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Dana Gibbs is a multimedia journalist living in New York. She’s obsessed with all things pop culture and entertainment. Check out her blog at www.thewhisperbox.com.

Is there going to be a 'Pretty Little Liars' movie?

The possibility of the show going to the big screen is looking up

After the big ‘A’ reveal on Pretty Little Liars, a lot of fans are left to wonder how much longer the show will go on.

The series was confirmed for season 7 after its two-year renewal in 2014. During the Television Critics’ Association press tour, Pretty Little Liars producer Marlene King discussed the possibility of a season 8 and a movie.

“I think we’ll let the fans tell us what they want. We’re open to that,” King said. “I’m all for it. Yes, we’re in.”

This isn’t the first time someone associated with the show has teased the idea of a Pretty Little Liars movie. Last year, Lucy Hale, who plays the character Aria Montgomery on the show, mentioned the buzz about a movie during an interview with E! News.

“Yeah, there’s like rumors of maybe a movie — there might be a [Pretty Little Liars] movie,” she said, “but seven seasons will definitely end the show.”

Shay Mitchell, who plays Emily Fields on the show, jokes about pushing the show’s producers to film the movie in Europe or Tahiti — if they decide to make a movie.

ABC Family has yet to comment on a Pretty Little Liars movie or Season 8. However, fans are in for some eventful episodes in season 6B and season 7.  

“We just try to keep the train moving as fast as possible on the tracks,” King told Variety. “We haven’t slowed down, and we started in the beginning telling the story at a super fast speed and we try to keep up that speed, keep the twists and turns and the ‘OMG’ moments coming. We’re coming to work and, for me, every episode feels like a mini movie, in a way,” she continued. “There’s that much action in it, there’s that much drama, there’s that much surprise in it. It’s just been really cool to be a part of something that’s so exciting.”

Viewers waited a very long and torturous five years to see the face of ‘A.’ Season 8 seems like a stretch, but I can’t say film wouldn’t be an awesome way to thank us for being such loyal fans.

Check out our interview we had with Shay Mitchell

Listen To The White House's First Spotify Playlist

Find out what they jam to in the White House

The White House’s first Spotify playlist is here!

The last few weeks of summer just got a thousand times more exciting. The White House joined Spotify on Friday, releasing two playlists on the account curated by none other than President Barack Obama.

The playlists feature 20 songs each. An eclectic mix, the two playlists capture the smoothness, and relaxing elements that make the summer heat worthwhile. There’s a song for just about everyone on these night and day summer playlists. President Obama’s taste in music definitely does not discriminate.

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The President’s Summer Playlist: Day

For President Obama’s daytime summer playlist, we’ve got a sweet combination of old school and contemporary artists, including Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Aretha Franklin, and Justin Timberlake.

Playlist tracks:

  1. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

  2. Live It Up – Isley Brothers

  3. Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek

  4. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan

  5. So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley

  6. Paradise – Coldplay

  7. Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez

  8. Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf

  9. Another Star – Stevie Wonder

  10. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone

  11. Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie

  12. Wherever Is Your Heart  – Brandi Carlile

  13. Good Day – Nappy Roots

  14. Green Light – John Legend

  15. Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones

  16. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin

  17. Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River

  18. Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake

  19. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine

  20. La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles

The President’s Summer Playlist: Night

As opposed to the day playlist, the night playlist has a more mellow vibe—lighter percussions and more ballady tunes. Again, the playlist is very well balanced for all age groups, with songs from artists like Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra, and Mary J Blige and Nina Simone.

Playlist tracks:

  1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane

  2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé

  3. Moondance – Van Morrison

  4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas

  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green

  6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan

  7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill

  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra

  9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles

  10. I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige

  11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell

  12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding

  13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

  14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone

  15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers

  16. Until – Cassandra Wilson

  17. UMI Says – Mos Def

  18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday

  19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis

  20. Woo – Erykah Badu

So, when we can expect one from Michelle Obama? According to The White House blog, we will be seeing more playlists from others in the White House, so she could be in the process of picking her own songs. In the meantime check out the first White House Spotify playlist.

Follow the playlists on Spotify: Day | Night.

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Get Ready For Covergirl's Star War's Inspired Line!

Covergirl releases a new lie of makeup for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars fans and beauty gurus of the world unite, because CoverGirl has officially announced the limited edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens makeup line!

CoverGirl’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all about getting in touch with the light and the dark sides of the Force. The line will feature six new lipstick colors, three different shades of nail polish, and ten tubes of mascara. The lipsticks include a diverse selection of colors, allowing us to choose from Dark Purple, Gold, Red, Lilac, Silver, and Nude. The three nail polish colors are red, purple, and sand. As an added bonus, the products come with quotes from six Star Wars movies and The Force Awakens.

The waterproof mascaras have quotes on the bottle from the light side of the Force:

Mascara 1/10: “May the force be with you”

Mascara 2/10: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Mascara 3/10: “You’re my only hope”

Mascara 4/10: “I feel the good in you”

Macara 5/10: “Luminous beings are we”

The regular mascara bottles feature quotes from the dark side of the Force:

Mascara 6/10: “I will finish what you started”

Mascara 7/10: “There has been an awakening”

Mascara 8/10: “Indeed you are powerful”

Mascara 9/10: “You will meet your destiny”

Mascara 10/10: “Immune to the light”

While our heads are already spinning with the awesome looks that can be created with the makeup in the line, CoverGirl released two beautiful samples which include a beautiful bronze-gold droid look and an edgy black and white Stormtropper look.

