Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock delights fans as she shares rare PDA with boyfriend Andre Gray during romantic getaway

This is adorable!

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Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock and her boyfriend Andre Gray are giving us serious couples goals over on Instagram with their latest snaps.

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The couple have been dating for more than two years now, but it looks like sparks are definitely still flying on their recent trip to Dubai.

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While enjoying a wild night out with their pals, 27-year-old Leigh-Anne shared an adorable tribute to her football player beau next to a photo of them kissing.

In the snap, the popstar can be seen wearing a white crop top and high-waisted trousers along with a pair of huge hoop earrings.

With her hair styled in french plaits, Leigh-Anne is grabbing her other half’s face as he leans in and plants a big kiss on her lips.

‘You bring me the most amount of happiness mi amor@andregray_ ♥♥♥,’ Leigh-Anne penned alongside the post. See the sweet photo here!

Obviously, Little Mix fans rushed to comment on the sweet photo, with one writing: ‘So cute and looking gorgeous ♥♥.’

‘Y’all are the cutest please marry already😍,’ said another, while a third commented: ‘Awww couple goalss 😻🌏👑🔐

And a fourth agreed: ‘You two are perfection! 😍♥

Leigh-Anne also treated her fans to another sweet glimpse into their evening together, as she shared a video of the pair dancing in the club.

As 27-year-old Andre serenades his girlfriend in the clip, the star grins at the camera as she sings along.

Writing alongside the post, she added the caption: ‘Can I just have you forever?’

This comes after Leigh-Anne hinted the pair could be about to take the next step in their relationship when she was quizzed about her boyfriend.

While attending the Global Awards 2019 with her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall earlier this month, the girls were asked about any marriage plans.

‘Who do you think is the first person to get married out of the band?’, they were asked.

To which Jesy, 27, quickly pointed to Leigh-Anne, with Jade, 26, adding: ‘I think it’s going to be Leigh-Leigh.’

When Leigh-Anne then protested, Jesy replied: ‘What?! It’s gonna happen.’

Before Leigh-Anne said: ‘I know but I don’t want to jinx things, y’know.’ Hmm…

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Cheryl STUNS as she reunites with Girls Aloud pals for wild night at Rochelle Humes’ star-studded birthday bash

Looking good, Chez!

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Cheryl reunited with her Girls Aloud bandmates on Saturday night to celebrate pal Rochelle Humes’ 30th birthday.

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The mum-of-one – who shares baby Bear with ex Liam Payne – took a rare night off from parenting duties to attend the star-studded bash alongside Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.

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Taking to Instagram with a glimpse of the wild night out, Kimberley shared a snap of the trio beaming for the camera as they partied away. See the photo here!

While her friends opted for coordinating red outfits, 35-year-old Chez donned an all-black ensemble and wore her hair poker-straight.

Next to the sweet photo, Kimberley, 37, wrote: ‘This is how happy being with my girls made me last night ❤❤❤ @rochellehumes and @marvinhumes sure know how to throw a party 🙌. Happy dirty thirty @rochellehumes 💕✨

And fans couldn’t wait to comment on the snap, with one writing: ‘Name a more iconic trio!’

‘Lovely to see Cheryl smiling fab pic ladies. 💗,’ said another, while a third added: ‘Friendship goals 🙌🏻

Meanwhile, Rochelle and her husband Marvin made sure the ladies had the best night ever as they treated their celeb pals to a weekend stay at Soho Farmhouse.

As well as Chez and the Girls Aloud gang, the incredible event was attended by the likes of Emma Willis, Phillip Schofield and Ben Shepherd – with Gary Barlow even performing some of Take That’s greatest hits for birthday girl Rochelle.

Sharing a glimpse of the party, Keith Lemon posted a series of clips showing Emma crashing Gary’s performance with an impromptu dance routine of her own.

‘Hey @emmawillisofficial if you can’t remember last night this is what happened! Living dreams!,’ the comedian captioned the hilarious clip.

And our very own Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon also gave a performance at the bash, while DJ and Strictly star Melvin Odoom partied alongside her.

The next morning, it seems as though The Saturdays star Rochelle had the night of her life at the no-expense-spared extravaganza – which also included a breakfast van, personalised cocktail menu and the birthday cake of dreams.

‘I couldn’t ever have dreamed that my 30th would go down like it did. I’m SO lucky and SO blessed to have the friends and family that I do,’ she said on Instagram.

Any chance of an invite next year, Roch?

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David Beckham gives glimpse of adorable family day out as he spends time with Brooklyn and his girlfriend Hana Cross

How cute!

