Lauren Conrad Welcomes Son, Liam James Tell

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Congrats to former reality star turned lifestyle maven Lauren Conrad on the birth of her first child this past Wednesday.

The lifestyle blogger and designer shared the news on her website that son is Liam James Tell was born Wednesday, weighing in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces.


It’s the first child for Conrad and husband William Tell. The 31-year-old Conrad married the lawyer and musician in 2014.

Conrad got her start on Laguna Beach before getting her own reality show, The Hills which ran from 2006 to 2010.

She told her readers that she planned to step back from an active role on her blog while she adjust to motherhood.

“I’ll be taking a little bit of a step back from the site over the next few weeks as we adjust to life as a family of three (five, if you count Chloe and Fitz of course…),” the Laguna Beach alum wrote. “But not to worry… my editorial team will be working hard to bring you tons of great content in the meantime, and I’ll still be blogging here and there when I can, bringing you updates from my life as a new mom.”

Being the savvy and well-prepared content creator, she prepped for maternity leave.

“Plus, I’ve drafted up a few blog posts ahead of time, so you can still expect to see at least one or two posts a week coming from yours truly,” she added.

Nice! Congrats!

 

How Celeb Moms Spent Their Fourth of July (PHOTOS)

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Loads of the celeb moms and others we have featured on the blog before took to Instagram to share their Fourth of July/Independence Day greetings and photos!

We stalk them so you don’t have to! Ha!


Here is our roundup :

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Ali Larter

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais

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Hillary Scott

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Tamwra Mowry-Housley

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Rachel Zoe

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Tez Palmer

Tez Palmer

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Phaedra Parks

Phaedra Parks

Jessie Decker

Jessie Decker

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Oprah Winfrey

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Molly Sims

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Tiffani Theisen

Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa Lachey


 

Happy Father’s Day to Celeb Dads Celebrating It for the First Time

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Along with many other dads who became father’s for the first time over the past year, several celebrity dads did also. Here is a rundown of the ones that we’ve featured on the blog:

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The newest new dad is George Clooney, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Clooney earlier this month.

Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose at the end of September.

Three months after welcoming marrying, The Walking Dead alum Stephen Yeun announced his photographer wife Joana Pak were expecting and welcomed their son Jude Malcolm Yeun this past March.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a new dad to daughter Sienna Princess Wilson with wife Ciara. He is also a step-dad to Ciara’s son Future Zuhair with her ex-fiance Future.

 When reality TV star and wrestler Brie Bella gave birth to her first child, daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, she made her hubby, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, a first time dad too.

Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk became first time  parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April.

Comedian Russell Brand became a first-time father back in November when his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their daughter Mabel

Congrats and Happy Father’s Day in advance to all!

Beyonce and Jay Z Welcome Their Twins, Likely a Boy and Girl

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 12: Jay Z and Beyoncé attend at THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT; 6:00-9:30 PM, live MT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Mark Davis/CBS via Getty Images)

The Carters Twins are here!

Beyonce has given birth to her twins, according to multiple sources confirmed to E! News.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters,” read a statement on behalf of the family.

The entertainment site reports that on Thursday, her husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy were together spotted at a Los Angeles area hospital, probably after visiting their new family arrivals.


Her mom, Tina Knowles, also gave credence to the news when she wrote in a recent social media post, “wow I don’t have the keep the secret anymore. I am sooo happy God is so good twin blessings.”

The Grammy winner famously revealed that she was pregnant with two back in early February with an Instagram post that nearly broke the internet (no, really).

Congrats! No news if they are boy and girl but a recent report of a mystery woman entering the hospital with carrying a bouquet of pink, purple and blue flowers with two giant baby foot-shaped pink and blue balloons that read, “Baby Girl” and “Baby Boy” with a card that bore the initials B&J.

Designer babies? Maybe. 😉 Certainly, from a designer couple!

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While Jay Z is Conspicuously Absent from Receiving Landmark Honor, Pres Obama is Revealing His Twins Gender?

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Here is some more speculation about Beyonce and Jay Z’s twins.

First, the rapper was set to be the first hip hop recording artist to ever be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year but was conspicuously absent at the ceremony tonight bestowing him the honors. This absence has fueled rumors that Mrs. Carter may be in labor or about to deliver the twins very soon (or recently delivered them and is not letting her husband leave the house).


Then, former US President Barack Obama delivered a video formally presenting and introducing the rapper and business mogul before he was announced a recipient at the ceremony.

But, some are saying he might have accidentally revealed the gender of the twins in the process?

“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other,” Obama said. “Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today. We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did. So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.”

Then he dropped this gem: “Jay and I are also fools for our daughters although,” Obama said, “he’s going to have me beat once those two twins show up.”

Hmmm… So twin girls then? Or maybe, he just means have him beat with the number of children as Jay will surpass him by having three!

The Obamas are good friends with The Carters and it is very possible that they were privy to the gender in advance.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting that Jay, who is rarely on social media, chose to deliver his acceptance speech in a series of clumsy tweets. Here are some:


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I Broke this Soca Music Artist’s First Pregnancy And Now, I’m Wondering….Hmmm (LOOK)

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One of my fave soca artists, Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez is in my city this weekend. This morning, she debuted her new song on our local CBS affiliate WUSA 9. Tomorrow, and Sunday, she will be headlining other events.

See yal at jerk fest on Sunday!! #AzaEmpire #AzaSefu #Breaktheworld

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Years ago, back in 2008, when Lyons (a member of soca royalty as her father is veteran soca legend Super Blue) was preggers, I was one of the first news/blogger outlet to post about it. I’m glad I did because that post got tons of traffic years after. It had flown under the radar of most other Caribbean or international music news outlets.

