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Blake Lively's Dad Has Heart Operation, Says She Wants "30 Kids"

Blake Lively's Dad Has Heart Operation, Says She Wants
Looks like Blake Lively's dad, Ernie Lively, will have the energy to play with his youngest daughter's desired "30 kids" following a life-changing heart procedure. The retired actor, 66, who suffered a massive heart attack back in 2003, underwent a groundbreaking surgery on Nov. 7; Dr. Amit Patel of the University of Utah School of Medicine performed the very first successful retrograde heart procedure on Lively. The minimally invasive technique, involving stem cell therapy, helps repair damaged arteries and muscles on the human heart. Lively first connected [...]
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Blake Lively's Dad Speaks Out About His Groundbreaking Heart Procedure

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Blake Lively's Dad Speaks Out About His Groundbreaking Heart Procedure
Blake Lively's father, Ernie Lively, who suffered a massive heart attack in 2003, will now have more energy to chase after his grandkids following a groundbreaking heart procedure on Nov. 7. "My youngest daughter is newly married and wants a big family," says Lively, 66, about Blake, 26, and son-in-law Ryan Reynolds, 37. "She says she wants 30 kids. I said, 'Why don't you start with one?'" Lively, a veteran actor who lives in Heber City, Utah, with wife Elain, also 66, previously had only half of a functioning heart and had trouble walking up a flight of stairs. After Lively connected with Dr. Amit Patel,
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5 Things You Don't Know About Blake Lively

5 Things You Don't Know About Blake Lively
This Gossip Girl alum and wife of Ryan Reynolds was named this week as the new face of cosmetics brand L'Oreal Paris. Here are five things you may not know about Blake Lively.

1. Born Blake Christina Lively on August 25, 1987 in Tarzana, CA into a showbiz family -- her father is actor Ernie Lively (American Pie 2, The West Wing) and her mother, Elaine, is a talent manager.

Pics: Blake Lively LOreal Photos

2. Stayed busy attending Burbank High School by juggling duties as class president, cheerleader and member of the school's national championship choir.

3. Was the only actual teenager to play her age in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, along with older actors America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn.

Video: Blake Lively Talks Most Controversial Style Moment

4. Half-sister of actress Robyn Lively, who appeared on Doogie Howser, M.D., Chicago Hope and Teen Witch.

5. Stands just over 5'10" and says she's self-conscious about being tall
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Call of the Wildman: Season Two Coming in 2013

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Following a highly rated season one finale, Animal Planet has renewed Call of the Wildman for a second season. The new 20 episodes will premiere sometime in 2013.

'Turtleman' Ernie Brown Junior was understandably excited by the renewal, exclaiming, "Yi yi yi yi, come git some!"

Here's the press release with some additional details:

Animal Planet'S "Call Of The Wildman" Ends On High Note And Snares Second Snapperlicious Season

-- Back-to-back Finale Episodes Each Deliver 1.3M P2+ Viewers With Season-High Episode Grabbing 1.8M P2+ Viewers --

(New York, September 10, 2012) - There's no rest for the wickedly loveable... Deep within the Kentucky backwoods, Ernie Brown Jr., aka 'Turtleman,' worked hard this Labor Day weekend, ending his Call Of The Wildman season with a huge, live-action snap, helping Animal Planet achieve its best-ever Labor Day Weekend
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Exclusive: Animal Planet Renews Call of the Wildman for Season 2

Yi yi yi, Animal Planet's "Turtleman" has just snapped up a second season renewal. The network ordered 20 more half-hour episodes of its new hit series Call of the Wildman for air in 2013.

The show, set in the Kentucky backwoods, follows Ernie Brown, Jr. (aka the "Turtleman") as he searches murky ponds for feisty snapping turtles (which have been known to bite through bone). Brown has been in this line of work for three decades. "No job is too tough or dangerous for Turtleman," Animal Planet says.

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Five Things You Don't Know About Blake Lively

Five Things You Don't Know About Blake Lively
This sexy Gossip Girl actress, currently dating Safe House actor Ryan Reynolds, stars as the kidnapped girlfriend of marijuana-growing characters played by Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson in Oliver Stone's new crime thriller Savages. Here are five things you may not know about Blake Lively.

1. Born Blake Christina Lively on August 25, 1987 in Tarzana, CA into a showbiz family -- her father is actor Ernie Lively (American Pie 2, The West Wing) and her mother, Elaine, is a talent manager.

Related: Blake Lively's Savage New Movie

2. Stayed busy attending Burbank High School by juggling duties as class president, cheerleader and member of the school's national championship choir.

3. Was the only actual teenager to portray her age in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, along with older actors America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn.

Related: Blake Lively Confirms Her Number of Boyfriends

4. Half-sister of actress Robyn Lively, who appeared
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively In Green Lantern Promo Pics

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Okay, Green Lantern fans, the time has almost come. Put June 17th on your calendar because that’s when the DC Comic legend comes to the big screen. Of course, Ryan Reynolds is our Hal Jordan and Blake Lively is his Carol Ferris. Are you green with envy? Well, both young actors figure into today’s lovely promo pics from the huge summer movie.

Want to get to know more characters from the film? BoomTron has ‘em!

Meet Tomar Re. Get dangerously close to Kilowog. You can even spend 4 minutes on Planet Oa with the entire corps.

If you want to get closer to the human girl in the story, the one who may just win our hero’s heart, then you’ll be interested to learn 5 amazing things about actress Blake Lively, thanks to THR.

Here they are, so take notes!

1. She comes from a showbiz family. Lively grew up in Tarzana,
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Lively's Dad Ok After Car Smash

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Lively's Dad Ok After Car Smash
Latest: Actress Blake Lively's actor father is expected to make a full recovery after losing control of his car and flipping the vehicle down an embankment on Monday.

Ernie Lively, 61, was taken to hospital and treated for back, arm and lung injuries - but he has been given the all clear by doctors.

The Gossip Girl star's mum Elaine tells Us Weekly magazine, "He's going to make a full recovery, thankfully. It was a horrific accident.

"He swerved to miss a car and his car tumbled down an embankment."

Lively, who dashed to the Los Angeles area hospital from New York after hearing of the accident, acted alongside her father in The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants movies. He played her screen father in the films.

Initial reports suggested Lively had broken his back, but his wife insists, "It is far less serious than we thought... We are just happy he is going to be Ok."

Father of Blake Lively Seriously Injured in Crash

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Ernie Lively, the father of Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, was seriously injured in an automobile accident Monday morning, Star Magazine is reporting. The actress reportedly flew to Los Angeles to be at her father's bedside. Ernie Lively, 61, is an actor best known for his role in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." He was reportedly involved in a crash in the early morning hours of October 13th and taken to an La area hospital. His condition is not immediately known. "It was pretty bad — he's lucky to be alive," a source told Star, adding Blake was on the first flight back to Los Angeles to be with her father. "They are as close as any father and daughter could be — she was beside herself when she got this horrible news. Her dad taught her everything."
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Lively's Dad In Car Accident

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Lively's Dad In Car Accident
Actress Blake Lively has dashed home to Los Angeles from New York after her father was seriously injured in a car crash.

The Gossip Girl star's actor dad, Ernie Lively, was rushed to hospital, where he is being treated for a broken back and arm, according to reports.

The accident took place on Monday.

A family source tells America's Star magazine, "He's lucky to be alive."

The actress was on the first flight back to Los Angeles after hearing the news, according to the source: "They are as close as any father and daughter could be. She was beside herself when she got this horrible news."

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