Halle Berry's escalator terror
Halle Berry began "frantically screaming" when her dress got caught in an escalator on her way to a ball for new US President Barack Obama on Tuesday (20.01.09)
Halle Berry began "frantically screaming" when her dress got caught in an escalator on Tuesday (20.01.09).
The brunette beauty was on her way to the Western Ball to celebrate US President Barack Obama's inauguration when her flowing frock got stuck, causing widespread "panic".
A source said: "Halle was on her way to the ball, but she was looking lost and confused in the crowd of people. She stepped onto the escalator and the long train of her dress got caught, causing a scene of panic.
"She began frantically screaming and security had to hit the emergency brake."
A shaken Halle eventually managed to pull her gown free, and continued on her way to the party.
Halle was not the only celebrity to cause an upsetting scene in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
Singer Usher and his wife Tameka Foster left a young fan distraught when their bodyguard refused to allow her to get an autograph.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "The shopping mall was practically empty, and a young girl went up and asked Usher for a photo. His bodyguard very meanly refused, and Tameka laughed in the girl's face. After they left, the little girl was crying."
Usher representative said: "Usher took as many photos as possible while in Washington. He was there to witness a great moment in history. It's absurd that people would try to ruin it."