According to reports, Halle Berry married fiancé Olivier Martinez on Saturday at Chateau Des Conde in Vallery, France. The ceremony took place in a small chåteau, where, in accordance with French law, a civil union was held at 4 p.m., followed by a religious ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel in the Village.
“White marquees were put up, and everyone was very discreet because it was a show business wedding,” said a source. “But generally, it was pretty down-to-earth.” Sources say that 60 guests, mostly close friends, were in attendance, including Martinez’s mother, Rosemarie, and brother Vincent. Dinner was held under an arbor, and there was a fireworks display.
Speaking of weddings, Tina Turner got married last month to her longtime boyfriend, Ervin Bach, at a registry office in Zurich, Switzerland. On July 21, the couple will host a private gathering at their home in Switzerland to exchange nuptials in a Buddhist spiritual ceremony.
Adepero Oduye assumed the role of Thelma in the critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote’s American masterpiece “The Trip to Bountiful” on July 16. Oduye is best known for her acclaimed breakout role in Dee Ree’s Sundance film “Pariah,” and for her performance opposite Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad in the Lifetime Television movie “Steel Magnolias.” Condola Rashad, who also co-starred with Oduye in “Steel Magnolias,” played her final performance as Thelma on Sunday, July 14. This is Oduye’s Broadway debut.
She joins the star-studded cas of revival starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat. “The Trip to Bountiful” is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
“Scandal” is heading to BET. The Viacom-owned cable network has acquired off-network rights to ABC’s breakout hit “Scandal,” the Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Under the pact, BET will begin airing seasons one and two of the Kerry Washington political-fixer drama this summer. Additionally, original episodes from the upcoming third season of the Shonda Rhimes series will air in the fall after they are broadcast on ABC, with the exact delay yet to be determined. The deal for off-network repeats extends to additional seasons of the drama if it should continue its run. BET will debut the first two seasons of the ABC Studios drama with a marathon starting in August.
R&B singer Solange Knowles held a rally for Trayvon Martin to speak out against George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict on July 14 at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. She carried a sign with a Malcolm X quote printed on it: “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who’s for or against.”