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.

Natalie Portman Bares Bump in ‘Vanity Fair’s 2017 Hollywood Issue

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman bares her bump inside the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue in a breathtaking portrait captured by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Portman is nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in the Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie. She and her choreographer and dancer husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting a sibling for their 5-year old son Aleph.


And she was joined on the cover wearing a flowing off-the-shoulder gown by other A-Listers Emma Stone, Greta Gerwig, Amy Adams, Aja Naomi King, Ruth Negga, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae, Dakota Johnson and sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning.

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Celeb moms at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (PHOTOS)

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France is coming to a close and this week, we spotted some of our favorite celebrity moms on the red carpet to various events looking very glam and super gorgeous in some elegant and ornate designer gowns and dresses.
 Here is a rundown of our favorites:

Cate Blanchett‘ was elegance personified in this gorgeous Valentino gown  that she wore at the Chopard Trophy ceremony. Cause meets Celebrity as she wore shrimp earrings and a snail bracelet from the Chopard Animal World Collection.

Wow! Wow! Actress Julianne Moore went bold attending the Calvin Klein Party wearing a burgundy Calvin Klein coset made of varnished leather and paired with a spiral skirt in black embroidered satin, accessorized with Chpard jewels, a Louis Vuitton black “Epi Electci Petite Malle” clutch, and a black LV patent leather belt. I love it!!! 

Moore also wowed attendees in an off the shoulder mauve and grey Calvin Klein tea-length dress with fishtail bottom, again with Chopard jewels and a Calvin Klein clutch while attending the premier of Mr. Turner. This look is not as wow-worthy but works. 

She’s got legs and she knows how to use them. And for Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, this black and blue Roberto Cavalli mini dress paired with sexy strappy Jimmy Choo sandals proves the point!

She’s not a mom yet, but I could not help but drop in a mention of People magazine’s 2014 “Most Beautiful” Lupita Nyong’o because she totally redeemed herself from that Met Ball miss in this  sleek navy mid-length Calvin Klein dress with a tiny slash at the top of her ribcage that she wore to the Calvin Klein party.

Nicole Kidman stunned in an intricate Armani Prive gown to the Festival’s Opening Ceremony and premiere of Grace of Monaco. It worked even more to see her in a healthier, less gaunt size as we’ve been used to lately. The dress is AMAZE. 

Salma Hayek was pretty in hot pink at the premiere of The Prophet wearing a very pretty and feminine strapless Sain Laurent dress with eye catching Boucheron asp and a edgy studded Saint Laurent clutch. 

Not so glam but executive CEO attire worthy  Bottega Venetta  dress with metallic and lace embellishments that she wore a couple days later at the screening of Hommage Au Cinema D’Animation.

photos: h/t our partners at Glam.com, RedCarpetFashionAwards, Style.com

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Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o to join 'The Jungle Book' cast with Idris Elba (VIDEO)

Rumored mom-to-be Scarlett Johannson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and People magazine’s  newly announced 2014 “Most Beautiful” person Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave) are reportedly in talks to join the cast of the upcoming animated Disney film version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

New dad for the second time, Idris Elba (Thor), has already been cast in the Jon Favreau -directed project set to film later this year.
Johannson would play the voice of villain Kaa, a python who hypnotizes and eats other animals; Nyong’o would voice Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts a young human boy named Mowgli; and the ferocious tiger Shere Khan would be voiced by  Elba.
News surfaced last month that Johansson and fiance journalist Romain Dauriac are expecting although neither have confirmed the reports.

Check out an AOL video on the news

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Before Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis was the colorful Award season “It” Girl

Remember back in 2011 after the wildly popular movie The Help was all the buzz and its lead actress Viola Davis was the It girl of award season? Um…yeah.

Our past feature on her reminded me of the recent photo exposes that People Style Watch:

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BET released.

Fashion and Hollywood is so cyclical isn’t it?

And how about something about deep chocolate skin, a svelte body and striking and stunning beautiful facial features allow certain women the flexibility of pulling off so many colorful looks and styles.

Thoughts?
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Make Up Tutorial: Get Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet look

Our Bellyitch mom-to-be actress Thandie Newton‘s make up artist hooked up the make up of the “it girl” of the 2014 Award season: Lupita Nyong’oBritish Academy of Film Association and Academy-Award nominated Kenyan actress who stars in the movie 12 Years a Slave.

In a blog post on the ThandieKay website of the Mission Impossible actress who currently stars on The Movie Channel crime drama Rogue and  is expecting her third child any day now, Newton’s business partner Kay Monsato lets readers know how she created Nyong’o’s flawless look at the BAFTA ‘s awards this week.

She used tools and make up from  Lancome UK:

The post caught our eye because Newton, who will welcome her baby with husband of Ol Parker,  shared on her Twitter account all the various shades of BROWN that Lancome makes!

Brilliant!
As women of color know, most make-up counters are filled with 50 shades of TAN and thus to discover a brand that caters to the spectrum of complexions is a plus!
Go Lancome!

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Toddlewood’s Mini 2014 Golden Globe Red Carpet Recreations

Mini & Real Jennifer Lawrence                               -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Celebrated New York photographer Tricia Messeroux  has done it again!

The creative Messeroux, owner of Toddlewood, masterfully rushes out to re-create the celebrity red carpet looks from a high-profile award show or event and quickly outfits everyday kids in close to exact looks.

The results are intriguing transformations. This time, she captured the glamour of the 2014 Golden Globes featuring:

Mini & Real Tina Fey & Amy Poehler                             – Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Paula Patton                          -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Lupita Nyong’o                        Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com
Mini & Real Sofia Vergara                            Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Giuliana Rancic                             -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

Mini & Real Chiwetel Ejiofor & girlfriend Sari Mercer                 -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

 

Mini & Real Kelly Osbourne                          -Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com

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