This week, POPSUGAR's Becca Frucht and YouTube's Tyler Oakley are tackling hard-hitting matters like how to massage your pet possum and what really happens at a boy dance party. Plus, we're looking at a celebrity prank from Macklemore and the latest viral sensation, "Chinese Food." Tyler also shares his take on the GleeCory Monteith tribute episode. Watch this week's Top That!, and be sure to check out more and subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide on YouTube!
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Rihanna started tonight's MTV VMAs with a rowdy performance of her new song "Cockiness," and host Kevin Hart was on stage afterward to start the jokes coming. He verged into some potentially awkward territory when he tried to end the feud between Drake and Chris Brown, both of whom went on to win awards later. Kevin even leaped to Kristen Stewart's defense in his opening riff about mistakes. Katy Perry popped up to present the first award, best pop video, to One Direction. One Direction also later claimed best new artist. Robert Pattinson, meanwhile, joined his Twilight buddies Peter Facinelli, Taylor Lautner, and more to debut a new clip from their upcoming Breaking Dawn Part 2.
As for the performances, Miley Cyrus introduced Pink, who put on a boisterous show. Frank Ocean, welcomed by Zoe Saldana, had one of the night's most moving onstage appearances and was followed by Lil Wayne, One Direction, and Green Day. Alica Keys, who took in the fun alongside husband Swizz Beatz and their son Egypt, debuted her new song "Girl on Fire." Taylor Swift also wore her signature red to belt out "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." The final Moonman went to video of the year honoree Rihanna for "We Fell in Love." She made a triumphant speech after brushing some dirt off her shoulder — make sure to check out who wore what on the red carpet and the full list of 2012 MTV VMAs winners.
Like a little bling on your tech? Apparently, so does Lil Wayne. He was spotted courtside at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game last night wearing these diamond-studded Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Celebrity style with celebrity-style prices, I bet.
What do you think about the headphones — love 'em or is it just too much?
Lil Wayne's new video for "How to Love" dropped today, and it doesn't waste any time getting heavy, opening in an abortion clinic. A woman about to exercise her right to choose suddenly changes her mind, and the video follows what happens next in her life, mixing in shirtless shots of Weezy throughout. We find out the pregnant woman has an abusive partner, and another child, at home. We next see her a few years later, visiting her partner in prison with the little girl she decided to have. The video follows the girl as she gets older, and deals with abuse herself, eventually spiraling downward toward stripping, then prostitution, and finally a positive HIV-test result — reminiscent of TLC's powerful 1995 video for "Waterfalls."
In the end, Lil Wayne's video takes a turn for the uplifting and finishes on a hopeful note. It tackles what seems like every controversial topic in the span of five dramatic minutes. It's sometimes hard to watch, but check it out above and then weigh in: do you think it's an effective message?
I've got a thing for Lil Wayne, especially when he's lightening up and showing off his sensitive side, as he does in the slow jam "How to Love." The accompanying music video is not your typical fare from a rap superstar — it's a short narrative about a woman with an unfortunate life, from tragic childhood to more tragic adulthood. It's a little cheesy, a little depressing, but it's not necessarily a huge downer . . . if you watch it all the way to the end.
Drew Barrymore snuck in a kiss with her boyfriend, Will Kopelman, last night at the Lakers game in LA. They duo put on a quite a PDA show while the action on the court wrapped up with the home team beating the New Orleans Hornets. There were plenty of other famous fans to cheer on the squad, as David Beckham (whose new Diet Pepsi ad with Sofia Vergara is out) watched alongside a pal. Zac Efron also brought a guy friend along, and Bradley Cooper found a chance to catch up with Jason Bateman. It was a low-key night for Bradley, who's been dodging Jennifer Aniston romance rumors and is prepping for the release of The Hangover 2. A diverse group of other celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Tom Hanks, and Lil Wayne also occupied the court-side seats. Zac managed to break from his conversation to give a whooping cheer for the Lakers, and in doing so managed to snag a good look at the cheerleaders nearby.