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After a very busy few months, David Beckham enjoyed some quality time with his family over the weekend.

David Beckham

And luckily for us, he shared lots of photos on Instagram as he hung out with eldest son Brooklyn, 20, and his girlfriend Hana Cross, 21, as well as daughter Harper, seven.

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The whole gang headed to the countryside for a spot of quad biking, with family dog Olive even joining the adventure.

In one snap, little Harper can be seen cuddling up to her pooch while wearing a helmet and a Barbour jacket.

With a big grin on her face, the youngest Beckham looks adorable, as David, 43, penned the caption: ‘Smile girls.’

Taking a quick break from driving around a field, Harper then stopped for a snack on the vehicle, as the sun can be seen shining in the background.

On a slightly bigger quad bike, Brooklyn cuddles up to his girlfriend Hana while the pair pose for the camera.

Becks made sure to add some red heart animations on the photo to show how loved-up the couple are.

Footie star David then added another selfie with his son smiling in the background.

In one final post, the dad-of-four – who also shares Romeo, 16, and Cruz, 14, with wife Victoria – films himself on the back of Harper’s quad bike as she expertly takes the wheel.

‘Harper,’ he says, as his daughter turns around and gives the camera a big smile. AW!

This sweet family outing comes after Victoria, 44, candidly opened up about the Beckham brood during an interview last week.

After confessing dyslexia doesn’t just run in the family ‘it gallops’, the fashion designer then went on to admit her three sons were nervous to tell their dad they no longer wanted to play football.

She explained: ‘All three boys used to have contracts with Arsenal, they were going to be footballers so they were signed at a very young age.

‘And they were all really good. Brooklyn was the first to say he didn’t want to play any more.

‘Then Romeo decided he didn’t want to do it either. I remember Romeo sitting in the bath getting really upset saying, “I don’t want to let Daddy down”.’

‘So I told him daddy just wants you to be happy. And now he’s playing tennis. Every day.’

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Joycelyn Savage’s Family Afraid R. Kelly Will Run Away With Her to Dubai If Judge Lets Him Travel

R. Kelly recently asked a judge to grant him permission to travel to the Middle East, but the family of one of his girlfriends fears the singer plans to flee the country and never come back.

According to the Blast, Joycelyn Savage’s family believes that Kelly wants to take Joycelyn and his other alleged sex slave/live-in girlfriend, Azriel Clary, out of the United States to a “safe haven” in Dubai where the troubled singer would be free of criminal charges and could escape prosecution.

RELATED: Joycelyn Savage Admits on Tape That R. Kelly Tried to Get Her to Lie & Say They Didn’t Have Sex

The Savages are reportedly worried that Kelly will take advantage of the fact that that there is currently no extradition treaty between the United States and the United Arab Emirates … even though there are thousands of American troops in the U.A.E. and Dubai’s Jebel Ali port is a major port of call for the U.S. Navy.

Kelly’s attorney claimed in court docs that the U.A.E. wouldn’t “jeopardize that relationship to harbor R. Kelly,” but the Savage family believes that if Kelly is given permission to travel, it will erase all hopes of them ever getting Joycelyn to come back home.

TMZ reported that Kelly was trying to arrange a meeting between Joycelyn and her parents, but plans fell apart because both sides couldn’t agree on a location.

Kelly’s rep, Darrell Johnson, said Joycelyn wants to see her mom and dad, but only in Chicago, and the Savages want to meet at Joycelyn’s grandmother’s house (which is outside of Chicago) because she’s battling cancer.

Kelly’s team and the Savages went back and forth for two weeks before Kelly and co. eventually decided to call the whole thing off.

After Kelly’s court hearing Friday (Mar. 22), a reporter asked Kelly’s publicist why a meeting hadn’t already been arranged between the women and their families, and he got very snippy and totally dodged the question.

Joycelyn Savage’s parents have said that whenever they get the chance to see her in person, they plan to bring along a psychologist to give her a mental evaluation.

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Meek Mill Says He Uses An App Called “goPuff” to Get Plan B Pills Delivered Straight to His House

Meek Mill just put a lot of people up on game via social media when it comes to obtaining Plan B pills hassle-free.

Any sexually active adult should know about the various forms of contraception, whether you’re preventing the spread of STDs or making sure you’re not creating a whole human being.

We all know about condoms, birth control and Plan B pills (for those random “oops!” moments). But what you probably didn’t know is that there’s a service out there that will deliver all of these things (and more) to you for a VERY low fee.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet “GoPuff.” Think: UberEats, Postmates, GrubHub, etc … but this isn’t for food.

