Monday, September 26, 2016

Photo of the Week: Lucy Hale & Ashley Tisdale Support St. Jude

Lucy Hale (Aria on PLL) attended the 2016 Los Angeles St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Saturday.  Lucy snapped this selfie with actress Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody). Lucy captioned the photo “Fun hangs w/ @ashleytisdale this morn 👯 #stjudechildrenshospital”.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shay Mitchell & Ian Harding Talk Future Plans After PLL Ends

PLL co-stars Shay Mitchell (Emily) and Ian Harding (Ezra) shared what they want to do after Pretty Little Liars ends (PLL will end after season 7). They also talked about their biggest fears. This chat is a continuation of the "Under the Blanket" talk in another video (check out the first video where Shay Mitchell and Ian Harding talked about their PLL audition experiences).


Friday, September 16, 2016

Shay Mitchell’s Park Workout Routine

Shay Mitchell, Emily on PLL, has shared a workout routine that you can do at a local park instead of at the gym. Shay was joined by her best friend Joanie and her trainer Zach. Shay explained that her park workout is all about having fun.

The workout may be outside of the gym, but it does require a lot of equipment. Shay and her friend used resistance loop bands, a medicine ball, dumbbells and a battle rope. Shay even did a bit of batting practice with a wiffle ball. They finished off the workout with a 50 yard sprint.

Watch the video below to see Shay Mitchell demonstrating her park workout routine:

Shay Mitchell’s other workout routines:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lucy Hale’s Trip to Mexico City with the Charity ‘Smile Train’

Once again, PLL actress Lucy Hale has shown what a big heart she has. Lucy Hale headed to Mexico City with the charity Smile Train to help children with cleft lips. (The rest of the PLL cast were also traveling that week. Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell joined Troian Bellisario in Italy for her bachelorette party.)

Lucy Hale and Janelle Hansen in Mexico City with Smile Train

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PLL Cast in Italy for Troian Bellisario’s Bachelorette Party (Photos)

Troian Bellisario has been engaged to Suits actor Patrick J. Adam for a couple years. Now that Pretty Little Liars is ending, the wedding planning can begin. Troian Bellisario and a few of her PLL co-stars headed to Italy for a week-long bachelorette party celebration. Ashley Benson (Hanna), Shay Mitchell (Emily) and Lulu Brud Zsebe (Sabrina) all flew to Italy with Troian to celebrate before her upcoming wedding.

Here's a photo of PLL stars Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson in Italy. Shay posted this photo with the caption “To my soul sister @sleepinthegardn this has been the trip of a lifetime...I knew instantly once we met that you and I would be in each others lives forever. This trip feels like the most perfect ending to what our world has been the last seven years as well as an inspiring new beginning. Can't wait to watch you become a Mrs 👰🏽✨ #bellisariogetsbooted”.

PLL stars Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson in Italy for Troian's bachelorette party #bellisariogetsbooted

Monday, September 12, 2016

PLL Actresses Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell & Sasha Pieterse in “What is a Talent You Wish You Had?” OTF Video

Check out Lucy Hale (Aria), Sasha Pieterse (Alison) and Shay Mitchell (Emily) in this Freeform OTF/“On The Fly” video. They all had totally different answers to the question “What is a talent you wish you had?”

Lucy Hale isn’t a great dancer. She can move and she’s got rhythm, but she’d love to be more of a classically trained dancer.

Sasha Pieterse wishes she had upper body strength. Sasha went to a fake American Ninja Warrior track and she couldn’t do most of it.

Shay Mitchell wishes she could be good at snowboarding and surfing. (In a different OTF video, PLL actor Tyler Blackburn shared that he loves surfing. Maybe Shay can get some surfing lessons from Tyler?)

What talent do you wish you had?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

PLL Audition Experiences for Shay Mitchell & Ian Harding

Ian Harding and Shay Mitchell talk about their PLL auditions, among other things, in Shay’s “Under the Blanket with Shay” video. Ian Harding was Shay Mitchell’s first guest in this new segment. Ian Harding and Shay Mitchell shared a bottle of wine (a fly ended up in Shay’s wine glass) and talked about PLL.

Credit: Ian Harding's Instagram

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Troian Bellisario in 'Sister Cities' on Lifetime

PLL star Troian Bellisario (Spencer) stars in the film Sister Cities, which will air on Lifetime. Sister Cities is based on the stage play written by Colette Freedman. It’s about four estranged sisters who reunite to mourn after their mother’s passing, only to discover a secret that could tear them apart.

Sister Cities synopsis:

Friday, September 9, 2016

Ashley Benson Talks Fave Makeup & Styling Tips

Ashley Benson (Hanna on Pretty Little Liars)
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Ashley Benson, Hanna on PLL, spilled her styling tips, favorite makeup products and her trick to effortless waves in her hair in this "5 Questions Everyone Wants to Ask" video. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Troian Bellisario Afraid to Cut Her Hair Short After Bad Childhood Memory

Troian Bellisario really wants to cut her hair, but fear has held her back from cutting it shorter. She never cuts her hair shorter than her shoulders because of a bad childhood experience. Her best friend refused to talk to Troian for a month after Troian cut her hair short. Troian also has a funny story about shaving half her eyebrow off when she was little.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

No chance of PLL Spinoff or PLL Movie?

