Gwen Stefani Ditches Her Signature Ruby Red Lip for Hot Pink at 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards

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Sizzling!

We were geeked to see our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum, singer and The Voice coach Gwen Stefani ditch her signature ruby red lip for neon pink tonight at the Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


The star went with an embellished black rocker glam on the arrival carpet and hit the stage later to present an award in a cute “Slime” theme mini dress.

Good thing the mom to three boys stuck with her trademark platinum pony-tail or we wouldn’t be able to distinguish her from the twenty-something starlets out there.

Man, can you believe she is 47!?! Wow! Hot mama!

 

Did You Know Beyonce Invented the Non-Verbal Red Carpet Pregnancy Reveal?

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Speaking of Beyonce being pregnant, did you know that she pioneered the red carpet celebrity pregnancy announcement?

From covering celebrity pregnancy for close to 10 years, I have institutional memory in this area. Bellyitch was one of the first site’s to declare that the “bump watch” origin was Demi Moore’s iconic August 1991 Vanity Fair cover.  Since then, others have accepted that assessment.


A little while ago, I noticed that after Beyonce famously announced her pregnancy by cupping her belly on the red carpet of the 2011 MTV Music Awards, other celebrities have chosen to quietly let the world know they are expecting using that non-verbal gesture.

Of course, she is not the first one to break pregnancy news while talking to entertainment reporters on the chain line, but since she did it, Marion Cotillard, Gwen Stefani, Amber Rose, Kerry Washington, and others chose to confirm rumors and let the world know they were expecting on the red carpet.

I welcome anyone who will prove to me otherwise. Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook @Bellyitch! 🙂

For Valentine’s Day, Steal Gwen Stefani’s Look for Under $100!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if your significant other is planning to take you out for lunch, brunch or dinner, you’re going to want to start hunting down a look now.

There is no better style muse around than pop singer Gwen Stefani. The mom-to-three boys, Kingston, Apollo Bowie and Zuma Nesta, is known for her signature platinum blonde hair and ruby red crimson lip!


You can steal her look from when she was expecting her son Zuma a couple years back and you can do so for under $100!  Begin by scoping out a reasonably price red maternity coat dress like the one Motherhood Maternity sells for about $35. Head to a retailer that sells hip trends like Target for example which sells a pretty cute low heel suede boot for around $20. You can get a decen pair of chic shades at a mall shop like Forever 21 for about $6 and a really nice leather or faux leather medicine or structured bag from H&M for also $20.

To get long lasting lip, you’re going to want to splurge a bit and go for a higher end lip stain and get a candy apple red matte lipstick from a brand like Stila, for example, which sells really high quality long-lasting gloss and lipsticks.

If none of these stores around you, click the link below and order and get them delivered to you just in time for Valentine’s Day! Good luck!

 

Sheer Sleeve Maternity Dress • Motherhood • $34.99
Women’s Evie Suede Boots – Merona • $19.99
stila Stay All Day® MATTE’ificent Lipstick • Stila • $22
H&M – Handbag – Black – Ladies • H&M • $19.99
FOREVER 21+ Tortoiseshell Round Sunglasses • Forever 21 • $5.90

Our Celebrity ‘Bumpwatch’ Mom of The Year Is…

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In year’s past, we’ve recognized the celebrities that we followed most and we’ve even awarded superlatives. This year, while reviewing a year’s worth of posts, we are prepared to award the Bellyitch Bumpwatch Celebrity Mom-to-Be of the Year.

The honor goes to…. The Over 40 Celebrity!


Several stars including Savannah Guthrie, 45, Tyra Banks (via surrogate) 43, Lisa Ling, 43, Tameka “Tiny” Cottles 40, Eva Mendes, 42, Keri Russell, 40, Alanis Morissette, 42 and Janet Jackson, 50 welcomed or announced a pregnancy this year.

