Saturday, 29 January 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
Aretha Franklin Wants Halle Berry to Reconsider Playing Her in a Biopic
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:13:44Halle Berry has gone on record to say that she couldn't and wouldn't play soul diva Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life because she can't "carry a tune." That ain't no thang, according to Franklin, who wants Berry to reconsider.
"Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-synching to the artist's original recordings," Franklin wrote in a letter read on the Wendy Williams show Monday.
What do you say, Halle? Will you reconsider?
Do you think Berry should play Franklin or is there someone else who could do justice to the "role?"
Winter Perfume by Halle Berry
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Who wears short shorts? Stunning Halle Berry looks more mid-twenties than middle-aged in a tiny pair of denim cut offs
Last updated at 10:45 AM on 28th January 2011
In casual T-shirt, denim cut-off shorts and flip-flops, one could be forgiven for mistaking Halle Berry for a university student.
The actress stepped out today in Hollywood dressed for the warm weather, and showing off her enviably toned and trim legs.
At 44, Halle doesn't look a day older than when she stepped out of the sea in 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day, immediately becoming a household name.
Trim: Halle Berry looks like a woman half her age in a pair of tiny shorts that displayed her toned legs today in Hollywood
Later Halle was joined by boyfriend Olivier Martinez for a his and hers dentist appointment in Toluca Lake.
The day before, Halle brought out her winter wear to go scouting for schools for daughter Nahla, who turns three in March.
Season swap: The actress took advantage of the warm spell in her Daisy Dukes while running errands
Hasn't aged a day: Halle Berry in THAT bikini in Die Another Day in 2002
She was not accompanied by Nahla's father Gabriel Aubry for the meetings.
Relations between the ex-lovers have soured in recent months, according to reports, after the pair remained close for the sake of the daughter for some time after they split in April.
Aubry, 35, accompanied Berry on location overseas last year to be close to Nahla.
But things have allegedly become strained recently, with model Gabriel filing a petition in court to be recognised as Nahla's father, according to People magazine.
With her relationship with Martinez a possible catalyst, Halle spoke out recently about her priorities.
'Every choice I make now, and that includes who I choose to spend personal time with as a partner, is not just about me anymore, it’s about what’s best for her,' she told the Daily Mirror this month.
'Children shift your priorities and now I have a greater purpose for being here.
Halle added: 'I love making movies but I would give it all up to be with my daughter if I had to because she's the love of my life.'
Fortunately for the actress, that's not a choice she currently has to make.
The in-demand star is booked up for the next year, with one film, Dark Tide, to promote, one currently filming and four films in the pipeline.
Winter wear: The 44-year-old rugged up to go scouting for schools for daughter Nahla in Hollywood yesterday
The film, about 'Several couples and singles in New York who's lives intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve,' also stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Glee star Lea Michele and Hilary Swank.
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In demand: The actress, pictured with boyfriend Olivier Martinez last week, has signed on to five films over the next year