Despite what the Parents Television Council would have you believe, Miley Cyrus is still a Disney girl at heart.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer hit up Disneyland on Saturday (Feb. 28), where she ran into an old friend: Pluto the dog.
“Reuniting with Pluto,” Miley captioned the photo. “Long time no see.” That’s really sweet. Now, who’s going to break it to her that Pluto’s a cartoon character and the “dog” she’s hugging is actually some rando in a fursuit?
The 22-year-old singer didn’t hit up the park alone. Boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger and little sister Noah Cyrus were along for the ride, too — even when that ride got scary af.
Come this March, the 2015 YouTube Music Awards will honor artists in a whole new way.
For this year’s event, the YouTube Music Awards picked 50 winners based on views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months.
Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, OK Go, Rihanna, Charli XCX, Drake, Big Sean, Sia and Sam Smith are among the winners, according to a press release.
Unlike the inaugural 2013 show, which was live, the 2015 event will try out a new format. For the event, YouTube is working with nine artists (hopefully more soon), including some on the list as well as emerging artists, to create original music videos. They will debut all at once at 10 a.m. PT on March 23.
Charli XCX, Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Max Schneider, Migos, Megan Nicole, Cahoots, Nicky Jam and Shamir will get the video treatment.
VICE has been enlisted to produce the event and A-list music video directors have been selected to helm the clips from both established chart-toppers and up-and-coming artists. Fans will also be able to get in on the fun. The press release notes that artists will take some fans behind-the-scenes and invite others to be a part of the videos.
Madonna has said she “loves” Miley Cyrus.
Filming The Jonathan Ross Show in London, the singer dismissed criticism voiced by veteran singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell that women in pop are sexually exploited.
“We live in a different time,” she told Ross. “Image is a big part of our work. We are exploring our sexuality.” In Mitchell’s era, she suggested, “I don’t think sexuality was something women were owning up to.”
“I love Miley [Cyrus], Gaga, all these guys,” she said.
When Ross pointed out that male pop stars weren’t quite so often seen stripped to their underwear, she replied, “Men aren’t as oppressed as women. Men have always objectified women. I was objectifying myself.”
Cyrus, a former child star, has been criticised for her overtly sexual behaviour and explicit music videos, such as the one that accompanied her single Wrecking Ball.
In an interview to be broadcast on ITV on March 14, Madonna appeared relaxed and healthy, having put her fall at the Brit Awards behind her. She laughed about flashing her posterior at photographers on the red carpet, blaming “that naughty devilish voice in my head that I sometimes listen to.”
Miley Cyrus is wishing her big bro Trace Cyrus a happy 26th birthday!
The “We Can’t Stop” singer took to Instagram earlier to post a cute Photoshopped pic of her and Trace with birthday decorations. “Happy birthday to the most baddddd a$$$ brothaaaa any chick could eva ask for @tracecyrus,” she captioned the sweet shot.
But Miley isn’t the only family member sending out b-day wishes to Trace. Miley’s little sister Noah Cyrus posted a flashback pic of her and him hugging with a long message.
“Here’s a big throw back. Happy birthday big brother. I love you so much,” Noah wrote. “Remember that day in the picture? U and Mason were goingg on tour and i couldnt stop crying because i didnt want you to go. Ive never wanted you to go anywhere. You mean the world to me. Im so proud of u for so many different reasons .. One of them is how dedicated u r youve been working so hard with your music since 17 and all of your dreams r now coming true. I Hope your birthday is amazing. I love you so much tracey. Thank you for being one of the best big brothers i could ever ask for. Ps. Youre really old @tracecyrus.”
As for mama Tish Cyrus, she wrote, “Happy Birthday @tracecyrus I cannot believe how fast time is going by… I feel like I blinked and you went from a little baseball player with a mullet to a grown man that Im so proud of. I love u so so much and pray that u have an incredible year!”
Miley Cyrus never misses a chance to make headlines.
