Monday, June 01, 2009

What's in a kiss? A lot


This incident may go down as one of the best or one of the worst decisions of Halle Berry's career.

If you missed it, all you have to do is Google to find photo evidence galore: The actress briefly made out with actor Jamie Foxx when he gave her the Decade of Hottness award at Spike TV's 2009 "Guys Choice Awards" over the weekend. Actually, "made out" might be too tame a term. Her hand went for his crotch while he grabbed her butt like he planned to take a hunk of it home with him (he also looked like he wanted to cry and/or thank Jesus, which was pretty funny). Depending on how you feel about Halle, Jamie or very public scope-and-gropes, the scene was disgusting, degrading, or hot as hell.

What I find fascinating is how people have responded. Message boards are overflowing with people weighing in. There's the "what was she thinking, she's a mother and an Oscar winner" camp. There's the "ain't she got a man at home and won't he be packing his bags when he sees this" camp. There's the "once you go black, you always come back" camp. (Halle's S.O. is model Gabriel Aubry, who is crazygorgeous ... and white.) There's the "Jamie Foxx is the luckiest man alive and I really hate him" camp. The "they totally had sex in a dressing room after" and "somebody got laid when they got home" camps. And so on. A few seconds of screen time have sparked hours of conversations about race, sexual boundaries, relationship boundaries and modern-day feminism.

For my part, I thought it was bad idea. Don't get me wrong -- I think she should be able to do whatever she wants to do. But no matter if it was Jamie or any other man (or woman), I thought her actions were disrespectful to her partner. It's one thing if you're an actor and you slobber on somebody because it's in the script. But all she had to do was show up and accept an award, not offer up soft-core porn for YouTube posterity. Also, it seemed a little desperate to me. Halle doesn't have go for the gusto with Jamie Foxx to prove that, at age 42, she deserves a hotness award; she does it by simply breathing.

Maybe it was a publicity stunt. Maybe she's always had a jones for Jamie and seized (no pun intended) the opportunity. Maybe her man made her mad before she left the house, and she decided to get back at him in a very public way. We'll never know.


Just as we can have many reactions to what she did, we can think of just as many explanations for her actions. One thing's for sure: if Halle Berry wanted to be in the spotlight, she got her wish.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hater. LOL

Anonymous said...

Dumb. Just plain dumb.

Anonymous said...

ghetto

Anonymous said...

There was nothing Ghetto about what happened. I think it was soemthing both of them decided to do. Halle partner should not have been offended at all. I think he should like the fact that alot of other men think his women is hot. He and Jamie both did great. If her man don't like it then he needs his walking papers.

Anonymous said...

Sleeeeeeze! I'm very dissapointed. I always thought she had more class than that but I was obviously wrong. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

This may be the only other think better than winning the Powerball. Big ups to Jamie!!!

The same person calling it ghetto I'm sure didn't have a problem with her when she made out with Billy Bob Thorton in Monsters Ball.

Anonymous said...

No such thing as bad publicity. She's just trying to stay in the limelight. I've lost respect for her.

And the colored girls said...

She's hot, and he's hot, but I agree with blogger--Not appropriate for someone with a partner already.

Anonymous said...

I can't hate on Jamie. You got to take your chance when they COME!

Anonymous said...

Adrian Brody did the same thing to her when he accepted the Best Oscar award from her. Maybe it was just a kind of payback that got out of hand.

Anonymous said...

How is making out on stage ghetto? Do you think there are stages in the ghetto where people get awards and make out? Why do white people call anything black people do "ghetto"? The ghetto is a place where not all black people grew up just like all white people didn't grow up in trailer parks. There was nothing "ghetto" about that incident - dummy. Think before you type.

Anonymous said...

Come on people! Do any of you really think that this was not staged! Jamie Fox is a comedian 1st. It was all a part of his skit. I guarantee you Halle's significant other knew about it and approved it in advance. Don't forget Jamie and Halle are 2 of the best actors/actresses in the world. They know what they are doing. RELAX EVERYONE!!

