Kim Kardashian West Is Using Lasers Not Plastic Surgery to SnapBack After Baby

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Kim Kardashian West is using plastic surgery to help return her tummy to pre-pregnancy shape. This Sunday, she posted a snap about getting her stretch marks removed by cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourian.

Using a voice-changing filter on Snapchat that gave her cute bunny ears, Kardashian West told her fans that she was leaving the doctor’s office after they “worked on stretch marks.”

 “I feel so excited that I finally did it,” she said, “I’ve been so scared to do it thinking it hurts so badly, and it didn’t hurt that badly. So I’m so grateful, and ’m so excited. I love you Dr. Ourian!”

Last week, she revealed that the same doctor worked on tightening the area around her belly button.

“So I’m spending my Saturday with Dr. Ourian and it f—— kills but it will be worth it,” she explained at the time. “We are lasering. You guys, I never thought I could love someone and hate someone so much at the same time.”

“If anyone that’s had babies understand what it’s done to your belly button, then you really understand how much you need Dr. Ourian to tighten around your belly button so it could look back normal,” she added.

And last summer, the biz mogul Snap documented her “skin-tightening” procedure with the Dr. O. The procedure is a less invasive tummy tuck, she shared on Snapchat.

And that led to what cosmetic surgeons are calling the “Dash Effect“, PEOPLE reported recently.

U.K. cosmetic surgery group Transform reports that they have seen a 73 percent increase in inquiries from patients citing Kardashian family members as inspiration.

The trend article calls the plastic surgery craze the “Dash Effect,” and states that after Kylie Jenner admitted to having lip fillers earlier this year, they received a 700 percent rise in inquiries about the procedure overnight.

 

The Carters Got More Applause at the All-Star Game than some Players

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When you’re Beyonce and Jay-Z, you can just stroll down to your court side seats with your adorable 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy at the National Basketball Association‘s All-Star game in New Orleans and get more applause than the players during the calling of the starting line up.

And if you’re Queen Bey, it doesn’t matter that you’re carrying twins, likely have swollen feet and get overheated, you’re Beyonce and you look fabulous and deserve it all. I’m sure the detractors would not agree but oh well. (smile)


Here are the un-sourced photos from tonight’s game at the Smoothie King Arena circulating in social media.

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In Bump Watch News: Beyonce, Tori Spelling and Hannah Jeter

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I must admit that I enjoy that the Bey Hive is on patrol to shut down critics of Beyonce in the comment section to articles about her like this one below about her first major 3-hour shopping trip after announcing her news. Go Beygency, Go!

Oh and in other pregnant celebrity news, Tori Spelling posted a photo of herself at close to term on her social media account.


And after having very public and rumored relationships  with a bunch of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums like Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Lachey, Jessica Biel, and Adriana Lima, ex MLB star Derek Jeter and his Victoria Secret swimsuit model wife Hannah Jeter are expecting their first child together since marrying

She posted a bump photo on Instagram recently.

And now a repost of the E! article about Bey:

If you were browsing the racks at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills Thursday, you were in some special company.

Fresh off her 2017 Grammys performance and wins, Beyoncé made a rare public appearance at the luxury department store during its regular open hours and spent about three hours shopping.

The 35-year-old pop star, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, dressed casually in a black printed T-shirt and shorts and white sneakers and was accompanied by a group of bodyguards.

She did not buy children’s items. She walked through several floors, looking at designer gowns, purses, jewelry and shoes. She purchased a $1,225 pair of redIsabel Marart Laith leather knee-high boots, a pair of Ulla Johnson shoes and Nike sneakers, a source told E! News exclusively.

Beyoncé spent about 20 minutes in the store’s Barneys Bungalow, a specialty space where gowns from Prabal Gurung, J. Mendel, Lanvin, JC Obando, Monique Lhuillier, YSL and Manolo Blahnik and other designer brands, as well as luxury tuxedos and accessories, are displayed in honor of Hollywood’s award season. Several racks of dresses and other items were brought out for the singer, who sat on a light green couch.

“Beyoncé tried on several dresses but began not to feel well and was tired,” the source said.

“She seemed very nice and was very casual,” the source added about the singer’s visit. “She had several bodyguards around her and everyone in the store was chatting about her being there.”

The source also said Beyoncé has bought children’s items at Barney’s in the past.

The singer announced her pregnancy on Feb. 1 via a baby bump photo posted on her Instagram page. She followed it up with a full album of maternity pics, which also featured her and Jay Z’s 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

Last weekend, Beyoncé showcased her baby bump publicly for the first time, at the 2017 Grammys, where she won two awards and gave a much-talked about maternity-themed performance.

