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Riverdale honoured the late Luke Perry with a fitting tribute in last week’s episode.

The emotional episode left fans of the show in floods of tears, but it looks like we won’t see how the characters cope in the weeks after Fred’s death.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The creators of the teen drama said a time jump takes place between episodes one and two, which means this week’s episode takes place in September.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa felt like it would be wise to have some time between Fred’s funeral and the remainder of season four.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He told Entertainment Weekly, “I will say that the shadow Fred’s death casts is on episode 2 and honestly we’re about 10 episodes into the season and we’re still feeling that.”

“The truth is, something that like, Archie [KJ Apa] will be wrestling with that for the rest of his life, other characters less so. One of the things that’s been interesting is when a tragedy like that happens, everyone grieves and then people move on at different points. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“But for the person who’s at the core of it, they live with it every day. We don’t pretend it didn’t happen, it’s still very much permeating Archie’s story,” he stressed.

He continued, “In the writers room, we did want to start episode 2 on a little bit of a lighter note and get back into the high school world. I think that’s a nice balm, a nice counter to it.”

A new episode of Riverdale will air on Netflix on Thursday, October 17.

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The death of Luke Perry broke the hearts of Riverdale fans all across the world.

The actor played the loveable and loyal Fred Andrews on the teen drama series and it’s safe to say he was missed as season four aired on Netflix today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when the Luke Perry tribute episode aired. It was an emotional watch for the fans, but we can’t even begin to imagine how hard it was for the cast.

They didn’t have to act because the pain and heartache was all too real. Speaking ahead of the premiere, Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper on the show, penned a heartfelt tribute to her co-star.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lili shared a series of photos of Luke and the cast which are bound to warm your heart.

The actress wrote, “Tonight’s episode, and all episodes for the rest of our run, are for Luke. We love, honor, and cherish his memory every single day.”

"I only wish he were here to see how many lives he touched with happiness and laughter. I know he’s watching from above. We love you, Luke,” the Hustlers star added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fellow Riverdale star, Camila Mendes said it was hard to express how she was feeling ahead of the season four premiere.

“We put everything we have into this episode. We wanted to honour Luke’s memory in the most sincere and respectful way possible. This episode is as hard to watch as it was to make it,” she wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Camila continued, “Actually, making it was harder, but the result is a beautiful tribute to our friend. Luke deserves that and so much more.”

Season four of Riverdale is available on Netflix now.

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Riverdale returns to Netflix this week and we're not ready for the emotional episode ahead of us.

Make sure you’ve got the tissues at the ready because the first episode of season four will be a tribute to the late Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews on the show.

The actor suffered a stroke earlier this year and died at the mere age of 52. Fans, family and co-stars were stunned by the actor’s untimely passing, especially the Riverdale cast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They will pay tribute to both Luke and his character in this Thursday’s episode of Riverdale. The trailer for the episode had us in floods of tears so there’s no doubt we’ll be blubbering wrecks by the time the end credits roll.

The episode will see Archie come to terms with his father’s death as the residents of Riverdale attend Fred’s funeral.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You can watch the full trailer below but make sure you’ve got the Kleenex by your side.

Riverdale returns to Netflix on October 10.

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Riverdale is the show we love to hate. The teen drama has got to be one of the most complicated and cheesiest shows on TV but we just can't get enough of it.

We've been itching for the show to return since that creepy season three finale. 

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We have so many questions that desperately need to be answered. The main one being- where on earth is Jughead? Is he even alive?

Who knows.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief as the autumn time is officially here which means most of our favourite shows are set to return, including Riverdale.

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We only have to wait a few more days to wait until Archie, Betty and co. return to Riverdale as it hits Netflix on October 10.

Season four will feature an emotional tribute episode to Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews on the show until he tragically suffered a stroke last year.

There's no doubt fans will be taken aback by the emotional episode.

A brand new episode of Riverdale will air every Thursday at 8 am.

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Riverdale star Camila Mendes has opened up about surviving sexual assault while she was attending college in the US.

The actor appeared on the cover of Women's Health this week, discussing the emotional meaning behind her one and only tattoo.

The inking features the words "to build a home" along her ribcage, and Mendes has yet to speak about its reference until now.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 25-year-old credited the tattoo with her memories of moving around a lot during her childhood, as well as a "very, very bad experience" in college.

“I got the tattoo after my freshman year. I had a very, very bad experience; I was roofied by someone who sexually assaulted me,” she told the magazine.

The feeling of safety itself can epitomise home for many people, not just a place or a town: "If you don’t have that literal box, you have to create it in your habits.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She has found a sense of comfort over time by putting herself first and self-care; “Whenever I feel like I’m going through something difficult, I think about what I can do physically for myself.

"People sometimes put working out first and don’t give their bodies rest. I’ll always choose sleep first. I think it’s just so underrated.”

“I danced for seven years, from age 4 to 11," she added. "Then I did musicals as a kid, then so much of acting school is movement classes and connecting your breath to your body. Activity has always been an important part of my life."

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Riverdale fans, it looks like another cast member has been bitten by the love bug. KJ Apa is reportedly off the market after eagle-eyed fans spotted him getting very close to his co-star at Comic-Con.

