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Punky Brewster Stars Tease Reboot Easter Eggs, “Amazing” Guest Stars and More

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“Punky Brewster” Stars Detail Upcoming Reboot

Punky Brewster fans, your time has come!

Peacock‘s revival of the classic 1980s sitcom that centered around a little girl being raised by a foster parent arrives on the NBCUniversal streaming platform today(!), and E! News got the inside scoop on what to expect from the show’s very own stars, Soleil Moon Frye and Cherie Johnson.

Both actresses are reprising their roles since the new Punky Brewster is a continuation of the original story, only now, Punky’s all grown up and a single mother just trying to get her life in order—that is, until she meets a young girl in the foster care system who can’t help but remind her of her childhood self. 

“I think the Punky reboot has so much of the heart of what the original had,” Soleil, who plays the titular character, told Cherie in the exclusive clip above. “And we have really tried to keep it authentically like the O.G. Punky, and it’s still got spunk, and it’s still got fun and it’s still got humor but it also has the realness and authenticity of the original. And for that, I am so proud.”

In addition to catching up with E! News on Punky Brewster‘s set, Soleil stopped by Wednesday, Feb. 24’s Daily Pop to continue previewing the Peacock series. 

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“There are so many surprises,” Soleil revealed to co-hosts Carissa Culiner and Kym Whitley. “We have the most amazing cast of kids that are just so wonderful. And Cherie and I were saying that for us, this is not just a show. These are not just characters. This is really who we are. We really are best friends in life and so it feels so honest.”

“And we have amazing guest stars,” she added. “Seth Green. And my daughter Jagger is making a guest appearance!”

Fans will be delighted to learn that the Peacock revival might even have a few easter eggs. During E! News’ on-set visit, Cherie teased that there are “absolutely” a number of fun details, but she won’t be sharing them any time soon “because I want everybody to be just as tickled as I was when I found out.”

Thankfully, Soleil came to the rescue. “Can I share one?” she chimed in. “There is a treehouse. And I have this dream when COVID is over…my dream since I was 5 years old was to able to grow up and work on the backlot of Universal Studios. So I’m just saying, picture this, a treehouse where the tram goes by and we all go hang out in the treehouse during, like, lunch. We wave, hang out with you guys…just saying. I’m just throwing it out there!”

That’s all the Sabrina the Teenage Witch star would say, but she did go on to provide more insight into the reimagined Punky Brewster

“I love that Punky really explored so many issues and topics and it was such a healing show through laughter,” she began. “I think we have that here, now.”

“It feels uniquely grounded,” she continued. “Also, so much fun.”

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On a personal level, Soleil also found the new series to be cathartic: “I definitely went through some years where I was very insecure at different times and stages…and rediscovering Punky has allowed me to rediscover myself. And for that, I am forever grateful.”

So grateful, in fact, that Soleil said she wouldn’t mind playing Punky until she’s “old and grey.” 

“I love when people come up and still call me Punky,” she added. “If I’m 80 years old and they’re still calling me Punky, I’m good. I really love the character so much. She’s such a part of me that I’ll keep her alive forever.”

Hear more from Soleil and Cherie in the above E! News clip and Daily Pop interview, and don’t miss all 10 of the new Punky Brewster episodes dropping on Peacock today, Thursday, Feb. 25!

(E! and Peacock are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

(Originally published Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10:15 a.m. PT)

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This $10 Korean Sheet Face Mask Set Has 15,686 Five Star Amazon Reviews

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Calling all face mask lovers! And we’re talking about the kind of face masks you use for beauty purposes. If you haven’t noticed we love sharing our favorite Amazon finds, especially ones with thousands of 5-star reviews and affordable price tags. And today, we’re about to blow your mind with this $10 sheet face mask set that has 15,686 5-star Amazon reviews!

As regular sheet maskers, we’ve tried dozens of skincare masks, but none quite compare to Dermal’s K-Beauty collagen sheet face mask set. Not only do you get 16 (yes 16!) sheet masks for only $10, but every mask offers a powerful blend of ingredients that tackle different skin concerns like dullness, hyperpigmentation, scarring and inflammation. For extra hydration, we love layering these masks on top of our other serums! 

But as always, don’t take our word for it, check out one of the 15,600+ 5-star reviews on Amazon singing its praises.

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Packed with plant-derived ingredients, sodium hyaluronate, vitamin E and collagen, each mask tackles a different skin concern and offers fast absorption. 

Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“These masks are amazing!!! Having “ice pick” scars left over from acne I was told that I’d have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can’t produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. Well using these masks for 2 months and I’ve seen significant reduction in my scars they are almost completely gone! Gonna keep using until scars have fully healed!”

“I honestly use them as part of my self-care and “happy” place for myself – I’m currently a grad student and they often talk about taking better care of oneself. I literally put one of these on when I’m studying or writing a paper (at home of course ha ha) and they so help with making me feel relaxed.”

“I freaking love these. They are super gentle and have no alcohol. They give a nice little moisture surge and skin plump. I love the variety and these have little descriptions on the front of each mask like; moisture, nutrition, calming, brightening, etc. So I’ll use whatever mask I feel my skin needs on a given day.”

