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Ben & Violet Hurry Home To Mama & Seraphina

Ben & Violet Hurry Home To Mama & Seraphina

New daddy Ben Affleck picks up big sister Violet, 3, from school as the family welcomes 1-week-old Seraphina Rose Elizabeth into the world.

The adorable 3-year-old was just spotted wearing a t-shirt that proudly proclaims her status as a big sister. ;)

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Liev & Sasha Schreiber – Bundled Up In NYC

Liev & Sasha Schreiber - Bundled Up In NYC

Liev Schreiber was seen with his 17-month-old son Sasha all bundled up on a stroll in downtown Manhattan. Liev’s partner, Naomi Watts, and their 1-month-old son Samuel Kai stayed at home on this chilly afternoon.

Liev and Naomi were just spotted on the red carpet for the premiere of Liev’s World War II drama, Defiance.

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Marcia, Tom & The Twins On A Playful Stroll

Marcia, Tom & The Twins On A Playful Stroll

Marcia Cross along with husband Tom Mahoney and their twin daughters Eden and Savannah, 23 months, looked like the picture perfect family as they went for a playful stroll in Santa Monica on Tuesday.

Tom Mahoney, 50, is a stock broker. Marcia graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, and earned master’s degree in psychology at LA’s Antioch University. The couple were wed on June 24, 2006, in front of 200 guests in San Gabriel, California.

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Lisa Marie Presley’s Twin Girls: Finley & Harper

Lisa Marie Presley debuts her 3-month-old twin girls Finley and Harper in the new issue of PEOPLE.

“I really wanted these babies,” said the 40-year-old mom, who tried for two years to get pregnant before conceiving the twins. “My blood was too thick and would clot, which caused several miscarriages. The moment I took blood thinners, I got pregnant.”

Lisa Marie and her husband Michael Lockwood, 47, also share their Los Angeles home with her children from a previous marriage: daughter Riley, 19, and son Benjamin, 16. Elvis Presley’s only daughter said it is “chaotic bliss” in their home.

Lisa Marie also opened up about losing the baby weight after the twins. “I was unable to see my toes by the fourth month. But I only gained 30 lbs. total. I worked out up until the seventh month.”

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Jen & Ben Reveal Baby Name: Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck

One week after the birth of their second daughter, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have announced her name: Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck.

Seraphina was born Jan. 6 in Los Angeles. She joins 3-year-old big sister Violet.

No explanation was offered for the unique name. One website specializing in the origin of names refers to Seraphina as “derived from the Biblical word ‘seraphim,’ which was Hebrew in origin and meant ‘fiery ones.’”

What do you think? Do you like the name?

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Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough Expecting First Child

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough and his wife Leigh, a real estate broker, are expecting their first child in June, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“I know she’s going to be a great mother,” Howie said regarding his wife. “If she can take care of me, the biggest baby in the entire world, I think she’s going to be okay with the little one coming along.”

Adds Leigh: “I think he’s going to be more hands-on than anyone expects. He’s someone who will get up in the night and change diapers. He’s such a partner of mine.”

The couple married in October 2007, and traveled a bit before settling down to start a family.

“We’ve been together going on eight years, but we wanted to enjoy and adjust to living married life first,” Howie tells the magazine. “So for the first eight months we traveled all over the world on an extended honeymoon.”

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Sadly, Howie’s father Hoke was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer and passed away just three months later in June 2008.

“That kind of put things into perspective – passing on and bringing new life into the world,” says Howie. “At that point we started focusing in on having a child. The baby is due the same month that my dad passed away last year, so it’s almost like realizing life is a circle.”

Leigh, who is craving blueberry muffins, devised an ingenious plan to break the news to her husband.

“Leigh surprised me with breakfast in bed. [I knew] something was up,” Howie recalls. “I looked down and saw the pregnancy test strip [on the tray]. The look on my face was like something from America’s Funniest Home Videos. I thought, ‘Oh my god! Here we go! This is it!’ “

Says Leigh of conceiving so quickly: “We were really blessed and lucky.”

The couple don’t plan to learn the baby’s sex before it’s born, and are planning a gender-neutral nursery. “We have a home in L.A. that’s modern, a lot of wood,” says Howie. “We want to do earth tones [for the nursery]. We’ve been talking about a jungle or safari theme.”

Howie admits, though, that his side of the family is thinking blue, as Howie has only nieces.

“So I think everybody would love a boy,” he says. “We’re just hoping for a healthy baby.”

The new little one will join two other Backstreet babies, both boys – Brian Littrell’s 6-year-old son Baylee and Kevin Richardson’s 18-month-old son Mason. On how his bandmates reacted, Howie says they “surprised but very, very enthusiastic.” The group, minus Kevin, is recording in L.A. before they head to South America in February to complete their world tour.

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