Marrion Cotillard and Natalie Portman are Radiant Promoting Upcoming films

Two of my favorite Oscar winning international actresses, the talented Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillardlooked radiant while promoting their respective upcoming movies at screenings this week.

Israeli born Portman went with a striped gown by The Row at the Israel Film Festival Gala in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, November 9 with her hair in a half-up, half-down style with nude makeup . The Academy Award winner polished doff her look with simple hoops by Eddie Borgo and a Vic Minaudière clutch.


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Meanwhile, French actress Cotillard stars in a new  WWII drama Allied alongside costar Brad Pitt and looked fabulous in a navy Christian Dior maxi dress accented with an embroidered white hand-strap clutch by Dior, and side swept coifed hair at a fan event for the film at the Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California.

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Both women have 5-year old boys at home.

Cotillard, who starred in Inception. and her longtime partner of 9-years Guillaume Canet are expecting their second child together. The couple are parents to 5-year old son Marcel.

Portman and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied are parents to 5-year old son Aleph.

Oscar Contender Natalie Portman Bumps It Up at NYC ‘Jackie’ Screening

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman is buzzed to be a contender for another Best Actress Oscar Award based on her riveting performance in the upcoming drama Jackie, about John F. Kennedy’s First Lady.

Portman, who won an Academy Award for her haunting portrayal of a tortured professional ballerina in The Black Swan, attended the 54th New York Film Festival screening of the movie Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center on October 13, 2016 in New York City.


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She was glowing in a flowy navy tent dress accented with black pumps and a black box clutch that she posed in before the screening and a Q&A after the film.

The director for the film Pablo Larraín said he couldn’t see any other actress playing the role.

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“It was a combination of elegance, sophistication, intelligence, and fragility. Beauty and sadness can be something very powerful in our culture,” Chilean filmmaker Larraín  has said about the star who brought to life the post traumatic stress that Jackie Kennedy experienced during the four days following John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

According to a Vanity Fair feature, since the film’s debut, most critics have agreed with the man who manifested the collaboration, calling Portman’s performance riveting, astonishing, stunning, and deserving of awards. Since this first wave of rave reviews, the film has also garnered a prime, Oscar-qualifying release date of December 9, Vanity Fair notes, adding:

Portman’s preparation included working with a voice coach to perfect Kennedy’s mid-Atlantic, by way of Miss Porter’s finishing school, dialect. She also exhaustively researched—diving into anything and everything written about, recorded of, and filmed about Kennedy—discovering Kennedy’s great love of history and understanding that it was up to her, even when suffering through unspeakable personal tragedy, to cement her husband’s legacy. By the time Portman got to set, she was so immersed in the character that Larraín says a third of the movie was made with single takes—and he never needed more than five.

 

“I always felt like Natalie was giving so much . . . I could see how exhausting the emotional scenes were for her,” Larrain told the mag. “Once you feel you have it, you don’t have to keep digging. I’ve made movies where I’ve taken hundreds of shots if I need to—but here, she was giving so much.”

Bravo, Natalie! We’re rooting for her! Can’t wait to see the film!

Our Faves Came to Slay at the CMAs Red Carpet this Week

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I almost forgot to bring you guys the run down of the gorgeous celeb mamas we’ve covered in the past who attended the CMAs (Country Music Awards) at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 2) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hillary Scott and her Lady Antebellum band mates made the rounds  in front of the flashing lights with Scott sporting a gorgeous white Pamella Roland gown. She looked amaze-balls…I mean better than I have ever seen her! Gorg!


Jennifer Garner went with black as well in a floor length slim fitting Jenny Packham gown with an adorned halter top. She looked youthful and refreshing! Beautiful!

Some of yall who don’t follow this genre of music might not have known that Britney Spears‘ baby sister Jamie Lynn Spears  is an accomplished and successful country music singer and award-winning songwriter of hits for other artists.

 

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Jessie James Decker showed out in a sequined halter gown with sexy side cut outs from Jay Godfrey NY.  I loved her loose ringlets that framed her face and her nude matte make up was perfect! C’est Bonne!

I loved the gorgeous J. Mendel one sleeve cap sleeve dress that Jennifer Nettles wore with the sheer under blue applique and that tangerine popped against her olive tone skin.  Nettles rarely does wrong on the red carpet. She has a great figure.

Finally, Carrie Underwood hosted and walked away with the Female Vocalist of the Year award but before walked the red carpet in a beaded dusty pink Michael Cinco halter gown with Swarovski crystals, pearls and scattered organza flowers. She accessorized the dress with triangle-shaped Butani diamond earrings and diamond rings by Hearts on Fire and Harry Kotlar. (I borrowed US Weekly‘s description. tee hee)

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During the show, she changed outfits 10 times, paying homage to past First Ladies of Country including: Reba McEntire‘s plunging red dress from 1993 to Dolly Parton‘s famous silver gown from the 1970s; and Shania Twain and others.

Wonderful!

