People talk 11/17/02

Monday, November 17, 2003

Berry over broken arm, broken marriage

LOS ANGELES -- Halle Berry says she's over the broken arm she suffered while filming "Gothika" and is recovering from the pain of recently separating from husband Eric Benet.

"I'm getting used to it," the Oscar-winner said of her split from her second husband.

Berry broke her arm in May while filming "Gothika," working on a scene in which she fights a man trying to sedate her. The accident shut down filming for six weeks.

Beckhams call marriage rumors 'rubbish'

LONDON -- Soccer star David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria, are denying a fresh tabloid claim that their marriage is strained.

A spokeswoman for the couple said the report in the Sunday Mirror was "rubbish" and that an attorney is looking into possible legal action against the newspaper.

The Sunday Mirror reported that Victoria Beckham threatened to walk out on the marriage unless her husband moves back to Britain from Spain, where he plays for Real Madrid. The newspaper said a trial separation had been discussed.

Transylvania honors late Johnny Weissmuller

TIMISOARA, Romania -- Tarzan of Transylvania? The late Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller was born in Romania, and local officials plan to reclaim him.

A commemorative plaque will be placed on the house in Timisoara where he was born, a government representative told the daily Pro Sport.

Weissmuller, who died in 1984, played Tarzan in the movies during the 1930s and 1940s, after winning five gold medals at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics.

Glover honored by humanitarian award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Actor Danny Glover said he was honored "beyond any expression of words" by a humanitarian award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Glover, 56, was chosen for his work with the United Nations on poverty, disease and economic underdevelopment in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

He dismissed a reporter's reference that he was a "great humanitarian," however, calling himself a "citizen of the world."

-- From wire reports

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