Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Halle Berry Goes For A Post-Academy Awards Skinny Dip

What's a girl to do after a fun night at the Academy Awards? Well, for actress Halle Berry, celebrating includes stripping from your Atelier Versace dress down to your birthday suit and skinny dipping as the Bruno Mars hit "24K Magic" plays in the background.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Halle Berry Dazzles At 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

One night, two fabulous looks. Halle Berry dazzled in a sexy Atelier Versace minidress as she walked the carpet at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night (February 26) in Beverly Hills, California.

Halle Berry Interviewed At 89th Academy Awards By E! & ABC

Halle Berry had the Internet abuzz last night (February 26th) as she walked the red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, and aside from slaying the red carpet in a beautiful Atelier Versace gown, the actress stopped by to chat with E! News and ABC.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Halle Berry Attends 89th Academy Awards In Atelier Versace

Halle Berry is no stranger to making a statement on the Oscars red carpet and this year, the Academy Award winner showed up in a custom sheer and sparkly one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Read what the actress and her longtime stylist Lindsay Flores had to say about the look beneath:

Halle Berry Shut Down the Oscars Red Carpet in Atelier Versace

“There is nothing better than being able to collaborate with my best friend,” said actress Halle Berry of Lindsay Flores, her stylist of 20 years. “Lindsay has always been able to understand my individual sense of style. Her keen eye, and elevated sense of fashion, takes my style to the next level. Simply put, she’s my secret weapon!” And tonight, as Berry took to the Oscars dressed in a blush pink Atelier Versace dress, Vince Camuto shoes, and Forevermark jewelry, it was clear just how impactful that fashion connection is.

“We really responded to this Atelier Versace gown because it embodied the perfect balance of classic Oscar glamour met with a modern rock and roll edge,” said Flores. “Halle has a personal relationship with Donatella and has worn both Donatella and Gianni [designs] over the years. The Versace aesthetic is all about strong and powerful women, which is so intrinsically Halle.” The resulting dress featured intricate embellishments that worked to flatter the 50-year-old’s gorgeous body. It was an especially great fit for Berry, whose red-carpet style has always tended toward bold and beautiful. “I have always marched to the beat to my own drum, and I think this red-carpet look encapsulates that,” said Berry. “The dress is glamorous with a sense of romance that made me feel feminine and fresh. With this look, I celebrate my natural hair by allowing it to be wild and free.”

Working with Castillo Bataille from TACK Artist Group on her coiffure and Kara Yoshimoto Bua on her makeup-free face, Berry’s final look was composed and striking. Where other finishing touches were concerned, such as red-carpet jewelry, Berry and Flores had a chic, less-is-more approach. “I generally choose something gorgeous but minimal,” said Berry. “This year I found the perfect jewelry that really enhances my dress perfectly.” Having collaborated together for almost two decades, does the pair have any favorite moments? “The Elie Saab dress I won my Oscar in!” said Berry. For her part, Flores cited the Monique Lhuillier ensemble the actress sported to the 2013 BET Awards. “It is more about how I feel in the dress than anything else,” said Berry. “I just have to feel my best self.” And tonight, Berry and Flores proved the power of the right dress yet again.

Halle Highlights: Halle Berry Makes History As First Black Best Actress Winner For 'Monster's Ball'

Halle Highlights is a new feature that we are proud to introduce to the Ultimate Halle Berry website to showcase some of the standout moments (interviews, awards, magazine covers, etc.) over the Academy Award winner's multi-decade career.

In this particular Halle Highlight, we take a look at her history-making Best Actress win for 'Monster's Ball' at the 74th Academy Awards and her unforgettable speech, where she paid tribute to black actresses of the past, present and future. Fifteen years later and this moment still brings tears to my eyes. Relive the amazing moment in history beneath:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Halle Berry Opens Up About Feeling 'Guilty' After 3 Divorces

Halle Berry took part in a candid Q&A at the 2017 City Summit and Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 11th, where she opened up about the emotional toll of going through several divorces and other failed relationships.

"I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved," the actress admitted. We "go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse. That’s what fairytales taught me as a kid." But she no longer believes in the fairytale love, saying she’s "anti-fairytales today." Before adding, "but we go in there with that hope, so when it falls apart it feels like a huge failure and a huge disappointment. I’ve often felt guilty and responsible."

