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"Good Morning America" and ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo has a booming career...and seemingly a booming family. Pics of the fab ABC star hitting the beach with what looks like baby bump inside...
Robin Roberts isn't the only YBF chick over at ABC. Mara Schiavocampo is a hot mom, a hot wife, and knows how to keep a hot career after jetting from NBC's "Today" over to "GMA" a couple years ago. She also appears to be expecting again. Talk about having it all!
The 35-year-old was spotted vacaying in Turks & Caicos at the end of June with her husband Tommie and their three-year-old daughter. The fam soaked up the sun at the Gansevoort Hotel, and their body language says it all:
Sources tell us she's entering her second trimester, so that bump isn't just a food baby. We doubt she ever over-indulges since she recently released a book named Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds -- My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance, which is all about her fitness journey after having her daughter.
Essence Festival 2015 closed out with a bang! Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Floetry rocked the main stage at the Superdome last night. And it was quite a treat! Join the party inside….
This year’s ESSENCE Festival was loaded with more than 80 performing acts and over 120 guest speakers to celebrate over the 4th of July weekend. As festivalgoers enjoyed the massive line-up of events, ESSENCE Fest also held its inaugural “Day of Service” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by refurbishing schools citywide and staging a first-time community Health & Wellness Fair. It’s always a plus when you can party with a purpose.
Last night, festivalgoers were treated with blockbuster performances from Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Floetry and Trombone Shorty (with band Orleans Avenue) to close out the 4-day festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Our girl MJB stormed the stage to rock the house with a medley of her classic R&B bangers, including “Real Love,” “My Life,” “Not Gone Cry,” and “No More Drama,” to name a few. And everyone in the audience nearly lost their minds when THIS happened:
The London Sessions singer brought out the fineness that is Method Man to perform their timeless cut, “All I Need.” They definitely came through with the throwback track.
Fresh from a performance at the Wireless Festival in London, west coast rapper Kendrick Lamar had the Superdome in a frenzy when he hit the stage to drop his lyrical greatness. He performed a few tracks, including “Alright,” and “Swimming Pools,” as the crowd rapped along to his music.
Recently reunited group Floetry, floacist Natalie Stewart and songbird Marsha Ambrosius, hit the main stage for an electric performance. And it’s clear they have not missed a beat.
Although it was pouring down raining in the Big Easy, that didn’t stop the “soul sistas” to treating their fans to an amazing performance. And the ladies made sure to perform their 2002 hit single “Say Yes.”
Floety is currently on tour, making their next stop in Birmingham, AL on Wednesday. They will continue their summer 2015 tour up until August 8th, closing out in Columbia, Maryland. Find out if they’ll be visiting a city near you here.
Elsewhere in the Big Easy...
Nelly had his girlfriend Miss Jackson on his arm as he hosted a party at House of Blues alongside Grammy awarding winning producer Bryan Michael Cox. The spirits were flowing heavily as Seagram’s Gin was the official spirit sponsor of the evening. And it looks like Miss Jackson partied hard.
Former reality star Nicole Murphy and “Power” hunk Omari Hardwick hugged it out at the House of Blues for the 4th annual Black Hollywood Explosion. Nicole's body is SICK. Fun times!
Click through another massive round up of YBF folks at ESSENCE festival, including Lance Gross, Estelle, Kid 'N Play and MANY more in the gallery below.
Kevin Hart's been "twinning" with soccer super star David Beckham and we've got pics of them on the set of a new H&M commercial. See the photos inside and watch principal dancer Misty Copeland talking about her historical promotion on "The View."
Funnyman Kevin Hart, who is arguably the hardest working man in Hollywood has ANOTHER job...
It looks like Kevin is collecting a check from "H&M" this month as we spotted him filming a commercial for the brand alongside soccer legend David Beckham. On Instagram, Kevin posted "2 questions...Question #1Why are we sitting this comfortably In Front of this grizzly bear? Question #2 Why are we dressed alike? Gotta love @davidbeckham #Twins #GoodTimesWithGreatPeople"
While we don't have the "specifics" regarding the commercials storyline, it appears that "twinning" is a part of the concept. Kevin added, "Hanging out with @davidbeckham ... He has to stop copying my style #Twins"
By the way, today is also Kevin's 36th birthday.
Following his H&M shoot, he boarded a plane bound for Boston to begin work on another project. He told his Instagram followers,
"Celebrating my B Day by doing what I love....WORKING...I'm headed back to Boston....Can't wait to get on set in the am. I'm blessed to see another year of life while having the people that I love the most around me!!!! I'm officially the big 36 people!!! #HappyBDayToMe"
"I don't think it's really hit me...It's something that I think the African American community has been waiting a lifetime for. It means so much to e to be able to represent so many who've come before me. I've stood on the shoulders of some many black women who's made this path for me and I can't believe its me! It's so easy to forget all of the hard work that goes into what we do when something like this happens. But I've got to remind myself....I worked my butt off for 15 years!"
Misty also chatted it up about her NEXT big move. She's set to make her Broadway debut in “On the Town.” She'll join the cast of the musical revival for two weeks, starting August 25 and ending September 6.
Misty will star as beauty pageant winner Ivy Smith, one of the women who steals the hearts of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City. And guess what....she revealed to the ladies that she'll be singing too!
Singing...acting...dancing...congrats to triple threat Misty Copeland!
Photos via The View Instagram/Misty's Instagram/Kevin Hart's Instagram/David Beckham Instagram