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In honor of the Pretty Little Liars season 5 premiere tomorrow, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite PLL moments thus far!!!! Check them out! Do you agree? Which ones are your favorite? Let us know!!!

Mona is A and is admitted into Radley

Honestly, everything about this episode was jaw-droppingly, shocking!! From having Mona lure Spencer into the A lair, to revealing that she was A (which we now know isn’t actually A but A’s minion). But the seeing Mona appear in that black hoodie, nonchalantly knocking her out without even missing a beat, Spencer secretly calling the liars for help, the harsh realization that Hannah’s bff was evil, Spencer pulling the e-brake, the girls fighting and Spencer throwing Mona off the cliff. I mean, watching that scene now leaves me unable to breathe. It was the BEST season finale to date and no revelations after this were ever as shocking. This was the icing on the cake. This was the scene to prove just how worthy PLL is.


Mona’s Speech

Because that scene wasn’t enough, they had to top it off with this incredibly amazing, but horrifyingly psychotic speech after Mona is diagnosed as living in a perpetual state of hyper reality. It was the harsh realization that Mona wasn’t just working with A, she was full blown crazy. And it was fantastic! Gah, the chills!! They just keep coming!  This was also the moment where Mona made it clear that A was more than just one person. “Don’t they know thats what WE want?”

Someone tries to Kill Mona

A has had his/her fair share of trying to kill people. But remember that time A tried to kill his own minion Mona? The girls are onto their next lead, A’s lair RV to get some clues. When they go to search it, it’s gone and they think it’s Mona being Mona, until A tries to choke her, probably for trying to help the girls. Then A pulls that epic “I’m going to run you over move” disclocating Emily’s shoulder in the process.This is also the same episode/moment where the liars try to figure out who the creepy woman in the black veil was at the funeral. We kind of put her to the back burner, but thinking back, we still want to know who was under that damn veil!

The Fire

This episode revealed that Ali might actually be alive, rather than just a vision that we thought the girls were seeing in their dream-like states. A was using the girls to find Red Coat and obviously the girls wanted to find Red Coat too, except they were unaware that Red Coat was actually Ali and that she was really alive. In this episode, Hannah and Mona saw her, except now we know Mona has always known Ali was alive. So the question is, was Mona behind the fire? Or did the B-team light the fire because Mona was in there?


Anytime we’re really in Ravenswood.

Literally, Ravenswood is the creepiest place in the world (and I’m not even including what happened in the actual show, I’m just going based off what we’ve seen in PLL). In Ravenswood we found out that there were two Red Coats, Emily was almost turned into sawdust, we found out Ms. Grimwauld helped Ali the night she was buried alive, and the liars found A’s new lair, which ended up belonging to EzrA! So many crucial moments in one episode!!!

Than we were a part of that wicked Halloween episode that revealed that Alison was actually alive. The girls finally saw her in the flesh and it felt almost dreamlike. Plus, their adventures in the haunted mansion totally had us on the edge of our seats & that’s really what makes a great PLL episode. Thrill factor 1000!


A drives into Emily’s house

Literally, Emily has gotten the worst of it from A. We wonder why? Maybe A is jealous that Emily and Ali had a thing? In this case it would make sense for A to be Paige wouldn’t it? Either way, one of the worst moments for Em’s was when A literally DROVE A CAR through her apartment. You know, A has been known for doing some crazy stuff, but this one topped the list! Although its even scarier to think that maybe A was trying to hurt Emily’s mother?


Jenna almost Drowns at Emily’s surprise party

Once again, Emily! She wasn’t the target this time, but it happened during her surprise party. One thing we should all have learned by now that parties with big groups of people and parties in the woods are probably not the best ideas! But why was A targeting Jenna? For a while we thought that Jenna was on the A-team, but after almost being drowned by A, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Plus, Jenna was being accompanied by Shana, who we know is working with Ali on keeping her safe. Maybe all the people we thought were enemies actually aren’t? Either way, this scene was dramatic and terrifying and once again pushed the envelope as to what A was really capable of and how far he/she was willing to go.