According to their website, GoPuff stocks thousands of products in centralized warehouse facilities (similar to how Amazon works) and, using your smartphone, you can browse their catalog and order things to be sent straight to your house, all for a flat low fee of $1.95 per order.

As for what you can order, their products include basically anything you would find at a 24-hour drug or convenience store.

Meek Mill says he uses the service to score Plan B pills without having to make a mad dash to the drug store and awkwardly requesting emergency contraception.

“You can get a plan b from @gopuff delivery straight to ya house!” the rapper tweeted. “They deliver hookah full set up too! This my shiddddddd.”

Meek went on to explain why the service is especially useful for a high profile person such as himself.

“I had to go in the store and ask for a plan b one day,” he said. “Every worker knew me … @gopuff is key!”

GoPuff states on their website:

“We deliver snacks, drinks, essentials, and basically all of your convenience needs right to your door. We store 3,000+ products in your city’s centrally located goPuff facility, so when you order, your stuff comes straight from us to you. We don’t charge crazy surge pricing because we’re not a courier service, and because we’re delivering direct instead of picking it up from the store, we deliver fast.”

For what it’s worth, Meek’s tweets read like an advertisement, but he doesn’t have any hashtags in his tweets to indicate the posts were sponsored. (FYI: Celebrities and social media influencers are required by law to let their followers know whether or not post are sponsored by brands.)

Regardless … GoPuff sounds like a pretty convenient service! And the best part about it is its EXTREMELY low price of $1.95 per delivery.

Meek didn’t mention it, and their website doesn’t explicitly state it, but you can also probably use GoPuff to get condoms too.

Basically, anything you can find in a 24-hour convenience store can be quickly sent to your doorstep simply by using an app and paying a small delivery fee.

The service is only available in about 60 U.S. cities—including Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Orlando, Philadelphia (Meek’s hometown), Phoenix, Raleigh, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and more—but the folks behind the company say they’re always expanding into new markets.

So, if this thing catches on like all of the other delivery and transportation services, you should expect GoPuff to be available in your city soon.

Find out if GoPuff is available in your city here.

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Mom Sues Spirit Airlines for Leaving Her Daughter Behind at the Airport

Imagine you’re a parent on an airplane, and mid-flight, you realize that your child, who was supposed to have boarded the plane with you, is nowhere to be found … and it turns out they were left behind at the airport, unbeknownst to you and your family.

That’s exactly what happened to one woman from Michigan who decided to gamble with her family’s lives and fly via Spirit Airlines, and now she’s suing the company for $75,000, citing emotional distress.

Detroit’s WXYZ-TV reports:

The alleged incident happened in April 2018 when the family was returning from Ft. Lauderdale and had to switch planes in Tampa.

Stacy Giordano had a seat with her son in the back of the plane, and her daughter was reportedly assigned to a seat in the front of the aircraft. That’s when Giordano’s attorney Jerry Thurswell claims Giordano’s daughter was suddenly removed from the plane to make room for another passenger due to overbooking.

“They didn’t want to hear anything. They just pulled her off the plane,” Thurswell said.

Thurswell said the teenager attempted to reach her mother by phone, but was unable to do so because of the airline’s mandatory “airplane mode” policy on cell phones. Giordano’s phone was not receiving messages.

The girl was put on another flight back to Detroit hours later. Giordano didn’t realize her daughter was gone until mid-flight.

“You don’t just separate a child from their mother,” Thurswell said.

“The safety and security of our Guests is our top priority,” Spirit Airlines said in a statement.

Thurswell said the airline refunded Giordano a ticket and offered her extra flight miles.

The family is suing for more than $75,000 in damages.

I’m honestly not surprised this happened on a Spirit Airlines flight because based on the horror stories I’ve heard from my own family and friends who’ve risked their lives flying Spirit, their company policy seems to be “We’re responsible for getting you from Point A to Point B alive … and dassit.”

One friend told me the plane felt like it would literally drop out of the sky at any moment. And my sister, years later on a totally different flight, said she feared for her life the whole trip and damn near kissed the ground when she finally landed.

On top of that … have you seen the memes?!

Even Spirit’s flight attendants know they’re trash.

Their low prices may look good at first glance, but once you’ve put your life in their hands, there’s no turning back.

