Well, it finally happened. After seven long years of viewing, we finally found out who had been torturing the Liars. Or who had been torturing the Liars for the last season and a half, anyway.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. What follows is our break down of the entire episode (plus documentary evidence of my WhatsApp reactions with my friend Emily), so if you’re avoiding spoilers close this tab immediately. No, seriously, CLOSE IT. And if you’ve never watched PLL then I suggest you back away swiftly – there is nothing for you here.

Everyone else, welcome to the final installment of Pretty Little Liars…

*Sobs for a week*

Opening scene: The Liars are sitting in front of The Brew complaining about how hot it is outside. Then Lucas appears in white tails, does a little tap dance and leaves (oh my god, I am going to miss this show so much). Then Jenna comes by, on a horse and everyone’s totally chill about it because, well, this is Rosewood. Anything can happen. Which it does approximately three seconds later when it starts to snow. Oh ok, this is just inside Mona’s head. Gotcha.

Someone pass me the popcorn, I’m settling in.

Okay, now we’re a year head. That was fast. Aria and Ezra are happy, Spencer is hanging out with horses, Hannah and Caleb are fighting, Alison and Emily have twins(!) and Mona is out of the psych ward. I’m following so far.

The Liars decide to throw a party for Ezria at the Lost Woods Hotel, which Spencer now owns. Because nothing says ‘fun party’ like going to the very hotel where your torturer used to live, am I right? Then again, they also hang out at the Radley hotel all the time, which is a converted mental institution that Spencer was literally a patient at, so… who am I to judge?

They all look so happy, laughing and chatting and having a nice time (well, everyone aside from Haleb, who are making the whole thing really awkward). WAIT, there’s a person in the bushes wearing a hoodie! It’s Melissa! Seriously though, if she turns out to be A.D. I’m going to be really annoyed because she’s hardly been in the last few seasons and there’s no way she’s smart enough to pull this whole thing off. Oh wait, no – it’s Mona wearing a mask of Melissa. Jeez, this is going to be complicated, isn’t it?

Carrying on, Aria’s infertile, which seems like a strange and unnecessary storyline, but we’re going with it. Spencer and Mumma Drake are besties. WINE MOMS. THE WINE MOMS. They’re back and they’re drinking the wines and oh my god are they finally going to tell us how they escaped the doll house?!! Nope. False alarm, thanks for that Marlene. Also, I don’t like whatever is going on with Alison and Pam. I’ve never totally trusted Alison and I’m not loving this weird vibe she’s giving off at the moment.

Oh good, Emily’s with me. You go Emily. You demand to know what is going on. Oh, I love angry Emily. Oh my god. No. ALI IS PROPOSING. OH MY GOD. I TAKE IT ALL BACK. I AM NOW FIRMLY PRO-ALISON. I’ve always worried that Ali was just settling for Emily, which is why I could never get on board with the Emison fandom but now I’m into it. Sign me up.

However, I am, and always have been, staunchly pro Spoby, so I am very pleased with all of these developments. Oh, right, less pleased by Mona hitting Spencer over the head with an axe, but what can you do? New dungeon! This is a space-age one! SPENCER HAS A TWIN. THE INTERNET HAS BEEN VINDICATED. Ha, we guessed it Marlene! HOLY CRAP, WHAT IS THIS ENGLISH ACCENT? SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.

Like, what is this?! Why does she sound like Eliza Dolittle?! Evil Spencer knows Wren?! Evil Spencer is married to Wren. Evil Spencer had Wren shoot her in the shoulder so she looked exactly like Spencer. Totally normal behaviour. Oh, ok, then she killed him and turned his ashes into a diamond. She’s a real romantic, this Alex Drake. Wren is the baby daddy of Alison and Emily’s twins!

Oh, Mary Drake is here too! Trust PLL to have a family reunion in an underground bunker. I’m just going to put it out there, I don’t think Mary Drake is a great mum. I don’t think you should be so chill about the fact that one of your kids is keeping the other kid in an underground bunker. Oh god. now Ezra’s missing. Wait, it’s okay, he’s just in the bunker. I’m unclear as to why, but that hardly seems important at this point.