So Zoe Saldana Low Key Just Had Another Baby

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Zoe Saldana is definitely up there in terms of one of the most private celebs. Like she low-key had another baby and only just announced the news this morning on her Instagram.

“Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen. We couldn’t feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys… oh boy!” the Guardians of the Galaxy star captioned a photo of her twin boys Cy and Bowie hovering over their little brother.


No one ever saw her pregnant but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t.

This week, she appeared at the launch of her Confidential magazine winter issue cover photo at 3033 Wilshire on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

She wore a long black dress which could be shielding her post partum bump.

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And last month, there was virtually no belly at all evidenced by the white long sleeve sweater and white skirt she wore to the Los Angeles premiere of  her latest project Live By Night at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA on January 9, 2017. That film opened on January 13.

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It could be that the baby was born a while ago and she is only just announcing it today or the baby arrived via gestational surrogate or adoption. No news yet.

Saldana and her husband Marc Perego welcomed the twins on November 27, 2014 but didn’t announce the news until a couple of months later. And while the Avatar star frequently shares photos of her boys on her Instagram account, she has never shown their faces.

She may be the Queen of Low Key.

 

photo: Getty

Bristol Palin is Close to Being Mom to Another Baby

 

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Bristol Palin may have kept her baby bump hidden on social media throughout most of her pregnancy, but the expectant mom proudly showed off her growing stomach on Thursday in celebration of her final trimester.


The 26-year-old, who is about seven months pregnant, took to Instagram this afternoon to share a photo of herself flaunting her baby bump in a long black top.

‘Last trimester!’ she captioned the selfie, which sees her posing in front of a mirror in her Alaska home.

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Another ‘The Hills’ Alum is Expecting, Whitney Port this Time

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Last month, I did a round up of all the female alums from the MTV reality TV shows Laguna Beach and its spinoff, The Hills  who are now married with kids.

Whitney Port, who starred in two seasons of her own spinoff called The City and currently manages a lifestyle brand, was one of three who did not have a kid yet or wasn’t pregnant.


Little did I know back then that Port was pregnant but was still early.  The rising fashion designer and QVC presenter just announced her pregnancy news this weekend on Instagram.

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“Oh hey! Just standing by the window in my underwear, with a BABY in my belly,” she wrote alongside a Friday Instagram post. “DM me if you know what I’m supposed to do with this thing for how ever many years I’m supposed to be in charge.”

Cute!

Port is married to Tim Rosenmann, who was an associate producer on her show The City.

She also directed fans to her blog to a post titled, “WE’RE PREGNANT!!!”

Keshia Knight-Pulliam’s Birth Story included Racism Allegations

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Keisha Knight-Pulliam says she was treated like a poor single mom by a lactation nurse after she gave birth to her first child, daughter Ella Grace, last month.

Pulliam, best known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show, gave her birth story on her weekly podcast, Kandidly Keshia

Pulliam reported that she was checked into the hospital before her delivery date. She revealed that she went in to see her OB during a routine doctor’s visit and learned that her blood pressure was dangerously high and she would need to get induced right away.

On that episode of her podcast, the 37-year-old actress said “everything was kept very private” for “safety reasons” and that her doctor and nurses did an “amazing job” taking care of her.

Post birth, after 12 hours of labor, Pulliam says she got biased treatment by  an elderly lactation specialist, who had no idea who Puliam was.

The woman actually assumed she was a poor mother in need, the Beauty Shop actress revealed.

“Bless this old little lady’s heart,” Pulliam said while explaining that the woman handed her a hospital pamphlet, opened to a page that contained “about 30 different numbers and resources” for mothers and told her, “We have some great programs that you may want to take advantage of that you may need. Um, WIC is a great program.”

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states to provide basic nutritional needs of low-income pregnant women, new mothers and children up to age 5, usually via grocery vouchers. To qualify, a person’s gross income must be at or below 185 percent of the U.S. poverty income guidelines.

“So I guess she saw this little black girl with the little baby by herself and on the door, I didn’t realize that they’d put like a faux last name and the last name was Brown,” Pulliam continued. “So I guess she saw ‘Miss. Brown’ and was like, ‘She probably needs some WIC.’ So she said, ‘Yes, WIC is…an amazing program that you may want to take advantage of and I don’t know if you have insurance-‘ that’s when I stopped her, I said, ‘Ma’am, I have excellent insurance but thank you.’