Why do they deserve special recognition over the 20 and 30-something millennial celebrities who also gave birth in 2016, you ask?

As women age, it becomes even more challenging to conceive without medical intervention and to carry a baby to term. Therefore, when it happens, there is even more reason to celebrate given the odds and hurdles that must be overcome to achieve success.

Gestational carrier, surrogacy, adoption and other medical methods like IVF and donor egg have made it possible for some. A few have been successful without medical assistance. Either way, our hats off to those who balanced career and family and still had the time, ability and inclination to want to welcome a new addition in 2016.

You guys are the real MVP!
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And more veteran moms over 40 have been keeping up and showing out the younger ones by showing off super fit bods. Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Kelly RipaMel B. and Halle Berry shared photos of themselves in social media with super toned and ripped physiques.

Granted, we know celebrity women have access to personal chefs, trainers and a team of assistants to help them out with their children so they can hit the gym regularly and often. Also, they work in an industry where it is essential for them to have their bodies snatched back into fit and trim shape, but it still takes harder work and more dedication to stay fit when your metabolism slows and it gets harder to shed pounds and keep it off.

Check out some other celeb over 40 women with bad bods at Pop Sugar here!

 

Marsha Ambrosious Announced Her Pregnancy This Summer in the Official Celeb Way

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I had a disagreement with a friend a while ago about a celebrity pregnancy announcement. She disagreed with me that a celebrity cupping her belly at a public event counts as a pregnancy announcement.

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Indeed, it is informal but it is the new way. Beyonce, Amber Rose, Marion Cotillard and Gwen Stefani all “announced” their pregnancies that way. They each did the cupping the belly red carpet reveal.

I didn’t realize that one of my husband’s fave recording artist multi Grammy-award winning singer Marsha Ambrosious, formerly of the group Floetry, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Dez Billups.

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She announced the news this summer while performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. She did so by cupping her belly on the stage. Without doing that, it is possible, fans may have assumed perhaps she just gained a little weight.

The “Late Nights & Early Mornings” singer later confirmed the news to Essence.com.

“I didn’t anticipate live music to do what it was going to do,” the “Far Away” singer said of her soon-to-be-born daughter while performing or listening to music. “It’s like an internal earthquake every time music plays. It’s brand new to me but it’s so exciting. I don’t know what she’s doing right now.”

Since the announcement, the couple have been posting adorable photos of each other on IG and Twitter like this one:

 

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A photo posted by Dez Billups (@dezsofly) on


Congrats!

After 7 Year Break to be a Mom, Gwen Stefani Returns Energetic and Gorg as Ever

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In case you missed the phenomenal performance videos of one of my all time fave singers, and Bellytich Bumpwatch alum, Gwen Stefani during her appearance on TODAY show’s Friday Concert, I’m sharing them again once more for your viewing pleasure! After all, it is Friday again!

She has kicked off her career again for the nth time and is about to tour to promote her latest album which has hit No. 1. on the Billboard charts.


Billboard wrote of one of her early tour stops:

“I never thought I would be able to go back on tour again,” the pop singer said in a taped video preceding the opening number, “Red Flag.”

And yet, there she was, resplendent in a red roses top matched with tartan pants, ready to reconnect with her audience after a seven year hiatus at the high-energy show on her summer amphitheater trek.

“The last time I was here it was Kingston’s birthday, when he was one,” she said of her now 10-year old son. “We had a party for him backstage.”

That was 2007, and since then the 46-year old star has ended her marriage to Bushlead singer Gavin Rossdale, but found love again with Blake Shelton, her co-star from a stint as a coach on NBC’s The Voice. All of this is chronicled in her recent  album, Thisis What the Truth Feels Like,  which debuted at No. 1 in March.

At age 46, I would say Stefani looks amaze-balls! (do the kids still say that?) She stays true to her signature look: platinum blond ponytail, crimson lipstick and wing eyeliner with deep dark falsies. Her style is eclectic rocker chic, if I could describe it. That’s what I consider my style to be so I’m down. ha!

