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Crystal Renay is fabulous while pregnant. The expectant fiancee of Ne-Yo accompanied him to the Critics Choice Awards this past Sunday and she was the center of attraction.

Crystal stepped out on the red carpet wearing a beautiful gray gown that showed off her baby bump. The dress hugged all of her curves and bore a beautiful design that was just right for the event. Renay topped off her outfit with silver shoes that were the perfect height and style. The model cradled her bump while holding hands with Ne-Yo who appeared every bit excited to have his soon-to-be bride accompanying him. Ne-Yo credited the Ermenegildo Zegna Group with supplying him with the tuxedo for the evening, and gave a major shout out to Jimmy Choo for the shoes.

The artist and his fiancee are preparing to tie the knot in matrimony in coming months after Ne-Yo asked Crystal to marry him on two separate occasions. “The absolute PERFECT way to RE-propose to me AGAIN,” Renay shared on Instagram last year. The model also uploaded video footage of Ne-Yo asking her to marry him for the second time. “#DaddyDidGood,” she wrote.

This will be Crystal and Ne-Yo’s first child together. The artist also has two kids with children’s author Moyetta Shaw.

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Toni Braxton had family and friends to support her at the private screening for her biopic, Unbreak My Heart, this past weekend. The singer was surrounded by her sisters and sons, Denim and Diezel, while celebrating the incredible showing.

Unbreak My Heart seeks to reveal the truth behind Toni’s career as a recording artist and trails back to the celebrity’s conservative upbringing. “I don’t think people understood that it was a cult-like upbringing,” the star says of her days singing in the church choir. She goes on to tell media that the biopic “explains the struggle of me being a singer was tough against those odds.”

While Braxton does not portray herself in the film, she is very satisfied with the executives’ choice of Lex Scott Davis for the role. “It’s great her being a homegirl from Baltimore,” Toni says. “She’s a wonderful girl, super talented,” she adds. “She doesn’t sing like me, but she can lip-sync the h*** out of me, OK?”

Unbreak My Heart makes its public debut on Lifetime this Saturday, January 23, 2016. Toni Braxton has two kids with ex-husband Keri Lewis.

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The future is bright for Kim Fields and Phaedra Parks. The celebrity moms celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday with their sons and Congresswoman Wilson.

Phaedra and Kim came together to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington D.C. The mamas held their sons close while smiling for the camera at the event.

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In addition to celebrating that monumental event, Kim and Phaedra attended the 23rd Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast that was held at Jungle Island. Congresswoman Wilson hosted the event and spent a considerable amount of time with Phaedra, Kim and the kids. Kim and her husband, Christopher Morgan, stood by proudly as their sons interacted with the politician.

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The actress and her husband have placed emphasis on support and exposure since becoming parents. “Chris and I have said and promised each other, and God, that we would expose the kids to everything great that life has to offer,” Kim said during one interview. “Whatever they gravitate towards, that’s what we support as best we can.”

Kim and Chris have two kids, Quincy and Sebastian, together. Quincy is the couple’s youngest son who celebrated his first birthday last month. Phaedra Parks also has two sons, Ayden and Dylan, with husband Apollo Nida. See more pictures from Kim and Phaedra’s holiday weekend below!

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Angelina Jolie and the kids were among many celebrities who attended Saturday’s world premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Angelina stood alone while conducting interviews on the red carpet but met up with her kids soon after the action in the spotlight concluded.

Four of the Joie-Pitt kids – Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox – serve as voices for characters in the highly anticipated film. Angelina tells media that the kids gained a different perspective of her job as an actress after working on the set of the movie. “[At first] it was like, ‘Okay, we’re going to work. We’re going to work with mom, we’re going to see what this is, [and] we’re going to act today.’ And after they had gotten through it they said, ‘That’s acting? That’s not so bad.’ So I lost any type of credit for it being a difficult job,” Jolie says.

Still, the kids had the opportunity to see Angelina put her best foot forward while portraying Tigress. “She’s really, really tough but deep down she’s a really good friend,” the actress says of her character. “She’s one of those people that if you get in trouble, you can call her.”

The latest installment in the Kung Fu Panda sequel will answer all questions and have audience members laughing from beginning to end. Po must discover his true self to save his family and friends from the evil Kai who seeks to steal the Chi of great masters. The young panda reunites with his long lost father and learns the power of unity in this touching film that captivates viewers of all ages.

Kung Fu Panda 3 makes its public debut on Friday, January 29, 2016. Watch the film’s trailer below!

