WATCH: Nate Berkus Plays Design Would You Rather, Reveals the Perfect Throw Pillow Formula

 

Nate Berkus is taking a stance on throw pillows.

“Many pillows on the bed,” Berkus, 45, answers during a game of PEOPLE’s Interior Design: Would You Rather. “Four pillows that you sleep on . . . and then I would do three to five pillows decorative on top. And everyone flings them on the floor, so it’s fine.”

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The interior designer also stands firm that pillows should be fluffed up, not karate chopped, and casts a convincing vote for marble countertops. “I’m so tired of granite,” he says.

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Lines get blurred, though, when Berkus has to choose between a tub or a shower. Although his and husband Jeremiah Brent’s daughter, Poppy, loves a good soak, he can’t deny the power of a hot shower. “I love a bath tub, our daughter loves a bath tub, but I love a big shower, too,” he says.

But when it comes to a bigger, better master bath or closet, Berkus doesn’t hesitate in the full video above. “Closet, man. All day long,” he says.

Tatyana Ali’s Blog: My Son Has Ignited an Everlasting Love

Tatyana Ali is a mom!

Best known for playing Ashley Banks on the hit ’90s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the actress and R&B singer, 37, also has multiple films — including Second Sight, which premiered in April, and Samaria, released in September. Her latest EP, 2014’s Hello, is available on iTunes.

Ali married Dr. Vaughn Rasberry on July 17 after a year-and-a-half-long courtship and four-month engagementThe couple welcomed son Edward Aszard on Sept. 16.

You can follow Ali on Facebook, as well as Instagram and Twitter @TatyanaAli.

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There are so many things I want to show him. He’s mesmerized by the blue sky in the morning. Edward stares out of the French doors straight up into the sky and grins in his sideways way. Little bubbles of spit form at the corners of his heart-shaped lips. I fast forward into the not-so-distant future, daydreaming about showing him all the shapes that clouds can make if you look long enough.

Then I remember to slow down. Time moves quickly on its own; no need for me to push it along. If I can try to remember anything at all in this heaven, it’s to take my time, be present, take it all in, so I can remember everything and live in it eternally.

I love brushing the swirling cowlick at the crown of his head, which has finally rounded out from its post-trauma, cashew shape. His breath is always sweet. When he gets frustrated, his little body turns red. He curls into a ball, and then stretches out and roars like the Hulk.

In our first ultrasound, we saw him move like a flash dancer. He made everyone in the room laugh out loud, including our doctor and technician. I guessed then that my child would be spirited. I was right.

When he sleeps, he leans his chin on his fist, like a tiny thinker. His father does the same. It’s uncanny. And he changes every day. One moment he looks like his father, the next me, the next a grandparent.

In him, we glimpse flickers of the people we love — facial expressions my sisters make, the way he sucks his finger like Vaughn’s cousin did. When I kiss him in his sleep, soundly in REM, dreaming his baby dreams, he smiles and my heart explodes out of my body and into all of the space surrounding us.

We’re completely swooning over this kid.

More from Tatyana’s PEOPLE.com blog series:

Tatyana Ali’s Blog: Baby’s Coming … Any Day Now!
Tatyana Ali’s Blog: Finding My Mom-Me Super Powers
The Magical Mystery of Keeping Baby’s Sex a Secret

I enjoyed my pregnancy so much that I wondered if I would miss it. I thought it might be strange for my belly to suddenly be empty.

How would I handle this next part of the adventure?

What would the transition be like?

I did a dream maternity shoot with my friend, actor and photographer Lance Gross, my stylist Monique Lauren, and makeup and hair artist Chris Gees, because I needed to commemorate the time. Now, I will always be able to travel back in time and remember the sense of fullness and expectation.

After a long labor — 24 hours — I heard my baby before I saw him. By the time he was in my arms, I had just enough energy, with my husband and our doula’s help, to have him latch. I fell asleep knowing that he had safely arrived.

Vaughn notified our family, who had been keeping vigil for nearly a day just a few rooms away. In our family suite at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, I had the chance to get lost in his every feature and gesture for the first time. I awoke with Vaughn at my side and our beautiful baby boy in a bassinet beside us. I lay awake until the next morning because I couldn’t stop staring at him.

My prayers for him imbue every breath I take. Our son’s name, a tribute to his grandfather and great-grandfather, also appeal to the blessings of his ancestors. I see eternity in his sable brown eyes — the blood and promise of generations past and all our hope for the future.

DWTS’ Jana Kramer Reveals Why Her Partner Gleb Savchenko Was ‘Freaking Out’ in Rehearsal This Week

Country singer Jana Kramer is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars, and she’s blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Kramer and her partner Gleb Savchenko, both 32, on Twitter!

So, last week was interesting!

I had a lot of fun doing the samba, but after our dance Gleb and had some words during the critique.

