments, fair, foul or a little bit of both?
Pregnancy was one of the happiest moments in the lives of these celebrities. And with that beautiful pregnancy glow came a few extra pounds, but of course. Some of these celebrity women gained as much as 100 pounds while carrying their children, sometimes to the shock and cruel remarks of the public. But even though they were still smack dab in the middle of the limelight, they refused to let Hollywood and public pressure get them down. Because when nature is taking its course, mother’s know the last thing they need to be concerned with is what people think of how they look.
So, to be open and honest, and to also show how quickly they snapped back, these celebrity women opened up about just how many pounds they put on during pregnancy, and they made themselves just that much more relatable to fans. Learn more about their journey to motherhood.
These Hollywood stars that were raised successfully by single moms include award-winning actresses, business tycoons, rappers and more.
Real-life single mom Brandy Norwood makes a return to TV as she stars in BET’s new comedy “Zoe Ever After” as newly single mom named Zoe Moon who is stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line. “Zoe Ever After” premieres tonight at 10P /9C on BET Networks.
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Halle Berry Still Struggles With Domestic Abuse: I’m Tired Of Watching Women In Our Community Suffer
While it’s been several years since Halle Berry found herself in a physically violent relationship, the pain of the experience still lives on for the actress.
Speaking at the “Imagine” VIP cocktail party benefit for the Jenesse Center, a national domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, Berry confessed “It seems like I’ve overcome it, but I really haven’t. In the quiet of my mind, I still struggle. So while I’m helping these women, I’m helping myself through it, too. And that’s largely why I’m here.”
Recounting the helplessness she felt seeing her mother “battered and beaten many years” of her life, Berry explained many domestic abuse victims feel the same way, particularly due to the lack of sympathy towards this issue.
“For some reason, I’ve found after 15 years of working with the Jenesse Center that when it comes to domestic violence people just say, ‘I don’t get it. Why don’t they just leave? This is ridiculous!’ I call [these women] addicts. They’re love addicts … they’re addicted to the pain. And they’re largely addicted to the pain because they’ve been taught nothing else. They haven’t been taught that they have self-worth or value. They often weren’t loved the way they should’ve been as children from their mothers or their fathers. People didn’t say the things they should have said.
“They go into the world feeling knee-high to a bullfrog … and they’re not equipped to deal with that that is coming at them at rapid speed. They quickly become victims of predators who just prey on their insecurity and lack of knowing who they are and I am just tired of watching the women in our community suffer. I’m tired of watching them overlooked and made wrong and to be villainized for just trying to survive.”
Berry, of course, can speak to that villainization quite well. Just this week two of her exes accused her of turning them into the “worst guys in history” for leaving their marriages for one reason or another. And in the arsenal of “crazy” accusations hurled at the actress for her doomed relationships, no one seems to take into account that fleeing a violent situation is actually something to be applauded, not criticized. Already, in other reports on her speech, commenters are accusing her of being disingenuous and speaking out on domestic violence victimization as a PR move. In spite of the gossip and pending divorce, Berry recently told Extra “I’m doing okay. I really am.”
On this week’s episode of Did Y’all See? we’re talking bitter exes and butt implants. Watch and weigh in with the editors as they discuss David Justice and Eric Benet coming for Halle Berry, K. Michelle’s decision to remove her butt injections, and Yusaf Mack coming out of the closet.
Break-ups suck, especially when they’re fresh. I imagine that they’re even more difficult when you’re in the public eye with cameras in your face. But Halle Berry is handling the conclusion of her marriage to Olivier Martinez like a pro.
Extra recently caught up with the stunning beauty at an event benefiting the Jenesse Center, Inc., and she appears to be at peace with all that is going on.
“I’m doing okay, I really am. I, I keep pushing, and I’m really happy to be here because whenever you’re going through anything in life when you step outside yourself and focus on others, that’s always the best remedy for any situation that you’d rather not be dealing with,” said Berry.
In addition to placing her focus on helping battered women, the 49-year-old actress has her hands full with her adorable children, 7-year-old Nahla Aubrey and 2-year-old Maceo Martinez, who is sick with the chicken pox.
“Maceo didn’t go trick-or-treating ’cause he has the chicken pox, Nahla was a zombie cheerleader, and we had a great time,” said Halle.
Mom also joined in on the Halloween fun by dressing up.
“I was a pirate and she (Nahla), she’s like, ‘You’re a sexy pirate, Mommy,’ I’m like, ‘What do you know about a sexy pirate?'”
It’s great to see that Halle is in good spirits.
Halle Berry is crazy because she has been doing to men what they have been doing to us – and getting away with – since the beginning of time: loving them and leaving them.
It’s the leaving them part that really makes me love her more.
After all, she could be talking about “For better or worse” while steadily digging a deeper ditch into a bad relationship out of fear of being labeled as someone who can’t “keep” a man, or worse, Pretty Crazy.
If you don’t know what the latter is, allow me to explain. According to ancient folklore, which is a based on every comment made by every loser dude and hating ass lady on the sideline, every Halloween a succubus named Lilith rises from the pits of feminist hell and gives birth to a legion of drop dead gorgeous yet two-faced women called the Pretty Crazies.
