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Emmy: Congrats to Shocked Winners Thandie Newton and Regina King

The Primetime Emmy Awards went down last night and in lieu of Red Carpet coverage, I’m posting to give a shout out to two of my Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums who won and were visibly shocked about it too: Thandie Newton and Regina King

Newton won for Best Actress, Drama, for her role on Westworld. During her acceptance speech, Newton wished her daughter a happy birthday, accidentally dropped the F-bomb, and then Thanked God…even though she might be an atheist.

“I don’t even believe in god but I’m going to thank her tonight,” said Newton.

Another fave, actress, producer and director Regina King looked shocked when she was announced as the winner of the Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for the TV show she brought to the little screen, Seven Seconds, about a woman whose son is killed in a cycling accident by a police officer, the cover up and the effect of the scandal on a little town.

King had previously won two Emmys in that category for her  work in ABC’s American Crime in 2016.

Watch her acceptance speech:

Not a mom, but I was a watcher and fan of the 1970s/early 80s show Happy Days, and so I was happy to see The Fonz, aka, Henry Winkler win his first ever Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Barry at the age of 72.
The amazing moment came 42 years after he was first nominated for his role on Happy Days.

“I only have 37 seconds; I wrote this 43 years ago,” said Winkler, who has been nominated six times in his illustrious career. “Skip Brittenham said to me a long time ago, ‘If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you,” and tonight I got to clear the table.”

Yay! Congrats!

Thandie Newton & 12 Years’ Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in “Half Of A Yellow Sun” (TRAILER)

She just gave birth to her third child and first son, and now Thandie Newton will be seen on screens in the UK starting April 11 when her new film Half of a Yellow Sun opens in the UK.
She stars opposite Academy Award nominee  Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the film adaptation of the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction-winning novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The film tracks the lives of four people against the backdrop of the 1967-1970 Nigerian-Biafran war. 
There is no US date announced yet, but hopefully they’ll stagger the US release so it doesn’t suffer the fate of The Butler which got forgotten by Academy Awards and was locked out of nominations.
I could imagine just as some African Americans say they are exhausted with seeing movies about slavery become blockbusters here, how about the fact the movies that get Oscar buzz about Africa and featuring Africans are usually about historical conflict and war, such as  Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond, or about South African apartheid like  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Cry Freedom, Tsosti  and Sarafina?


Half Way is from the UK producers of The Constant Gardner (Gail Eden) and The Last King of Scotland  (Andrea Calderwood ) both whom did masterful jobs at capturing scandal and friction through complicated, complex yet deeply flawed characters and took home some Oscars in the process.
In any event, the previews look amazing! I hope it gets sufficient buzz and I cannot wait to see it when it hits US screens! I’m sure it would walk away with a few BAFTAs for sure!





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Thandie Newton welcomes son, Booker Jombe, via home birth

After two boys, actress Thandie Newton welcomed a son who she and her husband Ol Parker named Booker Jombe.

“Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at homeyesterday,” Thandie announced on Twitter on Tuesday. “My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint — and Carole Goddard at Phoenix Midwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!”

The Rogue star and her hubby are parents to daughters Nico, 9, and Ripley, 13.

The news about the pregnancy surfaced last September.

Congrats!

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56 Celebs Who Gave Birth After Age 40

It recently occurred to me that since 54-year old actress Brigitte Nielsen gave birth to her 5th child last year, I haven’t updated my growing list of celebrity women who gave birth over the age of 40.

It was about 40 when I last posted and since then we are up to 50! Here they are and if I missed any, please ping me in social media @Bellyitch on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Thanks!