Photo: Jacson / Splash News/AP

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The Simmons sure know how to celebrate. Several members of the family came together this past weekend to celebrate the impending arrival of JoJo Simmons and girlfriend Tanice’s baby girl, and royalty seemed to be the theme of the party.

Two cakes sat on what appeared to be the throne of the event. White chairs with customized pillows were placed next to the tiered pastries and the words, “Princess Mia” were written in gold above the scenery. Tanice and JoJo took several pictures with family and friends while seated on their throne and cut the premiere cake, which was shaped like a chair, together.

The couple announced their expectancy last year on Jo Jo’s birthday. “Happy 26th Birthday Babe @jojo_simmons,” Tanice shared on Instagram. “So thankful to share another year together! Your such an amazing person in my life and i cant wait til our Baby Girl gets the chance to see what such a great Dad your going to be! Love you #MommyToBe #DaddyToBe #babygirl #Family #Thankful.”

JoJo also wrote, “All smiles today on my birthday. Me and @tanice___amira are expecting a baby girl in February. Can’t wait to meet my daughter.”

This will be Tanice and JoJo’s first child together. See more pictures from Princess Mia’s baby shower below!

Photos: Tri State Photo

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Congratulations to Masika Kalysha who is expecting a baby girl to arrive in coming months. The ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ star announced the gender of her little one a few days ago.

Masika has been open about her pregnancy since sharing the good news of expectancy with fans a few weeks ago. The reality star has told her followers the good and bad of this new chapter in her life, including the drama that has ensued between her and the father of her child, Fetty Wap.

“Ever since I made my announcement, the idiot corner (including petty wap) has been in their deepest of feelings running a muck all over the internet with their key board thuggery,” she wrote in one of her blog posts a few weeks back. “I was in a committed relationship, with a man who initially got me pregnant,” she added.

Masika also told Us Weekly that she requested a paternity test from Fetty Wap on several occasions. “I tried to demand him taking a paternity test,” she shared. “He doesn’t want to take one. I asked him seven times, ‘Will you just volunteer and do it?’ He refuses.”

Fetty Wap is already the proud father of a son named Ayden and daughter named Zaviera. This will be the rapper’s third child, and his first with Masika.

Photos: Us Weekly

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Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who dreamed big and accomplished great things during his lifetime. The legacy of this great civil rights leader lives on through the aspirations and goals of the present generation. Learn more about Dr. King, and get the latest scoop on Hollywood, in today’s special version of ‘A Celebrity Baby Blog.’

How MLK Day came about [USA Today]

Famous quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [IB Times]

Ne-Yo and fiancee attend Critics’ Choice Awards [Perez Hilton]

Chrissy Teigen covers InStyle Australia [E! Online]

Masika Kalysha shares more surrounding pregnancy drama with Fetty Wap [Us Weekly]

Cam Newton pays tribute to newborn son with cute shirt at basketball game [FOX 8]

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John Legend gives the inside scoop about Chrissy Teigen and pregnancy, Yara Shahidi reveals her new hairdo, and Kandi Burruss shares candids of baby Ace. It’s all about preparation and change in this week’s version of ‘A Celebrity Baby Blog.’

John Legend talks about wife’s pregnancy cravings and more [Us Weekly]

Yara Shahidi reveales new hairdo for upcoming season of ‘Black-ish’ [Twist Magazine]

Donald Faison talks traveling with kids and more [Babyrazzi]

Kandi Burruss shares picture of baby Ace [Wetpaint]

In case you missed it … Moms and dads share funny tweets about parenthood [Huffington Post]

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Vivian Green made entry into the music industry at the tender age of 21. Although she had the vocals of a mature singer, the budding star did not yet have the experience needed to relate to her fan base.

“A lot of that stuff was written around the time when I was coming of age,” says Vivian. “I was not necessarily a grown woman. I was pulling from my first heartbreak.” Even still, Green managed to captivate listeners with her honesty and incredible skill.

Now, with life experience at the helm of her passion, Vivian is giving the world a piece of herself that they have not yet seen in the form of another album, Vivid, that addresses her ups and downs as a parent. “Taking care of my son Jordan is a 24 hour job,” she explains. Jordan was diagnosed with an unknown illness a few years ago and was not expected to live. The little one is, however, now thriving thanks to mom and her many sacrifices.