So Jenna and a horse realised that evil Spencer was pretending to be Spencer before her best friends did. I love the Liars, but guys, come on. A HORSE KNEW. Anyway, they are onto fake Spencer, yay, and they’ve realised that Ezra is missing rather than an asshole, excellent. Go Caleb, do your tech stuff. They’re going to make it and save good Spencer and Ezra!

Ha, like Spencer needs saving. All she needs is a hair grip and she can jiggle her way out of an intensely secure door. I really don’t feel like this show has a great grasp of how locks work, but hey.

Ohhhhh cool, there’s another “outside” layer to the dungeon. I’ve got to give it to evil Spencer, the girl has a strong dungeon game.

Oh my god, Toby’s going to have to work out which one is the real Spencer! Is he going to kiss them to work it out?! Buddy, you’ve been kissing the wrong one for few episodes, I’m not sure this is a good plan. Oh, ok, he’s asking about a poem. This is a better plan. So now they have the fake Spencer and Mona has called the cops and they’ve arrested her. Wait, is that it? Do they just get to be happy now? Is evil Spencer just going to jail?

HAHAHAHAHAHA of course she isn’t. Mona is keeping her in a bunker with Mary Drake. In France. BECAUSE OF COURSE SHE IS. Mona 100000% won End Game, I don’t care what anyone says.

No. No. This random Adison chick is not going missing. I do not care. I do not need a sequel. Please don’t do a sequel, Marlene.

Though, if you did I’d totally watch it. What can I say, I’m taking this show to the grave.

@LilyPesch

Welcome to the first week of May! Which means the Met Gala, an miserable amount of drizzle and a bank holiday. Yeah, it’s a really mixed bag, isn’t it?

But at least while we’ve been stuck inside, we’ve been able to scroll through the amazing outfits and gasp as Jayden Smith rocked up holding his own cut-off dreadlocks as if they were a Venetian fan. Anyway, more on the fashion craziness in a moment – here’s everything we’ve been doing, loving and reading this week.

Ed Sheeran is cameoing in Game of Thrones

Um, wait, what? Apparently, he’s a huge GOT fan and they’ve been trying to get him involved for ages. We don’t know many details, but Buzzfeed is reporting that he’ll be singing to Arya Stark… because sure, why not, nothing says ‘Friday night in King’s Landing’ like a rendition of Galway Girl (guys, do yourself a favour and check out the video ASAP, its hilarious).

Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to find out what happens – season 7 kicks off July 16!

This photo of black students at Cambridge University is going viral

This photo of 14 students from Cambridge University has been liked more than 5000 times on Facebook, and for a good reason. In 2015, only 15 black, male undergraduates were accepted to the university (and just over 1% of the total intake for 2015/16 were black), and so the group decided to pose for the photo to encourage more young black men to apply to the UK’s most elite unis, Oxford and Cambridge.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, one of the guys in the photograph, 19-year-old Donte Nembhard commented: “Yes, it is very difficult to get where we are, but we did it. Why can’t you?”

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The first Monday in May

If you’ve been on social media this week, or actually just opened your eyes, you’ll probably have seen this picture of Rihanna.

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Ri-Ri’s really stepped up her kooky outfit game recently (remember Coachella?). But kooky dressing is sort of the whole point of the Met Gala, the annual fundraising event to raise money for New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This year’s theme was: ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between’, which are words I still haven’t really worked out the meaning of tbh, but boy did the celebs deliver. Our fave outfit of the night goes to Cara Delevigne who rocked this Chanel jumpsuit and a shaved silver head like it was 2087.

Thank you @voguemagazine @chanelofficial @metmuseum for such an incredible evening

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Blake & Ryan are #couplegoals

Speaking of the Met Gala, the ultimate celeb couple were there. Obviously, they both looked impossible glamourous and beautiful. But it was the quote that Reynolds gave to Humans of New York, the photographic Facebook account, that had us weeping into our keyboards. May we all find someone who talks about us the way Ryan talks about Blake. You make US better people, guys.

Let’s all be more Priscilla

When you work up the courage to ask someone to prom and they reject you, most of us would have a little cry in the loos, moan to our friends about how we’re going to die alone, and then hopefully brush it off and go solo. But our Shero of the Week Priscilla Samey took it one step further.

