Halle Berry brings in Salma Hayek as an expert witness in her custody case

I’m waiting on TMZ to report what went down yesterday in Halle Berry’s custody hearing requesting a move to France. I’m assuming that no decision was made yet, judging by TMZ’s lack of updates on the case. Oddly, Salma Hayek has issued a declaration on Halle’s behalf in which she compared the paparazzi situation in LA to France, since Halle is basing her argument on a need to escape paparazzi. It seems like a cheap stunt to bring in another big name, but Halle is getting out the big guns in an attempt to get her way. Let’s hope it backfires.

Halle, her fiance Oliver Martinez and Salma and her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, were seen on a double dinner date Wednesday night at the Little Door in West Hollywood. (Those are the photos here.) They were there to celebrate Halle’s 46th birthday. I don’t remember hearing that these two were friends, but I found a story that they hung out in Paris together in 2010, so I guess this isn’t just a case of Halle calling on Salma to bolster her case to move to France. I mean, that’s what she’s doing but they do seem to be friends.

Meanwhile The National Enquirer has an interesting story this week about Halle’s beef with Robert Downey Jr. after an accident she sustained on the set of their 2003 horror film, Gothica. (Did any of you see that movie and was it as bad as I’ve heard? I have a low tolerance for scary movies.) Apparently, RDJ broke Halle’s arm by mistake while they were filming a scene and Halle still hasn’t forgiven him.

Halle Berry accidentally got bopped in the head during a fight scene for her new flick “The Hive” in July, which triggered a years-old memory – and reignited her long-held, raging fury at Robert Downey Jr. for twisting her arm and breaking it on the “Gothika” set back in 2003. “Halle still hates Robert,” said a source close to the star. “She didn’t think he was sorry enough. He didn’t even send flowers. Whenever she seems him in town, she won’t talk to him!”

Halle, who lost weeks of work after the injury, recalled: “It wasn’t like I was trying to fall 50 feet and just fell wrong, or did something crazy. I was doing a scene with Robert and he grabbed my arm the wrong way and broke it…” [Robert said] “It was an accident. I’m sorry if she’s still upset. I did everything I had to do to keep my side of the street clean. I wish her the best.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, Mike Walker's column]

It sounds like these two did not get along at all. You can draw your own conclusions about whether it’s Halle or RDJ’s fault, and maybe it was a mutual issue. I’m trying to be diplomatic here. I mean Halle’s arm did get broken, but it sounds like she’s holding onto a serious grudge.

How drunk does Salma look here? At least she wasn’t driving. Also, doesn’t it look like Francois-Henri just came from the gym? Photo credit: Pacific Coast News

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  1. lboogie2012 says:

    I don’t know if I would still hold a grudge, but I would be beyond pissed if someone broke my arm and I lost time, work and not to mention the pain. Just sayin.

    • L says:

      Oh I’d be pissed and angry for sure.

      But almost 10 years later? (this happened back in 2003) Life goes on man, and I’m sure he’s sincerely apologized and all that.

      But with Halle is anyone really surprised she’s holding onto a 10 year grudge?

      • Eve says:

        Not surprised in the least.

        She’s blaming her career being flushed down the toilet on Downey Jr. because of that (her broken arm stopped her from getting work) and not because she chose to make bad movies after that (undeserved) Oscar she won? You know, just like she blames every single man she’s ever dated for her failed relationships?

        That’s Halle Berry’s logic: it’s always somebody else’s fault. It can NEVER be hers.

        In my opinion, her grudge is about the fact he’s a huge star right now whereas her movies are going straight to DVD.

      • Brissy says:

        Eve, YOU’RE AWESOME! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

    • Liv says:

      Best sign that Robert Downey Jr is a nice guy: Halle Berry doesn’t like him.

    • Bodhi says:

      I’d be pissed too, but accidents are accidents. Its not like she was on the verge of losing her house or car b/c of missed work.

  2. bammer says:

    This woman is disgusting. Trying to alienate her child from her father. She is a narcissistic witch.

  3. Vee says:

    Disappointed in Salma supporting Halle’s desire to separate Nahla from her father.

    Halle’s actions are despicable!

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      I so agree. She is loathsome.

      Salma is so gorgeous, just lipstick too. Argh!

      Seriously, a few of the girls here have seen her pics backstage on my FB page and the woman is amazing looking with no makeup at all.
      That she hangs with Halle makes me sad.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Saw those pix, and I really wish she wasn’t hanging with Halle.

        (How’s the mouth?)

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Kinda gross and painful, more than yesterday. Sore throat from blood draining down my throat all night. I’ve only had clear liquids for 36 hours and I am starving! Mushy foods only for two weeks!
        Jello and soup soon. Think I’ll be ok after today. Fingers crossed, thanks for asking.
        I always think day two is the worst, more sore.

