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By admin on Sep 01, 2014 • News0 Comments

On being a role model:
“I don’t put myself up on a pedestal and say ‘look at me I’m an example’. The only thing that I’m an example of is, like, freedom. Especially in this time that the energy of the world is shifting from male energy to female energy.”

On re-inventing herself:
“I just had to become this person that’s sitting in this chair right now, if I didn’t I just felt there was something inside of me that was going to explode and … I had to set myself free.”

On happiness:
“I think it’s important for people to realise that we all have our own lives and we have to live them the way that makes us the happiest.”

On values:
“I tell people you know going to the club doesn’t make me a bad person, going to church doesn’t make you a good one.”

“If I pass somebody and I feel like I’ve got to help them or I feel connected to with them I can’t help myself I have to.”

On drugs:
“I put some picture of me smoking weed … on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad but it’s not like I’m sitting around telling a bunch of kids to do a bunch of drugs ”

On breaking up with Liam Hemsworth:
“I think I’m speaking to women and it’s not because I went through a breakup — I love Liam and Liam loves me but it’s about finding yourself and sometimes you have to separate yourself from everyone. ”

On Elvis:
“He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a slut because he wasn’t a girl.”

On pop culture:
“You know what hurts your brain? Googling yourself. You know what hurts your brain? Instagram. You know what hurts your brain? Reading comments on Facebook. You know what hurts your brain? Reading US Weekly.”

On childhood fame:
“I kind of feel like I am Truman sometimes, and I’m waiting for someone to say ‘this is a joke everyone has been watching you since you were little’ and it’s kinda true.”

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By admin on Aug 31, 2014 • News0 Comments

They called off their engagement in September 2013, but it seems that Miley Cyrus still has strong feelings for her former fiance Liam Hemsworth.

The 21-year-old American opened up about her emotions for the Hunger Games actor during an interview on Australia’s Sunday Night television show.

‘I love Liam, Liam loves me’, the Bangerz singer told Channel Seven reporter Chris Bath.

Talking about her single Wrecking Ball, which it has been speculated was inspired by the deterioration of the couple’s relationship, the Nashville-born beauty said, ‘it’s about finding yourself.

‘I had to set myself free.’

The couple who met whilst starring on The Last Song in 2010 started dating shortly after.

Liam proposed to Miley in 2012, but in 2013 they announced they were separating.

Billy Ray Cyrus’s daughter also used the interview to air her feelings on feminism, the criticisms she faces for her risque onstage antics, and her philosophy on life.

The twerking queen whose sexualised MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke sent shock waves across the world, spoke about her less is more approach to fashion.

‘That’s just what I like to wear,’ said the former Hannah Montana star.

‘I never think about what someone is going to think. I’ve always been into fashion.

‘I grew up around Dolly Parton who is all… tits.

In the indepth one-on-one interview Cyrus urged women to ‘just be yourself’, saying that she views herself as being a ‘strong female figure’.

She went on to joke that Elvis Presley was the original twerker.

‘Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking. Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was,’ Cyrus said.

‘He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a s*** because he wasn’t a girl.
‘It’s that double standard and I think I’m doing something for the double standard.’

The social media lover who posts pictures of herself smoking marijuana on Instagram also responded to criticisms that she advocates drug taking by uploading the snaps.

‘I wasn’t brought up thinking marijuana is bad’, she said after saying that she doesn’t promote doing drugs.

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By admin on Aug 31, 2014 • News0 Comments

Miley Cyrus thinks Google and Instagram are more harmful to your brain than drugs.

In an interview with Sunday Night promoting her upcoming Australian tour, the 21-year-old former Disney star opened up about her evolution from squeaky clean Hannah Montana to pot smoking, peroxide blonde, twerking pop star.

“Does it ever bother you that drugs could hurt your brain?” interviewer Chris Bath asked referring to the Wrecking Ball star’s 23rd tattoo which reads, “Love your brain”.

“Do you know what hurts your brain? Googling yourself. You know what hurts your brain? Instagram. You know what hurts your brain? Sitting there and reading the comments on Facebook. I have a 14-year-old sister and I go through her comments and people are calling her a slut and that’s a 14-year-old. So I think that’s hurting your brain,” she said.

“I put pictures of me smoking weed, I’m not going to lie, on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad.

“I don’t promote it in my songs or say it, it’s not like I’m sitting around telling a bunch of kids to do a bunch of drugs,” the singer with a social media fan base of more than 80 million said.

She also touched on her break up with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. The couple broke off their engagement in 2013 before Cyrus released her fourth album, a project she called a “break up album”, Bangerz.

“I love Liam and Liam loves me and it’s about finding yourself and sometimes you have to separate yourself from everyone. I just had to become this person who is sitting in this chair right now, if I didn’t I just felt like there was something that was going to explode and I had to set myself free,” she said.

