Actor Olivier Martinez and his wife Halle Berry's daughter Nahla were involved in a minor car accident on Sunday (24Nov13) in Studio City, California. The French actor was driving his SUV in the parking lot of a local Los Angeles supermarket when he was sideswiped by another vehicle.
Martinez and the other driver were seen exchanging information and taking photos of the minor damage, which nicked the side of the car his five-year-old step-daughter was in, according to photographers on the scene.
Berry was not in the car at the time of the accident.
Martinez and Berry wed in July (13) and welcomed a son, Matteo, in October (13).
The Beatles legend John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced at the weekend (05-06Oct13). The Imagine icon's star, which lies next to Los Angeles' iconic Capitol Records building, was covered in graffiti drawn in marker pen, including a spotted toadstool, and the phrases 'I love you' and 'Blackbird... Rain was here.'
Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Walk of Fame organisation tells The Hollywood Reporter she determined to catch the culprits, saying, "We don't mess around. I think Capitol is looking into seeing if there's any video (of the crime). They're registered state landmarks. We've had people destroy stars, cracking or prying out parts of the stars, and they do go to jail and they have to pay back for the repairs."
The graffiti was removed by Monday (07Oct13) morning, just two days before a special event will be held at the landmark to honour what would have been Lennon's 73rd birthday on 9 October (13).
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Congratulations, Halle Berry! The Oscar winner and her husband, Olivier Martinez, welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, Oct. 5. Their son, whose name has not been revealed, joins big sister Nahla, Berry's 5 year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Berry and Martinez met in 2010 while working on the film Dark Tide, and were married in France this summer. Berry has said that her daughter has wanted a younger sibling for a long time now, and according to People, Nahla was very happy to visit her mother and new baby brother over the weekend.
Although the actress hasn't said very much about her pregnancy, she did describe the arrival of her second child as "the biggest" and "the most wonderful" surprise. Berry will next appear in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, where she will reprise the role of Storm. The film is scheduled for a 2014 release. Martinez, meanwhile, can next be seen in the film The Physician, which is projected to hit theaters sometime this year.
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Halle Berry refused to let her pregnancy get in the way of a good night out when she jumped to her feet and danced with husband Olivier Martinez at an Earth, Wind & Fire concert on Sunday (15Sep13). The pair was caught on camera enjoying the R&B band's show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Superstar Diana Ross turned her Hollywood Bowl concert into a family affair by enlisting her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross to act as emcee, while Rhonda and Evan Ross performed as their mother's opening acts. The Supremes star took to the stage in Los Angeles on Saturday (03Aug13) and thrilled the audience, which included pregnant actress Halle Berry and her new husband Olivier Martinez, with a string of hits and five costume changes.
The 69-year-old music legend brought the 75-minute show to a close with a rendition of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive and invited her family members back onstage for a final goodbye.
Speaking after the show, Tracee revealed she was delighted to take part in the concert with her mother, telling Etonline.com, "Tonight there was this full-circle experience to be apart of what we grew up watching our mom do. To be a part of it in that special way was kind of magical."
Evan, who will launch his own music career later this year (13), adds, "It was fun!"
Pregnant actress Halle Berry has returned to Los Angeles with her new husband Olivier Martinez after exchanging vows in his native France over the weekend (13Jul13). The happy couple was spotted arriving back at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday (16Jul13) with the Oscar winner's five-year-old daughter Nahla.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are preparing to wed in the actor's native Paris, France this weekend (12-14Jul13), according to multiple reports. The pregnant Oscar winner, her fiance and her daughter Nahla were photographed arriving at Los Angeles International Airport to board a flight on Wednesday (10Jul13), and sources tell both People.com and Eonline.com that the nuptials are imminent.
The couple became engaged in March, 2012, and will welcome its first child together later this year (13).
If the rumours are true, it will be Berry's third trip down the aisle; she had previously sworn off marriage after failed unions to baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet. Martinez, who previously dated Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue, has never been married.
The ceremony is expected to be an intimate one - discussing her plans last year (12), the actress said, "I do know it will be very small. I haven't been to many weddings, but I went to one this weekend with 250 guests. I thought, 'Wow - so this is a wedding, huh?' I've never had that, nor have I wanted that."
Nahla, five, is Berry's child with her model ex, Gabriel Aubry.
Expectant actress Halle Berry is keeping active as her pregnancy progresses - she hosted a charity walk in Los Angeles on Saturday (11May13). The Monster's Ball star helped launch the 2013 EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women, an annual fundraiser in aid of cancer research, treatment and counselling.
