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Nice try, Richard A. Franco. But your Halle Berry stalking days are over.

The actress won her battle in court today, as a judge decreed that Franco - still jailed after his arrest earlier this month outside Berry's residence - must maintain a distance of at least 100 yards from Berry and her three-year-old daughter, Nahla, for at least three years.

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Franco was spotted on three separated occasions during a weekend in July, with authorities finally apprehending him on the Oscar winner's property after her security team detained him.

He faces one count of felony stalking, as well as a first-degree residential burglary charge.

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Richard Franco has been arrested for allegedly trespassing on Halle Berry's property over the weekend, but the crazed fan entered a plea inside a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday and denied all charges. His attorney said Franco was not guilty of felony stalking.

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In response, the judge issued an unusual restraining order: he ordered Franco to stay at least 500 yards away from Berry, but did NOT make the same decree in regard to Halle's daughter, Nahla.

Don't worry, though, Nahla - who is at the center of a custody battle between Berry and Gabriel Aubry - is covered by a civil judge's temporary restraining order against Franco.

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Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful women on the planet. But, seriously Richard Franco, that doesn't give you an excuse to stalk the star.

This 27-year old has been arrested for trespassing on Berry's property. The idiot did it three times over the last three days, with police finally nabbing Franco around 11 p.m. last night.

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Law enforcement sources confirm to TMZ that Franco jumped over a wall at Berry's home yesterday, the third consecutive day he's tried to get close to the actress.

But Halle's private security team saw the incident unfold on camera, apprehended Franco and called the LAPD. Officers arrived and booked the crazed fan on suspicion of felony stalking.

UPDATE: Berry has filed for a restraining order against Franco, who has a slew of arrests on his record.

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Halle Berry called 911 twice this weekend, both times because a suspicious man was spotted on her property.

The first incident took place on Saturday, as police arrived at Berry's Los Angeles home after someone leaped over her home's protective wall and was lurking in the front yard. Guests ran out to confront him, but the intruder fled.

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A similar incident developed yesterday. Berry was actually at her kitchen window and spotted a man just staring at her, holding a book. Once again, though, the unwanted man was gone by the time cops - and even a helicopter! - answered Berry's call.

Many believe the man in question was a member of the paparazzi. (Berry, especially in light of her ongoing custody battle, is one of the most photographed celebrities in Hollywood.)

But the latest information has police worried it's an obsessed fan hoping for an autograph. We'll update this scary situation when more news becomes available.

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After a few weeks of rancor, it appeared in April as if Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry had reached a truce in their battle over their three-year old daughter, Nahla. A custody agreement was signed.

But the actress was back in court today, claiming that Aubry violated said agreement and accusing the father of neglect.

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Details are scant at the moment, but TMZ first broke the story of Berry submitting a lengthy complaint to a judge. It outlines all the ways in which Aubry - a Canadian model who split with the actress in May 2010 - supposedly violated the former couple's terms.

One incident overseas, where Aubry allegedly imperiled Nahla's safety, is specifically cited.

The judge has scheduled a hearing to hear more on the matter and we'll keep readers apprised as news breaks.

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It's turned out well for Glenn Close on Damages and Laura Linney on The Big C.

Now, Halle Berry is rumored to be the next major actress to jump from the world of movies to the world of television. Insiders say the Oscar winner may anchor an upcoming drama on HBO or Showtime.

An announcement could be made this week, but the show would be titled Higher Learning and would star Berry as a college professor.

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Need we even ask: would you watch a series with Halle Berry?

 

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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry were back in court today, but unlike previous before a judge, they left having nearly finalized a custody settlement.

In a sign that their custody battle may end, Judge Mark Juhas told Gabriel and his camp, "We're making huge progress. We need to stick with it."

Halle and her lawyers, Neal Hersh and Judy Bogen, went into chambers to talk with the judge. Before that, Gabriel and his lawyers did the same.

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A settlement conference over Nahla's custody and visitation is what brought them to court. The major stumbling block has been Halle's schedule.

This takes her out of town from time to time, obviously. From what happened this AM, it looks like Halle and Gabriel are on the verge of a truce.

That's a far cry from a few short months ago, when the two clashed publicly and harshly over not just custody, but their daughter's race.

Here's hoping this is settled amicably and quickly for her sake.

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Halle Berry and Natalie Portman belong to an exclusive club.

No, we aren't referring to Best Actress winners, although Portman did take home that trophy at last night's Academy Awards and Berry did the same in 2001.

But those honors are nothing compared to the inclusion of these beauties in a THG Fashion Face-Off. Below, we've posted photos of both Halle and Natalie on the red carpet. Whose dress do you prefer? Who pulled off her look better?

Don't be afraid to vote, people. Berry is likely just happy we're talking about something other than her custody battle...

Fashion Face-Off!

It's a match-up of Best Actress winners! Compare the looks of Halle Berry and Natalie Portman in this THG Fashion Face-Off. View Poll »

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Halle Berry 1, Gabriel Aubry 0.

So reads the custody scoreboard between this former couple, after a judge ruled in the actress' favor today and said she could take daughter Nahla to New York for a movie shoot.

Sources confirm to TMZ that these two started to fight over their child when Aubry attempted to block Berry from taking the two-year with her across the country to film New Year's Eve.

Halle and Nahla

With the Oscar winner in attendance, a Los Angeles judge gave her the green light bring Nahla along for the duration of her time on set.

"We are pleased the judge took the time to deal with this very imminent and important issue," Berry's attorney, Neal Hersh, said. "The judge read a great deal of paperwork and gave us time to argue."

Man. All this over the sequel to Valentine's Day?!? Perhaps if Berry and Aubry watched that atrocious romantic comedy, the entire hullabaloo could have been avoided.

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Halle Berry is featured on the cover of Ebony this month. And while it's unclear exactly when the actress spoke to the magazine, there's little doubt she was indirectly addressing ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry when doing so.

Consider the allegation that Aubry flipped out any time he and Berry's two-year old, Nahla, was referred to as "black." Now, consider the following quote by Halle in Ebony:

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"I feel she's Black. I'm Black and I'm her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory," a belief thought up during segregation to describe anyone who wasn't Caucasian on both sides.

Elsewhere in the interview, Berry emphasizes her view on motherhood.

"Being a mother is probably the most important thing in my life right now... Career is important, but nothing really supersedes my roles as a mother. That's the most important thing I'm going to do in this life."

Translation: she and Aubry are in for a drawn-out, ugly custody battle.

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