Where Was Bryce Dallas Howard Hiding her Vivacious Curves All these Years?

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard speaks onstage during American Film Institute’s 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute show to John Williams at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard speaks onstage during American Film Institute’s 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute show to John Williams at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

So…. I spent the morning stalking Bryce Dallas Howard, a Bellytich Bumpwatch alum, who currently stars in the soon-to-be released Disney movie Pete‘s Dragon. 

Pardon my stream of consciousness revelations:

What caught my eye was the vivacious leopard print wrap dress she wore to Hollywood premiere of Pete’s Dragon outside El Capitan Theatre on Monday, as reported by the Daily Mail.


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And I thought, wowza! She looks gorge and absolutely hawt! Mama Mia! What a marvelous voluptuous shape!

Then, I thought but where was she hiding those curves all these years?

I admit, I never saw many of her early movies or plays. Howard didn’t rest on her laurels as being the daughter to vet actor, producer and director Ron Howard.  She learned and honed her craft so she could have the chops to land top roles. She  graduated from performing arts camp at Stagedoor Manor, New York, she then proceeded to Tisch School of the Arts New York University and graduated with B.FA honours (2003) She has also studied at School at Steppenwolf Chicago and New York City-based The Actors Center.

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Honoree Director Ron Howard accepts award from presenter Bryce Dallas Howard onstage at the DGA Honors 2015 Gala on October 15, 2015 in New York City.

Nonetheless, I did catch all the hits she is best known for and I swear I thought she was more svelter in Jurassic World.  (I finally caught it on cable during a movie night at home with the hubby and kids.)

Then I figured it out!  She was wearing neutral jungle theme toned down colors and I just never noticed them. Hmmm… Come to think of it, when she played Victoria in the Twilight Saga, Hilly Holbrook in The Help or Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 3, I never noticed how curvaceous she was when she played those roles either.

Aaaah, blame it on creative costuming! Thanks, Hollywood. ha.

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Howard as Victoria in the Twilight Series, Hilly in The Help and Claire in Jurassic World

Well, well…then I thought to myself, if she looked amazing in that wrap dress, what other looks have I missed? That’s when I discovered all these fab outfits she wore at various Hollywood events and movie premiere.

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Nice! We’ve really got to do a better job and showcasing and highlighting these influential actors that do not fit in the size 2 mold and kill it on the screen and the red carpet.

I’ve always admired Bryce for being open and authentic about the reality of pregnancy and motherhood. I found her post-partum looks to be more realistic for women who have just given birth, uncommon to the unrealistic ideal that is pushed onto women.

Shortly, after she gave birth to her son Theo in 2007 with fellow actor husband Seth Gabel, the former stage play actress was ridiculed in gossip media for her post-partum size, then she opened up about suffering through post-partum depression and her struggles with breastfeeding which, in 2010, she said was harder than natural childbirth and led her to cry in the shower.

She welcomed a daughter Beatrice in January 2012.

MILF Alert: The Mums at Maxim’s Hot 100 List Party

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The Maxim Hot 100 List for 2016 isn’t out yet, but the photos of the celebrities that attended its party to celebrate this year’s list is. On it, we spotted five of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

Each came dressed in their most sexy attire because if you’re on the list, you have to prove you have a reason to be there right.


I think Mel B won the award for the most revealing. Her wine colored dress had a slit that revealed her bikini line. Wowza.

Eva Marcille also went with a wine colored House of CB dress only hers was made of the same latex type material as  the Givenchy Couture dress Beyonce wore to the Met Gala this year. Talk about hot, right? Literally and figuratively.

Draya Michelle wins the award for the best post-baby bounceback. I mean, she just had her baby  5 months ago in April! Whoa, baby!  She worked a black leather halter top and a floor length skirt with lace inset both by Lethicia and it too had a generous slit as well.

Nicole Murphy wins the award for the mom with the most kids with an awesome body. Check out her Grecian low cut dress from Camille Flawless.

Last, but not least, Amber Rose showed up and showed out in a wig and large Jackie-O sunglasses with a black halter top jumpsuit. It was  giving me dominatrix meets Bond girl, yes?

 

Teen Choice 2016: Moms and Sleepy Babies

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Tonight was the 2016 Teen Choice Awards at The Forum on Sunday,July 31, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

We spotted Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Jessica Alba in a black and sheer David Koma ensemble (Shoulder Net crop top and High Waist Trousers) and carrying a cute black M2malletier clutch. She was a presenter during the show.


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Also wearing black was Fuller House Jodi Sweetin who we followed when she was last expecting back in 2010. Love her crown braid and those funky wrap around espadrilles are hotness.

