Celeb Trend: The Band Tee Never Goes Out of Style

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I LOVE a rocker or a  band tee and so do a lot of the Celeb women we have”bump watched” in the past.

Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson and Alessandra Ambrosio have all rocked the band tee well when snapped out and about. (See above collage)


Not only are these chic t-shirts great way to pay homage to a fave performer or band of the present or yesteryear, but they are iconic fashion items that are forever in style.

Sleeveless, long sleeved, under a denim or leather jacket, with a pair of jeans or cropped shorts, they can be mixed and matched in any  casual look.

I’ve Insta-shared pics of myself in band tees featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones and more myself. (See collage below)

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Cant get enough and my collection continue to grow.

I curated a selection of rockstar tees under $20 each for my budget conscious readers. Check it out: Powered by my partners at Shopstyle:

Given the #WHCD was Light on Celebs This Year, Let’s Look Back At Celebs Who Walked Its Red Carpet Pregnant

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The annual White House Correspondents Association dinner has increasingly been a haven for Hollywood Celebrities who walk the red carpet on their way to hob nob with journalism’s elite that cover the White House.

This year was much different.


 

The current sitting president Donald J. Trump choose to sit it out, a first time since Ronald Reagan  that a President opted to skip the event which usually features a comedian roasting the prez and the media and the pres himself giving a monologue full of self-deprecating humor.

[Even when Reagan skipped it, that was because he was shot on the way in, though to be fair other presidents who were very unpopular at the time Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon have skipped the elite dinner in the past, the only other two since Calvin Coolidge]

This year, the event was also super light on the usual parade of celebrities. That might be a good thing in the eyes of many who have heavily criticized the dinner for becoming to glamourized and Hollywoodized.  Celebrated national TV broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw famously skips it and has been vocal as to his reasons why.

Nonetheless, we usually can spot several celebrity moms we’ve covered in the past to feature on the blog. In the very recent past 8 years, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Bell, Jessica Simpson, Cynthian Nixon, Adriana Lima, Neve Campbell, Emma Watson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Anna Chlumsky, Julianna Margulies, Katie Couric, Sofia Vergara, Shonda Rhimes, Rosario Dawson, Candace Cameron Bure, model Emily Ratajowski, Vivica A. Fox, Lupita Nyong’o, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Kendell Jenner, Laverne Cox, Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union have all attended as guests of various news organizations that purchase tables.

Not this year. We didn’t see any. There were a few celebs and some of DC’s A-listers [read: TV journalists and broadcast reporters] there but that’s about it.  And with Trump declaring war on the media, the White House press corp and DC establishment, none in his administration or celebs friendly to him failed to show up as well.

So…we’re doing the next best thing and flashbacking to all the ones who did show up in years past. Interesting enough, most of them were preggers at the time!

Last year, in 2016, while pregnant with her second child, daughter, Isabella, Kerry Washington attempted to conceal her bump in an A-line one shoulder black mini Victoria Beckham mini dress.

In 2015, Glee alum Naya Rivera looked radiant in a white floor length  Tadashi Shoji evening gown and model Anne V ‘s lovely floral gown rocked that year as well.

In 2014, TODAY show anchor Savannah Guthrie was six-months pregnant with her first child when she showed up in a pink dress to the event.

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Going further back, Anna Paquin was expecting her first children, a pair of twins, with husband Stephen Moyer in 2011 when she attended the event, also affectionately known as the “Nerd Prom”, wearing a chic and elegant silk jersey gown by French designer Herve L. Leroux.

That same year, Reese Witherspoon was also expecting her third child, but first with second husband Jim Toth. She also went with black in a Monique Lhuillier  gown showing her barely there bump at the time.

 

There you have it! The White House Correspondents Association dinner  has been noteworthy for Bumpwatch coverage history.

‘Power’s Naturi Naughton is Expecting Her First Child

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Singer and Actress Naturi Naughton was in middle of shooting the fourth season of her hit STARZ show Power when she discovered that she and boyfriend Ben were expecting their first child.