Actress Julie Bowen took part in the 3.5 mile (5.6 kilometre) challenge, and later shared her experience with her Twitter.com followers.
In a post, she writes, "Huge thanks to all the volunteers at Revlon Run today. ESPECIALLY the Air Force in boiling hot uniforms. (And gloriously huge Navy guy.)"
Berry is expecting her first child with French fiance Olivier Martinez, a sibling for her first daughter, Nahla, by model Gabriel Aubry.
A Los Angeles homicide detective took jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial back to the day the King of Pop died in court on Wednesday (01May13) and recalled the suspicions he had over the late star's physician, Conrad Murray. Det. Orlando Martinez told the jury Murray, who is currently serving time behind bars after being convicted of administering the dose of anaesthetic that killed his former client, spent over two minutes chatting on the phone with his girlfriend on the ambulance trip from Jackson's rented home in Holmby Hills to the hospital.
He stopped short of going into detail about what the doctor was talking about when the jurors were dismissed early so one member could attend a funeral.
The detective also told the court that he believes Murray was prone to "break the rules" and "do whatever he needed to get paid" after investigating the medic's finances and realising he had many money problems.
Jackson's mother Katherine has accused promoters at AEG Live of hiring the doctor to make sure her son was well enough to perform onstage as they made plans for a 50-date comeback residency in London in 2009.
The King of Pop died just days before he was due to fly to England for the This Is It concerts.
Well that was certainly unexpected. When the kind folks behind The Walking Dead promised 27 deaths during Sunday's finale, I (and probably, all of you) was picturing utter mayhem. Baby Asskicker dying in Carol's bloody arms. Beth singing Tom Waits as she was slowly drained of life from her bullet wounds. Maggie shooting herself because she couldn't live without Glenn, who had been decapitated by Martinez. Rick and the Governor standing in the street for a high noon showdown, which only one would survive. You know, the usual stuff. Instead, we saw the mental deterioration of one character, and the death of another character that any reader of Robert Kirkman's comics certainly never saw coming. [WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
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So, Andrea died. Andrea — being one of the comics' most popular and long-running characters — just never quite "made it" on this show. She had, essentially, everything it took to become a beloved member of the team. Guts. Strength. Determination. Shiny hair. But the writers just never seemed to know what to do with her. When she wasn't whining about not having enough pull in the group, she was sleeping with and/or pining over the wrong guy. It was frustrating, and instead of turning her around, they listened to the fans and killed her.
But I will not crucify TWD's writers in this recap, because her death was pretty damn spectacular. She didn't die in a bizarre blaze of glory like Merle, but her ticking time bomb death with Milton — which was, let's face it, something right out of a Saw movie — was absolutely horrifying. The Governor delivered a fatal blow to Milton in the first few minutes, then gave him (and Andrea) his final farewell: "You're gonna die, and you're gonna tear the flesh from her bones." He locked her in a room with her own death. So she could know it. For hours.
As Milton faded, he asked Andrea — who, as my colleague pointed out, should really have tried multitasking as she chatted and considered her own doom — why she didn't go back to her friends once she found out that they were alive. "Well," she explained. "The Governor has a really huge penis." That's not actually what she said, but I'm sure that she spent her final moments feeling preettttyyyy stupid over that decision she made a few weeks ago, when she thought that she could change Woodbury for the better so she stuck around, even though she was dating this world's most obvious psychopath. She saw the zombie heads in the tanks and the weird pit-fights, and still didn't run away. I have a hard time believing that any human woman (with a law degree!) could be this stupid.
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And Milton, being a kindly fellow, pointed out that there was a pair of pliers on the ground — he had dropped the Governor's unused tools on the ground before the Governor stabbed him, and hidden this fact from his captor. If Andrea could move her foot just so, she could grab them with her pedicured toes and free herself, then stab Milton in the head before he turned. She finally did it after some fumbling, but it was way too late. In my humble opinion, she could have tried a whole lot harder. Remember a few months back, when Glenn killed a Walker with his hands tied behind his back? Andrea just… stayed Andrea till the very end. She just was never quite good enough.
So, yeah. The Governor, that Martinez everyone is talking about, and basically everyone else in Woodbury besides Tyreese and Sasha (who explained that they would fight the dead, not the living) raided the prison with a s**t ton of automatics and a thirst for blood. But like — nothing really happened. The Grimes Gang had booby trapped the place with Walkers, and all the Governor managed to do was blow up their watch towers and explode some of the Walkers that were surrounding the place, which was actually sort of a favor for the Gang of Grimes. So — thanks? This was the best well-executed bloodless defense plan ever. The gory, devestating shootout we were anticipating just never happend.