Since setting herself free, Cyrus has become renowned for her barely there costumes. However not wearing much has done wonders for her style cred within the fashion world. She regularly works with controversial photographer Terry Richardson, was cast by Marc Jacobs to front his Spring 2014 campaign and will feature in a fashion spread shot by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld in an upcoming issue of V magazine.

“I’ve always been into fashion. I was brought up around Dolly Parton who was all tits … and both my parents are covered in tattoos and are really cool, when they were teaching us how to be it was to become good people on our own, it was never, ‘You should do this because if you don’t people are going to think this way’,” she said.

Cyrus also rejected claims that her now infamous performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke exploited women.

“No one talked about him or what he was doing, it was all my fault. It’s funny, I just never thought anything about it. Literally, I never thought ‘Oh this is like a married dude that I’m dancing with this way’.

“Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was twerking. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a slut because he wasn’t a girl. It’s that double standard and I think I’m doing something for that double standard of women being able to represent sexuality as much as men and not being called names for it,” she said.

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By admin on Aug 30, 2014 • News0 Comments

Miley Cyrus is not just a pop star — she’s also a rebel.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer graces the cover of V Magazine’s Rebel Issue, and the editorial, described as a collaboration between Cyrus, photographer Karl Lagerfeld and stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, features the star winking at her image as a provocateur.

Cyrus bares a lot of skin in a black-and-white photo that sees her wearing an athletic-themed ensemble that includes thigh-high boots that resemble cleats, as well as a white robe that exposes part of her breasts.

Another photo shows the 21-year-old only wearing a pink turtleneck sweater while holding a clutch that resembles giant lips — complete with red tongue — between her legs.

In the interview, Cyrus fires back at those who think there’s nothing more to her than the star who popularized twerking.

“I know that I’m not a pop pop dumb dumb,” the pop star said in the interview. “I know that I’m not. I’m a lot more than someone who just goes and shakes her a– onstage.”

“I think it’s kind of funny to mess with people and rile them up,” she continued, “because I’m actually the most chill person and it’s just funny to watch the world get out of their minds over things that are so irrelevant and don’t matter.”

The star could be turning over a new leaf: She recently demonstrated a more thoughtful side of herself at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, when she had a formerly homeless man accept her award to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness.

She also revealed during a pre-show interview that she has “retired” from twerking.

V Magazine’s Rebel Issue hits newsstands Sept. 10.

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By admin on Aug 29, 2014 • Media,News0 Comments

She’s never one to shy away from controversy and Miley Cyrus lives up to her reputation in her upcoming interview with Chris Bath on Sunday Night.

The acclaimed Australian journalist sat down with the 21-year-old for a one-on-one for the Channel Seven current affairs program, and the Wrecking Ball singer doesn’t hold anything back.

Talking about her famous shift from child star to raunchy celebrity, Cyrus calls out Hollywood’s ‘double standard’ when it comes to her famous dance move.

‘Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking,’ she tells Bath.

The interview is set to air on Channel Seven on Sunday at 8.45pm.

‘Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was.

‘He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a sl** because he wasn’t a girl.

‘It’s that double standard and I think I’m doing something for the double standard.’

The interview, which airs on Sunday, then gets into Cyrus’ risky fashion choices – something fans will get to see plenty of when she arrives for her Australian tour in October.

‘That’s just what I like to wear,’ said the former Hannah Montana star.

‘I never think about what someone is going to think. I’ve always been into fashion.

‘I grew up around Dolly Parton who is all… tits.

‘This dress is right out of her kind of book, I just don’t fill it the way she does.’

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By admin on Aug 29, 2014 • News0 Comments

Even though Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande are both 21, the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana is definitely Grande’s pop music elder.

So it was fitting that after Sunday night’s VMAs — which found both ladies going home with Moonmen — Cyrus reached out to Grande with a congratulatory gift: Roses and Hydrangeas (don’t tell Madonna about the latter).

a special baby love sent me flowers… @mileycyrus u are the cutest angel pie in da world pic.twitter.com/MI03SN7deW

Cyrus won Video of the Year on Sunday night thanks to her “Wrecking Ball” clip, while Grande nabbed Best Pop Video for “Problem.”

So is this a new BFF alert? Maybe, but it’s kinda hard to imagine Grande getting down with the Flaming Lips.

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By admin on Aug 29, 2014 • News0 Comments

More than $200,000 has already been raised for My Friend’s Place, a Los Angeles support center for homeless youth, following Sunday night’s Video Music Awards. During the award ceremony, 22-year-old Jesse Helt accepted Miley Cyrus’s award in the Video of the Year category (for Miley’s already classic “Wrecking Ball”).

Helt gave a moving speech about the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth across the United States “who are starving, lost and scared for their lives.” Helt, who is currently seeking support from My Friend’s Place, said he had “survived” in shelters all over Los Angeles. Miley cried while he spoke.

