It has been a minute since I did a red carpet review! Thank goodness for tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) at The Forum in Inglewood, California for breaking the drought.
Eudoxie Agnan and hubby Ludacris (real name Chris Bridges) are crusing through their honeymoon stage of their marriage and she is looking hawt on his arms on red carpets always. I did notice that she always wears black and never deviates but each time, she wears dresses with nice cuts that hug her curvaceous figure. I love the simplicity of the t-neck on this dress.
Heidi Klum always dresses like a pageant queen to me and tonight, she looked went with one of those trending lace see through dresses with a peekaboo cleavage, also a hot trend. I don’t like the color of that dress on her as I feel it washes her out and is too neutral and I don’t think it flatters her shape.
I do love the dress, however. It is by Dundass. She accented it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and some hot strappy metallic gold colored Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Pink (real name Alecia Beth Moore Hart) is being honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award tonight and to celebrate, she brought 3/4ths of her family along including husband, former motorcross professional Cary Hart and 5-year old daughter Willow. Eight month-old baby Jameson, her second child, is probably home with nana. They wore matching pen stripe man cut suits! Yup! Even little Willow! It was cute!
I’m not sure if Mel B was sending a message to her estranged soon-to-be ex husband with a colorful glittery pencil length dress that reads “You Will Never Own Me” or paying homage to Lesley Gore‘s 1967 song “You Don’t Own Me” or Grace’s hit cover, but it was eye catching and I loved it.
She wore her hair in a sandy brown blunt messy half bob and red pumps. She and Klum arrived at the show together, according to her Instagram feed.
Amber Rose threw everyone for a loop by ditching her signature blonde buzz cut for wavy auburn brown side swept hair. She wore a figure hugging sheer see-through gown. I was not feeling the deep burgundy lip but if she was going for sexy goth then it works!
Speaking of Blac Chyna and Amber Rose.
The two of them once famously attended back to back awards shows in 2015, BET and MTV Music, hand in hand but we noticed during the 2017 BET Awards, held this past Sunday nigh at the Microsoft Center in Los Angeles, California, the two came with other people.
Who are these two?
Speaking of Beyonce being pregnant, did you know that she pioneered the red carpet celebrity pregnancy announcement?
From covering celebrity pregnancy for close to 10 years, I have institutional memory in this area. Bellyitch was one of the first site’s to declare that the “bump watch” origin was Demi Moore’s iconic August 1991 Vanity Fair cover. Since then, others have accepted that assessment.
A little while ago, I noticed that after Beyonce famously announced her pregnancy by cupping her belly on the red carpet of the 2011 MTV Music Awards, other celebrities have chosen to quietly let the world know they are expecting using that non-verbal gesture.
Of course, she is not the first one to break pregnancy news while talking to entertainment reporters on the chain line, but since she did it, Marion Cotillard, Gwen Stefani, Amber Rose, Kerry Washington, and others chose to confirm rumors and let the world know they were expecting on the red carpet.
I welcome anyone who will prove to me otherwise. Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook @Bellyitch! 🙂
Mom-to-be Blac Chyna helped her BFF Amber Rose kick off her 33rd birthday celebrations on Thursday evening at the Flirt Cosmetics’ launch party at Break Room 86 in Los Angeles, California.
The Rob & Chyna E! Network reality TV star and the Dancing with the Stars alum celebrated in a private section at the nightclub.
Chyna is close to delivery but stayed chic and pink in a rose-colored satin jumpsuit.
The brand new cosmetics line is a new creation on the Estée Lauder companies though it uses Rose to help pull in millennial buyers to the older distinguish make up and cosmetics company.
Among the various items, Flirt sells an inventive eyelash applicator which I must have and faux tattoos called Chicers (chic+ stickers) that are meant to be worn on the face.
They were reportedly inspired by Rose’s make up artist Priscilla Ono.
I had a disagreement with a friend a while ago about a celebrity pregnancy announcement. She disagreed with me that a celebrity cupping her belly at a public event counts as a pregnancy announcement.
Indeed, it is informal but it is the new way. Beyonce, Amber Rose, Marion Cotillard and Gwen Stefani all “announced” their pregnancies that way. They each did the cupping the belly red carpet reveal.
I didn’t realize that one of my husband’s fave recording artist multi Grammy-award winning singer Marsha Ambrosious, formerly of the group Floetry, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Dez Billups.
She announced the news this summer while performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. She did so by cupping her belly on the stage. Without doing that, it is possible, fans may have assumed perhaps she just gained a little weight.
The “Late Nights & Early Mornings” singer later confirmed the news to Essence.com.
“I didn’t anticipate live music to do what it was going to do,” the “Far Away” singer said of her soon-to-be-born daughter while performing or listening to music. “It’s like an internal earthquake every time music plays. It’s brand new to me but it’s so exciting. I don’t know what she’s doing right now.”
Since the announcement, the couple have been posting adorable photos of each other on IG and Twitter like this one:
What’s up with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch babes and alums? We stalk check in on them so you don’t have to. So, here is a round up of links from around the interwebs.