The prices do look hella tempting, but fuckalladatbullshit. Based on what I’ve heard, including this particular incident, you couldn’t pay me to fly with Spirit Airlines

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Mugshot Madness: Marc Gomez, Man in Viral Video Kicking & Punching Elderly Woman on Subway Train, Arrested

The man who was seen in a viral video repeatedly punching and kicking an elderly woman on a subway train in the Bronx borough of New York City has been arrested.

The horrific incident reportedly took place two weeks ago, on Sunday, March 10th around 3:10 a.m. at the Nereid Ave. Station in the Bronx on a northbound 2 train, and it was all caught on video that surfaced on social media, where it quickly went viral.

Witnesses stood by without intervening, and instead pulled out their smartphones to record as the helpless 78-year-old victim was brutally attacked by the man, later identified as 36-year-old Marc Gomez.

Gomez has since been arrested and charged with multiple counts of assault.

You can watch the video here, but be warned, it’s VERY disturbing. Viewer discretion is most certainly advised:

NYPD Chief Dermot F. Shea shared a photo of the assailant on Twitter, announcing that the suspect had been apprehended and was in police custody. He added that the victim was treated in a hospital for her injuries and has since been released and is “getting the care, advocacy and support needed.”

“Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance,” Chief Shea said.

Gomez’s arrest comes just one day after NYPD posted a short clip of the incident showing the man’s face asking for the public to help identify him.

The shocking video, which had already gone viral on social media and was seen by millions, shows Gomez hitting the woman multiple times as she tries to protect her face. Gomez can be heard saying “Who the f**k was you talking to?” as he finishes his brutal assault.

A female passenger is heard saying “excuse me” to Gomez, but he ignores her and exits the train.

Police said he got off at the 238th St./Nereid Ave. stop and fled on foot, while the woman he assaulted was left in her seat on the train holding her head in her hands.

Before Gomez left the train though, he let everyone know he was fully aware that he was being recorded by saying “Worldstar that my ni**a,” referring to the popular website WorldStarHipHop.com, which is known for its shock content and fight videos.

Police said they weren’t notified about the incident until a bystander reported it when the train arrived at the next and final stop, at the Wakefield-241st Street station.

Officials said the 78-year-old woman rode the train to one more northbound stop and was met with first responders as soon as she stepped off the train. She was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries. She reportedly suffered bleeding and swelling with cuts to the face.

Gomez was arrested Saturday morning (Mar. 23) after a tipster who’d seen the viral footage online recognized him and gave police the info. they needed to nab him.

He was charged with felony second-degree assault, misdemeanor third-degree assault, and harassment assault. After prosecutors discovered Gomez had a misdemeanor conviction and open gun possession charge in the Bronx on his criminal record, a judge set his bail at $30,000.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post that last November, Gomez was caught in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun and ammo after he was stopped by police on the Cross Bronx Expressway. He’d been free without bail in that case.

Police also said Gomez’s criminal record has old, sealed arrests for assault, gun possession and marijuana possession.

Gomez’s court-appointed lawyer spoke on his behalf at his hearing Saturday, saying that Gomez didn’t kick the woman and accusing her of threatening him with a knife.

“She was homeless and lying across the seat and wanted all other passengers to move,” said attorney Steven Mechanic. “She said, at that point, ‘I have a knife and I’m going to stab you,’” and flashed “a sharp instrument,” Mechanic added.

The victim’s former neighbors in the Bronx told the Post that she is a childless, retired kindergarten teacher who moved out three or four years ago.

Neighbors also told the Post that the elderly woman suffered from a mental illness and had threatened residents with a knife in the past.

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R. Kelly Says Lisa Van Allen is a Lying Opportunist: I NEVER Had Sex With Aaliyah’s Mom

R. Kelly says that Lisa Van Allen is a liar who is desperate for attention and is out to smear his name in any way possible … even if that means making up a story about him having sex with Aaliyah’s mom.

Lisa Van Allen, one of the many women who accused Kelly of abusing her in the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, said in an interview with VladTV that Kelly told her that he and Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton, had a sexual relationship while he was also having sex with Aaliyah.

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Van Allen claimed that Kelly stayed at Aaliyah’s home in Detroit in the 1990’s, and when she was asleep, he would go in the living room, and he and her mom “would do sexual acts on the couch.”

But sources close to the singer-songwriter say that’s all lies.

Via TMZ:

Sources close to R. Kelly say he absolutely denies he and Diane had anything but a friendly relationship. We’re told Kelly believes the only reason Van Allen made those claims in the Vlad TV interview is to further smear his name and grab headlines for herself.

Lisa also said that Kelly falsified marriage documents to show that Aaliyah was 18, instead of her actual age, which was 15.