When she realised she was going to be going stag to the prom, she decided that there was nothing she’d rather go with than her acceptance letter to Harvard. After all, who needs a real human date, when you can have an acceptance letter to one of the most prestigious universities in the world? Footnote: she could have also bought her acceptance letters from five other top US universities – but hey, even the sassiest of us have our limits.

Adele is really rich

PSA: Adele is really rich. In fact, she’s the richest solo female artist in the UK. To be more specific she’s £125m rich. Which is super rich. But she’s still super normal and cool and we still love her. That is all.

Auckland / Mt Smart Stadium / Mar 26

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Pretty Little Liars Recap 

Right, ok. This episode it was Hanna’s turn to play End Game. Let’s just take a moment to reflect on the mannequin, which was so freaking weird. But it wasn’t nearly as weird as Hanna standing in the kitchen wearing washing up gloves and an apron trying cutting the doll open to find a bag covered in fake blood that had a Japanese dress in it. Hanna was meant to wear the dress to a meeting with some of the investors in her fashion line who were all Japanese, and would have probably been pretty pissed with the way she was appropriating their culture. But (luckily? unluckily? IDK) she never made it to the meeting because during his attempts to work out how End Game worked, Caleb got sprayed with some mysterious gas that almost killed him.

Argh, I love the writers of this show so much, it is so ridiculously wonderful. Aria and Emily went into full on stalker mode and followed one of Jenna’s minions, Sydney, to try and work out more about A.D. and how Jenna is involved. In Ezria news, Nicole emerged from nowhere (literally) so we might finally get to know a little bit more about her, which feels like meeting someone you’re friends with on Facebook, but have never met IRL. Spencer and Marco finally went on a date, but I get the feeling that their romance is going to be short lived, especially in light of the final moments of the episode. After Yvonne woke up from her coma, she and Toby decided to get married, and then almost immediately after they said ‘I do’, she just, died. Which is sad, because RIP Yvonne, but also, long live Spoby?

Oh hey there long weekend! You’ve kinda been overshadowed by Easter this year, but you’re still special too. We’re dedicating you to… well, sitting inside and reading the entire internet, because it’s going to be raining (of course it is).

And if you’re going to read the whole internet, there’s nowhere better to start than right here! So here’s a round-up of everything we’ve been doing, loving and reading this week.

Emma Watson and Jessica Chastain talk about making mistakes

There’s something so wonderful about celebrities interviewing other celebrities. I always imagine that they’re having a conversation while they’re dressed in ball gowns, perched on a velvet chaise lounge (even though in this interview it’s clear they’re on the phone and Emma Watson explicitly tells us she’s in a bath, but whatever).

The entire interview is great, but the best bit might be when the two women talk about mistakes and E-Wats says: “I think my mistakes have made me much stronger. It’s nice to know that things don’t ultimately break you; that you need to go there to know.” Read the whole interview here.

Frozen 2 is coming soon… ish

Earlier this week Disney announced its line-up for the next few years and, we are excited and dubious in equal measure. For instance, we most definitely need an Incredibles 2 (June 2018) and Frozen 2 (November 2019). But I have my doubts about Toy Story 4 (can you really beat the perfection that was Toy Story 3? Or 2?) and especially The Lion King live action movie – because straight up, that film is gonna give a generation of kids nightmares in the way the cartoon version didn’t.

But they’re a multi-billion dollar film company and my main talent is that I really suit hats. So hey, maybe they know best.

Slim pickins

Guys, our parents have been lying to us this whole time. Remember when you were a kid and you’d go for a rummage around your nostril, looking to score some good bogies, and when you plucked one of those wonderful golden nuggets out of your nose, you’d pause to admire your bounty sitting all pretty on your index finger and just before you could get that bad boy in your mouth your parents would intervene: “Hannah, oh my god, stop it! That is disgusting.”

Well, turns out your mum and dad were wrong. Ha. Take that one, parents. Because bogies actually have loads of health benefits! A new scientific study out this week revealed that our snot contains something called salivary mucins, which form a barrier against bacteria. There’s also evidence to suggest that the mucus in snot could fight off respiratory infection, stomach ulcers and HIV. So, I guess… we’re going in for a rummage? I will if you will.

You’re a girl, and that’s a brilliant thing

One of our fave ladies in tech has written a really moving piece about her experience in the Industry. Katie Burke, a Chief People Officer at Hubspot, was told by one of her colleagues that she only got a promotion because “you’re a girl”.

