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Exclusive: Did Lupita Nyong’o Make Halle Berry Cry?

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It’s been 12 years since Halle Berry became the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for best actress, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t get emotional when Lupita Nyong’o’s name was called during the 86th annual ceremony.

“I wasn’t as emotional as she was, obviously,” Berry joked to HipHollywood. “But, that makes me really happy when I see people like Lupita be given an opportunity to shine … and to feel like I was somehow apart of that years ago just makes me feel proud.”

And the 47-year-old actress is also proud to finally release her film “Frankie & Alice” about a 70’s go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder. Berry shot the film in 2008, was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in 2010, but still had a hard time getting distribution until now.

“It’s a hard film to get made because of the subject matter, but I just wouldn’t let it go,” explained Berry. “Then Lionsgate and CodeBlack films came along and I thought wow we have to put this out, and I’m so happy because it’s like my little baby.”

And Berry certainly knows a thing or too about that. She now has a 5 month old son with hubby Olivier Martinez, and says being a mother has certainly given her a new outlook on life. Check it out!

Frankie & Alice is in theaters April 4th.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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