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Now Instagram Stalking…. The Beautiful Tika Sumpter

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Now stalking…. Tika Sumpter, actress, producer and star of the Sundance film Southside with You which took home $3 Million over its debut weekend, after costing just $1.3M to make and being in only 813 theaters across the country.

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Sumpter, who played then Michelle Robinson and future First Lady Mrs. Obama, is a natural and has gotten great reviews. The first time mom-to-be also has been active on social media sharing insights into her maternity looks and behind-the-scenes look at her film promo rounds.


Sumpter looks to be about 6-7 months along and has never publicly announced who the father is to her child. She is very private. So…we’re just going to share what we loved best while scoping her Instagram account:

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The Haves and Have Nots  star also recently covered Rolling Out and Chicago Splash magazines and looked gorgeous and radiant on each.

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photos: courtesy Rolling Out Dewayne Rogers Chicago Splash

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Thank you @abc7dc for having us! @parkersawyers #southsidewithyou #GMW

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How the Star who Plays Michelle Obama in a New Movie Hid her Pregnancy

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Tika Sumpter, the actress who plays Michelle Obama in an upcoming  movie (Southside with You) about her first date with the future president Barack Obama, is pregnant.

While getting honorarily inducted in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the organization’s 2016 International Convention (Boulé) on Saturday, July 9, Sumpter revealed her bump in a white sheath dress, thus unofficially announcing her pregnancy.

The Haves and the Have Nots star shared a photo of herself with some leaders of the oldest black sorority in the US. Shortly after, she trended on several social media platforms as news of her pregnancy spread.

  Before then, the Gossip Girl alum was quite creative hiding her growing belly from her fans and followers on social media by doing what all celeb women usually do: Only share above the belly photos of themselves. She also used careful hand placement and tent dresses to shield the news before she was ready to reveal it. 

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She has not shared who her baby’s father is or given any clue as to whom she is in a reationship with so…I guess it’s none of our business. We can talk about her Southside movie.

The movie, which was a hit during the Sundance festival, takes a sneak peek into The Obamas’ first date when a young Michelle was hesitant to go on a date with a young Summer Associate and a community organizer whom she supervised at their law firm. Parker Sawyers plays the future President.

The twosome ended up on daylong date on a hot summer day in 1989 that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

The movie is executive produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Productions. The movie opens August 26th.

Watch the trailer for the movie:

Ciara stuns at the White House State Dinner

For a while now rumors circulated whether Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was dating our very own Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum singer-model-actress Ciara.

All doubt was erased when the “I Bet” singer wowed in a stunning champagne colored custom Walter Mendez dress while attending this Tuesday, April 28th State Dinner at the White House in honor of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe.

This was the first time the two appeared in public together after being coy about their relationship. Wilson had teased that he would take his grandmother, then said he’d take them both but in the end, he told reporters grandmom was “back at home in Virginia.”

Future who? Oh yeah, her ex and father to her son, Future Zahir Wilburn, who she gave birth to last May. And way to go Ciara on bouncing back!

Back to the look! I think it was the perfect way she arched her back and looked so statuesque or maybe the flawless nude make up and  perfect sleek “snatched to the gawds” hair.

Not sure, but its an A++.

Oh yeah and of course, First Lady Michelle Obama looked fab wearing Japanese designer Tadishi Shoji

photo: Getty

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Study: School lunches are healthier than home packed lunches

A new study found that school-provided lunches are more nutritious than those brought from home. 
Comparing over 750 school meals with more than 560 packed lunches given to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in 3 schools over the course of 5 days,  Virginia Tech researchers found that the home lunches were less healthy, specifically:
  • School lunches have on average 512 calories while packed lunches had 608;
  • School lunches included 26 grams of protein compared to just 18 in packed lunches; 
  • Packed lunches were less likely to have fruits, vegetables, sugar-free juice and milk;
  • Packed lunches had more snacks such as chips and crackers; and
  • Packed lunches had more fat, and included more desserts and sugary drinks than the school lunches.
“There was a spectrum,” Alisha Farris, a Ph.D candidate at Virginia Tech and lead researcher said. “There were some really healthy packed lunches. But overall, they were pretty unhealthy.”
The study is published in the November-December issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Of the 50 million children in US public schools, close to 60% of students eat school lunch while about 40% bring their lunch. 
Well…I guess First Lady Michelle Obama could gloat about this one given her platform during her husband’s two terms has been mainly promoting healthier school lunches and she has pushed to make them even more healthier. 
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My pick for Michelle Obama’s African State Dinner Dress

Yesterday, US President Barack Obama,  a son of an African man, hosted the most heads of states at the White House at the same time during a formal dinner to commemorate the end of the African Leaders Summit.

First Lady Michelle Obama opted to wear a gorgeous neon yellow dress by Nepal-born designer Prabal Gurung and looked phenomenal as usual in the beautifully feminine chiffon dress by the fashion veteran who only became a United States citizen last year. Score one for immigrants! She accented the look with oversized gold earrings and gold bangles.

I must admit, though, that I yearned for her to dress in an African design especially given that her husband’s lineage directly links to Kenya. I do understand the importance of not necessarily playing politics and being neutral.

Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady and wife to Vice President Joe Biden, however, did go with an African wax print dress with origins to Congo.  A Washington Post  piece noted how Dr. Biden met many African women involved in textile trade as a means of earning money for themselves, their families and community, and wanted to pay homage to those women she met on her recent journey.


I thought to use this opportunity to highlight again one of my favorite local African designer Finda Onuigbo, a Nigerian immigrant who lives in Maryland and is the go-to designer for West African print ball gowns and dresses. She designs and hand crafts and sews each design custom-made for her clients and makes a living doing so. So can’t wait to see her take off to the next level.

Anyway, hat tip to my pals Marie Bangura of Millie’s Bites and Kay Savvy for putting me on to Finda.

If I had a say in the matter, I would’ve outfitted Mrs. O to dress in the stunning Finda Creations above, an orange top and skirt wax fabric dress with a blue sash at the waist, above, modeled by the gorgeous Sierra Leonean-American model Sarran Jabbie.

Here are a few other fave Finda Creations of mine:









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Father’s Day: Jimmy Fallon and NJ Gov Chris Christie’s “Evolution of Dad Dancing”(VIDEO)

In honor of Father’s Day, New Jersey governor Chris Christie  joined The Tonight Show  host Jimmie Fallon to present this hilarious “Evolution of Dad Dancing” which was a follow up to his equally funny “Evolution of Mom Dancing” Fallon did with First Lady Michelle Obama last year to celebrate the anniversary of her Let’s Move campaign.
Watch and enjoy!

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Happy Birthday, Kerry Washington!

Happy Birthday, Bellyitch Bumpwatch Babe and Mom-to-be, 
Kerry Washington

The Emmy-nominated star of Scandal turns 37 today.
Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha of the National Football League are expecting their first child together since marrying last summer.
The Golden Globe nominee has a fan in the First Lady of the United States too.
In an interview that aired yesterday with Ryan Secrest, Mrs. Michelle Obama said she enjoys Washington in the hit ABC drama about fictional crisis manager Olivia Pope who solves national and international crisis while balancing internal turmoil about having an affair with the fictional president.
Oooh! Too close for comfort? Not for Mrs. O who caught up on the series during a very long flight to her vacation home in Hawaii over the Christmas break.
“I watched all the seasons, I caught up on ‘Scandal,’ I had never watched it,” the first lady said. “I love Kerry Washington, she is amazing, so it makes the show fun.”

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