She’s spent her whole life hearing that she can’t do things because “you’re a girl,” so she decided to flip the script: “I did, in fact, get the job because I’m a girl. A girl who was called bossy growing up. A girl who wasn’t afraid to play with the boys. A girl who didn’t hesitate to raise her hand if she knew the answer.” Preach, lady! Read her whole article here.

Everything, Everything: the emoji edition

We are so excited about this movie – an adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s novel of the same name, featuring Amandla Stenberg. And it seems like Warner Bros is too. Those guys aren’t even trying to play it cool. Not content with a regular trailer with clips from the film of real life humans doing things, they’ve made an emoji trailer. And I sort of hate how much I love it. I want to be above it and like ‘urgh, this is so obviously a publicity stunt, you can’t manipulate me that easily’. But the reality is, I am manipulated that easily, I know it is obviously a publicity stunt but I don’t care. I love it. What’s the movie about, you ask? I’ll leave it to the emojis to explain.

PLL recap

*from here on is just PLL spoilers*

Tbh, this week was a little short on drama for my liking. Sure, there was this Adison girl who is just mini Alison. And sure, Jenna reappeared with a posse of blind proteges in tow. I suppose there was the whole thing with Ezra and the weird photoshoot with Nicole and the strange chemistry between Aria and Holden. And the whole thing with Hannah’s dress and her getting locked in that cage in the cobbler’s office was a bit freaky. But that was pretty much it really. Where was Toby? Why was A.D. almost helping Emily? And what the hell does Jenna know?!

Happy long weekend all! X

@LilyPesch

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

@LilyPesch

Hooray! The week is finally over. It’s been a kinda dreary week but we promise there’s a lot of good news to go around. So now you can get started on all your weekend-y things (aka spending as many hours as humanly possible in your pyjamas) and take a look at all the stuff we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week.

Beyoncé is preggas

Just in case you somehow missed this PSA, Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister. But what could be better than the news that Beyoncé is pregnant? The news that Beyoncé is pregnant with TWINS. Predictably, the internet went into overdrive; a record 8,868 tweets were sent per second and she’s already racked up 7.5 million likes on Instagram.

Congrats Bey and Jay. Every celebrity take note: this is how you announce a pregnancy. And double kudos to her for doing it in such a sensible bra.

JK Rowling is throwing some serious shade on Twitter

We’ve always known that JK Rowling is not a woman to back down from a fight but this week, she reminded of us why she’s one of the most successful authors of all time. With just 140 characters, she completely shut down some haters on Twitter by being sassy af. Trolls beware.

Lucy Hale has a new TV show 

For all the Pretty Little Liars fans who are wondering how they’re going to fill the void in their life once 7B airs, we’re got some good news. Entertainment Weekly announced that Lucy Hale is set to star in a new show called: Life Sentence. Intrigued? So are we. The premise is that Lucy’s character is diagnosed with terminal cancer, so she decides to let loose and really enjoy her remaining days on earth without worrying about the consequences. The twist? Turns out she’s not going to die after all. BOOM.

Hidden Figures is inspiring the kids

The internet’s heart collectively melted when three girls from Milwuakee College Prep decided to dress up this week to go and see Hidden Figures, a film about the black women who worked for NASA during the 60s and have been basically overlooked by history. According to Buzzfeed, 8-year-old Ambrielle Baker-Rogers came up with the idea as part of a school assignment for Black History Month. Girls, we salute both your hair and your commitment levels.

Priceless. #Femthefuture #Hiddenfigures

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There’s another Beauty and the Beast Trailer 

There’s less that two months until the new live action Beauty and the Beast fills our screens. To keep us going, Disney have released a new trailer and OH. MY. GOD, is it giving us all the feels.

John Mayer’s new songs will make you swoon

John Mayer dropped a new EP this week and we have been listening to it on repeat. Our pick for this weekend is aptly titled ‘Love on the Weekend.’ But if you can’t find love, pancakes will do.

Happy Friday!

With three months left until Pretty Little Liars hits our screens again for the final time (sob), we’re having withdrawals and we bet you are too. So take this quiz to find out which Liar are you?

