Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home Saturday, according to police. Get the details in this week’s version of ‘A Celebrity Baby Blog.’
Bobbi Kristina found unresponsive in a bath tub [CNN]
La’Myia and husband Eric Bellinger share details about expectancy [Essence]
Kerry Washington talks about daughter and shares the secret to her pregnancy style [E! Online]
Teen boy shares picture and caption online that raises more than $1 million [Necole B]
Robby Novak, a.k.a. Kid President, is taking a stand against cyber bullying. The young star recently partnered with Coca Cola to bring an end to intimidation online.
“It’s bold and brave, and intended to disrupt the complacency that’s set in around online negativity,” says Coca Cola marketing director Jennifer Healan. “Our goal is to inspire America to become a collective force for positivity.”
Robby will lead a movement called #makeithappy that will launch on Super Bowl Sunday. Danica Patrick and Michael Slam are two of many stars who will be showcased in the #makeithappy Coca Cola commercial created for the big game. They, along with Kid President, will stress the importance of compassion in society.
“Coca-Cola has always stood for optimism, uplift and inclusion… and these core values have been a common thread in our advertising through the years,” says Coca Cola vice president Andy McMillan. “We hope this campaign inspires people across the country and around the world to show more positivity in their online actions, and to stop and think before posting a negative comment.”
You can catch Kid President spreading his message of encouragement during Super Bowl XLIX, which is set to air on NBC on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Watch the #makeithappy commercial teaser here.
Just call them the selfie bunch! Nia Long and her sons recently conducted their own phoot shoot, and shared candids with Instagram fans.
“Me and my baby boy,” shared Nia along with a picture of her and eldest son Massai. The actress also shared a photo of her and little Kez, who seems to be growing by leaps and bounds everyday. Nia was so overjoyed to see her youngest son sharing food with his big brother that she shared the Kodak moment with fans. “You’re never too old or too young to share,” captioned Nia underneath the cute pic.
Although she enjoys entertainment with her sons, Long is not all fun and games. In fact, the actress was very strict when she took Massai to meet the president of the United States for the first time. “At one point Barack said to Massai, ‘Wow, you’re a handsome young man.’ And [Massai] said, ‘Thank You.’ And [the President] says, ‘Are you doing well in school?’ And [Massai] said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Not ‘Yeah,’ you say ‘Yes.’ And Barack was like, ‘Not it’s okay. ‘Yeah’ is cool.’ I said, ‘It is not cool,'” the actress recounts.
Nia Long is the proud mother of two kids. Massai will celebrate his fourteenth birthday later this year.
Leah Still is more determined than ever to beat cancer. The little one, along with her father, recently wrote a book called I Am Leah Strong that shares her story.
“Get your copies now,” shared Devon Still on Instagram. The star athlete also uploaded a picture of the book’s cover that features an animated Leah standing strong in the hospital room. The little one is wearing a Superman emblem around her neck, and has her guardian angel beside her who is also dressed like Superwoman. “Beat cancer,” wrote Devon.
The Cincinnati ‘Bengals’ player tells media that his daughter conceptualized the story, and he simply edited it. “That book was written by her,” says Devon. “I just had an outline of questions I wanted to ask her. Whatever answers she had I wrote in book form.”
Leah certainly has a story to share as her battle with pediatric cancer has been intense. The 4-year-old underwent surgery last year in hopes of doctors eliminating all cancerous cells from her body. She and her father presumed the operation was successful, but were later informed that Leah still had cancer. Although not the news that Devon wanted to hear, the NFL star remains strong for his daughter.
“We’ve come this far,” says Still in a recent interview with Delaware Online. “We fought hard for this long, and we’re going to continue to fight until we get all of the cells out of her body.”
When reflecting on the beginning stages of his daughter’s illness, Devon tells the press that life was very challenging after learning of Leah’s diagnosis. “A lot of times, I wanted to leave the hospital and go get a hotel room just so I didn’t have to sleep on the cots in the hospital and mess up my back even more,” says Still. “But I didn’t want my daughter to wake up and not see me there, so I decided to suck it up. I mean, it took a toll on me.”
Devon’s performance on the team suffered greatly as a result of his daughter’s diagnosis, even to the point of the ‘Bengals’ releasing him from his contract. The team later re-signed him as a member of the practice squad, which allowed Devon to retain his health benefits.
“It was a huge relief,” says Still. The NFL star tells media that his daughter’s medical expenses totaled $1 million at the time. “It continued to show me how much they cared about their players, and that it wasn’t all football to them.”
Although her fight with cancer has been intense, Leah Still is optimistic about the future. She is looking forward to many days ahead and has the goal of visiting Disney World “100 times.”
Richard Sherman announced the expectancy of his and girlfriend Ashley Moss’ first child a few days ago, and many became ecstatic over the possibility of the Seattle ‘Seahawks’ player welcoming a son on Super Bowl Sunday. Now, the star athlete’s girlfriend is sharing the details about her pregnancy.