She said the only reason Kelly and Aaliyah got married was because “they felt like if he was married to her and if he said he thought she was 18, that he wouldn’t be charged if someone found out she was pregnant until they were able to get the abortion and get [the marriage] annulled.”

Lisa was adamant that all of this came straight from Kelly’s mouth too. “I could take a lie detector test to this, this is what he told me,” she said.

Meanwhile, Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, claims that it was Aaliyah who lied about her age when she and Kelly tied the knot.

Kelly is currently out on bail (thanks to a friend who posted his $100K bond) after he was hit with a 10-count indictment on sexual abuse charges allegedly involving minors.

He was also on the hook for $160K in child support to his ex-wife, but thanks to the help of yet another “friend,” that issue was taken care of as well.

RELATED: R. Kelly Released From Jail After Somebody Paid His $161K Child Support for Him

Kelly returned to the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago Friday (Mar. 22) and his lawyer filed a motion to request he be given permission to leave the country to perform in Dubai next month.

Greenberg also formally asked for a copy of the sex tapes attorney Michael Avenatti said he gave to law enforcement, but the judge hasn’t responded that request yet.

Greenberg has also asked the judge to protect the sex tapes from public viewing … which is strange, because Kelly’s legal team has been so adamant that Kelly is not the man in the footage, and if that’s the case, why would they not want the public to see that?

Anyway, we have to ask…

Who do you believe? R. Kelly and his lawyers? Or Lisa Van Allen?

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14-Year-Old & 12-Year-Old Sisters Accused of Killing Their Own Mother Say They’re Innocent

Two Mississippi girls who were arrested in connection with the murder of their mother say they are completely innocent.

32-year-old Ericka Hall was found dead outside her Magnolia, Missippi home in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 5th, 2019 after being shot and stabbed multiple times.

Hall’s two daughters—14-year-old Amariyona Hall and her 12-year-old sister, whose name has been withheld due to youth court laws—were taken into police custody and accused of their mother’s murder.

Amariyona was released from jail last weekend after $10,000 bail was posted, and her sister was released from the Pike County Juvenile Detention Center as well.

The Hall sisters spoke to reporters earlier this week and deny having anything to do with their mother’s tragic death.

According to WBALTV:

When a reporter asked Amariyona Hall if she could take back what happened, she said yes.

Despite admitting to that, Amariyona Hall and her sister said they are not responsible for the death of their mother and that they were at an aunt’s home when it occurred.

Amariyona Hall also told reporters there was abuse taking place in the home where she and her sister lived. However, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department said it never received any reports of abuse.

Their father, Eddie Isaac, said he is still trying to get to the bottom of what happened the day Erika Hall died.

“It feels good to have them out. A lot of people don’t think they should be, but they are kids. It was a lot. We didn’t come to the bottom of it. There was a lot of stuff we didn’t know. But it’s coming out,” he said.

Children 13 and older accused of certain crimes are automatically charged as adults in Mississippi. Judges can transfer cases to youth court. District Attorney Dee Bates has said he would oppose a transfer.

Amariyona Hall’s attorney has said the defense will be based on a self-defense theory.

“I can tell you that I anticipate my client and her sister are both going to be defended on a theory of self-defense,” lawyer Greg Malta said previously.

Ebony Hall, Ericka Hall’s sister, said one of the girls tried to run over their mother in a car several nights before she was killed.

Pike County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Chris Bell has testified that the girls confessed to planning the killing in advance, faking a knock at the front door to lure Ericka Hall from her bedroom.

The night of Ericka Hall’s murder, Amariyona Hall and her sister allegedly asked their neighbor for a ride as their mom lay wounded across the street.

Jeremy Lenoir told The Enterprise-Journal that his mom thought it was odd that Hall’s car lights were on at the time, and she tried calling out to the woman, but received no response, so she contacted Hall’s relatives.

“We rushed down the street to her daddy and her sister’s house, and when they came and drove down here, we found her on the other side of the car laid out,” Lenoir said.

Hall had a knife in her back, Lenoir said, and she looked like she had been struggling with her killer (or killers) before her death.

“When I went over there, she was laying on her back with both of her fists balled up, eyes open, so you could tell she was trying to fight them back,” Lenoir said. “That was a terrible sight. That messed me up, and to think that her kids did that.”

Lenoir said the girls were acting calm, but something seemed off about them.

“They seemed weird,” he said. “The girls, they came over here straight-faced, like nothing had ever happened.”

