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Inside BravoTV Andy Cohen’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Baby Shower

Bravo TV host and Real Housewives franchise co-creator Andy Cohen celebrated the impending arrival of his soon-to-be born surrogate child at a baby shower at the The Palm Beverly Hills last weekend.

The theme was ” A Star is Born” and featured ornate decorations, blue and white balloons, white and yellow florals, candles and a white floral wall.

Kyle Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hosted the event at Cohen’s BFF Bruce Bozzi’s  restaurant and enlisted the aid of the OG Housewives Nene Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York and Vicky Guvalsen from Real Housewives of Orange County to get the women from their respective franchises there.

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Incredible day! #andysbabyshower @bravoandy #OG’s

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Many of the Housewives from the network’s Real Housewives series attended including newer ones from the Real Housewives of Potomac, and Real Housewives of Dallas.

Attendees included Ashley Darby, Brandi Redmond, Bruce Bozzi, Camille Grammer, Candiace Dillard, Cynthia Bailey, Danielle Staub, Denise Richards, Dolores Catania, Dorit Kemsley, Dorinda Medley,Emily Simpson, Erika Jayne, Eva Marcille, Gina Kirschenheiter, Gizelle Bryant, Jackie Goldschneider, Jenni Pulos, Jennifer Aydin, John Mayer, Karen Huger, Kyle Richards, LeeAnne Locken, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Josephs, Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Ramona Singer, Robin Dixon, Shannon Beador, Sonja Morgan, Stephanie Hollman, Tamra Judge, Teddi Mellencamp, Teresa Giudice, and Vicki Gunvalson.

The Tea: According to the tattles at Tamara Tattles and her comment section snitches who have all the tea:

  • When the Real Housewives of Atlanta arrived, the place fell silent and everyone was stunned by their fabulousness;
  • John Mayer, who is Cohen’s buddy, was impressed with Leakes who kept everyone in stitches;
  • Cohen was surprised to see Phaedra Parks who he had fired there and who Leakes probably invited in a rumored attempt to keep the RHOA franchise amidst falling ratings
  • Beador was reportedly wasted
  • Grammar and Rinna had a little fight and Cohen went over to them and said save it for the Reunion show
  • Rinna was the life of the party and got everyone to dance on tables
  • Notably absent were Bethenny Frankel (who had a speaking engagement) and Countess LuAnn from RHONY; Monique Samuels from RHOP (who is a brand new mom); Lisa Vanderpump from RHOBH (who is rumored to be leaving and feuding with Richards); Kelly Dodd and Heather Dubrow from RHOOC; Tinsley Mortimer from RONY; Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss from RHOA (though she is on Celebrity Big Brother right now and Williams is heavily pregnant and maybe couldn’t get on a plane); Melissa Gorga of RHONJ
  • Marlo Hampton was not an original invited guest but came to surprise Cohen who picked her up and twirled her around when he saw her.
  • Ashley Darby from RHOP looked pregnant and having just peeped her Instagram, it looks true.
  • Leakes was caught on her phone amidst all the hoopla
  • Most got along.
  • Danielle Staub manipulated the media to get a last minute pity invite and showed up with a gift and glammed out…allegedly


Non housewives attendees included actors Jerry O’Connell and his wife actress and model Rebecca Romijn.

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They noshed on Chinese chicken and lobster Cobb salad, Salmon with Mango Salsa, Filet Mignon, Chicken Paillard, grilled asparagus, fried potatoes, spinach and grilled polenta cakes.

They danced to 70s hits

Fun Times!

Super Bowl Showdown: Gisele Bundchen versus the ATL Divas

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The big game is tomorrow evening. Who are you rooting for? The 4x Super Bowl champions New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons. I know for certain our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Gisele Bundchen will be Team Patriots. After all, she is married to its longtime famed quarterback Tom Brady.

I’m not for certain, but I will take a guess that the scores of other celebs we’ve “bumpwatched” who live in the Atlanta area will be cheering for their home team.

Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss, Eudoxie Agnan, Ciara, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Rasheeda and Tamara Braxton-Herbert all hail from the ATL.

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#PhilandoCastile and #AltonSterling: Celeb Moms Who’ve Spoken Out About Killings

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Tonight, we’ve reached a tipping point in America as several Dallas police officers were killed during a rally to protest recent police shootings. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those men and women who put their lives at risk daily to protect and serve.

Here is a rundown of what sparked the rally followed by solidarity messages from celeb women we’ve featured on the blog:

Within 48 hours, two black men in “concealed weapon license to carry” states exercising their rights to have guns in their pockets were nonetheless shot and killed by police officers. Both killings, one execution style and the other in front of a 4-year old child during a routine traffic stop, has sparked outrage.

Alton Sterling was selling CDs outside of a grocery store in a high crime neighborhood and exercising his Second Amendment rights as an American, carried a weapon to protect himself. Someone reported to the police that Sterling had it out waving at people and after scuffle with the officers who arrived at the scene and eventually took Sterling down, another took out his revolver and emptied a couple of rounds into Sterling’s body before falling off the man’s chest and shooting a few more shots. The store owner and another eyewitness filmed the shootings on their smartphones and circulated it on social media. The outrage has been swift.

That same night, another man, Philando Castile, was driving with his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year old daughter in the backseat when he was pulled over for a busted tail light. Diamond turned on her Facebook Live and shared the incident as it happened with her followers on the social media site. The world was witness to the moments immediately after one officer shot him as he reached into his pocket to pull out his driver’s license as asked to do so by the officer, per Reynold’s account. The officer can be overheard on the video saying “ignorance”.

As with other past police killings of unarmed black men and boys, many parents have been shaken by the incident especially parents of young black boys. In social media, many have expressed fear that when their children grow up, they will be seen as menacing threats simply for being in the skin they were born in and could be the next hashtag.

I know personally, I’ve talked to my kids again as my husband and I do periodically throughout their lives to make sure they are aware what they need to do to escape a possible police encounter alive. My father in law is a retired veteran police detective and my husband’s uncle was a police officer. We fear for the lives of blue and believe Blue Lives Matter as well, but at the same time, we are frightened by the pattern of brutality among some officers.

To Kiyan ? #philandocastile #altonsterling ??

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We checked in on several of the celeb moms we’ve profiled on the blog before and noticed that some of them spoke out about the shootings in social media. 

Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kristen Bell, Olivia Wilde, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland,  Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tia Mowry, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Tamar Braxton, Ellen Pompeo, busy Philipps,Eva Marcille, Phaedra Parks, Rasheeda, Yandy Smith,Toni Braxton, FAntasia, Brandy all shared posts and Kim Kardashian West and Vanessa Simmons rt’d others.

Here is a roundup of their shares, excluding Monica Brown’s who posted an excerpt of Reynold’s graphic video:

Click the link in my bio to go to Beyonce.com. Turn our anger into action. A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

 

Praying for a more peaceful world for our children and our children’s children. ?? A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on

 

My heart is heavy Illustration by- @nichollekobi

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We can’t be silent… I don’t care what you call me… I won’t be silent

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ENOUGH already!!!! When does this nightmare end? #philandocastile #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceBrutality A photo posted by PHAEDRA (@phaedraparks) on

 

NO. I DONT WANT TO WATCH. I WANT IT TO STOP.

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OUR Fathers. OUR Brothers. OUR Sons. When will this end? I am heartbroken.

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#live

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Praying for a more peaceful world for our children and our children’s children. ??

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Stand up, speak up. Stop Killing Us!!!! #blacklivesmatter

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#blacklivesmatter

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#altonsterling I am just heartbroken today for his family. We need change. ?

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#philandocastile A photo posted by Rasheeda (@rasheedadabosschick) on

And this is our reality…… A photo posted by Rasheeda (@rasheedadabosschick) on

#ENOUGH ?????? #altonsterling??

