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Shakira Shows Off Her Post-Baby Abs

08/13/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

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Looking at Shakira‘s rock-hard abs, it’s hard to believe that the singer delivered her first child earlier this year.

But the new mom, who’s featured on the cover of the September issue of Self, tells the magazine that she didn’t snap back into shape immediately after her son, Milan, was born in January.

“After the delivery, you look like a shar-pei!” the 36-year-old admits.

Shakira says she avoided packing on too many pregnancy pounds by training four to five mornings a week. “I did Zumba throughout my pregnancy,” she reveals, and even worked out privately with its creator, Beto Perez.
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Kristen Bell Reveals New ‘Backstage Beauty Routine’ at CMT Awards

06/06/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

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Kristen Bell may be a first-time mom, but she’s a second-time host at this year’s CMT Music Awards.

Walking the red carpet in a form-fitting black Zuhair Murad leather dress with her long blonde hair worn down on Wednesday, Bell, 32, looked glamorous but had mommy duties on the brain.

Prior to the show’s start, a trim Bell revealed the new mom-friendly way she prepares for a big event.

“My new backstage beauty routine #pumpit #pumppumpitup #CMTAwards,” she Tweeted, sharing a photo of her Medela Freestyle breast milk pump.

Bell and her fiancé Dax Shepard welcomed daughter Lincoln in late March.
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Laila Ali: How I Got My Bikini Body Back

05/27/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

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After delivering her second child, daughter Sydney, in 2011, Laila Ali wasn’t stressed about getting her pre-baby body back.

“The second time around I knew what to expect so I was a little easier on myself,” says Ali, who also has son CJ, 4, with her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway. “Once I saw that you just have to eat right and exercise that’s what I did and it worked.”

It worked really well: In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, Ali, 35, shows off her toned physique for her first ever bikini shoot.

“I’ve never done a bikini shoot before,” she admits.

“I’m kind of shy, I’m not one of those people whose comfortable walking around with my butt out. But I had a baby, I got my weight down and I’m always talking about fitness and health. It’s time to show people what I’m working with.”
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Melissa Joan Hart Reveals Her Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

05/25/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

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After giving birth to her third child, son Tucker, last September, Melissa Joan Hart knew she would have a tough road ahead of her to lose the 60 lbs. she had gained in time to return to work on her ABC Family show Melissa & Joey.

“I was 30 when I had my first child (son Mason, now 7) and now I’m 37, so each time it gets more difficult to take the baby weight off,” explains Hart, whose other son, Brady, is 5. “My metabolism has changed so it’s tricky.”

Following recommendations from friends who had success with Nutrisystem, Hart started the program in January and has shed 29 lbs.

“The food is really good! I don’t feel deprived at all. I love the ravioli, the pizza, the mashed potatoes,” says Hart, whose renewed body confidence kicked in during a recent family trip to Tahiti.
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Wow! Jennifer Nettles’s Billboard Awards Bling

05/20/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

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Pretty in pink!

Jennifer Nettles made her red-carpet return at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards — and the slim Sugarland singer stunned.

The new mom to 5-month-old son Magnus Hamilton chose an Edition by Georges Chakra satin gown with sequin detailing on the hip, back and sides, pairing it with Casadei heels and jewelry by Norman Silverman.

Nettles, 38, recently announced that she’ll be releasing her solo debut this fall. It’ll be her first project since delivering her baby boy in early December.

“I have appreciated all of your supportive messages and tweets as I have been giving myself the space to enjoy this most sacred, precious time,” she wrote earlier this month before sharing a photo of her son.
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Leave Her Alone! Stars Defend Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy Style

04/26/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Ever since her baby bump started peeking out from under her designer clothes, Kim Kardashian has been getting near-constant criticism of her maternity style and weight gain.

But lately, celebrities (including a few moms and moms-to-be!) are coming to the reality star’s defense. Here’s what they had to say:

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Bumpwatch: Hillary Scott Glows at the ACM Awards

04/08/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

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Even though she’s expecting a girl this summer, Hillary Scott chose a beautiful blue gown to show off her pregnancy curves for the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

The Lady Antebellum frontwoman, 27, wore a custom navy jersey dress by A Pea in the Pod paired with Kelly Wearstler’s mother of pearl Fractured clutch, a CBL by CB Luxe bangle, ELAHN Jewels earrings and peep-toe pumps.

“So thankful to be getting ready backstage at the @ACMawards with the beautiful ladies in [Little Big Town] who are teaching me about being a mama!!!” Scott Tweeted before the show.

The happy mom-to-be also posted a sweet shot of herself and Reba McEntire on Instagram during the big event.

So far, Scott has had an easy pregnancy, except for a few cravings.
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