Oscars 2012: Halle Berry cancels appearance

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halle-berry-gi.jpg Halle Berry, who had been slated to present at Sunday's (Feb. 26) Academy Awards, has canceled her appearance. The reason: A broken foot.

A rep for Berry tells People that the actress broke her foot in September while she was in Majorca filming "Cloud Atlas." Apparently Berry injured her foot while chasing 3-1/2-year-old daughter Nahla on a beach on a day off from filming.

We're not sure we understand how a September foot injury precipitated a sudden cancelation of Berry's Oscar participation five months later, but her presence will be missed on both the broadcast and the red carpet where she usually ranks in the best red carpet looks.

Recently, Berry has been embroiled in a custody battle with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry, exacerbated by the actress' desire to move with her daughter to France to be with current boyfriend Olivier Martinez.
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