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Fab Sale Roundup: GILT Kids, Patemm and More!

Published July 17, 2014 by gossipzoo

GILT Baby & Kids

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This week, GILT Baby & Kids is hosting a few fab sales worth checking out. You’ll find loads of chic toys, accessories, shoes and clothing from Ana s & I (7/21), Egg Swim by Susan Lazar (7/22), ADZIF Wall Decals (7/23), Lilac Maternity and Shi Shu Baby (7/24), and more!

Our picks: The Shi Shu Baby Classic Weave Blanket (now $35, originally $88) and the ADZIF Puzzle Wall Decals (now $40, originally $48).

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Isabella Oliver

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Isabella Oliver Everyone from Ivanka Trump and Busy Philipps are fans of this chic maternity brand. Now you can stock up on their well-made pieces during their summer sale, with savings up to 50 percent off.

Jaxxwear

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Jaxxwear Ready to stock up on spring/summer pieces for your tot? Check out the too-cute (and well-made!) selection from this kid’s clothing company. Right now, they’re offering Moms & Babies an exclusive 20 percent off discount. Just enter code: people at checkout.

Lalalounger

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Lalalounger This unique children’s lounger starts out as a comfy resting place for your infant and then eventually transforms into a cushion for older kids to rest. Talk about functional! Plus it’s available in loads of fun prints. Get 10 percent off any order over $75 when you enter PEOPLELALA at checkout.

Little Skye Boutique

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Little Skye Boutique This full service online children’s clothing boutique is hosting their “Summer Savings Event” with up to 20 percent off a vast array of designers including Joah Love, Lemon Loves Lime, Little Wings among others. Now is your time to stock up on the latest summer fashions.

Melijoe

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Melijoe Love kids designer brands? You’ll find everything Chlo and Scotch & Soda to Petit Bateau and Marc Jacobs at this luxe kids e-boutique. And right now, they’re having a sale (up to 50 percent off!) on some of their covetable goods.

Our pick: This mixed print percale dress by Kenzo Kids (now $44, originally $88).

Nameberry

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Nameberry We can’t think of a better way to celebrate your little ones than with personalized jewelry. That’s why we’re loving the vintage-style necklaces found at this online boutique.

Right now, they’re offering a 20 percent off discount off all their name necklaces. Just enter code: deserve at checkout.

Oilily

Courtesy Oilily

Oilily It’s not often we find a kids brand that’s both well-made and adorable. But Oilily nails it with their cutesy, yet wearable clothing.

At up to 40 percent off, you can add a few pieces from their bright and adorable World of Wonder collection without breaking the bank.

Patemm

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Patemm We’re big fans of their stylish (and handy!) changing mats, so we were happy to hear they’ve launched a new collection for parents including an iPad Soft cover ($40), perfect pouch ($24), pitaka purse ($18) and multi-purpose pouch ($22).

Polka Dot What

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Polka Dot What Cute leggings are a staple of any girl’s wardrobe. And we’re loving this company’s adorable versions especially since you can design them yourself. The cool stripes style (now $24) is available in any color combo you want.

Tea Collection

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Tea Collection It’s time to stock up on this brand’s adorable children’s clothing. Not only are they well-made, but they’re perfect for stylish kids on the go.

And right now, they’re hosting their semi-annual sale featuring really great deals (some dresses are below $20!) on everything from polo shirts and swimsuits to kimono-style PJ’s.

Tiny Tags

Courtesy Tiny Tags

Tiny Tags We love this company’s personalized mommy jewelry (we have the 2 Tag Initial Necklace!) – it’s a great way to show love for your little ones. Currently, they’re giving Moms & Babies readers an exclusive discount. When you enter code: TT0513, you’ll receive 10 percent off your order.

Zulily

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Zulily With over 10 million members, this daily deals site continues to feature the most coveted brands for moms, babies and kids. Not yet a member? It’s free and signing up is fast and easy. Once you’re a member, you’ll be the first to know about the site’s amazing offerings.

