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.

Sofia Vergara’s Embryos are Suing her; Ex’s New Ploy at Getting Control of Them

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Actress Sofia Vergara is involved in a lawsuit with her own fertilized frozen embryos and the implications could have far-reaching effect on many other families in the future.

While the Modern Family star was still engaged to ex Nick Loeb, Vergara had her embryos frozen to preserve her chances of conceiving with Loeb after they got married. The couple broke up and Vergara sought to have the embryos destroyed but given that they contain part of Loeb’s DNA and were created from that union and consent, Loeb is getting creative in his attempts to keep the embryos.

Get this: for purposes of the lawsuit, the embryos have names, Emma and Isabella, as listed in Louisiana court documents that the New York Post obtained.

In a new lawsuit, a trustee is named as the plaintiff and the case alleges that the embryos will be deprived of their inheritance from Vergara by not being born.

Given that the state of Louisiana is considered “pro-life” and therefore fertilized eggs are seen as a “juridicial person”, there is a good chance that the embryos may win their suit and be transferred to Loeb so they can be born.

It is presumed, he will find a surrogate to carry the embryos to term. Currently, the embryos are located in California.

As we learned from the other famous celebrity case involving Sherri Shepherd, we know that a judge could hold a celebrity financially responsible for a child conceived during a relationship but born after the relationship ended.

However, in that case, the embryos had already been implanted and were on their way to being born when the split occurred.

In the UK, in 2003, a judge there determined that embryos could not be born without the full consent of both parents.

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2015 Prime Time Emmy Awards Red Carpet and Winners

 

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Watching the red carpet to the 67th Annual Primtime EmmyAwards at Microsoft Theater tonight, I must say I was really loving all the creative and different silhouettes, daring cutouts and experiments with texture on the styles of clothing.


Early photos I saw revealed a lot of prom and pageant-like dresses, and very full skirts and structured boring looks we’ve seen before on the Miss Universe stage, but then when I began to dig deep into the photo galleries and I was wowed by Amy Poehler‘s midriff revealing black Michael Kors Collection dress with spaghetti halter straps. Grrrrr!

And January Jones‘ emerald Ulyana Sergeenko jumpsuit with a starfish brooch at the hip was to die for!

Kerry Washington did not disappoint this time in a silver metallic Marc Jacobs with futuristic cap shoulders, Casadei pumps and Harry Winston jewels. Love Love!

Mad Men‘s Jessica Pare brought out the color in her pink Monse halter dress, accented with Fred Leighton jewels and Christian Louboutin heels.

Many were nominated and several took home awards like Julia Louis-Dreyfus who won again for the 4th straight year in a row as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep.

And Congratulations to  Viola Davis for her historic win as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role in How to Get Away With Murder tonight. Bravo! She rocked this stage in a righteous twist-out fro complemented nicely in a white with black print Carmen Marc Valvo gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Neil Lane jewels.

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Congrats also to Regina King who played a protective Muslim mother in the mini-series drama American Crime and for her role on that version of the series nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series of Movie!

She took her son Ian to the ceremony and acknowledged him in her speech for a win she really didn’t expect, as she explained to ET!

 

 

These were big wins given the fact that historically in the US, there are not that many roles written and cast for black women to play so they can outshine their contemporaries at the time and earn wins.

Very Cool.

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King looked nice though the color and frame of the dress was underwhelming for her powerful and strong body. The back was banging tho. Owww!

Maggie Gyllenhaal did the ball gown thing in Oscar de la Renta with Fred Leighton jewels. I don’t have enough words for Heidi Klum‘s  dress and I found the fit of Claire DanesPrada dress a bit off for her tonight.

 

 

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Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky brought some glam in Bibhu Mohapatra and Chopard jewels and Sofia Vergara did the usual old Hollywood glam vixen figure-hugging fishtail look. Seen it before. It’s her signature and works for her I guess but she really should change things up.

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Sofia Vergara’s Willing to have A Baby via Surrogate

  
Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is the cover model for October’s In Style magazine and inside, among other topics, she talks getting a surrogate in the future. 

The 43-year old actress has a 22-year old son Manolo but is considering having a baby with her fiancé  Magic Mike XXL star Joe Manganiello.

“I’m really borderline at my age to do it. And if I’m going to do it, I would need a surrogate,” the ex-model told the magazine. “I’ll need help. But I don’t mind it; it’s fine.”


Ok. But er um… Did you resolve the ongoing dispute with your ex over those fertilized embroys you guys harvested that you want to destroy but he wants to keep?

