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Gavin Rossdale: My Older Sons ‘Just Love’ Baby Apollo

11/23/2014 at 03:20 PM ET

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Gavin Rossdale is a man on the run.

Becoming a dad again has been an exhilarating experience for the British rocker, but with his new album and busy touring schedule, he says there aren’t enough hours in the day.

“I am touring now and about to begin another world tour in February,” Rossdale, 49, told PEOPLE during the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic gala at Florida’s Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday night. “I hate to be away from my boys. I really miss them.”

The Bush frontman said he loves to watch his older sons Kingston, 8½, and Zuma, 6, dote on their baby brotherApollo, 9 months.

“Apollo is so small that the older brothers love to protect him,” Rossdale said. “They were very happy when he was born. They just love him. There is no jealousy because they really care about him.”

Rossdale’s busy wife Gwen Stefani was back in Los Angeles caring for the boys while he played tennis for charity.

Competitive and talented on the court, Rossdale interrupted his current tour to return to Evert’s annual event. For nearly a decade, he has helped her raise money for Florida’s most at-risk kids. (Since 1989, Evert’s charities have raised more than $21 million.)

“I wish my boys could have come to Florida with me,” said Rossdale, whose new album is appropriately titled Man on the Run.

The musician explained how he has scheduled the band’s breaks for the 2015-16 tour so he can see his sons as often as possible.

“I start in America, then see my kids before I head for the European leg,” he said. “After that, I will see them again before I go to South America, then another time before I go to Australia. I make time for them, but it feels like I will be touring for the rest of my life!”

Because both Rossdale and Stefani also have a full plate of projects in December, they have decided to spend the Christmas holidays in Los Angeles instead of flying home to England.

“Gwen is working and I am touring, so we decided to wait until January to take the kids to England,” Rossdale said. “I let my dad know it will be after the holidays.”

Instead, the family of five will spend Christmas enjoying the California sun.

“Santa will bring us a lot of sun block,” he joked. “We can’t wait!”

Hangin’ @nbcthevoice 🙏gx

Une photo publiée par Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) le Nov. 11, 2014 at 10:41 PST

– Linda Marx

Ryan Reynolds Is Ready for Diaper Duty

11/23/2014 at 02:35 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
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Ryan Reynolds has no fears about becoming a first-time dad with wife Blake Lively, who’s expecting the A-list couple’s first baby in early 2015 — especially when it comes to the messier side of parenting.

“I don’t have a weak stomach,” the actor, 38, told PEOPLE on Saturday at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Benefit in New York. “I’m good with diapers and diarrhea and all that kind of stuff because I have lots of nieces and nephews, so I’ve done it all before.”

So what part of fatherhood is he looking forward to most?

“I’m just excited about having a buddy,” he said. “We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet, but whatever it is, you have this tether to reality that never goes away.”

His enthusiasm should come as no surprise to Lively, 27, who recently told PEOPLE that her hunky hubby “takes pretty good care of me.”

And though the picture-perfect parents-t0-be have been anything but shy about their shared desire to have a big brood in the future, for now, Reynolds is just trying to take on this newest role one step at a time.

“For a lot of new dads, you tend to dwell on the mistakes you don’t want to make,” he said. “I’m at that stage still where I’m focused primarily on being open and understanding and leaving a lot of room for error.”

– Haiwen Lu

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Megan Hilty Steps Out 9 Weeks After Baby

11/21/2014 at 04:45 PM ET

Talk about smashing!

Former Smash star and Broadway darling Megan Hilty showed off her sleek physique, just nine weeks after she and her musician husband Brian Gallagher welcomed daughter Viola Philomena.

The new mom popped into the New York flagship store opening of maternity line Seraphine on Thursday night, wearing a slim-fitting plum-colored lace cocktail dress by the brand and showing off her new mom glow.

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Sweet! Renee Oteri Maynard Gets a Belly Rub from Desiree Hartsock

11/21/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Belly laughs!

Bachelor alum Renee Oteri Maynard got some help from bride-to-be Desiree Hartsock to show off her budding baby bump Tuesday on Instagram.

“I just love girl time – esp with this pretty lady,” the pregnant reality star captioned the sweet snapshot.

But all those belly rubs were taking a toll on the former Bachelorette.

“Baby fever,” Hartsock, who will wed Chris Siegfried in January, wrote alongside the same photo on her Instagram.

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Jennifer Garner: Why I Wanted My Girls to Take Karate

11/20/2014 at 12:15 PM ET

Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner Save the Children gala
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Sydney Bristow would be proud: Jennifer Garner‘s girls are learning to master martial arts.

The actress, 42, wants her daughters to embrace their “femininity” by playing with baby dolls and knowing how to bake.

However, she also wants Violet, 9 next month, and Seraphina, 5½, “to be able to kick a guy’s ass,” she told reporters on the red carpet at the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala.

“That’s why they’ve been taking karate since they were little!”

But book smarts are equally important to Garner. “I want my girls to love math and I want them to think that being a scientist is the coolest job on the planet,” she said at the event, which honored her husband, Ben Affleck.

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