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So I was advise to take my last two post down and edit my comment to protect my family that is behind the cement walls. I will not take my post down but I will edit my comment. Let’s stick together people. Rise above together. ✊? #Repost @tamikadmallory with @repostapp ・・・ #Repost @angelo_pinto_ ・・・ “I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they made sure I learned what the schools were AFRAID to teach us.” – Jessie Williams (2016 BET Awards Humanitarian Award Speech) #woke #independenceday #altonsterling #blacklivesmatter #policebrutality #spilledink #axwell #meditation #skrillex #afrojack #tiesto #davidguetta #asap #blvck #beentrill #muse #ootd #jamaica #PerformanceArt #hypebeast #rastafari #unity #rasta #wutang #philly #afropunk #philadelphia

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RHOA’s Kenya Moore is Anxious to Join the Bumpwatch, Fuels Speculation

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Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kenya Moore  has talked about having a baby for several seasons on her hit BravoTV reality TV show and even went as far as froze some of her eggs and secured sperm from a bank. Now that she is seriously dating fitness trainer Matt Jordan, she’s amped up speculation that she actually is preggers.

Some gossip blogs have pointed out that she looks as if she has gained some weight and is not wearing figure hugging clothing as before. Last February, her co-star Phaedra Parks told a news outlet that she had heard rumors that Moore was indeed with child.

The former Miss America even talked about the IVF process to the media.

“It gets a little complicated, but when a woman ovulates, a certain day you have to come in to get tested to show how many follicles that you are making that ends up being eggs, the eggs that you have to retrieve and grow,” she told OK! magazine. “So it pretty much coincides with your cycle.”

Then, during a recent appearance on the late night show Watch What Happens Live, she teased to host Andy Cohen that she couldn’t confirm if she was pregnant, telling him he would have to wait like anyone else. She also made it a point to let a call-in inquirer know she was drinking water during the show which often features guests drinking alcoholic beverages while appearing on it.

It appears as she is eating up all the “bump watch” and is also egging it on.  She recently posted a photo of herself in social media pushing a babuy stroller and captioned the photo“Practicing with #KingAndTwirl with the baby stroller.”

And recently she told BravoTV online:

If I were pregnant it would be a high risk pregnancy due to my age [She is 45 years old]. I feel more comfortable if and when my doctors feel I am in a safe stage to confirm a pregnancy. I appreciate all the amazing fans who are wishing me well. It feels good to know everyone is rooting for me and my happiness.

Good luck and God speed to her!

RHOA’s Phaedra Parks says cast mate Kenya Moore is Pregnant

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore may be expecting her first child, according to co-star Phaedra Parks who dropped the gem while filling in for her friend and other co-star Porsha Williams on her TV show Dish Nation. 

“Honey, I did hear that one of her NON best friends might be having a bundle of joy, so maybe she can be the godmother,” Parks said on-air while pointing to reports that Moore has been going to sperm banks and doing in-vitro fertilization. “I think so, and some coffee. And she peddles around in sperm banks…That’s what someone told me, but I haven’t confirmed it because I’m not a gynecologist. Only Jesus knows who that baby daddy is, if it is true.”

When asked to clarify her statements on a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Next on Bravo, Parks said “that’s what I heard. I have not confirmed if it is true.”

Hmmm. She could be in those precious early weeks. Who knows.

The former Miss USA is currently dating Matt Jordan, who has appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

She has made it clear in past seasons that she is very eager to become a mother.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.

RHOA’s Phaedra Parks reunion comments: Meanest reality TV attack on older single women who want to have a baby (VIDEO)

Just when I thought we had hit rock bottom with catty fighting women insulting and offending other women who are trying to conceive, we go and discover a new floor below.
A couple weeks ago, during the finale of the VH1 show Basketball Wives: LA one cast member told off another member who is a cancer survivor and  is struggling while trying to conceive to go “take her medicine” and injections to try and make a baby, boasting how she already had 3 healthy ones. 
Last night, on part three of the Real Housewives of Atlanta finale, cast member and past 2x Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom to two, Phaedra Parks sunk quite low to insult her arch nemesis Kenya Moore
In a shade-filled “read” on the former Miss USA, Parks attacked the fact that Moore was exploring sperm banks in search of an appropriate anonymous donor for a child she hoped to conceive and raise on her own. Moore had previously said that she did not want to conceive a child out of wedlock but at her advanced age of over 40, she noticed her options were wearing thin and decided to consider that route.
So to get back at Moore for her own history of inappropriate contact and communication with Parks’ husband Apollo Nida, the recent Mortuary school graduate and law firm owner went after Moore’s Trying to Conceive (TTC) plans, stating during the show last night:

“She needs a story line so she keeps re-bringing it up. This happened in 2012. It’s 2014 and she’s still trying to use it because she has nothing else going on. And while she’s sitting around, running around talking about my husband, the father to my children, and she spends her weekends peddling thru sperm banks, looking through catalogs to try to find a donor. Honey, you don’t know if your baby daddy will be an axe murderer or a child molester. But what you will know is that he needed $10 to get himself a medium-sized pizza so he ejaculated in a cup so you can have a kid. Check that.”

A few thoughts come to mind.
1. While Phae-Phae is the queen of reading, this particular one sounded too structured, polished and well -rehearsed. At one point, Apollo pulled out his mobile phone after accusing Moore of texting him again a week ago (an accusation Moore denied immediately). But he could have gotten out his phone to feign an opportunity to pull up the script so Phaedra could refresh her memory. She can be seen on camera twisting her neck slightly and taking a peek at his phone. hmmmmm…..
2. This is not the first time the self-described Christian woman went below the belt to attack fertility struggles. In a past episode this season, she called Moore’s reproductive system “scrambled eggs.” That was a pretty dirty thing to say considering all the women with fertility issues who watch her show and support her brand.
3. While this round, Parks wasn’t a directly attacking another woman’s fertility  struggles, she did make an indirect jab at the thousands of women who have delayed having a baby because of their career and/or who have been struggling to meet “The One” while waiting to marry and have a baby. Some of those women have and are considering an anonymous sperm donor because they desperately want a baby. Way to go to make them feel horrible about their predicament and options, Phaedra Parks.
4. The other sad part to me personally, was all the women, who do not like Moore’s antics and behavior on the show, who were applauding and cheering it on in social media.  While cheering on Moore being put in her place and silenced, they are also complicitly  putting down all those women out there in Moore’s  shoes  — some including possible friends, family members and co-workers.

Not cool.

The full episode is below and Phaedra’s spiel starts around the 39:00 mark.

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What are your thoughts?

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RHOA’s Kenya Moore plans in vitro baby via sperm donor “Fashion Queen’s” Miss Lawrence?

This year, expect to see a new baby from one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta  cast members. No not soon to be newlywed Kandi Burruss.  The show resident Gone with the Wind Fabulous diva, Kenya Moore.


The former Miss USA told Life and Style magazine recently that she is preparing to undergo in vitro fertilization.
“I plan on having a baby next year,” the exercise DVD producer said last December. “Within the next six months, I hope to be pregnant.”
The gorgeous cast member, who is the nemesis to past Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom Phaedra Parks, added that she may ask her hairstylist friend Miss Lawrence (who stars in BravoTV’s Fashion Queens)  or a mystery man she is seeing to donate the sperm.
She could always do the anonymous donor route as Monica Cruz did last year. 

Last year,the  model and dancer, who is also the sister to actress Penelope Cruz, got pregnant via in vitro fertilization and an anon donor as well.

” To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination… I want to tell also so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives,” she explained to Spanish magazine Pais in January of her decision to come clean about her pregnancy in the press.

 The gorgeous 36-year old welcomed a daughter on May 14, a few months before sister Penelope welcomed her daughter on July 22 with her husband Javier Bardem.





Good Luck, Kenya! Either way, it will be a beautiful baby!

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