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Marla Sokoloff Welcomes Daughter Olive Mae

03/17/2015 at 12:30 PM ET

Marla Sokoloff Welcomes Daughter Olive Mae
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Marla Sokoloff is officially loving two little ones: her baby girl is here!

The actress and her husband, composer Alec Puro, welcomed their second child on Friday, March 13, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Olive Mae Puro arrived six weeks early in Los Angeles, weighing 4 lbs., 10 oz. and measuring 18 inches long. She joins big sister Elliotte Anne, 3.

“Someone decided to join the world just a wee bit early. She couldn’t wait to meet us,” Sokoloff, 34, tells PEOPLE, adding that Olive will remain in the NICU for the time being. “We are so in love!”

In her November blog, Sokoloff — who announced her pregnancy in October — wondered what her future as a mom of two would look like.

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Bethany Hamilton: Barefoot, Pregnant – and Still Shredding on Her Surfboard

03/14/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

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Since losing her left arm to a tiger shark at age 13, Bethany Hamilton has never been the type to make excuses. Lately, though, that’s starting to change.

Six months pregnant, the Amazing Race alum is still surfing breaks around her home in Kauai, Hawaii — but in recent weeks she’s started to realize that something’s different.

“It’s such a weird feeling to be surfing in the ocean while my baby is moving around inside me,” Hamilton, who’s expecting a son in June, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a cool feeling, but I noticed my balance is a little off and I fall more, so I’m having to focus.”

Hamilton, 25, insists that she tries “not to use pregnancy as an excuse. But there are times when I say to myself, ‘Oh gosh, that was a pregnancy surfing moment!’ ”
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Rhea Wahlberg’s Blog: Are We the Only Ones Tardy?

03/13/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Please give a warm welcome to our newest celebrity blogger, Rhea Wahlberg!

The model, 36, recently launched her personal blog, where she writes about everything from her family and lifestyle topics to her experiences with fashion and traveling.

She and her husband, actor Mark Wahlberg, are parents to Grace, 5, Brendan, 6½, Michael, turning 9 this month, and Ella, 11.

In addition to her website, Rhea can be found on Instagram and Twitter @rheadur.

Rhea Wahlberg Blog
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Padma Lakshmi: ‘I Was Told I Would Never Have a Child Naturally’

03/12/2015 at 12:30 PM ET

As a young girl, Padma Lakshmi suffered from undiagnosed endometriosis so severe, she tells PEOPLE, “I had to stay home several days a month from school. I missed a week of my life for 23 years.”

The Top Chef host, 44, reveals her symptoms included bloating, cramping, excessive bleeding and severe abdominal pain — but it was something no one really spoke about.

“It’s embarrassing,” she admits. “It’s something that is deeply private and personal.”

It wasn’t until she was 36 that Dr. Tamer Seckin identified her symptoms as endometriosis — which occurs when the uterine lining cannot be expelled with a woman’s period and grows outside the uterus — and performed surgery to remove the excess tissue. From there, Lakshmi partnered with Dr. Seckin to found the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

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Tina Fey: My Daughters Are ‘Fully Immersed’ in the Disney Lifestyle

03/11/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

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When it comes to Disney, Tina Fey‘s family doesn’t discriminate.

“I love Disney and my two girls are fully immersed in the lifestyle,” the actress tells PEOPLE.

“From princesses — Frozen of course is a really big deal — up to Disney X D, it’s really popular in our house.”

The love Penelope Athena, 3½, and Alice Zenobia, 9, have for the movies couldn’t be more perfect for their star mama: her latest project is narrating DisneyNature‘s new feature film, Monkey Kingdom.

“When I was first approached about it, I immediately said yes because I enjoyed the earlier specials with my daughters,” Fey, 44, explains.

And not to mention there are some pretty adorable primates in the movie. “My favorite monkey was Grandpa. He’s really old — well, he’s 40 and in monkey world and in Hollywood that’s really old,”she jokes. “He’s really cute.”

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Catherine Bell: My Son Constantly Asks Me If I’m a Real Witch

03/07/2015 at 06:30 PM ET

Catherine Bell The Good Witch
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Catherine Bell might play a Good Witch on the hit Hallmark series, but her 4-year-old son Ronan isn’t so sure it’s just acting.

“He is constantly asking me if I’m a real witch or fake,” the actress tells PEOPLE of her role as Cassie Nightingale on the family show.

“I tell him I’m fake and he just looks at me mulling it over.”

Originally a 2008 television film, the special later launched another six sequels and a series, making it one of the most successful original movie franchises for the network.

“We had always talked about making it into a show,” Bell, 46, says. “After movie three, we joked, let’s do it.”

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Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi Welcome Twins Violet Moon and Knox Blue

03/06/2015 at 02:35 PM ET

Sarah Shahi Welcomes Twins
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It was another home birth — times two! — for Sarah Shahi.

The actress, who plays former government assassin Sameen Shaw on the CBS drama Person of Interest, welcomed twins, daughter Violet Moon and son Knox Blue, on Sunday, March 1, at home in Los Angeles, a rep for Shahi tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Shahi, 35, and her husband Steve Howey, 37, who stars on the Showtime series Shameless, are also parents to 5½-year-old son William Wolf.

The Texas-bred star previously opened up about her first delivery, telling Pregnancy in 2010 about the water birth. “[He] came out into a tub of water and then my husband brought him up for air,” she said.

“I never thought I would be one of those wacky chicks who say, ‘I loved my labor,’ but I loved every part of it. It was the best day of my life.”

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