        They kept it numb for about four hours yesterday. Wish they could do that again. Sick of ice packs.

        I’d be excited about the potential weight loss of two weeks of no real food, but I know it will come right back.

        Friday cracktinis? And a pitcher? Oh, I can smoke a bowl today too, good times, one more day on bed rest. One more day of crap tv:)

      • the original bellaluna says:

        OTiff – Oh, I’m sorry! :( *hands over pitcher of not-too-cold cracktinis & a nug* I definitely think the second day is worse.

      • ol cranky says:

        As I mentioned yesterday. Salma is married to a man who seemed to want nothing to do with another child he fathered and went to court over a child support request from the mother. Hayek appears to have supported her husband having absolutely no relationship of any kind with his other child (and, whether she likes it or not, the half-brother of her daughter) – this makes me wonder about Hayek’s character. Add that to her support of Berry trying to alienate Nahla from her father and I have an extraordinarily low opinion of Hayek for supporting that action. There are lots of big stars in HW that manage to be able to lead lower profile lives and protect their kids, heck even a move to NY (or Canada) would enable Berry to lower her child’s profile and protect Nahla and yet she’s pushing to move to a country where she’d easily be able to thwart any child custody agreements mandated by an American court.

      • skuddles says:

        Poor Tiff! Hope you heal up very quickly. Love to join you ladies for a cracktini (and a bowl :D )

        Oh and bella, please check your FB page, I left a question on there for you…

      • Veruca says:

        I know it’s really late but Tiff, I’m so sorry you’re having such a bummer time! I know you’ve stomach/eating issues as it is, so I hope this doesn’t make things worse… (meaning, “I hope you can still smoke, at least)

        *breaks down bella’s nug. fills bong.*

        Feel better, sister!!

      • Izzy says:

        Sorry I missed the cracktini fest! I was at a family wedding for the weekend. OTiff, I hope you feel better soon. How can I view the Salma pics? Or will they just piss me off because I spend so much on makeup and don’t look half as good? :D

        Halle really is a nutter, isn’t she? Someday Nahla will be old enough to read all these stories online and she’ll figure out why her relationship with her father was strained (trust me, it’ll happen if Halle gets her way). It won’t be fun.

        Now, back to business… *mixing key lime margaritas for all my CB gals*

    • Lindy says:

      Disappointing but not surprising, given her total disdain for the kid her husband had with that model. She apparently doesn’t think fathers need to be involved at all, unless of course it’s her own kid. I used to like her, but every interview I’ve read with Hayek in the last few years has made her sound awful.

      • Relli says:

        Agreed! When i got home last night my mom was watching HLN and they were running the Halle Berry custody story. So i gave her a little background on the situation as well as Salma’s position on her husband’s other child and she was appalled. Of course she could not recall Linda without pictures but she agreed all the beauty in the world cant cure Halle’s issues.

    • Loulou says:

      Utterly disappointed in Salma. She’s going to look like an idiot too when Halle moves to France and discovers Olivier has a girlfriend there. Salma should have stayed out of it. I’m guessing this was arranged via mutual lawyers, not through friendship. It’s legal arm-wrestling. Gabriel deserves better than this.

      • ol cranky says:

        hopefully the judge will not let her move her daughter to France. . . one has to wonder if Martinez is having the same hopes as the rest of us

    • mayamae says:

      The thing that drives me crazy with Halle is she’s incapable of making a relationship work. So she will have uprooted Nahla and damaged the relationship with Gabriel only to drag Nahla into the next relationship. God knows where the next man will be – maybe still in France, maybe not.

      It is a false comparison between France and LA. If Halle’s career will survive living in France, it will survive living in BF Iowa. Give me a break! Move out of LA idiot.

      • Elizabeth says:

        When I saw this story, I thought of all the other famous actors who raise kids in the LA area (or NYC) and don’t have this issue. Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker for example. Their kids are almost never in the press. For the love of God, even Britney Spears can mostly keep her kids out of the press. But they’re not trying to destroy the child’s relationship with the father like Halle is. Move to Santa Monica, San Francisco, NYC, etc if you want. Just don’t BS us that France is the only place you can live.

    • Princess Di says:

      Yes, and add that to an old Lainey blind about Salma being a terrifying B- on the set of Ugly Betty and the disparaging remarks about Sofia Vergara. She’s making it hard!

  4. Jenna says:

    Team RDJ all the way!

  5. Seagulls says:

    He broke her arm by twisting it? I know diabetes has a whole rain of accompanying issues; is brittle bones one of them?

    • hoya_chick says:

      Yep, I was just going to post this! She is very injury prone probably due to clumsiness and exacerbated by her having diabetes. She broke her foot last year and then the thing with her falling on the set of her latest movie. It’s so weird I remember that film but I don’t remember RDJ in it and I don’t remember hearing about her arm being broken.

