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Celebrity Baby Blog

Marla Sokoloff’s Blog: Welcome to the Threenage Years

01/30/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Celebrity blogger Marla Sokoloff is going to be a mama again!

Since audiences first got to know her at age 12 as Gia on Full House, Sokoloff has had many memorable TV roles — Jody on Party of Five, Lucy on The Practice, Claire on Desperate Housewives — as well as turns on the big screen in Whatever It TakesDude, Where’s My Car? and Sugar & Spice.

Sokoloff, 34, most recently played Dani on ABC Family’s The FostersShe will next star in a two-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy, airing Feb. 26 and March 3 on ABC.

She wed her husband, music composer Alec Puro, in November 2009 and the couple — plus pup Coco Puro — make their home in Los Angeles.

Sokoloff is expecting their second child in April, a sibling for 2½-year-old daughter Elliotte Anne.

You can find Sokoloff on Twitter and Instagram.

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Gerard Piqué and Shakira Welcome Son Sasha

01/30/2015 at 09:10 AM ET

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Shakira‘s future soccer team just gained a new member.

The singer welcomed her second son with longtime love Gerard Piqué on Thursday Jan. 29, she announced on her website.

Joining 2-year-old big brother Milan, the couple’s newborn baby boy, Sasha Piqué Mebarak, was born via c-section at 9:54 p.m. in Barcelona.

“The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior,'” the birth announcement reads. “The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.”
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Eli Manning Welcomes Daughter Caroline Olivia

01/30/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

Eli Manning Welcomes Daughter Caroline Olivia
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His team may not be going to the Super Bowl, but Eli Manning still has plenty to celebrate: He’s a dad again!

The New York Giants quarterback and his wife Abby welcomed their third child, daughter Caroline Olivia, on Thursday, Jan. 29, the New York Post reports.

Now that the couple — already parents to daughters Lucy Thomas, 19 months, and Ava Frances,  — have added another baby girl to their family, Manning, who grew up with brothers, continues to be outnumbered at home.

“My wife has two sisters, then her mom comes and then it’s six on one,” the football star, 34, told PEOPLE in June.

But he isn’t complaining; Manning has completely embraced life with his little ladies.

“I’m enjoying every moment of it and being with them,” he said. “Some of the things they say and do catch me by surprise and give me a good laugh.”

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Christina Aguilera’s Son Max Is ‘Like a Grandmother’ to His Baby Sister

01/30/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

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New mom Christina Aguilera has everything a girl could want.

“I have a chill baby, she’s just so calm and so easy to make laugh and smile, she’s just a breeze, thank God!” the singer told Extra of daughter Summer Rain, whom she welcomed in August.

“She’s just so beautiful, these big blue eyes, she’s just so gorg … [I’m] very happy and feel very blessed having Summer Rain in my life,” she says of her first child with fiancé Matt Rutler.

Aguilera, who will be returning as a coach for season 8 of the The Voice, isn’t the only one completely head over heels with the new addition. The mom of two says that her firstborn, son Max Liron, 7, has happily stepped up as a big brother.

“He’s just so endearing and sweet to her,” Aguilera, 34, shares.

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Stanley Tucci Welcomes Son Matteo Oliver

01/29/2015 at 11:55 AM ET

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The odds were in his favor: It’s a boy!

Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci welcomed his fourth child, a son, on Sunday, Jan. 25 in London, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Matteo Oliver Tucci is the actor’s first child with wife Felicity Blunt. He is also dad to daughter Camilla, 12, and twins Nicolo and Isabel, 14.

“I believe he is mine. We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world,” Tucci, 54, jokes to PEOPLE.

All kidding aside, the new dad adds, “We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy.”

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Kelly Slater Teams Up with PBteen to Launch Cool Home Collection

01/29/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Kelly Slater is about to make a big splash in the teen market.

The 11-time world surfer champion is teaming up with PBteen to dive into the world of home wear with his own line of eco-friendly furniture and bedroom basics.

Kelly Slater for PBTeen — which features everything from sturdy desks and sleek lamps to cozy rugs and comfy bedding — is crafted from sustainable materials, recycled fabrics and 100 percent organic cotton.

“Global conservation is a focal point of the capsule collection and it falls right in line with the change and direction I’m working towards, on a professional and personal basis,” Slater, 42, says.

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Kevin Costner: My Home Is ‘Frozen Obsessed’

01/29/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

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He may be an Oscar-winning actor and director, but like most parents, Kevin Costner still plays “Let it Go” on repeat.

“My little girl [Grace Avery, 4½,] dresses up every day,” he says. “It’s the Frozen household. Everybody has to freeze when she says so. The boys [Hayes Logan, 6 next month, and Cayden Wyatt, 7½,] are just so sick of it!”

But for Costner, married to Christine since 2004, those family moments are what make life so fulfilling. “It’s really fun to see [all my kids] together,” says the dad of seven, who also has four grown children.

“It’s been a really good life and my children are living proof.”

Now starring in Black or White as a widowed grandfather fighting for custody of his biracial granddaughter, Costner, 60, is also relishing this time in his career — one that hasn’t been without a few bumps.

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