Berry willing to share ‘sexiest woman' title
Alongside a photo spread that shows her in little more than a T-shirt, Halle Berry talks about being the sexiest woman alive, a title Esquire magazine gives her in its November issue.
“I don't know exactly what it means, but being 42 and having just had a baby, I think I'll take it,” says Berry, who gave birth to her daughter, Nahla, in March.
“Sexiness is a state of mind – a comfortable state of being,” she says. “It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments.”
But Berry, who won an Oscar for her role in “Monster's Ball,” can't claim the sexiest-woman honor all to herself.
“I share this title with every woman, because every woman is a nominee for it at any moment,” she says.
Nolte escapes house fire
Nick Nolte has escaped a fire that burned a Malibu home to the ground.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the actor slightly cut his hand when he broke a window and fled the home shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Sheriff's Department says an electrical malfunction caused the fire, which caused an estimated $3.5 million in damage and left the home a total loss.
Duchovny out of rehab
An attorney for David Duchovny says the actor has checked out of a rehabilitation facility for treatment of sex addiction.
Duchovny, who plays a sex-obsessed character on Showtime's “Californication,” voluntarily entered the facility in August.
Says lawyer Stanton Stein: “David has successfully completed his rehabilitation, he is out of rehab and will be starting a movie soon.”
Bennett has tiny ‘Idol' of her own
Paris Bennett, who learned to sing from her mother and grandmother, has the chance to pass on the gift to another generation.
The former “American Idol” contestant welcomed a baby girl Monday, reports People. She is Bennett's first child.
“I'm so excited to finally see my little angel – and man, does she have lungs on her,” says Bennett, 20. “I guess she's gearing up to be the next American Idol.”
Egypt Bennett weighed in at 5 pounds, 15ounces. The father of the baby prefers to remain out of the public eye.
Bennett, known as “Princess P” on the fifth season of “American Idol” finished in fifth place. Her album, “A Royal Christmas,” will drop on Oct. 14.
Vertigo cited for Meat Loaf's exit
Rock icon Meat Loaf, 61, gave music fans a scare Monday when he left in the middle of the Q Awards ceremony in London for medical treatment of an undisclosed malady.
The singer was unsteady on his feet and spoke incoherently when he accepted the Q classic song award for “Bat Out of Hell.” He left the event soon after. His representative said Meat Loaf has been suffering from vertigo.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, 67. Comedian Chevy Chase, 65. Author R.L. Stine, 65. Actress Sigourney Weaver, 59. Comedian Darrell Hammond, 53. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer CeCe Winans, 44. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon, 38. Actor Nick Cannon, 28.
This day in history Oct. 8
1871: The Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wis., and in the Michigan communities of Holland, Manistee and Port Huron.
1957: The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced it was accepting an offer to move the Dodgers from New York to Los Angeles.