      Obviously she is a crazy person in both her professional and personal life. I’m sure he wasn’t trying to break her arm. Jeez woman, you need to learn to let things go!

      All of them hanging out together totally makes sense, you are the company your keep. Cheating Oliver, deadbeat dad Francois-Henri, crazy Hallie, and mean-girl Salma–who I thought was ok but after marrying a man who would treat his own son like that….gross she’s just as bad as the other 3!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        RDJ was a criminal psychologist, I do believe, in that turdfest.

        Totally agree that her many injuries have more to do with a general lack of awareness of things around her (hello, narcissist!) and diabetes.

      • kibbles says:

        Didn’t she also run a red light and injure herself as well as the other driver then fled the scene of the crash? Girlfriend is a bad driver too. She’s just all around clumsy (and crazy) in my opinion.

    • Cecila says:

      No I’m a diabetic but if u injury yourself even a scratch it takes longer to heal. Longer than the average person

      • hoya_chick says:

        Agreed, runs in my family and that’s what I was saying in my post. She has a lot of accidents which could mean that she’s clumsy and they are made worse by the fact that she has diabetes so things take longer to heal. Like last year she had a brace on her foot for what seemed like years.

  6. Bernice says:

    Do you think Salma goes home and gives lap dances to Francois-Henri? I don’t really understand the pairing of those two.

  7. Gia says:

    I think Salma needs a reminder that her BILLIONAIRE husband is what makes them vulnerable to child endangerment not her crappy acting career. Thy need the protection in France, sure. But you cannot possibly compare the life of Halle to them. Any Judge will see that.

    • DreamyK says:

      That’s an excellent point about billionaires kids being targeted.

      Hey Salma and Hallie: Penelope Cruz and her famous husband, Javier Bardem, have a toddler and we never hear about them having a bitchfest. Same with Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camilla.

      I just can’t with these two.

    • Polk8dot says:

      I wish there were some details available on what exactly Salma said, and what was she ‘AN EXPERT’ in?
      And what crazy judge would ever accept her as an ‘expert witness’? LMAO…
      Also, what would be the argument for the two crazy chicks to posit, which might convince a judge that France is SAFER than L.A.? Papparazzi are everywhere now, the only way to avoid the exposure is to behave and lead your life in a low key manner. But of course, neither Halle nor Salma are capable of that. I believe that Halle, especially, got completely hooked on fame, addicted to attention, unable to live a normal, peaceful life on a rural farm somewhere. That’s how I know that all her arguments for the need to move to France are completely hollow. This woman would cry herself to sleep every night if there were no papps present outside her door.
      What a nasty piece of work.

  8. Eleonor says:

    Salma has married that piece of Douche, and now she wants to help Halle crazy Berry to separate her daughter from her father. I think we had a wrong opinion of Salma, to me she is turning out like a real piece of work.

  9. OXA says:

    Salma did an interview about how her kid flies on privat planes wears designer clothes and supported her husband in denying the child he had with Linda Evangelista.She aint nothing but a selfish shrew like Halle.


  10. ramona says:

    Just a quick note to say yes, you heard correctly, Gothika was an appalling movie.


    • Ranunculus says:

      Gothika was a really bad movie. Doesn’t HB have some limb in a cast all the time?

    • ebraca says:

      I liked the premise and the script and MOST of the casting was great (Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch). It could’ve been a fantastic, supernatural-mystery/horror flick. Halle either over-acted or didn’t bother. She’s the lead and in 95% of the scenes; the movie had no chance. Hell, Penelope Cruz was 10xs better than Halle AND it was an English speaking role (Cruz is better in a Spanish aka Almodóvar films).

  11. Kate (from Canada) says:

    so what if Halle’s wants to move to France. why shouldn’t she? it’s her life and people here, are free to do what they want. It’s not like she’s trying to move her child to some dangerous place where she’ll lack for an education or loved ones. kids live apart from one (or both) parents all the time. I went to a boarding school across an ocean from my father and we still have a perfectly normal loving relationship.

    Sure, in this case it’s more inconvenient for the father but Halle pays him enough allimony, he can afford the 1st class tickets to go see her all he wants. Plus it’s not like the judge is going to say the Halle never has to share custody with him.

    • Jezi says:

      It is a big deal separating a child from her father. Who cares how much she pays him in alimony. He will still miss out on time with his daughter. Its not like he will be able to fly in and out of France every other week. Nahla loves her father and he loves her. There is no real reason for Halle to move other than to make space for her to play happy family and push Gabe out of his daughter’s life. And it isn’t just Halle’s life, she has a daughter to think about.

