Halle’s gaffe on Leno show

Halle Berry has joined the ranks of celebrity gaffe-masters, slipping up by making an apparently anti-Semitic remark on the Jay Leno show. While showing a picture of herself with a distorted nose, Halle joked: ‘This could be my Jewish cousin.’ The live audience fell silent, Leno adding:‘I’m glad you said that and not me.’ Halle apologised immediately, realising her faux pas, and insisted she didn’t mean any offence.

She’s not the first – and not the worst – celebrity to fail to engage her brain before opening her mouth. Here are our 5 favourite celebrity gaffes:

5. “I've never really wanted to go to Japan, simply because I don't really like eating fish, and I know that's very popular out there in Africa" – Britney Spears on geography

4. “Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.” – Brooke Shields on the dangers of smoking

3. “Do I have a large frog in my hair? I have the sensation that something is eating my brain” – Joaquin Phoenix on… something

2. “Where is the Cannes Film festival being held this year?’– Christina Aguilera on French cinema

1. “If you stay here much longer, you’ll all get slitty-eyed.”– Prince Phillip on the risks of studying in China

Halle made a rather glamourous appearance at Rome's cinema festival this weekend. Check out how the red carpet queen wows her fans.

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