Her plans for both Helt and My Friend’s Place appear to just getting started: “Now is just the beginning for me,” Miley adds in a video message.

Jesse Helt’s mother Linda helped identify him following his big moment. She told The Oregonian he had grown up in Salem, Oregon, but moved to Los Angeles a few years back “because he wanted to make it on his own.” Like many young people, Helt reportedly wants to break into the worlds of acting and modeling in particular, but fell on hard times along the way. At one point, his mom said, he called home and told her he “was living in a bush.”

She’s a big fan of Miley, as you’d expect (and as you should be, really), also noting that “Miley has taken Jesse to her heart and I’m really glad for [that].”

Though Linda Helt said her son had been planning to return to Oregon (at least temporarily) using money Miley had provided, confirmation of an outstanding warrant may complicate his travel plans. Court officials told Inside Edition Tuesday that a warrant for Helt’s arrest in Oregon remains in place for probation violation, following a 2010 incident (described as an attempted burglary), which saw him charged with both criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

My Friend’s Place executive director, Heather Carmichael, spoke with The Daily Mail, describing Helt as “incredibly brave.” Helt met Miley when she visited My Friend’s Place last week and met with some of the residents. “I really feel like that Miley has a genuine intention to raise awareness,” Carmichael said. Miley has apparently committed to helping him out, she added, saying she’s confident “they are working on a plan that is going to benefit him.”

Miley planned the charitable moment to capitalize on the cultural cache she carries, she explained to Ryan Seacrest during an appearance on his radio show Monday. “There’s going to be talk, so what do I want them to talk about? If I’m going to be given this loud of a voice and this big of an image and this big of a platform and this huge of an opportunity to talk to young people in American right now, what am I really trying to say?” she told Seacrest.

Miley has responded to all of the Jesse news via Twitter as well, and addressed all the buzz about the arrest warrant.

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By admin on Aug 28, 2014 • Gallery Update,News0 Comments

The fall “Rebel” issue of fashion glossy V won’t hit newsstands until September 10, but Miley Cyrus is already teasing her Karl Lagerfeld cover shoot for the publication on Instagram — with a nude photo, naturally. A forum member named Dieselmax on the site The Fashion Spot posted a snapshot of V‘s upcoming cover featuring Miley, where she’s posing in what looks like a revealing, blue plush swimsuit number while laying on a pile of stuffed animals.

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By admin on Aug 28, 2014 • News0 Comments

By admin on Aug 26, 2014 • News0 Comments

Miley Cyrus has fielded a fair amount of controversy since she traded in her once-squeaky clean image and conduct for a more risqué look and headline-grabbing antics. But the performer did something at MTV’s Video Music Awards last night that is capturing attention for a very different reason.

Cyrus, who won video of the year for her song “Wrecking Ball,” decided to let a formerly homeless man named Jesse accept the award on her behalf.

The singer, who was in the audience at the award show, looked on with tears in her eyes as the young man took the stage in her place and briefly shared the plight of the poor in America.

“Thank y’all, my name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now,” he said. “I know this because I am one of these people. Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.”

Jesse also encouraged the audience and viewers watching the award show to go to Cyrus’ website and Facebook page, where donations can be made to My Friend’s Place, a Hollywood shelter for the homeless, the New York Daily News reported.

yrus’ Facebook page notes that her efforts to help end youth homelessness are just beginning, but that she’s starting by helping My Friend’s Place and encouraging people to donate.

“For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th,” she wrote. “You’ll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house.”

Last year, Cyrus was the focal point at the Video Music Awards, but for a very different reason. As you may recall, she performed in a scantily clad outfit, sparking a nationwide debate about the impact of her antics on young people.

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By admin on Aug 25, 2014 • News0 Comments

Say it ain’t so!

Miley Cyrus may have made headlines last year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but at this year’s red carpet, she admitted that her next body of work is going to take on an entirely different direction.

“It’s a little psychedelic, but still in that pop world,” she told Sway Sunday evening.

She also revealed that she’s been working in the studio with her pals from the band The Flaming Lips in order to crank out some new tunes.

But unfortunately for all the Smilers out there, Cyrus’ devotees may need to wait a while before getting a chance to listen to the former Disney darling’s new music.

“This record might take me five years,” she explained.

She also added that she’s in no hurry or pressure to rush the creative process, saying, “I’ll just work on it until I’m done.”

And Cyrus may not have been shaking her booty at this year’s awards show, but she definitely stole the carpet in her stunning leather bandeau top and slacks.

During the show, Cyrus made quite the impression after watching Taylor Swift take the stage to perform her hit single “Shake It Off.”

We won’t put words into her mouth, but she looks, well, stunned to say the least.