I have to say, I see where both of them were coming from and I think it’s just a matter of opinion. But I did love having Len back in the ballroom. He always keeps it real, and I appreciate that.

Being in jeopardy again wasn’t easy. Your heart always drops when you find out you could be going home, but it’s also so hard to say goodbye to another couple. Everyone has become so close through this process and we are all friends and want each other to succeed.

But at the end of the day, I have to remind myself this is a competition and if someone else doesn’t go home, then it’s me leaving — and I definitely don’t want that!

So after a long Monday where we had to perform two dances, I headed into rehearsal on Tuesday to find out that we actually had to learn FOUR dances for this week’s show! I wanted to freak out, but Gleb was already doing that enough for both of us. He was really nervous about having to choreograph four different routines.

But one of the reasons Gleb and I work so well together is because we balance each other out. When I’m freaking out, he’s my rock and I do the same for him. So I decided to be the calming force in the room and keep things positive.

We’ll be doing a jazz routine for our solo dance, but we’ll also be participating in a dance-off where we won’t know the style of the dance — or which couple we’ll be dancing against — until just seconds before we have to go out on the dance floor.

That means we had to learn cha-cha, jive and salsa routines, but will only get to show off one of them. Learning all the dances has been nerve-racking, but the reason I don’t like this challenge is that it pits us all against each other more than normal. I hate competing against my friends.

But I am excited about our jazz routine! Gleb and I are doing a dance to a song from Little Shop of Horrors, and we’ll be playing the lead characters from the show. I’d actually never seen the movie or stage musical, but it’s been really fun getting to put on a character. I always find that makes doing the dance easier.

Gleb, on the other hand, has had a hard time with putting the routine together. He’d never choreographed a jazz routine before and was freaking out.

He’s used to the rigid structure of a ballroom dance and said, “There are no rules with jazz!” And I told him, “Yeah! That’s what’s so great!” That didn’t seem to calm him much, but I think what he came up with is a lot of fun and I can’t wait to perform the dance tonight!

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

What the Furriest and Cutest Celebrities Are Wearing this Halloween

Human celebrities are turning up in some pretty impressive costumes this year, but they will never beat the fluffy and famous.

There is such an overwhelming, unbeatable level of inherent cuteness in an animal dressed up in a costume, it’s almost unfair to everyone else.

Like their Homo sapien cohorts, our favorite famous pets are all over Instagram modeling their most chic Halloween ensembles.

Instead of getting down about how these four-legged stars can make even the most basic outfits look good, revel in the fact that we as a society have progressed so far that mass market pet costumes are a reality. Perhaps humans are the real winners after all.

Sir Charles Barkley the Frenchie as Bacon

Maymo and Friend as Cats

Corgnelius and Stumphrey as The Queen and her Corgi

Lola the Frenchie Puppy as Donald Trump

Menswear Dog as Richie Tenenbaum 

Norbert as a Pirate 

Chloe Kardoggian as Wonder Woman 

Rocco as a Clown 

Wally the Rabbit as a Unicorn 

Jiff as Chewbacca

Chloe the Mini Frenchie as a Troll Doll

Geordi La Corgi as Dr. Who 

Coby the Cat as Pikachu

Atchoum as a Rat 

Doug the Pug as a Tiger

Waffles as Captain America

Toast and Underpants as Monsters

Grumpy Cat as a Witch 

Tuna as a Minion 

Munchkin the Teddy Bear Dog as a Skeleton 

Samson the Dood as a Lobster

How Carrie Underwood and Her Amazing Legs Are Prepping for the CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood will be changing 11 times while hosting the CMA Awards on Wednesday, and some of those outfit swaps will of course include mini dresses that show off her meme-launching leg muscles. Which is why we had to ask the country star why she loves micro hemlines so much.

“I wear minis because I’m short,” she tells PeopleStyle exclusively. “Sometimes I try dresses that are a little bit longer or even long dresses and I get lost in them cause I’m 5 foot 3. It just seems like above the knee works better for my height.”

Underwood maintains that she’s always surprised and extremely flattered by the buzz surrounding her famous legs.

“I just try to be strong. My legs are scarred from sports and from injuries, so I view them as being strong,” she says.

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This will be Underwood’s ninth show hosting alongside Brad Paisley, and she’s prepping for the marathon event by putting a little extra time in at the gym.

“I definitely work out harder leading up to any awards show,” she shares. “I just wanna feel my best and when I look back at pictures. I just wanna be like, ‘Alright, I worked hard for that.’ So I just kinda amp it up, make sure if I have the time I use it wisely.”

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Underwood adds that she also follows a stricter diet before the big night.

“I lean up my eating especially right before the show. And my workout routine becomes a little more all over full body leading up to ,” she explains. “I do run more and try to sweat more just to burn fat.” ]

The extra time at the gym gives Underwood the confidence she needs to parade the CMA stage in a double-digit number of outfits each year. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of country’s biggest night, so of course Underwood is pulling out all the stops with a celebratory “dressing through the decades” theme.

