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Maggie Gyllenhaal says motherhood made her a better actress, but now she wants to spend more time at home than in front of the cameras.

"I think having a child changes everything and has deepened everything in my life," said Gyllenhaal, mom to 20-month-old daughter Ramona.

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"It really does crack you open in every conceivable way. I never knew that I could be so tired. I never knew that I could work so hard. I never knew that I could love so much or be so patient or be so excited by the tiniest, tiniest little thing. Everything about it has surprised me," Maggie said.

It took next month's The Dark Knight, in which Gyllenhaal co-stars with Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, to get her back to work.

From the looks of the previews, it was well worth it.

At home, Maggie Gyllenhaal says she receives tremendous support balancing parenthood and career from fiancé, Peter Sarsgaard.

"We share absolutely equally," she explained, and added that her younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal is "a great uncle."

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This just in: Salma Hayek's daughter, Valentina, is cool!

"[She's] outgoing, just colorful," said actor Josh Hutcherson at yesterday's L.A. premiere of Journey to the Center of the Earth. Hutcherson costars with Hayek in the upcoming film Cirque du Freak and added: "She's just really great."

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Hayek will soon marry Valentina's father, Francois Henri Pinault. We wish them nothing but happiness.

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During an interview with Larry King last night, Christina Aguilera made it clear that she's committed to rocking this year's presidential vote.

And she has son Max to thank for this newfound interest in politics.

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"Being a new mother, it was really important for me to get excited about this election," Aguilera said about her involvement with Rock the Vote.

This election "is such one of change and new development for our country and for the future of my son. I want the best possibilities for him."

Vote for John McCain. Vote for Barack Obama. Just vote, Christina Aguilera urges everyone.

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Is there any moment more prosperous precious for a family than the entrance of a baby into the world?

Just ask Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, who celebrated the money-making momentous occasion by selling photos of newborn Stella to celebrity gossip tabloid OK!

As the magazine's cover teases, you get two tykes for the price of one in this issue: Stella and Jamie Lynn Spears' baby, Maddie Briann. What a exploitive happy time for all involved!

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If 90210 fails, Spelling can have another child and sell the rights to its first photos.

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Move over, Shiloh. You can't hog all the celebrity baby news!

We always like to report upcoming additions to the celebrity baby family here at The Hollywood Gossip, and we just heard another piece of news.

Amy Jo Johnson, who played Keri Russell's best friend Julie Emrich on the series Felicity, is expecting her first child in late fall!

Amy Jo Johnson, 37, is shooting the new CBS show, Flashpoint, while pregnant with her child with fiancé Olivier Giner. Congrats to the happy couple!

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Take this, Jayden James!

In Brad Pitt's upcoming movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, daughter Shiloh makes her film debut.

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In the preview below, Pitt cradles his two-year-old daughter as she watches a balloon float away. We hope the cameo doesn't make Maddox Jolie-Pitt jealous...

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The Biggest Loser host and Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney is pregnant with  her second child.

The 31-year-old actress informed the season six cast of The Biggest Loser of the news last night, as Sweeney's rep said the star told the group that "in a season all about family, hers is about to get bigger."

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We'd like to wish Alison and husband Ben the best of luck!

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It's a difficult question, since two of them have already failed miserably in some respects, while the third has been a mom for all of four days.

But now that Jamie Lynn Spears has welcomed baby Maddie Briann Aldridge into the world along with fiance Casey Aldridge, we have to ask:

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Who will be the best mom: Lynne, Britney or Jamie Lynn Spears?

Grandmother Lynne Spears (middle) with train wreck daughters Jamie Lynn and Britney Spears. Which of the three is - or will be - the best mother?

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