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.”
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