    • mel says:

      you obviously do not have children or you would never have posted such a ridiculous statement. My advice…don’t have children if you have such a casual attitude about kids being separated from their parents. WOW.

    • autumndaze says:

      Noone is saying Halle can’t move to France if she chooses to. But if she justifies separating Nahla from her dad with some lame excuse about the paparazzi, then she should just leave Nahla with her dad and go over there herself.
      You know, because it’s no big deal for kids to be separated from a parent by an ocean. (eyes rolling out of my head)

    • T.C. says:

      She is doing it on purpose to separate her daughter from a father that loves her. That is so very wrong, very selfish.

    • Gia says:

      You have got to be joking? If not, don’t have children…

    • Kate (from Canada) says:

      I’m just trying to play devils advocate, there are two side to this and Halle taking her to France isn’t the end for a father/daughter relationship.

      I actually do have a baby girl and my husband is the navy and she’s gone her first 4 months without him. it’s hard and of course most people don’t want to be away from their kids but it happens and kids can still grow to be normal and happy. My husband doesn’t have to be here everyday for her to know’s she’s loved and cheirshed by us both.

      All i’m trying to say is that it might not be ideal for everyone involved but if they ALL keep Nala’s best interest at heart, instead of their own, there’s no reason why it can’t work.

      • Erinn says:

        BUT, your child is an infant. She’s going to grow up USED to that. This child has had a lot more access to her father, and now would be moving across the ocean from him. She is old enough to understand the difference.

        I don’t think any parent should have to travel to another country to see their child. It’s not fair. Lots of people won’t allow their ex to move away from the area because it limits their access to the child. I’m pretty sure they have to sign off on it- or at least someone I know of would have had to sign off for his kid to leave NS, and he didn’t. So they stayed, and life moves on.

      • Jezi says:

        But in your situation your husband has to work. He’s making a living for his family. In this situation Halle does NOT have to move. She’s doing it to be vindictive and selfish. It’s not a necessary. Yes, Nahla will know her father loves her but it still will make it more difficult for them to see one another.

      • Ally says:

        Well its obviously in every child’s best interests to have both parents at hand. Nahla’s interest comes first, not Halle’s. So the move to France is a selfish act.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        Sorry, but that is working around a difficult situation, with a mother very invested in keeping the ties between father and child strong. Halle is dead-set on ending that relationship and will do anything possible to achieve it.

        I appreciate this is a hard issue, but no, a parent does not have the same bond with a child they do not live with or share meaningful care with. That is a sacrifice your family are making for the general greater good, and I truly admire that. I do not admire a woman trying to deprive her child of her father, purely because ego matters more than maternal responsibilities. In fact I despise her.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Kate (from Canada) …

        Don’t waste your time trying to be logical. There’s too much Halle hatred here for logic.

        Parents divorce all the time and one of them, usually the mother, moves on with her life and re-marries. She and her new husband may move across the country or to another country entirely. No one screams ‘she’s trying to separate her children from their father!’

        Halle is the primary care-giver for her daughter. She is entitled to live her life. Nahla’s father has the means to visit her, especially with that $240,000 a year Halle has been ordered to pay him in child support.

        I simply don’t see what the drama is here.

      • Jezi says:

        Oh I see Emma, so since Halle makes the money then she deserves to have her child all the time. Yes that’s completely logical thinking. *rme*

        They share custody, so just because Halle gets to remarry doesn’t mean that she gets to separate a child with her father. It’s not about Halle, it’s about Nahla. That is why here in the USA, parents cannot take their child to another country without both parents consent. Because it isn’t the ideal situation. Parents divorce all the time yes, but parents who geniuenly care about the best interest and well being of their children, do what’s best for their children and not for themselves.

    • ol cranky says:

      If Berry didn’t have a child with a father in the picture you’d be right but she does have a child with a father who is very much in the picture (they split custody 50:50) and there is no legitimate reason for her to “have” to move that child to France

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      Were they ever married? You can’t get alimony if you were never married, right? I thought this was just about custody, parental rights, etc. I don’t keep up with this story, so I could be wrong.

  12. Dibba says:

    Two crazy biatches!

  13. valleymiss says:

    Dear Halle,

    Just STOP.


    95% of readers of celebrity gossip

  14. TG says:

    Ha-ha Halle. RDJ’s career is very hot and yours is in the suds. Don’t all your movies go straight to DVD? Can’t stand this narcissist. I hope the judge is smart and sees exactly what we are seeing. I mean it doesn’t take a lot of intelligence to see thru Halle’s BS.

  15. dorothy says:

    Sounds like Halle has lured Salma into her crazy world.

