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Inside Drew Barrymore’s A-List Baby Shower

04/14/2014 at 04:30 PM EDT

Inside Drew Barrymores A List Baby Shower

Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore is gearing up for Baby No. 2!

The very pregnant actress celebrated the impending arrival of her second child at a star-studded, coed shower over the weekend in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms.

Barrymore’s longtime celebrity pals Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow, along with her husband, Will Kopelman, feted the star, who is expected to give birth in the next two weeks.

“Drew had a blast,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding that the 39-year-old is “so ready for this baby!”

The Charlie’s Angels star and her husband are already parents to 16-month-old daughter Olive. She revealed that she is expecting another girl in December at the 2013 Beauty Inc. Awards, where she received an award for her cosmetics line FLOWER.

Barrymore has kept busy even as she counts down the days until she becomes a mom for a second time. On April 5, she attended the Safe Kids Day event in Los Angeles with first-time mom-to-be Ciara, 28. In March, she enjoyed a girls’ getaway in Napa Valley, Calif., with BFFs Witherspoon and Diaz and other pals.

She told PEOPLE she has been more relaxed during this pregnancy now that she knows what to expect.

“It is easier because when you’re first pregnant you’re just terrified of every single thing that’s happening, so this time you’re busy, you’re focusing on the kid, the time goes a little bit faster … not a lot faster, but it helps,” she told PEOPLE while promoting her new book Find it in Everything at Godiva Chocolatier in Los Angeles in January.

She has also been helping Olive prepare for life as a big sister. “She points to my stomach and says ‘baby’ and she’s actually feeding her little baby doll with the bottle so that’ll be good practice,” she says. “Maybe she’ll be able to feed her sister. She just really loves babies and kids.”

Reporting by PERNILLA CEDENHEIM, JENNIFER GARCIA and MELODY CHIU

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Inside Drew Barrymores A List Baby Shower
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Michael Phelps Ends Retirement

04/14/2014 at 01:45 PM EDT

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told the Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events – the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly.

“I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” Bowman said by phone from Baltimore. “I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback.”

Phelps returned to training last fall and re-entered the U.S. drug-testing program. He has completed his six-month waiting period by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to be eligible for competition.

Bowman said Phelps is “pretty far” from being back in top form. He’s been training Monday through Friday with Bowman’s team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.

“He’s gotten back into good shape since September,” the coach said. “He can give a good effort and certainly not be embarrassed. He’s in enough shape to swim competitively.”

Besides Phelps, USA Swimming said Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky are among those expected to swim in the Arena Grand Prix at Skyline Aquatic Center.

Phelps turns 29 in June and is the winningest and most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the last three Summer Games. He broke Mark Spitz’s record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals at Beijing in 2008.

Phelps had vowed that he wouldn’t swim into his 30s. His camp is being low key about the comeback.

“I think he’s just really enjoying it,” Bowman said. “He enjoys the training and being physically fit. He just kind of wants to see where he’s at. It’s more really for fun. It’s been nice for me to see him swim just for the joy of it really.”

In Mesa, Phelps will swim 100 free and 100 fly preliminaries on the first day. Then, if he qualifies, he’ll decide which race to swim for the evening finals, Bowman said. He’ll swim the 50 free on the second day and might swim the 50 fly “just for fun,” the coach added.

Phelps will stick to the shorter races and some relays rather than the grueling individual medleys he swam during the height of his career.

“He’s really doing this because he wants to – there’s no outside pressure at all,” Bowman said.

Phelps has already entered the remaining Grand Prix meets in Charlotte, N.C., in May and Santa Clara, Calif., in June, although Bowman said no decision has been made on whether he will compete.

Depending on his early results, Phelps could compete in the U.S. National Championships in August in Irvine, Calif., where teams will be selected for the 2015 world championships.

“I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent on the radar,” Bowman said. “After Mesa, we’re going to sit down and talk about it.”

Michael Phelps Ends Retirement
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‘I Am a Bully': Judge Orders Man Who Harassed Disabled Family to Hold Sign on Street Corner

04/14/2014 at 11:15 AM EDT

I Am a Bully: Judge Orders Man Who Harassed Disabled Family to Hold Sign on Street Corner

Edmond Aviv holding court ordered sign declaring he’s a bully

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An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.

Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him in South Euclid, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported.

“The judge destroyed me,” Aviv said. “This isn’t fair at all.”

The sentence stemmed from a neighborhood dispute in which a woman said Aviv had bullied her and her disabled children for years. Aviv pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, and Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered him to display the sign for five hours Sunday as part of his sentence.

The judge selected the wording for it: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”

Aviv arrived at the corner with the sign just before 9 a.m. Sunday. Within a couple of minutes, a passing motorist honked a car horn. Later in the morning, he was sitting in a chair holding the hand-lettered sign in front of him.

Dozens of drivers honked their horns and some passers-by yelled at him. Some pedestrians took pictures.

I Am a Bully: Judge Orders Man Who Harassed Disabled Family to Hold Sign on Street Corner

The 62-year-old ignored most of the people who stopped to talk to him about his punishment

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Aviv denied bullying his neighbors, but declined to answer other questions. A court probation officer monitored him, and Aviv’s attorney stopped by to check on him. The lawyer didn’t immediately return telephone calls to his office Sunday.

Aviv has feuded with his neighbor Sandra Prugh for the past 15 years, court records show. The most recent case stemmed from Aviv being annoyed at the smell coming from Prugh’s dryer vent when she did laundry, according to the records. In retaliation, Aviv hooked up kerosene to a fan, which blew the smell onto Pugh’s property, the records said.

Prugh has two adult adopted children with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her husband has dementia, and her son is paralyzed.

Prugh said in a letter to the court that Aviv had called her an ethnic slur while she was holding her adopted black children, spit on her several times, regularly threw dog feces on her son’s car windshield, and once smeared feces on a wheelchair ramp.

“I am very concerned for the safety of our family,” Prugh wrote in a letter to the court for Aviv’s sentencing. She said she just wants to live in peace.

The judge also ordered Aviv to serve 15 days in jail and undergo anger management classes and counseling. Aviv also had to submit an apology letter to Prugh.

“I want to express my sincere apology for acting irrationally towards your house and the safety of your children,” Aviv wrote. “I understand my actions could have caused harm but at that time I was not really thinking about it.”

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I Am a Bully: Judge Orders Man Who Harassed Disabled Family to Hold Sign on Street Corner
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