The Teen Choice Awards, always a bubble celebrating teenage tastes, took time out during Sunday night's ceremony to consider the world its young audience will one day inherit.
Hashtags, surfboards and loud shrieks dominated the Teen Choice Awards, as usual, with YouTube star Jake Paul hosting the show. But with the two-hour broadcast coming a day after the violence at a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., some winners pleaded for teen viewers to do better than their elders. "With all the injustice and the hatred and everything that's happened not only in the world but in our country right now, I need for you young people … to be educated. … I need you to pay attention," said "Spider-Man: Homecoming" actress Zendaya, accepting an award for best summer movie actress.
Miley Cyrus, an 18 Teen Choice award winner, was to receive the ceremony's highest honor, the Ultimate Choice Award. But she was announced as a last-minute cancellation early in the ceremony.
Many of the other biggest names either sent video acceptances (Bruno Mars, Gal Gadot) or were merely announced as winners (Beyoncé, Zac Efron, Ariana Grande). One notable exception was Chris Pratt, who dropped by to accept his two movie awards.
Spears plays for La., Mars for Flint
Pop star Britney Spears is donating some of her Las Vegas show ticket sales to Louisiana schools for flood recovery. The Kentwood, La., native announced that $1 of every ticket sold through the end of the year will go to public schools in a partnership with the Louisiana School Boards Association. Spears' contribution will reportedly go to a fund formed after last summer's floods damaged several schools. In the same vein, Bruno Mars said he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis.
Stunt stumble: A video taken on the set of "Mission: Impossible 6" shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video, published Sunday by TMZ, captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side and then crawling over the top and running away. After he finished the take, Cruise is seen limping, even though he was able to rappel back to the building he had jumped from. The 55-year-old actor is well known for performing many of his own stunts.
HBO hack: Hackers continue to pester HBO, doling out more stolen information over the weekend. The hackers released more unaired episodes, including several of the highly anticipated return of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which debuts in October, and an episode of "Insecure," another popular show.