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'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': Rainbow Dash is put to the test -- EXCLUSIVE

All Rainbow Dash  really wants is to become a member of the Wonderbolts Reserves — an exclusive group of Pegasus ponies. In order to make the grade, though, she’ll have to pass a tricky entrance exam — which may end up being tougher than she thought. (Even Twilight’s foolproof study methods aren’t doing the trick; who woulda thunk?)

Can Rainbow pull herself together and ace the toughest test she’s ever taken? We’ll find out Saturday; in the meantime, here’s an exclusive clip from the episode.


'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': Is Applejack full of flimflam? EXCLUSIVE

Uh oh: The Flim Flam brothers are back. And this time, the Apple family may be falling under their spell.

Though Applejack remains suspicious of the shady pair in this week’s My Little Pony, Granny Smith takes a few sips of their “Cure-All Tonic” — and says, much to Applejack’s surprise, that the remedy actually worked. Could it be that the Mane Six has been wrong about the bros all along? (Yeah, probably not.)


'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': The Cutie Mark Crusaders take the stage -- EXCLUSIVE

All Ponyville’s a stage in the next episode of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, which finds Sweetie Belle making her debut as a playwright, director, and actress. (Her play, naturally, stars the rest of the Cutie Mark Crusaders as well.) The show also features costumes made by Sweetie Belle’s older sister, designer pony extraordinaire Rarity. In fact, the outfits are so stunning that they end up getting more praise than Sweetie Belle’s own work. Oh no! What’s a filly to do?


'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': Pinkie's sister is... no fun?! EXCLUSIVE

Huh! Didn’t see that one coming.

Saturday’s Friendship Is Magic introduces a new character to Ponyville: Maud Pie, fun-loving Pinkie Pie’s older sister. The thing is, Maud isn’t exactly what the rest of the Mane Six expect: She’s deadpan, offbeat, and altogether unlike her spirited sibling. (Think Aubrey Plaza, but… a pony.) Can the gang bond with Maud anyway? We’ll find out this weekend — but this exclusive clip from the episode doesn’t exactly bode well:


'Pretty Little Liars' react: 'What are you doing here?'

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the March 11 episode of Pretty Little Liars, stop reading now!

My head actually hurts after that episode. Like, there’s a genuine physical throbbing happening in my frontal lobe, and it’s something that only next week can (and hopefully will) fix. But for now, here’s what we learned:

Things started with Spencer chasing a hooded person through the woods when we heard what sounded like a bear trap going off. Then we immediately flashed back to 48 hours earlier, when the Liars were laying out everything they knew: Paige gave the note to the police, Spencer might’ve bashed in the skull of a stranger on the night Ali disappeared, and Ali’s mom might or might not have taken over Mona’s “A” post when she went to Radley.

But wait, what was Jason doing back in town (looking all hot with his new haircut)? Well, Spencer wasn’t about to find out — her car wouldn’t start. Instead, jammed in her ignition, she found an endless stream of photos of a blond girl with the face blacked out. A note read, “You know me Spencer. You killed me.” That definitely isn’t going to help Spencer’s state of mind. But you know what might? Everything about Dean. Am I the only one who’s so into this guy?!

Elsewhere, mamas were popping up as if from nowhere. Ella returned from Vienna to check on Aria, and Ashley was helping Mrs. D plan the “Engage to Change” bridal show. And if that weren’t enough to keep the creepy Mrs. D busy, Detective Holbrook had some news for her: The family photos she dropped off after Ali’s disappearance showed that Ali had broken her arm when she was younger. However, in the coroner’s report, they didn’t find any evidence of a previous break. Basically, they’re going to exhume the body in Ali’s grave, and Mrs. D can’t say anything about it. However, she can say something about Ashley snooping around Ali’s room and finding out that Mrs. D purchased new Ali-sized closed as recently as yesterday. Something’s definitely not right here.

Speaking of things that weren’t looking good, Emily confronted Paige about telling the cops that Ali’s alive. Paige clearly stated that she thinks the cops should be in charge of protecting Ali, but we all know how Emily feels about the situation. By episode’s end, Paige had apologized, but it was too late. She’d already lost Emily’s trust, and therefore, she’d lost Emily.

So as one relationship ended, another began. Hanna and Travis were adorable this episode. Do we call them Havis, because that feels weird. Anyway, after turning Hanna down for a do-over date, Travis agreed to help her sneak into Mrs. D’s house during the bridal show. His line about, “You had me at ‘Could you'” was so incredibly cheesy and yet undeniably adorable. #TeamHavis

But before we got to the bridal show, Emily caught up with Jason, where she learned that he believed it was Wilden who was behind the elevator fall that nearly killed him. And in terms of why he avoided her the other night? Well, he was trying to keep space between himself and Spencer, for his mother’s sake. According to him, Mrs. D was really there for him during his most recent stint in rehab, and he didn’t want Spencer messing with their family … again.

Cue Spencer-related flashback number one, in which Ali told her mother about the anonymous threatening texts she’d been getting. Mrs. D seemed to think Spencer was behind them. She told her daughter to fight fire with fire! If only Mrs. D could see Spencer now, amirite? Poor Spence was curled up and trying to sleep on the couch in order to feel safe. Luckily, she had Dean there to read her to sleep, right up until he fell asleep resting his head on her hip and Veronica fired him. Honestly?! I’ve never hated Veronica Hastings more than I do in this moment.

Across town, however, I was siding with another mom. After Zack called to check in on Ella, Aria went off on her mother about how she left her kids behind and put Zack before them. Calm down, Aria. I know you’re upset, but your mom is right — you practically pushed her out the door. Plus, how was she supposed to know that your adult boyfriend was secretly writing a novel about your recently undead ex-best friend and the mystery of who wanted her dead? Sheesh.

