By Florence Anthony
According to reports, Gabriel Aubry has obtained a restraining order against Halle Berry’s fiance Olivier Martinez, who busted up Gabriel’s face during their brutal Thanksgiving brawl. The papers that Gabriel filed paint an all together different picture than the original story the LAPD was given. In the documents, Gabriel says the day before Thanksgiving, he took he and Halle’s daughter Nahla to her school play. Halle and Olivier showed up and Olivier walked up to Gabriel and whispered in his ear in French: “I want to beat the s–t out of you right now. We’re going to take Nahla right now and you’re not going to follow us.” However, the next day, Gabriel says he took Nahla to Halle’s Hollywood Hills home around 10 AM. He says in a completely unusual move, Olivier came out of the front door. The nanny normally handled the custodial hand-off. Gabriel claims Olivier said: “We need to talk.” Gabriel says he walked toward his car to close his door when Olivier jumped off the stairs and knocked Gabriel to the ground and started brutally beating him, screaming that Gabriel cost them $3 million dollars to fight the custody war. As Olivier assaulted Gabriel, he screamed that they were going to move to Paris and Gabriel had better move there too or Olivier would kill him! Drama….drama and more drama!
Beyonce’ and Jay-Z sat in their courtside seats while watching the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 96-89 on November 26 in a hometown battle at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It was announced earlier that day that Beyonce’ will be directing a documentary about her life to air on HBO on February 16.
BCA Global will celebrate its 9th Annual Global Food and Wine Experience on November 29 at New York’s Guastavino’s, 409 E. 59th Street, from 7:00 PM-10:30 PM. The event will celebrate the professional accomplishments of Helen C. Shelton, Senior Partner at global public relations firm Finn Partners, by presenting her with the 2012 BCA Global Vision in Wine & Spirits Award. Throughout her career, Ms. Shelton has worked to promote both excellence and diversity within the wine and spirits industry. Over the years, she has developed dozens of signature campaigns for mass market to ultra-premium brands and pioneered the use of branded entertainment, radio and social media in the spirits marketing communications mix. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an M.S. in Communications and Journalism from Boston University.
Eddie Cibrian, Amy Smart, Terry Crews and Nia Long have joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s latest movie project, Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club. Perry wrote the script and is directing the comedy, which started production November 26. Lionsgate will release the movie theatrically on May 9, 2014.
The Harlem Fine Arts Show, the premier showcase of contemporary art celebrating the African diaspora, will debut at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), 701 Arch Street, on Wednesday, December 12. The Harlem Fine Arts Show at the African American Museum will feature the work of 15 plus contemporary artists and a special reception hosted by NBC’s Harry Hairston and Harlem Fine Arts Show Founder, Dion Clarke from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Tickets are $50 and AAMP member tickets are $45. Event sponsors include Amtrak, Wells Fargo and PepsiCo. Philadelphia’s 900 AM WURD is the official radio partner for the event and will be broadcasting live. Please visit [email protected] for ticketing information. The event is a precursor to the Harlem Fine Arts Show annual presentation and series of events scheduled to culminate during Black History Month, February 7-10, 2013, at Riverside Church in Harlem.