05:00 PM EDT 09/10/2014
Originally posted 09/08/2014 12:35PM
Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.
When I found out I was going to be on the show, my reaction came at me in two waves. The first wave was extreme excitement, and the second was extreme nervousness, just because I've never done anything like this before.
Everyone watches you go through your journey, whether it's up or down, and they see you at every stage of the rehearsals. Doing a reality show kind of makes you feel like you're naked, but I'm also open to that challenge, because I think that's why people watch the show. It's been a really, really fun roller-coaster ride for me so far.
Originally posted 08/27/2014 04:00PM
One of the main cast members of Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family's breakout murder mystery, was killed in Tuesday's summer finale episode.
Janel Parrish, who was the first "A" on the series, about an anonymous adversary who sends threatening messages to a group of girlfriends, talks to PEOPLE about her surprise death and what it means to the future of the show.
Originally posted 08/05/2014 10:00AM
Lucy Hale is going from Pretty Little Liar to country cutie.
Originally posted 07/03/2014 01:10PM
Between starring in Twitter's favorite TV show and launching her country music career, Lucy Hale has a full plate right now.
Originally posted 05/22/2014 07:00PM
Troian Bellisario takes to her Instagram to defend the cast against critics
Originally posted 02/24/2014 04:10PM
It's a match made in TV heaven!
Originally posted 01/24/2014 05:45PM
Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell wanted to go somewhere exotic while her TV show was on its annual winter hiatus. So she rounded up her brother and some friends for the trip of a lifetime. But this wasn't some beach vacation on Bora Bora; Mitchell and her crew decided to spend 10 days outside of Nairobi, Kenya, building a medical clinic for those in need with Free the Children.
"It was awesome, such a fun experience," she tells PEOPLE exclusively of the trip. "I can't wait to go back again. The people were amazing; even though they don't have much at all, you can see how happy they are. One thing I've definitely taken back home with me are the smiles." Below, hear about Mitchell's visit to Kenya, in her own words.
Originally posted 01/06/2014 05:30PM
Troian Bellisario had a difficult time in her teens.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 05:30PM
Shay Mitchell, 26, is a Canadian actress who schemes and smolders as Emily Fields on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars.
As we countdown to World's Most Beautiful Issue, on sale April 26, she posed for PEOPLE:
Her mom taught her ...
"To moisturize! My mom is from the Philippines, where they use coconut oil for their hair, skin, cooking, everything," says Mitchell, whose father is Irish-Scottish.
Originally posted 04/10/2013 01:20PM
Ryan Merriman worked hard on New Year's Eve to make his proposal special. First he tried a tiki bar, but that wasn't quite right. And then he tried out a New Zealand nightclub where it was far too loud.
Finally he headed to Auckland's SkyCity and the harbor, where high above the water in an outdoor tower, as the New Year's fireworks display was launched into the night skies, he finally summoned the nerve to ask for Kristen McMullen's hand in marriage.
"I did it on the fly of the moment. Thank God it worked," he told PEOPLE Tuesday at the premiere of his new film, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 where he plays Brooklyn Dodgers right fielder Dixie Walker, in Hollywood. "She said 'Yes.' "
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