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CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

Several of our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums looked radiant last night, June 4, at the CMT Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
One of my faves was Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott who finally mixed up her usual black and went with a beautiful and colorful L’Wren Scott dress with Alexander McQueen (homage to designers who committed suicide?). The Brian Atwood heels were a bit clunky but other than that, fab!



Kristen Bell hosted the event and started out the evening on the red carpet in a Fall 2014 Zuhair Murad beaded V-neck evening gown. She later changed into a Monique Lhuiller Fall 2014 embroidered chiffon gown and later the designer’s long sleeved

leather embroidered cocktail dress and two other cute but dark-colored

dress. She looked very nice but could have mixed up the colors ideally.

 
 My fave look was on Jennifer Nettles who wowed in a black sequined embellished Halsotn  top with wide-legged Max Mara pants! Fab when accented with Carrera y Carerra jewels and Neil Lane bracelet.

Melissa Rycroft also looked youthful in her flare mini-dress

Nicole Kidman looked quite youtful in an embroidered Giamattista Valli Spring 2014 couture embroidered mini dress which she altered a bit to add length.



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Kristen Bell: A Hollywood Mom Who Knows the Power of Social Media

  

So far 2014 has been

quite the year for actress Kristen Bell, and we’re only three months in! In

addition to starring in her passion project, the newly released Veronica

Mars
film, she’s also become the face of an ever growing movement to

protect celebrity children from paparazzi. Oh, and she was also a voice actor

in this one movie you may have heard of last year, it’s called Frozen?
Since the birth of her

daughter, Lincoln, in March of 2013, she hasn’t slowed down in the slightest.

That same month she teamed up with writer Rob Thomas to help turn their former

television series Veronica Mars into a film. The two of them were caught in negotiations with

Warner Brothers —who owned the rights to the franchise but didn’t want to put

up cash to make the film— when they decided to start a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise the funds instead. They were

the first group ever to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a film that was

already owned by a major studio, a risk that turned out to be worth taking

considering the campaign managed to raise more than its goal of $2 million in

the first day alone.
Kristen Bell has become

one of the most active and well liked celebrities on social media as well. In

fact, according to social media analysis tools Topsy and ViralHeat, at least 80% of the tweets mentioning the celeb have only positive

things to say. Kristen used this strong media presence while trying to raise

the funds for Veronica Mars, and is now redirecting that power

toward another cause close to her heart – that one of her child, and the

children of other celebrities.
Along with her husband,

Dax Shepard, and other celebrities (including Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, who helped pass legislation in California protecting the children of celebrities last

year) she’s launched a campaign against the “pedorazzi”, as she calls them. Her

and Shepard argue that while they chose the become famous, their children did

not, and while being photographed by the paparazzi comes with the territory of

what the parents do, their children didn’t ask for it and don’t deserve it.

She’s a Mama Bear on a mission and it appears that nothing will stop her.

Her “No Kids Policy,”

which targets media outlets who publish paparazzi photographs of celebrity

children, has been wildly successful since its launch earlier this year. Major

media outlets such as People, Us Weekly,  Buzzfeed.com, Entertainment

Tonight
, and many other notable current events, news, and entertainment

outlets have all interviewed the star about her cause. She’s also been on a

media blitz, making live appearances to spread her message. She even appeared

alongside her husband on Access Hollywood to debate a few real-life

paparazzi regarding the issue. 
As for her acting work,

she’s currently starring in the critically acclaimed House of Lies on Showtime and reprised

her cameo role as the vapid and catty Ingrid de Forest on NBC’s Parks and

Recreation
earlier this year. 
Kristen Bell as Jeannie Van Der Hooven  in House of Lies
She’s also rumored to have a role in the recently greenlighted, online spin-off

of Veronica Mars for The CW’s website. If the rest of the year is going

to be like the first few months of it has been for her, 2014 is going to be one

heck of a year for Kristen Bell.




Spencer Blohm  is a freelance entertainment, pop culture, and lifestyle blogger. When he’s not busy working he can usually be found at the movies or planted in front of his T.V. He lives and works in Chicago where the winters only encourage such behavior.

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Veronica Mars was a short-lived TV mystery how (2004-2007) with a huge cult following— one that loved the show so much that the devoted fans of the crime drama about a female student who moonlights as a private investigator helped fund its silver screen debut.

The movie, which stars our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kristen Bell, opens today in select theaters.

It has had quite the unprecedented, unconventional and film industry-changing run to get here.

Last year, screenwriter Rob Thomas turned to the crowd fund sourcing Kickstarter platform, an online hub that enables underfunded creatives with little resources and contacts to raise money for their projects from members of the public. Creatives share their plea with friends and the online community and supporters can pitch in from $2 to $5,000 or more to help make their dream come true. In exchange, donors get advanced copies of the product, autographed copies of movie posters or other benefits. They usually do not get a share in the profits that would come about from the project, however.
Screen capture of the campaign mid-run
In record time, last year, 4 hours and 24 minutes, the Veronica Mars Movie campaign  raised $1 million. By the time the Kickstarter clock ended, 91,585 backers helped raise $5.5 million. It even got a million dollar donation from one source.
The movie shot last summer and will be available shortly after it leaves theaters in May. Bellyitch is giving away a copy of the movie of the Digital HD DVD to one lucky reader in the US or Canada!

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Future isn’t first to accidentally reveal baby’s gender- History of Celebrity Slip Ups!

Poor Ciara!
She told People magazine 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 Party singer’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.”

hmmm. 
Recall early in 2013 when Kristen Bell was pregnant, people assumed she was having a boy when she told Ellen that 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 Jones shopping 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)

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Olivia Wilde, Ali Larter support Kristen Bell’s anti-paparazzi social media campaign

Last year, Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry took on the paparazzi and successfully lobbied and got a law passed that put harsher restrictions on photographers who take pics of celebrity children.
Since then, actress Kristen Bell and hubby Dax Shepard have joined the fight and are using social media and the hashtag #pedorazzi to encourage the news magazines and media outlets that purchase paparazzi photos to stop doing that. The two went on TODAY recently.
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The hope is that if the market dries up, the photogs will quit snapping the kids. 
It looks like current mom-to-be Olivia Wilde and past Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom Ali Larter are supporting the Shephards’ effort by retweeting Bell.

The Kardashians also put some work trying to get their millions of followers to support efforts challenging paparazzi target of celeb kids.

Good Luck!

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Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet with Celeb Mamas

Gossip Girl narrator and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell looked AMAZING in a black halter Pamella Roland gown. 
Celeb moms we’ve “bumpwatched” in the past and others rocked shades of red and black last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, Thursday, January 15. We noted another trend was that they went with smaller and/or lesser known designers, generally. Kudos!
Go mamas!
We are loving Sandra Bullock‘s ruffled magenta Lanvin dress thought not with flat hair. More volume needed.
Matthew McConaughey walked away with the Best Actor award & appeared with wife model Camila Alves in a crimson Paule Ka dress.

Breast Cancer survivor and Anchorman2 actress Christina Applegate went with a  Notte by Marchesa. meh.

Julia Roberts rocked shades while looking cool & chic in her Juan Carlos Obando dress.

Wowza! is all we can say about the Old Hollywood glam American Hustle  actress Elisabeth Rohm  is giving us in this Carmen Marc Valvo floor length fitted open knit dress.
credit: Starcast, Zimbio, Getty

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