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Cole Sprouse Reveals That Riverdale's Toni Topaz 'Has Her Own Agenda'

Cole Sprouse Reveals That Riverdale's Toni Topaz 'Has Her Own Agenda'

Toni Topaz came onto the scene for the first time in last week’s Riverdale episode, and the longtime cast members have a lot to say about Vanessa Morgan‘s new character.

“It’s kind of up in the air whether she’s actually helping or hindering Jughead,” Cole Sprouse told Sweetwater Secrets. “She has her own agenda and it’s revealed what that agenda is overtime. Toni is trying to coax him into the Serpents. She’s a character that resonates with Jughead mentally quite a bit so he has an easy time not seeing the red flags.”

As for the Bughead relationship, while Toni shakes up both Jughead and Betty’s life, she is not responsible for tearing them apart.

“Toni Topaz is the opposite of Betty,” Lili Reinhart said. “She does cause a rift a little bit, kind of a change in Betty’s world. She causes a little bit of trouble but she’s not like an enemy to the Bughead fans. I don’t really think of her character that way. She’s a lot more of Jughead’s ally on the South Side.”

See a sneak peek for tonight’s episode HERE.

Riverdale airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.


Sweetwater Secrets Talks Toni Topaz

Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Dress Up for Just Jared's Halloween Party!

Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Dress Up for Just Jared's Halloween Party!

Riverdale co-stars Madelaine Petsch and Vanessa Morgan are best friends in real life, so it’s no surprise that they partied together at the 2017 Just Jared Halloween Party on Friday (October 27) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by Madelaine‘s boyfriend, rapper Travis Mills.

Madelaine and Travis dressed up as Magenta and Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show while Vanessa was a sexy snake.

Also in attendance were Hayley Hasselhoff as a skeleton and Madam Secretary‘s Kathrine Herzer as Luigi.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the party… More Here! »

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Vanessa Morgan Previews Toni Topaz's Debut on 'Riverdale' Tonight

Vanessa Morgan Previews Toni Topaz's Debut on 'Riverdale' Tonight

Vanessa Morgan is making her debut as Toni Topaz on tonight’s all-new Riverdale — and we are majorly excited to meet her!

The actress opened up in a new interview about who Toni is, beyond the potential love triangle with Betty and Jughead.

“Toni is super artistic. She’s into photography,” Vanessa shares. “She’s a bit of an outcast herself, and I think Jughead feels the same with not fitting in completely. So I think they’re drawn to each other because of [that contrast] between the haves and have-nots, and because they both [have ties to the] Serpents.”

Vanessa also explains that Toni is “a boss” in the Serpents gang.

“I will say that you will see a lot of Southside this season, and there are going to be a lot of fights and other things going down,” she says. “Toni is kind of a boss. She hangs out with all of these tough guys all the time … In my head, she’s kind of the brains. She has a lot of respect within her friend group.”

Riverdale airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Lili Reinhart, Vanessa Morgan & 'Riverdale' Cast Have Pumpkin Carving Party

Lili Reinhart, Vanessa Morgan & 'Riverdale' Cast Have Pumpkin Carving Party

The Riverdale cast won the weekend with their pumpkin carving night in Vancouver.

Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Charles Melton, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols and Vanessa Morgan all gathered up with more of their co-stars and crew members to ring in the Halloween season with a fun pumpkin carving night and the outcome was seriously goals.

Vanessa, Camila and Lili all showed off their final pumpkins, while Cole decided to forgo the carving and just wear the pumpkin as a hat. LOL!

Lili carved out a Sally caricature on her pumpkin, while Vanessa‘s was full of stars. Meanwhile, Camila‘s just had two eyes and Charles went all out with his grinning Cheshire cat.

Check out all the pics below!

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Austin Butler Teases What Wil Is Doing & Feeling in 'Shannara Chronicles' Season 2

Austin Butler Teases What Wil Is Doing & Feeling in 'Shannara Chronicles' Season 2

Austin Butler teams up with his co-stars Vanessa Morgan, Ivana Baquero, and Manu Bennett for a shot on the press line during 2017 New York Comic Con over the weekend.