Underwood will be wearing a different outfit to celebrate the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, and each look will pay homage to the evolution of country style.

There are some looks throughout our night that are very singular artist inspired and it should evident,” she shares. “But going back, there are just so many incredible, legendary ladies of country music. I didn’t wanna really completely pigeonhole myself to one artist. It’s about paying tribute as well.”

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Inside Val Kilmer’s History of Health Struggles and Cancer Rumors

Michael Douglas said over the weekend that his friend and onetime costar Val Kilmer has oral cancer. Douglas, who beat stage 4 oral cancer in 2013, said during a Q&A in London that his The Ghost and the Darkness costar is “dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too good for him … My prayers are with him.”
However, in posts on his Facebook page, the Top Gun star has previously denied he has cancer amid reports about his health problems over the past few years.

Kilmer faced a medical scare in January 2015 when, following a 911 call, he was rushed from his residence to the UCLA Medical Center, and later underwent tests.

At the time, his rep released a statement about his condition.

“Film actor Val Kilmer is currently undergoing tests at a Los Angeles Hospital for a possible tumor. The 55-year-old Kilmer is being cared for by his two children, Mercedes, 23, and son Jack, who is 19, both L.A. residents,” said his rep at the time, Liz Rosenberg.

But Kilmer later addressed fans on Facebook, writing, “I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the UCLA ICU. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don’t worry.”

Concern over Kilmer’s health ignited again in October 2015, when the now-56-year-old actor was once more spotted at the UCLA Medical Center. However, Kilmer vehemently denied rumors that his health had declined.

“Thank you all for your love and support. There’s a rumor I’m unwell again and in hospital which is totally untrue. I was in to verify I have no tumor or infection of any kind which was verified by the very caring experts at UCLA,” he wrote on Facebook at the time.

Last December, Kilmer was photographed with what looked to be a tracheostomy tube around his neck, a red bandana hanging loosely below it.

In the months before, Kilmer had mostly worn scarves and shirts buttoned tightly around his neck, in photos posted on social media.

By February 2016, Kilmer seemed to be on the mend. He was spotted running errands in London without a breathing tube, his neck exposed and revealing a faint scar where the tracheostomy tube once was.

Estate of Former Playboy Model Katie May Seeking Large Settlement from Chiropractor

The estate of former Playboy model Katie May is seeking a seven-figure settlement from the chiropractor she visited just before her death.

The Los Angeles County Coroner determined Oct. 19 that May died at age 34 in February as a result of an injury sustained during a “neck manipulation by chiropractor,” and that the chiropractor, identified as Eric Swartz, shifted May’s neck in a way that tore her left vertebral artery, blocking blood flow to the brain and resulting in a stroke.

Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told PEOPLE that her death is listed as an “infarction of brain” and was ruled an accident.

The lawyer for May’s estate, Ronald Richards, says the report pushed them to seek a settlement.

“The coroners report takes the unusual but definitive step of concluding the chiropractor’s treatment was the cause and fact of Katie May’s death,” Richards tells PEOPLE. “We have been in contact with a legal representative for the chiropractor and expect to submit a demand shortly with the chiropractor’s insurance carrier. We are hopeful that the chiropractor will want to resolve the matter to avoid further injury to all parties to this unfortunate tragedy.”

May’s father, Walter, says although he and Katie’s brother, Stephen, had discussed the possibility of a lawsuit with the intention of giving any settlement money to Katie’s 7-year-old daughter, Mia, he is not the person who hired Richards.

“This is news to us,” he tells PEOPLE. “I guess Mia is the head of her estate, and her father would probably be the one who is filing the lawsuit for her. Other than that, we were never informed about anything.”

Regardless, Walter says suing the chiropractor is “absolutely” the right choice, assuming it’s for the benefit of Mia, his granddaughter.

“As long as my granddaughter has the funds going directly to her — I don’t know what the situation is going to be like, I have no idea,” Walter says. “We had been kicking around the idea of a suit too, but not for monetary value, but of course for our granddaughter. Everything as far as the estate will hopefully go directly to her.”

A chiropractor unrelated to Katie’s case told PEOPLE that the chance of a torn artery from an adjustment is “very, very rare.”

“In this particular case, unfortunately, her arteries got compromised so much they tore, which created a stroke and ultimately the patient died,” Todd Sinett, Doctor of Chiropractic and author of Three Weeks to a Better Back, said. “Statistically speaking, studies have the chances of this happening an anywhere from one in one million to one in four million.”

Jeffrey Wang, MD, co-director of the USC Spine Center, agreed that her case is a “freak accident,” but said that he would have recommended physical therapy rather than a chiropractic adjustment because of the risk.

“I don’t recommend chiropractic care for patients with spinal cord compression or nerve compression where forceful manipulation may have a great potential for problems,” he said.