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How Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Manage 2 Babies

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will have their hands full with a toddler and a newborn when baby No. 2 arrives.

No surprise, then, that the couple – already parents to daughter Lincoln, 20 months – is looking forward to some well-deserved time off together.

“The baby’s going to arrive right when we wrap our shows and we are both taking off tons of time to just canoodle as a family,” Shepard, 39, shared with People.

As for juggling two babies, the couple admits they are in new territory.

“I think we’ll probably get through it just like everybody else does, which is we’ll put it together day by day,” Bell, 34, told the magazine with a laugh.

“We were told to pick up the oldest first if both are crying,” Shepard chimed in about advice they received for juggling two babies.

“It seems like a smart piece of advice. Since no one is imprinting memories of how you’re treating [Lincoln] already and the newborn doesn’t really know who’s holding them,” Bell added.

Joked Shepard, “We know the first one is great so we don’t want to ruin the first one. We’d rather roll the dice on the second one.”

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Emily Blunt Reveals the Family Tradition She’s Passing On to Her Daughter

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Emily Blunt said that as a child, it was a family tradition to read a story before bed.

Now that she’s a mother herself, she’s making sure to do the same with her daughter, Hazel.

“She’s nine months old but she understands. She sits on me, this little thing, and she understands turning a page already and going on a journey,” Blunt marveled during an interview with E! News. “I think it’s amazing.”

Blunt, 31, and her husband John Krasinski, 35, welcomed Hazel this past February. And while the Into the Woods star realizes that technology is changing the way we read, she still wants her daughter to appreciate physical books.

“I just want her to have that satisfaction I had as a kid of finishing a book and the chunk of it and the weight of it and putting the book down and it’s done,” she said. “You want things to be sensory for kids.”

It doesn’t help either that the actress is a self-proclaimed “dinosaur” when it comes to gadgets.

“I know I have to sort of go with the flow, and this is what’s happening and it’s this generation,” she said. “She’s going to teach me more than any computer class, I’m sure!”

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Kendra Wilkinson Details Her Former Romance with Hugh Hefner

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — When Kendra Wilkinson moved into the Playboy Mansion at 18, she didn’t know what to expect.

However, things became clearer a few weeks in.

“I didn’t know that sex was involved because I knew nothing about Playboy. I just graduated high school,” she explained in a clip from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. “[But then] he’s like, ‘Do you wanna come upstairs?’ [and I said] ‘Sure, let’s have fun.'”

Wilkinson, 29, said that Hefner, 88, considered his relationships with the women who live in the mansion “real relationships.”

However, he was understanding when she came to him and told him that she planned to marry her husband, Hank Baskett, with whom she recently reconciled after a rocky period. (Hefner has moved on too: He married Crystal Harris in 2012.)

“I got married at the mansion!” she said. “It was like, over a million [dollars]. It was so beautiful.”

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“Jurassic World” Full-Length Trailer Now Online

Universal(NEW YORK) — On Monday, fans were treated to an eight-second preview of it. And now, Universal has released the full-length trailer for Jurassic World.

By all appearances, what used to be Jurassic Park — before it was overrun by rampaging dinosaurs — is now Jurassic World, a wildly successful version of the dinosaur theme park and nature preserve that Jurassic Park was meant to be. But then, someone plays with dinosaur DNA one more time to make a new species of dinosaur, and — well, if you’ve seen any of the previous films, you know that will likely prove to be a very bad idea.

The initial plan was for the Jurassic World trailer to be released online and in theaters Thanksgiving Day. No word yet on why the studio changed their mind.

There have been three Jurassic Park movies so far, the most recent being 2001’s Jurassic Park III.

Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, opens June 12, 2015.

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Chris Rock, Other Celebs React Online to Ferguson Verdict

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) — Celebrities expressed sadness, frustration and disappointment across social media Monday after a grand jury in Missouri declined to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Here are just some of the reactions:

Basketball star LeBron James used the opportunity to harken back to the 2012 shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, posting an editorial cartoon on Instagram of Martin and Brown walking together with their arms draped across each other’s shoulders.