“I have dry, sensitive, eczema skin. My face is so flaky that I literally “snow” everywhere. That’s where these lil babies come in. I use one every day after I shower at night and my face started to clear up in a couple of days.”

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HGTV’s Erin and Ben Napier Confirm They Are Expecting Baby Girl on Home Town

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The Napier home is getting bigger!

During the April 11 episode of Home Town, Erin Napier and Ben Napier announced they were expecting another baby girl. They are already the proud parents to a three-year-old daughter named Helen.

The special reveal on HGTV also occurred after Ben’s brother Jessie and his wife Lauren revealed they were having a baby.

“By now most of you know that in just a few weeks we will be adding another little face to our home videos and photo albums,” Erin wrote on Instagram. “Just like Helen did, her little sister has made it easy to keep her secret by being tiny even now, and I’m deeply thankful that we’ve had almost 8 months of keeping this our news just for our family and close friends.”

The designer added, “Last spring, I put away the changing table supplies because I no longer had an infant. I put it away in the guest room closet and then I cried because I thought how lonesome Helen must feel up there in her crib beside an empty room every night. A few weeks later, I watched my daddy and his brother standing at my grandmother’s graveside. Two men with many differences strengthened each other. Two men who knew her better than any of us ever could. Siblings do that, they know and remember and keep the stories of a family alive. And we wanted that for Helen. Someone to stand with her when we can’t someday. And now she’ll have a cousin following just a few weeks behind her, too. We are so thankful.”

As fans may know, college sweethearts Ben and Erin wondered if they would be able to have children of their own. In fact, after doctors discovered Erin had a perforated appendix, they feared surgery would make it unlikely to conceive. Ultimately, Erin has been able to defy expectations.

“Even in our celebrating, I’m thinking of the would-be parents waiting for their own babies,” Erin wrote on Instagram. “For many it can be such a long and difficult journey and I pray for strength for you if that’s where you are. God answers in His own time, not ours, awfully hard as that can be. Sending so much love to y’all today.”

When Ben confirmed the news on social media, the Ben’s Workshop star couldn’t help but express the power of having siblings. 

“I grew up with built-in best friends. My 3 brothers and I speak our own language and know the dance when it’s time to move a piano into a house together,” he wrote. “Helen will have that with her little sister. It makes me even happier to know that there’ll be another Napier baby right around the corner from us. There was a time when @erinapier and I didn’t know if we would have kids. I would’ve been happy with just the 2 of us, or just the 3 of us, but I can’t wait to see the 4 of us.”

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And for those who want to know about Helen’s reaction, both parents assured fans that she is thrilled.

“Helen tells us daily something new she plans to teach her sister: ‘How to play with the mermaid toys,’ ‘How to walk!’ ‘How to eat pancakes!'” the couple shared with HGTV. “I so hope she won’t feel jealousy, just love and pride in her little sister. I want her to feel like she’s her baby, too.”

Home Town airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on HGTV.

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The Challenge’s Ashley Cain Says His 8-Month-Old Daughter Has “Days to Live”

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The Challenge star Ashley Cain has some devastating news about his baby girl. 

On April 8, he took to Instagram to update his followers on his infant daughter, Azaylia Diamond, who he shares with Safiyya Vorajee. It was just one month ago that Ashley, who appeared on multiple seasons of The Challenge’s Ex on the Beach UK as well as The Challenge: War of the Worlds, revealed to fans that the 8 month old’s leukemia had returned. In the new video posted online, he explained how, after multiple treatments to save his daughter’s life, there is nothing more doctors can do to help his little one. 

“Last week, we had the bone marrow test and the lumber puncture and bloods taken to send to Singapore in the hope that they could create a CAR-T therapy to save Azaylia’s life,” he said. “Then, we had to have a CT scan on her head and the results came back the next day, saying that Azaylia’s got two very big tumors on her brain.”

He shared that chemo has failed to work and explained that even a “spinal tap” could be too dangerous for Azaylia, leaving the parents with no other treatment options. 

“They think she’s only got one, two days to live,” the reality star said. “It could even be that night.”

Ashley added, “We’re going back home and we’re gonna try and make our baby as comfortable as possible. We’re gonna be strong, and we’re gonna go out with honor.”

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On April 9, Ashley shared an Instagram photo of Azaylia taking a bath in the hospital, along with an emotional caption. 

“9 days ago consultants told us my daughter had 1-2 days to live, but thought she may pass that evening,” he wrote. “Even with a barbaric disease consuming her blood, tumours in her brain and organs and amounts of pain I cannot imagine… She is still battling through 9 days later, with parts of the day with nothing but smiles despite her discomfort.”

He continued, “This is a testament of this little girls strength and the fight she has possessed all of the way through. She has fought a battle that not many, if any, of us could have endured and she’s earned the love and respect of many on the way. The truth is though, I hope and pray that I have earned hers! Even through the hardest and saddest time of my life, she has found a way to make it better. She has shined light on the darkest of days and she has opened my heart to amounts of love I couldn’t believe possible!”

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