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For Hugh Jackman, being a blockbuster, A-list actor often earns him a “meh” at the very least from his two kids. Even with The Wolverine set to open this weekend, he says they resist the urge to act like his biggest fans.
“They’re not going to give that up to me. They’re not going to be like, ‘Yeah Dad, you’re the coolest!'” Jackman told PEOPLE Wednesday at The MOMS’ Mamarazzi event in New York City.
“My son actually saw the movie, and I asked him what he thought, and he begrudgingly goes, ‘Oh, awesome.'”
His son Oscar, 13, is especially having trouble adapting to dad’s spotlight, Jackman says, having been frequently photographed with sister Ava, 8, over the years.
“He’s at that age where it can be embarrassing. He’s now like, ‘Can you please stop talking about me? This is killing my reputation,'” says Jackman. “He wants me to be his dad. He doesn’t like when we get stopped on the street or when people recognize me.”
But even though Jackman, 44, knows that doing more interviews will “get him in trouble,” he can’t help gushing about his children – like about what they want to be when they grow up.
Oscar’s going to be an artist, he says proudly, and Ava would be happy doing anything that involves “handling animals, cooking, singing and poetry.” They may not want to follow in dad’s footsteps as an actor, but that’s fine with him.
“That’s the great thing about parenting,” says Jackman, “You end up going places you never thought you’d go.”
– Stephanie Kuo
With a name like Duke and parents who love the Colorado Rockies, the 10-month-old son of Bill and Giuliana Rancic is clearly a mountain man in the making.
The reality television stars made sure Duke spent his first Fourth of July at 8,000 feet at the base of the famed ski slopes of Vail, Colo., but he wasn’t exactly roughing it. The couple checked into a posh apartment in the Ritz-Carlton Residences, using it as a base camp for a number of high-alpine adventures.
“We’re a very active couple, Bill and I; we love to be outside,” Giuliana tells PEOPLE. “We love the sun and being out in nature, so we want Duke to grow up hopefully with that love of nature and being outdoors as well.”
Plopping 25-pound Duke in a baby backpack, the Rancics hiked Berry Picker Trail to the top of Vail Mountain (at more than 11,000 feet), lunched on pulled pork sandwiches (Duke had a bottle) and rode the Eagle Bahn Gondola back down to the Bavarian-style ski village.
The Rancics also planned a Jeep ride 15 miles up to Piney Ranch, where Bill used to vacation in the summers when he was young, riding horses, hiking and exploring Piney Lake.
“I started skiing when I was four, so [Duke’s] going to be skiing at a really early age,” Bill says. “I’m all about exposing him [to outdoor sports] at an early age. You’ve got to teach him at an early age and then they don’t have any fear. That was the best thing my parents did for me. I was river rafting in Colorado, skiing – we did it all.”
In Vail, the family did some more sedate things, like taking in the ski town’s annual Fourth of July Parade and strolling and biking the area’s numerous trails. They didn’t, however, break any news about a sibling for Duke.
“We’ve always said that we’d love to have another [child] and we’d love them to be close in age, but it’s a major commitment and we want to make sure that our lives, our schedule will allow us to be able to give our kids 110 percent,” Giuliana explains.
That said, the couple do maintain a relationship with the local woman who carried their first child for them after infertility, a miscarriage and cancer diagnosis left them at a loss.
“We do try to see her whenever we come into town,” Bill says of the gestational carrier, who was traveling out of town herself this trip. “We come [here] quite often because Giuliana’s cancer doctor is in Denver and so we have to go for checkups on a regular basis.”
Giuliana and Bill premieres July 16 at 8 p.m. on Style.
– David O. Williams
Courtesy Alana De La Garza; Inset Michael Kovac/WireImage
It’s a girl for Alana De La Garza!
The actress, 36, and husband Michael Roberts welcomed their second child on Sunday, July 7, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Daughter Liv Elena Roberts was born weighing 8 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 19 inches long.
“[The second I saw her] I was just overwhelmed with pure joy and love. I know it sounds clich , but that’s exactly how I felt,” De La Garza tells PEOPLE.
“It feels like our little family is complete. She’s been here a week and I just can’t imagine our lives without her.”
De La Garza and Roberts are also parents to 2 -year-old son Kieran Thomas, who has been busy reveling in his role as big brother.
“He was so excited and in awe! He kept kissing her forehead and saying ‘Baby sista’s not in Mama’s belly anymore!'” she says. “It was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen and most proud I’ve ever been.”
In February, the former Law & Order star shared that she was expecting a daughter, later adding that her son was eager to meet his baby sister and had even developed a penchant for playing with his mama’s pregnant belly.
