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Blogger Bites Back: Halle Berry's custody fight with ex goes nuclear

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Things are going from bad to worse in the nasty custody battle between actress Halle Berry and ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry.

The exes are currently involved in a custody fight involving their 2 1/2-year-old daughter Nahla.

The proverbial hit the fan when Aubry filed court papers in December to establish paternity, and to seek joint custody. This was the first major red flag that relations between the ex-lovers had turned sour, and that attempts to establish custody and visitation rights between them had failed.

Insiders had claimed that the pair, who split in April 2010, had remained civil while co-parenting their daughter. But after Aubry's filing, the battle lines were drawn.

Berry fired a salvo earlier this week, announcing that she had pulled out of a film so she could focus on the looming court battle.

"Halle Berry was forced to pull out of a film production in New York this week due to pending custody litigation involving her daughter," said the star's rep.

"She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention."

Berry topped it off with an ominous statement. The rep added: "Halle has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her."

Total tosh, says Aubry, who fired back via his rep.

"While Gabriel is disappointed in Halle's decision to falsely malign him publicly and for her own purposes, he refuses to be pulled into her dispute over a canceled film production," the rep said in a statement.

"Gabriel also refuses to air their issues in the press as he believes this may ultimately harm their daughter.

"The fact is that Gabriel is a caring father who shares custody of Nahla. Gabriel fully believes that a consistent and balanced living situation and two loving parents are crucial for their child even if Ms. Berry feels otherwise," the statement adds.

"He will always defend his rights as a father and will always consider Nahla's best interest. Halle's continuing allegations in the press are untrue and irresponsible."

Team Berry then rallied the troops and hurled an accusation that Aubry had allegedly let rip with a sea expletives and race-based hatred toward Berry during their relationship.

An ex-girlfriend of Aubry also crawled out of the woodwork and reportedly accused the male model of being "borderline racist," claims TMZ.

But a source tells RadarOnline that such accusations are nonsense.

Now it's Aubry's turn. The Canadian model is reportedly in possession of a handful of nasty voice mails, e-mails and text messages from Berry, which "document her angry and jealous rages," according to Radar.

In one email the actress allegedly wrote, "You were only good for one thing... Thanks for the donation," according to the website.

For what it's worth, a source says Aubry is opting not to release the messages to the press, but will instead save them for family court, where they won't be disclosed to the public.

"I honestly think Gabriel should release some of these messages he has from Halle and tell his side of the story, but he won't," a source tells Radar. "He said he's going to save them for family court, which will be a private, press-free environment."

The Kardashian connection

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has also been dragged into the bitter battle.

The socialite and Aubrey were snapped at a Los Angeles Lakers game last November, prompting speculation they were an item.

A source at the time said they were "dating a little bit."

Berry saw red and reportedly went off on one.

"Halle was very upset," a gossip told People "She was upset at the idea of someone like that being in her daughter's life. She did not want a reality star in Nahla's life. She was very aggravated.

"Halle couldn't care less who Gabriel dates. She just didn't want Nahla exposed to the cameras that are undoubtedly around a reality star."

But a source says Berry jumped the gun and spat the dummy over nothing.

"Gabriel wanted to make sure he dated someone for six months before he introduced them to his daughter. There was never for a second a thought by Kim or Gabriel that Nahla would ever go near cameras."

And there you have it, readers - more skullduggery and plot-twists than your average soap opera.

Stay tuned...

Kate Moss getting hitched?

Kate Moss is reportedly engaged to her long time boyfriend Jamie Hince.

Aye, we've been here many, many times before.

Britain's The Sun newspaper claims that Hince popped the question on Tuesday night - while the pair were in bed - and "after Kate had put the lights out to go to sleep."

He then surprised her with a whopper - a vintage 1920s engagement ring.

A source said: "Kate is delighted. Jamie is the man for her - they are soul mates. She just wanted to make him work for her hand in marriage.

"He has been badgering her to get married but she wanted to take her time. Over the last year they have grown so close, they are like man and wife.

"They're going to have the mother of all weddings. It will be a huge party, one of the biggest she has ever thrown - and she's thrown a few."

Mark your calendars. The pair will trot down the aisle on July 2, says the newspaper.

Oddly enough, there could be a grain of truth to the report. Moss was snapped sporting a huge diamond ring when she stepped out in Paris this week.

Moss reportedly quipped that she will be the most famous Kate to tie the knot in 2011 - not Prince William's bride-to-be, Kate Middleton. Cheeky!

Moss and Hince met in 2007, shortly after she ditched troubled singer Pete Doherty.

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And finally...

Rihanna's kinky, innuendo-filled video for new single S&M has reportedly been banned in 11 countries.

The promo sees the singer playing sexy dominatrix, while clad in latex bondage costumes. Frenemy Perez Hilton also makes a cameo, leashed and on all fours, while pretending to tinkle on a fire hydrant.

YouTube have deemed the video 'inappropriate', requiring viewers to confirm they are 18 or over before watching it.

Word is MTV is working on a re-edit of the promo for daytime play.

Watch Rihanna's S&M video below (Warning: Adult content). What do you think? Should it be classified inappropriate?

Blogger Bites Back

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