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Halle Warns the Help: Don't Speak to Me!

1/19/2007 1:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Money is no object to Halle Berry, but meaningless chatter, on the other hand, pisses her off.

TMZ has learned that an Orange County painting company has been called to spruce up cabinets in Halle Berry's Los Angeles home, which the Oscar winner has been remodeling for over a year. The company has been asked to merely stain the existing wood cabinets in the kitchen ... with a staggering $57,000 price tag!

The contract between the actress and all those doing work on her property has a few interesting clauses: First, any worker is prohibited to approach Berry while in the home or on the premises. Second, no one is allowed to speak to the A-list Miss B at any time. Finally, the only approved interaction is if Halle speaks to you, then you may answer Her Fineness.

When you're getting 57 large to stain kitchen cabinets, one keeps one's mouth shut.

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Trinity    

Hmmmmmmm....got to wonder if this is true. If she has been renovating for over a year no telling what all she has to put up with. Not to mention how fed up she must be with having so many people working in her home. If it's true, then surely there is more to the story then we see here. How long does it take to stain cabinets anyway?

2778 days ago
62.

M2    

WHAT A BITCH!!!! THAT'S AWFUL!

2778 days ago
63.

Azaziah    

Good, Their getting paid well. Do the work and get the f-ck out.

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64.

Marge    

Berry must be BELIEVING in her own greatness. Don't you just love celebrities? I mean really (LOL bigtime) What if her royal hiney falls and needs the help's help? Should they lift your scrawny butt off the floor without speaking? You could be asking them for a job one day. So remember girlfriend, "What goes around comes around."

2778 days ago
65.

Angela    

BELIEVE 1/2 OF WHAT YOU SEE AND NONE OF WHAT YOU HEAR. PEOPLE ARE COMMENTING TOO EMOTIONALLY AS THOUGH THEY HAVE THE CONTRACT IN THEIR HANDS. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO MAKE DEGRADING COMMENTS ABOUT ANYONE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE 100% OF THE FACTS. THE SMOKING GUN DON'T EVEN HAVE THIS INFO AND THEY WOULD SALIVATE OVER SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

2778 days ago
66.

My two cents    

Unless TMZ can come up with a copy of that particular contract (which the can and always seem do be able to do), I do not believe this particular story. I think this is more tabloid $hit than anything else.

2778 days ago
67.

Hanna    

Hey...it's the hood in Hollywood. What a dump for an A list celeb. HB is a has been if she ever was to begin with. It is the role that won the Oscar...not the acting. She has not done much since except being a Bond Girl which is usually left to up and comers and playing Cat Woman (was that a joke or what?) and we can't forget Oprah's made for TV movies.

2778 days ago
68.

Azaziah    

Marge, maybe their is a donkey dick in your near future.

2778 days ago
69.

JK    

I dont blame Halle, I dont like it when strangers try to hold
a conversation with me either.

2778 days ago
70.

Etta    

That is the "mahogany" coming out in her.

2778 days ago
71.

jennyk    

I agree w/ Halle. Come on, like we have time to sit there and entertain them while they do their jobs. They're getting paid to be there, and Halle being high profile, she starts getting friendly w/ them, next thing you know, she's getting sued for something.

2778 days ago
72.

cassie    

This crazy whore has a lot of nerve, it's no wonder she can't keep a man. She needs to remember that the same people who are working for her are seeing her movies and paying for her funky ass to be able to pay $57,000 to have her sh*t stained. People need to stop catering to these bitchy ass so called celebs and when they ask not to have their pictures taken or say that they don't want to sign autographs we need to give them what they are asking for and stop doing the sh*t for good. Then I bet Halle and all of the other winny ass celebs will learn to appreciate the sh*t God has given them.

2778 days ago
73.

Linda    

If this is true..If...I hate when celeb's think they are too special to have you look at them or speak to them...Nobody and I mean Nobody is better than anyone else..I think when someone does this, they actually have LOW self esteem..to have to "Act" like they are more special then they are!

2778 days ago
74.

Two Women Beaters!!!    

Halle and her "WHITE WASHED" A** NEEDS TO QUIT!!!

2778 days ago
75.

DD    

Oh, Puleeeeze! She is getting too full of herself. Jamie Foxx just pulled the "Don't you know who I am?" crap to get preferential treatment. Fame is a disease....it seems to swell the head. These people are only well-known, not well-adjusted.

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