Does This *Pretty Little Liars* Promo Reveal the Show’s Final Scene? (Fans Think So)

So much crazy happens on Pretty Little Liars that it’s hard to remember the show’s point. In case you forgot, it’s friendship—more specifically, strong female friendship. At the center of all the “As” (Uber, Emoji, etc.), love triangles, and bizarre face masks are five friends who are basically family. Aria, Hanna, Spencer, Alison, and Emily can weather the worst situations—like being set on fire and murder—because they love, respect, and empower each other. That’s pretty great to see, especially in a pop-culture landscape that loves a good catfight and pitting women against each other. Of course, the girls do argue—a lot—but they ultimately remember they’re on the same side and focus their attention on real problems. Like dealing with Noel Kahn’s decapitated head. (Remember when that happened?)

Pretty Little Liars may have lost sight of its roots for a hot second (read: five seasons), but if fans are correct about this latest promo, we’re ending things the way we started. Some PLL diehards on Reddit are convinced the promo that premiered on March 13 actually features the final shot of the show. Like, the final final shot. And what happens in this scene, you ask? No decapitations. No face masks. No fire. It’s just the core five girls smiling and hugging each other triumphantly as if they defeated Uber A/A Emoji for good. Sweet, right? Watch it for yourself, below (around the 24-second mark):

The evidence that this is the final scene is pretty convincing. One Reddit user points out that the girls’ Snapchats prove they only wore these particular outfits for one scene—which must make them pretty special. Plus, PLL creator I. Marlene King wrote on Cosmopolitan‘s Instagram in October that “all five PLLs will be in the shot” when she yells “cut” for the last time. And that’s exactly what happens here.

If this holds water, then fans can kiss any hope of a bonkers ending—like one of the liars being Uber A—goodbye. Truthfully, this doesn’t make sense, anyway; it would betray the show’s DNA. Pretty Little Liars reminds women in every episode that they shouldn’t be enemies because there are enough bad guys in the world. If one of the liars turns out to be the ultimate big bad, it would invalidate this message entirely. It’s very fitting that a show all about girl power ends with some girl power.

And Aria and the gang deserve to be happy! They’ve been cyber-stalked for the past decade. Let them hug it out.

Peter Travers: ‘Song to Song’ Movie Review


The music scene in Austin, Texas, is alive with talent and energy – and you hope that energy would inspire Terrence Malick, who lives there, to bust out of the filmmaking funk of his recent work (Knight of Cups, To the Wonder). No such luck. Despite a few glimpses of Iggy Pop, Flea, Lykke Li and Big Freedia in live performance, Song to Song has no music in its DNA, not to mention its soul. Instead, Malick indulges in his usual visual tropes, having characters wander around aimlessly while muttering their mock-profound thoughts in voiceover. Nope.

As usual, the images captured by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are gorgeous – but visuals are no substitute for narrative momentum, which is non-existent. The plot, such as it is, revolves around Faye (Rooney Mara), an unchanging expression in search of a character. Faye may be a musician though we don’t see her practicing her art. She seems attracted to BV (Ryan Gosling), a singer-songwriter with the potential to make it in La La Land, if not Texas. “We thought we could just roll and tumble, live from song to song, kiss to kiss,” says Faye. But she screws up their relationship by taking time out for bouts of violent sex with Cook (Michael Fassbender), a volatile manager with the power to boost her career. As Faye tells us, “I was desperate to feel something real.” Uh-huh. Malick shoots Mara’s bare midriff as if it were a work of art worth a thesis-length study. The men in her life worship at it like the Holy Grail; even a young Parisian woman (Skyfall‘s Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe) drops by to pay her erotic respects. Fassbender and Gosling are left to goose the romantic triangle to life. It’s not happening.

Even Malick seems to lose interest, indicated by the introduction of new characters. Cook develops a thing for a local waitress (Natalie Portman) with a swinging attitude to match her Texas twang. She has a blast when he takes her out to meet the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a music event; it’s just too bad that he mistakes her high spirits for willingness to join him in orgies with hookers. Portman is the film’s live-wire, but the director quickly dispenses with her, as well as her mother played by Holly Hunter. Christian Bale shot scenes as well, but his work made the cutting-room floor – some actors have all the luck. Not so Cate Blanchett, who shows up as a new love for BV, reducing this soaring comet of an actress to meandering around barefoot while musing about her tragic past.

All this drags on for 130 minutes – a big improvement from the first cut, which reportedly came in at eight hours. Malick again contrasts the beauty of nature against the skyscrapers and cold interiors where he strands his characters. It’s a relief when Val Kilmer shows up as a rocker who goes to war against his speakers with a chainsaw. (At least that noise seemed genuine.) What a bummer that the filmmaker gives us a backstage VIP pass at Austin’s outdoor music fests and then refuses to let us watch anyone perform. The great Patti Smith is mostly reduced to doing dialogue scenes with the hapless Faye, who announces (in Mara’s trademark deadpan) “that any experience is better than no experience.” Not this time, honey. This movie hits all the wrong notes.

Kim Kardashian Suspects She Was Followed Before Paris Robbery

Kim Kardashian suspects she was followed before Paris robbery

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Kim Kardashian is convinced the men responsible for her horrifying robbery ordeal had been following her throughout her trip to Paris.

The reality TV star was bound, gagged, and held at gunpoint in October as armed men stormed her private hotel suite in the French capital and made off with millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry and electronics.

In January, French authorities conducted a series of raids and arrested 17 people in connection to the crime. They subsequently filed charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping, and weapon possession, against 10 suspects.

Kardashian gave her testimony to a French judge during a meeting in New York in February, and now fans will get to hear her side of the story in this weekend’s episode of her family show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

In an extended preview, which aired on Wednesday’s Today, Kardashian insists it wasn’t a coincidence the thugs picked an evening she was home alone, without security, admitting her social media posts may have helped them determine the best time to strike, as her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner were enjoying a night out.

“What I think happened now, after thinking about it so much, is that there was probably a group of guys that was following us the entire trip,” she shared. “I was Snapchatting that I was home, and that everyone was going out. So, I think they knew (bodyguard) Pascal (Duvier) was out with Kourtney, and that I was there by myself.”

“They had to have (sic) known we were leaving that day,” she continued. “They had this window of opportunity and just went for it.”

An earlier teaser for the new series featured Kanye West’s wife breaking down as she recounted the terrifying incident to her sisters Kourtney and Khloe.

“‘They’re going to shoot me in the back. There’s no way out,’” the mother-of-two recalled of her frantic thoughts at the time. “It makes me so upset to think about it.”

Kardashian’s scary experience prompted her to take a break from the spotlight for the remainder of 2016, but she resumed her promotional duties with a trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in January. She was noticeably absent from Paris Fashion Week last month after deciding she was not yet ready to return to the city.