And normally the superstar is being dissed for her I-do-what-I-want-and-don’t-care-what-you-think attitude. She has been putting out that edginess for a while now, ever since she broke out that tongue and foam finger for her performance with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke, clearly making a line in the sand between her in “real life” and her on-screen, squeaky clean character, Hannah Montana, of yesteryear.
She continued to do her own thing during her surprise performance at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary show. The Bangerz star showed she doesn’t need to wear crazy (or no) clothes or dance around all provocatively to make a big impact.
Cyrus took the stage during the anniversary special in a rockin’ white pants suit and proceeded to belt out the most beautiful version of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”
Her throaty, deep voice was pitch-perfect for this arrangement. She was backed up by a demur collection of instruments, including Fred Armisen nonchalantly playing tambourine in the background. And personally, I think the dude playing the bass drum almost stole the show from Cyrus; he was getting really into his own playing right behind her.
We kept hoping Simon might crash her performance since Cyrus crashed the opening monologue, but I think he might have been so taken aback by her performance, as we were, and thought she could handle it all on her own.
Cyrus used this epic SNL 40 show as a platform to silence all the haters and show the world that she’s got a damn good voice. And in my opinion, she totally shut it down, proving, beyond a doubt, why she is one of the top entertainers around today.
Fun fact for you: Cyrus and Simon are two entertainers in a small group who have both hosted and performed for Saturday Night Live! There’s your Jeopardy! trivia for the day. You’re welcome.
Now, don’t just take it from me. Let’s put her performance through to the ultimate litmus test: Twitter.
And the judges have decided. Cyrus’ performance: a total hit.
Check out some of the best tweets:
Miley Cyrus continues to surprise me. Love the way she owned that performance of “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” #SNL40
But for real @MileyCyrus rocked that performance. I can’t even understand the hate #SNL40
Say what you will about Miley Cyrus, but you can’t say her vocals aren’t killer.
Of course, there was a fair share of trolls, posting nothing but the usual trolly junk from people who clearly didn’t actually listen to her sing. Did Miley kill it or what?
After a brief appearance in the opening monologue of “SNL 40,” Miley Cyrus brought the house down towards the end of the night with a soulful, country-inflected cover of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”
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The song didn’t just feature Miley on vocals, though — and they were gorgeous, highlighting Miley’s highly underrated, excellently husky singing voice. It also had former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Fred Armisen on tambourine… And the entire band, and crowd, singing along.
For those of you more aware of the “Wrecking Ball” singer than Simon, it was a lovely tribute: Cyrus is one of the few guests to both host and perform on the show, and Paul Simon did the same. The only difference, Simon first pulled double-duty on the second ever episode of the show, on October 18, 1975.
So in a way, Miley wasn’t just paying tribute to a musical legend, she was also — and appropriately, for the 40th anniversary special — bringing that legacy full circle.
Now let’s have Paul Simon cover “Wrecking Ball” in the nude.
In a night already packed to the gills with celebrities, it was the appearance of Miley Cyrus — tongue and all — that got us screaming for more during the “SNL 40″ special that aired tonight (February 15) on NBC.
Miley has previously hosted “Saturday Night Live” twice: once in 2011, and again in 2013. Given her comedic chops, it should be no surprise that she killed it both times, but nothing prepared us for the hilarity that ensued when she took the stage during the epic celebration.
Joining frequent hosts Tom Hanks, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, as well as Chris Rock, Melissa McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and way more after the opening credits, Miley quipped that her double-duty hosting as host and musical guest wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
“I got paid twice,” Cyrus quipped. “$400, both times. Big bucks. Boom.”
Then Cyrus stood laughing in the background while legends Paul McCartney and Paul Simon dueted on “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” followed by clips from early “SNL” history.
Celebrities are people, too, you know.
Still, it is surreal to see this many in one room.
A radiant Sharon Stone is in the house, chatting away to Justin Timberlake, who must have missed the black-tie memo (open-necked shirt, needs a shave).
Eddie Redmayne is present and correct, all suited up, but he’s eclipsed by Mila Jovovich across the way – the preggers lady in red.
Gwyneth Paltrow arrives.