  1. ALYSSA MILANO was 41 in 2014 when she gave birth to daughter Elizabella Dylan Bugliari.
  2. ANA ORTIZ had just turned 40 when she gave birth to her 2nd child.
  3. ANNETTE BENING has four kids with Warren Beatty and gave birth to her youngest at age 42.
  4. AUDRA MCDONALD was 46 when she welcomed her surprise baby in 2016.
  5. BEVERLY D’ANGELO welcomed her twins at age
  6. BRIGITTE NIELSEN was 54 when she gave birth to her fifth child and first daughter, Frida, in June 2018.
  7. BROOKE SHIELDS underwent seven rounds of in vitro fertilization treatments. After these treatments, she gave birth to her first child, Rowan, at age 37. At the age of 40, she traditionally conceived her daughter, Grier, with husband Chris Henchy.
  8. CELINE DION was 42 when she gave birth to her twin boys
  9. CHERYL TIEGS had her first child, a son, at age 44.
  10. DOMINIQUE DAWES welcomed her fraternal twins, son Lincoln and daughter Dakota, in late January at age 41.
  11. EMMA THOMPSON spent several years trying to have a baby. She opted for in vitro fertilization treatments and eventually welcomed daughter, Gaiain her 40s.
  12. EVA LONGORIA was 43 when she welcomed her first child, son, Santiago.
  13. EVA MENDES was 42 when she gave birth to her second child with husband Ryan Gosling and 40 for her first.
  14. GERI HALLIWELL was 44 when she welcomed her son in 2017,.
  15. GWEN STEFANI was 44 when she welcomed her 3rd son, Apollo.
  16. HALLE BERRY had her daughter Nahla at age 41, and her son Maceo at age 46.
  17. HELEN HUNT gave birth to her first kid, Makenalei Gordon in May 2004, with boyfriend, Matthew Carnahan when she was 43.
  18. IMAN was 45 when she welcomed her second son with David Bowie.
  19. JAMIE PRESLEY had a set of twins at age right after she turned 40 last March.
  20. JANE KRACOWSKI surprised everyone when at 45 she had her first child, a son.
  21. JANE SEYMOUR was already a mother of four at the age of 45 when she underwent fertility treatments in her mid-40s after her divorce with former husband. She and her current husband, director James Keach, welcomed twins, Johnny and Kristopher in 1995.
  22. JANET JACKSON welcomed son Essia at age 50.
  23. JENNIFER CONNELLY was 43 when her 3rd kid, daughter Agnes, was born
  24. JERRY HALL, Ex-wife of singer Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones’ lead singer, gave birth to the last of her four children, Gabriel, at 41.
  25. JUDY REYES was 41 when she welcomed daughter Leila in 2009.
  26. JULIANNE MOORE gave birth to her similarly redheaded second child, Liv Helen, at age 41.
  27. KELLY PRESTON had her son Benjamin Travolta at age 48.
  28. KENYA MOORE welcomed her first child, daughter Brooklyn at age 47.
  29. KIM FIELDS was 44 when she and her hubby welcomed their second son Quincy.
  30. LAURA LINNEY welcomed her first child at age 49.
  31. LISA LING was 42 when she gave birth to her second child, daughter Ray in summer 2016.
  32. LISA LOEB quietly welcomed her 4th child at age 45, a son named Emet.
  33. MARCIA CROSS, star of Desperate Wives, gave birth to fraternal twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, with husband, Tom Mahoney, in February 2007.
  34. MARCIA GAY HARDEN was 44 when she gave birth to her twins
  35. MADONNA was 41 when she gave birth to her son Rocco.
  36. MARIAH CAREY was 42 when she welcomed her twin, Morrocan and Monroe.
  37. MARISKA HARGITAY was 42 when she gave birth to her first child, a son and later went on to adopt more kids
  38. MAYA RUDOLPH was 41 when she gave birth to her 4th child.
  39. MERYL STREEP was 41 in 1991 when she welcomed her last of 4 kids.
  40. MIMI ROGERS was 45 when she gave birth to her last child, a son.
  41. MIRA SORVINO was 44 when she welcomed her daughter Lucia and was 41 when she welcomed her son. She has 4 kids total.
  42. MOLLY RINGWALD was also in her 40s, age 46, when she welcomed her twins.
  43. MOMICA BELLUCCI, Italian actress, gave birth to her second child at age 45
  44. NANCY GRACE was 48 when she welcomed her twins, John and Lucy.
  45. NIA LONG gave birth to her second son when she was 41.
  46. NICOLE KIDMAN gave birth to her first child, Sunday Rose, at the age of 40 with her husband, Keith Urban.
  47. RACHEL ZOE was 42 when she welcomed her 2nd son, Kaius.
  48. RASHIDA JONES welcomed her first child, son, Sam at age 42.
  49. SALMA HAYEK gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41, in September 2007 with her then-fiance, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. They later married in April 2009 before eventually divorcing.
  50. SUSAN SARANDON gave birth to her son, Jack at age 42. Three years later, she welcomed another son, Miles, at age 45.
  51. TAMIKA “TINY” HARRIS was 40 when she gave birth to her last child, daughter Heiress.
  52. THANDIE NEWTON had just turned 41 when she gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, Booker Jombe Parker.
  53. TINA FEY gave birth to her first child, daughter Penelope at 41, and a second daughter Alice two years later at age 43.
  54. TORI SPELLING was 43 when she welcomed her fifth child.
  55. UMA THURMAN was 42 when she gave birth to her first kid with beau Arpad Busson.
  56. VANNA WHITE gave birth to her daughter the same year she turned 40.

