Kerry Washington Talks Motherhood and Producing Movies Featuring Moms

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Kerry Washington Opens Up about Balancing Breastfeeding and Hollywood and Producing TV Projects about Multicultural Families and Mothers in Order to Diversify the Stories Usually put out in Tinsel Town

Kerry Washington is mom to 7-month old son Caleb and 3-year old daughter Isabelle who she manages to keep out of the public eye. Once in a while she discusses them and life with them during an interview.

That was the case recently in an interview for Net-A-Porter‘s fashion magazine The Edit.  In the mag which features Washington in its new “Power Women” issue, the Scandal star talked balancing motherhood with being a working actress.

“I can be covered in spit-up on a conference call while I’m pumping and that’s OK, because this is my perfect,” Washington told The Edit in comments posted online Thursday, “It may not be somebody else’s, but this is mine.”


Washington, who is married to ex-NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, said her boss, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is among her mom role models.

“Shonda’s got I-don’t-know-how-many shows now, plus three kids, and she just figures it out,” Washington said. “However busy I feel, Shonda feels busier, so I’m just going to rise to the occasion. She’s been a real role model. Seeing the community she’s created and the work ethic—I feel like there should be more of this in the world.”

With buzz of Scandal finishing off its last and final season, Washington has been busy with her Simpson Street Production company, named for the Bronx street where her mom grew up.

Her company wrapped “Confirmation”, the Anita Hill story on which Washington starred and played the embattled attorney who almost took down Clarence Thomas during his US Supreme Court confirmation hearing over allegations he sexually harassed her.

And now they have three projects in the can: a TV show about a multicultural family and two movies for the big screen about mothers. Nice!

“We’re looking to do diverse work that brings more and more people to the table—anyone whose voice is underrepresented,” the actress told The Edit. “We’re trying to carve out a space for them at the table of empowered storytelling.”

Love it!

photo: courtesy The Edit

Totally Divas Brie Bella welcomed daughter Birdie Joe

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Totally Divas star Brie Bella and her fellow wrestler husband Daniel Bryan welcomed their first child together, a daughter.

The couple named her Birdie Joe Danielson on May 8, a couple weeks from her original due date of April 30. The WWE wrestler, whose twin sister Nikki is also on the show and wrestles.


She told E! the source of the baby’s name.

“Joe, her middle name, is after my grandfather—his name was Joseph, and he meant the world to me,” Brie explains in the publication. “Birdie is because my husband and his whole family are ‘B’s. And he married me, a ‘B’ too, so his one request was that our kids have ‘B’ names. I didn’t realize how hard it was to find girl ‘B’ names, but we both came across Birdie and knew that was it!”

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In an exclusive chat with E! News on set, the mom-to-be also discussed some of the contenders that were previously in the running.

“We’re between Branch, Birdie, Brayden, Brynn and Bridget,” the 33-year-old wrestler shared. “My husband loves Branch. I was like, ‘Well, eh, you know that can go two ways.’ Someone told me, ‘Just keep going to Starbucks and say your name is Branch and see how you feel when they say it out loud!'”

They wouldn’t be the first with a daughter named Birdie. Cougartown actress Busy Phillips has a daughter with that name as well.

She was featured in Fit Pregnancy magazine recently as well and her spinoff show with her sister Nikki, Totally Bellas, is going to start a second season soon. Both shows air on E!

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Bristol Palin Welcomed Third Child, Daughter Atlee

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Congratulations to former reality TV show star Bristol Palin on the birth of her third child, a daughter, with her husband Dakota Meyer.

The daughter to former Alaska governor and US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin shared the news on her Instagram account. “Welcome to the world Atlee Bay” the former Dancing with the Stars alum captioned a photo of herself cradling her newborn with her husband by her side.


welcome to the world Atlee Bay 🎀💕

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Palin and Meyer married last year and are parents to 1-year old daughter Sailor Grace; and 8-year old son Tripp Johnston, who is Bristol’s son with her ex-fiancé Levi Johnston.

Celeb Trend: The Band Tee Never Goes Out of Style

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I LOVE a rocker or a  band tee and so do a lot of the Celeb women we have”bump watched” in the past.

Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson and Alessandra Ambrosio have all rocked the band tee well when snapped out and about. (See above collage)


Not only are these chic t-shirts great way to pay homage to a fave performer or band of the present or yesteryear, but they are iconic fashion items that are forever in style.

Sleeveless, long sleeved, under a denim or leather jacket, with a pair of jeans or cropped shorts, they can be mixed and matched in any  casual look.

I’ve Insta-shared pics of myself in band tees featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones and more myself. (See collage below)

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Cant get enough and my collection continue to grow.

I curated a selection of rockstar tees under $20 each for my budget conscious readers. Check it out: Powered by my partners at Shopstyle:

Beyonce’s Publicist Had to Set The Blogs Straight on Lip Filler Rumors

img_5525Recent photos Beyonce has posted of herself reveal that her lips are a lot fuller than usual.

When gossip Blogs started to report on suggestions that she was using lip fillers,  Bey’s  longtime publicist Yvette Noel-Schure set one straight.

In a sternly written letter to Media Take out, Noel-Schure set the site whose writers clearly know-nothing about pregnancy straight:

“What do you know about the effects of pregnancy on a woman’s entire body? Please tell me. Did you know that in addition to weight gain there is often a dramatic change in the blood flow in the system and increased fluid causing swelling? Do you know that often women’s gums get swollen? Do you know that it sometimes affects our speech, our ability to chew intently and a host of other things?”


