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Expectant Kristen Bell ‘Completely Stumped’ on Name for Second Child

07/16/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Kristen Bell Bryan Bedder/Getty

Kristen Bell has captivated children everywhere as the plucky Princess Anna in Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen.

But there’s one little girl who has yet to experience the magic: Bell’s daughter Lincoln, 15 months.

“She does not watch TV yet,” Bell, 33, tells PEOPLE. “She has no idea!”

Pediatricians recommend limiting TV viewing for children under 2, so Lincoln hasn’t see her mom or dad, Parenthood actor Dax Shepard, on the small screen. Once she’s old enough, though, Bell is happy Lincoln will learn Frozen’s brave lessons.

“I think it’s beautiful to show kids how great it can be to love through fear, to love someone even when they’re afraid to love themselves,” she says. “That’s a huge message I want to teach my kids: You’re allowed to be afraid, but you have to know why … and you have to try to love beyond that fear.”

The movie’s moral of sisterly love will take on an added significance soon: Bell is carrying her second child.
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Poppy Montgomery’s Blog: The Perils of Playing the Baby Name Game

07/14/2014 at 02:15 PM ET

Look who’s back (and pregnant!) — it’s Poppy Montgomery.

Best known for starring as Samantha Spade on Without a Trace, she’s back as Det. Carrie Wells for the third season of Unforgettable, airing Sundays at 9 p.m. on CBS.

The actress is expecting her second child — a boy! — with husband Shawn Sanford in the fall. The couple are already parents to daughter Violet Grace, 14 months.

Montgomery is also mother to son Jackson Phillip, 6½, from her previous relationship with Adam Kaufman, as well as stepmom to Braydon, 8, and Haley, 11.

She can be found on Twitter @PoppyMontgomery and Instagram @therealpoppymontgomery.

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Our Disney wedding photo! Jackson being held by his godfather, David, me, Shawn holding Violet, Braydon and Haley – Courtesy Poppy Montgomery

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Why Scott Wolf ‘Took a Knee’ After Learning His Third Child Was on the Way

07/13/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

Scott Wolf Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey LEGENDS Feld Entertainment/Splash News Online

For Scott Wolf and his wife, Kelley, making their family an actual party of five by adding a third child was just a matter of time.

Up until the May arrival of daughter Lucy Marie, the couple’s family planning had been successful — despite an unexpected age gap between sons Jackson Kayse, 5, and Miller William, 20 months.

“We knew that we wanted to start and that’s when we had our first,” the actor, 46, told PEOPLE while attending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS event Thursday evening in Los Angeles.

“But the second one took longer than we thought it might, so that 3½-year split was a little bit more than we originally set out [for].”

So the Perception star admits to being more than a little stunned when his wife opened up a very specific dialogue one morning.

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Tamar Braxton: Logan Is a ‘Little Benjamin Button’

07/13/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Tamar Braxton Essence Music Festival Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty

Kids. They grow up so fast these days.

That definitely seems to be the case for Tamar Braxton-Herbert‘s son Logan. The star of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values and Tamar and Vince, says her 13-month-old is verging on a savant.

“He’s amazing,” Braxton-Herbert, 37, told PEOPLE at Gain Fling’s Music to Your Nose event during the 20th Annual Essence Music Festival on July 2.

“He’s walking, he’s talking, he’s playing the piano — he’s a little Benjamin Button, it’s crazy. I don’t know what happened, he’s not a baby anymore.”

The little mover and shaker has some grown-up swagger, too. His look “is just like Vince’s,” she says of her son and husband Vince Herbert‘s father-son style.

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Kim Kardashian: Nephew Mason Wasn’t Happy About Kidchella

07/11/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

While Instagram photos of North West‘s first birthday blowout— aka “Kidchella” — show everyone having a good time, one Keeping Up with the Kardashians star apparently wasn’t too pleased with the festivities.

“When I said, ‘North’s having a birthday party at your house,’ Mason said, ‘No! I’m having a birthday party at my house! She can never have a party!” Kim Kardashian, 33, told PEOPLE of nephew Mason Disick, 4½ , Monday at Battello in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she and sisters Khloé and Kourtney teamed up with Babies “R” Us to host an Operation Shower event for expectant military moms.

Kourtney hosted the birthday bash at her Calabasas, California, home — and Mason wasn’t too keen on his cousin’s Coachella-inspired celebration.

“Before Kim even said we were having it at his house, he said, ‘I’m going to put Legos everywhere! I’m going to scare everybody!’” Mason’s mom Kourtney, 35, said.

Kardashian sistersKevin Mazur/Getty

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Tamera Mowry-Housley on Son Aden: ‘That Boy Can Talk’

07/11/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Tamera Mowry-Housley on Son Aden Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Tamera Mowry-Housley‘s son has inherited her gift for gab.

“Having a mother as a talk show host and a father as a news correspondent, that boy can talk,” the proud mom tells PEOPLE of Aden, 20 months.

His words of choice? “Plane”, “bubble”, “mama”, “daddy”, “go”, “ball” and plenty of “no” — though he prefers to nod instead of saying “yes.”

Mowry-Housley, 36, certainly has plenty to talk about as co-host of The Real, which will run nationally on FOX beginning Sept. 15 with a second run on BET. And she’s taking the topics she loves to dish about the most with her on her new lifestyle website, launching Friday.
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Megan Fox: Why I ‘Carry a Lot of Guilt’ as a Mom

07/06/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

Megan Fox Parents magazine Giulio Marcocchi/Startraks

Megan Fox thought having one baby blew her mind — and then she welcomed her second son.

Now, the mom of two under twoBodhi Ransom, 4 months, and Noah Shannon, 21 months — is trying to balance raising both boys. Despite her best efforts, the hands-on mom can’t help but feel torn in two directions.

“As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100 percent of my attention or 100 percent of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star tells Parents magazine.

“Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them? And are they understanding that they’re unique? It’s hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time.”

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