Okay, back to Spencer’s mom, who was doing a bit of snooping when Spencer caught her. Veronica explained the reason that she didn’t want to talk about “that summer” was because it was as though they were living with Spencer and her “evil twin.” Then, Veronica mentioned how Melissa had promised never to bring up the incident that happened before she left for school.

Cue Spencer-related flashback number two, in which Ali was walking home late one night when she found Veronica, in tears, cleaning up what was clearly the remnants of a Spencer-Melissa fight. Veronica wanted to know what was happening to her daughter, but Ali told her, “If I ask her, she might turn on me.” And just as Ali turned the corner, she saw Spencer standing there listening.

Back in present day, Spencer didn’t remember any of it. But she wasn’t the only one whose memory might be faulty. After running into Jason, Spencer asked him about the other blonde he remembered the night Ali died. Was he sure it was CeCe? Well, the answer will have to wait, because Dean’s here! Dean showed up to say goodbye to Spencer, but he wasn’t about to leave without imparting some wisdom. You know that rehab center Jason claimed to be at recently? Yeah, that’s been closed for two years. As if I needed it, I now have another reason to want Dean around — he’s hot and useful! That’s my kind of man.

By now, we were back to where we started the episode with Spencer out in the woods. It was indeed a bear trap, but it only got caught her veil. (Was anyone else hoping it legitimately hurt her? I love Spence, but that would’ve been good drama, and then Dean could’ve rescued her! I know, I can’t let him go.)

Inside, Aria learned that Zack had proposed to her mom — yay! — while Hanna and Emily got in contact with Ali. She was in Philly, and once they found Spencer, they were all going to meet her to find out what happened the night she disappeared. But that would have to wait until after their next “A” threat. Remember how “A” ended last week by sewing Spencer’s dress? Turned out, he/she was sewing finger bones into the inside of the dress — how Spencer didn’t feel them, I have no idea. The note read, “What will you do when the rest of me comes out of the grave?” I could comment about how gross and wrong this was, but I’m just going to move on.

After Ali claimed that her mother knew nothing, the Liars went to Philly, where they found [fill in the blank]. We have no idea. All we heard was the Liar saying, “What are you doing here?” Is it Melissa? Toby? Ezra? Wren? Mona? Jason? CeCe? I could go on, but I have one more scene to talk about. It seemed that “A” had located CeCe at the Red Finch Inn. Seconds later, “A” was dialing the Rosewood Police Department. And … my head explodes.

So what is going on, and is anyone else dying for next week so that we can finally find out what happened the night Ali disappeared?! Who do you all think is in the grave? More importantly, who’s in Philly? Sound off in the comments below!

'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': Watch out, Apple Bloom!

Is Apple Bloom really grown up enough to take care of the farm all by herself? She certainly thinks so — and that’s exactly what she does when Granny Smith, Big Mac, and Applejack all have to leave Ponyville for the day. Unfortunately, a series of unfortunate events makes Apple Bloom even more eager to prove how grown up she is — which is how the poor pony find herself in a scary swamp all alone, with only a delivery cart to keep her company. Well, unless you count the beastie that’s lurking just out of sight…


Lacey Chabert talks 'Mean Girls,' voice acting, and the catchphrase that just won't die ('so fetch!')

Fans probably know Lacey Chabert best as iconic feminism expert Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls.

What they may not know is that Chabert is also a prolific voice actress, lending her pipes to roles including Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys and, most recently, Dani Burns on the second season of The Hub cartoon Transformers Rescue Bots.

“I like that in voice acting you can play different characters than you can when you’re on camera and you’re limited by your physical being,” she explained to EW earlier this week. “The upside is you don’t have to have hair and makeup. You can go in your sweats if you want — that’s always a plus! I particularly like this show because it’s a group of guys that have become like my brothers. We get to see each other once a week — we actually record together. Most of the time for [voice] you record separately. On this one, we get to actually be with each other, which helps tell the story better. They’re lovely people and we hang out after almost every session. They’re such great guys; I’m like a little sister there.” READ FULL STORY

Mickey and Minnie try to cheer up Donald and Daisy in new 'Mouse' short -- EXCLUSIVE

Donald Duck and Daisy Duck are feeling blue. Why? Because “Mr. Hublot” beat out “Get a Horse!” for Best Animated Short.

Er… the specifics don’t really matter. What does matter is that Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are determined to cheer up their pals with smiles, sunshine, and a particularly perky song. Will their efforts work? We’ll find out later this week, when Disney premieres its latest “Mickey Mouse” short — but in the meantime, get a preview of Mickey and Minnie’s antics with this exclusive clip.


'My Little Pony' clip: 'So... cute... can't... take it!' EXCLUSIVE

No, the quote above doesn’t refer to My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic itself — though you could be forgiven for thinking it did. Instead, Pinkie Pie squeals it while watching the arrival of the Breezies, a group of magical winged creatures that look sort of like a cross between mini-ponies and butterflies.

Unfortunately, the Breezies aren’t quite as carefree as their name would imply. After kind Fluttershy lends the flock a hand — er, hoof — she finds herself in with the Breezies… which is fine, until it means that she’s stuck catering to their every whim.


'My Little Pony': Twilight teaches the Cutie Mark Crusaders a lesson -- EXCLUSIVE

Does that headline sound weirdly menacing? It shouldn’t; in the next episode of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Twilight Sparkle literally offers to help the Cutie Mark Crusaders with their scholastic pursuits. Of course, things get a little complicated when Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle realize that their tutor is one of the coolest ponies on the block — and they decide to use her popularity to their own advantage.

Before that point, though, it’s all fun and games — like in this exclusive clip, in which Twilight passes on some of her wisdom.


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