Sleek and chic in a black tuxedo, she takes her seat opposite Tom Ford.
RiRi is here, too, wearing one of Ford’s provocative ‘pasties’ numbers – white gown, totally sheer bodice, nipples just covered with sequins.
Miley Cyrus has also joined Ford’s Order of the Boob.
She’s in one of his beaded, black harness dresses – there’s a layer of tulle behind the straps, but in the flashbulbs, it disappears and she looks nearly naked.
The “just breathe” tattoo under her bra line (the first one she got, aged 17, back when she still had Hannah Montana hair) is clearly visible.
We’re at the ritzy amfAR Inspiration Gala fundraiser in LA, now in its fifth year, and given the context, plus the fact she has brought her mum along as her date, Cyrus’s dress – or lack thereof – should be shocking.
Only somehow it isn’t, because our favourite provocative popstrel has made an art form out of flashing her assets.
And like her Wrecking Ball tankini, this evening’s outfit is positively chaste compared to the bodysuits from her Bangerz tour.
Can you feel all the love in the air?!
Valentine’s Day is officially here and Hollywood’s favorite couples are celebrating the special day in the cutest ways possible.
New mom Zoe Saldana took time out of her romantic afternoon to share a candid snapshot with her man Marco Perego. “Happy Valentine’s Day my love,” she captioned before sharing a kiss by the water. “Thank you for being born and for being the most precious creature in my universe.”
Others like Miley Cyrus couldn’t wait until Saturday to celebrate!
On Friday night, the “We Can’t Stop” singer joined boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger for what looks to be a romantic dinner out. “Val,” she captioned the photo while taking a selfie with her main squeeze.
She was later treated to a giant bouquet of flowers and dozens of giant balloons. Now that’s what every girl wants to wake up to on a Saturday morning.
And while we eagerly wait to see more precious Instagram photos throughout the evening (because that’s really when the romance heats up), we’ve found more than a few couples already celebrating.
What do you make of Miley Cyrus?
I like her. She seems like she doesn’t care what people think. People are always telling her she’s dirty or crazy or trashy, and she doesn’t care. I love that about her. In her peer group, she stands out.
When you look back on your career, what part do you think you played in changing taboos about growing up female in America?
I don’t think there was one part. I think it’s an ongoing activity in my life. I’m continuing to open doors for the women behind me. I don’t know many women who have had a successful career in pop music as long as I’ve had. And I waited until I was older to have children. I raised children and wasn’t married. And I continue to express myself — my sexuality — in my 50s, even though that’s also considered taboo, and I get a lot of shit for it. But in 20 years, Miley Cyrus probably won’t get shit for it. Then, it’ll be like, “Oh, yeah, that’s nothing new.”
Miley Cyrus has been rallying to fight homelessness since the 2014 VMAs, when she brought formerly homeless youth Jesse Helt as her date. Now, it seems, she’s pulling together all manner of famous friends to join her Happy Hippie Foundation, whose goal is to “[rally] young people to fight injustice, starting with youth homelessness.”
This week, the likes of Ariana Grande, Against Me‘s Laura Jane Grace and Cody Simpson began tweeting and Instagramming in support of Miley’s foundation, which she announced in September 2014, according to the Facebook page.
“thaaannk u @mileycyrus @happyhippiefdn for having me be a part of somethinnnnn so beautiful. here’s to raising awareness and stopping as much judgment, labeling, and unkindness as we cannnnn!!! u are beautifulll @mileycyrus,” Grande wrote on Instagram, sharing the below snap.
Grace, in turn, shared a photo of Miley and her having what appears to be a backyard jam session, while Cody Simpson announced he would be donating all proceeds from merch related to his new song “Flower” — for which Cyrus designed the cover art — to Happy Hippie.
The “Wrecking Ball” singer jumped into the activist lifestyle this past summer when Jesse Helt, her homeless date, accepted her award for Video of the Year.
“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,” Helt said on stage at the awards show. “I know this because I am one of these people.”
