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Ryan Reynolds Reveals Daughter’s Name Is James

03/20/2015 at 09:25 AM ET

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The secret is out!

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s baby girl is named James, the actor confirmed during an interview with Today.

After admitting that his daughter’s name was not any of his previous suggestions — including Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds — the proud new dad teased one last possibility before announcing her real moniker.

“It’s Butternut Summer Squash,” he jokes. “It’s James. Everyone knows.”

The couple — who welcomed their daughter in December — were hesitant to share her name in the past, but Reynolds, 38, explains his reasoning behind the big reveal.

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Scott Porter: I’m Going to Be the ‘Best Friend Dad’

03/19/2015 at 04:45 PM ET

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As Scott Porter‘s wife Kelsey Mayfield enters the third trimester of her pregnancy, the couple are doing everything they can to prepare for their son’s June arrival.

“We are as ready as we possibly can be before we have the kid,” Porter, 35, told PEOPLE at the 23rd A Night at Sardi’s for the Alzheimer’s Association in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. “You’re never going to be 100 percent ready. But we’re prepared as we can be now.”

And that includes setting up the baby’s room, a job Porter was happy to take on. “The nursery is all done,” the Hart of Dixie star shares. “My wife is a trooper. She knows exactly what she needs done and when she needs it done by. I’m just there to be a worker bee.”

The first-time parents-to-be have also finished another task — picking out a name for their baby boy.

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Nicole Richie: I Don’t Know How to Mother a Teenager – Yet

03/19/2015 at 02:15 PM ET

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When it comes to parenting, Nicole Richie is taking a trip down memory lane.

The mom of two recently told Sydney, Australia’s The Daily Telegraph, “I get to live my childhood all over again. My daughter is 7, so we’re starting to watch all the fun movies together, like The Sound of Music.”

Richie, 33, adds, “You know, I’ve been wanting to re-watch those movies, but I’ve been too embarrassed to watch them by myself.”

The fashion designer, who has two children, Harlow Winter Kate, 7, and Sparrow James Midnight, 5, with husband Joel Madden, seems like your typical mom, trying to figure it out as she goes, but loving it all the while.

“Every day I have to leave the house before 7 a.m.,” she says. “I have kids and I have to go straight to work. I can’t be that person who spends hours getting ready … I don’t like to do that.”
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Eva Mendes: Don’t Be Fooled by My Body After Baby

03/19/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

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Six months into motherhood and Eva Mendes has found the sweet spot in her new sleep schedule.

But although her daughter Esmeralda Amada is letting her parents get a good night’s rest, the actress admits there are still a few sporadic incidents.

“You never know, something random can happen and she’s just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you’re like, ‘Wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what’s up?’ ” Mendes, 41, tells Extra.

She jokes, “Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?”

As she learns the ropes of parenthood with her partner, Ryan Gosling, Mendes can’t help but be reminded of her own mother’s sacrifices. “Now I understand so much,” she says, “My mother’s never got more ‘I love you so much, Mommy’ texts randomly … I get it now!”

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Jessica Simpson: My Daughter Steals My Lipgloss and Her Dad’s Shirts

03/18/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

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Jessica Simpson‘s daughter already has an eye for expensive things.

According to the singer, Maxwell Drew knows how to mix-and-match her playthings with Simpson’s pricey cosmetics collection.

“She has completely taken over my makeup,” Simpson, 34, told Extra at the 2015 Teen Vogue Fashion University in New York City.

“It’s unfortunate that her purse, which is probably like $3, has all of my Chanel lipglosses.”

But Maxwell isn’t just digging into her mom’s makeup: the 2½-year-old has been known to swipe a shirt from dad Eric Johnson‘s closet.

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Is Kevin Hart a Fun Dad or a Tough Dad? (Both, He Says!)

03/17/2015 at 03:30 PM ET

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Kevin Hart is confident he belongs in the fun dad category — at least most of the time.

The 35-year-old comedian can’t always take himself seriously when he tries to turn on his parental authority, he told PEOPLE at the SXSW premiere of his new film Get Hard.

“I’m a fun dad until you don’t do what you’re supposed to,” the actor-producer explains. “But even the tough dad is still fun because I can’t not laugh at myself for trying to be tough!”

Hart is grateful for having kids that make dad duties fairly easy — for now.

“Luckily, I have kids who don’t try to challenge me that much and respect me to the point where they listen,” he explains of his two children Heaven, 9, and Hendrix, 7, with ex-wife Torrei Hart.

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Will Ferrell Jokes: Fatherhood Is Like ‘Running a Prison’

03/17/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

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Will Ferrell has a whole lot of testosterone in his house.

The funnyman, 47, admitted that raising three boys under one roof can sometimes lead to playing drill sergeant.

“I can only imagine, but I sometimes equate it to what it must be like running a prison,” the SNL veteran told PEOPLE at the SXSW premiere of his new film Get Hard on Monday.

“What happens with three boys is you end up barking out orders like, ‘Upstairs now!’ ‘Brush teeth!’ ‘Lights out!’ ” the Anchorman star explains. “There is so much chaos you can’t really take the time to articulate.”

Ferrell is father to sons Axel, 5, Mattias, 8, and Magnus, 11, with wife Viveca Paulin, 45, to whom he has been married since 2000. Despite the hectic household, the comedian admits he rarely feels like a bad-cop dad.

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