Initially, the two kept their daughter Syri out of the public light, for good reason, but now that she is older, you can see the 8-year old featured often on her  and her husband, fellow soca star Bunji Garlin‘s, social media feeds.

For her I choose my words carefully ….because she is always listening! #AzaSefu #AzaEmpire #Antigua

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Now get this tea:

This afternoon, Twitter gave me a very curious alert notification letting me know that both Garlin and Lyons, who I follow on that platform, “liked” a certain tweet. This one:

Hmmmm…. I’m not going to point out the fact that her face looks rounder in this morning and other recent performances orthe fact that she is  usually outfitted in snug tops and shows off her toned tummy on her Instagram work out videos….or that it looks like she was covering up what looks like a growing bump but….

You decide.

Beyonce May Be in Labor so #TBT For Everyone!

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It’s been 7 hours and 16 days since Beyonce took her lovely mug away, having not posted or been seen much since the end of May.

If I were a betting woman, I would say she is somewhere nursing a set of boy -girl twins (who we’ll call Pink and Gray in keeping with the Color theme), and creating wonderful memories nurturing the growing family that includes hubby Jay Z and 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy.


Or she could be in labor as suggested by many given her stylist Chuck Amos‘ cryptic Instagram message and photo of himself with Bey.

Hang in there, Mama! 💛 You @Beyonce!!

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The post in question showed a photo of Amos with the singer and was captioned, “hang in there, Mama! <3 You.”

Could be something or just a general shout out. Who knows?

Because we have no new news, I thought tonight, I would share some throwback Thursday photos of a Throwback to Mom’s Day 2017 pics she posted on her blog.

The pop star wore a green floral Dolce and Gabbana dress that matched Blue’s from the same designer.

She carried Balmain bag and was rocking Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and a pair of shades by Miu Miu.

Blue’s shoes are by Bloch.

Meanwhile, Jay Z was sporting an Dries Van Noten jacket and a baseball cap from his company Roc Nation.

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These Celebrity Dads Will Celebrate Father’s Day for the First Time on Sunday

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Father’s Day is this Sunday. Along with many other dads who became father’s for the first time over the past year, several celebrity dads did also. Here is a rundown of the ones that we’ve featured on the blog:

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The newest new dad is George Clooney, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander with his wife Amal Clooney earlier this month.


Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed daughter Dusty Rose at the end of September.

Three months after welcoming marrying, The Walking Dead alum Stephen Yeun announced his photographer wife Joana Pak were expecting and welcomed their son Jude Malcolm Yeun this past March.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a new dad to daughter Sienna Princess Wilson with wife Ciara. He is also a step-dad to Ciara’s son Future Zuhair with her ex-fiance Future.

 When reality TV star and wrestler Brie Bella gave birth to her first child, daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, she made her hubby, WWE superstar Daniel Bryan, a first time dad too.

Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Victoria Secret model Irina Shayk became first time  parents when they welcomed daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper in April.

Comedian Russell Brand became a first-time father back in November when his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their daughter Mabel

Congrats and Happy Father’s Day in advance to all!

Inside US Olympic Track Star Sanya Richards-Ross’ Baby Shower

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To be honest, we didn’t even know that US Olympic Team Track and Field sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, ex New York Giants and New England Patriots Super Bowl champ, Aaron Ross, were expecting their first child. However, we got really excited to see in PEOPLE magazine that the couple celebrated the impending arrival this past weekend.


The event, held at a lavish affair at the W Hotel in Austin, Texas, gave away the gender of their baby: a boy! The venue was decked out in blue and purple floral arrangements.

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STEMS Floral Design + Productions provided the beautiful floral arrangements that filled the meeting room, PEOPLE notes, adding that the company truly went all out as there blue and purple flowers at every seat for guests to view and enjoy, including faux trees made of elegant flowers. During the ceremony, some of the female guests sprinkled flower petals at Richards-Ross’ feet, reminiscent of “Coming to America.”

Our DEUCEY is on the way….. #AJRII 💙💙💙 #BabyBoyRoss #BabyShower

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The couple used the occasion of the baby shower to reveal the baby’s name: Aaron Jeremiah Ross Jr. The celebrity couple commemorated the impending birth of their child with a monogram display spelling it out: AJRII. Guests took photos in front of a ivy wall bearing the initials.

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Also, according to PEOPLE, the initials A.J.R. II was placed strategically throughout the event space. There was a Sweets Suite just for housing all the decadent desserts for guests. They noshed on several course offerings including duck and halibut.

Here are some of the photos of the events as shared by vendors and guests:

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The Jamaican-American is author to a new autobiography that is currently on  Amazon.com #1 New release list called, “Chasing Grace. Recently, the pretty track star shared her monthly progression photos on her Instagram page:

Nice! congrats!

4th of July Ready: Serena Williams Dons a Stars and Stripes Maternity Swimsuit

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Serena Williams has reached that critical point in her pregnancy when she’s run out of swimsuit options, she said in a Snapchat and Instagram stories share.

The tennis champ shared video and pics of herself modeling a Stars and Stripes one piece maternity suit and matching coverup from Target.


“Just came back from Target,” the biz mogul quipped on the video. This is about all I can fit.”

She acessorized her look with her signature tennis visor. What a great endorsement for Target which sells Maternity suits for about $25!

Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian are the Expecting their first child together. This past April, Williams accidentally snapped the news via a monthly progression photo she thought she was privately sharing.

She has had to miss the French Open and will miss Wimbledon this year, leaving the field wide open to underlings and less successful players, her sister Venus included.

Venus has a condition and clay isn’t her surface so she didn’t make it too far in the French but I am hopeful for Wimbledon, which was her fist major. I remember it very well.

Oh and congrats to their dad, Richard Williams, who is poised to be inducted into the African Tennis Association‘s brand new  Hall of Fame!