    • hoya_chick says:

      I think Salma was always like this but we just never saw it because circumstances never presented themselves. She’s lucky she met her now husband after (and not before) Linda did because she could have easily been in Linda’s shoes…ie becoming pregnant by a man who subsequently wanted nothing to do with the baby. Salma is trash, anyone who would let the person they are with treat their own child the way her husband has treated Augie is pure trash. That’s her kid’s sibling. How could she stand by and let him behave so terribly emotionally and financially towards his own son?! Women like that slay me.

      • Viv says:

        You are right, Salma was probably always this way. We totally should have known with all those interviews where she said she was always a massive star and when she was a kid her pet was a tiger and blabla, excuse me if I got the details twisted but it was along those lines.
        I realized Salma has her own truth after she bought those gigantic breasts-e-ses and then proceeded to bad-mouth plastic surgery as something she would NEVER do. Yeah, right.

      • kibbles says:

        Sure, I think Salma’s character was always this way except for the fact that she is a lot smarter and cunning than Halle. I always thought Salma was an intelligent, aggressive and ambitious woman who knew how to use her sex appeal to get where she wanted in life. She always seemed a bit cold to me but knows how to manipulate the press to accentuate her most positive traits (both in terms of her character as well as physically). She probably used those traits to snag her husband. Halle is just an idiot who got lucky as one of the best looking biracial black women in film back in the 90s.

  16. Karma says:

    No longer a fan of these two women….Hayak is no expert witness if she thinks taking a child away from it’s father is in their best interest. Paparazzi are just as bad in France…..remember Princess Diana.!!?? Halle should be ashamed of herself….I hope this case is settled the proper way…..The kid needs both parents….grow up Halle.

    Mom of three

    • atorontogal says:

      I believe it’s because of what happened to Diana that the laws regarding papparazi in France were changed so that they are not allowed to follow and harass stars.

  17. jojo says:

    if the mother brings the kid to france during the school year, and the father gets the kid for the school vacations/summer, this shouldnt be an issue.

    And the parent that moves away should provide the costs of transportation to/from the other parent (for the summer and week-long school vacations anyway)..

    • Jezi says:

      It’s a huge issue going from seeing your child every other week to holidays and summer. Why does Gabe and his daughter get the shitty end of the stick because Halle wants to move? She doesn’t want to be away from her daughter obviously that’s why she wants to take her so why does Gabe have to be forced to be apart? He’s a very active parent and it would be a huge deal to not see his child. If I couldn’t see my son every day I would be broken. Parents split, I get that and its traumatizing enough for both the parents and the child to now have to split time, so imagine not seeing your parent or child for months at a time? That’s just insane. Especially when Nahla is still so young.

      • Greta says:

        Jezi, you are right that suddenly not seeing your child everyday can break a person. It broke me, yet I hid it as best I could for the sake of my child. Not being able to kiss your little one goodnight is almost the worst, second only to another woman standing where mother should be. Children don’t ask to be born and if you love them, it’s heartbreaking to tear their universe to shreds. Children need both mom and dad, so moving a child away with no financial reason is pure self-indulgence by anyone.

      • Jezi says:

        Absolutely Greta!!!! I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I hope its getting somewhat easier for you but I’m sure your heart still aches. I’m already dreading the days when my son is old enough for his first sleep over or when he’s off to college or moving out. He’s almost 5 so I’m getting a bit ahead of myself but still I worry and get sad. If his father and I split and I would have to share the time, I would be devastated. I would have to adjust of course but I also would never deny my son his father. My son loves him and it would be cruel of me to take away their relationship just because of my own selfish feelings. I wish more people would get that.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, that’d be reasonable though- Halle would never consider something so reasonable.

      I have never liked Salma. This just cements it more.

    • ol cranky says:

      they split custody pretty evenly so he shouldn’t be relegated to being a holiday and vacation father. Let me know when you’ll be ok with someone only letting you see your child on occasion

  18. the original bellaluna says:

    * LOVE that RDJ is still keeping it classy! (Halle, you should be taking notes. Copious ones.)

    * In what universe does an actress married to billionaire dead-beat father qualify as an “expert witness” for anything? (Unless it’s at his trial for something he’s done wrong.)

    * Halle’s motives are so blatantly transparent, it’s easy to see why women in much worse situations stay in them. (Say, if their roles were reversed, and Gabriel was the one with the money and vengeance through the roof.)

    * I haven’t seen a HB movie in years, nor will I, ever. Add Salma to that list as well.

    CB – If by “bad” you mean that the movie was a stinker, then yes, it was as bad as everyone says. If by “bad” you mean Paranormal Activity-level freak-you-out, then no, not remotely.

    • Erinn says:

      Ah, see. Maybe she’s playing the ROLE of an expert witness, because that’s the only thing that would make sense to me.

      I don’t see how any actor/actress can be an expert witness for anything other than acting. They get paid to pretend to be something their not- surely it’d be much easier to BS your way through a trial.