“We didn’t realize it was going to be such a national story,” says Ashley . The expectant mom is nine months pregnant and tells KING5 that she and her boyfriend have already chosen a name for their son. “We’ve picked a name but we’ve decided not to release it yet, just to keep it to ourselves until he comes. We’re hoping that he matches the name that we’ve chosen for him. He’ll have the same initials [as his father]. So ‘R.K.S.'”
Miss Moss also comments on the possibility of her going into labor during the big game. “Well, I guess we’ll have a Super Bowl baby. And if you see Richard heading for the locker room right after it hits zero in the fourth quarter, don’t be surprised. Besides that, I’m not going to let him know.” She adds, “I told him, ‘Play the game, and it’ll be a good story to tell.'”
So what about the personality of her little one? “I’m pretty sure that he’s going to get some of those traits that Richard has but we kind of balance each other out, so I’m hoping that [our baby] will be that outgoing person but be quiet at the same time.”
The Seattle ‘Seahawks’ will contend against the New England ‘Patriots’ for the NFL championship on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Sherman will star as the ‘Seahawks’ cornerback during the game.
Happy Birthday Hero! The youngest daughter of Cree Summer turned 2-years-old earlier this week. The little one wore an outfit that mom and dad purchased especially for her birthday.
“Hero in her Birthday Suit,” shared Cree along with a picture of Hero dressed to impress. The little one sported a striped pants suit with white t-shirt that featured a rainbow. “I’m a Birthday girl no time to talk,” captioned Cree underneath a picture of her daughter walking.
The actress gave birth to Hero by way of natural delivery, and stressed the importance of expectant women knowing their rights before parturition. “Women spend more time researching a new car than their births,” said Summer before giving birth to Hero. “If they are interested [in natural childbirth]…check out ‘The Business of Being Born,’ a documentary produced by Ricki Lake. I had my daughter, Brave LittleWing at home and it was a safe, deep and magical experience.”
Hero is Cree and husband D’Angelo Pullen’s second child. The couple’s eldest daughter, Brave, will celebrate her birthday in coming months.
Cali Dream knows that she is adored by her father. The little one was recently photographed by dad Jayceon Taylor, a.k.a The Game, and her look was simply precious.
Miss Cali gave the camera a soft smile while being embraced by her father. Although not fully in the picture, Jayceon’s hand was captured as it caressed Cali’s face. “We not perfect… But then again, we kinda are. #inseparable,” wrote the rapper on Instagram. The Game also shared a picture of himself kissing Cali on the cheek. Beautiful!
Inseparable is a good way to describe Jayceon’s relationship with his kids. The rapper always finds time to create lasting memories with his little ones, and doesn’t have a problem with letting them be a part of his career. In fact, it was just a few weeks ago that Harlem, the rapper’s eldest son, joined Game onstage as he celebrated the ten year anniversary of his debut album.
Jayceon Taylor has two children, Cali Dream and King Justice, with Tiffney Cambridge, and three kids in all.
We first reported that Ludacris obtained primary custody of his youngest daughter, Cai, and now we have learned the reasons why. According to Sandra Rose, there were several factors that discouraged an Atlanta judge from giving Tamika Fuller primary custody of her daughter.
Not only did Tamika fail to show proof of stable employment, but she also abandoned a child. It appears that Fuller gave birth to her first daughter and moved out of the state without her shortly thereafter. Although she left her little one in the care of family members, the judge found such abandonment as a sign of instability.
To further fuel such unpredictability, it was revealed that Tamika and Cai resided in three different homes during the first year of the little one’s life. This means that Tamika could have moved to a new home with her daughter every four months. In addition, the courts believed that Fuller used her daughter to get publicity, which can be viewed as exploitation by any judge.
Since Ludacris was able to show proof of a steady income and his ability to care for his daughter, after all he had Cai with him 145 days out of 365 days of the year, the courts deemed it best that he be given primary guardianship. The rapper expressed nothing but delight in the judge’s decision telling TMZ, “I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter.”
“These are the best days.” Sebastian ‘Bash’ Thomaz is enjoying life with his pet, dad, and Diddy.
The little one was recently photographed by dad, Wiz Khalifa, while playing with his french bulldog who goes by the name of Vincent. Vincent certainly didn’t mind the attention as he stood in the camera’s focus. The french bulldog was a bit on the shy side, however, since he didn’t turn around so the camera could capture his face.
Still in all, Sebastian is living the good life. The little one has enjoyed the pleasure of spending time with Sean “Diddy” Combs while hanging with dad. Little Bash was the center of attraction in one candid that featured Combs with Wiz and Mister Caps on the set of RevoltTV. This kid is truly Hip Hop royalty!
Wiz Khalifa has one child with estranged wife Amber Rose.
Kanye and North West make for a great father-daughter duo. The rapper recently shared his new music video for ‘Only One’ with Ellen DeGeneres and other fans, and little North was featured in the clip.
