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Exclusive Interview: Lisa Whelchel Reveals What She Did With Her ‘Survivor’ Winnings

Lisa Whelchel took home the “Fan Favorite” vote during Survivor: Phillipines in 2012, garnering The Facts of Life actress a cool $100,000 in prize money. Although she didn’t take home the $1 million grand prize (she tied for second place), Lisa wants her fans to know how much winning that money changed her life.

“I owe my fans a lot because it was because of them that I was voted the Fan Favorite and that paid for me to move out to California after my divorce, and get back to acting,” Lisa told The Ashley at ‘The Facts of Life’ 35th Reunion event, held on Monday in Beverly Hills. “I am forever grateful to my fans for that.”

Lisa, who divorced her husband of 24 years in 2012, said she was shocked at the support the ‘Survivor’ fans gave her throughout the process.

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EXCLUSIVE: LaToya Jackson Talks More ‘Life With LaToya’ Episodes & Wedding Plans

LaToya and Jeffre may be tying the knot on TV!

LaToya and Jeffre may be tying the knot on TV!

We may be seeing a whole lot more LaToya, folks.

LaToya Jackson, the sister of Michael Jackson, chatted with The Ashley on the red carpet of the Brent Shapiro Foundation’s Summer Spectacular on Saturday night, and hinted that her reality show, Life With LaToya, may be coming back for a third season! The emotional Season 2 finale aired last month.

“Would we like to do another season? I think so,” LaToya told The Ashley. “The response to the show has just been so good. People have been telling us how much they like it.”

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Jessie Pavelka Reveals His Connection to ‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka

Are these two reality TV stars related?

Are these two reality TV stars related?

A new season of The Biggest Loser premieres tonight and with it comes two new trainers, Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom. (In case you have been living under a rock for the last few months, Jillian Michaels is not coming back this season and has left the show.)

When the new trainers were announced a few months ago, reality TV fans instantly recognized Jessie’s last name as being familiar. Jessie shares a last name with former Bachelor Jake Pavelka, who dolled out roses on the dating show back in 2010. Since the release of the new trainers’ names, The Ashley has been asked numerous times whether or not Jessie and Jake are related. (There was even one person that asked her via The Twitter if they were the same person. Yes, that really happened.)

Anyway, The Ashley decided to clear things up back in June when she had the opportunity to visit The Biggest Loser Ranch and interview the new contestants and trainers. During her interview with Jessie, The Ashley asked him about the connection to ‘Bachelor’ Jake.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Jesse filled us in on what really happened in Paradise!

Jesse filled us in on what really happened in Paradise!

Each week, we trash TV lovers put our better judgement aside and tune into Bachelor in Paradise, happily watching as the ocean sexcapades, ridiculous love triangles and assorted medical emergencies play out before us. While we know this show is all about “love” and drama, there is apparently a lot we viewers don’t know about what really happened in Paradise.

Jesse Kovacs, who joined the show a few weeks ago, was kind enough to spill some of the show secrets during an exclusive interview with The Ashley! Here are a few things you may not know about ‘Bachelor in Paradise’….

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“16 and Pregnant” Season 2 Star Megan McConnell Is Pregnant Again–Exclusive Interview!

megan mcconnell 2014Megan McConnell gave birth to her son, Blake, over four years ago during her episode of 16 and Pregnant, and the Season 2 star will soon be returning to the delivery room. Megan announced yesterday that she is expecting her second baby!

In an exclusive interview, the 21-year-old told The Ashley that the father of this baby is her boyfriend of 10 months, Chase, whom she met through her ’16 and Pregnant’ Season 2 co-star, Kayla Jordan!

“He went to high school with her,” Megan told The Ashley. “We’ve been together for about 10 months but we’ve known each other for a couple of years.”

The couple has been living together since April, but was not planning on having a baby right now.

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EXCLUSIVE! ‘Big Brother’ Star Rachel Reilly Discusses Her New Movie Role & Her Reality TV Future

Rachel will star in 'Axeman II: Overkill.'

Rachel will star in ‘Axeman II: Overkill.’

Rachel Reilly is no stranger to reality TV. She’s raced around the world on The Amazing Race, raked in the big bucks after winning the thirteenth season of Big Brother, and even got married on a made-for-reality-TV special back in 2012, but the redhead is about to make the leap to the big screen after landing her first movie role! Rachel is about to start work on ‘Axeman II: Overkill,” a horror movie that will also star controversial Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham.

While Rachel isn’t totally leaving reality TV behind—she currently hosts her own reality TV-themed talk show– she is excited to make the leap to movies.

“[Axeman II: Overkill] is a fun, super-campy ‘80s-style horror flick so it’s going to be so much fun,” Rachel told The Ashley in an exclusive interview. “The script is witty and has a lot of action. It’s going to be really fun to watch and super scary!”

According to the film’s director, Joston Theney, Rachel will play Breaker, “a double-crossing, machine-gun-toting mercenary looking to take more than her share of the money she’s been hired to find.”

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