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(FILE PHOTO) The BBC has unveiled Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor Who LONDON - APRIL 01:  Peter Capaldi attends the gala premiere of 'In The Loop' at The Curzon Mayfair on April 1, 2009 in London  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) The BBC has unveiled Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor Who LONDON - APRIL 01: Peter Capaldi attends the gala premiere of 'In The Loop' at The Curzon Mayfair on April 1, 2009 in London (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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And the sonic screwdriver goes to Peter Capaldi.

The Scottish actor was named the new star of the British sci-fi Doctor Who on Sunday during a live broadcast on BBC America. He will replace the departing Matt Smith, whose time in the time-traveling police box the TARDIS ends later this year.

"It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer," said Capaldi, 55 and a lifelong fan of the show. "I haven’t played Doctor Who since I was 9 on the playground."

What about the kids?

As Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice deal with a 39-count fraud indictment, concern now turns to the four innocent victims in the case.

"She may need some help raising those children," Real Housewives of Miami’s Lea Black tells People.com.

Black — who admits Teresa "drove me nuts … and I was never rooting for her on the show" — nonetheless says her "heart breaks" for the family.

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