Instead, our main drama at Camp Grimes was the moral degradation of Carl Grimes. Before the Governor raided, Carl took a final look at his family picture and his father's badge and said, "Screw the noble path. I'm going to embrace a life of crime!" Since putting trust in others had had tragic results in the past — they trusted that prisoner and he ended up unleashing Walkers that ultimately killed Lori, and didn't kill the Governor and he ended up killing Merle — so, Carl was just going to kill everyone from now on. I guess he was snoozing during Rick's inspiring morality speech last week.
He ended up killing a left behind member of the Governor's failed militia. The kid was handing over his gun, and Carl shot him right in the head in front of a horrified Hershel. This, of course, came right around the time when Rick proudly told Michonne (who forgave him for almost giving her up, because she's awesome now) that it was Carl who displayed his burgeoning maturity by allowing her into the group.
So I guess Carl is going to be next Governor now — and we're going to spend at least a season dealing with Rick emotionally grappling with Carl's lost innocence as he becomes this hardened, brutal solider. The thing is though, that kid did look mighty suspicious as he handed over that gun. If he had dropped it and Carl had shot him, I would be quicker to condemn him for his actions. He's seen a lot of people die due to mercy and/or indecision, so he acted on instinct. He's adapting to the world around him, which is making him a not so great person, but a good soldier. He's at war, and he's acting like it.
The Governor, bee tee dubs, responded to his failure by massacring the entire Woodbury army (minus one pretty curly haired lady who played dead) except for Martinez and one other beefy dude. They drove off into the sunset, and I'm still not sure how I feel about this. We've spent an entire season waiting for this showdown. Why didn't it happen? I get that TV is a different medium than comic books, and that we as an audience are more attached to these on-screen characters than their page counterparts, so killing too many of them at one time could alienate TWD's audience. Still, we all really wanted, and were waiting with great anticipation for, an epic battle. And now the Governor just... gave up? When will we see him again?
Now, with (Glen Mazzara and his vision for the show) exiting Season 4 with the Governor still alive, I just have absolutely no clue where we're headed. I'd love to see the Grimes Gang manage to get more than 10 miles away from where they started two years ago, which could be a potential blank slate fresh start for the new showrunner Scott Gimple. I'd also love less episodes weighed down by tiresome trips into Rick's psychosis. Like, on Breaking Bad, we don't get entire episodes where Walt sees the ghosts of the bodies he's responsible and loses his s**t ("Fly"is an excellent example of a protagonist losing his mind episode — Walter was compelling and terrifying) and on Game of Thrones when someone kills someone, we don't spend the next episode watching them deal with the emotional aftermath.
But, anyway. Moving on. Andrea's death was touching, but, really, that was only because of Michonne. Daryl, Rick, and Michonne — you know, The A-Team — went in to raid Woodbury, but there was nothing left to raid. The fighters had all been massacred, and since they had rescued the pretty curly haired lady who vouched for them, Tyreese and Sasha let them through. They found Andrea and Milton — who had been successfully put down by his victim — minutes too late. She had a nasty Walker-hickey on her neck, and was getting ready to shoot herself with a gun that no one would have let her use back in Season 1.
Now, this death wasn't particularly heartbreaking because of Andrea herself, since, as I said earlier, the show never figured out what to do with her and not many will be devestated to see her go. It worked because of Michonne's touching reaction — she cried, and sat with her friend till the very ugly end. Michonne right now is like the antithesis of Andrea — I'm extremely impressed with what they've done with Michonne, who was nothing but a scowly nonentity with a cool sword until "Clear," when she became oddly likable. Now she's like my favorite person to watch besides Daryl, who maybe I shouldn't count because I find him to be extremely sexually attractive and that clouds my judgment.
So, here we are: other than Carl's innocence, Andrea, Milton, the Governor, and the people he mercilessly slaughtered, everyone made it through. The 27 promised dead bodies were not our friends (unless you count Andrea), they were of mainly faceless strangers. The newly Lori-free (I think?) Rick Grimes welcomed the remaining Woodbury-ians into the prison, so it looks like we're in for tons of random zombie-bait B characters next season, and a location change is seeming less likely.
But I'm perplexed, kids. I could be wrong. Where do you think they're going with this? Do you want the Governor to be a major part of next season, or are you hoping for a totally new game? Are you sad to see Andrea go? Also, do you have a good therapist you could recommend for Carl? Shout it out in the comments, and I'll see you next fall! (Unless you also watch Game of Thrones, in which case, see you next Sunday.)
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