“As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!!” James wrote. “I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter”

Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams tweeted, “I’m heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let’s all pray for peace.”

Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones echoed the sentiment, and also suggested, “#NoJusticeNoProfit Maybe it’s time to redefine Black Friday & flip the script on how & where we spend our dollars. #BlackLivesMatter.”

Like many, Cher disagreed with the grand jury’s decision, but also spoke out against the protests that followed.

“Violence is NOT the ANSWER!,” she tweeted. “VOTE 2Change State Laws.There Must b Change in Attitude & BALANCE In Police & Lawmakers!”

Chris Rock was among the most vocal in reacting online to the Ferguson verdict, tweeting numerous responses to the grand jury announcement, including, “Doesn’t take 100 days to decide if murder is a crime, it takes 100 days to figure out how to tell people it isn’t……” He also added, “now everybody after all this is over make sure to tweet about it for 3 days and then forget it ever happened like we do every time.”

His tweets continued Tuesday morning, including one that included a video of orderly Ferguson protesters, with the caption, “Peaceful protesters didn’t make it to television.”

A few minutes later, Rock tweeted, “Pretty good morning so far. Bumped into a cop in line at Starbucks and didn’t get shot six times. #Ferguson.”

In response to the flurry of opposing tweets that followed, Rock added just six minutes later, “Following someone on Twitter and complaining about what they tweet about is like calling someone to tell them you don’t want to talk to them.”

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Movie Review: “Penguins of Madagascar” (Rated PG)

Fox(NEW YORK) — I’m not sure anybody was asking for it, but the penguins from the Madagascar movies have their own film. Actually, it doesn’t matter whether anybody was asking for it, because the results make for one of the year’s most pleasant surprises — and, perhaps, a viable and lucrative spin-off series.

When we first meet Skipper, Kowalski and Rico, they’re little kids in Antarctica, marching…somewhere, with all of the other penguins, all of whom are perfectly content going wherever it is nature’s telling them to go. Skipper isn’t happy, though, when nobody leaves the line to rescue a runaway egg. When several of the older penguins explain that’s just the way it is, Skipper flops on his belly and, joined by Kowalski and Rico, makes a mad dash to rescue the egg.

The egg turns out to be holding adorable little Private. Ten years later, in a callback to Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we hear Chris Rock’s Marty singing the “Afro-Circus” in the background as the four penguins, now adults and far away from Antarctica, stuff themselves into a circus cannon and shoot themselves toward Fort Knox. Obviously, they break into Fort Knox (because obviously, penguins can do that sort of thing), but I’m not going to tell you why.

What I will tell you is the penguins are abducted by Dave (John Malkovich), an octopus disguised as a doctor. And Dave’s seeking revenge. Used to be, he was the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo — until the cute penguins came along and upstaged him, at every zoo and every aquarium he went to around the world. The crazy octopus is working on some green concoction that will do some sort of harm to penguins, but we don’t know what. What we do know is, he must be stopped!

Malkovich is the perfect voice for Dave, who isn’t just a great animated villain but also delivers the movie’s funniest lines — and there’s plenty of funny dialogue to go around for both children and adults. You’ll love taking your kids to see Penguins of Madagascar, a funny, clever and adorable movie.

Four out of five stars.

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New Reality Show Follows Young Women Thinking About Becoming Nuns

Don Bayley/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Reality meets spirituality in a reality show that debuts Tuesday night about a group of young women thinking about becoming nuns.

The new Lifetime show The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns follows five young women leaving life as they know it behind as they consider taking the sacred vows and becoming nuns. The young women are in what’s called the “discernment phase,” where they live alongside nuns to figure out whether they’re ready to put their faith above everything else.

“Women don’t enter with halos. They don’t come in holy,” one nun said in a preview of the show. “God called them from where they are, and they all come from different backgrounds. It will be very difficult.”

