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We've all been there: tossing and turning under the covers, unable to drift into sweet slumberland. Some of us drink a glass of warm milk while others cuddle up with a book. And still others, well, they make candles. Seriously. At least that's the solution for "Awkward" star Ashley Rickards, who took to Twitter to show off her craft bounty after a bout of insomnia.

Ashley's MTV series returns this fall with all-new season three episodes. Be sure to check out the trailer for all the deets.


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There's nothing "Awkward" about giving back—and Ashley Rickards is among the stars pitching in to prove it.

Tonight, MTV will air "Restore the Shore," a fundraising event to benefit Seaside Heights, New Jersey, following the devastating effects of superstorm Sandy.

The one-hour special, featuring performances by Gym Class Heroes (with special guest Oh Land) and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips, will air tonight on MTV at 11/10c. So be sure to tune in and give back!


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There's been no shortage of excitement round these parts for the impending, inspiring first episode of "This Is How I Made It," the show that features in-their-own-words stories from our favorite celebs on how they... well, y'know. MADE IT. But this itty-bitty sneak peek at this week's premiere is especially close to our withered, blackened hearts: It's our own Ashley Rickards, sharing her memory of how she got a career-making break with her role on "Awkward."

With only one serious movie role and a handful of TV guest spots under her belt, Ashley was a long shot for the starring role in a network series—but she remembers vividly what happened on the day of her audition.

"After the network test, I got a message from Lauren Lungerich, who's the writer and the creator and whole brain behind 'Awkward,'" Ashley recalled. "And she was like, 'Pssst! You nailed it!'"


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We dare you not to get the teensiest bit misty-eyed watching the just-released trailer for MTV's new docu-series "This Is How I Made It." (Go ahead, we'll wait...)

Debuting October 13, the show chronicles the oft-tumultuous paths our favorite celebrities took toward living their dreams—as told in their own words. The preview gives just a taste of the inspired stories to come, including bites from Demi Lovato, "Awkward" actress Ashley Rickards and "Teen Wolf" actor Tyler Posey. Future episodes will feature "Glee" star Naya Rivera, as well as Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.


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It's no secret we're pretty big "Twilight" fans here at Hollywood Crush, so you can bet we'll be tuning in to Punk'd tomorrow night when Emmett Cullen himself, Kellan Lutz, takes over. (We may own a Team Emmett shirt though we'd deny it if you told anyone.) On his prank list are "Awkward" star Ashley Rickards and actress Julianne Hough.

After knocking barrels of a dark liquid over with her car, Ashley sticks her fingers down the throat of a man who swallows a mouthful of the icky stuff, attempting to purge it from his stomach. Talk about taking action in a sticky situation! Julianne then has to try to save her brother from drowning in a lake of mud. Yikes! It's a "Punk'd: Heroes Edition" if you ask us.


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Forget New Directions. For his latest foray into Teen World, "Glee" star Chris Colfer is eschewing the song and dance for a very different sort of extracurricular activity in his upcoming feature film debut, "Struck by Lightning," for which he also penned the script.

Chris stars as Carson Phillips, a driven (and as we come to learn, conniving) senior who wants nothing more than to attend his dream school (Northwestern University—Go Wildcats!) and become the editor of the New Yorker. But first he must impress the university admissions board, which school counselor (Angela Kinsey) advises can be done through editing a literary magazine.The only problem? Carson has no writers. So with the help of best friend Malerie ("Bridesmaids" scene-stealer Rebel Wilson), he goes about blackmailing the entire student body (including Sarah Hyland, Allie Grant, Ashley Rickards and Matt Prokop) into penning submissions.


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