The list of most popular US baby names of 20141 is out and surprise, surprise, most of the celebrities who had babies last year didn’t give their children any of the names on this list:
And for girls:
Of several dozen celebrity baby names that Nameberry tracked, only ones among the top ten were Stacy Keibler’s, daughter Ava Grace; Tila Tequila’s baby Isabella Monroe; and Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha’s daughter Isabella Amarachi a variation of Isabelle.
The rest gave their kids super unique names like:
Haven, Bodhi, Willow,River, Harper,Annabel, Cai, Fianna, Philomena, Booker, Apollo,
Hunter, Buzz, Pemma, Mars, Jaxon, Maxim, Future, Elijah, Royal, Rylen, Giovanna, Simcha,
Declan, Zhuri, Charlton, Titan, Lazer, Konrad, Bria, Zinzee, Aman, Delta and Genesis
Love and Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante had a coed rooftop baby shower with her longtime beau rapper Fabolous in New York City over the Mother’s Day weekend.
It was a family affair as the couple’s 7- year old son Johan and Emily’s daughter from a previous relationship Taina also attended.
Celebs attending the event, themed “A Little Man Is on His Way”, include celeb DJ and recording artist Angie B, The Real‘s Adrienne Bailon and others. Celebrity photographer Evan Pierce shot the event.
Guests were treated to a deelish cake and desserts by Brooklyn NY bakers BCakeNY. Event designers Sweet Inspirations Events did an excellent time teaming up with party coordinator Elizabeth Keily to decorate the event.
Every detail was well thought out.
Guests played Boys v. Girls game of Taboo! How fun!
Emily B matched the black and gold colored decorations with a bump hugging off the shoulder long sleeve maxi-gown.
Guests went home with a momento from the event via the photo booth on site.
What a fabolous celebration! Congrats!
Congratulations to actress and author Haylie Duff on the birth of her first child, a daughter that she and fiance Matt Rosenberg named Ryan.
Yay! Another male or androgynous name for a girl. I like.
The Napolean Dynamite star was 4 days overdue per US Weekly‘s calculations. Better late than never!
Duff’s daughter will have for a playmate cousin Luca, whose mom is Haylie’s little sister (and another Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum) Hilary Duff.
|Brandy Norwood with her daughter Sy’rai and her momager, Sonya.|
|Hillary Scott with her mom and daughter Eisele.|
|Second time Mom-to-be Tiffani Thiessen and her mom and grandmother.
Some Shared Photos of Themselves with their Children like…
|Second-time Mom-to-be Tamera Mowry-Housley and her son Aden|
|Drew Barrymore and her Frankie.|
|Second-time Mom-to-Be Hilaria Baldwin and her daughter Carmen.|
|Phaedra Parks with her sons Ayden and Dylan.|
|Jenna Dewan Tatum with daughter Everly, feeding animals.|
|Ciara with son Future Zahir.|
|Jessica Alba with daughters Honor and Haven.|
|Nicole Richie with daughter Harlow.|
|Melissa Joan Hart and her boys Braydon, Tucker and Mason.|
|Monica Brown with her children, sons Rodney and Romelo and daughter Laiyah|
|The anonymous IG blogger Up Close and Stylish with daughter Little Miss Sunshine.|
|Vanessa Simmons and daughter Ava.
|Tori Spelling took us back to when her children, Finn, Liam, Hattie and Stella were each in her belly when she was heavily pregnant.|
|Molly Sims‘ son Brooks with his new baby sister Scarlett|
|First Lady Michelle Obama and her mom Marian Robinson.|
|Ali Larter with her mom Margaret.|
|Toni Braxton with her mom Evelyn.|
|Adrienne Bosh with daughter Dylan and son Jackson with hubby Chris Bosh.|
|Ivanka Trump with son Joseph, daughter Arabella and hubby Jared Kushner|
|Mom-to-be Emily Bustamante with daughter Taina, son Johan and longtime beau Fabolous|
From our sister blog, Posh The Socialite
Style inspiration of the day comes from our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Rasheeda Frost in all black with a pop of color. I’m loving Rasheeda in this look, in a matter a fact I’ve been style stalking Rasheeda theses days.