“[Kieran] crawled in our bed to cuddle. A minute later I feel his little fingers poking my belly button. I gently move them and tell him to rest,” De La Garza told Latina.
“Thirty seconds later, I feel him poking my belly again! I look over and say, ‘Honey, what are you doing?’ He looks up at me and whispers, ‘I’m playing with the baby!’ I melted.”
– Lee Hernandez
Alyssa Milano, who grew up before America’s eyes, is still getting used to the leaps and bounds her 22-month old son Milo Thomas is making.
“He’s been here [in New York] with me for the last seven weeks since I’m hosting Project Runway All Stars and the difference is amazing,” Milano, 40, told PEOPLE at the MLB.com and Nivea Men’s All Star Bash on Sunday.
“I brought a baby and I’m going home with a little boy. It’s so crazy! He’s gotten so big,” she adds. “I take it day by day and enjoy all of my time with him. I’m blessed to have the kind of job that he can be with me every day. But it’s still freaking exhausting!”
Though the actress – who is a longtime Dodgers season ticket holder and designer of a women’s MLB apparel line – clearly is an advocate for the nation’s pastime, she’s not putting pressure on her son to find his way to a baseball diamond.
“He seems to be gravitating the most towards basketball,” she shares, adding proudly, “He’s really good. He gets it in the basket and everything! Whatever he decides to do, I’m totally all for it.”
As for her steamy work on ABC’s Mistresses, Milano’s character Savi Davis will find herself in even more hot water as the season progresses. After having an affair with her coworker, she finds out that she’s pregnant and finally confesses her indiscretion (but not the baby news!) to her husband. It’s only going to go downhill from there.
“She has a pretty big cliffhanger at the end of the season,” says Milano. “It gets progressively worse for her. It’s from all sides – her mom comes into town. Everything that could possibly go wrong, goes wrong.”
– Mary Margaret
It’s a girl for Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant.
“Ms. Charlotte Bryant Hanks has decided to join us,” the actor, 35, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “She’s as happy and healthy as we are overjoyed and tired.”
Charlotte arrived in late June. The couple, who married in 2010, are already parents to daughter Olivia Jane, 2 .
The former Dexter star – who recently appeared in a two-episode turn on NCIS – and his wife announced the pregnancy in April by stepping out for the premiere of Tom Hanks‘ Broadway play Lucky Guy.
With the show ending its run this week, the timing is perfect for the elder Hanks and wife Rita Wilson to spend some quality time with their newest granddaughter.
“They cannot wait to just dote on this kid with every single fiber of their being,” his son joked after the birth of Olivia.
“My wife and I are more than happy to give them our baby and say, ‘Here, watch her while we take a nap!'”
– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Julie Jordan
Courtesy Paula Garces
With her second child on the way this fall, Paula Garces has more news to share – she’s set to welcome a son.
“It’s a boy,” the Devious Maids star, 39, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’m so excited!”
Garces, who is already mom to 21-year-old daughter Skye from a previous relationship, says there was one person who was even more excited than she was about learning the sex of the baby – Antonio Hernandez.
“My husband and I were on the phone together when the doctor told us,” the actress recalls. “And like a real Latino macho – my hubby is Puerto Rican – he screamed like a girl!”
“He was so excited because we already experienced a baby girl with Skye,” adds Garces, who says both her husband and daughter were hoping for a boy.
But Garces, who had all but given up hope on having another baby after two miscarriages, says she’s just excited to finally be pregnant again after so many years.
“I really just wanted a happy, healthy baby,” she explains.
Best known for her role as Maria from the Harold & Kumar franchise, Garces is currently juggling a role on All My Children in addition to her Devious Maids duties.
“The producers on both [shows] are all very excited and they’re amazing to me,” says Garces, adding that her bosses couldn’t be more supportive of her pregnancy. “I was afraid I would be fired or written out but on the contrary, they’ve given me more work.”
Garces is “almost five months” pregnant and says she has yet to decide on a baby name.
“Baby names are a big debate in my family,” she jokes. “Like true Colombian and Puerto Rican families, everybody and their mother is putting their two cents in – everything from Jose to Francisco to Victorio to Rain has been suggested.”
– Lee Hernandez
At 30, Camila Alves McConaughey is not in denial about her changing body.
“I am definitely way curvier,” the model turned handbag designer tells PEOPLE. “My waist used to be tiny. I just saw a picture of Miley Cyrus with a little crop top and low pants and I’m like that was me growing up in Brazil!”
