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Reel Talk March 28
By Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor
Published March 28, 2013



It’s gonna be a while before Halle Berry makes that move to France.

The actress has been anxious to start a new life in Europe with her fiancé Olivier Martinez, but her ex, Gabriel Aubry, has bitterly contested her plans to take their five-year-old daughter Nahla with them.

Berry now says she will hold off on the move until her daughter is old enough to decide on her own where she wants to live.

”It probably won’t be until my daughter is 18 and off to college,” she told Hello! magazine. “When Nahla turns 18, she’ll be legally able to make her own decisions about where she wants to be and I think that then, when she’s off on her own, we’ll move there. It’s where I want to end my days, that’s for sure.”

Halle says her beau thinks she should hold off on trying to learn his language.

”I was told very lovingly by him not to work on it too hard now but to wait until we get to live there,” she said. “Because for me, at my age and with all that I already have on my plate, trying to learn French is probably one of the hardest things I could possibly do.

”He thinks I’ll have an easier time when we’re living there and immersed in the culture – if we ever get to go that is.”


According to Deadline, Antoine Fuqua‘s “Olympus Has Fallen,” released by FilmDistrict, is looking solid at the box office in its opening weekend.

“Olympus,” which cost $70 million, grossed $10 million on Friday and $12.8 on Saturday for $30.8 million.

Pic scored an ‘A-’ with audiences which helped word of mouth. That’s a relief because the movie’s cost of $70M is one of the bigger budgets this small indie film company has ever released.

Plot of the White House takeover by terrorists is newly plausible considering sequester spending cuts meant the U.S. government couldn’t even afford White House tours anymore because of Secret Service staff shortages. No surprise that the film did publicity at the recent CPAC convention for conservative politicos.

The film was tracking strongest with males ages 18-plus and over performed its expected high teens. Director and producer Fuqua with Mark Gill assembled a solid cast of Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd, Robert Forster and Rick Yune.


Omar Sy

Omar Sy, the breakthrough star of “The Intouchables” is in talks to star in the culinary comedy “Chef” with Bradley Cooper. Movie would be Sy’s first role in an English-language film.


Fruitvale,” Ryan Coogler‘s fact-based drama about the last day in the life of 22-year-old shooting victim Oscar Grant, won the grand jury prize and the audience award for dramatic features at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Best Man” sequel

“Best Man” sequel officially gets a synopsis: “When the college friends

finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.”


King’ Sweet Tweet

Actress Regina King posted a response to the break-up rumors on her Twitter account stating that she and Malcolm Jamal-Warner “are good.”

“Hey everybody PLEASE don’t believe everything you read. Me & @MalcolmJamalWar are good. Life happens. Forward motion. Godspeed.”

Hey everybody PLEASE don’t believe everything you read. Me & ?@MalcolmJamalWar are good. Life happens. Forward motion. Godspeed

Earlier reports on US Weekly stated that the couple had split and that King moved out of Warner’s home with her son. 

“He said he wasn’t feeling it anymore,” a source told Us Weekly before adding, “she’s still very brokenhearted.”

In a 2011 interview with Warner explained why the two former child stars kept their romance out of the tabloids.

“I think Regina and I are both of the philosophy that we keep our private lives private. All relationships go through all kinds of peaks and valleys. And I think it’s unfortunate — when you live in the public eye, of course, your peaks and valleys are going to be heavily scrutinized. So we just kind of prefer to protect what we have going on because relationships are work, anyway. We don’t need the rest of the world in our Kool-Aid. So we like to protect what we have because it’s very special and very precious. We’d like to keep it out of everybody’s hands and visions. But I will say that it’s a relationship that makes all the sense in the world.” 

King’s response still leaves some wondering if the story is only partially false or totally false. “Forward Motion” and “Life Happens” sound a lot like post-break up phrases but we’ll let this one be until we see the moving truck photos. 

Django Rejected

Will Smith was initially rumored to be in talks for the role of Django when production began in 2011 on Quentin Tarantino’s slavery-era film “Django Unchained,” but the part eventually went to Jamie Foxx. Smith has now confirmed that he was offered the part first, but rejected it over concerns Christoph Waltz’s bounty hunter character.


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