Look out for more style inspiration and Get the look in future post!
|Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards and her daughters.|
|Nationally-syndicated radio & TV host Billy Bush and his daughters.|
|BravoTV‘s Bill Horn and Scout Masterson from Extreme Guide to Parenting and their kids with other event attendees.|
Dawes revealed that although she seemed calm and poised while performing on the world stage, she was battling self-doubt and was a pessimist, but knew how to “fake it til you make it.” Her teammates, fans and family kept her going though inside she was quite a “nervous Ninny,” she said.”It was calming myself, getting at peace, affirmations,” she said of what helped propel her to success when visualization techniques didn’t work.
“I created a motto for myself as a young child. I called it D3: Determination, Dedication, Desire, so I would repeat these affirmations and even scriptures like Phillipians 4:13, ‘through all things God who strengthens me'” Dawes said. “Whenever those moments of doubt or negative thoughts would come in, I would push it out with these words.”
Since spilling the beans about being pregnant in a big way this past December, Dawes has been more open about her personal life.
|Dawes married The Heights School’s religion teacher and adviser Jeff Thompson last Spring.|
Dawes and a Potomac, Maryland religion teacher Jeff Thompson married 9 days after Dawes joined the Catholic church last year 2013 during the Easter Vigil. Dawes was born Baptist but joined the faith of her late paternal grandmother who was a Piscataway tribe member, she told Arroyo.
Personal note: I’m thinking Dawes is my sister from another mother (and father). We both converted to Catholicism late in life within a year of becoming a mother for the first time, as an adult after marrying Catholic men. We both went to the University of Maryland at College Park. We both have a Type-A personality, are both 5 foot 3 inches tall but married men who are 6 feet 3 and both are entrepreneurial business women. Twinsies! 🙂 I just need to go get an Olympic medal and the circle would be complete! LOL!
I finally got around to checking out Beyonce’s 90 minute HBO special “Life is but a dream” very early this morning. I found it was a very soulful and introspective look into the life of a mega star who strives for privacy but has inner turmoil balancing that with an interest in staying connected to the public. The documentary goes through the recording of her latest album, 4, through her miscarriage and pregnancy and firing of her longtime manager, her dad, Mathew Knowles.
As a person who has several real life friends but many who I rarely talk to over the phone or via email even, I rely on friendships I’ve made online and social media to get my adult interaction and counsel. So I can imagine if you are a superstar with few close people in your inner circle, all who have their own busy lives, you may not have an outlet to vent and share. Therefore, talking into a laptop or some other recording device could be a way to go to jot down those inner thoughts. Oh and they make for some pretty good footage when you put together a documentary of your life later.
But in all earnest, I really enjoyed getting that behind the scenes look because so many times we just see the final polished and finished production and assume it was all smooth sailing. From the special, you were able to see the many times that they were all quite clueless and uncertain about how it would all turn out in the end. For example, we learned about performances, like the Billboard Awards performance, and how Bey and team never really got a full run through until it was actually performed.
You also got to go deep into the dark place that many women recede to after having a miscarriage. I know I had a rough time recovering from mine. So it was endearing to see Beyonce address the rumors about the fake pregnancy and surrogacy.
I am one of those who believe she actually did carry her child to term, but I also think that in her and her team’s insistence on being above the fray and not dumbing down by addressing the rumors, they also let them get away like a runaway train. They could easily have shown more and explained the folds rather than let the public have its way with explaining it away. It’s easy to dismiss the conspiracy theorists but a year out and the rumor is still out of control. While this video has her showing her 21 week belly and her full term silhouette in a dark room. It’s still not going to satisfy some people. I’ve read of plenty people try to explain it all away. B will just have to live with that, I guess. Not hurting her pockets any I guess, but still that has got to be an annoying thing to know people think about you and your child.
The majority of the video was performances…and lots of it. I enjoyed them, but I noted that some people, who are not fans of her music, found there were too many interludes. But c’est la vie. You can please some of the people some of the time but never all of the people all of the time. Not sure what she set out to do but I do believe it accomplished the feat of sharing a vulnerable side to her life and fame in general.
Many people want the money, acclaim and all the perks of fame but few would be truly able to handle all of the pressures, vices, and other negative consequences that come with it as well.
I did not get to finish watching all of Beyonce’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter” interview with Oprah on the OWN Network but from the tidbits I saw she was being very generous and extremely gracious with the star, nothing like how she was with her last interview subject, disgraced Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong. You could clearly tell that Oprah was a Beyonce fan.
Anyway, I liked the cinematography and film sequencing and varying angles and vantage points throughout and though it moved a bit slow at times, overall it was a well done production, in my opinion.
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