A Pregnant Natalie Portman Swims Bare Belly in James Blake’s Newest Video

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Days before giving birth, Natalie Portman starred in the recently released music video for James Blake’s  song “My Willing Heart,” released on Monday.

In the black and white video which Anna Rose Holmer directed, the Jackie and The Black Swan actress floats in a swimming pool and is later seen in a room caressing her bare baby belly to the melodic but haunting song.


The Oscar- winning actress and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed daughter Amala days after wrapping up shooting of the video. The couple also have a 5-year-old son, Aleph.


The song appears on the British singer/songwriter’s critically acclaimed 2016 album, “The Colour in Anything.” He is famous for experimenting with different styles of music, including electronic and rap.

Natalie may have been one of the first celeb women to appear in a music video so close to delivery but she wasn’t the first to shoot a video while heavily pregnant.

In 2011, Beyonce was pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy in her Countdown Video. That year, P!nk was also visibly pregnant with her daughter Willow in her girls empowerment song “F*&>Perfect”.

Before then, Canadian -born artist Deborah Cox showed off her 3rd trimester belly in the later frames of her “Beautiful U R” video” which is also about female empowerment and self esteem.  Finally, Whitney Houston, was also uplifting women in her remake of Chaka Khan‘s “I’m Every Woman” and was pregnant with her daughter Bobbi Kristina. (RIP to both of them)

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Beyonce is Like Us; She Takes Photos while Dressed Up Before Going Out and Silly Mommy and Me Snaps

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Expectant mama Beyoncé shared some updated baby bump photos via Instagram Saturday.

The pop superstar, 35, stopped by a Los Angeles performance by the Alvin Ailey dance company last Saturday (March 11) to support mom Tina Lawson and Tina’s Angels, the mentorship group founded  by her mother.

“Backstage after the Alvin Ailey dancers performance it was magnificent,” Lawson Instagrammed the group photo backstage. “With my beautiful Tina’s Angels and with a few of the mentors. My very gracious daughter who met the girls and spent some time with them and made their day!”


As well, the Bootylicious hitmaker – who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z – shared some silly Snapchat videos with 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

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Last week, the Grammy Award-winning singer hinted that her twins might be boys.

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Earlier this month, the Formation hitmaker posted photos with Blue at the Hollywood premiere of Beauty and the Beast.

The former Destiny’s Child frontwoman also stepped out at the Weinstein Company and Grey Goose’s party for the Academy Award-nominated film Lion on Feb. 25.

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Beyonce ‘BumpWatch’ News: The Latest

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Normally, I do a Bellyitch Bumpwatch roundup of various pregnant celebs but today, there is so much Beyonce news, the Stan in me will focus this post on Mrs. Carter news only.

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Fans are going wild over the fact that the mega pop star recycled the large silver circular earrings she wore  in the “If I Were A Boy” video and speculating that she did so to relay subliminally to the world that she is having twin boys. (Cosmo)

img_3287The record Grammy nominated and winning start wore a cute black velvet mini dress that she accessorized with a black choker and black boots to her step dad Richard Lawson’s birthday party this week.

The Lemonade singer is also reportedly obsessed over the extra weight gain she’s had which is very common especially with twin pregnancies. (Hollywood Life)

And the platinum-selling artist is also reportedly excercising a bunch to stave off the excessive weight gain. (US Weekly)

And it is cool to note that she is being adventurous by wearing color durinf a time that most expecting women stick with the color black as it is slimming (See above collage of recent fashion)

We Imagine These are The Euorpean Trucks for the Twin Babies Jay-Z Rapped About

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During a February 2, 2017 interview, Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles suggested that Queen Bey is expecting a baby boy and baby girl this year but in DJ Khaled‘s song “Shining” that she and husband Jay-Z guest performed on a week later, Jay seemed to suggest that he didn’t know what the sex of the babies are.

