Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Aretha Franklin Wants Halle Berry For Biopic

Aretha Franklin Wants Halle Berry For Biopic

Date: 9/13/2010 1:38:36 PM 

Aretha FranklinQueen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, reportedly wants Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry to play her because she thinks Berry would be a "good choice" for a movie based on her autobiography, "From These Roots."

So far Franklin reportedly spoke with Denzel Washington, who she thinks would be the best choice for her father. She described him as being interested in the role.

Veteran actress Nia Long is Franklin's choice for her sister, Erma Franklin, best known for the song "Piece of My Heart" and Terrence Howard, who physically resembles Smokey Robinson, would play the R&B singer.

The project is still a long way from becoming reality as representatives for Franklin is currently reviewing different scripts. In Addition, the film does not have financing.

Halle Berry to star in "Shoe Addicts Anonymous"

Halle Berry to star in "Shoe Addicts Anonymous"

Published: 9/28/2010 1:15 PM
Halle Berry is set to star in "Shoe Addicts Anonymous."

Women who are longing for another big screen fashion fix now that "Sex and the City" is off the air and out of theaters are in luck. According to Women's Wear Daily, Halle Berry will be starring in a film about living with a footwear obsession.

The project is currently titled "Shoe Addicts Anonymous" and is slated for release in the fall of next year.

"Halle related to it. She gets all these serious parts and said, 'Nobody thinks of me as a comedic actress' but she's really funny. She also loves shoes," Mark Bozek of Galgos Entertainment, the studio producing the film, told the news outlet.

While Berry has lent her talents to a multitude of projects throughout her highly-successful career, she's been seen in more dramas than comedies. In 2000 she won an Emmy for her work in "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," while just two years later she took home the Best Actress Academy Award for her work in "Monster's Ball."

Get the look: Halle Berry in Roberto Cavalli

Get the look: Halle Berry in Roberto Cavalli

Celebrity Style, Shopping | Faye Craig | September 29, 2010

Halle Berry turned up at the Swarovski Elements 22 Ways to Say Black charity auction in New York last week looking super-sexy and chic. The Roberto Cavalli dress takes the best from a classic LBD and mixes it up with a contemporary cut, proving perfect for Halle’s hourglass figure.
We love how she’s kept her accessories and make-up simple yet sophisticated, adding sparkle without drawing attention away from the detail on the dress – and her chain-strapped bag is a great choice for the metallic tones in her outfit.
If you love Halle’s look as much as us, take a look below at how to recreate it for yourselves…

Tribal Ladder Neck Bodycon dress, £55, ASOS
We love this ASOS Tribal Bodycon dress which hugs the body in all the right places, as the Roberto Cavalli dress does. The thread and ladder detailing around the neckline also bears similarities to the slit patterns on the Cavalli piece, and all for a tiny fraction of the celeb price tag.

Stella McCartney Falabella chain-trimmed bag, £785, Net-a-Porter
Although slightly bigger than Halle’s evening choice, this bag uses the same chain trim and handle, and will also allow you to mix and match with more than one outfit – its extra space means you won’t need to substitute any glamour for a daytrip and can be carried onto an evening on the town. Maximum effect but minimum effort.

Karen Millen Studded Sandals, £165, Selfridges
Every girl needs the perfect pair of strappy sandals in her wardrobe, and these Karen Millen shoes are the ideal match for our chosen outfit this week. The added studs on the sandal effortlessly ooze a modern edge but also remain sophisticated and sexy – a great substitute for Halle’s look.
Just add smoky eyes and diamonds…