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My Two Wrong Predictions About Baby West and Baby Sussex

Wrong and Wrong.

I speculated that perhaps Duchess Meghan of Sussex had given birth at home because she was not captured by photographers leaving her home or arriving.

However, last week, Kensington Palace revealed that the Suits actress, formerly Meghan Markle, gave birth.

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor  was born at Portland Hospital, a private hospital on Great Portland Street in London, a copy of the baby’s birth certificate revealed.

With the baby overdue and her somewhat advance maternal age at 36, a hospital was probably better in case of an emergency.

Also, I was wrong about the name Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would have given their newest child, a son, born via surrogate last week.

I and other speculators the baby would be named Robert for two reasons. One, Kim showed an image of the name Robert during a Snapchat and during a recent episode of her reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashian a psychic in Bali told Kim and Khloe Kardashian their dad, Robert Kardashian, would be reincarnated in her son.

The couple named the newest arrival Psalm which is a Hebrew word for song and is the name of one of the books in the Bible. A source to E! News told the site that Kanye chose the name “and is a representation of their spirituality.”

The sources explained, “it was a very important to him, and Kim wanted the name to have a significance that held a true representation of their family, so she agreed on the name.”

Nice!

Well, you can’t win them all!

Memorial Day Plane Travel Tips: What Not To Wear

If you’re planning an upcoming journey on an airplane, you probably want to know what to wear on the journey.

This is particularly true if it’s your first time flying, and you want to make sure that you are comfortable, make a good impression, and don’t do anything to embarrass yourself!

There are certain guidelines with regards to not only appropriate behaviour on a plane, but what one should or shouldn’t wear.

Here are five things you should never wear on a plane:

Perfume

It isn’t a life or death situation if you forget this rule and apply perfume before boarding. However, you really should avoid wearing perfume on a plane. This guideline is more about being considerate of other people, than it is a fashion faux pas. 

Wearing strong fragrances in the vicinity of other people during a flight will make their flying experience less enjoyable. Mainstream commercial airlines have hardly any space between seats and passengers, particularly in the economy section. 

Your floral fragrance will be memorable, for all the wrong reasons. Think about it: have you ever encountered or even walked past someone who is wearing strong perfume or aftershave? It might smell nice as it wafts through the air during your momentary encounter, but imagine being immersed in it for hours and hours in close proximity. It’s simply about considering other people, really. Be selfless: go au naturel. However, don’t hold off on antiperspirant if your ‘au naturel’ might be the pungent smell of body odour! 

Clothes That Are Too Tight

Many of these guidelines should be common sense, but you’d be surprised how many people prioritize vanity and style over practicality. Another thing you should never wear on a plane is anything that is too tight. 

This might be a tightly-buttoned blouse, or a pair of skinny jeans that you have to squeeze yourself into. Alternatively, it could be a bodycon dress or a pair of tights that are a size too small. Oh, and don’t forget corsets! Now, why anyone would wear a corset on a plane is beyond me, but you never know!

As a general rule, any clothing item that hinders your breathing or leaves you feeling trapped is a no-go. During flight, the changes in altitude cause swelling on certain parts of your body, including your feet, so you need to wear light and loose fabrics that allow your skin to breathe. 

If you’re already struggling to move in your too-tight clothing, you’re not going to have a fun time trying to get comfortable on the plane. Be sensible: avoid tight clothing.

Inappropriate or Offensive Clothing

Having your cleavage hanging out or wearing offensive slogans on a shirt are examples of inappropriate or offensive clothing. Traveling on a plane is not an exercise in showing other passengers your curvaceous body or your interesting political views. 

Like wearing perfume, it is highly inconsiderate, and could get you a lot of angry glares or whispered comments.

Anonymity is key: keep your outfit simple, and like a wallflower, fade into the background. This is not the time for you to be giving your Oscar speech. 

Uncomfortable Shoes

You might be really excited about your upcoming flight, and want to look great for boarding the plane. However, plane journeys are not fashion shows, and you will have a much more pleasant flight if you sacrifice your keen fashion sense for an outfit that is more practical. 