Let’s back up:


Knowles, who currently is an entertainment assistant professor at Texas Southern University, learned about the pregnancy the same time we all did because Bey didn’t tell him before announcing it to the world via her artsy pregnancy announcement.

But during a sit down chat with Insider, the ex –Destiny’s Child manager shared the circumstances under which he learned/

“I was shocked,” Knowles told the site. “Let me tell you what happened. I got a first text, and I was like, ‘Why is this person saying congratulations?’ Then I get a second text from one of my students at Texas Southern, and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He was like, ‘Go to the web.’ I didn’t know myself.”

That might have been a good decision by  because Matthew might have accidentally spilled the beans too soon.

During the Insider interview, the talent manager and university instructor went on to possibly reveal the sex of the babies.

“And Blue Ivy is going to have some brothers and sisters. She is already excited,” he said.

When the interviewer pressed for a confirmation that Bey was going to have a girl and boy, Knowles quickly flipped the script.

He said he was just talking in general.

Mmmm hmmmm! No wonder Yonce didn’t tell dear old dad the news in advance. He plum would have revealed it too soon but he wouldn’t have been the first. In 2011, Kelly Rowland also slipped up during an interview and let people know about Blue’s gender before Bey and Jay could.

Both Rowland, who is like a sister, and of course Matthew, who is a grandfather to Mrs. Sean “Jay-Z” Carter’s 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy and Solange Knowles‘ 12-year old son, Daniel, would be forgiven.

He may be right about guessing though.

A week later, the same day Beyonce performed on the Grammy Awards, DJ Khaled released a single from his upcoming album titled, “Shining” (that’s my jam) but any way, on the song, Jay-Z has a few bars which seem to indicate that he is clueless (or was clueless back when he penned the lyrics) as to the baby’s gender. On the song, he raps:

One ain’t enough, I need two
That night I mix the Ace with the D’us’
Hit a triple-double in the Garden
I done my left wrist like I’m Harden (swish)
Ran to the dealer, bought twin Mercedes’
The European trucks for the twin babies
Don’t let me have a son, I’m a fool (ooooh)
Send him to school in all my jewels
I want a boy and girl I fight for truth
Whatever God give me, I’m cool

LISTEN to the entire thing here:

We imagine what those twin European (his and hers) Mercedes would look like in the above collage, specifically, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63. Below, check out actor-comedian Kevin Hart in front of his own Mercedes truck that he showed off his truck on social media recently. Something tells us these trucks will grow in popularity soon especially after the twin babies are born.

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Brazilian Sculptor Creates Grammy Baby Bump Beyonce Barbie

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The pregnant Beyonce tributes aren’t ending with copycat celebs and lip art recreation. A Brazilian doll maker has recreated the Grammy-performing pregnant Beyonce in a new custom “Barbie” doll.

Marcus Vinícius da Silva Bernardo, a 47-year-old sculptor who goes by Marcus Baby, immortalized Queen Bey’s golden goddess look in this new doll. da Silva Bernanrdo said it took him about a week to finish the work.


‘I did this job in five days and her clothes are made with gold rhinestones, metal, chains, rings, and wire,” the extravagant artist shares. “The doll has a plastic pregnant belly and also a fake piercing in her belly button, same as the original Beyoncé.”

He has re-created Mrs. Carter before but also other celebrities. “I have 250 other dolls which are inspired by other celebrities,”he shared with the Daily Mail while letting everyone know that they are not for sale. “they are only for myself. I don’t sell to anyone.”

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Beyoncé is expecting a pair of twins with her husband, rapper and business mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. During her Grammy performance last month, the pop icon did a 9-minute medley of some of the melodic ballads from her critically acclaimed last album,”Lemonade“, including “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.

During the performance, she wore a stunning gold metallic and bump-revealing two-piece ensemble embellished with jewels, rhinestones and an ornate cape and crown.

Marcus Baby did an excellent job capturing all of the various moves from the show.

