Add Pharrell to the list of famous singing men who want to assure women of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages that NOT TO WORRY, we are beautiful, HE PROMISES. His new video for “Come Get It Bae” kicks off with an all caps message: “BEAUTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE.” Thanks, Pharrell! I was worried. The video features a bevy of racially diverse women having a blast dancing, one by one, while Pharrell films them with a handheld camera. It’s totally fun and silly and all of the women featured — with the exception of Miley Cyrus, who makes a cute, not-twerking cameo — are pretty, but in a normal-ish way, not a Miranda Kerr way. So I like it! Truly! But I remain irritated by dudes like Pharrell and John Legend doling out unsolicited stamps of approval on our physical attractiveness. (P.S. Bae is a term of endearment that means “before anyone else.”) [NYMag.com]
Drugs, drugs and more drugs, plus some drool. Actually, that might be simplifying the concept of The Flaming Lips’ latest video, which features Miley Cyrus (apparently she’s BFFs with Wayne Coyne and he got the same tattoo tribute to her dead dog?) and Moby. Wayne told Rolling Stone that the track is called “Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain” (obvs) and explains the video thusly:
“The video story is something like this: Moby is an evil, power-hungry cult leader. He wants the world’s most valuable (according to our story) psychedelic supernatural possession… John F. Kennedy’s brain….the brain contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!!
Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus.
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Jennifer Lawrence has got to be an interviewers dream guest because she’s always comes prepared with hilarious stories and wacky facial expressions. Last night on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Jen talked about bringing her BFF to the Oscars, meeting Brad Pitt — “He smelled like sandalwood. It was unbelievable” — and finally confirmed the rumor that, yes, she puked at Madonna’s Oscar party. When Miley Cyrus is telling you to “get it together,” you know you’re in a bad way.
Miley Cyrus has been laying low these last few weeks, due to a recurring illness and a bad reaction to meds forcing her to cancel a bunch of tour dates. But there’s always more Miley to be had. She just released “Miley Cyrus: Tongue Tied,” an S&M-inspired video filmed for her tour by fashion photographer Quentin Jones, featuring the singer in various states of undress, her nipples covered by duct tape and, at times, being slathered in mud. I actually think it’s really beautiful and cool-looking, especially the moments where it looks like flower petals or feathers are exploding from her eyes. Neato. Watch above!
“If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing. She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and chokin’ in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her… I’m hoping that now she can relax and show people how talented she really is. ’Cause the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn’t have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can’t she do it her way?”
Dolly Parton, who just happens to be Miley Cyrus‘ godmother (so jealous), gave her take on the pop star’s transformation from tween Disney idol to, well, the Miley we all know and love/hate today for Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue. After reading this, I feel like I have a better understanding of Miley and more respect for her as an artist/performer. If anyone else had written it, I’d be like, “Yeah, whatever,” but when Dolly speaks, I reverently light my Dolly Parton prayer candle and honor whatever she says as gospel. [Time via Us Weekly]
Sometimes when other people have too much time on their hands, it is for our gain. Example: Peeps dressed like Miley Cyrus. Peep-Miley from her “Wrecking Ball” video and many others were entries in The Washington Post‘s annual Peeps diorama contest, all of which you can see online. When Easter dinner gets awkward, fire up the laptop for a slideshow that will be entertaining to one and all. [Washington Post]