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Marvel Stars Reflect On Founder and Creator Stan Lee’s Passing

Every parent to a fan of superhero comics, television series and movies should know a child’s favorite character and probably have a few of their own from childhood and today, the comic universe lost a pioneer and father figure in Marvel creator Stan Lee who died today at the age of 95.

Today, several of the celebrity women whose pregnancies we’ve covered in this blog left words of salute to the great Stan Lee who is recently famous for making obscure cameos in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and films.

I caught the latest when he played a fellow gambler in The Black Panther release. Here is a quick rundown, excerpted from E! News roundup, of what our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums had to say about Lee’s passing and what he meant to them as actors.

Halle Berry– “RIP, Stan Lee. Thank you for sharing your incredible vision with us. We are eternally grateful to you and would not be the same without it,” tweeted Berry, who played Storm in three X-Men movies. “I am so honored to have played a part in your world and will forever look back on the opportunity

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“The galaxy just gained another Dog Star,” the actress, who plays Black Widow in multiple films, told E! News in a statement. “Thankful everyday to be a small part of Stan’s universe. He was a legendary visionary and a true artist.”

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“Today we lost one of the greats. Stan Lee, you were an inspiration and superhero to us all,” the actress, who played Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for contributing so much- and giving us all something to aspire to!”

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Stan…more than a master of stories, you always seemed like a master of living,” the star of Ant-Man and the Wasp wrote on Instagram. “I will look to you for inspiration for the rest of my life. You live on. xoxo Your Wasp.”

Jessica Alba

Taking a moment to thank the great Stan Lee for his kindness,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “It was a huge honor to be part of your universe. The experience I had on The Fantastic Four playing Sue Storm/Invisible Woman was so meaningful as a young actress and made a huge impact on me. We will miss you, Stan Lee.”

Kylie Jenner joins Long List of Celebs Who Don’t Show Their Babies Faces Online; Here’s Why

I saw a few reports about how makeup mogul and reality TV star Kylie Jenner has selected to stop showing her daughter Stormi’s face on social media after a few mean trolls left nasty comments about the infant.

As Celebrity Baby Scoop reported, “fans noticed that Stormi’s face was hidden and one follower, in particular, noted that she had ‘cut her baby out’, Jenner replied, ‘Yeah I cut my baby out. I’m not sharing photos of my girl right now.'”

Reportedly, she was excited to share her baby with the world but has had to retreat amidst the mean trolls, and her beau and Stormi’s dad Travis Scott is doing the same, only showing her tiny Nikes in a recent Snap Story.

I cannot say I blame her. One of this blog’s most viewed post is about Aoki Lee, the brilliant daughter of Russell Simmons and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kimora Lee Simmons, who avoids posting photos of her face on her own Instagram page, and how I believe it stems from nasty comments from the public about her looks.

The harsh critique from the public probably explains why Beyonce famously shielded her daughter Blue Ivy‘s face when she shared photos of her during her infancy to toddler years, and Kelly Rowland for the first year of her son’s life as well.

If you follow actress Zoe Saldana‘s social media, you will see that she was telling t to share a photo of her twin boys, Cy and Bowie and their baby brother either but has recently.

Over the pond, singer and TV presenter Rochelle Humes features many snaps of her daughters on Instagram but none of her face.

Another one of this blog’s bumpwatch alums Keisha Knight-Pulliam also refuses to show her daughter Ella Grace’s face on social media.

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Then there are the other extremes who don’t show their children’s faces at all, like Kerry Washington, Eva Mendes, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively until recently.

The fans demand it, and many fuss about being denied the chance to gawk at their babies, as if it their right like these who commented under one of Knight-Pulliam’s pics.

And those who do share like Tia Mowry and Solange Knowles have found themselves having to snap back and put mean trolls in their place who called both their sons ugly, as recently as a few years ago.

These reactions prove why it is not a bad idea to keep something private.

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Ciara Introduces Sienna Princes After Shielding Daughter’s Face From Public For Almost a Year

At a time and era when several celebrities successfully purposefully shield their babies’ faces from the media, pop singer Ciara has decided to share her daughter’s for the first time in a new app.

On Thursday, the Body Party singer introduced her daughter with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks on the app called TraceMe.

“I’m so excited to be opening up my world to you on TraceMe,” Ciara told fans who follow her on the app. “You guys know that I tend to be private with a lot of things, but with TraceMe I can have a genuine, unfiltered connection with you all.”

It also bucks the older tradition of having a big reveal on a magazine for millions of dollars given at one time, celebrities took home million+ dollar paydays for sharing their baby’s first photos.

Gone are those days because with the advent of social media, a lot of celebs are sharing their babies first pics with their fans directly, though not all.

