Halle Berry has lashed out at a paparazzo she claims wandered onto private property to get shots of the actress and her baby.
The new mom fired off a brief statement to the media on Friday, claiming shots of her holding four-month-old Nahla Ariela Aubry in her back garden were taken by a trespasser.
Berry flew into a rage when she saw the pictures on the Internet and in two celebrity magazines, and has refuted claims the shots were taken while she was "out and about in Los Angeles."
Her attorney, Evan Spiegel, has filed a criminal complaint and an investigation is reportedly underway.
Spiegel claims he has witnesses who saw the photographers conducting a "very blatant and invasive trespass."
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The judge overseeing actor Jim Belushi's bitter legal battle with neighbor
Julie Newmar is urging the couple to sort out their differences outside court.
Belushi is suing former TV Batman star Newmar for $4 million,
claiming harassment and defamation, to end a 10-year long neighborhood battle
between the two over noise pollution and development.
But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins insists the couple
should do whatever they can to avoid a lengthy, messy trial.
In court yesterday Belushi's lawyer, Evan Spiegel, insisted the
abuse his client has taken during the ongoing battle with his angry neighbor
is too extreme for him to sit down and talk terms with Newmar.
Spiegel told Collins, "It goes to harassment, vandalism, the defendant
vandalizing my client's house with eggs. It goes on and on."
In court documents obtained by news show Celebrity Justice, Belushi accuses Newmar of destroying landscaping and a fence that separates her property from his. She's also accused of maliciously telling tabloid the National Enquirer that Belushi is a "peeping Tom," a "voyeur" and "sick".
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Go ahead and throw logic out the window on this one folks. A mysterious Tibetan monk with no name (Chow Yun-Fat) has spent a lifetime protecting an ancient document known as the Scroll of the Ultimate--a parchment that will yield unlimited power to anyone who reads it. After running around the globe for 60 years the Monk knows it's time to hang up his robes and find a new guardian but spotting a successor isn't easy in the hustle bustle of the 21st century where Tibetan traditions and rituals are almost non-existent. Maybe the next protector should be the crafty rebellious pickpocket Kar (Seann William Scott) who learned martial arts from watching kung-fu movies; after all Kar helps the Monk escape from the scroll's most avid pursuer Strucker (Karel Roden) a sadistic old Nazi who wants to use the its power to rid the planet of inferior races. Or maybe the Monk's successor is the elusive but beautiful bad girl Jade (James King) whose skills are numerous and who seems to pop up to help Kar whenever he gets in a jam. Whomever the Monk eventually chooses they must first unite to battle the ultimate enemy--and keep the scroll safe.
If it weren't for Yun-Fat Bulletproof Monk would be pretty hopeless. The charismatic actor finds a nice balance no matter what he does and in this case he resists the obvious temptation to play the Monk as a fish out of water in the big city. Since he's long been one of Chinese cinema's most well-known action heroes he's definitely in his element in Monk standing on top of a car with guns blazing and the Zen master persona he discovered in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon serves him well here too. The script requires him to spout off fortune-cookie mumbo jumbo but he manages to do it without sounding ridiculous. The petite King actually holds her own as the brawny-yet-brainy tough chick but the wisecracking Scott is completely out of his element for the first time in his career. He handles the little comedic tidbits well but in no way is it possible to believe that the "Dude" who couldn't find his car and the jackass who drank someone else's bodily fluids in American Pie can be a martial arts hero who saves the planet. It just isn't going to happen.
Bulletproof Monk relies on the ghosts of movies past including Crouching Tiger and the 1986 Eddie Murphy stinker The Golden Child for its plot which results in a film that's chock full of cliches especially the evil Nazi who has spent 60 years chasing after the scroll using his tow-headed granddaughter whose cover is an organization for human rights to do the dirty work. A few bright moments with Yun-Fat coupled with director Paul Hunter's good use of fast-paced martial arts action make the rest of this unimaginative movie somewhat palatable--even novices Williams and King look good doing the moves--but all in all Bulletproof Monk is shooting blanks.