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By admin on Aug 25, 2014 • News0 Comments

At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus officially brought the word “twerk” into the mainstream. This year, though, the “Wrecking Ball” singer has decided to pass her mantle to another lady with back: Nicki Minaj.

“With that ass … I ain’t got that ass,” the Video of the Year nominee told MTV’s Sway Calloway when he asked her about the fact that “Anaconda” recently broke “Wrecking Ball”s record for the most views in 24 hours. “I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that ass. Not that Anaconda.”

Dressed in a demure — by Miley standards — black leather dress with safety pins in her earlobes (maybe a nod to newly kindled interest punk rock?), Miley announced to Sway and pre-show host Lucy Hale: “I’ve retired [from twerking], yeah. I’m making some music right now with The Flaming Lips. It’s different. It’s a little psychedelic.”

Yup, it looks like Cyrus is reinventing herself — yet again. However, her dedication to the music remains consistent. “I live to be in the studio, that’s my favorite part, is bunkering down, working on a record,” she said. “This record might take me five years. I don’t know. I’m just going to work on it until I’m done.”

“It’s not about twerking — it’s about music,” she added.

We’re excited to see what post-twerk Miley is up to — even if that means waiting half a decade for her to emerge from that giant teddybear-shaped cocoon.

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By admin on Aug 25, 2014 • News0 Comments

Miley Cyrus’ naked-swinging, hammer-licking music video for “Wrecking Ball” has won her the coveted Video of the Year gong at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The former Disney star, 21, scooped the top prize ahead of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love”, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, Sia’s “Chandelier” and Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.

But Cyrus surprised everyone by giving her time in the spotlight to a young homeless man named Jesse, who walked on stage to accept her trophy for her.

Jimmy Fallon held the microphone out for him to explain how viewers could donate to Hollywood homeless centre Mr Friend’s Place. Cyrus, meanwhile, somewhat dramatically sobbed.

More details about the worthy cause can be found on Cyrus’ Facebook page.

Despite her VMAs success and much adoration from fans on social media, Cyrus also announced that she has passed the twerking baton on to none other than US rapper Nicki Minaj.

Cyrus became the talking point of the 2013 ceremony following her raunchy “Blurred Lines” duet with Robin Thicke, but it was Minaj’s ’enthusiastic’ dance moves that stole this year’s show.

On the red carpet before the event kicked off, Cyrus was asked by MTV about “Anaconda” breaking “Wrecking Ball”s record for the most Vevo views in 24 hours.

“I ain’t got that ass,” she said, simply. “I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that ass. Not that Anaconda.”

Cyrus opted for a much more covered outfit than last year’s nude latex bikini, choosing a black leather top and trousers instead.

“I’ve retired (from twerking), yeah,” she declared. “I’m making some music right now with The Flaming Lips. It’s different. It’s a little psychedelic. It’s not about twerking – it’s about music.”

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By admin on Aug 23, 2014 • News0 Comments

If she lost her shit, you’d forgive her. After all, Miley Cyrus is being chased by fans who are bellowing so loudly she can’t hear herself talk, let alone console her new pets — a puppy called Emu and a piglet called Bubba Sue — who are sitting restlessly on her lap.

And in just a few hours she’ll perform her Bangerz show in Chicago for thousands of fans, the last US date of a demanding headlining tour that started way back in February and, as TimeOut is announcing today, will land in New Zealand in October.

Sitting in the back of a car amid these chaotic scenes, Cyrus is also trying to answer questions from a journalist who’s blathering at her with an equal mix of nerves, excitement and fascination. Any normal person would be tearing their hair out with stress.

But Cyrus is as cool as a twerking cucumber.

“Sorry, just one second … people are yelling and chasing our car right now and I can’t hear you … they’re all fans and it’s cool, I just couldn’t hear you …

right, where were we?”

It’s a good question. Because while we were getting a snapshot glimpse at the hectic life of a walking headline generator, it’s important to remember that Cyrus is only 21 years old. The Nashville singer and daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus has spent half her life in the limelight, first as TV tween queen Hannah Montana, and more recently morphing into the heavily sexualised twerking pop princess and chart darling known by just one word: “Miley”.

Now, the world follows Miley’s every move. Every tweet is a headline, every Instagram a trend, every twerk a cause for outrage, every song inspiration for entire YouTube channels of cover versions and copycats.

But if Cyrus is feeling the weight of expectation, she’s not showing it.

“I’m pretty chill and happy with what I’m doing,” she says. “I don’t feel any pressure to sell things. I tell everybody I wouldn’t care if I was just playing clubs. As long as I’m playing music I don’t care how many people I play for. As long as one person turns up and is rocking out and singing along, it doesn’t really matter to me.”

Cyrus has a fair few more people turn up to her shows than that. In October she’ll bring her Bangerz tour to New Zealand for the first time (see sidebar for show details), where she’ll perform in a venue that can fit about 12,000 fans.