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Stanley Tucci expecting fourth child, first with wife Felicity Blunt

Stanley Tucci is expecting his first child with wife Felicity Blunt.

"The Hunger Games" actor and his wife of two years are having a baby, his publicist confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

"I'm very excited to be a dad. It's incredible," the 53-year-old character actor told Us Weekly at the Mario Batali Foundation Dinner on Sunday. "I'm most excited to have a baby with Felicity and for the baby to be healthy."

But this isn't the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning star's first go at fatherhood -- this will be his fourth child. He had three kids with his late wife Kate Spath-Tucci, who died in 2009 after battling breast cancer.

Tucci, who is also a cookbook author, met Blunt, a literary agent, after being set up on a blind date by her sister -- his "Devil Wears Prada" costar Emily Blunt, who's now married to John Krasinski of "The Office."

Their new arrival already has a cousin in Emily Blunt and Krasinski's daughter Hazel, born in February.

Tucci and Felicity Blunt got engaged in...

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U2's Bono reveals why he always wears sunglasses: Glaucoma

Those colored sunglasses U2 frontman Bono always wears? There’s a reason behind them.

"I have glaucoma," the 54-year-old superstar told British talk show host Graham Norton in a recent interview of him and his band mates. "For the last 20 years."

Glaucoma, a chronic eye condition that makes the eyes highly sensitive to light, can lead to blindness if not treated properly. In Bono's case, he says folks have nothing to worry about. Good treatments exist, which make his outlook a positive one. 

"The thing about glaucoma is that I have 20/20 vision," the Irish singer explained after being asked about the shades he seemingly never takes off. "So I go to do these eye tests and I say, 'I don’t really need one because I’ve got perfect [vision].'

And the eye doctors say, "'Oh, that’s one of the signs of -- oh you wouldn’t have it.' [Then they ask] have you ever had strange visions, and steam coming into the room, and rings around lights?'

"And I went, 'Oh, yeah,'" Bono said. "And it's not from...

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Halle Berry bids adieu to pixie and long waves, debuts bob haircut

It's a bob for Halle Berry!

The "Extant" star debuted a choppy, shoulder-grazing haircut at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York on Thursday.

Clad in a white cut-out dress by Michael Kors, Berry showed off the wavy style on the red carpet at Spring Studios. The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star, 48, had previously sported her trademark pixie pompadour, even growing out the bangs for "X-Men" and at the Emmy Awards in August, before being seen wearing longer extensions.

The Oscar winner, who was the event's co-chair along with designer Kors, Blaine Trump and John Idol, presented the evening's Lifetime Achievement Award to Les Moonves, president and chief exec at CBS. Berry is also an honorary partner of the United Nations' World Food program and has previously teamed up with Kors on their "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign.

Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour and attorney Richard E. Feldman were also among the award recipients.

"Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively,...

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Rob Lowe's not completely sold on this new Ebola czar

Rob Lowe's a little concerned about the whole Ebola situation -- but not the same way Chris Brown was a few days back.

"Let me get this straight. The new 'Ebola Czar' has NO medical experience?!!," the 50-year-old actor and father of two said Friday on Twitter. "This cannot possibly be correct.... "

Alas, he's right.

The gig's going to a guy who our colleagues in Washington, D.C., describe as a "longtime Democratic political operative." But according to the Associated Press, the White House says that's no biggie because the "Ebola response coordinator" gig is managerial -- as in, crisis managerial -- with no public health background needed.

Lowe has actually been irritated by the Ebola response all week, tweeting Monday, "Wow, this CDC press conference on Ebola is a train wreck. This guy is totally adrift."

On Wednesday, he wondered, "Why do I feel like the Ebola experts sound like the Wizard Of Oz guy who said 'Puh, puh, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!!'?"


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Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw among Elle cover stars ahead of awards

Elle, which will hold its 21st Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday, has revealed its November covers featuring honorees Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Banks, Brie Larson and Annette Bening.

The actresses, who appear, respectively, in "American Horror Story," "Jupiter Ascending," "The Hunger Games," "Community" and "The Kids Are All Right," join fellow November cover stars Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Tina Fey on the fashion tome's annual Women in Hollywood issue. They'll all be recognized Monday at the awards at the Four Seasons Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills.

Paola Kudacki photographed the eight leading ladies for Elle, and Garner, Saldana and Fey's glamorous cover shots were released earlier this month, along with quotes on topics such as the industry, career, motherhood and role models.

"The Office" alum Steve Carell, former "Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader, "Parks & Recreation" star (and Fey bestie) Amy Poehler and actresses Shirley MacLaine and Renee...

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Chelsea Handler, Ellen explain difficulties with nude shower scene

Chelsea Handler called out Ellen DeGeneres for not being nude during a shower scene they filmed for the final episode of "Chelsea Lately."

The sharp-tongued comedian appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earlier this week to promote her new talker for Netflix when she confronted the daytime talk show host about doing the August scene fully clothed.

In the NSFW bit, which Handler previously did with Sandra Bullock and Conan O'Brien, DeGeneres confronts Handler while she's showering, calling her out for never asking her to be on "Chelsea Lately."

Handler said that their agreement was that DeGeneres and Handler would both be nude

"No, never. I was never ever going to be nude. There was never an agreement of me being nude ever. Never. In your head, I was nude."

Handler insisted, saying there was a contract that DeGeneres signed, and it's pretty funny to see DeGeneres get bamboozled for once.

"The hard part for me is, I mean, you don't know what it must feel like to be in a shower with...

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