Suddenly…celebrities have become a lot less relevant in the age of COVID-19. If you follow this blog, you might have noticed that while it once had a heavy dose of daily celebrity news, that type of coverage has slowed to a trickle.
Writer Jade Hayden at Her.ie took a more cynical and harsh approach, writing:
The Covid-19 outbreak has changed the way we consume news.
Instead of living our lives and simply reacting when something bad happens, we are consistently waiting for the bad thing to happen…
In a not dissimilar way, people have changed the way they engage with celebrity news too. Or rather, they haven’t really been engaging with it at all.
Where we once stood impatiently waiting for the Kardashians, the royals…to give their ever relevant thoughts on world events, suddenly the uninformed opinion of a celebrity doesn’t really matter much anymore.
In the same way people criticized Sam Smith for sharing their crying during isolation video, many questioned why Ellen DeGeneres was complaining about being bored on the grounds of her $27 million home.
They roasted every single person who lent their voice to that awful Gal Gadot “Imagine“video. They scrolled on by when Ariana Grande was Zoom-ing her management team.
Right now, nobody cares. There are more pressing things to worry about.
Suddenly, a celebrity’s two cents isn’t all that important (unless they’re donating it to charity, of course).
I wouldn’t go that far but as I wrote last December, our culture and society have already been gravitating away from the most bump obsessive news. From the nude celebrity magazine covers to the overpriced first baby covers, go check out that post HERE now!
Last night’s Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California was memorable for historic wins after long absences (Renee Zelleger for and Brad Pitt for after a 16- and 24-year lapse since each last one, respectively) and for notable as speeches (Michelle Williams about female empowerment, SNL‘s Kate McKinnon’s presentation to Ellen DeGeneres of the Carol Burnett Award role in making it easier for a lesbian TV star to shine and Joaquin Phoenix about climate change and the Australian wildfires)
Among the moms featured and “bump watched” before on the blog, Beyonce was nominated for Best Original Song for “Spirit” on The Lion King (and got roasted by a few Twitter for being the only one to not give Phoenix a standing ovation for his win); Christina Applegate for Best Actress in Dead to Me and Nicole Kidman for Big Little Liesand Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show in the Best Actress in a Television Series-Drama category, and Jennifer Lopez for Best Supporting Actress in Motion Picture for Hustlers.
Fashion was classic and on point.
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
Scarlett Johannson in Vera Wang
Salma Hayek in Gucci
Rachel Bilson in Brock Collection
Reese Witherspoon in wearing a custom Roland Mouret
Celebrities are like us: They stress over getting their children to finish their Summer readings lists too.
All Summer, I lamented over on my private Facebook page with friends over the stress of children to read their assigned books before the start of the new year and it looks like 2x 2019 Emmy-nominated comedian Wanda Sykes could relate.
The funny woman stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres daytime talk show recently and shared some insights into her own personal anxiety over the dreaded end of Summer crunch!
“The summer reading was kicking our butts,” Sykes shared with DeGeneres about how she and her wife Alex Sykes tackled kids Olivia and Lucas’ Summer Reading list. “I wish I could just trust my kids [and be like], ‘Hey, here’s the list. You’ve got to read these books.’”
Nope! Not so lucky! So when she discovered her son Lucas was behind, Sykes she did what I did with my 11- year old daughter, (also per her teacher’s recommendation): Read to him!
“I had to read three books this summer with them,” the celebrity mom revealed. “When it got close, like school was about to start [for them], I was like, ‘I’ve still got two hundred pages to cover.’ So I’m reading to them while they’re sleeping, hoping it will sink in. It was a mess.”
The Victoria’s Secret model gave birth to her second child—another baby girl!—with the Maroon 5 frontman. They’ve decided on yet another adorably unique moniker for baby No. 2, naming the bouncing bundle of joy Geo Grace Levine.
Meanwhile, the famous couple first announced they were expecting their second child in September. At the time, Prinsloo took to Instagram to share a pic of her growing baby bump, writing, “ROUND 2.”
Despite having just welcomed another child, however, Levine is already certain this won’t be the couple’s last.