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Of all the things we’ll be sad to see go when the Obamas leave the White House this week, perhaps the thing we’ll miss most is the Barack and Joe Biden bromance memes. Like this one of Barry O awarding his pal with the Medal of Freedom – or as the internet liked to think of it, the classiest friendship necklace ever.

But don’t cry – we’ve rounded-up a lovefest list of our fave celebrity BFF pairings, to fill the Obiden void.

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner

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While the Stark sisters have an erm… complicated, relationship, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner’s one is pretty straight forward: they’re straight-up BFFs. The Game of Thrones co-stars have literally grown up together, so they have firm BFF credentials – but in case you were in any doubt, last year they even revealed their matching tattoos at the Emmys.

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

They craft for each other, they get ready for awards shows together, they speak in rhyme and they even make each other jam. Hands down the most adorable pals in the world.

Taylor Swift and… pretty much everybody

Happy 4th from us ❤️

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What else do we expect from the woman literally responsible for the hashtag #squadgoals? Her vast army of friends ranges from models to actors to sportspeople to her primary school BFF. And one day, maybe, us.

Zendaya and Tom Holland 

Tom Holland and Zendaya met on the set of the film Spider-man: Homecoming, where she plays Mary Jane and Peter Parker in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. But their friendship isn’t just for the screens – after all you know what they say: friends who dance together, stay together.

Salasi and Val

Oh Bake Off, you’ve left such a cake-shaped hole in our lives – but luckily, some of the cast have continued to hang out and warm our hearts like fresh scones. Salasi and Val are easily our fave Bake Off friendship to date. Nothing says adorable like a baking banker from London hopping on his motorbike to hang out with a pensioner in Somerset.

Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell

To my little sis on her birthday – PLL has given me so many things I'm thankful for but you are easily at the top of that list. Having experienced something so life changing together has bonded us in a way that's impossible to describe, and I am forever grateful you were by my side the entire time (literally 😬). We have spent so many early mornings and late nights together and it's those moments, those exhausted, delirious, and hilarious moments I can't wait to look back on in five years and tell our kids about years after that. I know this next year of your life will be your best yet and I am so lucky to be along for the ride. I love you Benz and I'm so thankful you were born. – Buttah 🙌🏽🎂👭 #buttahbenzo

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The five Pretty Little Liars stars are all real life BFFs (so much so that they got matching tattoos to remember each other by when they finished filming – seriously, matching tattoos are everything) but Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell are more than just besties. They’re ‘sisters’.

Dan and Phil

YouTube stars Dan (@danisnotonfire) and Phil (AmazingPhil) met through the internet in 2009 – and they’ve been pretty much inseparable ever since. They’ve made hundreds of YouTube videos together, they’ve done a radio show together and they’ve even lived together. How could you not be Phans of these two?

Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak 

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The Ross and Rachel of Twitter, Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak were colleagues, then bf and gf, then platonic BFFs. Supposedly. It’s been a very confusing ride for their fans who just want these two soup snakes to be together.

Suki Waterhouse and Cara Delevingne

Suki and Cara have been best friends since their school days. In 2016, they somehow made a high-vis jacket the ‘must have’ of the season when they wore their matching ones to Glastonbury. They topped off the look with blue hair extensions and matching braids from Braid Bar, because everyone knows that while friends worry about wearing the exact same outfit, best friends dream of it.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Judge Rinder

The Sherlock actor and daytime TV star Robert (aka Judge Rinder) met at Manchester University, where they became student BFFs. Robert was the best man at Benefit Combersnog’s wedding – and even more adorably, when the Judge got hitched a couple of years earlier, Benny C got ordained online so he could officiate the ceremony. Or ‘Tribbiani it’, as we like to say.

Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart.

These three lovely ladies are have been dubbed ‘YouTube’s Holy Trinity’ by their fans. Between the three of them they have 2.3 MILLION FOLLOWERS, and rumour has it that if they ever had a fight, the internet might actually implode.

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

The joint queens of comedy, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are one of our fave celeb double acts. They spent years on Saturday Night Live together, and were the first female duo to host Weekend Update. Oh, and they’ve hosted the Golden Globes – three freakin’ times. Obviously, they missed working together so much that they starred in a sibling comedy film together, proving once and for all that they really are each others’ sister from another mister.

