Halle Berry is the head mommy-in-charge, and this week she has a good reason to celebrate!
According to reports, California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed her anti-paparazzi bill into law, requiring all Hollywood paps to seek permission before photographing celebrity children.
Starting on January 1, 2014, a paparazzo can face up to a year in jail and $10,000-$30,000 fine for harassing the kids of public figures.
Los Angeles Senator Kevin de Leon said the new bill “will give children, no matter who their parent is, protection from harassers who go to extremes to turn a buck.”
“Kids shouldn’t be tabloid fodder nor the target of ongoing harassment,” he added.
Berry, the mother of 5-year-old daughter Nahla and a new bun in the oven, said she “started this fight with a great deal of hope and a bit of uncertainty.”
“I cannot express my immense gratitude that Governor Brown has recognized, and acted to remedy, the plight of children who are tormented because of the identity or prominence of their parents,” she said. “On behalf of my children, it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end for those overly aggressive paparazzi whose outrageous conduct has caused so much trauma and emotional distress.”
In a statement, the actress thanked the other celebrity parents who testified with her before California lawmakers.
“I am forever in awe of the support I got within my community from the enormously talented musician Adele to fellow actor, Jennifer Garner, who traveled with me to Sacramento to share her children’s stories, experience, and her desire to give them a better life,” she said. “I’m grateful to Nia Vardalos and the numerous parents who work as actors, musicians, as well as professionals in medicine, mental health, lawyers, judges, and cops who have experienced their children being harassed, tormented or otherwise put in dangerous situations due to their parent’s profession and therefore lent their support.”
She concluded, “It is for all of us that I rejoice today and hope that this fight will continue and that the proper enforcement of this law will truly make a positive impact on the daily lives of all children.”
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1. WARDROBE WARS: Halle Berry vs Paula Patton
This may be the sexiest Wardrobe Wars yet. Halle Berry and Paula Patton are both talented actresses, extremely gorgeous, and know how to heat up a red carpet. Plus, they may actually be friends, at least I like to think so in my head! They're also both working moms with sexy significant others: Halle's engaged to French actor, Olivier Martinez and Paula's married to singer, Robin Thicke. I've rounded up some of their best runway looks, who wins this battle? You decide. When you're done, be sure to check out Halle's latest film "The Call" out in theaters now!
2. Halle Berry
Halle shined bright in black and silver metallic.
3. Paula Patton
Paula went a similar route, but lightened it up a bit in silver and beige.
4. Halle Berry
Halle stunned in a one-shouldered blush and cream gown.
5. Paula Patton
Loved this romantic pastel look on Paula.
6. Halle Berry
Halle was red-hot in a strapless high slit gown.
7. Paula Patton
Paula got playful in a red A-line frock.
8. Halle Berry
We see you, Halle!
9. Paula Patton
Paula got sophisticated in a knee length LBD.
10. Halle Berry
She's a silver sensation.
11. Paula Patton
She's an art deco diva
12. Halle Berry
A lil bit of creme on black looked fab on Halle.
13. Paula Patton
Paula rocked this colorblock flapper style!
14. Halle Berry
Sexy cut outs for Halle!
15. Paula Patton
..And a flirty sheer frock for Paula!
16. Halle Berry and Paula Patton
I call a tie! Your thoughts?