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Insecure’s Jay Ellis and Girlfriend Are Expecting And Engaged

Congrats to Insecure actor Jay Ellis and his Serbian actress girlfriend since 2015, Nina Senicar.

She is reportedly 4-months pregnant and the couple are preparing to marry this Summer before baby arrives.

“The tectonic changes that will soon take place in the life of actor and actress Nina Senicar will make this year for her far more exciting than she could bet at the beginning,” the Serbian publication called Story states. “This year’s beauty will stand in front of the altar with [her] chosen one, Jay Ellis, and in the autumn, [the] couple will get a child.”

Ellis is know for his role as Lawrence, the love interest of show creator, head writer and star Issa Rae.

Congrats

Study: There’s Been A ‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Spike; No Cersei Tho

There has been a spike in babies born in the US given names Game of Thrones characters over the popular HBO show’s 9 year existence.

Today, Names.org released a study showing a sharp Increase in Babies Named After Game of Thrones Characters using the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.  

The study compares babies born in 2011, the year the show debuted, against babies born in 2017, the latest data available from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Here are 10 Game of Thrones characters that have inspired babies named after them (note: the name of villainous Cersei didn’t make the cut and I’m secretly sad that Sansa barely made the top and is at the bottom at number 13 on the Names.org website analysis!):

1)      Arya (Stark): Combines Arya or Aria

2011: 387 

2017: 2,156

Overall: 50,060

2)      Emilia (Clarke):

2011: 972 

2017: 3,581

Overall: 31,873

3)      Khaleesi:

2011: 28 

2017: 456

Overall: 1,964

4)      Maisie (Williams) (Plays Arya)

2011: 138 

2017: 594

Overall: 5,308

5)      Meera (Reed)

2011: 80

2017: 182

Overall: 2,636

6)      Daenerys (Targaryen)

2011: 0

2017: 110

Overall: 468

7)      Tyrion (Lannister)

2011: 18

2017: 55

Overall: 482

8)      Theon (Greyjoy)

2011: 0

2017: 23

Overall: 236

9)      Shae

2011: 78

2017: 76 (Peaked in 2015 to 129)

Overall: 5,251

10)  Renly (Baratheon)

2011: 0

2017: 67

Overall: 164

Trend: How to Rock A Fanny Pack Fashionably and Effortlessly

The Fanny pack was seen on the runways this Fashion week season.

The functional bags that keep your hands free are a throwback to the 90s but back then, they were usually vinyl and brightly colored. Called a “Fanny pack” because it is worn at the waist, right above the Fanny, the reinvented fashionable ones have more variety.

They are worn across the body, at the waist or on the hip like a holster.

Also called a “bum bag”, the bags famously made an appearance in the 2000s as seen worn by Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw on her hit HBO show Sex and the City.

Last night, I tried out the style while attending a soca music concert and out and about in DC.

I couldn’t help but notice how freeing it was to not have to hold Anything.

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Serena Williams’ New Reality Docu Series Chronicles Pregnancy Thru Delivery

I didn’t get an advanced media viewing of Serena Williams’ new HBO docu series Being Serena but TV critic Linda Jones of NPR did and here is a glimpse of her review of the project:

It that follows an elite athlete through pregnancy, childbirth, a wedding, and her return to competition takes as its subject, much of the time, her body. One of the intriguing parts of Being Serena is that visually, it worships her athleticism but respects the work it takes for her to look perfect all the time in pictures. You will see her without makeup, but you will also see her put on her makeup. She is candid about her public and private faces, her public and private bodies. The traditional grace of Serena the athlete sits comfortably alongside not only her very pregnant self, but also her during-childbirth and just-after-childbirth selves, which look very differently, but just as unmistakably, graceful.

The first two half-hour episodes don’t reveal anything unexpected about Williams, but they offer little glimpses that are a lot of fun, particularly for her many fans. You see her father come to meet her daughter, you see her working out while very, very pregnant, and you see her sing — rather adorably — to her baby and pets. If you like Serena Williams and you like the idea of passing uncomplicated time soaking in her charisma (and her blinding excellence), there’s no reason to resist.

The show premieres today, May 2 and you can read the rest of the NPR review here.

Yes, Game of Thrones Fans are Seriously Naming Their Kids After Characters (INFOGRAPHIC)



As we’ve shared before, it is a fact that fans of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones have begun naming their children after characters such as Khaleesi, Arya, Theon, Kit, Roslin, Sansa, Tyrion, Shae, Daenerys and Renly.

Names.org came up with an interactive graphic with 13 Baby Names Inspired by Game of Thrones. You can see the number of babies named after each character by year. As the series gained in popularity, the baby naming increased as well.

Just to show you how life can sometimes imitate art, in 2010, the Social Security Administration reports that zero babies were named Khaleesi compared to 370 baby girls with that name in 2013.