      • MW says:

        True. She is no expert witness. She merely signed a (biased undoubtedly) declaration as to her experience with the paps in France, and submitted it with Halle’s paperwork, in support of Halle’s warped reasoning. If it sways the Judge, I’d be surprised. Halle and Salma do not see or care that the issue here is what is best for Nahla. Salma’s kid was probably the only person Halle could think of that may live in France at times, but she gets to live with her MOTHER and FATHER, whereas Nahla does not. This selfish move, if granted, may end any chance of Nahla seeing her dad again before she is 18, which is probably Halle’s real goal. If Halle got Nahla over to France, how could Gabriel enforce a custody agreement from a California Court?

  19. RHONYC says:

    i think Halle Berry would actually breakdown if the paparazzi really DID leave her alone for good.

    women like her ‘always’ need to have attention on themselves & drama in their lives.

    so f*cking pathetically boring. :mad:

  20. TG says:

    I am not an expert on diabetes but my niece has had juvenile diabetes since she was a little girl and she is now 25 and has always been very athletic playing soccer and gymnastics and has nevered suffered injuries like Halle so I do not think it makes you prone to injuries. Diabetes does not cause you to have hit and run accidents, conveniently get amnesia, break your arm, hit your head, break your toe. Stupidity and the need for attention does though. I think everything about this Scary Berry is for attention. We all keep saying it she is a textbook definition of someone with narcissistic personality disorder. Wish she would go away. As I said yesterday I have to step away from this issue because both Scary Berry and Tom Thumb are so vile and evil they upset me too much to see them get away with their behavior. No accountability for their actions.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      So does narcissism. (Lack of awareness of other people/objects around said narcissist.)

      • TG says:

        @Bellaluna – Yes, that is what I was getting at. Her narcissism knows no bounds. I just can’t believe a Judge hasn’t seen this. It is so obvious her tactics. If one thing doesn’t work then she goest to Plan B, if that doesn’t work than she is off on another plan. I mean shouldn’t a judge see what she is doing here by bringing in the big guns (Salma, in this case and no pun intended.) I can’t believe she has not been forced into taking a psycological examination.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        TG – One would hope a seasoned family court judge would see through her charade, but it IS LA County, and she is famous, so…

        And see what I get for trying to read your comment before being fully alert? I just re-read it and was like “Duh, bella, she totally called the narcissism thing.” :)

    • Viv says:

      Yep I vote for narcissistic personality disorder or borderline personality disorder. I have had to live with both in my family and Halle ticks a lot of boxes here.

      • TG says:

        @Viv and @ BellaLuna – Yes it could be a combination of NPB and BPD. I don’t know much about BPD but I think if you read the medical definition of NPB you will find Halle’s picture beside it. I mean as Bella said you can check every single symptom off from scary berry’s actions. And Bella is correct this is LA County or whatever it is called so scary berry probably will win. Just hoping this judge is not blinded by big breasts and flashy celebs. If the judge was good he/she would see her ploys for what they are and put a stop to them, the fact this has not happened makes me think the judge is an idiot.

  21. Ladyfoot says:

    I think someone should be a little more infuriated with themselves for having poor bone health. Has nothing to do with diabetes, but it has everything to do with genetic diseases, lack of vitaminD/calcium or eating disorders. So it’s becoming more interesting…one should not break an arm that easily.

  22. Loulou says:

    I so can see how RDJ who’s so fast on the uptake, would have positively nothing in common with cagey Halle Berry. I’m not surprised they didn’t get along.

  23. OXA says:

    How come Salma Hayek was not fighting to have her stepson live in France. After all Auggie (Linda Evangelista’s son by her husband), is her daughters half brother surely he would he be safer there. I would think she would want him afforded every opportuynity and protection her own child has.
    How come we have not heard her speak up for him?

  24. Relli says:

    For the record: My next door neighbor broke my arm when i was six by running it over with her bike because she was mad that i wanted to play with her brother instead. She tried to pay me off with 5$ to not tell anyone at school and her mom tried to make me promise the same. 25 years later I don’t care anymore but please believe i told everyone!

  25. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    The bald dude in the pin stripe suit is the best looking of the bunch – next to him Olivier and Pinault look skeezy.

  26. foozy says:

    i hope the judge grounds her for life!

  27. dorothy says:

    Salma may have torpedoed what little career she has by aligning with this nut.

  28. Izzy4ya says:

    Wow @ all the Halle hate. Im no fan, but I can’t stand RDJ either. The most self righteous former drug addict if there ver was one

    • autumndaze says:

      Boo on you >:0P

    • Erinn says:

      At least RDJ takes responsibility for his actions.

      Halle just blames every man that has ever been in her life.