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If you’ve ever watched an episode of Pretty Little Liars, you’ve probably had a moment where you’ve thought to yourself, ‘I mean, their clothes are fabulous and their hair is always on point, but no one really does this stuff.’

For example; no one kills a girl in a theatre with a gun that was a prop for a play, no one gets buried alive by their own mother, no one hits that many people with a car.

But it turns out some people are real life PLL, and we’ve found some of them.

The massive over-reactor

You thought your summer holidays were bad? An American 15 year old called 911 from a rental cottage in Trent Hills, Ontario to complain that her family had “forced her” to go on holiday with them.

The police showed up to the cottage to make sure everything was A-okay, and found that it was just a regular family vacation, probably down to the Monopoly board on the dining table and the factor 30 sunscreen near the door.

The vain one

On the other side of the Pacific, another girl had her own run in with the cops. Amy Sharp, 18 escaped from a Sydney police station two weeks ago. The police quickly released a statement alerting public to the fact that Amy was on the loose and shared it on Sydney’s 7 News Facebook Page:

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Within minutes, Amy commented on the image saying:

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Now tell me that doesn’t have Hanna Marin written all over it.

But Liars-level badassery starts young. If Aria’s taught us anything, it’s that sometimes the smallest people are the bravest ones.

The political ones

The manager of USA Freedom Kids, who you might remember from this incredibly weird performance at a Trump rally:

Well they’re now suing the Trump campaign. The girls manger, Jeff Popick claims that the campaign reneged on a verbal agreement to pay for travel and expenses.

The brave one

And this week, New Zealand found the “bravest little girl in the country.” Sarah Patel is only six, but when a group of attackers entered her father’s electronics store in Auckland on Monday afternoon, she confronted one of them. And like, no big deal, but the attacker was holding an axe. A freaking real life axe.

Sarah told the press that she was just trying to save one of her father’s employees and she wasn’t scared.

It seems that there are plenty of bad-asses outside of Rosewood.

Christmas is just around the corner and 2016 is almost over, so to quote our brilliant editor, Lauren: “It’s time to start winding down… or ramping up, or… something!” Now that school’s (hopefully) out for this year, you have plenty of time to catch up on all things betty and watch Christmas films to your heart’s content.

In the meantime, here are some of the things we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week. Enjoy.

What’s in our search history?

Google has put together a video of the most searched events of this year and we’re not going to lie, it’s really freakin’ beautiful. We would suggest having tissues close by for this one – as it’s been a hell of a year and this is a hell of a video to match. Google’s take away message? Love is out there.

Let’s be YouTube stars, shall we?

There’s a point in everyone’s lives where they’ve thought, “Sod it, why don’t I just quit school and become a YouTuber?”. Well the idea just got a whole lot more tempting, as this week Forbes released a list of the world’s highest paid YouTubers. For the second year running, PewDiePie topped the list, making a whopping $15 million (£12M).

New business plan: check if the handle ‘PewDiPi’ is taken.

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Pretty Little Liars will live on

The final series of Pretty Little Liars is hitting our screens next year, but there is a silver lining. PLL and PocketGem have announced that they’re going to be releasing an interactive app, so you never have to really leave Rosewood. According to Variety, the app will let fans follow their fave characters with a brand-new storyline set way back in the first season of the show. The choices you make will change how the plot unfolds, so this time it’s you – rather than A – who’s pulling the strings. Zomg.

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Felicity Jones would rather play male roles

The latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise hits the big screen today (finally!), with your new imaginary best friend Felicity Jones in the lead role. Felicity told Female First this week that she would often rather play male characters, because the roles are more interesting – but luckily she’s plenty happy with her Star Wars alter-ego. “Jyn is a fantastic woman,” she says. “I saw her as being tough and decisive and I tried to capture that attitude and portray her as an extraordinary heroine. We rarely see a woman like this in film.

Here’s to seeing more kickass women on the big screen!

These amazing girls blew the whistle on the FA 

Some girls in County Durham properly kicked off this week when they were handed the Football Association’s plan to get more girls involved in the sport. Some of the FA’s suggestions included: allowing girls to take breaks to check their phones and tweet, providing “colourful bibs that smell nice”, using a smaller ball to avoid the fear of being hit by a heavy one, and, the biggest stroke of brilliance – using pink whistles.