Wren’s connection to Red coat?

Wren knows about Red Coat??? Wren has been a very controversial character throughout the show. At first, I liked him but than he became shadier and shadier. He had a relationship with Melissa, cheated on her with Spencer, had a little rendezvous with Spence and than got back together with Melissa and moved to London with her. Occasionally, he comes back to Rosewood and plays doctor (insert theory that he isn’t really a doctor). When he was talking to Mona at Radley, it felt like he knew a little more than he was leading onto. And than he was coloring in a picture of Red Coat. Does that mean he knows Ali is alive? What’s his involvement in all of this?


Ezra is A…. or not A, but used Aria?!

We kind of went through this already when mentioning the greatness that was Ravenswood, but it goes even deeper when Aria finally realizes that Ezra is A. It is a heartbreaking moment for her but it’s also scary because now Ezra is this person that we thought we knew, but really don’t. What is he capable of? When Ezra realizes that Aria read his manuscript, he goes on a hunt for her in the woods. The scene with them on the ski-lift is epic (not because of Aria’s crying face) but because we get a shitty explanation from Ezra and feel Aria’s pain. It’s like watching a traincrash and not being able to stop it. But it’s also one of the best plot twists that I didn’t see coming. Even if Ezra isn’t A, this is damage enough. Now he has to try to earn back brownie points and thankfully, he knows a lot about A which makes him more involved. I’ve always wanted the boyfriends to get more involved!! They can’t just be oblivious to the fact that their gfs are being tormented.


Halloween episodes

The first one was great considering we found out A had been stalking and threatening Ali was before she “died”. But hat’s off go to the second one, which was spook-tastic and featured Aria in a box with dead Garrettt. It challenged what I thought PLL would actually ever do, plus it revealed that the stakes are high and A isn’t playing. Plus, Ezra popped out of nowehere and said he was “following the train” to surprise Aria, which immedietaly let us know that while we love said English teacher, he really cannot be trusted.


The dolls….

The dolls give me nightmares… Everything about them. Mona playing with dolls in flashbacks brushing their hair, setting them up in their little dollhouse to A sending the liars dolls in coffins. But the creepiest had to have been when the girls were lured into the toy shop, which was run by a grandmother and her young nephew. When they broke into the shop and than all the dolls started chanting, “Follow Me End Up Like Me” I was ready to tap out! Then they opened up the closet and the doll was buried in the dirt moving just like Alison! It was creepy, but most of the best PLL scenes are great because of their creep factor!

Jasons photography obsession

Jason’s another character I’ve always been super suspicious of and I’m assuming for good reason. When he first came to town and the girls broke into his shack, they found all of these pictures of Aria being developed. Not normal pictures though, creepy, stalkerish, close-up pictures. We’ve seen those same pictures in A’s lair and it begs the question if Jason is part of the A team? Why was he watching Aria? Has he been tormented by A and possibly thinks that Aria is A? He’s also Ali’s brother and Spencer’s step-brother, which gives him motive. Hopefully we found out more about his role in all of this in season 5.

There is no video clip that I could find for this unfortunately but it happened, I swear!

 

Aria and Ezra rain scene

Let’s go back to a happier time for Aria and Ezra… season one!! Every legit couple needs a decent romantic rain scene to really make fans swoon over how incredibly adorable their relationship is. It’s no different for these two. Except now, when we watch this scene it just makes us sad that Ezra completely betrayed Aria’s (and our) trust. Damn you Ezra!

Everything Noir

I’m a sucker for themed episodes, so it’s not a surprise that I thought the noir episode was fantastic. I mean, it didn’t need to take Spencer a whole episode to figure out that she already had all the clues to figure everything out. Yet, there was something interesting about this episode. Seeing all of our liars in black and white, wearing the styles of the 40/50’s. The curls, the top hats. It was really fulfilling and I think we can spare one episode in a season to delve deeper into Spencer’s complicated brain, don’t you think?