The original member of the now-disbanded girl group 3LW exclusively told PEOPLE that  as soon as she shared the news with the cast and crew, they went into protection mode.


“They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited,” she says. “Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”

Naughton, who is also known  for her standout role as “Lil Kim” in the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, said she’s been having a good pregnancy so far.

“It’s been a little surreal, but I feel really good, healthy and strong,” she told the magazine.“I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”

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The production crew had to be creative about concealing her bump since a pregnancy wasn’t in the script.

“I had maternity jeans they ordered for me, and I do a lot of tops that are peplum-style,” says the New Jersey native who got her start singing in the same church Whitney Houston sang at in her youth. “I was amazed at how un-pregnant I could look.”

She also talked about being a healthy eater but giving into pregnancy cravings.
“I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”

After being a platinum selling artist, touring alongside Destiny’s Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson, and a solo artist, and having a a stage role on the Tony-award winning play “Hairspray“,  roles on Mad Men and the movie Fame a reoccurring role on The Client List opposing Jennifer Love Hewitt, Naughton is prepping for a whole new challenge when her baby arrives in July.

“It’ll just be a great summer to enjoy motherhood and this journey to motherhood,” said Naughton, who is steep in picking out nursery colors and nesting. “It’s a really amazing responsibility, but it’s such a blessing and that to me is worth more than anything I can imagine.”

Godspeed, mama!

photo: People/Getty

National Dog Day: 22 Celebrity Parents and their Dogs

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We are rounding off the end to a National Dog Day but we wanted to make sure we highlight some of our fave Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and other celeb features from the past, pictured with their fuzzy four-legged pawed friends.

They include above, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Hayden Panettiere, Kim Kardahsian, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and Victoria Beckham with their doggy pals.

national dog day 2 - Copy (2)Olivia Wilde and Paco, P!nk and Elvis and Sienna Miller and Bess.


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Dog Owners Dennis Richards, Halle Berry, Bethenny Frankel with Cookie and Nicole Richie.

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Dog Fans Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Biel, Hoda and Kathie Lee Gifford.

national dog day 3Selma Blair with rescue dog Bess and Lady Gaga with Miss Asia.

Inside Ashlee Simpson Ross’ Baby Shower

 

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Jessica Simpson planned and showered her sister Ashlee Simpson Ross at her home with a few close friends this past Tuesday. Simpson Ross is expecting her first child with her husband since last August, singer Evan Ross (Diana Ross‘ son).


Simpson, our two-time Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum,  posted a photo of the gorgeous table setting on her Instagram account with the caption, “Another gorgeous tablescape by @casadeperrin to shower @ashleesimpsonross and @realevanross,” the fashion mogul wrote, alongside a photo of the too-perfect setting. “#BabyLove.”

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Simpson Ross’ friend Odette Annable also posted a photo of the event on her account with the caption, “Girlfriends make everything better,” the Astronaut Wives Club star wrote on her Instagram. “Celebrating our beautiful friend @ashleesimpsonross.”

“It was beautiful weather and her house was the perfect setting … so gorgeous,” a guest told PEOPLE magazine, “It was very chill and almost like just a get-together than a traditional shower. It wasn’t focused on games [and was] more like a big party.”

Simpson Ross, who went to the event in a Bohemian look, is already mom to son Bronx Mowgli, 6, with ex-husband Pete Wentz.

 

 

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CaCee Cob & Donald Faison welcome daughter, Wilder

CaCee Cobb, well known for being Jessica Simpson and her husband comedic actor Donald Faison welcomed a daughter, Wilder, last month. 
The new mom shared an adorable photo of her daughter on Instagram, captioned, “#love.”

Cobb – who is Jessica Simpson‘s BFF – and her husband, The Exes star Donald Faison, welcomed their baby girl in April.
“Meet the newest love of our life, Wilder Frances Faison,” Cobb announced her daughter’s arrival on social media.
The couple are also parents to almost 2-year old son, Rocco. 
Faison is also father to Kobe, 14, twins Dade and Kaya, 15, and Sean, 17, from previous relationships.