Here’s what’s coming up this week: 7/18 – SOREL Kids, 7/19 – Justin Boots and Marvel & DC Comics gear, 7/21 – Calvin Klein Jean, 7/22 – Hello Kitty and Jelly the Pug, 7/23 – Hurley Kids, Ann Loren, Trumpette and EMU Australia, 7/25 – Motherhood Maternity

Second Child on the Way for Jared Padalecki

Published July 17, 2014 by gossipzoo

Jared Padalecki Expecting Second Child

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Jared Padalecki is a pro at hunting down demons, but can double daddy duty be just as easy?

The Supernatural star, 31, and his wife Genevieve Cortese are expecting their second child together, his manager confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Speculation that there was a sibling on the way for son Thomas Colton, 16 months, began when Padalecki cradled Cortese’s beginner bump while walking the red carpet during a Comic-Con event in San Diego, Calif. on Friday.

“We’ve met a lot of new parents with little babies, and a lot of babies seem like babies, but [our son] feels like he’s kind of an old soul,” Padalecki has said of his baby boy.

“He kind of looks at you and tries to figure you out, which is cool. I hope he’s a mature kid.”

Padalecki wed former Supernatural costar Cortese in February 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Melody Chiu

Curtis Stone on Hudson’s Refined Palate: ‘He’s a Good Eater!’

Published July 16, 2014 by gossipzoo

Curtis Stone Top Chef Masters Son Hudson

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Curtis Stone‘s son Hudson is growing right up. Like most 20-month-olds, he’s walking, talking and playing. When it comes to eating, though, Hudson’s palate is rather refined for his age.

“He’s a good eater! We’ve introduced him to all kinds of food. His mum [Lindsay Price]’s a great cook, and she does just as much of the cooking as I do for him,” the Top Chef Masters host tells PEOPLE.

“There’s really nothing that he doesn’t love. He loves omelettes – anything with eggs in it. And all sorts of protein. He loves crab. He likes pasta, he likes lentils. He had a nice big steak the other night. You know, he’s chompin’ away, which is good to see.”

Stone also says that Hudson is a helper, whether it’s cooking breakfast in the kitchen or picking strawberries in the garden. But that doesn’t mean his dreams for Hudson are strictly in cuisine.

“Of course we all think we have the one genius child or the next football [star] – I think he’s going to be a soccer star,” the proud dad, 37, says. “Watching him kick a little ball around and learn and develop is just so beautiful.”

Also an author, Stone released his latest cookbook, What’s for Dinner?, in April and will be showing off some of his new recipes in Las Vegas this weekend at the Venetian and the Palazzo’s second annual Italian-themed Carnavale festival.

“I’m really focusing on the best of the seasons,” Stone says of the menu he’s prepared. “It’s comfort food but with a mix of sophistication.”

The chef won’t be traveling alone, though – Stone will be joined by his new wife, 36, and Hudson. As for what he’s most excited about by visiting Sin City, there are two things: First, “it’s actually really special just to be able to cook someone a beautiful dinner and come out and meet them and talk about it and all that sort of stuff,” he says.

But it’s not all work and no play for this family man. “We’re going to hit the pool and catch some sun. Have a couple of cocktails and relax a little.”

– Jeff Nelson

Jimmy Fallon Introduces Daughter Winnie Rose

Published July 16, 2014 by gossipzoo

What a sweetie!

Jimmy Fallon is one proud papa. The late night host posted a photo on Instagram of his newborn baby girl, who arrived Tuesday. “I would like to introduce… Winnie Rose Fallon,” he wrote.

Fallon expressed the joy he and his wife, Nancy Juvonen Fallon, are experiencing as brand new parents.

“I’m the father of a beautiful baby girl. She’s so cute. She’s 5 lbs., 9 oz. Me and my wife are so happy,” Fallon said during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday. “Thank you all for all the well-wishes on Facebook and Twitter and the blogs. I’m just so happy.”

The first-time parents, who were married in 2007, are “overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter,” Fallon’s rep told PEOPLE.

And beautiful is right!

Jimmy Fallon Daughter Winnie Rose First Photo

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Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe Are Leaving ‘Parks and Recreation’

Published July 11, 2014 by gossipzoo

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are reportedly leaving 'Parks and Recreation.'