Anonymous said...

best answer I've read today.. They are professionals. They know what they are doing and probably not thinking of the PEOPLE THAT CALL them/their actions "ghetto" because they are out of the loop anyway. So again RELAX PEOPLE. p.s> Halle has had her bad times w/ abusive relationships, I'm sure she got the okay before that happend. Can't have Halle sportin a new shiner... yuck.

Anonymous said...

Anon said...." Halle partner should not have been offended at all. I think he should like the fact that alot of other men think his women is hot. "

That's the dumbest statement I've heard in the long time. Next time your bf/gf/wife/husband starts french kissing someone else in the public, it should make you SOOO proud, right?

Ed said...

Maybe it was...acting?

Anonymous said...

Anyone who is taking this seriously is an idiot. They are both actors and HELLO she got the hottness award! She is hot and so is he. The scene was definitely hot! It was on Spike (not exactly a kid friendly network) so no children should've seen it. People need to let go and maybe if you stop acting so prickly you too can have a scene like this at home. That's all I have to say!

jlewis74 said...

For all those anonymous responses why dont you grow a set and use your real name. And why is this even on a news website, it was stagged for the show!!!

Anonymous said...

I am soooooooooooooo jealous.

Nothing like a little on stage groping to bring all the repressed people out of the woodwork.

You would besurprised to discover how many people enjoy watching their spouse flirt (or more) with others.

Just because you would be offended if your spouse did it, doesn't mean everyone would.

Anonymous said...

anony@11:49 My husband and I saw this and he said he would not have a problem with it because at the end of the day I'm coming home to him. So I think you really need to grow and get with the times. Besides she is not married there was not hard it just freaking TV. Actor and actresses act all the time. You should get out of the old ages and get with the new age.

Anonymous said...

THEY ARE ACTORS PEOPLE! GIVE IT A REST!

Anonymous said...

daaaaaaaaaaa, and what was the award?
Yeah..Decade of Hottness award...
two artists mimicking the award...ya think?
Spike TV's 2009 "Guys Choice Awards" whatcha expect anyway?

As for Halle's real man and his part or reactions, I would say he is or should be a pretty secure man with women drooling over him all the time and wanting to touch him too!
Understanding the humor of it all he probably did for sure...:)
No big deal ....

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY PLANNED... geesh people... it's ALL entertainment.....

Anonymous said...

Maybe her actions and behaviors are telling us all something..
Is her life about to change...again..? Surprise surprise?
or maybe the signals are there for her partner to read and know the above too!
Is she trying to tell him something? Probably, whether it is staged or not.
Actions speak louder than words..:)

Anonymous said...

This blog is slowly veering towards Tonya Jameson territory

Anonymous said...

He's an actor, she's an actor - it's what they do - act. It's no different than if they were in a movie. She acted the role as the "hottest" and he acted the role as the "guy".

Anonymous said...

I guess they were both a bit tipsy, that's all. He is hot, she is hot, hormones kicked in, the rest is all over the internet for her kids to see...

Anonymous said...

It must be a really slow news day if the Observer actually thinks this is worth posting on their website.

Anonymous said...

I can guarantee you there wasn't anything 'uncalculated' about any of it. Having worked in the industry, I can say without much hesitation they both knew what they were doing.

Annnnnnd... my guess is she was also trying to drive a point home, at home. She knows she could have any guy in the world, so I think this may have been her little reminder to Mr. Aubry.

MyRealName said...

jlewis74 said...
For all those anonymous responses why dont you grow a set and use your real name. And why is this even on a news website, it was stagged for the show!!!

6/01/2009 12:13 PM


right and you got a big set jlewis74.

Anonymous said...

Ghetto

Anonymous said...

What a blatent display of heterosexuality! Really, I don't care what you do in private, but don't keep throwing in our faces!

Anonymous said...

So, it is ghetto because it involved two Black people? Or, would it be ghetto regardless?

I see a whole lot of things wrong with this, but ghetto never arose in my mind.

Vincent said...

Jaime Foxx and Brad Pitt always be catchin' my overflow...

Anonymous said...

"Softcore porn?" I didn't see no titties. You can get better on Desperate Housewives.