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Padma Lakshmi’s Medical Miracle
Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

The Top Chef host is cooking up something a little more exciting than TV drama! Her rep recently confirmed that the 39-year-old actress is expecting her fist child.

Lakshmi suffered from endometriosis, a medical condition in which the uterus lining grows outside uterus and can lead to infertility. She has had surgery to treat her condition, but Lakshmi’s rep said her doctor is calling this pregnancy a medical miracle.

No word on a due date or who the baby’s father might be.

Will Ferrell: News to Smile About
Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Funny man Will Ferrell has another reason to be happy. PEOPLE recently announced that the comedian and his wife, Viveca Paulin, are expecting their third child, a boy, sometime in January. The couple already has two sons: Magnus, 5, and Mattias, 2.

Ferrell has had a busy year. In addition to starring in this past summer’s Land of the Lost, he produced The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, which opened in August, and his Broadway show, “You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night With George W. Bush” was nominated for a Tony award.

Two and a Half Men Star Gets a Girl!
Jon Cryer and Lisa Joyner

Jon Cryer and Lisa Joyner

It may be all about the boys on the set of Two and a Half Men, but recent Emmy winner Jon Cryer is enjoying the softer side of life at home. He and wife Lisa Joyner recently adopted a baby girl, Daisy, who was born August 11th.

Cryer set rumor mills churning by referencing his “baby girl” during his recent acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, and his publicist later confirmed the couple’s adoption plans.

Cryer has a son, Charlie Austin, from a previous marriage to Sarah Trigger.

Rebecca Gayheart’s Baby Bump
Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane

Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane

Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane has made no secret of his desire to be a father–and it looks like his wish has come true.  He and wife, Rebecca Gayheart, were spotted strolling down the streets of Los Angeles this past weekend, and she was very obviously sporting a baby bump.  While the couple has yet to confirm the good news, friends of the pair say they are most definitely expecting.

Julie Chen’s Early Show

Julie Chen

Julie Chen

Julie Chen received an early show of her own this week.  The Big Brother and Early Show host and her husband, CBS CEO Les Moonves, welcomed son Charlie at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 24th in Los Angeles.

Though little Charlie wasn’t due until October 4, a rep for the couple said that “mother and child are doing well.”

Moonves has three children–Adam, Michael and Sarah–from a previous marriage.

Amanda Beard Welcomes Her Baby Boy!
Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard

The Olympic medalist and her husband, photographer Sacha Brown, met Blaise Ray Brown for the first time on September 15th. Blaise weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-inches long.

Beard has been keeping fans updated with news of the baby and how she’s adjusting; baby pics were recently uploaded to her Facebook page, and she recently Tweeted that it’s “so fun being a mommy!”

A New Star for Ellen Pompeo
Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo

Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo

The Grey’s Anatomy star and her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, welcomed their baby girl earlier this month. Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery was born on September 15th in LA. Stella is just one of the newest additions to the Grey’s Anatomy family: she joins Anniston Kae (daughter of Chyler Leigh) and Naleigh (daughter of Katherine Heigl).

A Sophia for Jude

Jude Law

Jude Law

Jude Law became a daddy for the fourth time on Tuesday, September 22nd, when Sophia made her arrival.

The 5 pound, 12 ounce baby girl joins siblings Rafferty (12), Rudy (7) and Iris (8) to round out the Law brood at two boys, two girls.

Sophia is a first baby for new mom Samantha Burke, who met Jude while he was in New York filming Sherlock Holmes. The two are no longer together. Burke returned her hometown of Pensacola, FL, when she learned she was pregnant. Law is currently in New York starring in the Broadway production of Hamlet.

Elaine Cassidy — Can She Survive Parenthood?
Elaine Cassidy

Elaine Cassidy

She survived this year’s summer thriller, Harper’s Island. She seems to be managing the Hollywood scene quite well. But can she overcome the trials that come with parenthood?

We’ll have to stay tuned to learn if Elaine Cassidy and husband Stephen Lord are up to the challenge presented by newest arrival, Kila (pronounced Key-la) Lord Cassidy. The couple welcomed Kila, their first child, on September 16th in London.

Buffy’s New Baby!

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar is a mommy!  She and husband Freddie Prinze, Jr., who celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary earlier this month, welcomed a new baby to their family over the weekend.  Daughter Charlotte Grace was born on Saturday, September 19th, and according to PEOPLE, the family is “over the moon.”  Congrats to the new parents!

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