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I have been a fan of Game of Thrones since the second episode aired. I owe my discovery of the show to a colleague who mentioned, in passing, that she had seen the first episode of a new show they thought I might like, and that I should tune in next week. It’s funny how the tiniest, most trivial things like show suggestions can end up having more impact on your life than anyone could have dreamed.
From 2010 to 2017, Pretty Little Liars was the queen of teen television. The show popularized live-tweeting, influenced fashion trends, and kept a legion of devoted fans—both teens and adults—tuning in week after week to find out who the mysterious A was. Now, once again, some of TVs favorite liars are back on the small screen with the new spin-off Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. While the spin-off features two fan favorite characters from the original, Alison and Mona, it remains to be seen whether or not Perfectionists can recapture the success of its mothership.
I have this long-running theory. It’s a bit of a crazy one, but hear me out: everyone likes musicals. As someone who eats, sleeps and breathes musical theatre, I have met many a person who has told me they hate musicals. It’s always a struggle for me to not immediately launch into my seven-step program for converting anyone into a musical theatre geek. But I resist the urge to pull up Hamilton on Apple Music, and save my energy by just smiling and nodding. To each their own!
I’m the kind of person who always has their nails done. I never pay for manicures, and I constantly have people ask me how I got my nails to look so great! But my big secret is, while I’m great at painting my nails basic colours, I’m actually terrible at nail art. You wouldn’t know it, because I’m often rocking a nice gradient (my favourite, because they’re SO easy), or some other basic style. Here are five nail art designs that you can do if you’ve never picked up a striping brush in your life.
In case you missed it, Queen Elizabeth and Anna Wintour are now best friends. Okay, fine, they’re two awesome women who have met on at least two occasions and then hung out at London Fashion Week, and we’re going to go ahead and call that best friends. I mean, Anna’s own daughter did:
Last night, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke a world record and won their third gold (and fifth overall) Olympic medal. They now have more Olympic medals than any other figure skaters in history. They’re also like, really hot.
The Hollywood icon’s death was ruled an accident, but many believe she was murdered by her husband. Thirty-seven years after the sudden and mysterious drowning of Natalie Wood, her case has been reopened and her death ruled “suspicious.”
Netflix’s hit show, The Crown, is well-known for its historical accuracy, and for bringing the crazy drama of Britain’s royal family to a new generation of Netflix watchers. But while we’ve seen some crazy drama in the first two seasons—affairs, deaths, Nazis and sex scandals—there are some royal famous controversies and tragedies that are bound to make the upcoming seasons more dramatic than ever. Oh, and obviously: spoilers!