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Zoe Saldana, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland for the first year, Brit Rochelle Humes  and others didn’t open their children up to public scrutiny. Today, Keisha Knight-Pulliam still keeps her daughter Grace’s face from her social media feed.

We never have seen Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s children and most likely will never see them either. Given all the ridicule and shaming celebs like Tia Mowry received over her son, and Kimora Lee Simmons’ daughter Aoki Lee, we can see why.

Ciara explained why she chose to reveal.

“My motivation for this was to give back for all of your support throughout the years,” she explained. “We now have a special place where you can get to know more about me, and see all the fun things that go on with my music, my family, my fashion and so much more.”

The model and dancer has a 3 1/2 year old son named  Future Zahir Wilburn with her ex fiance hip hop performer Future.

 

How These 35+ Celebs Spent Their Christmas (PHOTOS)

We have covered many celebrity pregnancies over the past decade. And we love to keeep up with the families after they welcome theirs lottle ones.

Here is how they spent their Christmas in photo form based on images they shared on Instagram:

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Happy Christmas!!! Kisses from us all!!! X

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Merry Christmas from the Taylor Family🎄

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Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 ❤️!

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Beard and all ❤️ #MerryChristmas

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🎄❤️😘😍

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Missing papa. #christmasvacation

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That’s it. We are a matching Christmas PJs family.

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Merry Christmas!!!!!!!🎄🎁

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Merry Christmas 💋🎄

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Santa was good to us 🎄🎁 such a blessing to spend the day with the people I love the most @arianabiermann cried over her presents (she does every year) she truly is so humble @briellebiermann asked me, "why I don't hide her big gift anymore?" Kroy and I had the kids do a scavenger hunt outside, inside and all around to find out we are going to the beach for the week, My hubby always puts such thought into my gifts! Anyone that knows me knows the beach is my favorite place in the whole wide world and he got me a necklace made out of authentic sea glass that has been smoothed and tumbled by Mother Nature ❤️ and a couple rings with diamonds too! I always cry on Christmas overwhelmed with so many blessings. I never lose sight of the true meaning of today. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! Sorry we didn't do a Christmas card this year, or last year, or the year before or ever BUT I promise next year it will get done!! PAJAMAS are from @littletrendsetter we wear a new theme every year from them they have the BEST ones

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Merry Christmas y’all!

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours 🎄❤️

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May your days be merry and bright. ✨❤️✨

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Happy holidays from our tortured animal to yours x

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Why Zoe Saldana Doesn’t Want Invites to Playdates for her Kids.

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Zoe Saldana doesn’t want you to invite her and her kids over your house for a play date. Well, if you were friends of hers and had kids close to age as hers and were so inclined anyway.

Why?

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The Guardians of the Galaxy star declared that she wouldn’t want her twin boys Cy and Bowie to be restricted.

“Our kids are free,” the Avatar actress told PEOPLE magazine.  “We’re rambunctious. We’re a loud family, and we don’t stop from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. And literally, we just don’t have any play dates. You can always come to our house, our doors are open. But we don’t ever want them to be exposed to negligence, or to someone getting angry with them for just being boys.”

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Saldana and her husband Marc Perego recently welcomed a third child, son Zen, to the family. She rarely shows photos of the boys’ face on her social media accounts, similar to how Beyonce, Kerry Washington, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and other celebs have shielded their kids from public scrutiny and maintain the privacy of their kids who did not ask to be born into stardom. We can respect that, right?

Britney Spears outed Zoe Saldana’s Twin Pregnancy

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In 2014, Zoe Saldana and her husband, Marco Perego, welcomed twin boys, Bowie and Cy. During an interview this week on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Saldana revealed that her friend and former costar, Britney Spears, outed her pregnancy to the press before she and her husband were ready to share the news, People reports.

The Crossroads costars met on an airplane and spent the flight catching up, Saldana said.

“We were on the same flight from L.A. to New York and we just talked for the duration of the flight,” she explained. “She has two boys , I was having twins — and we had a beautiful talk. And I forgot — it never even occurred to me to not to say anything. We weren’t trying to hide it, we were just trying to be discreet.”

A few days later, Spears was asked during an interview with Entertainment Tonight if she and Saldana might work together again someday and the baby news came out.

“Who knows? That’s a very good idea. But she’s pregnant with twins right now. So I’m sure she’s got a huge future ahead of her,” Spears said during the interview.

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So Zoe Saldana Low Key Just Had Another Baby

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Zoe Saldana is definitely up there in terms of one of the most private celebs. Like she low-key had another baby and only just announced the news this morning on her Instagram.