Katherine Heigl posted a half-way there pregnancy progression photo on her Instagram account along with photos of her other kids practicing for their new sibling who is due to arrive early next year. (Instagram)
Blake Lively attended her assistant Jessica Snyder‘s wedding days after giving birth to her second child (whose gender I know but cannot reveal out of anonymity and in consideration of the privacy of Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds, but I couldn’t help but squeal that I know what she has. snicker.) (US Weekly)
Blac Chyna donned a pink dress and pink trench coat and a blonde bobbed wig while supporting her friend and our Bellytich Bumpwatch alum Amber Rose‘s 2nd annual “Slut Walk” to bring awareness to body shaming. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
Joseline Hernandez shared new pregnancy progression photos on her social media accounts in advance of the premiere of the new season of her reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: LA on VH1 (Inquisitor)
January Jones, Kim Zolciak, Alicia Silverstone, Padma Lakshmi, Mayim Bialik and Tamera Mowry did it and now Blac Chyna will be the next celebrity to eat her baby’s placenta after she gives birth.
The future Angela Kardashian revealed this tidbit during an interview on her BFF Amber Rose’s podcast, Play. It’s Loveline with Amber Rose on Wednesday, September 14.
“I feel like with my second baby, I’m more educated than the first one,” the former model told Rose “Just reading and knowing the pros of breast-feeding for your baby, and just recently I found out some new, cool stuff about not cutting the cord and sending your placenta; you can get these pills to take them after to make you and the baby healthy.”
She will also join company with her future sisters in law Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian who also revealed that they took placenta pills.
Chyna is expecting her second child with fiance Rob Kardashian. She has a son named King with ex-fiance rapper Tyga, who coincidentally is currently dating her future sister-in-law Kylie Jenner. See this neat E! Chart
I give it up to Tia Mowry who ate her sister Tamera Mowry’s placenta. She gets props as the only one to eat someone else’s placenta!
The Maxim Hot 100 List for 2016 isn’t out yet, but the photos of the celebrities that attended its party to celebrate this year’s list is. On it, we spotted five of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.
Each came dressed in their most sexy attire because if you’re on the list, you have to prove you have a reason to be there right.
I think Mel B won the award for the most revealing. Her wine colored dress had a slit that revealed her bikini line. Wowza.
Eva Marcille also went with a wine colored House of CB dress only hers was made of the same latex type material as the Givenchy Couture dress Beyonce wore to the Met Gala this year. Talk about hot, right? Literally and figuratively.
Draya Michelle wins the award for the best post-baby bounceback. I mean, she just had her baby 5 months ago in April! Whoa, baby! She worked a black leather halter top and a floor length skirt with lace inset both by Lethicia and it too had a generous slit as well.
Nicole Murphy wins the award for the mom with the most kids with an awesome body. Check out her Grecian low cut dress from Camille Flawless.
Last, but not least, Amber Rose showed up and showed out in a wig and large Jackie-O sunglasses with a black halter top jumpsuit. It was giving me dominatrix meets Bond girl, yes?
Two pairs of Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are launching or participating in new TV projects this fall.
Lauren London (Entourage) and singer/actress Jill Scott (Nanny Diaries) have signed on to play the part of a mom and sister of Director John Singleton‘s new FX drama pilot Snowfall, set in the 1980s at the beginning of the LA crack cocaine epidemic, the Hollywood Reporter notes.
Scott will play Sharon “Cissy” Saint, main character Franklin ((Damson Idris)’s no-nonsense mother, who, frustrated in both her personal and professional lives, has sacrificed her dreams to give Franklin opportunities she never had.
London, meanwhile, will play Louise Saint, Franklin’s party-girl aunt.
And on the Reality TV front, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna have signed on to star in an MTV reality TV show that follows their lives having exes that are rappers while balancing motherhood, work as party hosts and juggling the fabulous life, TMZ reports.
Both have fractured relationships with the Kardashians. Rose was previously in a long-term relationship with Kim Kardashian West‘s husband Kanye West and Blac Chyna’s son is rapper Tyga’s first child. Tyga is currently in relationship with recently legal Kylie Jenner who just turned 18-years old.
Reports are out there that the two ladies hope their show rivals E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Three of our recent Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms, Amber Rose, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Eudoxie Agnan Bridges showed off their nurseries recently.
Spotted some of the photos curated from Black Celeb Kids from the Instagram of the trio of high-profile women.
Amber Rose’s son Sebastian’s room
Amber Rose went with a Jake and the Neverland Pirates for son’s Sebastian’s room.
Tamera Mowry-Housley’s daughter Ariah’s nursery
Tamera Mowry-Housley went once again with the brilliant exepertise of Shalena Smith of Shalena Smith Interiors and GaGa Designs for daughter Ariah’s pink nursery . Smith designed Mowry-Housley’s son Aden nursery.
Eudoxie Agnan Bridge’s daughter Cadence’s nursery
Eudoxie went with tranquil purple and used neutral tones to bring together daughter Cadence’s room.