    • Anna says:

      At least Robert was responsible and humble enough to recognize his mistakes and humble for the opportunities he got

      Halle is the same cliché:

      -Playing the race card: “Poor of me, I’m black in Hollywood”
      -Being the victim and her men are evil
      -Not taking responsability for her action -Remember the car accident in 2000-

    • Jamie says:

      lol Funniest joke I’ve heard all year. At least RDJ took responsibility for his actions, turned his life around, turned his career around and is grateful for the chances/opportunities he was given afterwards. All Halle Berry does is blame every single one of her exes for everything that’s wrong in her life, because clearly it is NEVER her fault. Always someone else’s, classic narcissist. This woman is a nutjob.

  29. The Original Mia says:

    Yes. Because the life of a billionaire’s daughter is the same as the life of an actress, who won’t move to a more secure enclave, who repeatedly stages photo-ops on her beach, and who doesn’t employ a bodyguard for her child now.

    Hope the judge sees through this BS.

  30. HulaHoop says:

    Halle Berry is NOT living by the “love your child(ren) more than you hate your ex” adage. I used to like her but for about the past 5-10 years she has seemingly gotten crazier and crazier.

  31. ezra says:

    Wow, Salma way to help this bitch continue to use her child as a battering ram to bash her ex.
    She has no consideration for this little girl. I too hope this latest dirty ploy backfires.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      The more this draws out the more Halle comes across as a borderline – out to make her ex’s life a living hell and he always has to fight through drama to see his kid.

  32. lena80 says:

    Don’t they have 50/50 custody now? I keep reading and no where in the reports does it say she trying to reduce his visitation recently, just that she wants move. How do we know the only alteration other than the move will be the length of time they have her they her? Like instd of every two weeks it changes to every three weeks because of length oh time for travel. Also how do we know Gabe isn’t going to stipulate that she pays for his as well as any apartment or whatever?

  33. garvels says:

    Wow…Hayak is a PIG. I will never ever watch anything that Halle Berry is in or her buddy Salma Hayak! This is a lousy game they are playing at the expense of a young child. I hope the judge shocks Halle and awards Gabriel full custody. Halle is not a stable person. Look at her past relationships and what about that hit and run case a few years back?????

    • Nina W says:

      The judge probably won’t side with Gabriel because of the previous custody report/decision.

  34. Kate (newer one) says:

    Actors break things in adventurous movies. Kate Winslet was badly hurt at times making Titanic, I seem to remember. Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss and a fair number of other people broke and strained things making the Matrix movies. I don’t ever remember any other actor blaming their co-star for that.

    And being enraged because someone “didn’t even send flowers”, um, what? In my world, that’s a nice gesture. No more nor less. If it’s something you are angry about not getting then 1) it becomes an obligation rather than someone doing something nice, and 2) you have serious, serious entitlement issues.

  35. Imelda says:

    Garvels – you are so right. I am struggling with a word to call these two but you put it perfectly and with caps included she is a PIG only lets go one step further and call her “friend” Salma one too.
    She’s nearly worse marrying a d-bag for his money thinking her sh-it dont stink and especially her behaviour over L Evangelista’s son who shouldn’t have had to go to court to get the same benefits as HER child – the guys a billionaire for chrissakes. How you can support a man who humiliates the mother of his other child and indeed the child himself is beyond me with all that money flying around. No wonder she’s friends with HB.
    I guess flies always attract s-it

  36. didoodah_(france) says:

    Magazines using paparazzis pictures in France are condemned by tribunal to pay lots of money to the famous people: there is plenty of money to get this way for our actors and singers etc, and they go for it each time. So, french magazines think twice before publishing these pictures. But I don’t think that’s the reason this family would move to France. The meeting with Pinault would be a smart move, though, if he was stupid: he’s so rich, perhaps they hope a helping hand from him (and not Hayek). Linda Evangelista played this card too… Isn’t she the famous author of “I’m not leaving my bed in the morning for less than 10 000 dollars”. Not really the poor naive child.

    • Greta says:

      Maybe Halle is looking for sympathy and anytime luxury jet rides back and forth from Salma’s sugar daddy, and doesn’t really expect a Family Court Judge to order the father’s custody changed? Maybe it’s about sucking up to a guy who can make her life very much easier? I doubt highly that Halle will prevail if the father has done nothing wrong to the child, which I don’t know…have not followed this soap opera carefully.

  37. cs says:

    I told you she was wearing a curly wig in the other photos posted here. It was not new hair cut since her would’ve grown out from the short haircut that she’s sporting here.
    Halle blames men for her problems..First, according to comments she tried with Black Men and it didn’t work. Now what’s her excuse? She can’t make it with White men.. I believe Olivier is part french/spanish. If they break-up. Which I’m sure they will before or after the marriage . Will it be Asian men next??
    I feel bad for Nahla. This woman shouldn’t have had a child. She used Gabriel has a sperm donor nothing more.