At the time, Cyrus was raising awareness for My Friend’s Place, the organization where she met Helt, but it seems that now the musician has decided to strike out on her own with Happy Hippie. (Incidentally, her art collection is called “Dirty Hippie,” so it seems that brand is here to stay.)
We’re not sure just yet exactly how Happy Hippie plans to fight homelessness — aside from donating proceeds from various projects to charities — but Cyrus certainly has turned some heavy-hitters to the cause, so we’ll keep an eye on that space.
Miley Cyrus has removed her short film Tongue Tied from the NYC Porn Film Festival, claiming that she didn’t know it was a porn festival.
The video, which shows Cyrus in fetish gear and latex nipple covers, has been withdrawn from the event.
The singer’s spokesperson said they were under the impression it was a “shorts screening at the artist-ran space Secret project Robot”, which is a venue in New York. Cyrus’ team said that the email chain in which the company confirmed the video could be screened made no reference to the fact it was a porn festival.
Organiser Simon Leahy was asked to remove the film from the festival listings by Cyrus’ representatives, which he did.
Cyrus’ spokesperson said: “Miley was proud to make a film with acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Jones. She did not instigate this festival submission and is not participating in any way.”
Leahy told Page Six: “Obviously the story went totally viral that freaked everyone out. We don’t want to cause any harm to Miley and her image.”
He went on to defend the artistic integrity of the festival, saying that it’s more high-end than many might expect.
“We are an art festival,” Leahy argued. “Even though we’re using the work porn, we’re not some cheap LA porn award festival.”
Saturday Night Live is packing its 40th anniversary special airing Sunday at 8 p.m. with so many famous people that it had to add an extra 30 minutes to avoid cutting anyone’s time short.
According to Deadline, SNL 40 just added former hosts Bradley Cooper, Miley Cyrus and Edward Norton to the now 3 1/2 hour-long special. They also added old-school cast members Billy Crystal, Kevin Nealon, Ana Gasteyer, Colin Quinn, Joe Piscopo, Tim Meadows and Will Forte.
Not only is the special now longer than The Godfather II (and coincidentally, features its star Robert De Niro), but NBC today launched an SNL 40 app so you can OD on 800 episodes streamed on your smartphone along with all kinds of SNL info to geek out on and customization tools that let you search by era and cast member.
The app also comes with an SNL emoji keyboard, which is great, because sometimes you can only express yourself by typing Stefon, Stefon, Conehead, dick in a box, cowbell.
Global superstar, Miley Cyrus announced today she will release BANGERZ TOUR, a DVD featuring performances off her Grammy nominated BANGERZ album (RCA Records) on March 24th through RCA Records. BANGERZ TOUR will be available at both physical and online retailers.
Last year, Miley Cyrus, who Time Magazine called one of the “most dynamic performers of her generation”, took the world by storm as she brought her BANGERZ TOUR to fans across the world. The highly anticipated DVD features show stopping performances from tour stops in Barcelona and Lisbon, along with behind-the-scenes content focusing on the tour and her personal life. Idolator praised the tour as “weird and wonderful” and USA Today raved that “Cyrus has the charisma and maybe the smarts to be the post-Madonna Madonna”.
Miley gives larger than life performances of SMS (Bangerz) , 4×4, Love Money Party, FU and Get It Right. BANGERZ TOUR also includes countrified covers of Hey Ya! by Outkast and Jolene by Dolly Parton, as well as, party anthems We Can’t Stop and Party in the USA.
Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. Additionally, during release week, Bangerz hit #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”, off Bangerz have already sold 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. “Wrecking Ball” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks. It became Miley’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and her fastest-flying top 10 on Radio Songs. “Wrecking Ball” also hit #1 on Spotify and during its debut week broke the record for most streams in a week for ANY track EVER on Spotify in the US. The music video for “Wrecking Ball” quickly reached CERTIFIED status, Vevo’s milestone for videos delivering 100 million views in less than a week.
Bangerz received rave reviews including Entertainment Weekly calling it “…utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won’t settle for just shocking us.” US Weekly declared it “the year’s most titillating pop explosion” awarding the album “4 stars (out of 4).”