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‘Teen Mom’ Stars Raise Over $2,000 For Little Girl with Cancer

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Amie (second left) is shown near Tyler and Catelynn. Kail and Javi are in the back row.

The girls from the Teen Mom franchise have gotten a bad rap over the years. While some of the franchise’s stars have chosen to use the fame that the show has garnered them to promote less-than-positive activities, some of the girls are doing their best to make a difference. (It’s nice to write about the positive stuff every once in a while!)

Last weekend, Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra teamed up with Teen Mom 2 stars Kail Lowry and Javi Marroquin to put on a charity event that raised nearly $2,500 for a little girl battling a rare form of cancer.

The ‘Teen Mom’ crew teamed up with the charity organization The LinkFund to host a fan meet-and-greet event in Brighton, Michigan, on July 13. This was very close to the hometown of Amelie “Amie” Strzalkowski, a three-year-old that has been fighting a malignant Medulloblastoma brain tumor for years and is currently undergoing treatment to help her beat the disease.  The event included activities put together by the organization Mom2Mom, as well as the fan meet-and-greet and signings of Kail’s book, Pride Over Pity. (All proceeds from that day’s books sales were donated to Amie.)

The event ended up raising almost $2,500, and was more successful than anyone expected!

“Way more people came than we all thought,” Kail told The Ashley in an exclusive interview after the event. “As much as it hurts my heart that Amie and her family have been going through this I feel so thankful to be able to do something like this to help her–and hopefully more families in the future–out.”

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EXCLUSIVE! ‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham on Her Adult Toy Line: ‘Damn I Look So Good!’

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“Buy my parts!”

Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham says she is not a p0rn star—she simply starred in a p0rn movie and then released a line of adult toys that were molded from her very own lady parts. (Let’s face it—who hasn’t done that at some point in their lives?)

Anyway, Farrah celebrated the release of her toy line, which includes realistic plastic molds of her vajayjay and backdoor, on Friday night with a release party. The Ashley attended the event (click here to read her full play-by-play of that hot mess) and had the opportunity to ask Farrah the question a lot of her fans want to know: Why the hell did you do this?

“Because I am young, fun and 23,” Farrah told The Ashley. “I felt like I would regret it if I missed this opportunity. So I figured, ‘Why not?’”

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New Season of ‘The Voice’ to be a Love-Fest Thanks to Gwen & Pharrell

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Gwen and Pharrell are bringing a lot of love to the set of ‘The Voice!’

Last month, The Ashley was given the opportunity to attend a taping of The Voice during the Blind Auditions. She was able to watch new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams get used to their new jobs, and see how they interacted with longtime coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

While The Ashley can’t give away any spoilers as to what kind of contestants we will see or who made it through, she can tell you that the new coaches seem to be having a  hard time bashing one another while trying to get contestants to join their team.

While Adam and Blake have no problem insulting and poking fun at each other (and the new coaches), Gwen and Pharrell, who are good pals, just couldn’t bear to say anything negative about each other, prompting Adam to compare their battles for contestants to “a candy cane sword fight!”

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EXCLUSIVE! Erica Rose Reveals Why She Won’t Take Part in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

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“No more hot tubs for me, guys, sorry!”

Erica Rose knows a thing or two about the Bachelor franchise. Not only did she compete for the heart of Prince Lorenzo Borghese during the ninth season of The Bachelor, but she also did two stints on Bachelor Pad, making her the perfect person to give The Ashley the scoop on the upcoming ‘Bachelor Pad’ spin-off, Bachelor in Paradise!

The Ashley chatted with Erica on the red carpet of last week’s OK! Magazine So Sexy Party to get the low-down on which former ‘Bachelor’ and Bachelorette contestants we can expect to see creeping up our television screens, island-style, starting this August.

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Adam Levine Plans to Make Good on His Promise to Sign ‘Voice’ Contestant Christina Grimmie

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“You meant what you said, right?”

Christina Grimmie may not have come away from last night’s finale of The Voice with the win, but she did get a free car– and a promise of a recording contract from her coach, Adam Levine. Adam, who, at the beginning of the show told Christina “whether you win ‘The Voice’ or not you will have a record deal because I would like to sign you,” later told The Ashley and other reporters at the post-show press conference that he still has full intentions of signing Christina to his label, 222 Records.

“One hundred percent!” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s happening.”

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Giuliana Rancic Defends Decision to Feature Son on Reality Show: ‘It’s Very Different Than Feeling Blindsided’

"Don't be mad because my kid has a better 401K than you do!"

“Don’t be mad because my kid has a better 401K than you do!”

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as many of the entertainment industry’s biggest media outlets, have joined together to promote a “No Kids” policy in the press. The initiative, which was started by actress Kristen Bell, encourages media outlets to not buy paparazzi photos of celebrity kids.

The initiative (which, for the record, The Ashley totally supports because the paps in Los Angeles are craaaaazy) is supported by E! News, which is hosted by reality star Giuliana Rancic. Giuliana, who stars on Giuliana and Bill with her husband Bill Rancic and their son Duke, defended her decision to allow her son to be filmed for their show.

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