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Bryce Dallas Howard Is Thrilled to Be Starring in Pete’s Dragon: ‘I Want This Movie to Be Made for My Kids to Worship’

08/21/2015 at 06:15 PM ET

When it comes to children’s films, Bryce Dallas Howard is a huge fan.

Not only does the actress attribute important life lessons to classic children’s movies such as The Brave Little Toaster and E.T., but Howard is also taking her love of the genre on-screen with a starring role in the remake of 1977’s Pete’s Dragon.

“It was a favorite,” Howard, mom to daughter Beatrice Jean, 3½, and son Theo Norman, 8, tells PEOPLE at Disney’s D23 Expo of the original movie. “It was playing pretty much on loop in the house growing up.”

Bryce Dallas Howard Pete's Dragon
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Poppy Montgomery: I Take Style Advice from My Kids

08/21/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Poppy Montgomery‘s biggest fashion critic isn’t a stylist, fashion blogger or TV host — it’s her own son!

The Unforgettable star, 43, says she often turns to her 7-year-old son Jackson Phillip for feedback on what she’s wearing.

“Jackson’s the most brutal,” Montgomery tells PEOPLE. “If he says, ‘Wow, that really makes you look “blank,” ‘ I’ll probably go change. I trust his style advice so much.”

Poppy Montgomery kids fashion
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Lake Bell Would ‘Stand in Front of a Bus’ to Save Daughter Nova’s Life

08/21/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

Lake Bell daughter Nova
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Lake Bell is still fairly new to motherhood, but her maternal instincts have already kicked in.

“Before you have kids, you’re like, ‘I hope I don’t die on this plane or I hope I don’t die crossing the street,’ ” she told PEOPLE during a press junket for her upcoming thriller No Escape.

“It’s all me, me, me. ‘What do I want to eat? What do I want to do?’ But when you have a baby and you would just happily stand in front of a bus to save her, it’s a ferocious commitment to protecting your charge.”

The 36 year old and her husband, tattoo artist Scott Campbell, welcomed their first child, daughter Nova, in October. Bell, who plays a mom in No Escape, says motherhood will change how she’ll view the movie, which was filmed in Thailand.

“I don’t think I would have acted the movie differently, but I’ll watch it differently,” she explains. “It’s hard for me to watch because I have a daughter now.”

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Tamera Mowry-Housley Jokes ‘Watch What You Pray For’ After Giving Birth to 10-Lb. Baby

08/21/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Tamera Mowry-Housley never thought her wishes for a “chunky, plushy baby” would result in newborn daughter Ariah Talea weighing over 10 lbs. at birth.

“You have to watch what you pray for!” Mowry-Housley, 37, jokes to PEOPLE. “Ariah’s a big girl, but I love the fatness. I love to show off her rolls and I dress her in rompers for summer. She has the chubbiest legs!”

Described by the former Sister Sister star as “sweet, precious and scrumptious,” 6-week-old Ariah is dressed almost exclusively in pink clothing and tutus by her mama.

“I can’t stop kissing her! And dressing her is so much fun,” Mowry-Housley says. “With boys, you have to be more creative clothes-wise. There’s just so much more to choose from when you have a girl.”

Tamera Mowry Housley son Aden Thomas Land
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Ludacris to Guest Star In Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins

08/21/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Ludacris is joining Doc McStuffins!

The Ludaversal rapper, whose real name is Chris Bridges, is set to guest star in the Disney Junior animated series as a flying Pegasus toy named Get-Well Gus.

“I’m a fan of Doc McStuffins … I think it has a great message [and] great creativity. I love the animation. I love everything about it,” the 37 year old, who says two of his daughters watch the show as well, tells PEOPLE.

“I think it’s good because it really shows kids how to take care of themselves and to look at it differently whenever they get hurt as opposed to feeling bad about it.”

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Kiptyn Locke: Parenthood Shifted My Path in Life

08/21/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

He’s wanted to be a dad for his whole life, but Kiptyn Locke wasn’t prepared for just how joyful — and a bit overwhelming — parenthood can be.

“When you introduce kids, a new road comes about,” says the former Bachelorette contestant, who welcomed Koltyn, his son with girlfriend Samm Murphy, on July 16. “My path has changed a little bit, but it’s the path I’ve always wanted.”

And the new dad, 37, is learning quickly, and embracing parenthood milestones with his “alert and curious” new addition.

“We read a bunch of books and did all the preparing stuff,” says Locke. “But when your child is in your arms, all that stuff goes out the window. You instinctually connect with them and you know what they do or don’t need.”

Kiptyn Locke son Koltyn baby photo
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Ali Larter: The Difference Between My Daughter and Son Is ‘Amazing’

08/21/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Ali Larter The Diabolical movie
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Ali Larter says her life is “filled to the brim” now that she has two kids at home — who just happen to be polar opposites of each other.

The mom to son Theodore Hayes, 4½, and daughter Vivienne Margaret, 7 months, has enjoyed seeing the distinction between their personalities.

“It’s amazing for me to see the difference between having a little girl and a little boy,” the actress, 39, told PEOPLE on Friday while promoting her upcoming film, The Diabolical.

“My daughter is already so observant,” she shares. “You can give her a book and she will just sit and really look through it and touch it and explore it, where my son was really like, ‘Look at me, talk to me, play with me, give me your attention.’ He is just a force of nature, and she’s just like a sweet little angel and she asks for so little.”

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