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Damn straight! Wait! There is more! She continued:

“But the sacrifice to our faces, our feet and our entire bodies is something we welcome because we bring beautiful humans into the world who will one day combat your hate and negativity. I stood silent during Beyoncé’s first pregnancy when you thought it was okay to bully her like the cowards you are, when you accused her of never being pregnant, but I simply cannot this time.”

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She polished off the read:
“You are the saddest individuals and picking on a pregnant lady is tantamount to possessing the coldest, despicable heart. You need to find something else to do with your time and maybe stop by a store that has happiness on sale because you need to buy some.”

Yes! Yes and Yes!!

Just like I would have read them

 

 

7 MakeUp Artists Who Married Their Celeb Client

It’s always sad news when a couple breaks up. We were rooting for Aryn Drake-Lee and hubby Jesse Williams  make up artist Naiyana Garth who famously had a baby with Idris Elba.
Both women have reportedly split from their partners after having very private lives.
We bumpwatched both women even though they were not celebrities themselves.
Garth isn’t the only make up artist to score a hunky Celeb.
1. Tameka Foster married Usher Raymond briefly starting in 2007 and bore him two sons before the two split in 2009.
2. Jeanine Lobell, creator of Stila cosmetics, is married to ER actor
Anthony Edwards. The two met on the set of Pet Cemetary II  in 2002.
3. Naomi Lowe married 90210‘s Jason Priestly in 2005. They met on the set of the show. The couple have two children.
4. Lori Anne Allison was briefly married to Johnny Depp in the 1980s. But it was she who introduced him to Nicholas Cage  who convinced Depp to get into acting.
 
5. Jillian Fink has twins with Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey. The two have been married since 1999.
 
6.Sheryl Berkoff has been  has been married to Rob Lowe since 1991
source: Wikepedia, BellaSugar
Congrats!

Britney Spears outed Zoe Saldana’s Twin Pregnancy

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In 2014, Zoe Saldana and her husband, Marco Perego, welcomed twin boys, Bowie and Cy. During an interview this week on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Saldana revealed that her friend and former costar, Britney Spears, outed her pregnancy to the press before she and her husband were ready to share the news, People reports.

The Crossroads costars met on an airplane and spent the flight catching up, Saldana said.

“We were on the same flight from L.A. to New York and we just talked for the duration of the flight,” she explained. “She has two boys , I was having twins — and we had a beautiful talk. And I forgot — it never even occurred to me to not to say anything. We weren’t trying to hide it, we were just trying to be discreet.”


A few days later, Spears was asked during an interview with Entertainment Tonight if she and Saldana might work together again someday and the baby news came out.

“Who knows? That’s a very good idea. But she’s pregnant with twins right now. So I’m sure she’s got a huge future ahead of her,” Spears said during the interview.

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Cindy Crawford gifts George Clooney Cheeky Onesies for the Twins

clooney-cindyGeorge Clooney is getting ready for fatherhood…well at least his babies are got a few onesies to start them off.

A few days before his birthday, the movie star’s business partner (and Cindy Crawford‘s hubby) Rande Gerber posted on his Instagram a photo of Clooney with a pair of onesies he gifted his friend.

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They featured the name of the duo’s Tequila company Casamigos. One said “Casa” and the other Migos, the two parts of their tequila company.

The gift was a prank off of a comment the director made during a recent interview when he expressed that his wife won’t let him name the kids Casa and Migos after the company. But Clooned decided to repurpose the clothing since the babies with his wife Amal Clooney won’t arrive until this summer.

“When you send your friend onesies and he thinks they’re @casamigos coozies. #firsttimedad,” Gerber wrote alongside the hilarious moment.

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Crawford got into the fun sharing her own photo of the onesies in a tweet to her husband, telling him the onesies are the perfect gift 🎁 .

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Things Just Got More Real with Ex Porn Star Claiming She’s Having Drake’s Baby

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Drake is fielding paternity questions after former porn star Sophie Brussaux claims she’s 3 1/2 months pregnant with his child, reports TMZ.

The Passionfruit singer was spotted hanging out with Brussaux at a Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam on January 24, right after his split with J-Lo, but his reps have called BS on the pregnancy rumors.


In fact, Drake’s team have taken a rather icky line of defense and basically taken to slut-shaming the former adult film star saying that he credibility is shot to sh-t because she’s had “multiple relationships.”

“This woman has a very questionable background,” one of Drake’s reps reportedly told TMZ. “She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She’s one of many women claiming he got them pregnant.

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These Celebrity Men Left Their Wives for The Nanny

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Currently, there is a lot of buzz over Melanie Brown and hubby Stephen Belafonte‘s divorce and whether it was over the allegations that he got their nanny pregnant.

Not long ago, there was a lot of buzz when Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck‘s broke up amidst reports that the Gone Girl actor cheated on his wife with their nanny, Christine Ouzounian.

We probably heard of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jude Law‘s infamous trysts with their nanny and it turns out there is a little history in Hollywood of several celebrity men leaving their wives for their nanny.

Comedic actor Joe Piscopo, for example, was married to his first wife Nancy Jones when he met his second wife Kimberly Driscoll. She was his 18 year old nanny at the time. He married Driscoll a year after divorcing Jones. Their marriage lasted 10-years.

Actor Ethan Hawke denied cheating on his then wife Uma Thurman while married but 4 years after Hawke and Thurman divorced, Hawke married their nanny  Ryan Shawhughes. He and Shawhughes are atill together and have two children.


Marsha Garces was working as a nanny for the late Robin Williams and his wife Valerie Velardi when he started having an affair with her. A year after Williams and Velardi divorced, he married Garces. They were married for 19 years before divorcing in 2010.

And there is Tiger Woods who married a nanny, but he started his cheating after marrying the nanny. snark