The BEST coat alternative for a pregnant woman


When you are pregnant, you may not want to invest in a larger coat and or you just may not be comfortable and feel stifled constrained in one. You already have this extra girth and a coat sometimes can be just too hot and too much. A cape is a wonderful alternative. In the cooler months, you can layer your clothing underneath to keep you warm and use the cape over to shield you from the winds and elements.

Capes rock, mamas! And when she was pregnant with her second child,Jessica Simpson was great at pairing her cape coat with fab leopard skin accessories, Jackie-O shades and chic boots!

Consider getting a cape today!

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This week in Celebrity Second Pregnancy Announcements

It’s baby number 2 announcements for celebrities this week. 
The Fosters and Full House alum Marla Sokoloff used Instagram to announce that she and husband of almost 5 years Alec Puro are expecting their second child. 
A photo of her daughter caressing her bump during a recent pumpkin patch visit on her Instagram account sent the word. 

Meanwhile, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and 7th Heaven alum Beverley Mitchell shared on her WhoSay page that she and husband Michael Cameron will add a baby boy to their family of three.
“So excited that Kenzie is going to have a little BROTHER! Yep, it’s a boy!” the 7th Heaven alum, 33, captioned a picture of her family of three. “We are thrilled and looking forward to a lifetime of adventures! Thank you #ashleyburnsphotography for the great pic!”
Jessica Simpson’s BFF CaCee Cobb also announced via Instagram that she and hubby comedic actor Donald Faison are expecting their second child. 

Cobb digitally superimposed a  t-shirt onto a pic of the couple’s 14-month-old son Rocco that read “I’m a big brother.”  
So cute!
Congrats all!
Photos: Instagram , WhoSay Beverly Mitchell. 

Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb’s son Rocco wins fave Hollywood baby name contest

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We asked Bellyitch Readers to pick among the bevy of unique names celebrities who gave birth this year gave their babies and to select the rock star/Hollywood name they liked best.

Readers loved the name ROCCO best!

That is the name comedic actor Donald Faison and wife CaCee Cobb gave their son, born August 15, 2013.


His name beat out the one Cacee’s best friend Jessica Simpson and her husband NFL‘s Eric Johnson named their kid Ace Knute. Rocco also bested North West, daughter to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West; Axl  Jack, Fergie and Josh Duhamel‘s son, and even actress Kate Winslet’s  son Bear.

With a dad whose last name is RockNRoll, we were just certain he’d win!

Oh well.

We get it. It’s cute but has to grow on folks.
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Your maternity wear purchase this weekend can help a mom-in-need

Thru Monday, October 14th, Canadian-based Thyme Maternity,
which can be found inside Babies R Us stores, will donate each item customers purchase at its store or online
to a mom-to-be in need as part of a partnership with the Baby Buggy charity.  The non-profit organization founded by
Jessica Seinfeld (wife of Jerry Seinfeld) serves nearly 12,000 pregnant & nursing moms and
their babies annually by donating
maternity and nursing essentials. To date, since founding in 2001 after 9/11, the charity has given away thousands of products to low-income families.
“Baby Buggy has spent almost 12
years providing families in need with essential clothing and gear for their
children,” Seinfeld said of her charity. “We are so
thankful for the partnership with Thyme Maternity because, for the first time,
it allows us to provide so many of our moms-to-be with high-quality, comfortable,
yet stylish maternity and nursing wear.”
Thyme Maternity has donated nearly 5,000 items to Baby Buggy and is
looking to donate more with this event.  And
actually, this initiative started earlier this year to celebrate their “Look Great Feel Great” campaign and the opening up of an in-store in the Union Square store in New York City. That event was so successful the
company extended it for this weekend starting yesterday, October 11th.

In addition to nursing and maternity wear
in denim, dressy, casual, knit, loungewear, sleep wear and outerwear, Thyme
also sells skincare for the transition period after baby is born. Click the banner below to check out more:

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