One of the aspects you should be thinking about in this regard is to wear comfortable shoes. If you are a lover of high heels and exotic designs, you might not even own a pair of shoes that could be called practical or comfortable. 

However, you should really think about investing in a pair of flats with cushioned soles for air travel. Believe me, you’ll thank me once you’ve reached your destination. 

Uncomfortable shoes should never be worn on a plane because your feet are going to be sore, and you will likely be in pain while airborne. Due to the swelling mentioned above, make sure you wear a pair of shoes that allow your feet some breathing space in preparation for the higher altitudes. 

This way, you’ll be less fidgety in your seat and can enjoy the view out the window or your new book instead.

Long Dresses or Maxi Skirts

Finally, you should never wear long dresses or maxi skirts (or dresses) on a plane. This is actually more about before and after boarding the plane. 

When you wear clothes that can potentially hide a lot underneath, you’re going to get a lot more unwanted attention at the security areas. 

Long dresses or skirts are simply not a smart choice, and the last thing you want is to be searched for a longer time than the average person. Choose loose pants and a simple blouse instead.

Above are five things you should never wear on a plane. Remember these, and your next plane journey will go by a lot more smoothly. Enjoy your flight!

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Blake Lively is Expecting Baby #3

One of our Bellyitch faves Blake Lively is expecting Baby #3!

The actress surprised fans during the New York City premiere of her husband Ryan Reynold‘s new movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

She made it official by placing her hands on her growing bump while posing on the Red Carpet during the event arrivals.

The couple are already parents to daughters 4-year old James who they welcomed in 2014 and 2-year old daughter Inez.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Gossip Girl alum wore a shimmery yellow bump hugging dress with a nice split to the event held at the Military Island in Times Square on May 2, 2019.

I love that instead of a purse, she accessorized with a bejeweled Poke ball.

The very private couple do a great job of shielding their little ones from the public eye and in fact, we’ve only seen them when Reynolds got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Congrats!

The New Denim Maternity For All

Seeing Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobarev in her 7 For All Mankind denim jumper dress during a music festival recently reminded me it was time to let everyone know again that the unshapely denim overalls that expecting women were stuck wearing in the past are no more.

These days, there are options in A-Line, sheath, dark or black denim and other interesting silhouettes so women who are pregnant have more options.

Denim is breathable and functional and can be worn in a variety of settings, and even dressed up if paired with low heels and worn under a blazer or silk cardigan.

The lesson: never feel retrained by old rules. Go big and go wonderful!

Inside Kate Hudson’s 4/20 Milestone Birthday Party

No one throws a party like Kate Hudson!

The actress celebrated her 40th birthday in style on Friday night, hosting family and famous friends at her home for a night full of fun, food and even a nod to 4/20.

The festivities had a star-studded guest list that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Knoxville, Reese Witherspoon, Sara Foster, Erin Foster, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and more.

Guests took part in a pizza-making class, before munching on cannabis-infused goodies from Kiva Confections.

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TODAY show’s Hoda Kotb Adopted a Second Daughter

Congratulations to TODAY show co-anchor Hoda Kotb who revealed today that she has adopted her second child.

“It’s a girl,” Hoda shared excitedly d during an on-air telephone conversation.

“I can’t believe it,” Hoda said over the air. “I mean look, in your life, you think maybe you’ve gotten what you deserve. But man, I’m so happy she’s here.”

The new baby is named Hope Catherine Kotb.

Kotb welcomed her first child, daughter Haley Joy Kotb, via adoption in February 2017.

Congrats!

Major Law Firm Sued by 6 Women For Pregnancy Discrimination

Jones Day, one of the world’s largest, wealthiest law firms, was sued on Wednesday by six former female associates who accused it of engaging in gender and pregnancy discrimination by underpaying them, thwarting their advancement and pushing them out once they had children.

In their lawsuit, the women say that although Jones Day hires male and female associates in roughly equal numbers, the best work goes to men and that men are paid better and promoted more often “even when their legal skills are notably deficient.”

“In Jones Day’s fraternity culture,” the complaint says, “male brotherhood is affirmed and strengthened by comments and conduct that derogate women, leaving female associates to choose between capitulation and exclusion.”

