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Jennifer Hudson, Kanye West and North Among Celebs Attending March For Our Lives

A few of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums attending this weekend’s March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC.  Kim Kardashian West‘s husband Kanye West attended the event with his daughter North and her grandparents.

They were spotted with North on her papa’s shoulders in the middle of a packed crowd.

Jennifer Hudson delivered a soulful gospel-inspired rendition of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin‘” to close out the March. WATCH

The movement calls for stricter gun control laws following the massacre of 17 students at a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Other celebrity supporters of the event include Selena Gomez, Amy Schumer, George Clooney and Paul McCartney.

Hudson gets props for always jumping in to support youth movements.  She is among a host of other celebs (like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Zoë Kravitz, Queen Latifah, Pink, Bono,  and Rosario Dawsonto also support the Black Lives Matter movement aimed at addressing disproportionate number of killing of UNARMED black civilians by police with impunity. Kanye West has a history of controversial statements but has also been a supporter of the BLM movement. 

This song Hudson sand was approps. Check the Lyrics:

The Times They Are A-Changin’

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

Come gather ’round people

Wherever you roam

And admit that the waters

Around you have grown

And accept it that soon

You’ll be drenched to the bone

If your time to you is worth savin’

Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone

For the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics

Who prophesize with your pen

And keep your eyes wide

The chance won’t come again

And don’t speak too soon

For the wheel’s still in spin

And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’

For the loser now will be later to win

For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen

Please heed the call

Don’t stand in the doorway

Don’t block up the hall

For he that gets hurt

Will be he who has stalled

There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’

It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers

Throughout the land

And don’t criticize

What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters

Are beyond your command

Your old road is rapidly agin’

Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand

For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The slow one now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Will later be past

The order is rapidly fadin’

And the first one now will later be last

For the times they are a-changin’

Copyright

© 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

ICYMI: Watch Jennifer Hudson Take Us to Church in Hairspray Live!

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In case you missed it, our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Jennifer Hudson brought the house down (and some say saved) the NBC’s live musical Hairspray Live that aired this week, on Wednesday, December 7.

The actress played Motormouth Maybelle and did justice to one of the most powerful numbers, I Know Where I’ve Been which required pipes! Of course the Academy Award-winning actress could pull it off. After all, she won her Oscar in a role in a Dreamgirls remake that featured the mom to one taking audiences to church.

The musical takes place in 1960s Baltimore and focuses on the Civil Rights Movement, and in context, the song  Hudson belted out gave some extra significance to the lyrics.

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Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson Slay during 2016 BET Awards Performances



The BET Awards went down tonight at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016  and it opened with Queen Bey performing her hit song with rapper Kendrick LamarFreedom”  off of her latest album “Lemonade”.  The receipts are in and the verdict is….Beyonce slayed up and down the wet and drenched stage.

 

A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Watch in case you missed it, watch it HERE! Later, among several tributes that night, another one of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, Jennifer Hudson took the stage outfitted in a white hooded mini-dress tribute to Prince‘s 2005 American Music Awards look. She followed up Tori Kelly and Stevie Wonder’s wonderful tribute  of “Take me With You” with her own amazing rendition of his soulful “Purple Rain.”



Watch that performance here!

Another blog fave Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the night’s celebration with her co-host from her ABC broadcast network hit show Black’ish, Anthony Anderson. 

Later, mama Knowles appeared to accept her daughter’s Video of the Year Award.

Great work, everyone!

My Hunt for Jennifer Hudson’s Signature Piece: The Statement Necklace

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I am a HUGE fan of statement jewelry. Big bold rings, chunky bracelets, exotic earrings, belly & body chains, toe rings, arm asps, the works! 

They really make an outfit or look pop and are also great conversation pieces. 

Of all of these, I adore statement necklaces the most. I’ve been trying to hunt down the one Jennifer Hudson wore in her 2012 video for “Think Like a Man”(above) but haven’t yet. 

Hudson, like my girl Bey, are known for being seen in some pretty awesome statement jewelery. Shout out to her stylist team. 

So if you know who makes this piece and where I can get it, please give me a clue!

Here are some awesome statement necklaces I peeped on out partner site PopSugar’s Shopstyle Collective while hunting down Hudson’s ! 

 

Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson headline Concert for Valor [LIVE! VIDEO STREAM LINK!]

Going on NOW! Tune in to HBO to peep two of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood perform during the first of its kind Concert for Valor to honor US Veterans for Veterans Day today going down at the National Mall.

Other performers include Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Metallica , the Zac Brown Brand, The Black Keys and more.

Or if you don’t have HBO you can Watch it LIVE on the event’s website HERE: 

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Jennifer Hudson and Kim Kardashian Fashion Showdown

It’s quite easy for stars to wear the same dresses given that designers make available to stylists the same spectrum of options. Our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Hudson have been captured often in the same outfit within days of one another over the years.

Per the above photo: in April 2011, in an Alexander McQueen epaulet top; last October 2013, in a Donna Karan Draped Plunging-Neck Dress; in March 2013, in a Donna Karan Metallic Foldover Stretch Pencil Skirt;and again in 2011 again, in Herve Leger by Max Azria.

Each outfit would set someone back over $1,000 each, but we’ve hand picked low budget options that cost under $50 each for the same look! Check it out:

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BET Awards Weekend: Jennifer Hudson previews new album at press junket



Bellyitch BumpWatch alum Jennifer Hudson looked casual and svelte while interviewing with various radio stations during a Pre- BET Awards press junket today June 27 at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE entertainment complex  in Los Angeles, California.

