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Marla Sokoloff’s Blog: Mom in Progress

09/23/2015 at 08:00 PM ET

Celebrity blogger Marla Sokoloff is a new 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 Fosters and also starred in a two-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy.

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

On March 13, they welcomed their second child, Olive Mae, a sibling for 3-year-old daughter Elliotte Anne.

You can find Sokoloff on Twitter and Instagram.

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Courtesy Marla Sokoloff

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Inside Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown’s Rustic Nursery: We Wanted to Honor Our Southern Roots

09/23/2015 at 03:55 PM ET

Jenn Brown has brought that Southern charm to California.

The TV personality teamed up with Oilo to create a rustic nursery for John Nash, her 10-month-old son with her husband, actor Wes Chatham.

Working with designers Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson, Brown and Chatham — who will next appear as Castor in the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and on SYFY’s new show, The Expanse  — stuck with neutral tones that complemented the tree branch-printed wallpaper.

From there, the group added the necessities like a crib and furniture from Newport Cottages, a glider, a cozy rug from Lulu & Georgia and a cradle from BabyHome.

And to bring it all together, the couple brought in plenty of personal touches including wooden letters from The Shop on Kelly Avenue to spell out Nash’s name, a Tnees Teepee, triangle shelves from Elm Avenue Shop, a feather mobile from Whitehall Farm, and shoes from Stride Rite with Mabel’s Labels inside.

Now that the nursery is complete, Brown chatted with PEOPLE about the finished product, her favorite items and Nash’s latest milestones (including sleeping in his crib!).

Jenn Brown Wes Chatham nursery
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Neil Patrick Harris: ‘I’m the Bad Cop’ When It Comes to Parenting the Twins

09/23/2015 at 07:00 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris has a hot career and a new hit show, but the father of two says the best way to end his day is with a squeeze from his 4½-year-old twins Gideon and Harper.

“There is nothing greater than arriving home before dinner and they run down the stairs and jump into your arms and give you a magnificent hug that doesn’t end,” Harris tells PEOPLE.

“It takes away any upset or distraction of the day.”

Already two episodes into his brand new NBC television series Best Time Ever, Harris has been preparing for months for the one-hour live variety show which had him zip-lining off a building with Reese Witherspoon and doing back flips on a po-go stick in the premiere. But even with a sometimes grueling work pace, the 42-year-old performer finds a way to balance his career and family life with husband David Burtka and their two children.

“We manage our time really well,” says Harris, who calls Burtka “a spectacular parent.” “If we are traveling somewhere, the kids come with us when they can. We don’t stay apart too long and we are a very inclusive family.”

Neil Patrick Harris Best Time Ever
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Jana Kramer’s Blog: Focusing on the Positive (and My Pants)

09/21/2015 at 05:30 PM ET

Jana Kramer is pregnant!

The 31-year-old country singer/songwriter, whose latest single is “I Got the Boy,” is also known for her hits “Love” and “Why Ya Wanna.” Her new album, thirty one, will be released on Oct. 9 and features 11 tracks, six of which Kramer co-wrote. Check out “Said No One Ever,” streaming now here.

Before moving to Nashville, where she lives with her husband, former NFL tight end Michael Caussin, and their three dogs, Kramer was an actress, playing Alex on One Tree Hill and guest-starring on Friday Night Lights, Entourage and 90210.

The couple wed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in May and are now expecting their first child — a baby girl! — in February.

Kramer can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @kramergirl.

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It’s official: I’m wearing pregnancy leggings – Courtesy Jana Kramer

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Fergie Says Axl Is a Fan of Her Fragrances: He Wants to Spray Me with Them All

09/18/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

Fergie has a full plate!

The Black Eyed Peas singer is gearing up for the October launch of her new fragrance, Outspoken Party, a part of her collection with Avon.

And that’s not all: In addition to the release of her fifth fragrance, Fergie, 40, is also busy raising 2-year-old Axl Jack, her son with husband Josh Duhamel, and is wrapping up work on her second album, due out later this year.

In anticipation of her new fragrance, PEOPLE chatted with Fergie about her beauty obsessions, how Axl helps her get ready and who really has the most clothes in the family.

Fergie Outspoken Party fragrance son Axl
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Twin Boys on the Way! Jeff Dunham and Wife Audrey Celebrate Sons with Baby Shower

09/17/2015 at 11:45 PM ET

Bears, bears, everywhere!

With a new comedy special, an upcoming tour and twin boys on the way, Jeff Dunham and his wife Audrey have a lot to celebrate this fall — and kicked it off Saturday with a teddy bear picnic.

The couple’s upcoming arrivals were fêted at a shower hosted by Audrey’s mother at their Los Angeles home, ahead of Thursday’s Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood premiere.

Jeff Dunham Twin Boys Audrey Dunham Baby Shower
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“Seeing all the decorations that my mom made — there was so much creativity!” Audrey, a certified nutrition specialist and fitness trainer, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Most of all, I was so honored that so many friends and family got on planes and drove long distances to be part of the day. It was the best baby shower a girl could ever ask for because of all the wonderful people who made such an effort to be there. It warms my heart that these little boys are already so loved by so many.”
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Inside Mario Lopez’s Sweet Carnival-Themed Birthday Party for His Kids

09/16/2015 at 03:15 PM ET

Mario Lopez doubled the birthday celebrations with a joint carnival-themed party for his kids — daughter Gia Francesca, who turned 5 on Friday, and son Dominic Luciano, who turned 2 on Sept. 9.

“I loved the carnival theme, and I love that the kids are born two days apart so I can do the combo birthday party,” the Extra host, 41, tells PEOPLE. “I’m going to try to get away with that as long as I can!”

Lopez and his wife Courtney, 33, invited 80 guests to their Los Angeles-area home on Saturday to celebrate their kids’ milestones with plenty of carnival fun, including a magician, a face painter, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, and what the host describes as “the biggest piñata that you’ve ever seen.”

Mario Lopez carnival kids birthday party
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