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Halle Berry is repenting for letting slip on The Tonight Show an off-color joke. An audience member at Friday's taping tells the New York Post that Berry - while showing Jay distorted images of herself using her iMac's Photo Booth tool - suggested that a large-nosed version "looks like my Jewish cousin." (Cue awkward silence.) Berry later asked Jay to clip the quip, and he did, but her gaffe came to light anyway. Says the tab's source, "She should be ashamed of herself."

And she is. Berry phoned Page Six to explain how the joke actually originated with a Jewish assistant who made the "cousin" observation just before the taping. "I so didn't mean to offend anybody," she says. "It was just supposed to be a silly segment. I am so sorry, and I apologize." You mean you're zayt moykhl?