Leslie Knope will have to say some goodbyes this season as both Rashida Jones (who plays Leslie’s best friend Ann) and Rob Lowe are reportedly leaving Parks and Recreation. Jones was an original member of the cast, while Lowe joined in season two for what was supposed to be a guest role, but soon became a regular cast member. Their characters, Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger, have had an on-again/off-again relationship ever since.

The NBC show’s fifth season ended with Traeger and Perkins trying to have a baby together; their departure together hints at a happy ending for the two. Buzzfeed’s Kate Arthur, who broke the story, reports that the sixth season’s 13th episode will be both actors’ final. Arthur notes that that episode will likely air during February sweeps.

The news hasn’t been officially confirmed; NBC declined to comment on Buzzfeed’s story. Neither Jones nor Lowe has acknowledged the story.

As for the actors’ next projects, Jones and her Celeste & Jesse Forever writing partner Will McCormack have a development deal with Warner Bros. Television. Rob Lowe is currently promoting National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy, in which he plays Former President John F. Kennedy.

In happier Parks and Rec news, it has been confirmed that Lucy Lawless will be in the season six premiere. Lawless starred in several episodes last season as Diane, a love interest to Nick Offerman‘s Ron Swanson. In the final moments of the season five finale, Diane revealed that she was pregnant. Entertainment Weekly reports that Parks and Recreation producers intend to include Lawless in several episodes throughout the season, as Ron prepares to be a dad.

Parks and Rec‘s hour-long season six premiere airs on September 26 and is set partially in London. Heidi Klum and Henry Winkler will also guest star.

‘Hunger Games’ Newcomers Sam Claflin and Jena Malone Talk ‘Catching Fire’

Published July 9, 2014 by gossipzoo

Long before Hunger Games: Catching Fire began filming, the race was on in Hollywood to land a role in the second installment of the buzzed-about series based on Suzanne Collins‘ bestselling books.

When Sam Claflin went to try out for Finnick Odair, the handsome, charismatic and clever District 4 tribute, he thought the competition was too tough.

“Finnick is supposed to be this godlike creature,” he told Glamour magazine’s September 2013 issue. “I remember sitting in the audition room and this kid walked in. He was seriously one of the most handsome men I’ve ever seen. And I was just, Nah, this is never going to happen.”

But happen it did. Claflin joins fellow new cast member Jena Malone – who will play the brutal District 7 tribute, Johanna Mason – in appearing alongside Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson‘s Peeta Mellark in the anticipated Hunger Games follow-up, to be directed by Francis Lawrence.

“I know they saw every single actress from here till Tuesday,” Malone said of the casting team’s search for their Johanna. “They wanted to find someone who didn’t just physicalize this character but could also scare people. I don’t know what I did – I guess I scared the hell out of them.”

Once Claflin, who quietly wed girlfriend Laura Haddock recently, landed the coveted role, he had to physically transform into the strong, sculpted Finnick.

“I had chicken and asparagus every day for three months,” he said, adding it made Haddock “quite happy. I was sending my mom photos of myself, really buff. [Laughs.] That sounds so wrong!”

Kerri Walsh Jennings Poses Nude While Pregnant – and with Baby

Published June 19, 2014 by gossipzoo

When you compete on a worldwide stage in the skimpiest of bathing suits, how shy can you be?

For beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, the answer came crashingly clear just before her second of two nude photo shoots for ESPN The Magazine.

The first time she stripped down while pregnant; the second was a follow-up session posing in the altogether with her new baby last month, about nine weeks after giving birth.

“Driving there I was sweating bullets,” says Walsh Jennings, 34. “I was really, really nervous. I felt exposed, not just physically, but with all of my insecurities.”

The side-by-side results appear in the magazine’s fifth annual Body Issue, on newsstands Friday, along with nude photos of male and female athletes. The sports range from pro football to golf to tennis.

“When I was offered this opportunity it wasn’t an automatic yes. I had to think about it. I’m my parents’ daughter. I have my husband,” she said. “When I came down to it, I had the opportunity to do something uncomfortable. I think that’s an important part of life. It’s something new. I looked at it as a challenge.”

Jenna von Oy Happy Birthday Gray

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Walsh Jennings says she gained 36 lbs. on her 6 , 2″ frame while pregnant with her third child, daughter Scout Margery. She’s lost most of it, but is trying for 12 lbs. more.