 

Ali’s Mother Buried Her Daughter Alive

This one is a killer (no pun intended). How could a mother just bury her daughter alive? Did she not hear her breathing? Why was she so eager to cover up the fact that someone killed her daughter? Who was she protecting? Who actually hurt Ali that night? A twin? Jason? Did Mrs. D know Ali was actually alive after burying her? There has got to be so much more to this story…. and we might never find out because Mrs. D got buried alive at the end of s4!!! Is she dead? Did she make it out alive? Was A taking out the trash— anyone who knows anything? Whatever the answers to all these questions may be, one thing is for sure. Watching Ali talk about this moment in her life to the liars was heartbreaking. It shows just how broken & how strong this girl really is. This s4 finale revelation changed the dynamic for the upcoming season for sure as it provided the return of ALI from the dead.

 

Ezra is Shot

OBviously this moment also changed everything! Despite being shady and using all the liars, especially Aria for his novel about Ali, he could possibly die. The man Aria loves is in critical condition, which makes her kind of forgive all the things he’s done. Plus Ezra knows who A is, which could really help the girls so they have to keep him safe because A is going to want to eliminate Ezra before he can tell anyone! This is also a crucial lead in to season 5. Plus, as fans we’re emotionally attached to Ezra and Aria’s relationship so this one broke our hearts…. and we were supposed to stay mad at him!

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WATCH: ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Documentary Digs Into #FreeBritney Movement and Conservatorship

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Britney Spears Documentary tackles conservatorship and #FreeBritney movement

Are you part of the #BritneyArmy? Have you been following her career religiously since 1998?

If so, you’re probably all too familiar with the #FreeBritney movement, which aims to free the pop star from her controversial conservatorship put in place in 2008 after she experienced several mental breakdowns.

The New York Times Presents will dig deeper into the movement with their latest episode, “Framing Britney Spears” set to debut on February 5. 

It will air simultaneously on FX and FX on Hulu.

Per the official synopsis, the standalone documentary will feature “people close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.”

A teaser trailer for the documentary was released today with one of the featured guests stating that “the way we treated her was disgusting”.

Another guest questions why her dad is making all of her decisions as a third adds that “anytime there’s that amount of money to be made, you have to question the motives of everyone.”

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Dale Moss Accused of Cheating on ‘The Bachelorette’s Clare Crawley During Engagement

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Dale Moss Accused of Cheating on 'The Bachelorette's Clare Crawley During Engagement

With a few notable exceptions (we’re looking at you, Jake Pavelka; ditto, Arie Luyendyk, Jr.), Bachelor Nation couples tend to offer fairly staid reasons for why their relationship wilted.As they’re busily shipping off that Neil Lane diamond and hashing out who gets custody of Chris Harrison in the breakup, the once madly in love duos craft statements about their mutual decision to separate and the deep admiration they still hold for each other. And for a minute there, it appeared Clare Crawley and Dale Moss would be following that script.

Confirming their separation on Instagram Jan. 19, the former NFL athlete shared that it was “the healthiest decision for both of us,” noting they continued to want “the best things for one another.” He doubled down when approached by a reporter while out in New York City hours later, insisting that “Clare and I have a lot of love for each other.” 

The split was just one of those things, he continued, blaming his and the Sacramento-based hairstylist’s packed schedules. “Honestly, we’ve just got a lot going on in our lives right now,” he explained, adding that they had every intention of remaining in each other’s orbits as friends: “Clare and I will be cool.”

Wellllllll, unless that’s some sort of hip new slang, he shouldn’t bet on it. 

Because not 24 hours after the 32-year-old and the franchise’s 16th lead announced the end of their five-month engagement, leaving the door just slightly ajar for a reconciliation, it became clear that their breakup was more Hannah BrownJed Wyatt, less Ben HigginsLauren Bushnell. Put plainly, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell E! News they believe Moss has been cheating on Crawley throughout their engagement.

