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Exclusive Look: See How Dogs of War Helps Veterans and Canines Form Amazing Bonds

11/11/2014 AT 06:20 PM EST

Veterans Day is an important moment for the nation, a time to remember the priceless sacrifices fellow citizens have made to protect their country.

Unfortunately, the scarifies servicemen make don’t always end after they leave active duty. Numerous veterans return home not only with physical wounds, but with mental scars that can make it hard to cope in the normal world.

Veteran Jim Stanek is one of these men. After assisting with 9/11 cleanup in New York City as a volunteer firefighter, Stanek served three tours in Iraq. When he returned from his final tour, the veteran was handicapped by a traumatic brain injury and severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Stanek attempted to obtain a service dog to help him cope, but he found himself constantly delayed by red tape and large bills. Instead of giving up, Stanek and his wife, Lindsey, formed Paws and Stripes, a nonprofit that helps veterans adopt trained service dogs for little to no cost.

Paws and Stripes’s work is now getting national attention through A&E’s new show Dogs of War. The program, which premieres on Nov. 11, follows the Staneks as they work to match troubled veterans with a furry and understanding friend.

PEOPLE has an exclusive look at the first episode of Dogs of War, which follows Michael – a devoted father, husband and veteran – who has been suffering from severe PTSD for the last decade.

In the clip above, viewers get a peek into the detailed and personal process the Staneks use to pair Michael with the perfect dog to help with his paralyzing fear of crowds.

“The bond with the dog has got to be between you and the dog,” Jim Stanek tells Michael as they head in to meet Michael’s potential service dogs face to face. “That’s it.”

While Michael seems reserved at first, it’s impossible to miss the light that comes into his eyes when he starts interacting with the animals.

“The really cool part is seeing that magic,” Stanek says.

Watch A&E’s premiere episode of Dogs of War Tuesday at 10/9c.


Source: Exclusive Look: See How Dogs of War Helps Veterans and Canines Form Amazing Bonds

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Get Their Own Reality Show

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Get Their Own Reality Show

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy

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11/11/2014 AT 04:10 PM EST

Because no Hollywood marriage is truly complete unless it plays out on TV, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have decided to start a reality series of their own.

A&E has ordered 10 episodes of Donny Loves Jenny, a new chapter in the cable network’s love affair with the Wahlberg clan that began with this year’s Wahlburgers, which focuses on the family’s restaurant in Boston. This iteration will follow the newlyweds from the moment they got hitched Aug. 31 to whatever played out in their subsequent days of bliss.

The show is set to begin sometime in 2015.

“Our feeling is, who better to make our first show for the network about, than about us?” the couple said in a statement. “We love working together and with our crazy schedules this gives us the chance to both work and play together.”

After she was dropped from The View, McCarthy launched her own SiriusXM show, Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy. Wahlberg stars on CBS’s Blue Bloods.

McCarthy, 41, and Wahlberg, 45, began dating last summer before he proposed in April.


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The Best Outfit Changes from the Mockinjay Premiere (Like J.Law’s Sexy Switch-up)

11/11/2014 at 01:37 PM ET

Three celebs made the call that to kick off the whirlwind tour for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 they needed different outfits for the world premiere in London and the party afterwards. Who can blame them? Vote below on which look you prefer.

Jennifer Lawrence Mockingjay Part 1 Premiere LooksRichard Young/Startraks; Jon Furniss/Corbis/Splash

JENNIFER LAWRENCE

Premiere: We’ve grown to expect that Lawrence will step out in Dior for every single event, so she’s got to find a way to keep it interesting. The Christian Dior dress she selected was not shown on the runway, and is quite possibly the most elegant version of the high-low hem we’ve seen in a while, thanks to the subtle asymmetrical way it falls and the old-school rear bustle effect from the back. The quilted fabric makes it look as cozy as a red carpet dress can be.

Afterparty: It’s always a little bit exciting when Lawrence tries other designers, like this custom Mugler by David Koma plunging gown. It’s far more daring than her premiere look thanks to the metal cutout detail on her deep V-neck and the super-high slit. Plus, we love how this dress makes her look totally statuesque: one slouch and she could be have succumbed to a wardrobe malfunction! That’s one way to make a girl stand up straight.

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Elizabeth Banks Mockingjay Part 1 Premiere LooksJonathan Hordle/Rex USA; David Dettmann/Rex USA

ELIZABETH BANKS

Premiere: Major props are in order for Banks’s stylists Wendi and Nicole Ferreira who noticed that for this darker third film, she couldn’t step out in another (albeit fabulous) super-bright gown echoing Effie’s bubbly nature of the first two films (they styled in canary yellow not once, but twice). This Elie Saab Couture dress, aside from being stunning frome every angle, can be read as a metaphor for Effie’s character trajectory. The poppy abstract floral starts off strong at the neckline but becomes more and more cloudy towards the bottom of the skirt. Remember when she appeared nearly unrecognizable in the trailer wearing an un-Effie-ish utilitarian outfit and headscarf? This dress tells her story.

Afterparty: Banks did a style 180 in a dress right off of Monique Lhullier’s Spring 2015 runway. The simple styling keeps the foil-like lamé design looking far from an ’80s prom look. All her accessories play off the warmth of the coral color of the dress — note her rose gold Lee Savage clutch, metallic belt and matching Paul Andrew sandals. The sweetest add-on of them all is her Jennifer Fisher open choker, which we’ve seen on many stars this season, that adds a futuristic touch to the demure full-skirt silhouette of the dress.

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Lorde Mockingjay Part 1 Premiere LooksSplash News Online; AKM-GSI/span>

LORDE

Premiere:  Everything about the singer’s luxe tux is oversize … she’s essentially wearing parachute pants and even her lapels are huge if you examine them closely. But the rest of the look is totally streamlined: her blouse is impeccably tailored, and she’s rocking sleek d’orsay pumps. But most of all we’re loving her slick side part and relatively tame straight hair.

Afterparty: If you’re just looking super-quickly, you might just confuse the Grammy winner for one of the Jenner sisters thanks to this ensemble. Not that that’s a bad thing in this case: She just turned 18 and this is indeed a party, so why not opt for a crop top and flatforms?

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–Catherine Kast


Source: The Best Outfit Changes from the Mockinjay Premiere (Like J.Law’s Sexy Switch-up)

Did Kris Jenner’s New Boyfriend Once Date An Atlanta Exes Star?

Kris Jenner has been proudly parading her new boyfriend, Corey Gamble, around Hollywood, but what do fans really know about him? Gossip Table panelist Delaina Dixon exclusively reached out to Gamble’s ex, Sheree Buchanan, for a scoop about Jenner’s boy toy.

Buchanan, a star from VH1’s Atlanta Exes, says she dated Gamble for three years. At the time, Gamble was in school with his sights set on success. Buchanan claims the relationship didn’t end well, but she still speaks with her ex.

Buchanan also says that Gamble’s pairing with Jenner isn’t an accident. Gamble apparently wanted to date a “rich, white woman,” making us wonder if he specifically had Jenner in mind. Buchanan wishes her ex and his new lady all the best, just like us.

Maybe Gamble and Jenner will become so close that they start wearing matching outfits! Jenner’s already tried it with Kim Kardashian. Check out the gallery below to see how Jenner has copped her daughter’s style.


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Source: Did Kris Jenner’s New Boyfriend Once Date An Atlanta Exes Star?