The 2019 Golden Globes Awards Red Carpet Trends

I was cheering on a lot of the celeb moms I’ve featured on this blog during tonight’s airing of the Golden Globes Awards!

Congrats to Regina King for her win for her supporting actress role in the film If Beale Street Could TalkThe 227, Boyz In the Hood and American Crime alum used her time giving her acceptance speech to advocate for the Time’s Up x2 movement and challenged herself to make her projects fully gender equal in the future.

“In the next two years, and it’s going to be hard, I’m making a vow that every thing I produce…[will be] 50% women,” King said. “And I challenge everyone out there who is in a position of power, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”

Bravo! I love this woman! <3

 Also, in keeping with my red carpet coverage tradition, I must add that I noticed a few Red Carpet trends worn on some of the celeb moms and others …

There was black, purple florals and big skirts on Heidi Klum in

 Monique Lhuillier, Molly Sims in Marchesa and Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo.

Silver and Shimmer on Mary Poppins ReturnsEmily Blunt in 

Alexander McQueen,  Keri Russell in Monique Lhuillier , Felicity Huffman in Laura Basci and Kristin Cavallari.

Sleek, sultry body hugging sheen and glimmer on Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein, Thandie Newton in a custom silver mirror-embroidered cutout gown from Michael Kors Collection. and King in Alberta Ferretti.

Big bright ball gowns on Lady Gaga in Valentino and Catherine Zeta Jones in Elie Saab

.Wine draping on Halle Berry in Zuhair Murad Couture and Alyssa Milano in Cristina Ottaviano.

Layers and draping on Anne Hathaway in Elie Saab , Lucy Liu in 

Galia Lahav and Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney which was my fave look all night!

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NEW: Jay Z Drops Visually-Stimulating Celeb-Studded Futuristic Video for ‘Family Feud’ (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

If you follow this blog, you know I am a die-hard Beyonce, also a Jay and Bey fan and a fangirl of sci-fi and action movies so, I was quite geeked to immediately open up and peep the brand new video for Jay Z‘s song “Family Feud” off of his 444 album which melds all of my faves into one fantastical, visually-stimulating treat.

And I must say, the cinematography is on point….

All the Yeses to the Ava DuVernay-directed futuristic video which gives me “Black Panther” vibes, because it is set the year 2444 in a universe where Power‘s Omari Hardwick is the co-President of the Free World and is the direct descendant of the matriarch of a fantastical diverse group of women, dubbed the Fore-mothers, who re-configured the US Constitution in the year 2050 along with a pact called the “Confessional Papers”, per the prose in the video.

ETA: the director explained the video:

Westworld’s Irene Bedard plays a co-President

A Native American woman is the co-President played by Westworld’s Irene Bedard.

Yes to This is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson playing an adult Blue Ivy Carter who quotes her dad during that meeting saying “ Nobody wins when the family feuds,” a line from the song.

The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling heads the meeting

Yes to the union of leaders led by a character played  by a then-pregnant Mindy Kaling and featuring council members portrayed by ….

Claws‘ Neicy Nash, Angie Tribeca and Parks & Recreation‘s Rashida Jones, Room‘s Brie Larson, Marvel’s Luke Cage and The Defenders‘ star Rosario Dawson, trans advocate, journalist and and social commentator  Janet Mock, who are among the women who are tasked to lead the effort to set the world straight — as it should be because you know, given this “Me Too” era in the nation (and world), it really will take a small army of Women to do the job.

Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu

The Office’s Rashida Jones and Rosario Dawson, who stars in Marvel’s The Defenders, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage

Yes to the fictional president’s feuding for power family played by a Thandie Newton outfitted in a LeeLo from The Fifth Element-like bandage onesie  who fights with her brother played by Creed and Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan .

Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan

Thandie Newton wearing the heck out of a bandage outfit reminiscent of LeeLo from ‘The Fifth Element’

Jessica Chastain cameos

David Oyelowo

Yes to the president’s ancestors saving the world from a time when “Make Us Great” meant make us fear one another!

America Ferrera is a warrior

Yes to Beyonce sitting on her throne on the other side of a Catholic confessional, metaphorically and literally, waiting to assign penance to Jay for reportedly cheating on her, as is referenced in the song.

Beyonce sits inside a Catholic confessional

Oh and yes to Blue making a cameo too!

Watch it today FREE using the FREE Tidal Holiday 12-day streaming special here: https://listen.tidal.com/

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From People:

All the celebrities who made cameos shared behind-the-scenes photos from filming once the video was released exclusively on Tidal.

This is far from JAY-Z’s first video featuring some Hollywood heavyweights.

He previously dropped the Friends-inspired clip for “Moonlight” with Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Jerrod Carmichael and Issa Rae as well as the Lupita Nyong’o-starring “MaNyfaCedGod” and “Adnis” starring Mahershala Ali.

JAY-Z’s 18th studio album, 4:44, recently received eight Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.

 

 

Yes to these other screen grabs of the close to 8 minute music video:

2017 Emmy Red Carpet Trends: Black, Silver, Color and Feathers!

 

The 69th Prime Time Emmy Awards went down yesterday at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Several of our fave celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog before and whose red carpet style we’ve admired showed out again.

Several were nominated like Padma Lakshmi‘s show Top Chef, Anna Chlumsky for her role in Veep, Thandie Newton for Westworld, Regina King for American Crime, Heidi Klum for Project Runway, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara  for Modern Family.

Other Bump watch alums and pasta features Jessica Biel, Neve Campbell, Jane Krakowski, Felicity Huffman and Keri Russell also looked stunning on the carpet .

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman (in Calvin Klein by Appointment) for their short series Little Big Lies and to Kidman for a top actress win in her category.

Here are the trends we spotted:

All Black everything on Jane Krakowski, Neve Campbell, Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano, and Julie Bowen in Alberta Ferretti.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Armani Prive, Gabrielle Union in Zuhair Murad and Emmy Rossum in Zac Posen.

Shimmering and Blush on Thandie Newton  in Jason Wu, Anna Chlumsky and Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture.

Silver Belles: Zuri Hall in Raisa & Vanessa, Susan Kelechi Watson in Christina Ottaviano, Madeline Brewer, Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel, Regina King in Galia Lahav.

Colorful on Viola Davis in Zac Posen,  Heidi Klum,  Issa Rae  in Vera Wang, and  Padma Lakshmi in Zac Posen.

Stand outs that go bold with texture: Priyanaka Chopra in Balmain, Zoe Kravitz in Dior and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Which Designers Dressed the Celeb Moms of the 2017 Golden Globe Red Carpet

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We love to keep track of the celeb moms that we covered on the blog while they were expecting their respective bambinos when we spot them on the red carpet at award shows and other former industry events.

This past Sunday, we spotted a ton of Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and they all looked great! Some, like currently expecting Natalie Portman (in Prada), Kerry Washington (in Dolce & Gabbana and clutch, Sophia Webster shoes, and Niwaka jewelry); and Viola Davis  (above in sunny yellow Michael Kors Collection dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Harry Winston jewels, and Judith Leiber clutch.) were nominated, and Davis won for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the movie “Fences”.

Others like, Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.) presented on stage.

We, like many other fashion sites and bloggers, noticed some clear trends such as the Yellow trend. Also, there were a lot of women in metallics on the carpet as well.

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Loved Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Fred Leighton jewelry with her own engagement ring, an Omega watch, and a Judith Leiber bag; Regina King ( in a Ramona Keveza dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and jewelry by Butani, L’Dezen, and Yvel while carrying a Tadashi bag); Chrissy Teigen (in a Marchesa dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and a Jimmy Choo clutch) and Kristin Cavallari  (in an Idan Cohen dress, Hearts On Fire  and Doves jewels)

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Black and White was another common theme: Teresa Palmer (in an Armani Prive dress, Niwaka jewelry, Sophia Webster shoes, and a Jimmy Choo bag. ( Heidi Klum (in a J Mendel dress, Giuseppe Zanottti shoes and clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.); and Sienna Miller in a Michale Kors Collection gown, Bally shoes, a Christian Louboutin clutch, and Tiffany & Co jewelry).

