Matthew Lillard Readies for Baby

Matthew Lillard Readies for Baby
Matthew Lillard and wife Heather
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08/24/2004 06:00AM

Without a Paddle star Matthew Lillard is about to reprise his role as ... a dad. "I have a daughter coming in October," says the actor, 34, who has another girl, Addison, 2, with wife Heather. Any special preparation this time around? "I'm hoping the baby comes and we have furniture," Lillard tells us. "The first baby, you're really prepared. The second baby, you really just hope you have furniture." Next up for Lillard: The thriller Wicker Park with Josh Hartnett, due Sept. 3.

Proud Papa, Part II
In the NBC animated series Father of the Pride (premiering Sept. 6), Andy Richter lends his voice to a panda, but at home, the actor says his focus is on his 3-year-old son, Willy. "The other day, Willy sang a couple of songs, while accompanying himself on the toy accordion, called, 'Mary Saw a Volcano, and She Ran Away' and 'They Gave Us Nuts, and We Cried and Cried and Cried,'" says Richter, 37, whose wife is Strangers with Candy's Sarah Thyre. "The songs are largely a repeating of the refrain. And he's allergic to walnuts, so he's writing what he knows."

Proud Papa, Part III
Speaking of babies, NYPD Blue's Mark-Paul Gosselaar has been enjoying life with his 6-month-old son, Michael, and wife Lisa Ann Russell – though it wasn't always easy. "He kept us really busy in the beginning," says Gosselaar, 30. "He was a fussy little kid. But now he's mellowed out. He's kind of like, 'Okay, I gave you guys a scare for a second.' He's just a cool little kid now."

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