Similarly, in 2010, there were 273 babies named Arya, compared to 1890 babies named  in 2016.

You can access Name.org’s interactive graphic HERE and catch the static one below:

Baby Names Inspired by Game of Thrones

 

Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Just Won the Prestigious ‘Peabody Award’ on the Visual Album’s 1 year Anniversary

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Yesterday, the Internet was celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of Beyoncé’s powerful HBO visual album “Lemonade” on April 23.

There was more reasons to celebrate as last week, the pop diva’s well-received and critically acclaimed project won a prestigious Peabody Award.

The Peabody Awards are for excellence in journalism; and annually a body of jurors,  consisting of TV and Film producers, news magazine editors, critics and college professors, review a slate of nominees and select only 30 for the honor of a recognition.

This year, 12 Entertainment projects were awarded honors. Of the 12 recipients, two are music documentaries.

About Lemonade, the announcement read:

“The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture.”

Congrats! Incubating two humans and racking up awards. You go mama-to-be!

My other fave, Donald Glover, won a Peabody for his FX series Atlanta.

I am also a fan of Ava DuVarney and was happy to see her documentary “13th” was also recognized.

Finally, as a life long lover of Hip Hop music, I found it also very noteworthy that Banger Film’s documentary “Hip Hop Revolution” also won!

In its 76th year, Peabody Awards honor excellence in radio, television and other forms of electronic media. The winners for News, Radio/Podcast, Children’s, Education and Public Service categories will be announced on April 25th. The ceremony takes place on May 20th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

H-t: Rolling Stones

When Expecting, Chic Preginistas Wear Louboutin Flats

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A little while ago,Sarah Jessica Parker‘s in the long-running hit HBO show  Sex in the City character, Carrie Bradshaw, made Jimmy Choo  and Manolo Blahnik the “it” shoes to covet and have.

Since then, we believe Christian Louboutin has taken the crown as the most coveted shoe.

Although, the designer is known more for his red bottom pumps, he also makes other leather goods like wallets, handbags, and clutches and other accessories. And more than just pumps, the brand also sells a good range of ballet slippers.

We mention this because they are perfect for that preginista that loves to stay fashionable and outfitted in the best and most coveted exquisite fashion items. When swollen feet and sciatia make pumps a no-no, enter your Louboutin Ballet slippers to save the day!

Here’s a curated list of our faves from our partners at Shopstyle.

 

GOT’s Lena Headey channels character Cersei’s signature Dress Hue at the Emmys

 

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You know who else was looking Amaze Balls on the red carpet to this past Sunday’s Prime Time Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California?

Second time nominee and brand-spanking 2nd time new mom Lena Headey looked stunning.

The deep auburn -colored-hair damsel was up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on The Game of Thrones, which took home a record number of statues including a coveted, first time ever Best Drama win.

The magenta Zuhair Murad Couture dress Headey wore is of the same hue of the signature gown she wears often when portraying Cersei Lannister on the hit HBO TV show.

The gorgeous Brit radiated in  the gown she accentuated with Jimmy Choo shoes and Harry Kotler Platinum Diamond jewelry.

Headey welcomed her second child, a baby girl, on July 10.

She has a 5-year old son named Wylie with ex hubby Peter Louhgran.

 

Louboutin who? Jimmy Choo and Monolo Blahnik make a red carpet comeback

It’s probably safe to assume that Zuhair Murad made a splash at this year’s Academy Awards, outfitting many celebrity women including Anna Farris, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Aniston among others.
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Besides this design house’s red  carpet  success, I’ve noticed a resurgence of women wearing Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik pumps too this award season. The two lines feature low heeled and delicate architecture, and were once made popular by Sarah Jessica Parker‘s character Carrie Bradshaw on the hit HBO  series Sex in the City. She craved them and would forgoe eating and paying rent to get her hands on the coveted shoes. 
But with Christian Louboutin becoming a recent hit, the old faves of the late 90s had all but disappeared at high society events.
It’s refreshing to see more shoes with more sensible heights for moms and moms-to-be make a comeback! 
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HBO’s Jemima Kirke paints Liv Tyler’s pregnant form

Whoa baby! 
The Leftovers’  Liv Tyler recently secured the talent of former Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum HBO‘s Jemima Kirke to capture her very pregnant form in artwork.
“So fun to be painted by a friend,” the second-time mom-to-be captioned her Instagram shared photos. 
Can’t wait to see the finished product. Kirke is expressive and used to artistic expression during pregnancy. She famously posted some artsy/racy photos for Vice magazine when she was last pregnant in 2012.
Tyler and her beau British football agent Dave Gardner are expecting their 1st child together. She has a 9-year old son Milo with ex husband Royston Langdon
Kirke and husband Michael Mosberg welcomed their second child, a son, in 2012

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