Celebrity Sightings in Topanga Canyon – May 24, 2009

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry

Halle Berry returns to court today in France to ask a judge to permission to move her daughter, Nahla to France. This Oscar-winning actress has been involved in her own real-life drama for the last several years with her ex Gabriel Aubry, the baby daddy. Berry is now engaged to Olivier Martinez and wants to move to his European home wiith Nahla.

 It is expected the actress will use evidence showing the paparazzi in America is an unsafe environment (remember this incident with the paps at Nahla’s school? Bonus points in my book for bringing out the mama lion … and still looking fabulous). The custody evaluations concluded in June that Halle would be the better full-time parental unit. Aubry is strongly contesting the request, but it seems likely Nahla will be moving to sweet Paris, soon. This is just the latest in the bitter dispute between the ex-lovers who have been battling it out since their split in 2010.

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Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster

This R&B star is also headed back to court in Atlanta, GA today in the ongoing custody war of the divorced couples two young children. The ex-couple currently share custody of their boys, but Usher is petitioning for full-custody, claiming Foster is an unfit mother. The custody case took a hiatus last month after Foster’s older son died in a jet ski accident.

Los Angeles Opening Of “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour”

Jackson Family

I’m still shaking my head trying to figure out why Michael Jackson’s children weren’t allowed access to their grandmother, their legal guardian, for almost two weeks last month while the family disputed the validity of the late pop star’s will in Arizona. After Paris Jackson started tweeting out an SOS for her grandmother, TJ Jackson, their cousin, petitioned the court for temporary guardianship. The request was granted. When Katherine returned to the family home in California, she went back to court and was granted shared custody with TJ.

Mel B And Attorney Gloria Allred Hold News Conference

Eddie Murphy and Melanie Brown

This dispute first started around whether Eddie was even the baby daddy, but after DNA test proved the comedian fathered a daughter, Angel Iris, in 2007 with his ex-girlfriend Melanie Brown things didn’t improve between the two. Eddie felt Mel B tricked him and refused to see his daughter for awhile. Although Brown has full-custody of the girl, Murphy seemed to set aside his animosity and began seeing his daughter n 2010.

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Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Wade

Things definitely got heated for this Miami Heat guard and his ex-wife during their 2010 divorce. The high school sweethearts both aired dirty laundry against each other. Siohvaughn claimed her ex was abusive and gave her an STD. Wade claimed his ex-wife wasn’t a fit mother and cheated on him during their marriage. Wade was granted full-custody of their boys in 2011. The NBA star returned to court in June of this year to ask for Siohvaugh’s visitation rights to be suspended after she was arrested for attempted child abduction of the boys. The couple return to court in September to resolve financial terms of the divorce.

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