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Padma Lakshmi: Why I Don’t Let My Daughter Dress Up as Princesses

11/13/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Padma Lakshmi‘s daughter Krishna is a huge Frozen fan — but you’ll never catch her dressed up as Elsa or Anna.

“She has an Elsa wig but she doesn’t have the costumes,” the Top Chef host told PEOPLE Tuesday at the opening night of Disney on Ice presents Frozen at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“I’m not big on merch,” Lakshmi, 44, explains.”I’m just not into her being a walking billboard for anything. So I try not to buy a lot of that stuff.”

One thing she doesn’t think twice about purchasing for her 4-year-old? A hearty stack of stories. “I’m happy to buy books,” she says. “I’ll buy all the books she wants.”

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Christina Aguilera Is ‘More Confident’ with Second Child: Source

11/12/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

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Since giving birth to daughter Summer Rain in August, Christina Aguilera has been nesting at home with her new bundle of joy.

“She’s definitely more confident the second time around with motherhood,” an Aguilera insider tells PEOPLE.

Joining big brother Max Liron, 6½, “the baby has been great,” adds the source.

The singer, 33, who’s engaged to Matt Rutler, has also been easing back into work, shooting season 8 of The Voice (she’ll be back on TV in the spring) and working on her new album.

Stepping out at Sunday’s Breakthrough Prize Awards, Aguilera turned heads in a figure-hugging red gown that showed off her fit post-baby body.

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Kelly Rowland Debuts New Song for Son Titan

11/12/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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The birth of her son was music to Kelly Rowland‘s ears — and now fans can hear it for themselves.

Days after welcoming her son Titan Jewell, the proud new mama turned her baby bliss into a sweet lullaby, “Mommy’s Little Baby,” dedicated to her firstborn.

“I’ve waited all my life, all my life, to see ya, I’ve been dreaming, dreaming about you,” Rowland sings.

“I wondered what you would be like, you would be like, now I’m speechless.”

The new mama — who welcomed her son with husband Tim Weatherspoon on Nov. 4 — admits she’s fallen head over heels for her little guy.

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Mark Wahlberg: Why My Workouts Have Me in ‘Big Trouble’

11/11/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

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Saturday’s Governors Awards made for an unusual date night for Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham: joining the couple was their eldest daughter Ella.

But attending parties with their parents is a rarity for the 11-year-old and her siblings, Michael, 8, Brendan, 6, and Grace, 4.

“I don’t try to bring them to too many events,” Wahlberg told PEOPLE Monday at the world premiere of The Gambler at AFI Fest 2014 presented by Audi in Los Angeles.

Although parties aren’t usually on the agenda, the children can’t pass up a visit to see Wahlberg on set.

“They like to raid the craft service and play in the trailers,” he explains. “They had a lot of fun on Ted 2 because we had this great big set built at the Fox lot and they literally had the run of the place.”

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A.J. McLean: ‘My Wife Caught Baby Fever’

11/10/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

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A.J. McLean sings and dances for thousands of fans a night while he’s on tour with the Backstreet Boys — and it seems like his 23-month-old daughter Ava Jaymes has Daddy’s genes.

“She’s huge into dancing so we’re about to get her into dance class. Not sure where she gets that from,” he joked with PEOPLE at the Friends of Israel Defense Forces gala in Beverly Hills.

Ava may not be enrolled in dance class just yet, but she’s getting plenty of practice at home.

“We have a morning dance party,” says McLean, 36, adding that their early sessions also include his wife, Rochelle, and mother-in-law.

But Ava’s favorite artist for these dance parties might surprise you. No, it’s not dear ol’ dad.

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Molly Sims: Why I’m Already Worrying About a Second Child

11/07/2014 at 01:30 PM ET

He will soon be a big brother, but Molly Sims‘s son Brooks Alan still isn’t quite sure where babies come from.

“Someone sent me this box with a swing in it, it’s really really cute, and there’s a picture of a baby in the swing on the box,” Sims, who is five months along with her second child, told PEOPLE at the Annie for Target collection launch Tuesday night.

“Someone was over and asking Brooks, ‘Are you excited about Mama’s baby?’ and he goes, ‘Mama’s baby’s right there!’ He thinks it’s the baby in the swing.”

In terms of filling 2-year-old Brooks in on what’s to come, “we’re really not there yet, but I’m excited, I think we’re gonna start to get a baby doll and bring it home and name it,” the 41-year-old shares.

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How Camila McConaughey’s Son Levi Reacted to Her New Job

11/05/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Camila McConaughey Target Annie Launch
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Is Camila McConaughey coming to a Target near you?

The wife of actor Matthew McConaughey announced Tuesday night at the Annie for Target collection launch in New York City that she will be partnering with the company as a mom ambassador.

While she will be doing a little bit more than ringing people up, if her 6-year-old son Levi had his way, she’d be doing just that.

“When I told Levi I was going to work with Target his eyes lit up and he was like, ‘Mom, are you gonna wear the red shirt?’ and I was like, ‘What do you mean the red shirt, Levi?’ ” she told PEOPLE after the big reveal.

“He goes, ‘The red shirt from the register! You’re gonna work at the register right?’ It was so sweet, the cutest thing ever, that he’s so innocent, he thought Mama’s gonna work at the register at Target!”

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