“Marco and I are elated to share the news of the birth of our son Zen. We couldn’t feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys… oh boy!” the Guardians of the Galaxy star captioned a photo of her twin boys Cy and Bowie hovering over their little brother.

No one ever saw her pregnant but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t.

This week, she appeared at the launch of her Confidential magazine winter issue cover photo at 3033 Wilshire on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

She wore a long black dress which could be shielding her post partum bump.

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And last month, there was virtually no belly at all evidenced by the white long sleeve sweater and white skirt she wore to the Los Angeles premiere of  her latest project Live By Night at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA on January 9, 2017. That film opened on January 13.

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It could be that the baby was born a while ago and she is only just announcing it today or the baby arrived via gestational surrogate or adoption. No news yet.

Saldana and her husband Marc Perego welcomed the twins on November 27, 2014 but didn’t announce the news until a couple of months later. And while the Avatar star frequently shares photos of her boys on her Instagram account, she has never shown their faces.

She may be the Queen of Low Key.

 

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Zoe Saldana Says She Missed Her Twins When She Returned to Work, ‘Real Moms’ Promptly Shame her

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Was reading an article in PEOPLE magazine about Zoe Saldana and how she said she cried everyday when she left her twins Cy and Bowie with her husband Marc Perego while filming Star Trek Beyond last summer. Saldana gave birth to the boys

“The first week back at work, I think I cried every day in my trailer,” she told the magazine exclusively. “But I remember as soon as they would tell me ‘We’re ready for you on set,’ I would still skip to set. I love what I do.”

It’s great when you get to do what you love, while still having the human and maternal emotion to miss your babies.

Because I am a glutton for punishment, I ran down to the comments and was quite shock to see comments from so many women who had no sympathy for her because she is a rich celebrity.

“Zoe seems like a nice woman and I wish her, her husband and her boys the best,” a commenter named Meena penned. “However, while I am sure it was hard to go back to work, Zoe had options. Most women go back to work because they have to. So, it is hard for me to relate to someone who could never work a day again in her life and the lights would still be on and the food would still be on the table.”

Another echoed similar sentiments.

“I think she most likely is a lovely person. However, she probably doesn’t HAVE to work,” another commenter named Sarah replied. “Some moms leave their 6 month olds because if they don’t, there is no grocery money or coins for the laundry, or house insurance, etc. Literally. She works because she loves it, and that’s great. But she doesn’t HAVE NO CHOICE but to go to work. Personally, if I had that much money, I’d never leave my kids at that age. Work to live, not live to work. My 2 cents.”

I was glad to read a few empathetic ones come to her aid and relay my feelings on the matter.

“Wow you guys are so mean! So what if she’s filthy rich…that doesn’t change the fact that ALL moms miss their babies when they go back to work, or leave them for a short amount of time. This mom shaming crap has got to stop!” Tam stated.

And I think Hea hit it on the money, when she wrote:

She has a contract so she has to work. Same as everybody else who’s employed. Hollywood and the entertainment business depend on actors and actresses performing. I for one appreciate that my favorite performers stay in the business despite having kids. I take great pleasure in their work and I appreciate their talents and efforts.

Agreed!

 

Hold Up! What Does Zoe Saldana Know about the Upcoming Avatar 2 movie?

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As a mega fan of the 2009 blockbuster James Cameron hit film Avatar, I was mega geeked to see the movie’s star and our Bellyitch bumpwatch alum Zoe Saldana pose with a life-sized bust of her character in that film, today.

“Discussing new @officialavatar details… shhh ;),” the actress captioned the photo posted on Twitter of herself whispering into the ear of the Na’ViNeytiri“.

The Guardians of the Galaxy  star and mom to twin boys, Cy and Bowie,  has already confirmed since last year that she will be returning to all of  the three-planned sequels, as will her co-star Australian Sam Worthington, the Human-turned-Na’Vi, Jake Sully.

According to IMD, the movie is scheduled to be released Christmas 2017. (sigh) Such a long wait, but it should be worth it!

 

 

 

Oscars 2015: We can’t believe these two just had babies

There is something about Atelier Versace tonight because the design house managed to outfit two brand new moms and had them looking amazing!

We couldn’t believe that these two women had babies less than 6 months ago (daughter Rose with fiance Romain Dauriac). After giving birth in September 2014, Scarlett Johansson looked stunning in an emerald figure-hugging halter dress with a crystal Swarvoski embellished collar. 

Similarly, Zoe Saldana gave birth to twin sons, Cy and Bowie with husband Marc Perego on November 27, and  she too had “wow”-worthy moment on the red carpet and while presenting on stage in a gorge blush-colored Atelier Versace.

They both looked phenomenal!

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