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Minnie Driver’s 5-Year-Old Son Henry Makes Red Carpet Debut

04/21/2014 at 01:50 PM EDT

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Minnie Driver brought a special date to City Year Los Angeles’s Spring Break: Destination Education fundraiser over the weekend: her son Henry.

The annual benefit, which raised over $1.5 million for City Year, an organization that helps keep students in school, was the first red carpet for the 5-year-old.

As they arrived, the actress sweetly bent down and asked him if he was comfortable with posing for photos, which he gamely did like a pro.

Once inside the Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., Driver, 44, and Henry – along with Benjamin Stockham, who plays her son on the show About A Boy – had a blast checking on the interactive booths, games and food.

“He is having the time of his life,” Driver told PEOPLE. In fact, the two were having so much fun Driver decided to bend the rules a bit.

“It’s way past his bedtime. He is definitely going to fall asleep on the car ride home,” she said. “But he’s having such a good time!”

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Julia Roberts Finally Speaks About the ‘Heartbreak’ of Her Half-Sister’s Overdose

04/21/2014 at 01:10 PM EDT

Julia Roberts has broken her silence regarding the apparent drug overdose of her half-sister, Nancy Motes, in February.

“It’s just heartbreak,” a tearful Roberts, 46, tells WSJ. Magazine in an interview conducted March 1, the day before this year’s Academy Awards, but not released until Monday.

“It’s only been 20 days. There aren’t words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days,” she said. “It’s hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead.”

Motes, a 37-year-old former production assistant, was found dead inside her Los Angeles apartment of an apparent drug overdose on Feb. 9, her family announced the following day.

In the interview, Roberts did not address rumors that Motes left a suicide note criticizing her superstar older sister, and instead focused on the grief surrounding her death.

“You don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family,” she said. “It’s so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family.”

Professionally, Roberts will appear in the May 25 HBO adaptation of the Larry Kramer drama about the early days of the AIDS epidemic, The Normal Heart, in which she plays a medical pioneer with polio helping patients fight the disease as best they could back then.

In her personal life, she is utilizing various methods to cope with her loss, as well as introducing mindfulness to her and husband Danny Moder‘s children, twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 9, and Henry, 5.

“Meditation or chanting or any of those things can be so joyous and also very quieting,” she explained. “We share and just say, ‘This is a way I comfort myself.’ “

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Peta Murgatroyd’s DWTS Blog: ‘I Absolutely Believe’ We Can Make It to the Finals

04/21/2014 at 01:05 PM EDT

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James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd

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Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native will blog for PEOPLE about competing with Big Time Rush band member James Maslow during the show’s 18th season.

Last week’s perfect score was totally awesome. I couldn’t have been prouder of James. Everything just worked out. The lifts weren’t working out during the day at dress rehearsal and I really pushed him to the limit that week and stepped up the choreography. We nailed that dance. It was so much fun.

I think James is really talented and I need to keep working him really hard and can’t have him sit back with easy choreography. I feel like we kind of had a breakthrough last week with combining the emotion and the technique. I think James was great at contemporary, but we really need to focus on the ballroom dances.

We have quickstep this week, and I just need to make sure we keep nailing the character of every dance and we keep having fun and showing the judges that we are comfortable improving our technique and just not sitting back going for a ride. The judges want to see an improvement in James’s frame.

We’ve been trying to improve so hard this week, and I think if we keep going with all of this and keep having fun and showing how much chemistry we have on the dance floor, then fingers crossed we’re going to make it to the finals. I absolutely believe in us and that we can do it. We’ve trained so hard. We’re in it to win it. We don’t want to come in second. We want to win it.

This week, we have a great party anthem song. It’s one of the best hits of every party that you go to. When it comes on, everyone’s going to be jumping up and dancing. But because it’s quickstep, we have to stay in hold. Although we’re going to have fun and play characters, we’ve still got to have technique.

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Giveaway: líllébaby COMPLETE Baby Carrier ($135)

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