TGIF, y鈥檃ll! From Biden and Obama鈥檚 bromance to some exciting PLL news, check out six of today鈥檚 top news items below.

1. As if the Obamas already weren鈥檛 making us cry like babies during their final few weeks at the White House, yesterday, Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom 鈥 the country鈥檚 highest civilian honor 鈥 and not only did WE bawl, but Joe could barely hold it together himself. For 鈥測our faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service that will endure through the generations,鈥 Obama said, Biden deserved the honor. The two spoke glowingly about each other and their families, hugged and, yes, cried. And so did we.

2. Four people have been charged in Kim Kardashian鈥檚 robbery. Though the time that Kim spent away from the media after her October robbery felt like a lifetime, these last few weeks have seen quick developments in the case. After suspects were arrested and some even allegedly confessed, charges including robbery, kidnapping, criminal association and handling stolen goods have been laid against four people, while six more remain in custody awaiting further questioning. (h/t Buzzfeed, photo via E!)

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3. PLL may be ending, but one of its stars is getting her own reality show. That鈥檚 right 鈥 Shay Mitchell will get her own series on Fullscreen鈥檚 subscription service, and it鈥檒l be an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her life and this new phase of her career as PLL wraps up. Shades of Shay (omg, LOVE it) is set to premiere sometime early this year. YAAAS.

4. The TV episode starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson has been pulled after bad backlash. Sky Arts pulled the Urban Myths episode that controversially starred Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after Michael鈥檚 daughter Paris said it made her 鈥渨ant to vomit.鈥 Sky Arts says 鈥淲e set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.鈥 (Image via Sky Arts)

5. Let these cats sleeping soundly tucked into their beds be your weekend goals. In a Twitter trend we can 10000% get behind, users in Japan are posting pics of their cats all tucked under blankets and surrounded by stuffies, and all we can think is TGIF. (h/t Mashable)

6. Quote of the day: 鈥淓xplore your passions. Learn who you are. Make mistakes鈥攜ou are allowed to. Continue to surround yourself with loyal friends who know you, adore you and will fiercely protect you. Those who judge you don鈥檛 love you, and their voices shouldn鈥檛 hold weight. Rather, it鈥檚 your own hearts that matter.鈥 The Bush sisters wrote the most heartfelt letter to Sasha and Malia Obama as they transition out of the White House. Read the whole thing here.

Are you looking forward to seeing what the Obama sisters do post-Presidency? Let us know over @BritandCo!

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