OMG, Shailene Woodley’s Big Little Lies Spoiler About Perry Could Be a Major “Cliffhanger”

Brace yourselves: Shailene Woodley might have just given away the biggest Big Little Lies season two spoiler yet, and it has me internally screaming like Mary Louise at the dinner table. With only one episode left to look forward to this season (and possibly ever), Big Little Lies fans, myself included, are desperate for any hints at what might happen in the show’s season two finale – but I wasn’t expecting it to happen like this.

Warning: Potential Big Little Lies spoilers ahead!

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, Woodley explained that she’s been asked to stay tight-lipped about any spoilers for the season two finale, but surprisingly, there was one interesting tidbit she was allowed to share. “They did say I could say this: In the beginning of the next episode, it’s a little bit of a cliffhanger, but all the women go to visit Perry’s grave, and his body is missing.” Um, excuse me?!

Look, I love a good zombie show as much as the next person, but a missing body is not the twist I expected Big Little Lies to take. Of course, if what Woodley says is true – and not just a faux spoiler meant to throw us off – then perhaps someone is trying to cover up the group’s tracks by disposing of Perry’s body, or at least exhuming it for investigative purposes. Who knows? Since the supposed spoiler happens at the beginning of the episode, Kimmel joked that it isn’t really a “cliffhanger,” but technicalities aside, this could mean serious trouble for Jane and the rest of the Monterey 5. Here’s to hoping Sunday’s episode doesn’t make me want to throw an ice cream cone out of rage.

Danai Gurira Confirms That Season 10 of The Walking Dead Will Be Her Last

The Walking Dead is losing another one of its iconic characters. Back in February, sources revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Danai Gurira, who has played everyone’s favorite katana-wielding badass Michonne since season three, had signed a deal to appear in the 10th season in a “limited capacity.” Gurira confirmed the news during a Comic-Con panel on July 19, saying “I can confirm this is the last season I’ll be on this amazing TV show as Michonne,” and calling the role “one of the purest joys in my life.”

“I am very very thankful for the experience I’ve had in ways that I can’t even express right now,” Gurira continued, according to EW. “My heart does not leave. . . it doesn’t ever end, the connection between us never ends. It was a very difficult decision. It was about my calling and other things I feel called to. . . as a creator of work. All I’m filled with is a lot of pain about leaving and a lot of gratitude to all of you. I love you guys.” Her comments were reportedly met with a standing ovation from the crowd.

Considering Michonne is still a central character in the show’s current narrative, Gurira’s departure will be a heavy blow to the series. The show has already seen the exit of two major characters, whose graphic novel counterparts are still alive: Andrew Lincoln, who played Sheriff Rick Grimes, left at the beginning of season nine, and Chandler Riggs’s Carl Grimes departed in season eight.

Though fans will have to say goodbye to Michonne as part of the TV series, the Black Panther actress may join Lincoln in any of the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning. After all, Michonne is a mother of two and a badass fighter. We can’t imagine her having any kind of happy ending that doesn’t involve reuniting Rick with their children.

Toys “R” Us Is Coming Back but With a New Twist! – Here’s What We Know

Update – More information about what shoppers can expect from the repopening of Toys “R” Us is beginning to trickle in. Its parent company, Tru Kids Brands, announced that its partnering with b8ta, an experimental retail model, to bring reimagined Toys”R”Us stores to U.S. kids and families. So what will this look like? Expect to enter a playground-like space where you can actually interact with the season’s hottest toys and products. Yes, the kids can touch and play with everything. The first two new Toys”R”Us stores will be in The Galleria in Houston, Texas, and in Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.

“As a kid, my memory of Toys”R”Us was running up and down the aisles kicking balls and playing with the coolest toys,” said Phillip Raub, co-founder and president of b8ta and Interim co-CEO of the Toys”R”Us joint venture, in a company press release. “As the retail landscape changes, so do consumer shopping habits. But what hasn’t changed is that kids want to touch everything and simply play.”

We can’t wait!

February 2019 — Ever since Toys “R” Us officially closed all of its doors in 2018, it’s been hard to find a replacement. As a new parent interested in trying out products before making big purchases (especially things like car seats that you can’t return after opening), I’ve noticed this void considerably. Good news is brewing, though.

According to CNBC, Toys “R” Us will return under a new name, Tru Kids, and open up toward the end of the year, likely before the holiday shopping season. Tru Kids is the parent company that owns Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, and Geoffrey brand names. There aren’t tons of details yet, but here’s to hoping the giraffe will make a comeback as well.

High-Schoolers, This Is the Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist

Yes, we know it’s still Summer, but before you know it, you’ll be heading to high school. Aside from picking out the perfect first day outfit and making sure you’ve got your favorite snacks on hand, come back to school armed with all your supplies. Yes, there are the basics, like notebooks, pens, and backpacks, but any student knows that you can’t just have any old pencil. There are certain products that make us feel like we can take on anything the classroom might throw at us, and when you’re walking in on your first day, any extra confidence boost is always appreciated.