“I have been working my butt off literally every single day,” she says, preparing for her first post-baby tournament in Switzerland later this month. “I’ve come a long way from April when I had my baby. But I’m definitely not where I would normally be going into my first tournament of the season.”

She’ll also have to adjust to competing without longtime partner Misty May-Treanor, who retired after the pair won their third gold at the London Olympics. After joining interim partner Whitney Pavlik in Switzerland and later in Long Beach, she’ll team with new partner April Ross.

Which means the next few weeks will bring one more temporary tinge of self-consciousness. “Before I get my tan,” she says, “I feel naked.”

– Mike Fleeman

Samantha Harris: Why I Write Journals for My Daughters

Published June 19, 2014 by gossipzoo

Samantha Harris P&G

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With her eldest daughter, 5 -year-old Josselyn Sydney, starting kindergarten in the fall, Samantha Harris is more aware than ever how quickly time is flying.

“It was just yesterday that she was a toddler like our little one,” Harris, also mom to Hillary Madison, 2 , tells PEOPLE. “I was just playing with these magnet dolls with [Hillary] and it’s so cute listening to her talk and how she phrases everything. I know that the cute little phrases she has today are going to be gone tomorrow. You have to cherish each of those moments.”

That realization is what led Harris to partner with P&G everyday, a one-stop website with simple tips on everything from cooking to beauty to helping moms spend less time getting things done, and more time being mom.

“It’s hard in our busy, busy life, especially as a working mom and as moms in general. It’s hard to take a breather and spend that quality time [with your kids], which is essential,” Harris, 39, says.

To chronicle those special moments in her own family’s lives, Harris and her husband, Michael Hess, write journals to their daughters, recalling funny stories, the day they happened and how old each girl was when the moment occurred.

“My goal is to keep those going until they turn 18 and – when each of them have their 18th birthday – present it to them,” she says, adding that the homemade quality of the journals is important to her.

“I think that there’s something to be said about having the ability to see your parents’ writing,” Harris says. “I lost my dad when I was 22 and he was just 50, and I realize truly how precious the time is, so anytime I come across a birthday card with his writing, I hold it dear.”

And how does Harris ensure the journals are filled with lasting memories? By taking Josselyn on special field trips.

“I called it Mommy Camp,” she says. “We would pick a new destination every day. We went to the observatory in L.A. We have a membership to the L.A. Zoo. We’ll go there a bunch of different times and tackle different areas of it.”

“So there’s a petting zoo we’ll spend a lot of time in one day,” she continues. “Another day, we watch the elephants go through their morning cleaning and training. We went to the art museum, the tar pits, the beach. It’s lots of special time.”

As Hillary gets older, she’ll also be joining Mom and her big sister on these trips, a milestone Harris can’t wait for. “Having my two little ones has just made my life so much fuller,” she says.

– Kiran Hefa

Poppy Montgomery: I Don’t Think Anyone Wants a C-Section

Published June 18, 2014 by gossipzoo

Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Daughter Violet Grace

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Poppy Montgomery was waiting for the April showers to bring her May flowers – until life started to bloom a little early.

Two weeks ahead of her due date, the actress welcomed her daughter Violet Grace following a c-section.

“That was hard for me because I don’t think anyone wants to have a c-section,” Montgomery tells Sweden with Love.

“It’s major surgery and it was scary for me. But everything went well and at the end, what matters is that the baby is healthy and that you’re both doing great.”

There was little time to revel in the baby bliss following Violet’s birth; Montgomery returned to work on Unforgettable, which premieres July 28, only two weeks after baby girl’s arrival.

“Going back to work that quickly after having a c-section was, of course, difficult. Violet wasn’t difficult, but I was recovering from surgery, breastfeeding and working 14-hour days,” she says. “She’s such a mellow baby, so it wasn’t as scary as it sounds.”

Despite having a supportive crew on her side, the new mom struggled with the tedious task of pumping milk, a necessity as Violet prefers to take her time breastfeeding – a luxury Montgomery doesn’t have while working. “I absolutely loathe it! Oh my gosh, I feel like I’m in a dairy. It’s the worst,” she shares.

