19 Pop Culture Moments The Internet Couldn't Stop Talking About This Week

    Awkward VMA moments, some perfect Serena Williams shade, and more.

    1. Alyson Stoner made a surprise appearance during Missy Elliott's "Work It" performance at the VMAs, and it was the ultimate #TBT.


    2. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello shared an awkward almost-kiss during their VMAs performance, and celebrities in the audience had some hilarious reactions.


    3. And Taylor Swift refused to perform at the VMAs unless the drag queens in her "You Need To Calm Down" video were given Video of the Year trophies of their own.

    4. Serena Williams' husband showed up to her US Open match in a "D.A.R.E. to resist drugs" shirt to subtly drag Maria Sharapova for her doping scandal.

    the second drag of the serena-sharapova match happened off the court, with @alexisohanian in a d.a.r.e shirt. 😩 if you know, you know. #USOpen

    5. Ryan Reynolds trolled Blake Lively on her birthday by posting lots of "ugly" pictures of her, although she still looked predictably adorable.

    6. A woman's very thirsty reaction to a hot tennis player taking off his shirt went viral.

    7. Disney hosted their D23 Expo, where they announced a whole bunch of exciting new projects (INCLUDING A LIZZIE MCGUIRE REBOOT!!!)

    8. Billie Eilish publicly called out Nylon magazine for creating a doctored, shirtless image of her and putting it on their cover without her consent.

    9. Sophie Turner and Jonathan Van Ness finally met, and the video of their interaction is honestly incredible.

    .@SophieT meeting @jvn for the first time is the most iconic thing to exist on the internet rn 💕

    10. Lizzo called out the people who say she's "brave" for loving her body.

    11. Colton Haynes shared a candid Instagram post where he opened up about his struggles with addiction and mental health.

    12. Jeff Goldblum's awkward reaction to Spider-Man getting kicked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe became an instant meme.

    Jeff Goldblum weighs in on the potential #Spiderman #Marvel split at #D23Expo

    13. Matthew McConaughey was hired as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and naturally, people had jokes.

    Imagine walking into film class at UT and Matthew McConaughey comes in saying “Alright, alright, alright let’s get this class started” 😭😭

    14. A woman refused to pay for her cousin's expensive shirt after her baby puked on it, and it sparked a viral debate on Reddit.

    15. Friends fans everywhere were shocked to learn that Jennifer Aniston was almost written out of the show in Season 1.

    16. Khloé Kardashian opened up about the book her ex-husband Lamar Odom wrote about their marriage, saying he's "courageous" for speaking his truth.

    17. Miley Cyrus got some new tattoos that may or may not hint at her separation from Liam Hemsworth 👀.

    18. Rihanna sent Lizzo a hysterical (and slightly NSFW) Twitter DM to compliment her on her stellar VMAs performance.

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    19. And finally, John Travolta presented Taylor Swift with her Video of the Year award at the VMAs — but almost handed it to her drag queen doppelgänger instead.

    John Travolta mistook Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when handing over the award for ‘Video of the Year.’ 😂