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Michelle Obama hosts Surprise Baby shower for Expecting Military Families

While on a European Tour last week, First Lady Michelle Obama surprised pregnant military spouses and active duty servicewomen at a United States military base in Vicenza, Italy.

As part of the First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative for military families, Mrs. O partnered with Operation Shower, a non-profit organization that provides baby showers for military families and Glam4Good, a movement creating positive social change through style to throw the joint shower of a lifetime.

First daughters Sasha and Malia were also on hand to help.

All of the 30 women who attended the event got baby essentials and some style goodies donated from Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Liz Lang, Alexis Bittar, Dior, and Pangea Organics. They also got a mini shopping spree styled by Glam4Good founder Mary Alice Stephenson, handbag designer Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger and beauty expert Jessica Richards.

Very Nice Work!! <3 <3

h/t HuffPo Style

Inside Tiffani Thiessen’s Baby Shower (PHOTOS)

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Actress Tiffani Thiessen recently celebrated the impending arrival of her second child with husband Brady Smith at a coed baby shower in Los Angeles.

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The event  was color-themed to match with the fact the former Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210 star is expecting a baby boy in the coming weeks.

“For the past 5 years I have been creating fun parties for Harper and have loved every minute of it,” she wrote in a blog post titled “A Gathering in Blue” which detailed the planning of the garden-themed event. “One thing that was always consistent was the color scheme… there had to be pink in there somewhere, so it was so fun to play with the color BLUE this time for a change.”

Thiessen, who hosts the show Dinner at Tiffani’on The Cooking Channel, provided some details on the decor on her site.

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“I chose cobalt blue and purple for our sweet baby boy’s shower,” she wrote. “I’ve been eyeing these colors for some time (we’ve been designing his nursery as well). First, I chose the fabrics for the linens and pillows. They came from a great company called Guildery that my sweet sister-in-law, Jill Smith, told me about.”

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Some of the guests came wearing cobalt blue. The menu was French bistro and she planned it with a friend who is a caterer, Maili Halme.

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In lieu of presents, guests brought gifts that were donated to the charity for underprivileged families, Baby Buggy.

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About the table decor, Thiessen shared that  “the talented wizard of flowers” from Moon Canyon, Kristin Caissie, found cobalt blue bottles, clear bud vases, Belgian jars and vintage glass terrariums for the floral arrangements. “She used beautiful spring blooms in colors of blue, purple and whites, as well as small succulents and ferns,”she wrote, adding “Our gorgeous table settings came from Casa de Perrin and all the beautiful vintage rentals came from none other than Found Rentals.”

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Guests included family and the couple’s super cute 5-year old daughter Harper and her friends who were treated with their own drinks and goodies.

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The kids even had their own activity and craft station.

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Guests went home with cute little succulents potted in cute canvas buckets (from Maika Goods) as gifts. Nice!!

 

 

Fun Times!

Photos: http://thiessenpictures.com/, Elizabeth Messina

Celebrity 2015 Father’s Day Tributes (PHOTOS)

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Yesterday on Father’s Day, some of the celebrity dads whose wives’ respective pregnancy Bellyitch has covered used the day to share their own photos of themselves on Father’s Day. The late Paul Walker of the Fast and Furious movie franchise fame was also celebrated by his only child, his 16-year old daughter Meadow Walker. Empire star Terrence Howard also shared a tender moment showing off his newest child, son Qirin. We love that name.

Justin Timberlake also used the occasion to gush about his First Father’s Day with his newborn.

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Actors Odette and Dave Annable’s Father’s Day baby Gender Reveal

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This couldn’t be better  planned. Dave Annable and his wife Odette Annable, co-stars of the now defunct hit ABC TV show Brothers & Sisters, used Mother’s Day to announce the fact they were expecting their first child together.

And today, on Father’s Day, the duo shared the baby’s gender on social media.

Odette stars in the recently debuted The Astronaut Wives Club.

Dave showed a quick video of the gender reveal beach celebration with the couple’s family and friends on Instagram today.

Before the reveal, which entailed popping a couple of black helium filled balloons filled with either blue or pink confetti, guests to the event signed their name under Team Girl or Team Boy on a chalkboard to indicate their guess of the gender.

 

 

Dave, who recently starred in Red Band Society and is filming the upcoming NBC TV show  Heartbreaker, looked genuinely surprised to learn that he will soon welcome a baby GIRL!

“One of the most special moments of our life,” the actor wrote in the caption, adding, “I was so confused for a second. Thought I saw both colors of confetti. Nope. #babyannable.”

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He almost ruined the surprise too, captioning a photo before the reveal: “Almost popped the damn thing getting it out of the car. Try to explain that to a pregnant Cuban.”

Funny! Although born in Los Angeles, Odette’s mom is Cuban and her dad is of Italian and French descent, but was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and raised in Nicaragua. Tres Internationale!

The couple married in 2010!

That’s going to be a gorgeous little girl, for sure!

Congrats!

 

Father’s Day: The BEST and WORST Movie Dads

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Just in time for Father’s Day, Zimbio assembled a very cute list of the best and worst TV movies along with a short little explanation of what made them get that designation. My faves among the list

BEST TV DADs

Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

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 Universal Pictures

Played By: Gregory Peck

Year: 1962

Key Quote: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Furious Styles in Boyz n the Hood

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Played By: Laurence Fishburne

Year: 1991

Key Quote: “Any fool with a d— can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children.”