“I love the connection you get with your child when you breastfeed and pumping is so far removed from that. I honestly loathe it, but it’s important for her to get the milk so of course I do it for her. I don’t think any woman is down with pumping. I can’t imagine anyone going, ‘Oh, I love to pump!'”

Breastfeeding also limits the amount of pregnancy pounds Montgomery is able to shed as she is a person who tends to hold onto pounds while nursing, but – after gaining 35 pounds with Violet – she’s refusing to dwell on the numbers.

“I’m not going to put pressure on myself to make my body look like it never had a baby when it did,” she explains. “I’m going to treat my body with kindness, because it’s been through a lot. I’m absolutely rebelling against the idea that we as women should look like we never gave birth when we did. Instead, it should be celebrated. What our bodies do is really extraordinary.”

Much of her motivation to embrace her postpartum figure comes from the desire to raise Violet with a healthy body image – a belief that needs to be instilled early on, she adds.

“I don’t want her to have that pressure. It becomes a bad thing that our bodies change as we get older and as we give birth,” Montgomery says. “The focus shifts to the wrong thing when we start obsessing about our bodies instead of celebrating our lives.”

Although life certainly hasn’t slowed since baby girl’s birth, Montgomery and her boyfriend, Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford are grateful for the gift of a calm and easy-going newborn.

“She’s had so much upheaval and turmoil in her life so far. When she was two weeks old, she moved from Los Angeles to New York and I started working a week later,” the actress says. “There’s so much going on around her that I think she decided to be the user-friendly, push button, zen baby!”

Equally smitten with Violet is Montgomery’s son Jackson Phillip Deveraux – or at least he was immediately following her arrival. Now, the 5 -year-old has discovered bigger – and more exciting! – adventures like trips to the water park.

“For the first few days after she was born, he thought she was so cute and wanted to hold her and take care of her. But when he realized he couldn’t play [with] or talk to her, he moved on,” she says.

In addition to adjusting to life with a newborn, Montgomery and Sanford are still searching for the right balance of being together despite conflicting career schedules. But although Sanford spends time in Seattle and Montgomery films her hit series in New York, their current plan doesn’t seem to pose a problem.

“I actually like the way we have it right now because our relationship stays fresh and new. He’s got two wonderful kids from a previous marriage, and I have Jackson, and together we have Violet, so we have kids everywhere and it’s great,” the actress shares.

“Of course it’s challenging. I don’t pretend it’s not. We’re in Seattle and New York and Los Angeles, where Jackson’s dad, whom I’m still very good friends with, lives.”

One thing that’s not in the couple’s immediate plans? Tying the knot.

“Shawn would get married. I think it’s important to him, but I’m much less traditional,” Montgomery says. “For me, my commitment is my commitment whether or not someone signs a piece of paper or not.”

– Anya Leon

Busy Philipps Names Daughter Cricket Pearl

Published June 18, 2014 by gossipzoo

Update: The couple have chosen the name Cricket Pearl for their daughter, Philipps’ rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Originally posted July 3: Busy Philipps is now officially one busy mama.

The Cougar Town star, 34, and her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein welcomed their second daughter on Tuesday, July 2, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Everyone is healthy and happy,” the rep tells PEOPLE, adding that baby girl weighed in at 8.5 lbs. The couple has not yet chosen a name.

“So this happened…” Philipps Tweeted Wednesday, sharing a black and white photo of herself cuddling her newborn.

The new addition joins big sister Birdie Leigh, 4 .

Busy Philipps Welcomes Daughter

Courtesy Busy Philipps


Philipps announced her pregnancy in December when she posted a photo of her positive pregnancy test on Twitter. In April, she told The Huffington Post she was having another girl and shared that Birdie was ready – sort of – for her little sister.

“My daughter is super excited,” the actress said. “She’s actually incredibly helpful and … she’s really understanding things, when I say like, ‘Mom can’t carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder!’ She understands what that means and she’s cool with it.”

But she’s not exactly expecting to make her the full-time nanny anytime soon.

“We’ll see what happens when the actual baby comes,” Philipps added. “I’m planning for that moment like, ‘And when does she go back?’ I know that will happen.”

Hopefully not anytime soon!

– Kathy Ehrich Dowd with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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