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It’s official: Hayden Panettiere is expecting a baby girl!

While chatting with Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmys Monday, the pregnant 25-year-old actress revealed to E! News that she and fiance Wladimir Klitschko are having a girl.

“I can’t wait for her to come out, this little one,” said the “Nashville” star.

“It’s a girl?” Rancic asked. “I think I just said that, didn’t I?” Panettiere replied. “Yes, it’s a little girl.”

After letting the gender news slip, Panettiere, whose baby bump looked gorgeous in a sexy Lorena Sarbu dress, said she’s been doing lots of planning for her daughter-to-be. “I like to shop, girl!” she laughed. “I want to go shopping for my girl. I want to paint the room appropriately.”

As for baby names, Panettiere says she and Klitschko are still going over options. “We have to make sure that it is American and Ukrainian all at the same time,” she said. “That’s a little rough … we’re still working on it.”

So what’s Panettiere’s pregnancy craving of choice? “[Pregnancy] probably just accentuated my craving for chicken noodle soup,” she revealed. “I’ve always been a chicken noodle soup lover.”

Mystery solved, people.

Fans weren’t sure if Lena Dunham really took the plunge and changed her hairstyle up into a platinum bowl cut, or if she was just pulling our leg and strutting a wig to fool the public (as many sneaky celebs do), but during her chat with new bestie Ross Mathews on the 2014 Emmys red carpet, the “Girls” star set the record straight.

“A paparazzi followed me through LAX the other day asking me how I felt about the ‘speculation’ that my hair is a wig. It was like the biggest scandal I’ve ever been embroiled in,” said Dunham, who wore a multicolored Giambattista Valli gown.

“It is not a wig. I bleached it last week after I finished the show. I always like to do something — I always have kind of a bad hairstyle as Hannah, so it’s nice to kinda chop it off or do something that shows me I’m a real woman,” she added.

Dunham recently revealed the big change on Instagram, where she simply captioned the selfie, “change is good.”

Speaking of Instagram, Ross couldn’t help but bring up the star-studded shot that was shared by Taylor Swift, which included Dunham, Emma Stone and other beautiful starlets, which made him (and the rest of us) green with envy. Was that just another day in the life of Lena?

“I’m very lucky to have some lovely, very beautiful, successful friends, but my life is mostly trying to keep my dog from eating my snacks,” she said.

Several civil rights leaders and celebrities were among thousands of mourners who turned out for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, The Associated Press reports.

Brown was fatally shot Aug. 9 by a police officer in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. His funeral was Monday at a church in St. Louis.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in the pews, along with entertainers Sean Combs and MC Hammer and moviemaker Spike Lee.

Also in attendance were the parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, along with a cousin of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old murdered by several white men while he was visiting Mississippi in 1955. Till’s killing galvanized the civil rights movement.

Several politicians also attended, including U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay.

LL Cool J says it is important to help out kids in need, the AP reports.

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor and hip-hop star handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday.

He notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect on the families.

About 2,000 children attended the Worldstar Foundation event.

Wanted: Hot dudes who know how to model a car.

For the first time in in its 40-year-plus history, “The Price Is Right” is launching a nationwide search for another male model. The grand prize winner will score a weeklong gig on the CBS game show in December and earn a chance to assume a more permanent spot in the future.

The search for a new male model officially kicked off in South Carolina earlier this month. Open casting calls are set for Boston on Sept. 6, Dallas on Sept. 7, Philadelphia on Sept. 8, and Los Angeles on Sept. 30. Contestants can also submit a video online.

Semifinalists will earn a trip to L.A. where they’ll be judged on their personality and red carpet skills and whether they can effectively model a car. Fans will also have a chance to vote on the semifinalists on the show’s website.

Kim Kardashian West is going “Broke!”

“The Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of “2 Broke Girls,” E! News has confirmed. She will appear opposite Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs in the CBS hit sitcom’s season four premiere, airing Oct. 27.

Mrs. Kanye West tweeted about her new gig on Monday, writing, “Shooting an episode of #2BrokeGirls with @OfficialKat & @BethBehrs! Can’t wait for you to see it 10/27 @ 8pm on #CBS.”

This isn’t her first foray into the world of acting: North West’s mama enjoyed a four-episode arc on “Drop Dead Diva” and guest-starred as herself on “30 Rock” and “Last Man Standing.” She also made an appearance on the big screen last year in “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.”

And she isn’t the only “KUWTK” star heading to a scripted series this fall, as Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick are set to guest star on USA’s “Royal Pains” as themselves, as reported by E! News. (The series is set in the Hamptons, where the duo is filming “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons.”)


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