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Jennifer Picks Up Violet From Gymnastics

Jennifer Picks Up Violet From Gymnastics

Jennifer Garner was full of smiles as she picked up her eldest daughter, Violet Affleck, 3, from gymnastics class in Los Angeles on Thursday. The duo then continued their day together by having lunch at the local restaurant Kay ‘n Dave’s before returning home to baby Seraphina.

Jennifer stars in three movies set to hit theaters this year: This Side of the Truth, The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Be With You.

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Isla Fisher & Olive Arrive In NYC

Isla Fisher & Olive Arrive In NYC

Actress Isla Fisher and her 1-year-old daughter Olive arrived at JFK International on Monday. The adorable mother-daughter duo made their way through the terminal, with Olive taking few steps, before mom picked her up.

Yesterday, while Isla was out promoting her newest flick Confessions of a Shopaholic in The Big Apple, Olive was spotted out for a walk with her nanny.

Dad is Isla’s main squeeze, Borat’s Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Last Day To Enter: Giveaway DigiTells – Read Along With Me

DigiTells’ “Read Along With Me” is a new software program that allows anyone to combine musical scores, magical sound effects and most importantly his or her own voice to create a read-along audio book for kids.

The software builds on the idea of read aloud storytelling by allowing parents, grandparents, etc. to record any book in their own voice and burn it to a CD or audio file so children can read along with a voice they love anytime, anywhere.

- Studies show that children learn to read better, faster by reading aloud.

- Children are better able to read when the voice reading aloud to them is one to which the child is emotionally connected.

DigiTells’ creator Giselle Uffrens lost her mom to cancer. One of her mom’s favorite activities was reading aloud to her grandchildren. Her passing is what inspired Uffrens to create “Read-Along With Me” — to offer families a way to preserve a part of themselves that will live on for generations. With DigiTells’ “Read Along With Me,” the magical memories of read-aloud story time with a loved one can be enjoyed for generations yet to come.

We are giving away this educational software package to 3 of our lucky readers! Also exclusive to our readers is a 20% discount off the promotional price of $49.95 for the next 30 days (offer ends February 27, 2009). All you need to do is enter promotional code Celebrity Baby Scoop at checkout. Please note that readers can also pre-order the Mac version, which launches Spring 2009.

*HOW TO ENTER* Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published). Please state your favorite feature of DigiTells’ Read Along With Me and 3 winners will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day. This contest ends Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 P.M. EST. Entries open to US residents only. Good luck!

Congratulations to the winners of the Petite Fleur Designs giveaway: Naomi, Summer & Brandee

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Mom Of Octuplets: I Always Wanted A “Huge Family”

Mom of octuplets, Nadya Suleman, says she tried for seven years to get pregnant before successfully conceiving with in-vitro fertilization, “and then I just kept going in.” In an interview for the Today show, the recent mother of octuplets, who also has six other children, tells NBC’s Ann Curry: “That was always a dream of mine, to have a large family, a huge family.”

Nadya said in the interview, which airs Monday, that her desire for a large family stems from a dysfunctional childhood. “I just longed for certain connections and attachments with another person that I really lacked, I believe, growing up.” When asked what she felt she lacked, Nadya said, “Feeling of self and identity. I didn’t feel as though, when I was a child, I had much control of my environment. I felt powerless. And that gave me a sense of predictability. Reflecting back on my childhood, I know it wasn’t functional. It was pretty, pretty dysfunctional, and whose isn’t?”

Suleman, 33, was interviewed shortly after she left Kaiser Permanente’s hospital in Bellflower, Calif. Her babies – six boys and two girls – remain in the hospital all in good condition.

Meanwhile, PEOPLE uncovered new details about Suleman’s medical and financial history. Accordingly, Suleman received nearly $168,000 in disability benefits. The mom of 14 children received the payments as a result of injuries she suffered during a 1999 riot at a California mental hospital where she worked, leaving her with chronic back pain. She was still receiving disability payments at about the same time she was inseminated with octuplets, and doctors recommended that she not take on any job that involved prolonged sitting, standing and walking.

The document goes on to say that in 2001 Suleman’s car was was rear-ended. She injured her neck, back and shoulders, and filed an additional claim for workers’ compensation arguing that the car accident would not have occurred had she not been going for medical treatment for the earlier injury. It was unclear if she received any funds from that claim.

Photo: Paul Drinkwater / NBC

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Justin Trudeau & Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau Welcome Daughter Ella-Grace

Canadian Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau welcomed their second child this morning in Montreal, CTV gossip program eTalk reports.

Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau weighed 6 lbs, 13 oz and was named after Justin’s mother Margret and his grandmother Grace. She joins the couple’s 15-month-old son Xavier. Sophie, the Quebec correspondent for eTalk, announced the pregnancy in August.

Justin is the eldest son of the former, and extremely well-liked, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Photo: Newscom

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Did You See…?

A video of Tom, Katie and Suri on vacation in Brazil on Sunday.

A video of Ben and Jennifer picking Violet up from school on Tuesday.

A video of Milla Jovovich and Ever playing at the park

Liev and Sasha Schreiber visiting the Los Angeles Zoo.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and baby John out in Brentwood.

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