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The Ashley Presents: Reality TV-Inspired Halloween Costumes for 2014

Happy Halloween, Roundupers! This is one of The Ashley‘s favorite holidays because, well, she’s naturally creepy. Anyway, each year, The Ashley does her best to help you guys come up with some last-minute reality-TV-inspired costumes. If you’re tired of trying to jam your candy-corn-stuffed body into one of those expensive Leg Avenue costumes from the party shop (the ones that leave your entire butt hanging out the bottom and have names like, “Sexy Triceratops” or something), then The Ashley has you covered!

Here, The Ashley presents several new reality TV costume ideas…

I get to be Jessa!

I get to be Jessa!

Pregnant Duggars

This makes for a great costume for a group of girlfriends, or actual sisters! Inspired by the oldest Duggar daughters from the show 19 Kids and Counting, these costumes are sure to be a hit! Although only one Duggar is currently pregnant (Jill), her sister Jessa is getting married tomorrow, so she’ll be knocked up by Tuesday.

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‘Catfish’ Meets ‘Saved By The Bell’…And Brilliance Occurs

screech catfishAnyone that has followed The Roundup knows that The Ashley is completely obsessed with Saved by the Bell. (No she didn’t watch the stupid TV movie nor will she, out of protest!) Obviously, The Ashley also loves reality TV, so when anyone puts these two great things together, it warrants a post on The Roundup.

The brilliant folks at VKMTV Studios imagined what it would have been like had the crew from Catfish been around to help one of Bayside High’s geekiest students find love. Of course, Screech was pining for “Bambi” (who was actually just Zack dressed in a really bad Halloween wig) long before the days of the Internet, but the mashup of clips from the ‘Saved by the Bell’ episode and a ‘Catfish’ episode are, well, brilliant.

Check it out!

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Engaged ‘Catfish’ Stars Lauren & Derek Have Split


Is anyone else irrationally sad about this?!

Say it ain’t so! The only couple to ever find a happy ending on the reality show Catfish has called it quits!

Only weeks ago Lauren Meler and Derek Schullenbarger, who met on the second season of the show, shared their engagement photos with People magazine. The engaged couple had been living together in Derek’s home state of Maryland (Lauren is from Texas). According to the photographer that took their engagement photos, they seemed to be extremely happy together, which makes the split even more shocking.

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Spring & Summer Premiere Dates For Your Favorite Reality Shows

Andi's season of 'The Bachelorette' starts Monday, May 19!

Andi’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’ starts Monday, May 19!

The Ashley is happy to bring you the premiere dates of all of the awesomely bad reality TV shows we love! We will have a fresh batch of reality goodness to keep us entertained during the warm months! The Ashley will continue to update this list of premiere dates as new dates are released.

Which of these shows are you most excited about?

16 and Pregnant (MTV) Tuesday, April 29  (Click here to get all the details on the new girls!)

19 Kids and Counting (TLC) Tuesday, April 1

America’s Got Talent (NBC)  Tuesday, May 27  (Wanna know what’s happened to the show’s former contestants since they were on  the show? Pick up The Ashley’s book, Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America’s Got Talent!)

America’s Worst Tattoos (TLC) Thursday, March 27

Bachelorette (ABC) Monday, May 19

Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) Monday, August 4 (Click here for details!)

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Check Out The Ashley’s “Best of 2013 Reality TV” Survey Results!

Happy-New-Year-2013The votes are in!

It’s just about time to ring in the New Year and say farewell to 2013! A few days ago, The Ashley asked you to vote for your favorite—and least favorite—reality TV stars, shows and moments. Your response was overwhelming!

The results of The Ashley’s “Best of 2013 Reality TV” survey are posted below! Thank you to all of my faithful Roundup readers! The Ashley can’t wait for 2014—she has a lot of great stuff up her sleeve so stay tuned!

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‘Catfish’ Season 2 Star Mike Fortunato Dies at Age 26

The Ashley has some sad news to report: Michael Fortunato, who starred in an episode of the current season of MTV’s Catfish, died at a Connecticut hospital on Saturday night. His sister told MTV news that Mike’s death was caused by a pulmonary embolism. (I’ll save you the Googling, click here to find out what that is.)

Mike’s episode was one of the most exciting of Season 2. Ashley Sawyer met him in a chat room when she was 13 (A/S/L, anyone?!) and had been chatting with him for seven years. In a reverse of the typical ‘Catfish’ situation, Ashley was the one that had sent Mike a photoshopped photo and was worried he wouldn’t like her after finding out what she really looked like.

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