Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking, to the appearance by Larry King, to the reference to his daughter Miley’s song “Wrecking Ball,” it’s more like a cesspool of poor decision-making. Watch — and listen! — at your own risk. The Cyrus family might be a greater threat to the quality of American pop culture than originally thought. [YouTube]
Just in case you had high hopes for better country music in 2014, Larry King has some very troubling news for you. Let’s all hope Billy Ray’s hip hop rebrand doesn’t include any twerking tips from Miley. [Saving Country Music]
The only reason I feel any sort of sympathy or human compassion for Miley Cyrus today, or ever, is because her dad just performed a song alongside Fred Durst on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Worst nightmares realized. Like, I would be so embarrassed if my dad were to so much as breathe the same air as Fred Durst, especially if my dad were already Billy Ray Cyrus. I thank god every day that my dad is my dad and not Billy Ray Cyrus.
Spoiler alert! On this morning’s episode of “The View,” Billy Ray Cyrus will divulge that he and Trish are back together. Following in the grand celebrity tradition, Billy Ray has called off his divorce. “I want to put my family back together,” he said (err, will say). “Things are the best they’ve ever been… I feel like I got my Miley back. I feel like we’re the daddy and daughter we were before Hannah Montana.” I guess this goes to show that if you complain about it to GQ, it will come. Congrats to the Cyruses, on being a cohesive clan once again. [People] Keep reading »
“I’m scared for her. She’s got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I know she’s 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I’d like to try to help. Take care of her just a little bit, to at least get her out of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute. When you go through what she’s been through, it takes a beating on you. … I’ll tell you right now—the damn show ["Hannah Montana"] destroyed my family. I hate to say it, but yes, I’d take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I’d erase it all in a second if I could.”
—Billy Ray Cyrus pulls a Michael Lohan in the latest issue of GQ, talking extensively about how worried he is about his daughter, Miley Cyrus. I’m just still not sure what’s to gain by making these kinds of concerns public. Might I suggest talking to Miley over lunch instead? [GQ] Keep reading »
“Sorry guys. I had no idea. Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I’m so sad. There is much beyond my control right now.”
—Billy Ray Cyrus responds to the video of Miley that went up on TMZ.com this morning. In it, she talks about her “bad trip” after smoking a bong packed with salvia. It’s OK, Billy, it’s not your fault. Many kids do this kind of stuff. It’s usually just not taped for the world to see. [People] Keep reading »
It seemed rather abrupt when Miley Cyrus‘ parents, Billy Ray and Tish, announced that they were getting divorced last week after 17 years together. But now the tabloids are offering up a possible answer. Us Weekly is claiming that Tish had an affair with … yeah, I’m building the suspense … Bret Michaels.
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