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Another blog fave and star of Fuller House, Candace Cameron Bure also attended in a cute metallic and black shorts jumper with sexy strappy heels as did one other Bellyitch alum Crystal Renay.

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She walked the green carpet with her first child with husband singer-songwriter-producer Ne-Yo in tow. Little  Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr, named after his dad looked mad sleepy but was hanging in their like a champ. Maybe he made it long enough to watch dad perform on stage.

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The cutie pie was born this past March 2016.

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BET Awards Arrivals, Beyonce and DJ Khaled’s Pregnant Fiance

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The BET Awards went down last night, June 26, at  the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The celebration included awards, performances and several tributes to the late great pop icon Prince.

Instead of a red carpet, stars like our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Fantasia, Tia Mowry, Alicia Keys and Eva Marcille walked the white carpet in some very fashion forward designs.


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A blog fave Beyonce hit the stage to perform her song “Freedom” off of her last project Lemonade. She was joined by rapper Kenderick Lamar. The two opened the show and shut it down at the same time! It was the best performance of the night in my opinion.

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Finally, we peeped Mrs. Knowles tour mate DJ Khaled with his longtime girlfriend and now fiance Nicole Tuck who is in her second trimester pregnant with the couple’s first child. Tuck, a wardrobe stylist, and the famous recording artist reside in Miami.

photos: Getty

Look Back at the 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Moments

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This Sunday’s 70th Annual Tony Awards was overshadowed a bit by the news of the horrific shooting inside a nightclub in Orlando Florida the night before it was held at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. Several presenters and award recipients acknowledged the victims as did the host Late Night TV’s James Corden. 

The styles on the red carpet were super glam yet not too over the top. Fitting for the somber’ish mood. We spotted our Bumpwatch alum Jane Kracowski perform a number with her co-star from the play ‘She Loves Me’. Other “Bellyitch Bumpwatch” alums attending the event that we also saw on the red carpet included singer Thalia, models Liya Kebede and Jourdan Dunn  and actresses Keri Russell and Claire Danes.


 

Here’s Our 2016 CFDA Red Carpet Rundown

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The 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards went down at the Hammerstein Ballroom this past Monday, June 6, 2016 in New York City. Several of our blog alums were present including Beyonce who took home the Fashion Icon Award. She shined in a glittery box cut pin-striped suit with a wide bring black hat.

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“I want to say thank you to every designer who works tirelessly to make people think they can write their own story. Y’all are fairy godmothers, magicians, sculptors, and sometimes even our therapist,” Bey said during her speech (via Vogue). “I encourage you to not forget this power you have or to take it lightly. We have the opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection. Soul has no color, no shape, no form. Just like all of your work, it goes far beyond what the eye can see. You have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower, and to show people how to embrace their complications, and see the flaws, and the true beauty and strength that’s inside all of us. Thank you so much for this incredible award, I’ll never forget this night. God bless you all. Thank you.”

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Her daughter Blue Ivy walked the red carpet for the first time with her mom and dad before the event.

Other of our “Bellyitch Bumpwatch” alums spotted on the red carpet included: Heidi Klum in Rolan Mouret, Jennifer Hudson in Prabal Gurung,  Alessandra Ambrosio in Michael Kors Collection, Olivia Wilde in Rosie Assoulin, Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection, Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Simkhai, Ciara in Roberto Cavalli, Adriana Lima in Marc Jacobs and Alicia Silverstone and Selma Blair, both in Christian Siriano, who attended the event with his design muses.

2016 Billboards Awards Red Carpet Style, Tho Adele Who Wasn’t There Won the Night

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Bellyitch ‘Bumpwatch’ alums Jessica Alba, Kelly Rowland, Eudoxi Agnan, Ciara, Britney Spears & Idina Menzel at the 2016 Billboard Awards

Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2016 Billboard Music Awards saw some of our fave Bellytich Bumpwatch alums take the pink carpet in some fabulous fashion creations. And as usual, we poked around to discover who wore what.

However,  the night belonged to Adele who took home 5 awards (second to The Weeknd who won 7). She nabbed the Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for “25“, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Selling Song for “Hello” Awards.  She wasn’t even there to accept the award in person because she is on a world tour but she did beam in via satellite.

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Two more blog faves, Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell walked the carpet with Kathryn Hahn their co-star from their new TV show Bad Moms. (Which also stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate).

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Kunis was in Zuhair Murad couture and Hahn wore an Altuzarra top and skirt. I love loved Bell’s Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit. So cute!

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Another blog regular Kelly Rowland went va va voom, almost too good for the Billboards, in a shimmery, sheer Labourjoisie gown.