Teresa Palmer radiates Promoting Movies Red Carpets

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Second-time to be, Teresa  Palmer has been killing it on Red Carpets while promoting her new film Hacksaw Ridge and earlier this summer promoting her film Light’s Out. 

The Australian actress and hubby Mark Webber are parents to son Bodhi, 2.


Here are some of my fave glam maternity looks of Palmer’s this pregnancy. 

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The Warm Bodies star radiated in red in a crimson gown while attending a special screening at the National World War II Museum on October 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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She did ruffles in wine at the screening of Summit Entertainment’s “Hacksaw Ridge” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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She went with floral to the premiere of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 4, 2016 in Venice, Italy.

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Loved her pull back braided pony tail with chocked necktie black dress at the premiere of New Line Cinema’s “Lights Out” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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Fab!

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2016 Primetime Emmy Awards: Our Fave Celeb Moms’ Red Carpet Moments

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The stars came out in droves for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on Sunday, September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Among the celebrites attending the 2016 Emmy Awards were several of our Bellyitch “Bumpwatch” alums and other celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog.

Several were nominated including Kerry Washington for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Movie or Series for her role as Anita Hill in HBO‘s Confirmation; Viola Davis, Claire Danes and Taraji P. Henson for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for their role as Annalise Keating in ABC‘s How to Get Away with Murder,  as Carrie Mathison in Showtime‘s Homeland and as “Cookie” in Fox‘s Empire, respectively.


Winners included Regina King who took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Terri Lacroix in the ABC drama American Crime.

During a red carpet interview, she reflected back 20 years to working in Jerry Macguire alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. right after giving birth to her son. The recalled how supportive everyone was on the set to her and allowed her time to breastfeed.

“Honestly I just had my son the month before we started shooting and just being able to be in an environment that embraced a new mom,” the Southland and 24 alum said. “And they took breaks when it was time for me to nurse and that’s what I remember. I remember being able to be an actress and still be a mom and that’s special.”

She now stars on the hit HBO show, The Leftovers, and has directed several episodes of Scandal, Being Mary Jane, The Catch and other television projects.

Ana Chumlsky’s show Veep won for best Comedy Series.

 

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Claire Danes  in a Schiaparelli dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Forevermark jewelry.

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Regina King  in Elizabeth Kennedy dress and Dominique Cohen jewels.

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Padma Lakshmi  in  Naeem Khan dress and a Lorraine Schwartz ring.

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Heidi Klum  in a Michael Kors dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Neve Campbell  in a Christian Siriano gown.

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Kristen Bell is wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture gown, Brian Atwood shoes, Harry Winston jewelry, and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Minnie Driver is wearing Versace. Angela is wearing Rene Caovilla shoes andCoomi jewels.

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Tarji P. Henson is wearing a Vera Wangdress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and Jimmy Choo sandals.

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Amy Poehler is wearing a Pamella Rolanddress, vintage Beladora jewels, and Brian Atwood shoes.

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Viola Davis  in Marchesa dress, Harry Winston jewels, Tyler Alexandra Ellis bag, and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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Kelly Preston in a mermaid floral crimson and black gown.jane emmy

Jane Krakowski  in a Bibhu Mohapatra dress, a Tyler Alexandra clutch, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Chopard jewels.

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tina feyTina Fey is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress, Brian Atwood shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Kerry Washington Wows at 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards

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Wasn’t Scandal star Kerry Washington just simply fierce on the red carpet to tonight’s 2016 PrimeTime Emmy Awards presentation?

Expecting her second child with husband, ex-NFLer Nnamdi Asomugha, Washington wowed in a gorge Brandon Maxwell dress with side cutouts. Who says you can’t do avante garde, sexy and chic while pregnant?


She accented the look she sported at the event that took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California tonight with jewels by Fred Leighton and a pair of Gianvito Rossi heels .

She was nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy for her role as Anita Hill in HBO‘s movie Confirmation. In addition, the film is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.

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We were also loving the big full curls which looked like crochet braids with loose ringlets on top. Her make up was flawless and natural. Perfect! Bravo!

Here’s Our 2016 MTV VMA Run Down

Did you catch the MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York City last night, August 28th?

It was heavy on performances including a lengthy set by our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Beyonce, who sang many songs off her latest album “Lemonade”

She also won the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, for her song “Formation.”


Two of our Bumpwatch alums, Kim Kardashian West and Alicia Keys introduced performances.

Meanwhile, Keys tributed Martin Luther King, Jr.on the 53rd anniversary of his “I have a Dream” speech. She read a poem that ended in a song while looking flawless in no make up. 

Kim showed off her super slim down shape in a sheer curve hugging slip dress.  

Other alums, Heidi Klum, Amber Rose, Jennifer “J Woww” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi also attended and looked great on the white carpet. Britney Spears did a superb job during her comeback performance, singing her hit song “Make Me” with rapper G Eazy. 

And one more thing: we also noticed that black and very sheer was a trending look on the carpet as well. 

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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