“Difficult” meaning no boyfriends, no cellphones and no makeup, which the young women visibly struggle with on the show.

“Religious life can be difficult, especially if you’re running away from something,” the nun said. “We do have certain expectations of dress, that it certainly be modest, and that includes your makeup.”

One young woman in the preview cries over this realization, saying, “But we can’t have any makeup? I never even talk about my acne to anyone. It’s something that’s so personal. You don’t understand when you look at yourself, and you’re so scared that people aren’t going to see you.”

Another young woman confides in a nun that she feels “broken.”

The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns premieres Tuesday night at 10 p.m ET/PT on Lifetime.

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“Real Housewives” Star Lisa Vanderpump Says It May Be Time to Leave Show If Violence Continues

Michael Larsen/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Fans of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were shocked when they saw star Lisa Vanderpump get slapped across the face by an unknown woman in the show’s trailer. The former Dancing with the Stars contestant tells ABC News Radio that the culprit was in fact her co-star and former friend, Brandi Glanville — and it may signal that it’s time for Lisa to move on.

“She was the main catalyst of last year’s…situation and I just thought I just don’t want to be around this person anymore. But I really tried hard in this season to kind of make it work and then you see what transpires,” Vanderpump says. “But it wasn’t a good situation. Nobody’s ever kind of put their hands on me before.”

It’s clear that after last season’s fall out between the two former friends, they have yet to patch things up.

Still, Vanderpump says she understands why situations can sometimes get physical on reality TV.

“When they film you for months, you know, sometimes things do happen, especially when you’re in intense situations. I think the only prerequisite on reality television is that they ask you to be honest,” she explains. “But certainly, yes, I get concerned about anything getting physical because that’s not who I am or who I want to be or want to be around.”

“I don’t like the aggression. I don’t like the nastiness,” Vanderpump continues. “It’s not something I ever want to be a part of and if I am then I think it’s time for me to leave the show.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Bravo.

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Meryl Streep Honored with Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony

ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Monday honored Meryl Streep and 18 other individuals with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.

At the White House ceremony, Obama spoke very highly of the three-time Oscar winner.

“I love Meryl Streep,” the president proudly declared. “I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There’s nothing either of them can do about it.”

Referring to Streep’s role in the film Mamma Mia!, Obama joked, “She’s done it all for her craft. She’s sung ABBA, which, you know, that’s something.”

Obama continued reviewing Streep’s prolific career: “She learned violin. She wore a nun’s habit, faced down a charging lion, mastered every accent under the sun. She inhabits her characters so fully and compassionately.”

The honorees also included actress Marlo Thomas, singer Stevie Wonder, newsman Tom Brokaw and composer Stephen Sondheim.

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Zach Braff, Shia LaBeouf and Woody Allen Make “GQ” List of ‘Least Influential People of 2014′

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — What do Zach Braff, Shia LaBeouf and Woody Allen have in common? They’ve all made GQ‘s “Least Influential People of 2014″ list.

According to GQ, Braff made the list because he used Kickstarter to fund his latest film, Wish I Was Here. “Who are these people who gave Zach Braff $3 million to make a Garden State do-over? Who has that kind of money to burn?” GQ wrote. “He should’ve just filmed himself rubbing that money on his armpits,” GQ added.

LaBeouf got his honor for a string of odd behavior incidents this past year. The magazine wrote, “enough with celebrities excusing their asinine behavior — like, say, wearing paper bags over their heads — by claiming they were conducting some kind of sociological experiment about HUMANITY.”

Meanwhile, Allen made the list for his box office dud, Magic in the Moonlight. “Does that movie feature yet another man wooing a woman who is half his age? Of course it does. Just to throw us off, Woody needs to make a movie where Justin Bieber nails Cloris Leachman,” the mag quipped.

Also on the list are Bono and U2, Johnny Depp and Robin Thicke. How I Met Your Mother co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas also made the GQ list for the show’s much-maligned twist ending.

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