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Debbie Matenopoulos Welcomes Daughter Alexandra Kalliope

10/30/2014 at 07:55 AM ET

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It’s all baby for Debbie Matenopoulos: her daughter is here!

The TV personality turned author welcomed her first child with husband Jon Falcone on Wednesday, Oct. 29, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Alexandra Kalliope Falcone was born at 2:17 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighing 7 lbs., and 1 oz. She measured 21 inches long.

“There are no words to describe how overwhelmed with love and joy we are over our beautiful little miracle,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE.

Adds Matenopoulos, “This is the most incredible experience I have ever had in my life, and I am so excited to be a new mom.”

It’s been a busy time for Matenopoulos, 39, and Falcone, a photographer, who secretly wed in Greece while shooting her first bestselling cookbook, It’s All Greek to Me, in 2013.

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Doutzen Kroes: ‘It’s Really Hard’ Juggling Two Kids

10/30/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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Now mom to 3-month-old daughter Myllena Mae and 3½-year-old son Phyllon Joy, model Doutzen Kroes didn’t know how she was going to handle double duty at first.

“It’s crazy. In the beginning when [Myllena] was just born I was like, ‘How am I going to do this?'” Kroes told reporters Oct. 20 at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills.

But now the mom-of-two has finally found her rhythm and is learning to perfect the balance of her two babies.

“It was really shocking, but now after three months I’m getting into it,” she admits. “I’m okay doing it by myself too when my husband [Dutch deejay and producer Sunnery James] is traveling — so I’ve been practicing and it’s amazing. It’s the best feeling in the world.”

How does Kroes juggle the demands of a newborn and toddler by herself?

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Lisa Ling: Motherhood Makes Me ‘Think Twice’ About My Assignments

10/29/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

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Lisa Ling is known for being a courageous journalist — and not surprisingly daughter Jett has the same strong spirit.

“She’s incredibly independent,” Ling told reporters Tuesday at the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s 25th Anniversary Courage in Journalism Awards in Beverly Hills, California. “She insists on picking out all her own clothes at [19-months-old].”

However, Ling says, her baby girl is just following in the footsteps of the females in her family.

“Her mother, both of her grandmothers, all of her aunts are fiercely independent women, so I shouldn’t have expected anything else,” she says. “I just didn’t think it would happen at one.”

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Olivia Wilde: Motherhood Has Taught Me Selflessness

10/29/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

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It’s obvious that Olivia Wilde is, well, wild about being a mom.

“The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority,” the actress told reporters Tuesday at the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s 25th Anniversary Courage in Journalism Awards.

“The gift of motherhood is the selflessness that it introduces you to, and I think that’s really freeing.”

Wilde — who co-hosted the event in Beverly Hills, California — and fiancé Jason Sudeikis welcomed son Otis Alexander in April.

The busy 30-year-old actress says everything about life with her baby boy has been “amazing” since his arrival.

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Shakira Teams Up with Fisher-Price for Cute Toy Collection

10/29/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Just in time for the holidays, Shakira has partnered with Fisher-Price for a new line of developmental toys.

And we’ve already added the adorable playthings to our kids’ holiday wish lists.

The pop star, 37, worked with the kiddie company to design six cute and colorful toys — which, of course, include a soft soccer ball that plays music — as part of her First Steps collections.

“When it comes to baby’s development, the early years are the most important,” Shakira says. “Each play experience is an opportunity for baby to learn about the world around them.”

The mom-to-be will have plenty of little hands to test out the new products. Shakira, who is already mom to 21-month-old son Milan, and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Piqué are expecting their second child together.

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Ashton Kutcher: How We Chose the Name Wyatt Isabelle

10/29/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Proud new dad alert!

Ashton Kutcher dropped by Conan Tuesday night — and he couldn’t contain his excitement over becoming a first-time father to daughter Wyatt Isabelle.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s the greatest thing on Earth,” the beaming Two and a Half Men star, 36, said.

“We’re really privileged that we have time and can afford to take time. So we don’t have a nanny or a night nurse or any of the stuff. It’s just the two of us.”

Kutcher told host Conan O’Brien that fatherhood has already opened up a whole new perspective for him — including a newfound appreciation for his own parents. “As soon as this child was born, I immediately wanted to call my parents and just apologize because I never knew how much they loved me,” he shared.

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Baby on the Way for Jessica Paré

10/28/2014 at 06:36 PM ET

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As her hit show comes to an end, Jessica Paré is getting ready for a new beginning: She’s pregnant!

The Mad Men star is expecting her first child with boyfriend John Kastner, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. 

The happy news apparently flew under the radar for a while: Last month, Kastner, a musician, posted an Instagram photo of him and Paré, 33, hugging as his 7-year-old daughter Summer Lee proudly wore a T-shirt reading “I’M GOING TO BE A BIG SISTER.”

The stars, who are both Canadian, began dating in May 2012.
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Inside Jenn Brown’s Southern Baby Shower

10/28/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Jenn Brown had her bets on a baby boy — and it turns out the odds were in her favor.

The mom-to-be announced that she and her husband, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Wes Chatham, are expecting a son, while surrounded by friends and family at her Southern gentleman-themed baby shower on Saturday.

As they made their way into the baby bash, which was hosted by Good Carma Studio, guests were greeted by chalkboards adorned with fitting phrases like, “Welcome y’all,” and “Yes, Ma’am.”

Touches of blue, peach and sage green were used to decorate the party space, including several arrangements of moss elephants with roses and hydrangeas from The Bashful Rose, a Stride Rite shoe tower allowing the American Ninja Warrior host to browse her favorite boy styles and a colorful candy bar.

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