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Nancy O'Dell Reveals Daughters First Word: Apple!

Nancy O'Dell Reveals Daughters First Word: Apple!

Originally posted 04/17/2009 12:30PM

All sorts of progress is being made in Nancy O'Dell's household these days: The Access Hollywood co-host, who injured her knee while rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars, is making strides after surgery last month – and her daughter Ashby, 22 months, is learning how to talk.

"Her first word was 'apple,' " says O'Dell, whose book, Full of Life, hit bookstores this week. "I opened the fridge and she pointed at an apple and just blurted it out. I started jumping up and down and screaming and dancing! She must think apple is the most delicious fruit on the planet by my reaction."

After her "apple" epiphany, little Ashby just kept going from there. "Now, she is repeating everything we say like a parrot," says O'Dell. "She loves to say 'I did it' when she completes a task. But my favorite is when she asks me for something and says, 'Mama, peeeaaassse!' It sounds so sweet, I pretty much give her anything she wants."

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Nancy O'Dell Recovering from Knee Surgery | Nancy O'Dell

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Nancy O'Dell Recovering from Knee Surgery

Originally posted 03/24/2009 06:10PM

She's not quite ready to hit the dance floor yet, but Nancy O'Dell is on the path to recovery!

The Access Hollywood co-host, who had to pull out of Dancing with the Stars before the season premiere earlier this month, is resting at home after knee surgery.

"I feel pretty good considering I just had surgery a few days ago!" O'Dell tells PEOPLE, revealing she had torn her meniscus in two places and had arthroscopic knee surgery March 20.

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Nancy O'Dell Writes Pregnancy Advice Book

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Nancy O'Dell Writes Pregnancy Advice Book

Originally posted 11/10/2008 04:40PM

Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell is releasing a book of "mom-to-mom tips" for pregnant women next April, her publisher Simon Spotlight Entertainment has announced.

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Nancy O'Dell Grieves the Death of Her Mom | Nancy O'Dell

Nancy O'Dell Grieves the Death of Her Mom

Originally posted 06/12/2008 12:25PM

Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell is mourning the loss of her mother, Betty, who died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend after a battle with ALS. She was 74.

Elizabeth "Betty" Sawyer Humphries, a lifelong South Carolinian and a retired schoolteacher, was diagnosed with ALS, a neuromuscular disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, last November. In April, O'Dell opened up about her mom's illness with the hope of raising awareness. "Right now, there is no cure,” she told PEOPLE at the time.

In a statement on Access Hollywood's Web site, Betty was remembered as "relentlessly positive, with a strong faith in God and never an unkind word. The silver linings in this deeply painful time for Nancy are these – it was quick after diagnosis so Betty didn’t suffer much and thus her mom will be remembered as she was known: full of life and love."

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Nancy O'Dell Opens Up About Mother's Health Crisis | Nancy O'Dell

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Nancy O'Dell Opens Up About Mother's Health Crisis

Originally posted 04/24/2008 08:50AM

Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell says her mother is suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease – and the TV host hopes that going public with the "devastating" ordeal may help others.

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Halle Berry Gets Access to Parenting Advice | Halle Berry, Nancy O'Dell

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Halle Berry Gets Access to Parenting Advice

Originally posted 04/12/2008 09:30AM

New mom Halle Berry is getting by with a little help from a friend who knows something about parenting – and Hollywood.

"We've e-mailed, and she's loving motherhood," Nancy O'Dell told PEOPLE at Thursday's National Lampoon's One, Two, Many premiere in Hollywood. Berry, 41, gave birth to daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry last month.

"She is loving every minute of it, couldn't be any happier," Access Hollywood host O'Dell, who is friends with Berry, says. "She's going to be such a great mom."

O'Dell, 42, who herself gave birth last June to daughter Ashby Grace, sent Berry a lengthy e-mail of motherly advice – and the Oscar-winning actress replied with thanks.

"I sent her a whole page e-mail about things I wish friends had told me," O'Dell says. "I said, 'I wish people had given me this advice. They didn't, so I'm going to give it to you.' She was appreciative, really appreciative."

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Nancy O'Dell Sheds Her Pregnancy Pounds | Nancy O'Dell

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Nancy O'Dell Sheds Her Pregnancy Pounds

Originally posted 08/19/2007 11:00AM

Talk about camera ready! A mere nine weeks after giving birth to daughter Ashby Grace, Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell has lost 24 of her 30 lbs. of pregnancy weight.

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Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell Has a Girl | Nancy O'Dell

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Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell Has a Girl

Originally posted 06/11/2007 02:00PM

Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell and husband Keith Zubchevich welcomed a baby girl, Ashby Grace, on Monday, O'Dell tells PEOPLE.

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Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell Expecting a Girl

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Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell Expecting a Girl

Originally posted 04/12/2007 09:00AM

Access Hollywood anchor Nancy O'Dell is expecting a girl, she tells PEOPLE.

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Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell Is Pregnant

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Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell Is Pregnant

Originally posted 12/13/2006 12:55PM

Access Hollywood co-anchor Nancy O'Dell announced Wednesday that she and her husband, business executive Keith Zubchevich, are expecting a child next summer.

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