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Laura Benanti on Expecting Her First Child After a Miscarriage: ‘I Was Really Scared’

08/19/2016 at 11:15 AM ET

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Tony winner Laura Benanti and her husband Patrick Brown recently told the world they are expecting their first child — a baby girl, due this winter.

It was happy news for the couple, who married in November 2015 and suffered a miscarriage almost a year ago.

“I was so worried and also really scared during the first trimester,” the 37-year-old Supergirl actress tells PEOPLE of getting pregnant after her loss. “I was really scared, all the time.”

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Jim Gaffigan Has Big Plans for His Family of Seven: ‘I’m Starting My Own Nationality’

08/19/2016 at 10:15 AM ET

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Watch out world, the Gaffigan family is coming for you.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan already uses his experience as a dad to five kids as fodder for his stand-up work and The Jim Gaffigan Show, but he has even bigger plans on the way.

“I have five because I’m secretly starting my own nationality,” he jokes.

Or, Gaffigan says, he keeps adding to his brood to make himself a better person.

“I used to have this joke that each of kids has made me a more decent person and a better person, and based on that, all I would need is 34 more to be a decent guy,” Gaffigan, 50, says. “But I think there’s a patience you learn. Parenting — I don’t want to say it’s a cure for narcissism, but you can’t really be that obsessed with your self-interest when somebody’s screaming at night.”

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How Does Anthony Anderson Bond with His Kids? Videos, Memes and Parties in the Carpool Lane

08/17/2016 at 03:15 PM ET

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Having a child who’s starting to drive can be daunting for some parents, but for Anthony Anderson, it’s just a new way for him and his kids to bond.

The Black-ish star, 46, loves cruising around Los Angeles with his daughter Kyra, 20, and his son Nathan, 16, a new driver.

“We make memes and Snapchats, Instagram posts and all that on the 101,” the comedian tells PEOPLE. “But we were doing that responsibly! I was the cameraman, and my son’s hands were on the 10 and 2.”

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Jenny Mollen Jokes Her ‘Greatest Fear’ for Son Sid ‘Is That He Marries a Woman Exactly Like Me’

08/17/2016 at 11:55 AM ET

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When it comes to her 2½-year-old son Sid, Jenny Mollen is already worrying about his walk down the aisle.

“My greatest fear for my child is that he marries a woman exactly like me,” the actress, writer and wife to Jason Biggs tells PEOPLE.

The comedian, 37, can’t help joking about what her hopes for her little guy‘s future are.

“My greatest wish for my child is that he makes lots of money and that he’s able to support me when I’m old,” she says with a laugh.

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Katherine Heigl on the ‘Challenge’ of Hiding Her Baby Bump on Set: ‘Every Day My Body Changes a Little Bit More’

08/16/2016 at 06:45 PM ET

Katherine Keigl 2016 TCA Summer Tour
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Katherine Heigl already has two daughters. But her son on the way is the first biological child for the actress — and with being new to pregnancy comes being new to incorporating a growing baby belly into her work.

“Now I feel like [viewers are] only going to be watching that, and [they’re] just going to be like, ‘Oh, she’s hiding her baby bump in this scene,’ ” the star of the upcoming CBS legal drama Doubt tells PEOPLE.

“But yeah, I am,” Heigl, 37, admits. “That’s what I’m pretty much doing … in every scene.”

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Stephanie Izard’s Blog: Will Burt and Ernie Really Be Best Friends?

08/16/2016 at 06:00 PM ET

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Please welcome our newest celebrity blogger, Stephanie Izard!

The Top Chef season 4 winner (and first female winner) married craft-beer consultant Gary Valentine in Chicago in 2013. On May 26, the couple welcomed their first child: son Ernie William.

The chef and restaurateur, 39, is the owner of  Mediterranean-influenced Chicago eatery Girl and the Goat, as well as a diner and bakery called Little Goat. Her new line of sauces, rubs and spices — aptly titled This Little Goat — hits supermarket shelves this fall.

You can find Izard on TwitterInstagram and her website.

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Michael Phelps Tells PEOPLE He Would ‘Love’ a Daughter: It’s Time for the ‘Next Chapter of My Life’

08/16/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

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Michael Phelps may be retiring from his Olympics career, but he has plenty to look forward to in parenting 3-month-old son Boomer Robert — and a possible new addition.

“We’ve talked about more [children]. We don’t really know how many more we want,” the 31-year-old swimmer said Tuesday in a PEOPLE live chat from Rio. “I think we’re gonna have some fun with Boomer before we make that next choice of trying for another one.

“We would love a girl. Love, love, love a girl,” he adds. “We wanted a boy first, just in case we did have other children, [so] he could be the protector of his younger sibling or siblings.

“So we started off on a perfect note: We got a boy. We got a beautiful, healthy baby boy, and we’re looking to continue to grow our family.”

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