Ericka Hall, a single mother who worked nights at a chicken processing plant, also had 1-year-old and 16-year-old daughters.

Video via: WJTV

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Top 5 Reasons Why Troop Beverly Hills Remains a Cult Classic

If you were a girl of the 80s and 90s, chances are you grew up with a well-worn VHS copy of Troop Beverly Hills in your home collection. The 1989 slumber party staple stars Shelley Long as Phyllis Nefler, a Beverly Hills housewife who finds her world turned upside down when her husband, auto parts mogul Freddy (Craig T. Nelson), wants a separation.

After Freddy accuses Phyllis of squandering her creativity and being nothing more than a vapid housewife, Phyllis sets out to prove him wrong by becoming the troop leader of her daughter’s local chapter of Wilderness Girls, a Girl Scouts stand-in. Troop Beverly Hills, as they call themselves, are immediately ostracized from the more serious Wilderness Girls, led by the mean-spirited troop leader Velda Plendor (Betty Thomas). But once Phyllis lends her Beverly Hills prowess to the troop, they learn to celebrate who they are and come together as a team.

If you haven’t seen the campy, funny film, you are missing out. Here are five reasons why Troop Beverly Hills is worth revisiting.

1. The Costumes

shopping gif from troop beverly hills.

Troop Beverly Hills showcases the outrageous and over-the-top fashions of the 80s with Phyllis’s ever-changing wardrobe. There are massive sleeves, feathered hats, capes, and polka dots a-plenty. While Phyllis is criticized for her devotion to shopping, she is able to turn it into a badge-worthy skill, bringing her keen fashion eye to dressing her girls and re-vamping her troop leader outfit. After all, nobody rocks a pith helmet and a fur coat like Shelley Long. As Phyllis likes to say, “I may be a beginner at some things, but I’ve got a black belt in shopping!”

2. The All-Star Cast

the girls chant their slogan in troop beverly hills.

Troop 332 is filled with the neglected children of the rich and famous, but the child actors have since gone on to interesting careers. You can spot baby Carla Gugino as Chica, a latch-key kid left behind by her parents. There’s also Tori Spelling as member of the mean girl troop the Red Feathers. There are also a slew of celebrity cameos, featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cheech Marin, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, and Robin Leach.

Phyllis’s daughter Hannah is played by a young Jenny Lewis, who went on to become the frontwoman for Rilo Kiley and a successful solo artist. She even referenced her Beverly Hills roots in the music video for “She’s Not Me”, where she dons the Wilderness Girls uniform alongside Vanessa Bayer as Shelley Long.

3. The Unlikely Feminist Messaging

phyllis shares words of wisdom in troop beverly hills.

Phyllis’s husband leaves her because he wants a woman who actually does something besides shopping, dining, and living a gilded Beverly Hills life. But Phyllis insists that what he calls “nothing” was her designing a beautiful home, raising their daughter, and crafting the posh image of success that the family benefits from. Phyllis’s unpaid emotional labor is treated like a joke by Freddy, until we see what her work accomplishes: raising money for charity, parenting the ignored girls of her troop, and using her connections to sell a record amount of cookies.

What’s more, Phyllis never changes who she is to fit in with the other troop leaders. She celebrates what makes her and her girls different, and inspires confidence in her ragtag crew. Ultimately, she is a positive role model, teaching her girls to care for others, even those who have been cruel to them. While the Red Feathers may be ruthless, Troop BH has their heart in the right place.

4. The One-Liners

phyllis tells the scary story of getting a perm.

Troop Beverly Hills is still funny 30 years later, thanks to the terrific one-liners from Shelley Long. Whether she’s telling scary campfire stories about getting a perm or making age-inappropriate sex jokes during CPR training, Long is always ready with a quip, as are her co-stars. Granted not all of the humor holds up, like Lily’s parents, Dictator Bong Bong and Karina, who are meant to be a spoof of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos but come off as awkward Asian stereotypes. The 80s: not a great time for diverse representation. But age aside, the movie is filled with plenty of jokes that still land.

5. The Freddy!

phyllis teaches her girls The Freddy.

No 80s movie would be complete without a dance sequence, and Troop Beverly Hills is no exception. Phyllis teaches her girls how to do “The Freddie”. Never heard of it? Probably because it’s … not very good. Still, it’s hilarious to watch. If anyone wants to bring back The Freddie, I’m into it.

What are your favorite parts of Troop Beverly Hills? And what other 80s classics do you still cherish?

(via Entertainment Weekly, image: Columbia Pictures)

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