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Snap elections, Snapchat announcements and Starbucks has gone full unicorn: betty’s weekly round-up

Oh hey there, welcome to Friday, where the good times roll and everyone should be listening to Kate Nash because it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you hear her voice. How are things your end? Got a couple of post-Easter spots and a disconcerting amount of chocolate wrappers strewn around your room? Me too. #noregrets.

But in non-chocolatey news, here’s everything we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week. Enjoy!

What the hell is a snap election?

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, called a snap election this week, which means on June 8, people over the age of 18 (aka your big sis, big bro and your ‘rents) will be heading to the polls. If you want to know more about what all this means so you’re not totally bemused at the dinner table, the BBC have put together a handy cheat sheet, which you can find here.

Serena Williams wins another title: mum

Serena Williams is pregnant! Like, the best female tennis player in the world is growing a human inside her. In fact, she was busy growing this tiny human when she also won the Australian Open (her 23rd Grand Slam title, NBD) in January. She announced her pregnancy with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit, earlier this week on Snapchat and we couldn’t be happier for their growing family!

Unicorns: officially the most successful animal never to have existed

There are so many unicorn food trends going on right now that I’m starting to think that unicorns *do* actually exist – and that they have a really freaking brilliant Unicorn PR team who are awake all hours of the night, tapping their hooves on their keyboards and creating Instagram hype. Starbucks is the latest brand to fall prey to unicorn mania with their ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ and we’re not gonna lie, it is kinda gorgeous. But while a snap of it guarantees you some solid likes on Instagram, your tastebuds might not agree.

What’s My Snack?

You’ve probably seen Chris Pratt’s hilarious mini series he’s been doing on his Instagram account, What’s My Snack. If you haven’t, it’s really hard to explain exactly *why* it’s funny to watch Chris Pratt eat snacks, so you’re just gonna have to trust me on this one. Or you could watch it. Either way, E! News decided to take it one step further in their interview and blindfold Chris Pratt and have him guess what foods they’d put in front of him.

It’s less funny than his Insta stories, but it’s weirdly impressive. He’s like one of those dogs they have in airports sniffing for explosives or drugs – except, you know, he’s a human and he’s sniffing for pop tarts. Other than that, it’s *exactly* the same.

Let’s finish with a PLL episode recap, shall we?

*Warning: what follows is pretty much just a paragraph of Pretty Little Liars spoilers*

Our fave liars have returned to our screens and the first episode of #EndGame did not disappoint. Unless you’re a Emison fan, in which case yeah, ok, it was a little disappointing.

Alison went into full on high school bitch mode, lashing out at Emily and Paige, which is totally uncool considering they all now work at Rosewood High (WHY DO SO MANY OF THEM WANT TO GO BACK THERE?) and Emily put her foot down, telling Ali not to kiss her again until she’d worked out what she wanted. Also, did you notice that Ali yelled, “I’m pregnant with a stranger’s baby”? Guys, this is 100% Emily’s baby! Aria and Ezra *seem* to be back on track, but Aria doesn’t seem that into the whole wedding thing and when Ezra ran off at the end of the episode so he could go to New York to see Nicole, did anyone else catch that he only kissed Aria on the cheek? Hanna and Caleb are back to being adorable and Hanna’s fashion line might finally be getting off the ground thanks to Mona’s connections. Spencer found out that Mary Drake is her birth mother (apparently during his affair with Mrs D, Spencer’s dad walked into a restaurant and saw her identical twin, Mary Drake, didn’t know they weren’t the same person so sexed her and voila: Spencer exists).

And maybe most importantly, we finally know what End Game is. It’s a literal game. Which, let’s be honest, if AD wasn’t so evil, means they should be working for Google or something because their tech abilities are driverless car level. Even Jenna thinks so.

*Pretty Little Liars chat ends here*

Happy weekend! x


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