Anyway, Check out the videos again in case you missed it in the post earlier this week about Savannah Guthrie covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as the only female anchor on the team assigned there.
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Before jetting off to Cleveland, she took a snap with our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Gwen Stefani who performed last Friday for the long-running news shows annual Friday Summer Concert series.

Watch Gwen’s performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RNC Convention: Mom-to-Be Savannah Guthrie Reps the Ladies Among NBC Anchors Covering It

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This week, we get to see  and bump watch TODAY Show anchor Savannah Guthrie who will be broadcasting live from Cleveland as the Republican National Convention starts today, and live-streamed on NBCNews.com.

The network announced its anchor lineup last week and I noticed that Guthrie was the only woman in it! Very Cool!


Today, during a lead in segment on local channel, the second-time mom-to-be asked what’s the best food must-have Cleveland food specialty.  “The pregnant person wants to know,” the veteran journalist joked while decked in a cute purple dress.

WATCH!

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Before jetting off to Cleveland, she took a snap with our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Gwen Stefani who performed last Friday for the long-running news shows annual Friday Summer Concert series.

Watch Gwen’s performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re Not Worthy: Jeremy Scott Designed a Gold-Trimmed $1700 Stroller

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Luxury baby goods, which includes a stroller, car seat, and baby carrier, continue to be coveted by the rich and famous.

I continue in my research to catch up on the latest and hottest strollers since I used to publish a preeminent first-of-its kind biennial Most Expensive Stroller blog post series,  started in 2007.


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I have discovered that designer Jeremy Scott has bedazzled (as Slate magazine put it) a high end stroller made by the luxe brand Cybex.  Essentially, Scott added his trademark gold angel wings and polished gold frame not the wheels and that alone jacked up the normally-priced  $1,000 stroller to close to $1700!

Wowza!

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The type of folks that will fork over that much for a stroller, even as an investment piece, won’t blink twice at that premium price.

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Cybex, which makes strollers, car seats ($369.95) , baby carriers ($129.95) and other baby transportation products, is the choice for the A-List celebs. Cate Blanchet, Keira Knightly, Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen, Miroslava DUma, Liv Tyler, Gwen Stefani and David Beckham have all been photographed pushing their tops in one these strollers.

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But what struck me most was the branding. I mean I felt as though I have to be a great looking svelte Manhattan mom with great skin, great hair and a hot husband to own one of these things.

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In the US, a lot of the Giggle stores carry it in the retail stores and online so the line is accessible even if you don’t live near the right zipcode.

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Mama Mia!

 

 

h/t Slate

This is the Pumpkin Patch that Celebrities Take their Kids to Each Year

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This is the last week and weekend before Halloween to hit up the pumpkin patch and score yourself a rad pumpkin to carve or set up on your porch. Out in Hollywood, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City, California is a favorite spot for celebrities.

Each year several celeb fams head out to the patch and are either photographed by the papps or share their own photos in social media.


Bellyitch Bumpwatch we spotted this year include alums Heidi Klum, Kendra Wilkinson, Tamera Mowry-HousleyGwen Stefani , Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe at the patch with their kids. We also saw first time mom-to-be The Walking Dead star Alanna Masterson, who plays “Tara Chambler” on the hit AMC show posing a patch; and late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel and his daughter Molly.

Fun times!

Gwen Stefani takes DC for Earth Day & poverty awareness concert

Our Bellyitch alum Gwen Stefani  reunited and joined her old bandmates from No Doubt to performs at the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day to end extreme poverty and solve climate change on National Mall in Washington, DC on April 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Also performing at the free concert before hundreds of thousands in the crowd were: Usher, Chris Martin and Coldplay, Will.i.am, Common, the Mayor of DC Muriel Bowser, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.


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Chris Martin and Coldplay performed as well
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Will.i.am. 

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