Is there really no chance for a PLL movie? Pretty Little Liars has officially been cancelled, so any news of a future PLL movie would be great. A spinoff seems unlikely, since the PLL spinoff Ravenswood was cancelled after just one season. However, the idea of a Pretty Little Liars movie was always embraced by the cast and crew of the show. There is some conflicting information on the possibility of a movie. A PLL movie seems unlikely given according to Freeform’s executive vice president of programming and development. However, PLL showrunner Marlene King is leaving the door open for a future movie.

Possible movie from PLL cast
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Troian Bellisario Talks Spencer's Fate & Origin Story for PLL Season 7B

The PLL season 7A summer finale left it unclear if Spencer will survive her gunshot wound. Troian Bellisario, Spencer on Pretty Little Liars, recently talked about what to expect on PLL season 7B. We will learn Spencer’s origin story, which is fascinating to Troian. Troian always considered Spencer the black sheep of the Hastings family.

PLL actress Troian Bellisario (Spencer)
Credit: Disney/ABC Television Group, Creative Commons

Troian Bellisario couldn’t spill too much about her character’s fate, but she teased the possibility that Spencer dies. “I can't really comment on whether I'm there in flashbacks or there in the flesh, but this is the end of the show, so yes, it’s absolutely possible I could be dead.”

Monday, September 5, 2016

PLL Season 7B Spoilers: Spencer Hastings Family Dynamics Pays Homage to Sara Shepard’s Books

Spencer’s family dynamics will be explored in the second half of season 7. The show will explore Mary Drake being Spencer’s biological mother. Interestingly, this plotline was inspired by the one of Spencer’s plotlines in the Pretty Little Liars books written by Sara Shepard.

The Spencer Hastings and Mary Drake reveal will play a huge part in the rest of season 7.  “That was a huge revelation not just for Spencer, but for the Pretty Little Liars and the show and the storyline. It’s a driving engine of Spencer’s emotional story as we come back in April,” PLL showrunner Marlene King told Variety.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Toby & Yvonne Car Crash Not Caused by A.D./Uber “A”

A.D. is responsible for a lot of pain and suffering, but Uber “A” wasn’t the cause of the Toby and Yvonne car crash that took place at the end of the season 7 summer finale. That car crash was more symbolic than anything else. Will Toby and Yvonne survive the crash? Yvonne’s fate is uncertain, but it seems unlikely that Toby is dead.

PLL showrunner Marlene King was asked if there was something more to the Toby and Yvonne car crash. “There was definitely nothing nefarious going on there. The car crash is just saying nobody really does ever leave Rosewood… it’s really more of a metaphor than anything else” Marlene told Variety.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

PLL Season 7B Spoilers: Emily-Paige-Alison Love Triangle

There was an Emison kiss in the season 7 summer finale “The DArkest Knight”, but that doesn’t mean Paige will suddenly disappear. Expect to see an Emily, Paige and Alison love triangle when PLL returns for the second half of season 7.

PLL Season 7B spoilers: Emily-Paige-Alison love triangle
“Paige is not gone for good. This is our season of homecomings and full circle moments. These last 10 episodes really reflect the full-circle-ness of the show and where we hope to go in these final 10 and having that triangle play out felt very appropriate for us as storytellers” PLL showrunner Marlene King told Variety. Marlene King previously said Paige’s return will bring out Alison’s inner bitch.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Brant Daugherty: Noel Kahn a Misunderstood Villain

Actor Brant Daugherty, who plays Noel Kahn on PLL, had some interesting thoughts on his character. He thinks of Noel as a misunderstood villain. If he looked at the situation from Noel’s perspective, then he could see how Noel felt like the Liars were the ones who antagonized him. He brings up some good points about how the Liars kept accusing him of things he didn’t do. He also describes how they filmed the scene where his decapitated head rolled down the stairs. (In another interview, Brant Daugherty hints at what Noel's been through during the five year time jump and talked about Noel's ties with Charlotte.)

Brant Daugherty explained that they used his actual head for the decapitated head scene. It wasn’t a prosthetic head. “We wanted it to bounce down the steps, so they CGI-ed my body out but they had to have my head on a step and I had to bounce. It was very, very technically tricky and we had to do it about a hundred billion times to get it right. So I had to bounce my own head off the step, and then land, and then settle into its final resting position. It was one of the more bizarre days of my life” Brant said. It was so weird that the cast couldn’t stop laughing while filming. “We were all laughing between takes. We were like, what are we even doing right now?” Brant told Vulture.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

PLL Actor Brant Daugherty Talks Noel’s Backstory & Ties with Charlotte

Noel Kahn’s death was possibly the most gruesome death in the history of Pretty Little Liars. After the PLL season 7 summer finale, actor Brant Daugherty talked about his character’s backstory. He also hinted at a deep connection Noel has with Charlotte and suggested that PLL fans re-watch the season 5 premiere “EscApe from New York” for clues.

Noel Kahn was gruesomely decapitated by falling on his own axe in “The DArkest Knight”. It was a bloody death, but actor Brant Daugherty was happy to find out his character would die after being brought back for a short arc. “I was overjoyed, which I don’t think is the normal reaction? But I had grown up with Noel, played this character for seven years, and to see him get a conclusion I think suits him very well was a good moment for me,” Brant told Zap2it.