The Academy Awards will be broadcast tomorrow and three of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are up for awards.
Natalie Portman is up for Best Actress for her role as Jackie Kennedy in the film Jackie
Viola Davis and Nicole Kidman are up for Best Supporting Actress: Davis for her performance in the movie Fences and Kidman as an adoptive mom in Lion.
We can’t root for one. Wishing them all best of luck tomorrow.
Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are enthralled in a bunch of scandal these days! And there are others making not so dramatic, yet good news. Here is a round up:
Kim Kardashian took a nude selfie that turned into a Twitter beef between herself and others (Bette Midler, Pierce Morgan and Chloë Grace Moretz) and ended up being the subject to a series of think pieces, copy cat images and feedback about body shaming, women, feminism, and more. We suspect given the poor syntax and extra shady verbiage in some of the tweets that Kanye might have snuck in there and spoke on her behalf to her millions of fans too. Who knows! (Yahoo!)
Current 2nd-time mom-to-be Kelly Clarkson butted into the controversy between pop star Ke$ha and producer Dr, Luke , commenting that she was blackmailed into working with the alleged sexual abuser. He may soon be dropped from Sony amidst all of the negative press. (US Weekly)
On the happier front, two more of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums have joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars: Jodie Sweetin from Full House and Fuller House and Kim Fields a director and current Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member who is best known for her roles on The Facts of Life and Livin’ Single. (E!Online)
Queen Latifah opened up about wanting to become a mom some day soon. Come on with it, mama! The world could use a little princess or prince Latifah! (E!Online)
Hayden Panettiere says she was shocked that she got so much love and support after her post partum depression diagnosis. (Yahoo!)
After a very bumpy and rocky Season 18, the ABC round table daytime talk show The View returns for Season 19 this September with several of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums in signature positions.
Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, who will reprieve her role as DJ Tanner in a much-anticipated Netflix b revival of the 90s show, will be one of the main panelists.
She will join a returning Joy Behar along with cast regular Whoopie Goldberg, Michelle Collins, and Raven-Symone and another new member Paula Faris of ABC News.
Other Bumpwatch alums include former host Sherri Shepherd, Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi and actress model Molly Sims, who will fill in occasionally as a rotating team of contributors. Also rotating will be What Not to Wear vet host Stacy London, Republican strategist Ana Navarro.
What a diverse cast!
Season 18 cast members Jenny McCarthy, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace never lasted the entire season either because they left or was asked to leave (McCarthy).
I know I am making a late pass, but I just watched Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” video which was nominated for a 2015 MTV Video of the Year.
I immediately noticed all the cameos from some pretty kick ass pop stars, models and even some iconic figures sprinkled throughout the futuristic set Joseph Kahn-directed mini-movie.
Standing out to me also was all of the Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and moms we’ve featured in the past: Lily Aldridge, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo and Mariska Hartigay
Swift debuted the video at this year’s Billboard Music Awards in May, along with some of the co-stars.
Aldridge was “Frostbyte” and engaged in an epic training battle with Swift’s character, “Catastrophe“, while Alba, as “Domino”, rode along with her on bad-a*ss souped up motorcycles as “Justice“, played by Hargitay and “Luna”, as portrayed by Pompeo, seemingly were senior members of the coven who okay’d the battle with her former partner turned nemesis “Arsyn,” played by Selena Gomez.
It could sound confusing if you haven’t seen it so here ya go: Check it out:
Kristin Cavallari‘s second pregnancy with her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reminded us that many of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are married and/or partners with professional athletes.
Like Cavallari, who is a shoe designer and TV host, Gisele Bundchen is also married to an NFL quarterback, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
It’s always interesting to note the height difference with some pairs, like: Adrienne Bosh
and her husband Miami Heat
NBA player Chris Bosh
actress Hayden Panattiere
and her fiance Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko
, and Savannah Brinson
and Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA player LeBron “King” James
(in article header).
Scandal‘s Kerry Washington keeps her relationship and marriage to hunky former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha secret but when spotted out, they both look adorbs together, as do Kim Zolciack-Biermann and her husband Troy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons. Though, the very gorgeous Biermanns are very public as can be seen up and down Kim’s Instagram page.