The actor, who plays Archie on the teen drama, was seen kissing and cuddling Girl Boss actress Britt Robertson at an after party this weekend.

The couple were joined by KJ’s Riverdale co-stars Camilla Mendes, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart at the Entertainment Weekly party on Saturday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to Just Jared, onlookers spotted the pair cuddling, hugging, and kissing on the dance floor. However, KJ and Britt have yet to comment on their relationship status publicly.

The pair first met on the set of A Dog’s Purpose in 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Riverdale star and Britt are set to star alongside one another in I Still Believe.

KJ landed the lead role of Christian music singer Jeremy Camp and Robertson will play his wife Melissa Henning.

The New Zealand born actor has been extremely private about his relationship status since rising to fame in 2017.

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He previously told Cosmopolitan, "I think I'm just waiting for the right time, right girl. I'm pretty busy at the moment. I don't know how much I have to offer to someone right now."

Britt has previously dated Teen Wolf star Dylan O’ Brien and was linked to actor Graham Rogers last Christmas.

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The love bug has certainly spread around the cast of Riverdale. Co-stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart found love on the set of the popular teen series. Actress Camilla Mendes and Charles Melton have been head over heels in love since they starred alongside each other on the show.

Love is certainly in the air in Riverdale, especially after one star announced her engagement this week.

Vanessa Morgan, who plays Toni Topaz, confirmed that she is engaged to her beau Michael Kopech.

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The professional baseball player got down on one knee during a romantic getaway and the photo of him proposing is breathtaking.

Vaness shared the snap, which was taken in front of Mooney Falls near the Grand Canyon, on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She simply captioned it, ‘My forever.’

Her co-stars were quick to congratulate her on her joyous news.

“Omggggg dying for this post. Bestie’s getting married !!!!!!! I’m beyond happy for you my little babies,” said Madelaine Petsch.

Lili Reinhart gushed, “So so happy for you.”

"You’re kidding me!! congrats beautiful,” said Camilla Mendes.

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Michael shared a video of the proposal on Instagram and it’s safe to say Vanessa was stunned. He couldn’t help but praise his future wife in the emotional post.

He said: “You’re deserving of much more than just this moment but this one just felt particularly magical. I’m incredibly humbled by the love that you give and I only hope I can portray a fraction of the love and light that you carry with you. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I’ll never have enough words to tell you how much I love you, but I promise to always show you,” he added.

Huge congratulations to Vanessa and Michael.

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Me & U singer, Cassie, is expecting her first child with boyfriend of eight months Alex Fine.

The 32-year-old singer confirmed that she's having a beautiful baby girl on her Instagram, captioning the post of herself and Fine sitting in a car;

“Can’t wait to meet our baby girl. Love You Always & Forever." Awww, bless.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fine seemed equally as ecstatic about the news, sharing a heartfelt letter to his baby momma and his unborn baby daughter to his Instagram;

“I will be the first man in your life and will show you the greatest love and affection now and forever,” he wrote, alongside an adorable image of the pair.

“I never thought my heart could grow bigger after meeting your mother… then I found out we were having you and I instantly felt a love that is so indescribable.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The professional bull rider and personal trainer for the Riverdale cast added;

“I promise to be at every dance recital, concert, sporting event, school plays whatever you decide to do I will be there and support you. I am your number one fan.”

“I promise to be a man that you and your mother look up to and love. I will always listen and put the both of you first.”

He swore to show a 'healthy relationship' to his baby girl; “I promise to never approve of any boy you like because they will never be good enough for my baby girl. Sorry."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I can’t promise that I won’t embarrass you because I will give you so many kisses at every school drop off. I will be the Dad that never forces my opinions on you. I will love whatever you do in life as long as you’re happy.”

“I promise to love you every single second unconditionally until my last breath.” By this point even we were in tears… “You’re perfect to me and always will be.” 

He concluded the emotional note with;

“I promise to always keep you and the child first nothing comes before you,” he wrote. “I promise you will be showered in kisses and hugs every single day. I promise that I will be the best father/baby daddy.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The baby news comes eight months after Cassie split from Sean 'Diddy' Combs, who she dated for 11 years. 

The singer amde her romance with Fine Instagram official in December, posting a series of images of the gorgeous lad, who is BFFs with KJ Apa and Charles Melton.

Fine promised Cassie that he “will do every single thing in my power to support you and help you.” Okay, we need some tissues in this office, I don't know about you.

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The untimely passing of actor Luke Perry left his family, friends and fans at a complete and utter loss for words. The world was stunned to hear that the Riverdale actor suffered a stroke at the mere age of 52 and completely devastated when it was revealed that the 90210 alum had died on March 4.

His Riverdale co-star and on-screen son KJ Apa has opened up about losing his dear friend during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. KJ had previously paid tribute to Luke on Instagram but has understandably kept quiet about the harrowing loss.

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He took a moment to remember his Riverdale co-star during his interview, stressing how kind-hearted Luke was.

The 21-year-old said: “He did everything he could to make everyone, no matter how big or small you were, feel comfortable and welcome. It's hard to put into words how that makes me feel."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Last Summer star even shared that Luke had a special relationship with his family and made sure to stay in touch with KJ’s parents in New Zealand.