She previewed songs of her next self-titled album due out September 30 as well and also paused to take photos with various Djs

Nice! 

Jennifer Hudson joins the Bellyitch Posh Mom Style Icon List

It has been over a year since we acknowledged a fashion-forward celebrity mom worthy to receive our elusive Posh Mom Style Icon designation. The last mominista recognized with the honor, which identifies the few who are effortlessly stylish with or without the help of a celebrity stylist, was pop songstress P!nk in 2012. Before her, First Lady Michelle Obama was dubbed an icon in 2011. Other designees include, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Ripa, Victoria BeckhamTichina Arnold and  Christina Milian.
Our newest inductee on the list is an alum finalist of the American Idol TV singing competition  and recently severed ties with Weight Watchers,  a company for which she served as a spokesperson over the course of her 80+ pound weight loss after giving birth to her son David Otunga, Jr. in August 2009. Since then, Hudson has become a fashion muse for many a designers and has been seen in couture and custom pieces by Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Balmain,  Michael KorsChristian Dior and others as well as some imprints and up and coming design houses. 
The singer and Academy Award winner has one of the best stylist  team around because they do a wonderful job of outfitting Hudson in clothes to flatter her curvy shape and her relatively tall stature makes it so that she always has clean lines and looks very polished. She experiments with color often and also does patterns and geometric shapes along with various textures. She has a versatile style aesthetic and can wear almost anything.
The Think Like a Man singer has also become a regular fixture on magazine covers and has been one of the few to land a coveted Vogue cover. 
Recently, the Dream Girls and Winnie biopic actress trimmed her locs and forewent wearing wigs and extensions and has been able to carry off the chic look well and show off her elongated neck line well. It was an A+ move. As we all know, not everyone can get away with short hair.
The multi-award nominated and winning artist balances a music and acting career, several charities, spokesperson duties and touring all while caring for her son and being a partner to long-time fiance David Otunga, and supporting her family still recuperating from a devastating loss of Hudson’s mom, nephew and brother a few years back. 
The Spotlight  singer  is currently working on her third studio album “It’s Your World” to be released in the coming year.
But she handles it all with style and grace and for this reason, we have selected her to join our other elite and limited listing of celebrity posh mom style icons. 
Congrats, Jennifer!
Jennifer takes fashion risks with geometric patterns and prints

Jennifer isn’t afraid of going bold with color.

But Jennifer  can rock exquisitely when she wants to as well.
Jennifer is Queen of the pencil skirt or dress which is one of the most flattering for her curvaceous yet still svelte figure.
Polka dots, plaid, leopard prints? Jennifer is fearless in donning it all and mixing it up with a splash of color or bangs.

Jennifer also looks elegant in floor-length and full ball gowns.

Not everyone will show off their legs, but Jennifer goes bold in a mini skirt or dress often.

And her performance gear is on point as well!

Werk, mama!

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Inside Kate Hudson’s Backyard Baby Shower (PHOTOS)



Kate Hudson and her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa celebrated their little one on the way with a pink-themed backyard outdoor baby shower on Sunday in Los Angeles

Guests posed in front of a ginormous pink-and-white flower wall. The guests and guest of honor donned flower crowns and pink balloons were everywhere. Hudson wore an off-white flowing crocheted dress with a pink flower tiara.

A host of family and friends joined them  including Jennifer Meyer and Sara Foster, who is the stepsister of Fujikawa.

Taking to Instagram, the How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star took to Instagram and posted a picture where she is seen flaunting her baby bump alongside her ladies, who set up the baby shower.

She also shared a very cute pic which she captioned, “Grateful for these beauties throwing me the sweetest celebration for baby girl yesterday ? #WeReady”

In her recent appearance at the Ellen Degeneres Show,  Hudson also admitted that she and Fujikawa have yet to decide on a baby name, but already have a list in place but admitted they had a couple of finalists to consider on the final day. She also shared that together, they decorated and assemble their future daughter’s room.

The Almost Famous actress is already mother to two sons- Bingham Hawn, 7, and Ryder Russell, 14.

Several pictures from the baby shower have been doing the rounds on the internet. Here are a few:

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h/t Republic World

 

2019 Kids Choice Awards: Orange Carpet & Who Won

It was a fun time this weekend at the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 23rd.

We spotted several Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums walk the famous orange carpet before watching their fellow stars and TV, Movie and online personalities take home awards in fun categories like Favorite TV Drama, Favorite Funny TV Show, Favorite Movie,  Favorite Butt-Kicker, Favorite TV Judge and more.

Jennifer Hudson, Fuller House‘s Jodie Sweetin, Heidi Montag and Tia Mowry Hardrict showed up with son Cree Hardrict and each rocked the arrivals carpet in a colorful or eclectic outfit with flare.

Blog faves Mel B and Heidi Klum won along co-judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel for Favorite TV Judges for America’s Got Talent.

Jennifer Lopez for World of Dance and Kelly Clarkson for The Voice were nominated. Emily Blunt was nominated for Best Actress for Mary Poppins, Zoe Saldana and Scarlett Johansson for Best Actress for Avengers: Infinity Wars, and Johansson for fave Superhero, Black Widow. Beyonce and Cardi B were nominated for Favorite Female Artist and Cardi also for Fave Breakout Artist.

Fun Times!