The Shannara Chronicles stars spoke about the upcoming second season, which premieres on Wednesday on Spike.

In the new season, it’s a year later and people are not reacting to the re-introduction of magic well and it’s something that Austin‘s Wil is feeling too, and in despair.

“Because it is a year later, I just really played with that feeling of despair,” Austin shared. “The feeling of like, ’I’m doing my best but what am I here for?’”

He adds about seeing Wil in the place he was after in the first place: “It was really interesting to have the same character but really dig into that. Think about – when life starts getting really messy and we start changing as humans. Are we the same person? Can we find love again? Can we find hope again?”

Meanwhile, Manu (Allanon) opened up about one scene that even took him by surprise.

“There’s a big game changer half way through the season that really surprised me,” he says. “They sort of kept it as a big secret and that’s all I can say…”

He added, “But what I do know is that those things we’re talking about in the first season about Allanon’s involvement and relationship with various characters, I got a lot of opportunity this season to get gritty with quite a few characters actually. Wil is one of them.”

Be sure to check back for more Shannara info and tune into the premiere on Wednesday, October 11th on Spike!

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Shannara Chronicles' Ivana Baquero Dishes on How Much Eretria Grew From Season 1 to Season 2

Shannara Chronicles' Ivana Baquero Dishes on How Much Eretria Grew From Season 1 to Season 2

Ivana Baquero wows in a red dress at People Magazine’s ‘Ones To Watch’ Party held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Wednesday night (October 4) in Los Angeles.

The Shannara Chronicles actress joined co-star Vanessa Morgan, as well as Rise‘s Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie, James Maslow, Chandler Kinney and Alexandra Shipp.

In a recent interview, Ivana opened up about Eretria’s growth we’ll see in season two of the show.

“Eretria undergoes a remarkable transformation in Season 1. Essentially, she goes from being selfish to selfless, and in the quest to save her life and the world from a demon invasion, she learns about love, compassion, and friendship.”

She adds, “By the end of Season 1, you’d think she’s ‘completed’ her arch, but little do we realize that she has yet to learn the most important thing about herself — which she will explore in Season 2 — who she really is and where she comes from.”

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Vanessa Morgan Wears Her Southside Serpent Jacket Proud as Toni Topaz In New 'Riverdale' Pic

Vanessa Morgan Wears Her Southside Serpent Jacket Proud as Toni Topaz In New 'Riverdale' Pic

Archie Comics unveiled the first official look at Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz on Twitter today (September 29).

Toni, who’s surrounded by two other Southside Serpents gang, is the only girl in the group and is there to welcome Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse).

“I stir it up a bit for Bughead,” Vanessa told Bustle over the weekend. “I’m part of Southside. I’m one of Jughead’s first friends… I bring a bit of trouble.”

“I’m the girl in the gang,” Vanessa adds. “My character is badass, and Jughead is the son of the King Serpent… why wouldn’t I [welcome] him?”

Riverdale returns on Wednesday, October 11th on The CW.

'Riverdale' Stars Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Share How They Became BFFs

'Riverdale' Stars Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Share How They Became BFFs

Madelaine Petsch‘s best friend in the world is joining Riverdale, and she couldn’t be more excited about it!

In a new vlog, Madelaine talks with Vanessa Morgan, who will be playing Toni Topaz, one of Jughead’s first friends at Southside High.

Vanessa actually originally auditioned for the part of Josie, which is how she met Madelaine in the first place.

“We instantly became friends at the studio test and then at the network test we exchanged Instagrams,” Madelaine recalls.

What’s really remarkable is that even though Vanessa didn’t get the part of Josie, she still wanted to celebrate her new friend’s feat.

“She was so happy for me,” Madelaine said. “In fact, the first time we hung out was to congratulate me on booking the role.”

We can’t wait to watch V on the show! Vanessa has even said that she wants Toni to date Cheryl Blossom. Whatever happens, this new season will be wild.

Watch the video below!

Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan Play BFF Tag