Dressed in all black like the omen and armed with nothing more than their mesmerizing good looks, the Pretty Crazies roam the streets, bars and groceries stores of the world, luring “nice” guys into their dangerous traps with promises of love, happiness and whatever else men envision should come with dating pedestals.
Once these sad and pitiful lamb-like creatures are firmly in their clutches, the Pretty Crazy reveals her true dark and twisted She-devil self. She then goes to work tormenting and torturing these poor souls for no good reason at all.
The more these poor guys try to resist, including telling her “no,” the worse the torture on their souls becomes. That is until these broken, wounded animals somehow find the strength to break free (i.e., habitually cheat or beat her up).
It sounds like a ridiculous horror story, but we see warnings about the Pretty Crazies everywhere. In film and television, she is the femme fatale known as Carmen Jones. In music, she is the archetype of the classic Jimmy Soul song “If You Wanna Be Happy”: “If you ever want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.” And on the Internet, she is a man’s “crazy” ex-girlfriend, wife or baby mother.
Generally speaking, society has a strange relationship with pretty women and girls. They are the object of our desires, but we do not always love them. Their beauty is inspiring, but they also can’t be trusted. They are cunning and manipulative, but also deemed dumb and shallow. They are they symbol of confidence, but deep down, we all see them as insecure narcissists. And finally, they are considered trophies, but no man (or woman) really wants to do the work to win them.
With the duplicities in expectations we place on pretty women and girls in the world, it is no wonder many of them can’t “keep” a man.
Or don’t have complexes.
Speaking as a pretty girl (here is the part where folks run to Google to check out my picture, but relax–nobody said you weren’t a pretty woman/girl too), I can certainly see the perks of having a pretty face. For instance, a starry-eyed store clerk once gave me a free slice of pound cake because I had a pretty smile. I graciously took my free pound cake and wore my pretty smile all the way to the train station. Then I was accosted by another starry-eyed man who too told me I had a pretty smile before offering to suck my right breast.
The point is, the pretty grass ain’t always greener on the other side.
Street harassment aside, I once had a boyfriend who looked me dead in the face and told me that I was the most beautiful woman he had ever dated. In the same breath, he also said that he didn’t trust me. I thought he was joking because he was wearing the same starry eyes and dubious smile as the guy at the train station.
But then he spent the rest of our relationship doing things to show me that he was dead serious.
For instance, whenever we were out in public, he would grip me up tightly by the arm and lead me down the street just like I was John Coffey in the film The Green Mile on the way to the electric chair for killing those little White girls. He also had a habit of being suspicious of my male friends and even some of my girlfriends. And then there was the time when he picked a fight and tried to belittle me in public when he caught some man checking me out. And he also constantly accused me of lying and trying to manipulate him.
For a while there, I thought it was me. For a while there, he told me it was me. My angry reactions, which often were responses to his gas-lighting, were proof to him that I was too emotional and crazy. That’s what he told folks.
But the truth is that he was insecure. And although he had considered me his dream girl, he couldn’t handle the glare. In particular, from other men who snuck peeks and smiles in my direction. Having a pretty girl on his arm was supposed to bring him attention. But very few folks were paying attention to him at all. And some even questioned how he was able to snag a catch like myself.
It wasn’t that I was crazy, it was that he was insecure, jealous and stricken with fear that I was going to eventually leave him for someone more worthy.
And after a couple more months of his prodding and pushing to make me crazy, I finally snapped. No need to explain what that looked like (we’ve all been there), but let’s just say that my snapping eventually became his self-fulling prophecy.
Looking back, my relationship with this dude was not my proudest moment. I should have left as soon as I saw the signs. And after him I began to seriously do the work on myself to figure out why I attracted men like him into my life. But through that relationship I also gained a deeper understanding of how mental illness is used to malign women, particularly in relationships.
It is true that some pretty women have unchecked mental issues. Unchecked mental illnesses are a serious problem that affect millions, regardless of gender or personal aesthetics, in this country alone. But some of these pretty women who supposedly are too crazy to keep a man are actually just average women trying to own their own choices, particularly about what they want and expect in a partner.
In other words, many pretty women are single not because they are crazy, but because they haven’t found the right one yet. And a pretty woman might go through multiple relationships, not because of some mental illness, but because she recognizes that she does not have to stay in bad relationships and that there are better options.
And she has better options not because she might fit society’s narrow physical standard of pretty and because men (and women) are drawn to her, but because she knows that regardless of how she looks, she is too pretty for that crap.
Besides, even if a woman is mentally ill, does that mean she deserves to be abused?
What’s most interesting about the pretty crazy lore, particularly as it relates to Berry, is how very few are questioning the sanity of her exes for the part they played in these bad relationships. The mysterious “WS” abused her like a Black ninja. Christopher Williams hid behind a bookcase, a potted plant and his current wife (whom he once denied) when a fight broke out during an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. David Justice seems to attract women who “erroneously” accuse him of domestic abuse. And Eric Benet doesn’t wear shoes.
Halle Berry may have really bad taste in men, but none of that detracts from the fact that these men are the bad taste.