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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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EXCLUSIVE! ‘Axeman II: Overkill’ Director Reveals Why He Cast Farrah Abraham

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“It’s like Couples Therapy— with knives!”

Controversial Teen Mom star Farrah Abrahais making the jump from adult films to mainstream motion pictures. As you may have heard, Farrah has been cast in the upcoming slasher film, ‘Axeman II: Overkill,’ which is directed and written by Joston Theney.

While Farrah, who will play crazed Evangelical Christian Fannie Ray Baker, may seem like an odd casting choice to some, director Joston Theney tells The Ashley that she was actually the perfect person for the role.

“When I sat down to pen the script for ‘Axeman II: Overkill’ and the character of Fannie Ray Baker–the voice, the look, the appearance and the feeling I wanted to invoke the moment she steps on screen, Farrah has that in spades,” Joston told The Ashley in an exclusive interview. “We just needed to know she could carry her portion of the film and she did–or should I say does. She is a very talented actress and I can’t wait for audiences to see it!”

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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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