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Halle v. Taraji: Don’t Hate the Cookie Hate the Game

Halle Berry recently decided to part ways with her manager of 20 years, Vincent Cirrincione and it is due to the fact that Cirrincione has been focusing his attention on Taraji P. Henson’s blossoming career over the past few years.

Cookie Lyon Halle Berry
Cookie Lyon Halle Berry

In 2002 Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Monster’s Ball’ produced by Lee Daniels.  The award made her the only woman of color to ever win a Best Actress Academy Award to date.

Since then Berry’s career has been average, at best, and she clearly blames Cirrincione.  Page Six reports that Berry was upset about how much attention has been devoted to Henson’s career.  Although the split (Berry/Cirrincione) occurred about a year ago a Page Six source has revealed that Berry was angered by Henson’s success:

“Taraji’s on a hit show and it’s her moment right now. Halle has had a bad run with films, and her TV show was canceled.”

Halle Berry Movies and TV Shows
Halle Berry Movies and TV Shows

Halle Berry Movies and TV Shows
Berry has been in the game for a very long time.  Some of her best work includes:

  • Executive Decision, 1996
  • Bulworth, 1998
  • Monster’s Ball, 2001
  • Swordfish, 2001
  • Die Another Day, 2002
  • Gothika, 2003
  • X2, 2003
  • X-Men: The Last Stand, 2006
  • Things We Lost in the Fire, 2007
  • Cloud Atlas, 2012
  • The Call, 2013
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014

Halle Berry’s movies and TV shows haven’t been what they once were.  Halle Berry’s TV show, ‘Extant’ was axed after two short seasons.

Halle Berry’s TV show ‘Living Dolls‘ was the first television appearance she made back in 1989.  Some of her additional television appearances include:

  • Amen, 1991
  • A Different World, 1991
  • They Came from Outer Space, 1991
  • Fraiser, 1998
  • Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 1999
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, 2005
  • Extant, 2014-15

The following clip shows Halle Berry suggesting that Henson’s Oscar nomination for ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ should satisfy her.  Berry further explains that Taraji has already won by being nominated considering the high level of competition.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More