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Which ‘Girls’ Actor Is About to Become a Dad?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

chris-o-dowd-dawn-o-porterWritten by Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow

Just when you think you’ve seen every iteration of the Ice Bucket Challenge there is — with toilet water, on horseback, with breast milk — Chris O’Dowd comes along and sets a new standard, reports E! Online.

For most of the 47-second video, the charming “Girls” actor sticks to the script. He introduces himself, says which charities he’s donating to, dumps a huge bucket of icy water on his head, and even yelps out some mild curses (natch). But then he nominates his unborn child!

“I’d like to nominate Baby O’Porter,” he says, and then turns the camera to his pregnant wife, Dawn O’Porter. The mom-to-be pours a glass of ice water over her obvious bump and lets out a little shriek. “So brave!” O’Dowd says in the final moments, a huge grin on his face. I’m calling it now — best baby announcement of the summer.

This will be the couple’s first child together; they were married in 2012.

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Zoe Saldana’s COOL Pregnancy Announcement

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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She finally did it! Rumor has been out for some time now that Zoe Saldana is pregnant—with no official word from the actress herself. But now, finally, the Guardians of the Galaxy star has acknowledged her mama-to-be status in the most au courant way possible…an ALS ice bucket challenge video! How’s that for a cool pregnancy announcement?!

In the video, Zoe explained that she wouldn’t be personally fulfilling the challenge while motioning to her growing bump, then nominated husband Marco Perego to take one for the team. You can check out their adorable video here:

Kudos to Zoe and Marco for finding a clever way to announce their pregnancy, though we are kind of baffled as to why Zoe claimed her pregnancy meant she couldn’t take the chill…can’t an expectant mom douse herself with ice water?!

Tell us: Have you taken the ice bucket challenge—and would you do it if you were expecting?

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