These are what we’d like to call the high school essentials. A great, high quality notebook is a must, a physical planner is surprisingly useful, and the right backpack is a game changer. Plus, every high school student needs headphones, a laptop, and a calculator that can do practically anything. School is stressful enough, don’t let back to school shopping get you down. Keep reading to shop our picks, and you’ll have your best year yet.

For even easier shopping, click below to shop by category.

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I Didn’t Know How to Heal After I Lost My First Baby – Until My Rainbow Baby Shower

The first time I ever got pregnant, my life and my emotions were a mess. It was an unexpected, unintentional pregnancy with someone I was just starting to get to know. The only thing I felt sure of was that I was head over heels in love. While it was risky, we both wanted to jump into what came next. And despite fears and hesitations, we were excited. So when I suddenly went into labor and gave birth to an extremely premature baby at just 22 weeks gestation; and when that baby died just as quickly as she was born, we never thought we’d feel anything other than despair ever again.

In the months that followed, my husband and I both grieved together and separately, openly and secretly, crying and keening and sleeping, and simply existing without actually living. It was the the most difficult thing I ever had to endure. But not even a year later, I found myself pregnant once more. It was confusing, surreal, complex. I knew I wasn’t healed (we weren’t healed) because no one ever fully heals from that kind of heartbreak. I worried that it was too soon. I thought about all the different things that could go wrong, all the awful potential outcomes, without even giving any of the potentially positive outcomes a chance. Secrecy became my preferred shield, and I hid the pregnancy as much as possible for fear of losing yet another baby. But eventually, my mother found out, and through her joy and hope, she wanted to know if she could plan a baby shower.

Toward the end of my first pregnancy (the one that I lost), my mother and I had several discussions about having a baby shower for me. At the time, all I wanted was to have my friends with me (that, and no cheesy baby-related games). I was reluctant to have one in the first place, but when our little girl was born and died so soon, that reluctance became a much larger monster. Months into my second pregnancy, my rainbow pregnancy, my mother asked once more what I wanted out of a shower, and I knew the only thing that was true: “I don’t want a shower.”

I was absolutely terrified of the idea of celebrating a baby that didn’t quite exist yet.

How could I put myself through such a thing, knowing full well I might end up at another hospital where I’d once again check out without a baby to take home? How could anyone even suggest I do such a thing? I was absolutely terrified of the idea of celebrating a baby that didn’t quite exist yet. I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I didn’t want to feel my heart shatter into a million pieces all over again. There was just no way to survive that again, I told myself.

But my mother was persistent. Eventually, she recruited my sister-in-law to help her plan it all out. And because I found myself on bed rest, unable to do much other than use the internet, I finally agreed. The only thing was that at least some of it had to be on my terms: No to games; yes to decorating onesies; and so on and so forth. Suddenly it was absolutely perfect, complete with invitations designed by one of my best friends, a guest list that was a healthy balance of friends and family, and of course, me carrying a seven-month pregnancy.

My rainbow shower looked right out of a Pinterest page. There were frilly things and balloon-y things and a sweet little “tree” where people could write and hang wishes for the baby-to-be. Old friends and new friends and even some concurrently pregnant friends all showed up and took photos with me. All the people I loved most drew fun and cute and funny designs on plain, white onesies that I still cherish to this very day. I was supposed to be on bed rest, but I took the day off from laying down to enjoying it with my loved ones. While I’d been hiding my pregnancy away for so long, now I was celebrating it for all the world to see. I knew than that I no longer wanted to be the bereaved, grieving mother. I wanted more for myself, and more for my future son. And in that moment, I finally decided to choose a different path: one that would allow me to feel again, to be vulnerable again, to accept those things I could not control and to simply love this baby that was coming with all my heart.

When I look back on my rainbow pregnancy now, I can safely say my baby shower was one of my very favorite memories of the time.

When I look back on my rainbow pregnancy now, I can safely say my baby shower was one of my very favorite memories of the time. I have never felt the kind of love and support that I did on that day. Maybe it’s because everyone around me knew that I needed it. They’d seen me devastated at the service we held for my daughter. They all held me up as best they could while I grieved. They understood, just as I did, how very special my rainbow baby was and would be. And because of that, because of a simple celebration, I finally began to admit to myself that yes, I was pregnant, yes, there was a baby on the way, and yes, the odds were ever in his favor.

Getting pregnant, giving birth, raising babies . . . these things come easily to some, and yet they are nearly unattainable or extremely painful for others. I’ve always fallen into the latter category. Never was this more certain than when I lost my daughter. But existing solely in my grief was no way to live – especially not with another baby on the way. It was easier to close myself off to the world, to the possibility of experiencing joy once more. I got lost in my pain. And what I needed was a reminder that things might actually get better, that there are other choices, other options, more chances in life than I might’ve ever imagined. That’s what my rainbow baby’s shower was: another shot at the life I wanted, the life I needed to have.