Meanwhile, dressed in all black were Bumpwatch alums Jessica Alba businesswoman’s Zuhair Murad dress, Heidi Klum  in  Alfredo Villalba and  Idina Menzel  in a Michael Costello dress (Alba, Klum and Menzel presented awards) with host for the night, rapper Ludacris‘, wife Eudoxie Agnan.

Ludacris’ co-host was the super svelte Ciara who walked the carpet in a very revealing  Phillip Plein gown. Wowza! She did too more sheer and material dresses during her hosting duties.
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Britney Spears performed and before rocked the pink carpet in a black lace showgirl outfit dripping in Jacob & Co jewels and Schutz boots.

 

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Look at those Baby Bumps on the 2016 Met Ball Red Carpet


There were several pregnant celebs walking the red carpet to the Metropolitan Gallery of Art and Costume Institute‘s annual gala celebrating the opening of the museum’s Spring exhibit dedicated to tech’s contribution to fashion.

This year, among the stars attending the preeminent fashion event of the year were moms-to-be Blake Lively, Emily Blunt, Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington .


Blunt and Wilde were photographed both proudly showcasing their bumps.


Washington officially confirmed reports that she was pregnant by cupping her belly in her black lace  Marc Jacobs dress.


Lively is still early in her pregnancy and didn’t show much and looked in gorgeous in a pink Burberry gown with a cape to help her soar.


#WHCD/#NerdProm: All the Red Carpet Looks We Loved (PHOTOS)

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I watched the red carpet arrivals to last night’s annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner  held at the Washington Hilton in Washingtonl DC and I spotted several of the celebrity women we’ve spotlighted on the blog before.

Kerry Washington is a regular to the event as she is an ally of the Obama administration and has been very active on several of his campaigns and policy initiatives. She attended the event this year in a black one shoulder dress with ruffles at the trim made by another Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Victoria Beckham with a Jimmy Choo clutch and Stuart Weitzman heels, accented with Neil Lane jewelry.


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Adriana Lima looked stunning in a crimson Carlos Obando dress with a significant slit and carrying a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.
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I loved Neve Campbell‘s strapless metallic and teal

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Savannah Guthrie looked lovely in her black criss cross bodice dress.

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Regina King is a fave of mine and she looked absolutely radiant in this white gown. Her hair swept to the side like that is fab.

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Wowza! Candace Cameron Bure looked stunning in this gorgeous strapless floral Badgley Mischka dress with Mambrini shoes, and jewels from Hearts on Fire Co and Effy Jewelry

Here are some of the other attendees, not just moms we’ve featured, just other nicely dressed stars at the event:

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Emily Ratajowski in  Monique Lhuillier  gown and Brian Atwood shoes.

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Emma Watson in Osman dress and trousers.

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Quanticos Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad dress and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Tracee Ellis Ross in a plunging neckline velour gown.

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Vivica A. Fox

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Jada Pinkett and Will Smith

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Nina Dobrev\

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Kendall Jenner

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Nene Leakes

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Gabrielle Union

Photos: Getty

Some Candid moments as shared on Instagram and Twitter:

At The White House Correspondents Dinner 💋

A photo posted by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on

Ready for #WHCD … Follow me on snapchap gabunionwade … That elevator reach tho 💥💥💥 A video posted by Gabrielle Union (@gabunion) on

Pink lip. So hip 💄💋 #GettingWhiteHouseReady @christopheandjohny

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on

Party people! #WHCD #WHCD2016 A photo posted by Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) on

On the White House lawn with Jeff and Vivica

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end of the night chair shot —#wardrobechange A photo posted by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on

Ok @johnnywright220 get it done. Love and styling. Eye see you @hsternofficial @ericniemand #whcd

A photo posted by Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) on

Amina Buddaly continues to look Radiant, Gigging & Working Red Carpets

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VH1‘s Love and Hip Hop star Amina Buddafly announced she is expecting to deliver in July and recently looked super  cute in a periwinkle colored sleeveless bump-hugging dress while attending the Hollywood movie premiere of Meet the Blacks recently at the ArcLight theater earlier in the month.

Buddafly, who is married to show co-star “Peter Gunz” Pankey, announced the baby’s gender on Instagram.


“Everyone asking me about maternity pics. I’m just over half way there I got a long way to go,” she captioned a photo. “#julybaby” like big sister Cori.

The songstress recently had a gig and wore a flowing maxi dress which complemented her well. She also shared a clip from the performance, singing a tune from her latest album.

But first… Some #ivypark shopping

A photo posted by Amina Pankey (@aminabuddafly) on

She and Gunz are expecting a son they have decided to name Bronx. He will be the couple’s second child together. They have a daughter named, Cori, who turns two in July.

Love this pic from the other day at #springfamilyfest thank u @mskateegrace 📷💛

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