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Matthew McConaughey: What I've Learned as a Dad

Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcomed their third child five months ago, and on Sunday, they told ABC News that they were in the middle of the first weekend away from their kids since his birth.

“It’s very relaxing, exciting,” Alves said at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. “I got off the plane and was like, ‘No car seats! No strollers!’”

“We noticed on the plane: ‘Where is everybody?’” said McConaughey, who also told reporters that he’s gained back much of the weight he lost for Dallas Buyer’s Club. He said he’d gained the weight back by just increasing the portions of his already healthy diet.

The couple, who were there on behalf of their Just Keep Livin Foundation, a charity dedicated to empowering high school students to live active and healthy lives, were ready to kick back — but their minds were clearly with their kids, Levi, 4, Vida 3, and baby Livingston.

“Right now there’s a whole lot of signs of me in all of them,” McConaughey said. “It’s a colorful house that’s for sure! And talk about whose personalities: One thing you learn when you’re a parent that I didn’t know as much beforehand is how much DNA … as soon as they’re born they are who they are. You can shape them, but they’re very unique, different from each other immediately.”

But his little girl has her dad wrapped around her finger, he said: “That’s a constant honeymoon!”

Alves said that three kids is work, too.

“It’s not that it’s tougher — it’s just that I had my systems down with two kids and now with three I’m still learning,” she said of her little ones, who are “into everything.”

“I’m taking tips,” she said. “I’m still working on the systems that work for three, but we’ll get there!”

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Jodie Foster’s Dad Convicted of Grand Theft

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Jodie Foster’s elderly father was convicted Wednesday of 21 misdemeanor counts of grand theft and nine misdemeanor counts of contracting without a license in a home-building scam, People magazine reports.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles say 89-year-old Lucius Foster collected $5,000 down payments from people with the promise of constructing modular homes out of 40-foot-long shipping containers.  Prosecutors say not a single home was ever built, and the 89-year-old Foster bilked $130,000 from the poor and elderly.

Deputy City Attorney Don Cocek said Foster has been soliciting customers since at least 2005, dubbing him the “Bernie Madoff of Sherman Oaks.”

The elderly Foster acted as his own attorney in the trial and insisted there was no scam, but that he was simply trying to help solve the city’s affordable housing problem.

Foster is estranged from his famous daughter.  Jodie Foster was born a few months after her parents divorced and was raised by her mother with reportedly little involvement from her dad.

Lucius Foster faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday.

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