USA Network Photo: David Giesbrecht(NEW YORK) — Tiffani Thiessen would like to expand her family soon.

Even more excited about the possibility of a second baby? Her 4-year-old daughter, Harper.

“She puts more pressure on me than anyone!” Thiessen told the online magazine, Sweden with Love. “Every day, she begs me to have a baby. She can’t wait to turn into a little mommy. She’s ready!”

Thiessen, 40, is hoping she can make that a reality sooner rather than later. The White Collar actress and her husband, Brady Smith, are “definitely trying.”

“With Harper it happened right away,” she said, adding that she doesn’t think she’s currently pregnant. “I’m hoping it’ll be as easy this time around.”

There are other exciting things coming down the pike for the actress too. Thiessen, an avid gardener who has a chicken coop in her backyard, will begin filming a new show for the Cooking Channel, Dinner at Tiffani’s, later this year, and she’s also gearing up to send Harper off to her last year of preschool.

“I’ve loved so much that I’ve been able to spend basically every day with her. Even when I’ve been working, she’s come to work with me,” she said. “She’s going to be in school until 3 p.m., and that’s a long time for me to be away from her. I suspect I’ll pull her out once in a while.”

Still, Harper, whom Thiessen described as “high-spirited girl,” certainly has a mind of her own, her mom added.

“She knows what she wants, and that can be challenging at times. But I don’t ever want to quash her spirit or change the fact that she’s a strong-willed little kid,” she said. “We have boundaries and we have rules, but we’re not crazy strict. We want her to grow up to be both a respectful and happy person.”

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Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) — It’s a new era for The View.

The ABC talk show kicked off a new season with three new co-hosts — Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace — in a new studio in New York City.

“The thing that never changes on The View is it’s great conversation with great women,” Whoopi Goldberg said at the start of the show. “That is not going to change.”

First up to introduce herself was O’Donnell, who was returning to the show after getting married, having a new baby and sending her oldest off to college. Sitting cross-legged and barefoot, she also said that she had lost about 50 pounds after having surgery.

“I’m good. I’m happy,” O’Donnell, 52, told the live studio audience. “I had a heart attack two years ago in August and then I had the vertical gastric sleeve. …It is sort of a last change thing after you tried everything else. …I feel better.”

Perez went next, explaining that in addition to joining the talk show, she’s also gearing up to star in a new Broadway show alongside Larry David. She also recently married musician Eric Hayes, and is a longtime activist now working as part of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS.

“Life is good,” Perez, 50, said. “I could go on and on and on and brag about myself but I usually like other people to praise me, not to praise myself. It’s a Latin thing.”

Another new face was Wallace, 42, who worked in the White House with George W. Bush before joining John McCain and Sarah Palin’s ill-fated presidential campaign. She’s also a novelist and the mother of a 2-year-old son.

“I am a Republican,” she declared before O’Donnell — who famously sparred with Republican Elisabeth Hasselbeck — announced, “And I really like her!”

The only remaining panelist from last season was Goldberg, 58, who emerged thinner, having topped out at 217 lbs.

“I’m happy to have a gig and happy to be working with y’all,” she said. “[I'm] happy we get to carry on the tradition.”

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Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — An actress who appeared in the film Django Unchained is claiming Los Angeles police handcuffed her last week after “showing affection” toward her partner in public.

In a lengthy post on her Facebook page on Thursday, Daniele Watts wrote, “Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.”

Watts says when police arrived, she stood on a sidewalk and spoke with her father on her phone. She knew she’d done nothing wrong, so she walked away.

She says a few minutes later, two police officers “accosted” her and “forced” her into handcuffs. She continues, “As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that ‘authority figures’ could control my BEING…my ability to BE!!!!!!!”

Watts also posted a photo of herself crying during the incident, alongside another picture of herself playing a cop on the show Weeds.

Watts’ partner, Brian, maintains to TMZ that the two were making out inside a parked car outside of CBS studios in Los Angeles when a nearby resident spotted them and called police. He suggests police confronted them because he’s white and Watts is black, and they thought she was a prostitute.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department released a statement saying officers were responding to a call that “a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open.”

The statement notes, “The responding sergeant and police officers located two individuals that matched the description of the suspects, and they were briefly detained. Upon further investigation it was determined that no crime had been committed. Ms. Watts and her companion were subsequently released.”

The LAPD says an internal investigation regarding the matter has been launched.

Watts currently stars in the new FX comedy Partners.

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Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — An actress who appeared in the film Django Unchained is claiming Los Angeles police handcuffed her last week after “showing affection” toward her partner in public.

In a lengthy post on her Facebook page on Thursday, Daniele Watts wrote, “Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.”

Watts says when police arrived, she stood on a sidewalk and spoke with her father on her phone. She knew she’d done nothing wrong, so she walked away.

She says a few minutes later, two police officers “accosted” her and “forced” her into handcuffs. She continues, “As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that ‘authority figures’ could control my BEING…my ability to BE!!!!!!!”

Watts also posted a photo of herself crying during the incident, alongside another picture of herself playing a cop on the show Weeds.

Watts’ partner, Brian, maintains to TMZ that the two were making out inside a parked car outside of CBS studios in Los Angeles when a nearby resident spotted them and called police. He suggests police confronted them because he’s white and Watts is black, and they thought she was a prostitute.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department released a statement saying officers were responding to a call that “a male and a female were involved in indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with the vehicle door open.”

The statement notes, “The responding sergeant and police officers located two individuals that matched the description of the suspects, and they were briefly detained. Upon further investigation it was determined that no crime had been committed. Ms. Watts and her companion were subsequently released.”

The LAPD says an internal investigation regarding the matter has been launched.

Watts currently stars in the new FX comedy Partners.

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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — For the third year in a row, a contestant from New York has won the Miss America pageant.