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

The 50-year-old stunner also talked about her upcoming feature film 'Kings', which recently completed production, her work with the Jenesse Center and much more. Watch below:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Halle Berry To Keynote Premier City Gala Summit Event

Halle Berry has agreed be the special guest speaker for the premier City Summit event, presented by Entrepreneur magazine, on Saturday, February 11th. Read details beneath:

Business Wire: The 2017 City Summit and Gala, working to advance community through humanitarian events, today announced that Academy award-winning actress Halle Berry will be the special guest speaker for the premier City Summit event, presented by Entrepreneur magazine, on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the USC Tower – South Park Center in downtown Los Angeles, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event precedes the second-annual City Gala on Feb. 12, at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The City Summit and City Gala are humanitarian events that bring highly accomplished and visible artists, business leaders, and individuals together with an eye toward giving forward and adding value to worthy start-up and lesser-known charitable organizations.

Halle Berry’s award-winning film career has spanned more than two decades. She is the first African-American woman to receive a Best Actress award, winning an Oscar for her starring role in the 2002 film “Monsters Ball.“ Berry is heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors and was the first celebrity ambassador for the Diabetes Aware campaign. She is best known, however, for her work with the Jenesse Center, which helps families affected by domestic abuse. Berry will discuss her important work with the organization, and her passion for assisting and empowering women and children in the community, with a select group of attendees at the inaugural City Summit event.

For business owners and leaders, the newly launched City Summit presents a rare opportunity for business networking and relationships at the highest level. Multiple leaders of other award-winning conferences are among the panelists and speakers at the City Summit event. As a business relationship opportunity, the City Summit represents the best of the best, and provides inspiring knowledge and education about how to overcome adversity and accomplish inconceivable goals.

The City Summit will be moderated by author and entrepreneur Greg S. Reid, and will feature billionaires, elite business professionals, and celebrities who will share their knowledge, backgrounds, business techniques and advice.

The City Summit will also include the following speakers and participants:

  • Anthony Mackie, American film and stage actor
  • Jeff Timmons, Singer and Founding Member, 98 Degrees
  • John Greathouse, Contributor, Wall Street Journal
  • Will Pomerantz, Vice President, Virgin Galactic
  • Scott Parazynski, Former NASA Astronaut
  • Michael Murphy, Development Director, Google, Inc.
  • David R. Bradford, Executive Chairman, HireVue
  • David Meltzer, CEO, Sports1 Marketing
  • Forbes Riley, Host, Forbes Living TV
  • Scott Duffy, Founder, Smart Charter
  • Christian Collins, Creator, Weekly Chris
  • Alan Taylor, Contributor, USA Today Networks
  • Tom Bilyeu, Founder, Quest Nutrition
  • Jason Sisneros, CEO, Anton Jae Global
  • Cynthia Kersey, Founder, Unstoppable Foundation
  • Jay Cohen, Partner, Gersh Agency
  • Tracy Hazzard, Contributor, Inc. magazine

Said City Summit & Gala Founder and Executive Producer Ryan Long, “We are tremendously honored to present our 2017 program in support of the International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation (IAP), which provides funding in support of arts, education, early childhood development and the Breed Life program, which supports and facilitates the gift of life through live organ donation.” In the coming days, City Summit & Gala will announce additional keynote speakers for the 2017 event.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Halle Berry To Present At The 89th Academy Awards

Academy Award winner Halle Berry has been announced as a presenter by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in the second group of presenters for the 89th Academy Awards, which are schedule for on February 26th.

The group includes Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon and Hailee Steinfeld, who join Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander.

Halle Berry Completes Filming Of LA Riots Drama 'Kings'

'Kings', the upcoming English-language debut from director Deniz Gamze Erguven, has officially finished filming. Halle Berry, who leads the cast with Daniel Craig, shared the news via Instragam occupied by a photo of her character Millie in the back of a police car.

The independent drama is expected to be released later this year with many saying it has awards season potential, but it is currently without a distributor in the United States.

Instagram: It's a wrap. #kings ✌🏾

Friday, February 3, 2017

Halle Berry Films LA Riots Movie 'Kings' With Daniel Craig (Photos)

In the first photos to surface of them together, Halle Berry and Daniel Craig were spotted filming their forthcoming historical drama 'Kings' on Thursday, February 2nd, where they were shown with their hands up surrounded by a cop car.

In the Deniz Gamze Ergüven film, Craig will play Ollie, one of the only white residents in South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s. Ollie befriends Berry's character Millie, who is a foster mother, and they work together to track down the kids during the violence.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Halle Berry Announces First 'Hallewood' Contest Winner

After announcing the relaunch of her Hallewood fan club in December, Halle Berry unveiled a contest challenging fans to create an custom logo for the official website and unveiled five finalist last month before revealing Veronica Sanders as the winner. See her logo below: