As is the case in many Halloween seasons past, famous people loved to dress as other celebrities and this year was no different. The TODAYshow and Good Morning America morning shows and Live with Kelly and Ryanhad themes and dressed as multiple people. TODAY’s on air personalities did dance numbers and Good Morning America’s theme was. Kelly and Ryan did pop culture viral moments like Baby Shark and Old Town Road.
Here is a run down (updating as I bump into more)
Singer Normani channeled a 1979 Cher and a 1991 Naomi Campbell shoot and killed both looks!
Ryan Secrest and Kelly Ripa dressed as Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s food costumes from Swift’s “Calm Down” video.
Kourtney Kardashian dressed as Ariana Grande.
Her sister Kylie Jenner dressed as Marilyn Monroe and the Little Mermaid
TODAY show host Sheinelle Jones dressed as Janet Jackson from her “Rhythm Nation” Video
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Lisa Rinna dressed as J.Lo in her infamous dress.
Comedian Kevin Hart channeled Duane “The Rock” Johnson’s iconic 1990s photo.
Kylie Jenner dressed her daughter Stormi Webster as her look from this year’s Met Ball.
Singer Halsey dressed as rocker Marilyn Manson.
Nina Dobrev dressed as Billie Eilish as a lot of people did this year.
Another housewife from Bravo TV The Real Housewivesfranchise is expecting a baby; this time Teddi Mellencamp from the Beveryly Hills franchise.
It’s baby number three for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her husband Edwin Arroyave.
Teddi, whose famous dad is 80s rock star John Cougar Mellencamp, shared a recent bump progression photo with her kids. The fitness pro posted a bump progression photo of herself in a bump revealing LBD body con dress while posing with her two kids, 6-year old Slate and 5-year old Cruz this week.
“When I first had Slate, I was driving myself crazy going to every ‘Mommy & Me’ class I could find online! If you know me, you know I can barely stand driving down the street, but I was determined to meet other likeminded moms,” she wrote in a post promoting the Peanut app and website in a sponsored post. “Luckily, I was eventually able to find my ‘mom tribe.’ And then when I got pregnant with Cruz, most of those mamas were expecting as well.”
I guess they didn’t see my warning on Monday but Justin Bieber, Brandi Granville and Claudia Jordan are among celebrities who pulled the pregnancy April Fool’s Joke and had to apologize or pull it down.
Bieber made a series of short jokes that included an Instagram pic of a fake ultrasound photo of his new wife Hailey Baldwin with a pregnancy announcement of Hailey’s pregnancy later revealed to be merely an April Fools prank.
Fans of the star couple didn’t take the joke lightly, some citing Bieber’s insensitivity toward people who can’t get have children.
Today, he half-apologized with another Instagram post.
“There’s always gonna be people offended, there’s also people who don’t take jokes very well, I am a prankster and it was APRIL FOOLS,” he wrote. “I didn’t at all mean to be insensitive to people who can’t have children.”
“It’s like when I shoved cake in my little sisters face for her birthday expecting her to laugh but she cried,” the caption continued. “You sometimes just don’t know what will hurt someone’s feelings not to compare pregnancy with cake in the face but it’s just to paint the picture of not knowing what will offend.”
Granville, formerly of the Bravo TV franchise Real Housewives of Beverly Hills posted on Instagram, “5 weeks now third times a charm… and y’all thought all of my eggs were scrambled.”
The reaction was swift and she took down the post and later tweeted,“I deleted my April fools joke on IG BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TO FUCKING SENSITIVE & I don’t feel like fighting today.”
Well they fought anyway.
One of her followers responded, “Not cool if a AF joke. I lost two babies. Sorry, but could you not have been a little more original or creative.”
Another Twitter user commented, “I don’t understand if this is your idea of a joke!! I struggled to conceive and required IVF. If you have any common sense you would realize the struggles of many many women! Completely unacceptable even from you.”
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star and media personality Claudia Jordan got in on the fake pregnancy prank.
The 45-year old posted an image of herself on Instagram cradling a small bulge in her belly.
“It’s never too late for miracles…” she wrote with a heart and baby emoiji.
After she revealed it was a joke, few people accused her of being insensitive.
Critics in Jordan’s comments accused her of being insensitive to Hussle’s grieving fans, while others accused Jordan of being insensitive to women who’ve experienced infertility.
“Seriously though @claudiajordan perhaps a different Joke would have been better. A little insensitive you have to agree after reading the comments ALOT of women really cannot conceive and was genuinely happy for you,” wrote @knichelleburke69.
“So insensitive of you, some of us are struggling with infertility,” user bambulucutie replied.
“1 in 8 women suffer from fertility issues. I myself have had 5miscarriages and 2 still born babies. I struggle not only to conceive but birth a healthy child. To make a joke of it is not only insensitive but ignorant. This is the exact reason so many women suffer in silence. Pregnancy isn’t as easy as laying down and spreading your legs. Some of us put thousands into a pregnancy and it ends in a miscarriage. The mental abuse we do to ourselves for a child is insane. We want a child so bad that we become our own worse enemy. Somewhere at the moment you posted that a woman birthed another still born, found out there was no heartbeat, buried her child, pissed on a stick only for it to be negative again, was told the IUI failed, missed the ovulation window, was told she she’ll never carry a child of her own. Somewhere a persons entire world ended and here you are thinking it’s a joke. Congrats. Try learning about what women go through before joking about it. Sit with a woman that has suffered and still suffers from her miscarriage. Educate yourself. @claudiajordan“
Hopefully by now, news spread and people will learn to leave this joke alone. It might have gone unnoticed in the past but in this era, it’s a no no!
Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, Kenya Moore Daly continues to be dogged with and by rumors that she is faking her pregnancy and it seems no matter how many bare bump photos or pics of her cast mates cradling her belly she posts, there are always people in her comments expressing disbelief that the 47-year old former Miss USA is really expecting her first child.
Even recently, when she posted a cute Instagram photo of her hubby restauranteur Marc Daly feeling her baby kicks, she still had haters decrying the authenticity of the moment. Ugh!
She was all smiles in the photo captioned, “#marcdaly wasn’t ready for #babydaly’s kicks today 😝❤️#babybump#babykicks #ThatsMrsDalyToYou.”
It is amazing to me. She is not the only one. Beyonce and Danielle Jonas both were trolled all Pregnancy and beyond when they each had their first kid.
Kim Kardashian was too and was BravoTV‘s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills former cast member Adrienne Maloof but way after the fact.
One season of the hit series focused on a rumor that Maloof had used a surrogate to birth her children so as not to “ruin” her body, but lied about actually being pregnant and going through labor and delivery to save face and not come off as being a superficial and vain person.
Meanwhile, who aren’t accused of faking their pregnancy?
Celeb women who barely look pregnant even at 5-months along like Remy Maor who undergo an entire 40 weeks pregnant undetected and just crop up with a set of twins like Anna Kournikiva did!
It is quite interesting to me who gets the suspect treatment and who escapes it.
Nicky Hilton and her husband British banker James Rothschild celebrated the impending arrival of their first child, a baby girl, at a baby shower this weekend at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, California on Friday, May 13.
The lavish event was attended by celeb friends including her aunt Kyle Richards of the Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her daughters, La Toya Jackson, Christina Hinds and her famous sis, Paris Hilton.
Guests ate decadent desserts and played baby shower games including the guest the mom-to-be’s girth game, and drink juice through a baby bottle race game and other fun games. As a favor, guests went home with a dessert packed in a baby food mason jar with a photo of the couple as children glued on the face of the jars, insiders shared. Very sweet.
This is the first child for the couple which married last year, July 2015 at Kensington Palace in London, England.
Her guests and vendors shared photos of the blessed event on social media. Here are the best photos:
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, their then 7-year old son James and twins Marion & Tabitha Broderick delivered via gestational surrogate in June 2009.
Within the past year, Jimmy Fallon and his wife, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, The Viewhost comedienne Sherri Shepherd, veteran songwriter and former American IdolKara DioGuardiall openly shared that they were blessed with babies using a gestational carrier.
Different women have varying reasons for choosing this method to give birth but most are health related. Celebrity women are no different.
Like DioGuardi E! Entertainment hostess Giuliana Rancic suffered through infertility, several failed in vitro fertilization attempts and at least one miscarriage before opting on a gestational carrier. The surrogate pregnancy of their son Edward Dukewas the subject of her Style channel reality TV show Giuliana and Bill.
Camille Grammer, the ex wife of Kelsey Grammer and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality TV star reportedlysuffers from irritable bowel syndrome which prevented her from being able to carry her own kids and forcing her to bring her two children, Mason and Olivia, into this world via a carrier.
Elizabeth Banks’ two kids were birthed via gestational surrogate. Her recent child was just birthed last November.
And before Nicole Kidman finally settled on a carrier given her advanced maternal age, she had two miscarriages trying to conceive the traditional way.
After having her first child “naturally”, Sarah Jessica Parker struggled to conceive again and turned to surrogacy to deliver her twin girls in 2009.
After 7 years of failed attempts to conceive, actress Angela Bassett and husband Courtney Vance welcomed twins Brownyn and Slater in 2006.
Irrespective of the reasons, there remains a stigma and unspoken presumption among many that women who conceive this way are trying to save their bodies from the stretching out, pigmentation and other trauma and stresses of carrying a child, including excessive weight gain in some cases. Camille Grammer‘s co-stars reportedly went on record saying that was her true reason for not having her babies through conventional methods.
Former cast member Adrienne Maloof was under a similar controversy after castmate Brandi Granville revealed during a dinner party that was taped for airing on the Bravo TV show that Maloof’s two children were born via a carrier. Apparently, Maloof had previously spoken about actually carrying her babies herself. I don’t know if this is true. Don’t sue me, Adrienne. Read this post from Tamara Tattles which covers it well.
It’s a tough route to go especially considering that no matter how you explain your reasons for using a carrier, there will always be a cloud of suspicion that they were truly for vanity sake.
And when a star does admit that she is afraid of the effects pregnancy would have on her body, she is harshly criticized over it.
Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels got a lot of heat and flak after saying that she had decided to adopt a child rather than try to get pregnant because she worked too hard to have the body she has and was not willing to let pregnancy ruin it.
The New York Times has a wonderful, but a bit lengthy, piece, “Her Body, My Baby” written by a woman who welcomed a child via a surrogate. It’s a worthwhile read for anyone thinking of going that road to have a child.