In the video, North walks and talks with her father as the lyrics to ‘Only One’ play in the backdrop. The clip is truly priceless as it features Kanye bonding with his daughter as North lavishes in her father’s embrace
Kanye recently told Ellen that marriage and fatherhood have taught him a few things. “I’ve learned how to shut up more,” said the star. “I think I’m a better human being because of her (Kim Kardashian) and because of my daughter, and I have always someone to think about going home to: something for me to not only to be brave for what I want to do for humanity, but also to be more protective of myself for my family.”
Kanye also talked about his new Adidas deal, which gave him the opportunity to showcase his creativity in a different way. “They allowed me a little bit of oxygen,” shared the rapper. West further explained, “There’s no amount of money that someone can give you to make you not be creative if you were born to create. A lot of times people try to block you, block your creativity, control you with money. And Adidas allowed me to make my own clothing line, which I wanted to do, and it was just like a little bit of oxygen.”
Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian are the proud parents of one child.
Is Jaden Smith coming to a television near you? Apparently so. The Hollywood Reporter alleges that the teen is set to appear in an HBO pilot, and may have a recurring role if the show gets picked up.
Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, best known as writers for ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ are apparently working on a new show called ‘Brothers in Atlanta.’ The plot surrounds two struggling entertainers who are “trying to navigate relationships and life in the black mecca of Atlanta” as best friends. Riddle and Salahuddin will star as the central characters, and Jaden will appear as their mysterious friend with a lavish income. Maya Rudolph will also have a role in the pilot.
There were various rumors of Jaden coming to the small screen last year. Many believed that he would join the family of DC Universe as Static Shock after his mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, scored a recurring role on the hit series ‘Gotham.’ Several fans thought the teen would be the perfect person to bring the Static story to the small screen, since the celebrated superhero is also a teenager in the comic series.
Jaden certainly has enough experience to have a recurring role in ‘Brothers in Atlanta’ or any other television series. He has starred in several films, including the highly acclaimed Pursuit of Happyness that starred his father, Will Smith, as a struggling salesman. The first episode of the ‘Brothers in Atlanta’ pilot will make its debut on HBO in coming weeks.
Violet Madison Nash is ready for her close-up. The youngster was recently photographed while having fun with mom.
“She’s mini turn up,” writes Christina Milian on Instagram. The reality star also tells fans, “The runway is calling” in reference to her daughter’s lively personality and incredible style that work well in the fashion world.
Christina was brought to tears while talking about her daughter during a recent clip of her reality show, Christina Milian: Turned Up. “No matter how busy I get, and how crazy life can be, now that I’m a mom, I have to set aside time to be with my daughter,” said the star. Christina and Violet were filmed while washing the family car, and the two had loads of fun getting wet.
“This is exactly what I love to share with Violet. It’s not about material things. It’s not about anything but bonding.” Milian tried finishing her statement without emotional leakage but couldn’t hold back the tears. “She’s such a fun kid,” said the artist.
Violet is Christina Milian’s only child with ex-husband Terius Nash, a.k.a. The-Dream. You can catch her every week when her mom’s reality show airs on E!
Holly Robinson Peete and son Rodney Peete Jr. attend a basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two enjoy court side seats as the Los Angeles ‘Clippers’ battle against the Denver ‘Nuggets’ for the win.
Holly and the family have been heavily involved with Autism Speaks and its newest effort to spread awareness about autism. The family and their charity, HollyRod Foundation, are set to partner with Autism Speaks in hosting the Super Kid Honors on Friday, January 30, 2015. Super Kid Honors is a Super Bowl tailgating party that will raise funds for autism research efforts. It is also an event that will recognize high school student Vincent A. Stover, who has managed to beat all odds and become a star football player at his school.
Rodney Jr. certainly knows a thing or two about beating the odds. The teen has managed to cross several milestones since being diagnosed with autism many years ago. “He is working at the summer camp with children with autism, where he learned to speak,” said Holly of her son’s ability to obtain a summer job in 2013. “It is so awesome. He comes home, and it’s so sweet, and he’s like, ‘You know mom, you know these kids with autism, they struggle to communicate.’ …Rodney and I are just so proud of him.”
Holly and husband Rosney Peete Sr. have four kids together. Learn more about Super Honor Kid here.
Future Zahir, Ciara’s son, is putting on the charm for the ladies. The 9-month-old has a best friend in North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian-West, and his mom is planning to teach him the essentials of being a gentleman.
“They have had fun times together,” says Ciara of Future’s friendship with North. The two have enjoyed several play dates since Ciara and Kim Kardashian started hanging out. The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star took the ‘I Bet’ singer under her wings during Ciara’s expectancy. The two have been very good friends ever since.
“I just want to make sure he’s a gentleman and good to the ladies,” shares Ciara of her son. The singer is rearing Future with the help of her village, which includes her father.
Ciara has one child with ex-fiance Nayvadius Cash, a.k.a. Future. Little Future Zahir will celebrate his first birthday on May 19, 2015.