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 »