He and the woman in question (E! News has chosen not to name her at this time) have been in communication since at least late 2019, but Moss insisted to Crawley, 39, that theirs was merely a business relationship. Still, “Clare has always been skeptical,” says one source with knowledge of the circumstance. “She never trusted the friendship and thought it was shady.” And as their nascent romance began to splinter, her worst suspicions were confirmed.

The first source tells E! News the woman “has been talking to her friends about sneaking around with Dale.” As for Crawley, continues the source, “she has seen proof” that whenever Moss was in New York City without her, he was with his other flame. 

One such occasion came in November—not long after Moss’ proposal aired on TV and he brought his bride-to-be home to South Dakota. Spotted enjoying a late-night candlelit dinner at Cipriani Downtown, “It definitely looked like a date,” shared an eyewitness, noting the pair appeared to leave hand-in-hand. “Dale looked really smiley and happy with her. They were laughing and flirting.”

Suffice to say Crawley isn’t the type to subscribe to the it’s-not-cheating-if-you’re-in-a-different-area-code theory. 

Signing on to dole out roses after a memorable stint as Juan Pablo Galavis‘ runner-up, two rounds of Bachelor in Paradiseand a brief Bachelor Winter Games engagement, she was unequivocal about her intentions to find her forever partner. “I am looking for a man that is just like my dad,” she explained during her Good Morning America reveal. “Strong, loving, gentle, compassionate and just a real, genuine, kind man.”

Of utmost importance, she stressed, was someone interested in cozy Friday nights on the couch, someone “who doesn’t want to be in the spotlight.

Basically, someone not like Moss, as she’s come to learn. Because for all of his smooth moves and uncanny ability to, as Crawley put it, “show up for me,” Moss seemed to arrive at Palm Springs’ La Quinta Resort & Club last summer with visions of podcast hosting, modeling work and sponcon dancing in his head, just like others before him.in other words, he was there for the wrong reasons

Now, as multiple insiders familiar with their relationship describe Moss as a “fame-seeker,” the first source notes the signs were there all along: “It is obvious now. Things are making sense to her now. She didn’t want to believe it at first but is now heartbroken.”

Because Crawley had been certain she’d be able to sniff out an imposter, knowing what she would and wouldn’t put up with. But it turns out intuition is powerless in the face of overwhelming chemistry. 

As viewers saw, Crawley believed in her soul that she’d found her guy in Moss from the moment he stepped out of the limo. Sure, she’d done a little Insta digging beforehand and she didn’t hate his chiseled abs and mega-watt smile, but in person there was something else, that inexplicable belief this was meant to be. “I definitely feel like I just met my husband,” she declared breathlessly.

And the more she and Moss bonded over the loss of her father and his mother and, yes, made out, the more certain she was that the rest of her suitors could pack their bags and go home. “We have this connection where it feels like I’ve known him forever,” she explained to producers. “It’s that intangible chemistry that you just can’t make up and you can’t replace.” 

Even better, he seemed just as all-in, telling Crawley, “When we met, I felt love and, like, that’s what I came here for. I’m falling in love with you through this process. I’m not afraid to say that at all. My heart is open and I’m not gonna fight that.” 

Can you really blame a girl for getting swept up in it all? 

By the time she was flashing a shiny new 4.5-carat diamond, Crawley was so far gone, she bristled at the mere suggestion that what they had was anything less than love at first sight.

“How he makes me feel is literally, like, sunbeams out of my heart, like, into the world,” she explained to Harrison at their make-shift After the Final Rose special. “And I know that sounds so stupid, but I just feel it to my core. And whether it took one day or 10 days or two weeks or two years, this man makes me happy.” 

So she dove head first into a future as Mrs. Dale Moss, giddily referring to the South Dakota State alum as “my husband”, announcing her intention to have babies ASAP and dreaming up the perfect way to cement their bond with a collection of island-based elopements. And she brushed off any and all criticism.  

“I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy because I’m human,” she admitted on Good Morning America of people questioning Moss’ commitment. “The things people say without knowing the full truth and without seeing exactly how things really happened and genuinely happened, it just blows my mind in a world right now where there’s so much negativity and hate and hard things going on right now.”