The Flattering Wrap Dress That 500+ Women Love Is Discounted on Amazon For 5 Hours Only

Finding a dress that’s both cute and flattering is so hard. Luckily, Amazon Prime Day is here to save the day. This bestselling ZESICA Summer Wrap Dress ($17-$21, originally $26) is on sale for just hours, and customers absolutely love it. The variety of colors means there’s something for every taste.

The dress comes in sizes S-XXL. The tie-front closure means you can give yourself a custom fit. We love how this design looks with both sandals and sneakers. Just throw on a denim jacket over it when the weather gets brisk.

“Love the colors in this dress!” one reviewer wrote. “It’s super cute and easy to dress up or down. Is a true wrap dress, a good length, not see-through, and not too low cut! Lightweight and perfect for Summer!”

Don’t waste any time, this dress will be gone before the day is over. Treat yourself, your wardrobe deserves it.

Exclusive – Pottery Barn Is Releasing a Friends Collection Soon!

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Pottery Barn is fueling our Friends obsession, and we’re not complaining. The retailer is officially launching a collection inspired by the beloved sitcom, and it’s launching in late July! You’ll be able to rewatch season six’s “The One With the Apothecary Table” for the millionth time while resting your feet on your own apothecary table, which Phoebe would definitely approve of. Pottery Barn confirmed to POPSUGAR that its new collection will include 14 products ranging in price from $13 to $1,099, and the line has everything from decorative accessories to furniture and textiles.

The collection is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Friends, which premiered on Sept. 22, 1994 – hard to believe! As a tragic reminder, the show is leaving Netflix in 2020, so make sure to have marathons while you can.

Pottery Barn is no stranger to cool collaborations and has released Harry Potter and Lilly Pulitzer collections in the past, so we have no doubt this one will live up to our expectations. Save yourself a trip to the flea market, and stay tuned for photos of the entire Friends-themed collection once it drops later this month.

18 Sleek Modern Furniture Pieces That Will Surprisingly Save You So Much Space

Investing in space-saving furniture can be tricky. While there are tons of options out there to shop, it doesn’t mean they all fit your personal style. I personally love modern furniture and I’m on a mission to create more space in my tiny apartment. I searched and hunted down the best pieces out there that fit all of my qualifications: stylish, sleek, and have extra storage space.

If you’re also looking to declutter and spruce up your home, you’ve come to the right place. I hunted down the 18 best modern picks the internet has to offer. From beds with storage to console tables and sleeper sofas, these finds will blow you away. Keep reading to shop all my favorites and find the ones that belong in your home.

Why Pay Full Price When You Can Snag These 17 Tops on Sale? They Start at Just $26

The best part about shopping a big sale is buying stuff you actually need on major discount. It seems like every time I’m getting dressed I always wish I had more tops. Now, thanks to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is back and better than ever, I can snag a couple new pieces for a fraction of the price. Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale on July 12, while everyone can shop from July 19 to Aug. 4.

Finding the right matches is easier said than done though, so I made it more simple to shop by curating a list of my 17 favorites ahead. From fun leopard print choices to chic white blouses these pieces will last you through Fall and beyond. Plus, prices start at just $26, so maybe you get more than just one or two. Keep reading to get your size before it’s too late.

Disney’s Rider Switch Is Perfect For Parents With Small Kids – Here’s How to Do It

Everything is packed and your family is headed to a Disney park for a magical vacation! You’ve been looking forward to this for a whole year, but you’re worried that your kiddo won’t be able to get on some of the attractions, so someone is going to have to miss out each time. Enter Disney’s Rider Switch, a program that ensures no one has to miss out on any of the fun at the Disney Parks!

Rider Switch works if a kid doesn’t meet the height requirement for an attraction. Getting the pass is easy for families who need to use the service. You just need to locate a Disney Cast Member at the entrance of the attraction and let them know someone in your group won’t be able to ride and you would like to use Rider Switch!

One parent or adult will wait with the kid who is unable to ride, while the rest of the group enjoys Space Mountain – or any of the other attractions that offer the service. When the group of people who rode on the attraction returns, the designated adult that sat out can go ride the attraction without having to wait in the regular stand-by line. The family member who waited is allowed to bring two other people with them to ride again, ensuring no one has to ride alone.

Rider Switch is a great way to make sure no one in your family doesn’t get to do their favorite attraction at a Disney Park, even if you have kids who might not be tall enough. There are dozens of attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland that offer the service, saving valuable park time and making even more magical memories. Check out the complete list broken down by park below to better help you plan your next trip to a Disney park!

Walt Disney World:

Magic Kingdom Park

  • The Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Stitch’s Great Escape
  • Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

Epcot

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’
  • Test Track

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

Disneyland:

Disneyland Park

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Hyperspace Mountain
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventure Continues

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout
  • Incredicoaster
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Soarin’ Around the World