We just sayin’

Bump Watch: Brooklyn, Jaime, Naya and more (Links)

It’s that time again! To round up the news outlets reporting on our fave Celeb moms and moms-to-be.
Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick talk baby names. (PEOPLE)
Jaime King wowed in a plunging neckline (Daily Mail)
Naya Rivera blogs about her third trimester (PEOPLE)
Sofia Vergara talks frozen embryos scandal (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Judge: Sherri Shepherd is surrogate mom to child planned with ex

Yesterday, we blogged about Sofia Vergara‘s ex fighting for parenthood despite no longer being romantically involved with her and now today, Sherri Shepherd was also dealt a blow by her ex over parenthood.

A judge ruled Tuesday that Shepherd is legally the mother of a now 8-month old baby boy, conceived via surrogate and born on July 28, 2014.  Shepherd and ex husband Lamar Sally arranged for the surrogacy while the two were still together, but split before the baby, Lamar Sally Jr, was born. Court papers show the couple separated April 16, 2014.

With the ruling, Shepherd’s name will be listed on the baby’s birth certificate as the mother. The judge found that Shepherd was one half of the two people who caused the baby to be brought into this world.


“The court upheld what we believe is and should be the law in Pennsylvania,” Sally’s attorney Tiffany Palmer told E!News.  “If you set out to conceive a child through assisted reproduction and enter into contracts to do so, you cannot just walk away from your legal parental responsibility because you changed your mind.”

So far no comment from Sherri but Sally’s attorneys said  video shown during the proceedings of Shepherd expressing excitement over the surrogacy helped sway the judge’s decision. Indeed, we too blogged in 2013 about the surrogacy and Shepherd’s glee over becoming a mother with Sally.

Shepherd has a 9-year old son, Jeffrey, with her ex husband comedian Jeff Tarpley.
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Sofia Vergara and ex spar over fate of fertilized embryos in storage


Sofia Vergara may have the two fertilized embryos she froze while with her businessman ex-fiance, Nick Loeb, frozen for perpetuity.
Recently, Loeb slapped the Modern Family actress with a lawsuit preventing her from destroying the embryos court documents say they created using in vitro fertilization in November 2013. 
“I have always strongly believed that life begins at conception and that every embryo is life on the journey towards birth,” the Onion Crunch CEO said in a statement on his lawyer Mark J. Heller‘s website Monday morning. “I created these two female embryos with the purpose of taking them to term and not destruction, because I have always dreamed of being a father.”
Loeb said he would be willing to raise the child and absolve Vergara of any parental responsibilities. 
“I have previously offered to waive any parental or financial responsibilities or obligations on the part of my ex, and to even give her the opportunity to be involved with the child in the future, should she change her mind,” the statement further explained. “I take the responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously…Regardless of how life comes to be created, this should have no determination on the rights of either wanting to be or the requirements of having to be a parent.”
Bioethicsists say a court would not permit the embryos to be destroyed unless both parties agreed. Apparently when the two stored them, they also signed an agreement that a child would not be borne from them unless both parties agree, Radar Online  notes 
Although Loeb is claiming religious reasons for not wanting the embryos destroyed, California courts would more likely regard them as property and treat the matter as a property law one. 
Unless the two agree to have a surrogate carry them given Vergara is already 42, there is a chance they’ll stay in storage forever…unless they stop paying storage fees in which case the clinic banking them would be free to destroy them. 
What a mess! Weigh in below! 
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Sofia Vergara said she froze her eggs for future baby (VIDEO)

Last week, singer and The Game actress Brandy Norwood told Queen Latifah she planned to freeze her eggs for a baby in the future.
And on this anniversary today of the tragic Boston bombings, we are reminded that it was last year around this time that Modern Family  actress described the process of freezing her eggs in an interview on Good Morning America.
Vergara, who is currently 41 and dating a guy who is three years younger than she is and who never had a child said last year she wanted to preserve the opportunity to bear him a child. 
“I just wanted to plan ahead,” Vergara told ABC News of the possibility of more children. 
“I have my son, Manolo,” she said of her 21-year old son from a previous marriage who was studying in Boston at the time of the incident. “It’s not an emergency for me to have another kid, but for Nicky, he’s never had a baby.”
She admitted to consulting a fertility specialist. 
“Nothing happens that naturally anymore,” she said of her options for having more kids at her age. “I wanted to take advantage of science. Why not?”
She added, “I wanted to make sure I already froze my eggs. I wanted to take advantage of science,” adding, “I took them out already. They’re in the refrigerators. Hopefully, they’ll be fresh by the time I use them.”
Watch the clip:


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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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Modern Family’s Sophia’s Pregnancy Style (PHOTOS)

Sofia Vergara‘s character Gloria Delgado Pritchett has been pregnant during this season of her hilarious multi-year Emmy Award-winning series Modern Family, which airs on ABC. So it looks like set stylist keeps her in colorful animal and other  prints over dark leggins. A total Snooki Jersey-Shore style and perfect for Vergara’s character ! Love it!  


  

Check out an image Sofia shared on her WhoSay account while filming the Halloween episode of the show. 

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