But, actually, the full truth seems to be worse than most suspected. 

Because Crawley couldn’t shake her anxiety that Moss’ friendship wasn’t as platonic as he claimed it to be. “Dale would always reassure Clare that it was nothing serious,” says the source, but “multiple people have told Clare that Dale was parading around NYC with this girl.” Each time, continues the source, “Clare would confront him about his relationship and tried to question him about it, but he would always deny it.” 

Read the full story now at E! News!

By SARAH GROSSBART  With reporting by Amanda Williams

 


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Riverdale Premiere Review – Prom Night (5×01)

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Riverdale Premiere Review Season 5 Episode 1 Climax

Riverdale’s finest learned what everyone who has graduated college already knew: prom night isn’t all its cracked up to be. 

The senior event tends to be overhyped, which was also the case with this episode. Sadly, prom night didn’t live up to the expectations set forth by the series and almost seemed like an afterthought in the episode that could only be summarized as chaotic, even by Riverdale standards. It was plagued by bad decisions, breakups, and a possibly-real snuff film that played on the big screen as the mystery of the VHS tapes continues to haunt the small town’s residents. 

Half the time I find myself wondering “what is going on” as it feels like everyone lives in their own bubble and is disconnected from what’s happening with their peers and family members. Are we all watching the same show? Are we all living in the same reality?

As I mentioned prior, prom seemed like an afterthought to everything else happening in the episode and the seniors barely got to enjoy the dance before being boggled down with real-life issues (well, at least what’s considered real-life in the bizarre world of Riverdale). 

Who Is Behind Riverdale’s Disturbing and Mysterious VHS Tapes?

Betty and Jughead continued to channel their inner-Nancy Drew to figure out who is behind the VHS tapes instead of just letting the police/ FBI handle it like normal people. Don’t you think dragging them down the rabbit hole is what the auteur wants? Clearly, whoever this is is thoroughly enjoying messing with them. 

They had a few failed attempts to pinpoint the auteur who has been sending them disturbing video tapes reenacting some of the most brutal (and private) moments in town. I’ve had several theories about the identity of the auteur, but I think it boils down to Charles, who is constantly in the know but has the ability to play in the background. It was especially telling when the latest snuff film “killed” the video store owner, David, who Charles knew Betty and Jughead were investigating. 

But again, what’s the purpose of the tapes to begin with? Is it just a mind game? Is it revenge? And if it is Charles and Chic’s way of getting back at the Cooper/Jones’, why is it extending past Betty and Jughead? We know there was a video of Jason’s killing and now, Archie received one of the Black Hood shooting his father, which reminded him of his moment of cowardice. 

Who has it out for the whole town?

Also, what was the point of having Betty and Jughead film a fake snuff film with Reggie killing Cheryl when they knew David wouldn’t fall for it and planned to use the origin of the Black Hood video instead? Sometimes, it seems like Riverdale just wants to see how far it can push its boundaries and it’s not necessary. 

And how is no one else but Betty and Jughead concerned about the video that played at prom and put half the school in a trance?

How do the parents just go back home and drink a glass of wine in a relaxing manner? I mean, wine is a way of coping, but where’s the concern? Are they just used to this nowadays? Is this just another day in Riverdale?

Archie’s came to blows with Katy Keene’s K.O. Kelly as he attempted to figure out his future, while Veronica was all about making their relationship her number one priority, which is enough to stress out any man. 

Riverdale Premiere Review Season 5 Episode 1 Climax

Riverdale — “Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax” — Image Number: RVD501fg_0019r — Pictured (L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The tension between the couple was building throughout the hour, though Ronnie was quite oblivious to it. It was actually quite heartbreaking to see Ronnie put her plans on hold and decide to defer at Barnard so that they could work side-by-side with Hiram, who offered Archie the gig of deputy Mayor. 

Look, all Im saying is I hope that Archie doesn’t take the job. By now, he should’ve learned not to make deals with the devil. 