“[Motherhood] comes before any music business,” Green shares. “I home school him and even more than that, because he experiences some difficulty due to his unknown syndrome , I make sure he is provided every opportunity as any other child . Doctors told me he wouldn’t live past a week; and now eleven years later he’s a strong , talented , healthy boy with challenges that he defies every day.  I’m so grateful for my son . He brightens everyone’s lives with his infectious spirit as soon as they meet him . I am so proud to be his mother and l wouldn’t have it any other way.”

See Vivian’s interview with BET’s ‘Defining Moment’ here. Get her album Vivid in retail stores nationwide.

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Viola Davis is pictured with her daughter Genesis Tennon prior to heading out to the Golden Globes Award show on Sunday night.  “My baby and I before the #GoldenGlobes!” Viola captioned of the picture above.

Even though Davis did not take home a statuette this past Sunday—she lost out to Taraji Henson—she is being heralded for her role in the drama , ‘How to Get Away With Murder.’   Last year, the actress made history by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama.

Viola is married to actor Julius Tennon. The couple adopted Genesis when she was just a month old.

Photo: Instagram

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Harper Tillman is starting the year off with a bang. The young model recently participated in a shoot and interview with Mini Maven magazine.

Miss Tillman was featured in a number of cute poses that showed her giving the camera lots of attitude. One photo showcased the young star holding a football while wearing a dress. Harper was surrounded by fellow models who also gave the camera serious expressions.

Among the many shoots that Harper has done, she enjoyed the football shoot because it featured her with her brothers. “Doing the football shoot in my hometown of Savannah was so cool,” the young star said. “I didn’t have to go thru security and get on any airplanes. My brother and his teammates were in it and my Savannah bestie Addison was in it which made my day so fun.”

Although she has an impressive portfolio, Harper does not necessarily plan to pursue a lifelong career in fashion. “There are so many more important things than modeling.”

When asked who her style icon is, the mini fashionista simply responded, “My Mommy.”

Harper is stylist Kiki Tillman and NFL player Travares Tillman’s daughter. See more pictures from the little one’s magazine cover below!

Read the full interview HERE.

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Kelly Rowland and her son are enjoying these winter months. The celebrity mom was recently captured while hanging out in Los Angeles. Kelly held her son while rocking olive green pants and a leather jacket. Little Titan was also dressed well and looked at photographers while relaxing in his mother’s arms.

Although motherhood presents its joys, Kelly has admitted that rearing her son has presented its share of challenges. “When he first came home I kept putting the diapers on wrong,” she said during an interview with Parents.com. “I actually just sent a note to my sister saying, ‘I don’t know how you guys do it.’ The wife thing, the mommy thing, and you’re supposed to be a businesswoman, and you’re supposed to, of course, make time for yourself. Now I see why some people go absolutely crazy. But I’ve found the balance, and I’m grateful that I have people to help me through this process.”

Titan is Kelly Rowland’s first child wit husband Tim Witherspoon. The couple will celebrate their second wedding anniversary this year and Titan will celebrate his second birthday in autumn.

Photo: Stoianov/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

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Have you ever wondered what cats and dogs do when their owners are off to a hard day’s work? Just what does your parrot say about you to his friends? Universal’s new film, The Secret Life of Pets, seeks to answer these questions and more.

The location is Manhattan and the setting is an apartment building in the movie. Max is the central character until his owner brings a new pet named Duke home. The two must get past their many disagreements to save pets and their owners everywhere when they learn of a white bunny named Snowball’s plan to get revenge.

Kevin Hart stars as the villain in the film. This is his debut in an animation and he is already getting praise from critics for adding hilarity to the antagonist’s personality. Louis C.K. and Eric Stonestreet also make their animated debut in the film.

The Secret Life of Pets premieres on July 8, 2016. See the trailer below!

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The latest issue of Heart & Soul magazine features Noelle Robinson and Cynthia Bailey on its cover. The mother and daughter shared their excitement over the editorial with Instagram fans earlier this week.

Noelle uploaded two photos from the shoot including one of her smiling while wearing white. “Loved this shoot,” she said. Cynthia also commented on her and Noelle’s feature. “My first cover with the love of my life.”

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Bailey recently told media that Noelle may follow in her footsteps by pursuing a career in fashion. “Lately she has taken an interest in modeling,” Cynthia shared. “Of course I am excited to show her the ropes. As a matter of fact, we have already started working on some fashion projects together.”

She went on to say, “God has truly blessed me and Leon with a fascinating child. We will support her in whatever career path she takes. We just want her to continue soaring!”

Noelle is Cynthia’s only child with Leon Robinson. She will celebrate her seventeenth birthday this year.