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 on Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She takes over the title from Nina Davuluri, who also hails from the Empire State.

During the talent competition, the 22-year-old Kazantsev performed the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy” while sitting on the stage and mimicking Anna Kendrick’s plastic cup routine from the movie Pitch Perfect.

Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett finished second.

ABC aired the pageant, which was hosted by The Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison and Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer.

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Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) — A new season of The View with several new co-hosts, a new set and a new logo returns to ABC on Monday.

Still, when the show does enter its 19th season, viewers will see one familiar face — returning moderator Whoopi Goldberg. She said she’s looking forward to learning from her new co-hosts — Rosie O’Donnell, actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace.

“My function amongst the woman is to contribute to the conversation,” says Goldberg. “You know, I have as much experience — or maybe a little bit more because I’m older — to offer the youngins…the newbies…and they have a lot of stuff to give me as well. So it’s good. It’s fun.”

O’Donnell, who is returning to the daytime talk show after a stint from 2006 to 2007, said one reason behind her decision to return is the chance to work with one co-host in particular.

“What drew me back was the opportunity to work with Whoopi Goldberg. I have admired her since I first saw her in her first one-woman show back when we were both younger and less gray…,” O’Donnell quipped. “But this is the first time I get to do it day in and day out so that’s a pretty good gig.”

The other Rosie on the panel, Rosie Perez, will make history Monday when she takes her seat. She’ll become the first Latina to be an official co-host.

“I didn’t even realize that I would be the first Latina on The View. I read that in the Entertainment Weekly article and the NPR article and I was like, ‘Oh! That’s right!'” Perez said. “And I just believe that that’s so bada**. I love it! I love it! It’s such an honor.”

One new co-host that viewers may not recognize is Wallace. She served as communications chief for George W. Bush’s White House and re-election campaign and was a senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008. Wallace says her former boss supports her decision to join the show.

“He had some very encouraging things to say,” Wallace said of former President Bush. “And listen, all politicians, all presidents know the power of this show. So it was no surprise that a former president knew exactly what this show was [and] exactly how important it was.”

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NBC(NEW YORK) — If Cecily Strong is upset that she’s been replaced on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” desk, she’s hiding it really well.

NBC announced last Thursday that former SNL writer Michael Che will fill Strong’s anchor seat, joining Colin Jost when the new season begins Sept. 27. Strong reacted to the news in an Instagram post, promising to stay involved with “Weekend Update” in guest roles.

Strong wrote, “I don’t see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I’m better at. And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che!”

She adds, “No point in being angry or sad for me for something I’m genuinely happy about!”

Chris Pratt will host the 40th-season premiere of SNL, with musical guest Ariana Grande.

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Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) – The View returns to ABC on Monday and the new panel is set.

Rosie Perez, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace will host the show, which has changed dramatically since Barbara Walters stepped behind the scenes, and Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd left for other ventures.

The show tweeted a back shot of the new cast on Thursday, hinting at the humor that the ladies will bring to the 18th season.

The View’s back! Here’s your first official look at the new cast. #TheView,” the post read.

The View’s back! Here’s your first official look at the new cast. #TheView pic.twitter.com/ntFBokjiNJ

— The View (@theviewtv) September 11, 2014

On Friday, a picture of the ladies from the front was released.

Perez, 49, and Wallace, 42, were announced as co-hosts on Sept. 3, and O’Donnell comes back to the show after her stint from 2006 to 2007.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The medical director of the clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest, is out.

Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the gastroenterologist who performed the endoscopy on Rivers, “is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy,” the clinic said in a statement to ABC News Radio.

The clinic declined to cite a reason for the change, but a source tells ABC News Radio that Cohen was asked to step down because he allowed a specialist unaffiliated with Yorkville Endoscopy to examine Rivers, even though that doctor was not authorized to practice in the clinic.

There was an unconfirmed report earlier this week that Rivers went into cardiac arrest when her doctor, who had been observing the endoscopy, allegedly was allowed during the procedure to to do an unplanned biopsy, which caused a spasm that cut off Rivers’ air supply, leading to her cardiac arrest.

A spokesperson for Yorkville Endoscopy said “HIPAA [privacy] laws prevent us from disclosing any information about patients.”

The New York State Health Department opened an investigation into the New York City clinic shortly after Rivers was hospitalized, a move described at the time as routine.

Rivers, 81, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan August 28 after she experienced cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy. The iconic comedian died a week later, having never regained consciousness.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Nicole Kidman’s father, Dr. Antony Kidman, has died, ABC News Radio confirmed. He was 76.

According to the British newspaper The Independent, Dr. Kidman, who was a clinical psychologist, was visiting his daughter, Antonia Kidman, in Singapore when he accidentally fell. No other details about the fatal incident were released, including when the accident occurred.

A statement from Kidman’s rep reads, “Nicole and her family are in shock by the sudden death of her father. She appreciates the outpouring of support and kindly requests privacy during this very difficult time. Thank you.”

Dr. Kidman’s death was also confirmed by the University of Technology Sydney, where he served as director of health psychology.

“It is with great sadness that we learn of Dr. Tony Kidman’s sudden passing. During his 43 years at the University of Technology, Sydney, Tony has contributed greatly — as a colleague, as a researcher, and as a health practitioner,” Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs said in a statement. “Tony will be missed by all at UTS. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Although Nicole Kidman hasn’t addressed her father’s passing, her husband Keith Urban canceled a gig Thursday night to be with his wife, a rep for Urban confirmed. The American Idol judge was supposed to perform at a charity event in Thousand Oaks, Calif., but as he was headed there, learned of his father-in-law’s passing and immediately got on a private jet to fly to Nashville to be with his wife.

Kidman’s father and her mother, Janelle, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year.

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