Miley Cyrus has proven herself to be kind of the worst lately, but that doesn’t mean the girl can’t sing. The divisive star stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night to promote her new album, Bangerz, and we’ll give it to her: she put on a pretty ace show. The 20-year-old channelled the opening sequence of “The Brady Bunch” via an a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop,” with a little help from Fallon and house band The Roots. (I maintain that the real star of this video is Questlove, who at turns looks both amused and appalled by some of Miley’s more questionable lyrics.) That said, there was very little Cyrus-tongue in sight, which should hopefully keep the singer in The Stroke Association’s good graces for just a liiiiiittle while longer. [Hypetrak]
Everyone and their mom is going to be dressed up as Miley Cyrus at the VMAs for Halloween. Dare to be different, just like Smilerz! Go as Miley Cyrus in the music video for “We Can’t Stop” instead. It’s less naked, which is a bonus considering Halloween has the misfortune of falling at the end of October when the temps are typically verging on freezing. Add a short platinum wig or pull your own hair back into a modified pompadour of sorts, and stick on some pointy gold press-on nails from the drugstore. Oh, and here’s a tutorial (from a child!) on making your own fake grillz. Details on where to buy everything else, after the jump! Keep reading »
I know you guys are sick of hearing about Miley, but you know who isn’t? CARL MCCOID. Surely, you remember Carl? In June 2012, I asked him to Be My Boyfriend, on account of the fact that I found his devotion to Miley Cyrus, in the form of 15 Miley-themed tattoos, to be quite, um, thorough. And sweet? Well, Miley has changed a lot in the last 15 months, but Carl’s love for the pop star has only grown. So has his tattoo collection. He has six new Miley tattoos, including a huge portrait of Miley sticking her tongue out on his rib cage, and a tribute to her new album, Bangerz, on his back. And, ahem, he can’t stop. He’s already planning on his 22nd tattoo, but is debating between two options. “My 22nd is due in two weeks,” Carl told Celebuzz. It’s a choice between the VMAs iconic facial expression or her amazing profile facial side image.” A tough choice, Carl. What should he do, you guys? See more pics of his latest tattoos at the link! [Celebuzz] [Photos: Celebuzz/Carl McCoid]
In my dreams, Miley and Sinead decide to be grown ass women who, at the end of the day, respect each other’s work, go out for a beer and have a cool, smart, healthy debate about sexual expression/exploitation in the music biz. Then they head to the studio and record a song together and it is awesome. I am losing hope of this actually happening in real life, so Robin Skouteris‘s excellent mashup of Sinead’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” will have to do. [via Jezebel]
“I have to say that I’m disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualized performances and videos. You know the ones I’m talking about. It seems obvious that certain record companies are peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment. As if the tidal wave of sexualized imagery wasn’t already bombarding impressionable young girls enough. I believe in freedom of speech and expression, but the market forces don’t give a toss about the notion of boundaries. As long as there’s booty to make money out of, it will be bought and sold. It’s depressing to see how these performers are so eager to push this new level of low.Their assumption seems to be that misogyny — utilized and displayed through oneself is totally fine, as long as you are the one creating it. As if it’s all justified by how many millions of dollars and YouTube hits you get from behaving like pimp and prostitute at the same time. It’s a glorified and monetized form of self harm.”
’80s British singer Annie Lennox from The Eurythmics wrote a post on Facebook this Saturday clearly directed at Miley Cyrus (“You know the ones I’m talking about”). A skeptical Lennox hopped aboard the same bandwagon as Sinead O’Connor, who last week alleged that Cyrus is being exploited by the record industry and needs to have better handlers. Cyrus was rudely dismissive of O’Connor’s open letter last week, comparing the singer who has struggled with mental illness to Amanda Bynes.
It was classy of Lennox to write these comments without calling out the twerking singer directly — but nevertheless, she found herself adding more commentary on Sunday:
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