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Some dresses were ornate and had lots of unique draping and structure: Busy Phillips (in a Stella McCartney dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry); Jessica Biel (in an Elie Saab Haute Couture sleeveless deep-v neckline gown with black velvet bodice and mini checkerboard print skirt set with sequins, embellished with flowers in silk mousseline, sequins, crystal stones, silk threads and beads and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, an Elie Saab dress, and Neil Lane jewelry); Anna Chlumsky ( in a Roland Mouret dress, Loeffler Randall shoes, H Stern earrings, Hearts on Fire rings, and Tyler Ellis bag) and Carrie Underwood (in an Iris Serban gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Yoko London jewelry, and a Tadashi Shoji clutch.)

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We also saw a lot of very deep cut neckline and a few like Thandie Newton ( in a gorgeous white Monse dress with metallic train, Harry Winston jewelry, and Jimmy Choo shoes., Drew Barrymore ( in a Monique Lhuillier dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry.); Felicity Huffman (in Georges Chakra jumpsuit, Martin Katz jewelry, and Christian Louboutin shoes) and Blake Lively ( in and Atelier Versace dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.)

Beauties!

Celeb Parent RoundUp: What’s New & Happening

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We like to check in with other celebrity parenting sites once in a while to see what they are reporting on and we noticed that Black Celeb Kids had a ton of interesting pieces, including many about women we recently featured!

Head on over there when you get a chance and you’ll learn about:

What first-time mom-to-be Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum, Tatyana Ali wore at Black Girls Rock in New Jersey this past April 1 (more here)

Crystal Renay Smith did an all-white First Photo shoot with her new son with singer Ne-Yo. (more pics here)

Singer Teyana Taylor introduced her mini-me 6-month old daughter Imani Jr. to the world at daddy’s Imani Shumpter Cleveland Cavalier‘s game (read more here)

That our Bumpwatch alum Ayesha Curry, who just landed a cooking show on the Food Network, recently released a new cookbook for the family called The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well . Curry is mom to daughters Riley and Ryan and wife to NBA star Steph Curry of the Goldenstate Warriors.

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We love these fatherhood moments at BCK with Common, Anthony Anderson, Snoop Dog, Whiz Khalifa, T.I., Jo Jo Simmons, Kevin Hart and Will Smith.

Nicole Ari Parker wrote a sweet and tender poem to her son, read it here.

Rapper T.I. and his reality TV co-star wife Tiny Harris announced the name they gave their daughter. It is the desciptor for a female heir to a fortune or throne, Heiress. Fitting for a family with children with royal-themed names, Ya’Majesty, Major and King. (Read more here) .

Madonna was spotted taking her kids Mercy and David to school as she battled with her NYC landlord over a change in the lease over occupancy of her home. (more here)

Thandie Newton  and her cute family, including husband, Ol Parker, and daughters Nico and Ripley, attended the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday. (more here)

Vanity Fair Oscars 2015 Party: Celeb Moms Style (PHOTOS)

Okay Okay…one last Oscar fashion post and it’s out of my system. I was totally blown away by all the fab looks rocked by many of  the women we’ve featured before on the blog who attended the Vanity Fair Oscar after party. So here is a quick rundown of who all attended and who they wore including Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad Couture.

 

MOMS – TO-BE: Keira Knightley in Valentino Couture and Jaime King in Altuzarra

 

NEW MOMS: Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung,  Christina Aguilera in Marc Bouwer and Kristen Bell  in Talbot Runhof.   
Beyonce in Stella McCartney,  Solange Knowles in Naeem Khan  and Natalie Portman in Dior.
Thandie Newton, Idina Menzel in TheiaJenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture
 
Not moms but whoa at Russian model Irina Shayk and Brit singer Rita Ora.  

 

Not moms but other wow-worthy dresses were worn by Academy Award Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Aniston

And I loved seeing mom and daughter duo Lisa Bonet and her model/actress daughter Zoe Kravitz.

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