And the “other” footballers (soccer) from across the ocean include Caroline Berg Eriksen
and her husband Norwegian Premier League
football player Lars-Kristian Eriksen
, and the very fashionable and chic A-List couple Victoria Beckham
and her retired football star spouse David Beckham.
Representing the Hockey League are Hilary Duff and her Canadian professional hockey player estranged hubby Mike Comerie (whom she is currently divorcing from) and Carrie Underwood with her NHL Nashville Predators hubby Mike Fisher.
Finally, Monica Brown and her ex NBA star hubby Shannon Brown have one of the most endearing relationships and a wonderful blended family. Same with Evelyn Lozada and her hubby LA Dodgers Major League baseball star hubby Carl Crawford.
Beautiful people all around!
Our Bellyitch bumpwatch alum Monyetta Shaw, Atlanta Exes alum has followed up two books with a new how-to parenting books.
In it, Shaw offers her first-hand encounters and strategies she’s learned through co-parenting with a popular recording artist. She tackles problems from working within a blended family to co-parenting tips and topics range from mental health to solving daily hurdles so co-parents can work together nd put their children first.
“For me, it’s quite simple.” says Shaw of the book that Ne-Yo actually wrote a forward for. “My kids come first and it’s extremely vital for me to set a positive example.”
That’s essential because her and Ne-Yo’s separation and personal battles were very much public before the two reconciled.
“The purpose of this book is far more important than just being an artist or an author. What’s most important is protecting the hearts and minds of innocent children, ours, and yours.” Ne-Yo shares. “This book is about preventing kids from being on the receiving end of issues and circumstances that we grownups create for ourselves. It’s about a state of mind, helping parents remove the harmful attitudes and behavior that threaten them and their children’s well-being.”
Shaw used her time on the Exes show which chronicled the lives of the ex-wives of famous men to build a platform and become a positive vessel promoting education and philanthropy. She also recently got a lot of positive attention when she committed to sponsor 48 children for one year in Swaziland, Africa.
With losing a brother tragically to suicide, Shaw says she plans to use her platform to develop a mentorship platform to work with young women battling suicide.
As a published author, Monyetta has released “The Adventures of Maddie” and “Bigger Than Me”. Her upcoming highly anticipated book “Keep It Classy” is a guide for women finding themselves in the
Former Shahs of Sunset
reality TV star Lilly Ghalichi Mir
and her husband Dara Mir
welcomed their first child together over the weekend.
“Alara Mir ❤️ Born 9/30/18,” the eyelash entrepreneur captioned a photo of herself cradling her baby girl with her hubby hugging them both. “Our hearts are so full. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents. ”
The ex-attorney also used the opportunity to plug one sixth of her latest eyelash offerings, her “The Living Your Best Life” collection.
“Wearing the ‘MILF’ Lash during delivery by @LillyLashes,” she finished off the caption. Other lashes in the collection are named “Trophy Wife“, “It’s Lit“, “Okurrr” (a signature term used and made popular by fellow Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum rapper Cardi B), “nstafamous” and “Yasss Queen”. All of them are pop culture terms and certainly fitting! I love the packaging and branding!
That’s how you do it.
Ghalichi and Mir got in August 2016 after dating for several months before having a lavish wedding last May 2017 in Beverly HIlls.
Per E!: “They met in an odd way—they were neighbors and didn’t even know it! She sought approval from her condo’s homeowners’ association to obtain an additional parking spot for her Ferrari and he was on the board. After exchanging emails, they met in their building’s lobby. The meeting was recorded on the complex’s security footage.”
Around the web, there is an outlet covering some of the pregnant celebs and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums. We follow their stories so you don’t have to. Here is a roundup:
Miranda Kerr‘s First Red Carpet Debut since announcing second pregnancy. (PEOPLE)
Jordin Sparks‘ First Red Carpet since announcing her pregnancy (E! News)
Kim Kardashian West‘s son Saint turned 2! (Elite Daily)
Beyonce and Jay-Z allowed papps to photograph them coming out of an elevator after attending a movie on Jay Z’s birthday this week, news because of the infamous elevator fight involving Solange. (Yahoo!)
Chrissy Teigen is sadly being body shamed while preggers (Stylecaster)