It was presumptuous but well-meaning, albeit probably based on stereotypes about unwed moms of color  delivering solo.

The House of Payne star also said the elderly specialist did not help her learn to breastfeed.

“Like, she didn’t want to touch me,” she said. “They literally will like, guide your boob, show you how to hold it, put it in the baby’s mouth. This lady was not trying to touch my little brown boobie.”

Eventually, the online cooking show host said her doula got her a replacement.

Brit TV Host Rochelle Humes’ Red Carpet Glam

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Although this blog focuses mainly on pregnant American celebrities, occasionally, I like to highlight celebs from other nations in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Former E! reality TV star of the show Chasing the Saturdays Rochelle Humes piqued my interest when she was first expecting her first child Alai-Mai with her husband, former boy band member of the Group JLS, Marvin Humes.


There were reports out that she was half Sierra Leonean and I was born in Sierra Leone. However, the TV presenter has since been quoted saying it isn’t true and she was baffled how the rumor started.

Pooh! There goes my personal connection!

That revelation has not stopped me from still being happy to report on her second pregnancy.

She was stunning in a royal blue beaded Phillip Armstrong dress while attending the National Television Awards in London.

She is about 8 months pregnant and looked absolutely stunning!

Check out the photos she shared a few weeks back:

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A photo posted by R O C H E L L E H U M E S (@rochellehumes) on

 

More Twin News: Madonna Adopts 4-year Old Girls from Malawi

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One week: three celebrity twin news! Beyonce and Jay-Z; Amal and George Clooney and now….

This time, pop icon Madonna recently announced that she has officially adopted twin girls from Malawi, the land of birth of her 11-year old adopted daughter  and son Mercy and David Blanda.


She posted an Instagram photo of herself holding her 4-year old girls’ hands, she in a yellow frock under a light cardigan and they in matching blue polka dot dresses.

“I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family,” the Material Girl captioned the photo.  “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love!”

On Tuesday, Malawi Judiciary Spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the “Ray of Light” singer had been granted an adoption order so that she can proceed with her adoption in the African country.

“The father is still alive but the mother died a week later after delivering the little kids on 29 August 2012,” the Judiciary Spokesperson also told ET about the girls’ background. “Madonna came to the court on Tuesday with her lawyer Mr. Mvalo. The father of the children was also in court together with the uncle of the little girls. She looked very happy in court. She left with her two new daughters.”

In addition to her now four adopted children, the singer also has two biological children, 20-year-old Lourdes Leon and 16-year-old Rocco Ritchie with ex husband Guy Ritchie.

This news comes after revelation that Amal and George Clooney and Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Carter are expecting biological twins.

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Here’s Your Chance to Get Pregnant Model Irina Shayk’s Beauty Secrets

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W Magazine got the beauty secrets of Russian Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk who is 5-months preggers with her and Bradley Cooper‘s first child together. Shayk caught my eye years ago when she used to date soccer star Christian Ronaldo and more recently because of her lean lines and penchant for being very strategic in her use of sheer. Recently, the gorgeous brunette  scored a major endorsement deal as the face for the Swiss brand Bally’s Spring 2017 campaign. She’s feature din 80’s pop art inspired looks with bold make up.

In their sit down, here are my fave Q&As:

Who is your Eighties style icon?
There were so many that came out of the 1980’s, but I would have to say Madonna.

What decade had the best style and why?
I don’t think there is a best or a worst decade for style. Fashion is all about self-expression. Something that was once a fashion faux pas is the trend of the season in the future.

Describe your personal style
Simple chic. Less is more.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
Whenever I’m in a new city I like to explore the local shops, so I can find any place to shop. But, I would have to say that Paris is still my favorite city for shopping.

Daily uniform?
All black and comfortable shoes. Right now I love the iconic Bally men’s tennis shoes. I think it’s cool to mix menswear in to your daily look.

Who is your style icon and why?
Elizabeth Taylor. Not only was she a fashion icon that exuded class, but she’s also an icon for me because of her groundbreaking charity work with amfAR and all of the awareness she raised for the AIDS crisis when everyone else turned their backs on an entire community. To me, that’s a true icon and trailblazer.

What are your beauty essentials?
I’m a L’Oreal woman, of course, and using the Pure Clay mask twice a week is a great way to purify your skin after a stressful week or long flight. On a daily basis, I use the Ideal Moisture lotion twice a day and the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes mascara before heading out to a dinner.

Read the entire piece at W! Here!