The lawsuit is the latest effort in a continuing fight to prevent employers in many fields from penalizing female workers for having children.

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RHOOC Alum Gretchen Rossi Shuts Down ‘Fake Pregnancy’ Trolls

Shahs of Sunset‘s MJ Javid isn’t the only Bravolebrity to get trolled during her pregnancy.

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi has been battling fans trolling her in the comments suggesting that she really isn’t pregnant at all but is using a surrogate and faking it!

“There’s the line in the middle of my stomach that you don’t really get unless you’re pregnant, and my belly button’s starting to pop out,” she pointed out in her story to shut down the allegations. “So, really? I’m definitely pregnant. I’m not faking it or have a surrogate or all of the other crazy things some of you are saying.”

The fit mom-to-be is carrying small and that is throwing fans off.

“I mean, I guess I could just take it as a compliment, but who cares if a woman’s carrying small, medium, large?” Rossi added. “I mean, shouldn’t it just be about respecting each woman’s own pregnancy journey and what they’re going through?”

To drive home the point, she angled her mobile phone to her tummy to further explain what she learned from her docs told her she isn’t showing as much.

“I mean, my doctor told me I have a longer torso. She also told me it looks like I’m carrying her in my back, my placenta’s in the front, so it takes longer to pop,” she explained. “And she said because I was pretty fit before, it’s just gonna take longer for those muscles to stretch out.”

She dismissed the talk as “just silly” adding, “like, really, I’m gonna fake an ultrasound, I’m gonna fake a full-blown pregnancy? It’s just like some of your comments are ridiculous.

“Anyways, have you ever thought about the fact that maybe I just know how to take pictures at good angles? Or maybe I just know how to find maternity clothes that are more flattering? I don’t know. Like, it’s just silly the things that people come up with.”

Not to give all the attention to the haters, she ended her talk by shouting out the supporters.

“By the way, I do see the other like 952 comments that are kind and sweet and uplifting and encouraging and all the other things. So I love you guys for that. I’m working on the four or five comments from people that are being silly. I think it’s just because I’m laying in bed, and I’m grouchy because my back hurts,” she said. “Anyways, I really do love all of you out there that put [out] such kind, nice things, so muah [blows kiss].”

Rossi and her husband Slade Smiley announced that they are expecting their first child together in December after suffering a series of miscarriages and losses.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Keeping Their Baby’s Birth Private

With rumors already swirling that Duchess Meghan of Sussex will be having an at home birth, it makes sense that the former Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry have announced plans to have a private birth.

The baby is due in the next few weeks and Kensington Palace released a statement to the press stating:

“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”

So there will be no photo opp like with Kate Middleton and her babies hours after delivery.

There will be a photo opp later at Windsor Castle. Since Baby Sussex is so far down the line to be a future king, unlike Duchess Catherine and Prince Williams’ children, it’s not really a big deal to force the whole big show protocol.

‘The Hills’ Alum Lauren Conrad Is Expecting Baby #2

The same day that MTV released its trailer for The Hills: Beginning, reboot of its popular 90s docu/drams show, Lauren Conrad, who starred in the original, announced she is expecting her second child.

Is this shade? Or Thunder stealing.

Conrad is not going to be in the reboot but she is one of the more popular and liked member of the old cast.

The former Laguna Beach star posted the news on her Instagram account.

“It’s been hard to keep this one to myself! Very excited to share that our family will be getting a little bigger this year,” she wrote sharing the adorable pic of her cradling her belly.

And the bump is quite sizeable so it is possible she is pretty far along in her pregnancy.

This will be her second child. Lauren and her husband, William Tell, are already parents to 1-year-old son, Liam.

Congrats!

Brandon Thomas Lee and Mischa Barton will join original cast members Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado, Heidi Pratt, Jason Wahler, Justin “Bobby” Brescia, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt and Whitney Port for the return of the iconic series “The Hills: New Beginnings.” Kaitlynn Carter, Jennifer Delgado and Ashley Wahler will also appear in the series, the MTV press release read.