“I want a lot [of kids], I thrive in chaos,” Levine told DeGeneres, adding that his 28-year-old wife feels the same. “She was an only child, so she wants like 100 babies. I don’t know if I can do that. That’s a lot of babies.”
The pair previously welcomed Dusty Rose into the world in Sept. 2016, and last May, Prinsloo echoed her hubby’s comments, describing motherhood as “heaven.”
The platinum selling artist announced the news on her Instagram.
“Jameson Moon Hart 12.26.16” she captioned a tender photo.
In 2010, she foreshadowed the name, E! Newsuncovered, back in an Access Hollywood interview explaining, “My dad’s name is James, and my brother’s name is Jason. [Carey and I] are both Irish, Carey’s middle name is Jason, and Jameson—we like whiskey. That’s a no brainer.”
This birth news might come as a surprise to many who missed the pregnancy announcement 8months in because the Grammy-award winning artist and her former motocross pro husband kept it secret for that long.
“I love being a mama,” Pink explained onGood Morning America. “I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family and that is my absolute number one goal in life.”
She continued while laughing, “I feel like I have two kids right now. I would like a third. No, I want to say that Carey Hart’s an awesome husband and a really good dad, but he’s also like a second child.”In a recent interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show when Ellen gave her the Daytime Emmy Award the two of them won together, she talked candidly about her relationship with husband explaining how they took two breaks along the way but explains how Hart falls asleep putting Willow to bed each night.
“He’s an incredible dad,” shes shared. “That’s why he falls asleep. Because she wants him to stay.”
The couple celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary in January. That’s like 100 in Hollywood couple years. Ha!
She told Peoplemagazine that she didn’t want to reveal the gender of her baby.
“I do know the sex of my baby, but again I want to keep that special as well,” she told the magazine.
But sadly that’s easier said than done when your partner has a tough time not revealing the gender to interviewers during media appearances.
The Body Partysinger’s fiance, hip hip artist Future, was interviewing with Tim Westwood when he repeatedly referred to the baby as “he” and “him”.
“The baby listening to music already now,” he said. “She [Ciara] sent me a video while I was over here with the headphones on her stomach. ‘The baby just listened to ‘Turn on the Lights,’ [Ciara said] ‘The version with me and you’. And I said you got to play the ‘anytime’ version for him. Let him hear that. See how he kick. She played it for him and he started kicking like crazy.”
He also said that they have a baby name, that Ciara has “been shopping” for the baby and clearing out of closets and the guest room for the baby’s stuff.
See the video here and the banter about the baby starts at 9:23:
Eventually the “Turn on the Lights” recording-artist told Westwood, who had previously asked about the gender, “see you got the sex out of me and you didn’t even know it.”
Future tried to refer to the baby as a “she” later and suggest it may be a girl but too late.
Today, most sites are reporting that Ciara is having a baby boy but do we really know? “You can’t believe the blogs,” Future said. “They done told so many lies on me.”
Recall early in 2013 when Kristen Bell was pregnant, people assumed she was having a boy when she told Ellenthat her fiance Dax Shepard would soon get a “tiny buddy” to go “off roading” with.
We know that was wrong! We figured it out after photos of her baby shower showed lots of pink and guests going to her baby shower bearing gifts wrapped in pink.
She eventually gave birth to a daughter, Lincoln.
Baby showers are generally when the public gets a clue of a celebrity baby’s gender.
Instagram photos of balloons spelling out “boy” at Rachel Zoe‘s shower in 2013 revealed that she was having a baby boy even though the reality TV star and designer had previously said she would not share the gender with the public before the baby’s birth.
In 2011, paparazzi shot January Jonesshopping for blue colored clothing at a local Target.
Also that year, Jessica Simpson accidentally told US Weekly that she was having a boy after saying she wanted to keep the gender private.
My kid’s going to think I’m pretty cool!” she told the magazine ” My kid’s going to think I’m pretty cool! This is a cool thing to welcome him to the world with.”
Keeping the baby’s gender secret if you are a celebrity is a challenge but it can be done. All they have to do is not shop for the baby in public, do interviews or have baby showers. Simple. (smile)