Bryan Mills in Taken

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Played By: Liam Neeson

Year: 2008

Key Quote: “If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you,

THE WORST

Norman Osborn in Spider-Man

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Played By: Willem Dafoe

Year: 2002

Key Quote: “You’re weak. You were always weak and you will always be weak until you take control!”

Dr. Evil in Austin Powers

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New Line Cinema

Played By: Mike Myers

Year: 1997

Key Quote: “Kill the little bastard. See if I care.”

 

Melvin “Mel” from Baby Boy

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Played By: Ving Rhames

Year: 2001

Key Quote: “Deal with your son…Deal with him before I kill him!”

 

 

Check out the full list HERE!

 

Bump Watch: Jessie, Naya, Kristin, Kim Kardashian

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It’s been a little while since we rounded up the latest among the celebrity women we “bump watch” now and in the past. Here’s what is going on with then and links to where you can go to find out more and see more pics!

Jessie James Decker showed off her growing bumping and plenty of cleavage at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. (FashionStyle)

Naya Rivera revealed that she feels awkward having sex with husband Ryan Dorsey. Apparently intimacy isn’t what it used to be for the couple (Celebrity Babies)

Congratulations are in order for Sister Wives stars Kody Brown and Robyn Brown who are expecting their 5th child together,  but Kody’s 18th. (US Weekly)

Lisa Stelly and Jack Osbourne welcomed their second daughter, Andy Rose Osbourne last Saturday, June 30. (Celebrity Babies)

Kristin Cavallari cradles her growing bump in a bikini on Instagram. (The Hollywood Gossip)

Sherri Saum celebrated her twins first birthday. (Sun-Sentinel)

Kim Kardashian has been spotted out and about in simple but still skin tight pencil skirt length dresses and outfits:

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Highlights Teeny Baby Bump in Skintight Black Dress: See the Photos! http://t.co/3ffj8Z3wEW

— modtoast (@modtoast) June 9, 2015

 


 

 


 

 

Britney Spears inspired this couple’s Viral Pregnancy Announcement

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Britney Spears inspired one couple’s very creative pregnancy announcement video.

Jerrad and Machel Green parodied four of Spears’ hits in their fun announcement to family and friends about their impending arrival: “Oops…I Did it Again”, “Toxic”,  “Nauseous”, “I’m a Slave For You”, “I’m Avoiding You.” and even her latest song with Iggy Azalea.

In response to the fact that their video has gone viral, the couple wrote on their Facebook Page: “Craziness I tell ya! We can’t wait to meet our little sweet pea in November! Xoxo”

The Greens own a vintage marquee sign company and have one son already. She is a gorgeous blonde and former Miss Dance of South Carolina. He won a Grammy once for drumming.

They obviously put a lot of work into this music video, and since it has gone viral, they have appeared on several national TV shows like Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and local TV. The TODAY show and Live with Kelly and Michael were to feature clips from the video too.

Check out the fun video below:

Former Teen Mom creates Post-Pregnancy Friendly Swimsuit Line

 

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A former Florida Teen Mom has released a brand of two piece swimsuits to cover moms’ stretchmarks and C-section scars.

Altrichia Cook says after having her son ten years ago, she struggled finding swimwear to accommodate her post-baby body, Buzzfeed reports.

“I was just looking for a high-waist suit for a vacation with friends to Puerto Rico,” Cook told Yahoo Parenting. “I couldn’t find one, so I took matters into my own hands and designed one.”

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Altrichia Cook, center, and models                                   Cendino Teme Photography

When her friends saw the ones she made for herself and began inquiring on how they could get one just like it, Cook realized that she was not alone in her feelings about swimwear and launched  her line, Allusions by A.Lekay.

Her designs are a welcome addition to the market.

“As I have grown, I get so many thank-you emails of women thanking me,” says Cook, who has since reunited with her son Anthony’s father. “One instance, a customer told me that she hadn’t worn a two-piece swimsuit in over 20 years.”

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Her line got a recent boost when rapper Nicki Minaj was photographed in one of her designs from her Rockstar collection on the cover of the July issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

Now that’s what’s up!

Recently, there has been a movement for mothers to embrace their post-baby bodies including all the marks that come with it.

While Cook agrees its important to “love the skin you’re in,” but still, says  “realistically, no woman wants to share her stretch marks or C-section scars.”

Kudos to her and that line! We’ll pick up a pair for the Bellyitch moms on staff!

 

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcome son, Rafael Thomas

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Congratulations also today to Hilaria Baldwin and her husband actor/director Alec Baldwin on the birth of their son.

The celebrity personal trainer and yoga instructor announced the news with a tender photo of her holding her baby’s tiny hands on her Instagram page today, ” We are happy to announce the birth of Rafael Thomas Baldwin.”

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This is the third child for the 30Rock  alum. He has a 19-year old daughter, Ireland Baldwin with ex-wife Kim Basinger and a 21-month old daughter Carmen with Hilaria.

Congrats!