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EXCLUSIVE! Candace Cameron Addresses ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Rumors

"Can Jesse and the Rippers perform on the show?"

“Can Jesse and the Rippers perform on the show?”

The grapevine is buzzing that Full House star Candace Cameron-Bure will be part of the cast for the upcoming eighteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Although we won’t officially find out who will be tangoing on TV until tomorrow, when the cast is announced on Good Morning AmericaThe Ashley was able to catch up with Candace at Thursday night’s OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Party and ask her a few questions about the rumors.

For those of you keeping score at home: Yes, The Ashley got to interview DJ Tanner! And yes, that basically made her life! Anyway, Candace wasn’t able to confirm or deny the rumors (which basically tells us that she will, indeed, be on the show). She did say that “if” she is cast, the other contestants will have some stiff competition.

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EXCLUSIVE! Rachel Reilly Bashes ‘Amazing Race’ Competitors Caroline & Jennifer!

"You will never get rid of me!"

“You will never get rid of me!”

Catfight alert!

Amazing Race contestant Rachel Reilly got nasty when discussing blond country singers Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth, one of the teams she and husband Brendan Villegas competed against on the current ‘Amazing Race All-Stars’ season.

In an exclusive interview with The Ashley at Thursday night’s OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Party, Rachel held nothing back when discussing why she didn’t like the blond bombshells.

“The country singers, I don’t even know why they got asked back,” she told The Ashley. “The last time [they were on the show] all they did was flirt with all the guys and follow them around. It’s like, their trick is to stick their boobs out and it gets them ahead in the game.”

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EXCLUSIVE! Bobby Saleem Talks About Coming Out on ‘The Biggest Loser’ & Gaining Weight Back

Bobby Saleem Bob Harper Gay

Bobby Saleem  lost a staggering 188 lbs. on The Biggest Loser this season, dropping over 52 percent of his body weight. Although his (and the other contestants’) incredible weight loss achievements have been overshadowed by winner Rachel Frederickson‘s scary skinny appearance at Tuesday’s finale, The Ashley wanted to recognize the very big moment that happened this season involving Bobby and trainer Bob Harper.

For the first time ever, Bob publicly discussed his sexuality. During an emotional episode that aired in December, Bob confirmed to Bobby that he was gay, in an attempt to get Bobby to feel more comfortable with his own sexuality. The Ashley talked to Bobby about this very important moment in the show’s history.

“I didn’t realize [how big it was] at that moment but I did after I watched it on television,” Bobby told The Ashley after Tuesday’s finale. “That just shows what kind of person Bob is. He’s always been willing to help his contestants learn from their experience, and for it was [about] my sexuality.”

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‘Biggest Loser’ Controversy: Did Winner Rachel Frederickson Lose Too Much Weight?

Anorexic

If you think it was shocking to see on TV, you should have seen it in person!

The Ashley attended last night’s Biggest Loser finale. Like everyone else, she was shocked and semi-worried when eventual winner Rachel Frederickson emerged to show off her staggering 155 lb. weight loss. Rachel, who lost almost 60 percent of her original body weight, looked frail and unhealthy on TV– but it was even more shocking to see in person.

While The Ashley will be posting more behind-the-scenes photos and tidbits from the finale, the topic everyone is talking about is Rachel’s weight loss. Twitter basically exploded last night after Rachel revealed her weight loss, with viewers expressing shock, concern and even outrage at NBC and the show’s doctors for not stepping in. A photo has been circulating that shows the reactions of trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper when Rachel came out. (You can see it by clicking here.) They are both obviously more worried than excited about the Rachel’s new look.

The Ashley spoke with Rachel, as well as her trainer, Dolvett Quince and host Alison Sweeney about Rachel’s shocking weight loss.

Click here to read The Ashley’s story about Rachel, and be sure to check back for more ‘Biggest Loser’ finale goodness!

UPDATE: Bob and Jillian have released  joint statement regarding Rachel’s weight loss:

“Jillian and I want to take a moment to congratulate all of the BL contestants on their hard work. We’re not comfortable commenting on Rachel’s journey because we weren’t her trainers and weren’t given an opportunity to work with her at any point. Any questions about the contestants on The Biggest Loser should be directed to the show’s producers.”

(Photo: NBC)

 

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EXCLUSIVE! Farrah Abraham Confirms ‘Teen Mom’ Special & Talks About Her Relationship With Her Father

Last week, The Ashley came face-to-face with Teen Mom Farrah Abraham on the red carpet of the OK! Magazine Pre-Grammy Party. In fact, Farrah even answered a few of The Ashley’s questions. (Of course, she did not realize it was The Ashley asking her the questions. Let’s just say she’s not exactly a fan of the site for various reasons!)

Anyway, since The Ashley had a couple minutes with her favorite ‘Back door’ Teen Mom, she figured she’d make the most of them and ask about what we can expect from her next. Farrah confirmed The Ashley’s exclusive report back in December that the original ‘Teen Mom’ girls have each filmed individual specials for MTV that will be airing soon.

“That is true,” Farrah told The Ashley exclusively. “You are basically going to see where me and Sophia are in our lives right now. It will show us in our journey and show women how to be empowered working moms. I’m really excited for people to see it.”

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EXCLUSIVE! Tatyana Ali Talks Possibility of a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Reunion

"OK, I'll do it!"

“OK, I’ll do it!”

This is not technically about a ‘reality show,’ but y’all know how The Ashley is obsessed with 1990s TV so here we go…

The men of Full House have been making the rounds this week, reuniting for a Super Bowl commercial and stepping back into their ‘Full House’ roles last night for a hilarious segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. With all the hubbub surrounding the ‘Full House’ reunion, fans are wondering if some of their other favorite shows from the ’90s might be considering getting back together.

The Ashley caught up with Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Tatyana Ali at the OK! Magazine Pre-Grammys Party on Friday night, and she said that it’s definitely something the cast is considering.

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