Throughout the episode, Archie questioned his relationship with Veronica and kept insisting that he’s holding her back. Usually, I’m not a fan of a man thinking he has that much power over a woman, but in this case, it seemed to ring true as Veronica was making all her decisions with Archie in mind all while he was second-guessing his feelings for her and their future together. 

And you know what they say, “if you love two people at the same time, choose the second one. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second one.” 

Archie decided, like an idiot, that the best time to tell Veronica that the song – which she awkwardly sang as a dedication to him at La Bonne Nuit even after he threw it in the garbage – was written for Betty was at prom. Can you say poor timing? Archie, you really couldn’t wait until after prom? What makes you think that leaving the girl heartbroken on the dance floor is a good idea?

Though, I guess we should just be happy that Archie was finally honest about his feelings even if it meant losing the best thing that’s ever happened to him. 

Veronica was taken aback, understandably, but I’m really impressed with the fact that she didn’t slut-shame Betty or blame her for what happened. It’s so common to see women turning on other women instead of holding men/both parties accountable for their actions. 

It was big of Ronnie to suggest keeping this on the hush in order to protect Bughead. Yes, Jughead deserves to know the truth, but it’s not her place to spill the beans; Betty needs to be the one to come clean about it. 

Riverdale Premiere Review Season 5 Episode 1 Climax

Riverdale — “Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax” — Image Number: RVD501fg_0022r — Pictured (L-R): Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I’m not really sure what the plan is for everyone moving into the seven-year jump. We know Veronica is going to be married to a “controlling and jealous alpha male” named Chad, which means that her breakup with Archie is long-term. 

Will Jughead call it quits with Betty upon finding out the truth about her brief tryst with Archie? Will Betty and Archie explore their feelings for each other and become a couple? While I definitely felt the sparks between them when Archie played her that song and when they kissed, Bughead has been pretty solid lately. 

No one was having luck in the romance department at prom. While Cheryl and Toni were crowned the first “queens” of Riverdale High, their happiness was also short-lived due to a Romeo and Juliet situation involving their families. I guess this is Roberto Aguirre Sacasa’s way of diving deeper into Toni’s storyline, but it’s unfortunate that he decided the only way to give her more to do was to destroy the perfect relationship that is #Choni.

‘Riverdale’ Season 5: What Every Character Is Up to After the Seven-Year Time Jump

Toni was keeping her relationship with Cheryl from her family because she was afraid they wouldn’t accept it — not because she’s a lesbian but because she’s with a Blossom. I guess that’s sort of a relief!

Sadly, this proves that no matter what Cheryl does, she’ll never be able to escape her family’s reputation. Will Toni’s nana come between them for good? Or is this temporary. Again, we know that at some point, Vanessa Morgan’s real-life pregnancy will be written into the show, but the question is — who is her partner?

Other Musings

  • Seriously, what is the deal with Hiram Lodge beating up criminals in the dead of the night? It was verrrry briefly mentioned, but he’s leaning into this vigilante of the neighborhood vibe in a similar way Archie did previously.
  • Mr. Honey is alive, so, it turns out, these “snuff films” are faux snuff films. I guess that’s a silver lining. 
  • The identity of the auteur needs to be someone that actually matters… not a random video store owner! Stop messing with us!
  • Mr. Weatherbee is back after the whole “Farm” situation, but I don’t think he’s doing all that great.
  • Did anyone else feel like Cheryl should’ve also invited Kevin and Fangs to join her and the other couples during the victory dance? She was celebrating a big moment for the LGBTQ community, and she was the reason why Fangs and Kevin couldn’t run for “kings.” They deserved some recognition! It seemed like such a miss by the writers!
  • Why is Jelly Bean at a rave that doubles as some kinky, weird underground immersive screening? She’s like 14. Go home!

What did you think of the Riverdale Season 5 premiere episode? Are you looking forward to the flash-forward? I think the series needs a good shake-up because at this point, the VHS mystery has been dragged out for almost a year (COVID interruption contributed to that!). 


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