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The O'Connell Twins: When Baby Charlie Met Uncle Charlie

The O'Connell Twins: When Baby Charlie Met Uncle Charlie

Originally posted 01/05/2009 03:00PM

What could be better than becoming a new uncle to your brother's twin daughters? For Charlie O'Connell, having one named after you!

The consummate jokester tells PEOPLE that when he learned Jerry O'Connell and sister-in-law Rebecca Romijn named one of their little girls after him, he immediately thought, "[this] is going to help with my credit."

O'Connell, 33, who met Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose in the hospital shortly after their Dec. 28 birth, says, "to see the baby and have Charlie meet Charlie was a real special moment." He adds that the fraternal twins were "taking their turns" crying and sleeping in the hospital: "They seemed pretty independent."

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Hilary Duff's Changing Diet | Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff's Changing Diet

Originally posted 08/17/2005 06:00AM

Hilary Duff has been working up a sweat on her U.S. summer tour and it shows in her svelte physique. But that's not the only reason she's looking so trim. "I've made myself be really good for the last couple of months," she says of her healthier diet. "I used to be obsessed with French fries. Like I'm the biggest French fry person in the world. I could eat French fries all day."

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Bachelor Charlie Begins His Hunt | The Bachelor: Charlie

Bachelor Charlie Begins His Hunt

Originally posted 03/29/2005 08:00AM

As promised, the new season of ABC's The Bachelor shook up the old rules and regulations Monday night, as 25 bachelorettes competed (and fought and cried) for the heart of bachelor Charlie O'Connell, the brother of Crossing Jordan actor Jerry O'Connell.

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Charlie O'Connell | Charlie O'Connell

Charlie O'Connell

Originally posted 03/25/2005 06:00AM

Charlie O'Connell takes the plunge on the latest installment of ABC's The Bachelor – all thanks to actor brother Jerry (Jordan's Crossing). "(His) friend is one of the producers, and Jerry said, 'What do you think of becoming the next Bachelor,' " recalls Charlie. "I chuckled." Then the New Yorker thought, "Why not?" Charlie, 29, recently talked about finding love among 25 women and confronts the rumor that he dumped his girlfriend for the gig.

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