Oscar-winner Berry getting over broken arm, broken heart

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, 37, said she remained positive about the possibility of future romance.

"I've made some bad choices in that area," she said with a laugh. "I used to say that if there was a loser in town, I'd find him. But I don't say that anymore. ... I'm going to find the right man."

Berry broke her arm in May while filming "Gothika," in which she plays a psychiatrist who winds up in her own asylum, accused of a murder she can't remember.

Tabloid story shoots and misses, soccer player, Spice Girl wife say

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 a lawyer was 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.

In September the pair issued a statement after a similar story appeared in the News of the World tabloid.

"Since we first met, our careers have always meant we have spent time apart," they said. "This is not a reflection on the strength of our marriage and we are very much enjoying our new life in Spain."

'Citizen of the world' Glover accepts 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.

The Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award is named for an 81-year-old Baptist minister and civil rights activist.

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."

'Elf' is giant among movie-goers

Los Angeles (ap) -- Will Ferrell's "Elf" scuttled Russell Crowe's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" to finish as the weekend's No. 1 movie.

"Elf," about a man-child raised by Santa's helpers at the North Pole, took in $27.2 million, off just 12 percent from its second-place debut the previous weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"Master and Commander," a Napoleonic-era naval adventure based on Patrick O'Brian's novels about an intrepid British captain, debuted a close second with $25.7 million.

The weekend's remaining top five: "The Matrix Revolutions," $16.3 million; "Brother Bear," $12 million; "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," $9.5 million.


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