  38. void says:

    You can tell RDJ has been to a lot of AA/NA meetings, saying something about “keeping his side of the street clean.” That’s a very common saying in the rooms. I don’t doubt that he takes it to heart, that saying and the philosophy behind it is such a crucial part of staying clean.

  39. MW says:

    Yep, (@void) and especially because of that, RDJ did what he felt was his best and the right thing to do. But unfortunately, he can’t win. Halle has a chip on her shoulder, and is perpetually a victim, in her own mind.

    • void says:

      God she does seem like an impossible brat. Gabriel Aubry has his work cut out for him with her for an ex.

  40. phoenix says:

    If someone broke my arm, I would never forget that. I think RDJ is an amazing actor but i’m not into iron man, the avengers. I don’t like those kind of movies. Sherlock Holmes was cool though.

  41. phoenix says:

    If someone broke my arm, I would never forget that. I think RDJ is an amazing actor but i’m not into iron man, the avengers. Sherlock Holmes was cool though.

    • Anna says:

      Sorry, but I found so ridiculous your statement of “never forget that”. If that’s true, it was an accident and I believe RDJ appologized her for that. I understand you can be pissed at that moment even for a week, but please after 9 years you never forget this? It means a lot of Berry’s character and maturity.

      If Hollywood actors keep this attitude, maybe it will be a place of full of resentment

  42. Aud says:

    I’m sure she would have been financially compensated for her arm. Gothika was a crap film anyway, as was Cat Woman…
    What has she been in since then, that has been noteworthy? She has either been a co-star (e.g. X-men) or in films that haven’t really put bums on cinema seats.
    Her custody case has had more film time than she’s had in recent years.

  43. Jaded says:

    @Phoenix – RDJ did not break her arm deliberately so why should he have to continue being sorry and feeling guilty for the rest of his life? An accident is an accident, you apologize and go on. Halle, however, seems to have to extract her pound(s) of flesh from everyone for every real or imaginary slight she has had to suffer. She’s a high-strung, arrogant, narcissistic diva who delights in playing the victim and punishing her perceived attackers with every legal and PR trick she can muster.

  44. barb says:

    honestly, she’s just pissed because she heard how many people in h’wood sent HIM thank you cards and congratulatory notes when it happened. in her mind, not only did RDJ break her arm, he also got everyone in the industry to turn against her and laugh at her pain.

  45. A says:

    I lost my respect for her after she made those public statements about her child’s father.
    However, that does not mean I think she is a she-devil and deserves to get publicly whipped….seriously, some of the comments here are borderline personal, what’s with the hostility towards this woman? It really leaves me cold because it’s filled with so much anger…..need I remind you that none of us actually KNOWS the woman!? Sheesh, take it down a few notches. As for the RDJ rumors, those are rumors, we don’t actually know if she said any of it.

    • Anna says:

      I agree with you in the part of the rumors, but I think we need to remember the Halle’s crazy mealtdown in the last 5 years:

      *Playing the race card each time when she didn’t get what she thinks she deserves
      *Alienate her daughter and separate her from her father, even when there are evidences in favor of Gabriel Aubry -And even when I think he’s not 100% innocent-
      *Not taking responsability for her actions -The hit and run accident in 2000-
      *Her crazy idea of moving to France when it’s not neccesary or demanding enough for her work or personal security

      Yes, I don’t know her personally, but for me, her actions SPEAKS a lot of her personality and maturity. She’s looking more and more as an eghocentrical person who loves playing the victim part, blaming anyone else for her actions and didn’t care if she damage another person -Her daughter-. Sorry for that, because I supported her before, but right now I loathe her and her nasty personality

  46. Meika says:

    This woman is as bitter as she is beautiful. Very very sad.

  47. Dimi says:

    I understand why nobody thinks a child should be separated from her father. However, I do not understand all of the racism and misogyny directed towards these two woman. You folks are just as bad as you say she is. Think about what you write before you write it.

    • Jamie says:

      What racism and misogyny? lol People are just stating the facts about this woman, it has absolutely nothing to do with her being black or a woman. It has to do with her ACTIONS, it’s nobody’s fault but her own.

    • Xas says:

      Dimi, this is Celebitchy

      If you don´t like the style of this site and the comments, why are you reading this site?

      Also, I don´t read any of these accusations you say. Actually Halle Berry loves playing these racist accusations.

      Now, if i’m disagree with Berry’s terrible actions i’m misogynist and racist?. LOL

    • A says:

      I didn’t want to come out and say it but yes, there is a not so well hidden racism in these comments and it’s a shame.
      BTW Anyone who brings up the “race card” is automatically disqualified.
      “Stop and Think” should be on a tshirt and signs everywhere.