Are We Just Going To Act Like…(Halle Berry Edition)

By: Taren Vaughan

Are we just going to act like…

Halle Berry’s desperate stunts to stay relevant aren’t getting damn near ridiculous?

Academy Award-winner and recognized as one of the most beautiful women in showbiz, Actress Halle Berry has been in the acting business for many years now. After taking home an Oscar back in 2002, Berry hasn’t snagged any leading lady roles in a minute, at least not ones worth raving about. And ironically, she has been maintaining her relevance for everything BUT movies. Failing to remain calm and collected, Berry lost it on the paparazzi just last week when they got a little to close for comfort, shouting “I’m doing something honorable. I’m not harassing people.” The incident occurred when she was dropping her 4-year-old daughter off at school.

Now she wants President Obama to take time out of his busy schedule to play pap patrol:

“You know, I think I’m going to call Obama and say, ‘Look, can you help us? I know this seems like a little issue right now, but it’s a big issue in our lives and our lives at the school and our children being protected,’”

“Little issue” is precisely what it is, especially for a man who is preparing to run for re-election.

How many other celebrities out there have this same problem? Too many to count. Fending off stalkers and having to camera block to protect their children is apart of their daily routine. Yet I doubt any of them are dialing in to the White House, looking for the president to do anything about it. That’s a part of fame unfortunately, comes with the territory. Dealing with cameras flashing in your direction everyday is the part that most celebrities could live without.

Let’s be real though. Would she be ducking and dodging cameras if she was set to star in a new film? Probably not. She would be embracing that attention with open arms.

Her point is valid that stars’ children should be protected but since when did she become head of the anti-pap movement? Seems like every time you turn around, Halle Berry is stuntin’, trying to make headlines in any way that she can. Whether she is trying to flee the country from her daughter’s “unfit” father, hiding from Madonna’s stalker or spazin’ out on the paps, she’s always got something going on. And in the midst of it all, she finds a way to pull the damsel in distress card.

Despite her flops as Cat Woman and X-Men’s Storm, this “Helpless Halle” role is one that she has down pat.



  1. I don’t understand celebrities. No one held a gun to their heads and forced them to seek fame, and when they get it they complain about it’s minimum disadvantages. These people make millions of dollars for work that doesn’t save lives, enrich people, or make the world a better place. And then they have the nerve to b-tch about people always taking their pictures. OH PLEASE.

  2. I think it’s really easy to see them as spoiled brats, but we really don’t know what it’s like to be famous. Maybe the paps really are out of hand and maybe something really does need to be done about it. I do think Halle’s points are valid, considering that so many celebs are trying to move out of the country. They are going to places like London because they say the paps there are more civilized.

  3. Halle is proof that having a gorgeous face means absolutely nothing in the end. Yeah she is really pretty, but just seems like she has the nastiest attitude. She’s so self entitled and self absorbed. But most celebrities are.

  4. Paparatazzi are scum. Calling the president is facetious but those tmz guys do anything to get a good shot in the national enquirer. They killed Princess Diana for instance back in the 90’s.

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