But now as the mom to Levi, 5, Vida, 3 , and Livingston, 8 months, McConaughey shares how her body has changed – and what her husband Matthew McConaughey thinks of her figure! – in PEOPLE’s new special issue, Gorgeous At Any Age.
When she first started dating the Dallas Buyers Club star, “I had the typical model body,” she says. “But after babies it changed. I look more like a woman. Even Matthew has seen that change in me and he’s completely okay with it. It’s evolution.”
And she doesn’t plan on fighting the aging process any time soon. “The mistake that women make these days is trying to chase their youth,” says McConaughey. “In my 20s I wanted to be hot, now I want to be healthy.”
Besides, the busy mom – who appears on QVC Friday to launch the latest collection for her line Muxo – has plenty of other things to worry about. “I’m dedicated to my family, my husband, my kids. I have a business and I want to help others when I can. So that’s where I’m standing right now.”
For more on how she and other Hollywood stars really feel about aging (plus all their beauty tips and tricks!) pick up PEOPLE‘s Gorgeous at Any Age special on stands now.
– Raha Lewis
There’s a baby on the way for this Shameless star.
Shanola Hampton and her husband Daren Dukes are expecting their first child together – a girl, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
“We are beyond excited to expand our family and begin this new chapter,” the happy couple, whose daughter is due in late January, tell PEOPLE in a statement. “Words can’t describe the joy our hearts feel.”
On the Showtime hit, Hampton, 36, plays Veronica Fisher, the sassy best friend of Emmy Rossum‘s character Fiona Gallagher.
She and Dukes, creator and producer of The Dallas Cowboy Show, have been married for 13 years and currently live in Los Angeles.
The fourth season of Shameless premieres Jan. 12 on Showtime.
– Mary Margaret
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Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya fully expected she’d return to Dancing With the Stars for its 17th season – until she discovered she was pregnant.
“It was a bit shocking at first, but I got over that pretty quick,” Trebunskaya, 32, tells PEOPLE of finding out she was expecting her first child.
“Even though this was not planned, I believe things happen for a reason and it was meant to be.”
She continues, “I’ve always wanted to have a baby, but it was never the right time. I guess it was fate – or the universe – telling me it was time to be a mom.”
While she had hoped to return, once she realized she was expecting, it was no longer an option. “I don’t think it would be best for my health and the baby’s health to go through all of those hours of rehearsals,” says Trebunskaya.
“I’ll definitely be watching. They have been so supportive of me. They are still my family and I think they have a great cast this season. I think Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne are going to be amazing. They have such phenomenal personal stories,” she adds.
Now in her second trimester, Trebunskaya, who divorced former DWTS pro Jonathan Roberts last year, says she plans to make a few more appearances with Ballroom With a Twist through September, before taking it easy for the remainder of her pregnancy.
The auburn-haired beauty is settling into her new life as an expectant mom, eating frequent small, healthy meals of “leafy greens, vegetables and lean proteins” and exercising regularly.
“I visited my doctor yesterday and I feel wonderful. I feel healthy, the baby is healthy and normal,” she says, noting that she declines to reveal the baby’s father. “That’s my private affairs.”
One thing Trebunskaya isn’t shying away from is asking for parenting advice. “Tweet me. Send me links,” she says, laughing. “I have so much to learn. I’m up for any advice. Bring it on!”
– Monica Rizzo
Jennifer Love Hewitt definitely has that pregnancy glow – and she’s loving it!
“[Being pregnant] is an awesome thing,” the actress told PEOPLE at Pampers’ Love, Sleep and Play campaign in New York on Wednesday. “It definitely has its moments where you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh this is crazy,’ but it’s been beautiful.”
One reason Hewitt, 34, continues to look fabulous while pregnant – despite her cupcake cravings – is because she’s upped her exercise routine.
“I’ve actually worked out more pregnant than when I wasn’t. I’ve been working out about five to six days a week,” she explains. “I do a lot of swimming, Pilates, yoga – all good stuff for baby and for me. It gets difficult the bigger you get because it’s more uncomfortable, but it’s important.”
The actress, who recently got engaged to her Client List costar Brian Hallisay, says planning her wedding is on hold for now.
“I’m not putting that on myself also! We’re going to wait,” she says. “I’m going to get down and be cute again and then we’ll be ready to go.”
Hewitt and Hallisay have also chosen to await a delivery surprise when it comes to their first child.
“I’m due in December and I don’t know what I’m having. Meeting the baby is what I’m most excited about,” she says.
As for what she’s most terrified for, Hewitt says: “Learning to breastfeed!”
– Carlos Greer