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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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Robert Downey, Jr. Jokes: This Pregnancy Has Been ‘Extraordinarily Tough’ on Me

10/31/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Though Robert Downey, Jr. was the one being celebrated for his body of work by the British film and television community based in Los Angeles, The Judge star made a point to pay a loving tribute to his pregnant wife and soon-to-be-born daughter.

“It’s going to be a good date night,” Downey, 49, told PEOPLE as he and his very expectant wife and film producing partner Susan, 40, arrived at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where he was receiving the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor was in high spirits squiring his wife down the red carper, and was looking forward to the imminent birth of their daughter (the Downeys are already parents to son Exton, 2½, and Downey is father to 21-year-old son Indio from a previous marriage).

“It’s just the uncertainty of how nowadays you have all these things where you think you have much more of an understanding of what you’re going to get,” said Downey. “And then this little soul lets herself be known to you, and it’s just like: you don’t know anything. It’s great!”

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Alicia Keys: Egypt Is ‘Excited to Be a Big Brother’

10/31/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

Alicia Keys is just two months away from giving birth to her second child — and no one’s more psyched than her 4-year-old son Egypt Daoud.

“He is excited to be a big brother,” the singer told PEOPLE at Keep a Child Alive‘s Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Thursday night.

“I think he’s super excited because he’s not going to be the youngest anymore,” she shares. “He’s always kissing my belly.”

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Jenna Bush Hager: What My Mom Taught Me About Parenting

10/31/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Jenna Bush Hager has always gravitated toward kids — she was a teacher before traveling Latin America with Unicef meeting mothers and their children — but the NBC correspondent says everything changed when she had a baby of her own.

“Having Mila has really changed everything for me. It’s put in perspective what really matters,” she told PEOPLE over the phone Thursday. “There are days that something doesn’t go your way and you feel frustrated, and then I realize I have this amazing, beautiful being that’s part of my life.”

The former first daughter, 32, and husband Henry Hager, 36, welcomed daughter Mila, now 18 months, last year. And she says her work with Unicef (which held its annual Masquerade Ball Thursday night) turned out to be prep work for parenthood.

“When I traveled to speak to these mothers and listened to their stories, it was hard to relate: I never knew the love of being a mom,” she says. “And they taught me that all moms want the same thing — their kids to live happy, healthy, productive lives.”

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