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Exclusive Feature: Life & Style Dishes On Celebrity Maternity Trends

There’s no doubt we’re in the midst of a Hollywood baby boom! Celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Heidi Klum and Halle Berry are just some of the famous moms bringing sexy back to maternity duds. We can’t get enough of their fabulous outfits, excentuating their gorgeous baby bumps.

In this special feature, Nicole Crane, Associate Style Editor at Life & Style Weekly, gives us the low-down on celebrity maternity trends. Who’s wearing the hippest baby bump gear? And how can we steal the style on a budget?

CBS: What are the current celebrity maternity trends?
L&S: “Celebs are definitely not trying to hide their baby bumps! It’s more about dressing for their new shape (and making it look even more amazing). We’re seeing silk dresses in fun prints and patterns (like Kourtney Kardashian’s mini dresses and Nicole Richie’s maxi dresses). Feminine touches like flirty ruffles and embellishments (like the silver dress Halle is wearing) are also big. Maternity clothing has gotten a lot more sophisticated — designers have been able to translate a lot of current trends like animal prints or plum hues onto maternity wear as well. Of course, expectant moms can’t go wrong with loose, airy dresses (like Halle). Those are always a classic for pregnant stars.”

CBS: Are more and more celebs wearing non-maternity clothes throughout their pregnancies these days?
L&S: “Actually, yes! Of the ladies Life & Style included in our story on stylish stars who are expecting, only a few are actually wearing maternity clothing. You see French Connection and Alice & Olivia on Kourtney, Michael Kors and Diesel on Heidi, BCBG and Dream Culture on Halle. None of these companies offer actual maternity clothing but stars, particularly these stars who are always on-trend, are discerning about the latest fashions and they really know how to dress for their bodies. For example, Halle has a beautiful collarbone and neckline — you’ll notice she often shows them off with scoop necks and halters. Plus, the latest trends are conveniently maternity friendly. Slouchy, loose-fitting tops over slim pants or leggings (like Kourtney) and boyfriend jeans and plaid button-downs (like Heidi). Expectant moms can get away with a lot more and are more comfortable this season wearing many items meant for average women.”

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Kelly Ripa & Joaquin Grab A Bite To Go

Kelly Ripa and her youngest son Joaquin, 6, stopped by a hot dog cart for a bite to eat while out in New York today.

The lovely Live with Regis & Kelly host and her husband of 13 years Mark Consuelos are also parents to Michael, 12, and Lola, 8.

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Happy 1st Birthday Brendan Joseph Wahlberg!

Name: Brendan Joseph Wahlberg

Date of Birth: September 16, 2008

Parents: Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham

Siblings: Ella Rae (09/03) & Michael (03/06)

Facts:
– Brendan was named for St. Brendan “The Voyager”
– Parents Mark & Rhea, who have been together since 2001 and were married August 1, 2009 are currently expecting baby no. 4

Quote from Parent:
“Being financially secure gives me the opportunity to be around 24/7 and monitor everything that they do. I’m not going to leave it up to chance that they’ll figure things out… It is hard, but my main goal in life is to make sure they are raised the right way.” – Mark, on being a hands-on parent to his children.

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law & Buster: NYC Buddies

    It’s our first glimpse of Buster Miller! Jude Law and a friend share a few laughs with Jonny Lee Miller as he pushed his 9-month-old son Buster Timothy Miller through the West Village on Monday (September 14). Buster is the first child for the 36-year-old Eli Stone star and his wife, actress/model Michele Hicks.

    Miller, former Mr. Angelina Jolie, was involved with the creation and operation of Natural Nylon, a British film & theatre production company, along with friends Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Ewan McGregor to name a few. Natural Nylon folded in 2003.

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    Guess Who Revealed: Romy Mars!

    It’s Sofia Coppola’s 2 1/2-year-old daughter Romy Mars!

    The multi-talented Sofia Coppola and Stephen Dorff were spotted walking in SoHo with a friend and Romy on Sunday (September 13). Romy’s dad is Thomas Mars of the French rock band Phoenix.

    The 38-year-old film director, actress, producer and screenwriter won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for the 2003 movie Lost in Translation.

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    Matt Damon On His “Testosterone Deficient” Home

    Matt Damon is gearing up for a pretty big milestone: His 3-year-old daughter Isabella’s first day of preschool!

    “I think I will get emotional when we take her,” the doting dad recently told People. “Her mom and I will probably be a big mess. She’s ready but I don’t know if I will be.”

    As for his youngest daughter, Matt reveals that 13-month-old Gia “is just ready to start talking and making sounds. It’s been really exciting and we are anxious to hear what she says.”

    As the only male in a house full of girls, the Bourne Identity star finds himself surrounded by “a lot of pink, a lot of princesses” – and it sounds as though he wouldn’t have it any other way.

    “I call it the ‘testosterone deficit.’ But I’m happy with that,” Matt says. “I love my girls and it’s lot of pink, a lot of princesses and a lot of fun.”

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