Unfortunately, the line doesn’t seem like it’s going to include a Jar Jar Pink shade for any of the products. Bummer.

The line will be available for purchase online on Force Friday (September 4th) and in stores mid-September. See more of the limited edition makeup line on allure.com.

Max Greenfield is completely transformed for 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

It’s going to be so weird seeing Max Greenfield as Schmidt in that fat suit on New Girl after watching him appear so skinny on American Horror Story: Hotel in October.

The show’s creator Ryan Murphy revealed at the FX summer press tour that Max Greenfield’s new blonde locks are part of his role on American Horror Story: Hotel.

For weeks since Greenfield stepped out with blonde hair at the Shop For a Cure Benefit to support the Charlotte & Gwyneth Gray Foundation in July at Switch in Bel Air, California, people have been wondering if the change was for his role. Now we have answers. Lots of ‘em.

“He plays an addict who checks into the hotel and tangles with Sarah Paulson,” Murphy stated. “He cut off his beautiful hair and dyed it and then we had to let the roots grow in.”

Greenfield’s hair isn’t the only thing that has changed. “I think he’s lost 30 pounds,” Murphy explained, “which is odd because his wife is due to have a baby any day now, so she’s nine months pregnant and he’s living on celery water. So she’s not happy about that, and yesterday I talked to him and his waist is down to I think a 27. So he’s really committed to it, and he looks amazing.”

Murphy also sent some chills down our spines with a small teaser. He stated during the panel that Greenfield does “incredibly, probably the most disturbing scene [they’ve] ever done.”

Joining Greenfield and Paulson are series regulars Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Emma Roberts, and Angela Bassett, and new cast members Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Lady Gaga, Darren Criss Finn Wittrock, and Naomi Campbell.

American Horror Story: Hotel is definitely going to be something. Tune in to the the show on FX October 7.

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Behold, Sephora's new subscription box is coming

The health and beauty product franchise will release the subscription box this fall

Beauty gurus have fallen in love with Birchbox and Glossybox, and soon they will fall hard for Sephora’s new subscription box coming this fall.

The subscription box is called “Play! by Sephora,” and it will feature five products for $10 dollars a month. The products will all have a common theme, varying month by month.

The boxes will be limited edition when released in September, testing in Boston, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio. “Play! by Sephora” won’t be rolling out to everyone until 2016.

So what will be in the first box? Refinery29 spoke to Sephora’s senior vice president of marketing and discovered that the September theme will be “Uncovering the Essentials.” The box will include:

Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion Lip Stain in Peony: This lip stain comes in a variety of colors, the peony shade looking a bit like Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. You can wear the shade as a light stain or an intense lip color by applying several coats of it.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer: Everyone needs waterproof eyeliner. They hit the jackpot with this one! It sets within 15 seconds, and can be smudged for a smoky look.

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Face Crème: A face cream made of actiwhite™, licorice, and vitamin C that not only moisturizes but also fades spots?! Yes, please!

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil: An Allure 2014 Best of Beauty winner, this oil protects hair against heat, softens and moisturizes hair and tames flyaways. It’s like a miracle in a bottle.

Glamglow Supercleanse facial cleanser: As opposed to a mask, “Play! by Sephora” will include this mud to foam facial cleanser. Kind of put a damper on the excitement.

In addition to these items, the box will include a “Play! Book” with beauty tips and tricks, a “Play! Pass,” which includes a one on one tutorial at an actual Sephora location, bonus samples, and a Spotify playlist.

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You will never guess who will be covering the entirety of Taylor Swift’s 1989!

Taylor Swift is so excited she considers it a holiday

Late on Wednesday, 40-year-old rock singer, Ryan Adams, announced via Twitter and Instagram that he will be covering Taylor Swift’s 1989.

Yup. The whole album.

Upon discovering the news on Twitter, Taylor Swift tweeted “is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT.”

“Yes,” Adams tweeted back. “Just finished ‘Style.’ Badass tunes, Taylor. : ) We’re sandblasting them and they’re holding steady.”

“Cool,” Swift responded. “I’m not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again and I’m going to celebrate today every year as a holiday. I’M CALM.”

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Fans on Twitter and Instagram are very excited to hear the album. Ryan Adams teased a bit of “Welcome to New York,” garnering quite a response. He guarantees that the song will be the saddest version of the track we’ve ever heard, “or your tears back.” He also noted that the cover of “Blank Space” will have a “deep end Smiths vibe.”

Jana Pochop tweeted, “@TheRyanAdams @taylorswift13 when will this be out, good sir? because I’ll need to clear my week.”

“I think my heart just exploded with joy. yeah, it did,” wrote jencrane via Instagram.

Stella Girard is so excited she found a reason to be slightly sour over the fact that Ryan Adams won’t be covering any songs outside of 1989. She wrote on Twitter, “@TheRyanAdams @taylorswift13  Why isn’t “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on #1989. WHYYYYYY????  That would have been epic!”

Even those that aren’t particularly fond of Taylor Swift are excited about the covers. “@TheRyanAdams @totally_tod @NateLotz Not a TS fan, but this sounds like it will be the most awesome thing you’ve done in a while.” @anette_bregi tweeted.

Deadspin’s Leslie Horn compiled a list of additional albums Adams should cover. It includes Vampire Weekend’s Contra, Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream among many others.

Our ears are waiting, Ryan Adams.

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