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Here are some of the other celebs he has captured in doll form like Lupita N’yongo, Ke$ha and Madonna:

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Bump Watch: Beyonce and Family Hit Up ‘The Beauty and The Beast’ Premiere

beyonceThe Carter-Knowles family hit up the premiere of the new live action Beauty and The Beast Disney movie last week.

The trio, consisting of Beyonce, husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy entered the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood Thursday night with the rest of the cast also attending the opening night of the film.

Queen Bey was outfitted in an emerald green flowy empire-waist Gucci gown with a plunging neckline. Daughter Blue had a matching tiered frock that some sites say is a custom-made riff on a $26,ooo Gucci frock from their Fall/Winter 2016 collection. After the event, an impromptu photo shoot was in order, of course.

The pop icon shared photos on her social media account which has been re-shared by various Beygency affiliates.

Mrs. Carter is expecting a pair of twins later this year.

Check out the pics from the event:

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This Celeb Make Up Artist Recreated Beyonce’s Pregnancy Announcement on her Lips

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Soon, Beyonce‘s twin pregnancy announcement will be the most recreated and spoofed around. Here is another pretty phenomenal job!

Social Media celeb and make up extraordinaire Jazmina Daniel has 1.1 Million followers  who love Daniel’s exquisite make up and lip artistry. And a lot of Daniel’s fans are also Beyonce Knowles Beyhive members.


Recently, the gorgeous talent recreated Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement on her lips in a dedication to Queen Bey who is expecting twins. Daniel said it took her over four hours to recreate and the results are AMAZING!

“I know I have a lot of Queen 🐝 Fans out there! This one is for you! @beyonce Tag the Queen if you think she’d approve 🐝,” Daniel captioned her photo. And this isn’t the first awesome creation, of course.

She has also done Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and has done jeweled and holiday themed lips. Check out some of her other marvelous works of art:

 

As We All Feared, Beyonce Just Canceled Her Coachella Performance

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Well, we all saw it coming. That much anticipated Beyonce Coachella headliner moment won’t happen…well, this year anyway.

After the multiple-Grammy winning pop star announced that she was expecting twins this summer, Coachella music festival ticket holders become nervous. She could cancel. Or perform in a chair the entire time and therefore, they would not get a chance to experience Sasha Fierce at her fiercest.

The biggest fear is now real.


Beyoncé will not perform at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the festival announced on its Facebook.

 “Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,” the statement on the festival’s Facebook page read.

The “Lemonade” singer was scheduled to perform over two weekends at the festival on April 15 and 22.

She will be there next year, however!  So, there’s that. The organizers of the Indio, California-located fest have not said which act would replace her.

And let’s not forget there are other headliners include Radiohead and rapper Kendrick Lamar. However, the festival has already seen a dip in ticket sales by 12% following the news. Pooh! That’s star power!

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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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This Brit Ex-Model is Getting Roasted for Emulating Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement

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Brit former model Daniele Lloyd didn’t expect her OK! Magazine cover shoot that emulated Beyoncé’s twin pregnancy announcement to net so much backlash, but it did.

Last week, the mom-to-three boys with ex footballer husband Jamie O’Hara announced that she and her electrician fiancé Michael O’Neill were expecting their first child together.


‘So it’s official Am expecting a baby. I loved this Beyoncé inspired shoot with @ok_mag #pregnant #baby #excited,” she captioned an Instagram version of the cover photo.

The TV personality said inside the magazine that she was 16 weeks along and did not yet know the sex of her baby. She is mom to sons, 6-year old Archie, 5-year old Harry and 3-year old George. .

Posing in nothing but a burgundy bra and satin briefs, the former beauty queen appeared to align herself with the Crazy In Love crooner as she revealed her growing bump for the first time.

Committing wholly to the imitation, she then draped the iconic green veil also sported by Beyoncé across her tumbling brown hair as she flashed an excited smile at the camera.

Afterwards, online trolls and Beyhive members stung her with harsh criticism over the copy move, while others gave their congratulations and called the copy move creative.

 

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