In response, girls from Lumley Junior School in County Durham wrote letters to the FA, including one from 10-year-old Ruby that said: “We aren’t brainless Barbie dolls. We don’t all like the same colour (pink). We are not fussy about colour or the smell of our bibs – would you be? And we are not afraid to get hit by a ball, so why would we need light ones; in case we break a nail?”

Mike drop.

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Look how cute! 

Christmas is coming, so it’s time to dust off your glue guns and glitter. In typical betty style, we weren’t just about to make any old Christmas decorations. Why would we do that when we could make TAMPON ANGELS? Look out for our tutorial explaining how to make these celestial beauties on our YouTube channel.

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Flying high

And why stop at a tampon angel when you could have a whole tree loaded with feminist baubles? We love this one of the Queen of the aviation world, Amelia Earhart. Fly, pretties!

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Amelia Earhart Decoration, Zazzle, £10.15

See, 2016 wasn’t a complete disaster 

Sure, there’ve been plenty of times that 2016 has got us down – but Buzzfeed has rounded up 33 good things that happened in 2016 and it made us smile and cry simultaneously. For about 20 minutes. Spoiler: includes love, puppies and a kid licking a dolphin.

Enjoy!

It’s been a big week for our screens, both big and small; Bake Off is over, PLL has called a wrap, Instagram has introduced an awesome new mental health feature and the Gilmore Girls returned for a blissful 2:28 minutes.

Here’s our weekly round-up of everything we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week.

GBBO desserted us 

On Wednesday night, 14 million people tuned in to watch the Last Ever Bake Off As We Know It (yes, that deserves capitalisation). Somehow the Great British Bake Off managed to out-British itself, with an entire episode devoted to the royal family (who we can only assume were huddled around their TVs, rooting for Candice along with the rest of us).

Fare thee well, Bake Off – it’s been a tremendous reign. Long live her memory, and long live Mel and Sue’s soggy bottoms.

Instagram gets serious about mental health

This week Instagram started rolling out a new tool that lets its users anonymously flag friends’ posts about self-harm. Instagram will then send a message saying: “Someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we’d like to help.” Your friend can then ignore the post or click through to see a list of support options, including a suggestion to call or message a friend, access more general tips or contact a help line. Insta, nice to know you’ve got our backs.

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Women of Iceland melt our hearts

The Northern Lights. Björk. Thermal baths. Iceland seems to have a pretty good gig. But according to a New York Times report, women in Iceland are still paid 14-18% less than men. In a genius move, on Monday at 2:38 p.m., with 14% of the workday left (during which they essentially work for free), women all over the capital city of Reykjavik walked out of work and took to the street in protest.

In the UK the gender pay gap hovers at around 20%, so we should be walking out a little after lunch…?

That’s a wrap: PLL had its last ever day of filming 

This week, our Instagram feed has been overflowing with the cast of Pretty Little Liars paying tribute to the show and each other. But none of them are quite as emotional as Patrick Adams’ tribute to his fiancée Troian Bellisario. We dare you to not tear up reading it.

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Image: @halfadams

Our world collided with Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo

Who wouldn’t love to work with their BFF? You get to hang out all the time AND get paid for it. Rainbow Rowell (author of Fangirl, Eleanor & Park) and her BFF, Leigh Bardugo (who wrote the Grisha Trilogy) have done exactly that with their ‘Worlds Collide’ tour. For the Mancunians out there, the final stop of their tour is heading your way tonight! You can grab your tickets here.

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Gilmore Girls dropped a new trailer

Look, we know you’ve probably seen it but if, by chance, you’ve been somewhere on half term that doesn’t have the internet or if you’ve been living under what we would only assume was a very cosy rock, the Gilmore Girls trailer is here. And. It. Is. Magnificent.

All our old favourites make an appearance and we have so many questions! Why is there a teacup pig? Is it a replacement Paul Anka? Lorlei and Luke aren’t wearing wedding rings? Will Rory really end up with Dean (aka ideal first boyfriend, but maybe not the ideal forever guy), Jess (aka a douchebag made slightly less douchebagy by the fact he reads a lot) or Logan (aka rich douchebag)? We’ll find out on November 25th! Christmas comes early.

Happy weekend you lot!