"He would call my parents every week and keep them updated on how I'm going. If I had a cold or something he would say, 'I took some Gatorade to his apartment the other day.’”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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KJ added: “I hope I can be like that," to which host Jimmy Fallon replied, "You can be like that. You are like that."

Luke Perry’s final episode of Riverdale aired last week.

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KJ Apa is without doubt one of the break out stars from The CW's Riverdale.

The show, which was unreal in Season 1 when it focused on the disappearance of Jason Blossom has slowly descended into utter chaos and our imaginations are now so far stretched when it comes to the storylines that it's reached the point where we're kinda bored of it tbh.

HOWEVER, that's not to say we're bored with the beautiful KJ, who has been put through the aul ringer in Season 3 as Archie Andrews.

From getting tortured in juvie to being almost  made a sacrifice, escaping a prison fight club after being stabbed, his gf's dad trying to kill him, being attacked by a bear…we could go on.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With the shows success, has come huge levels of fame for it's young cast – not to mention 21-year-old KJ.

When it comes to dealing with the madness of fame and fans, he says that he is struggling.

He told ASOS Magazine, ''The weird thing is that it used to be people calling me by my character’s name.''

He continued, ''Now people come up to me in the street and know my name.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added, ''Some people touch you and I had a hard time with people feeling like they can have that intimacy with me. The attention is strange and not comfortable. You put yourself in their shoes and think, ‘If I saw someone like that, what would I do?’”

Hmmm, being a celeb does sound kinda creepy when he puts it like that.

People being weird aside, KJ also revealed that he's battling some issues about his appearance. 

He said, ''As soon as I started being on camera so much, I became self-conscious, which I never was [before]. Now I look in the mirror and feel unhappy with…whatever. The fact I have to look a certain way for the show, that can be pressuring.''

But hold on – the New Zealand ride is happy to give himself time to adjust to being known.

He said, ''It’s easy to put pressure on yourself. Recently, it’s been realising, ‘What do I want as a 21-year-old in life?’ In terms of relationships, battling between staying with the love of your life or being a 21-year-old and not living with regret when you’re older. I look at my parents’ marriage and I think, ‘Don’t you wish that you’d waited a bit?’”

Just goes to show that even if you're ripped to shreds, a strong AF Instagram game and bucket loads of talent, you can still be unsure of yourself. 

Thanks for cheering us up, KJ.

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News recently hit that The CW has ordered a pilot episode for a Riverdale spin-off, and we're ECSTATIC. We need a Pops milkshake to calm down from all this exciting news, because one of the cast's main characters is set to star in the new show.

The title of the hit teen drama's newest addition is called Katy Keene, according to Deadline and TVLineand is a musical dramady which follows the protagonist to New York City.

The main character is a fashionista who, alongside her pals, are striving, "to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio," according to the network. We're already hooked.

Iconic Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the pilot with fellow Riverdale writer Michael Grassi, and none other than Josie McCoy will be the titular character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The lead Pussycat herself will relocate to the Big Apple to pursue her musical dreams of a lifetime, leaving Riverdale behind (probably not for long)

.Ashleigh Murray has been a regular on The CW series since the premiere in January 2017; her portrayal of Josie McCoy has been lauded by audiences for her fierce talent and determined personality.

The CW president Mark Pedowtiz said;

Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters- including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy- as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City." OH. MY. GOD. We can't wait.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pedowtiz continued; 

Katy Keene actually takes place years after Riverdale High School. So, at the moment, there are no plans to do crossovers. And, if any of those Riverdale characters should come to Katy Keene, they will come as an older self.”

Murray's character Josie McCoy has been the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats since the show began, but her two band-mates have since disappeared; Valerie Brown (played by Hayley Law) and Melody Valentine (played by Asha Bromfield).

The Katy Keene pilot is being directed by Maggie Kiley, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi will act as executive-producers as well as writers.

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Season three of Riverdale is in full swing and we have to admit it is not what we expected. The teen series has taken a dramatic turn by introducing quite the spooky storyline.

The Gargoyle King has made his way to Riverdale and his arrival has certainly creeped us out.

Archie is in prison, Betty and Jughead are investigating the deaths of their classmates and Veronica is arguing with her dad (again) so we must admit we’re very ready for the upcoming throwback episode.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We’re going back in time to the days when FP, Alice, Fred and co. were the cool kids in town. The Breakfast Club-inspired episode will see the main cast play their parents during their high school days and we can't wait.

One of the stars of The Breakfast Club Anthony Michael Hall will also star in the upcoming episode.

“Obviously, Riverdale's a much darker version of that. We’re going to learn about a really, really dark secret in Riverdale that the parents have been keeping since they were in high school," teased Aguirre-Sacasa at the TV Critics Association panel.

Fans will find out more about the Riverdale parents link to the haunting Griffins & Gargoyles game that has already claimed the lives of two Riverdale High students.

We cannot wait to see the cast transform into their on-screen parents for this special throwback episode.

The Midnight Club episode airs on Netflix on November 1.

Watch the full trailer below:

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