It really is a party all over the U.S.A.
After nearly a week of parties, PDA and did we mention parties in Miami, Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger have left town and moved west to Nashville for some quality time together.
In a new Instagram post, the 21-year-old University of Southern California college student revealed his newest location while hanging out with his girl and a few close friends.
“Good old Nashville,” he wrote as Cyrus gave a thumbs up while sitting on his lap. When looking closely, you may also recognize the one and only Cody Simpson nearby.
That’s right, Gigi Hadid’s on-again, off-again boyfriend joined the campfire fun Saturday evening.
“Spending a few days at a ranch in Nashville with some real good people,” he wrote on Instagram before grabbing his guitar and singing with Cyrus. “A little Johnny cash by the fire never hurt nobody.”
All this traveling around the country, however, got us thinking about Schwarzenegger’s life as a college student. According to USC’s academic calendar, the last week of classes for the fall semester was Dec. 1, the same time he was in Miami.
And with finals beginning Dec. 10, we have to wonder how the studious student is making time to study.
Putting school aside, both Schwarzenegger and Cyrus have made it clear that they really enjoy spending time together.
Whether at college football games, dinners by the beach or even at penis-themed birthday parties, the pair is staying close throughout the holiday season.
“They might seem like an odd pairing, but they are quite good for each other,” a source told E! News. “They’ve been friends forever.”
And if you needed more proof that these two were the real deal, ask their closest friends.
“This is more than just a fling,” an insider asserted. “They look like they are falling in love with one another.” Think it’s safe to say they are now totally in love!
The first batch of nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday.
Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams revealed which musicians are in the running on CBS This Morning. “We don’t want to, like, geek out in front of everybody,” Williams, who learned he is a nominee, joked. “This is national TV.” The Grammys will be held on Feb. 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in L.A. and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
More Grammy nominations will be announced throughout the day via Twitter. It will culminate with the Album of the Year contenders revealed on A Very Grammy Christmas, airing on CBS Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
In all, there will be 83 categories. The full list will be revealed by 2 p.m. ET.
In a bizarre and emotionally transparent performance, Miley Cyrus mocked her own music, opened up about her dark year and belted out some Led Zeppelin. Oh yeah, and she smoked pot onstage.
Wearing a silver metallic Cleopatra wig and bright turquoise eye shadow, Cyrus kicked off a private, poolside show at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach singing a duet of “Super Freak” with a topless woman. Cyrus was among the top-billed acts during the star-studded week of the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach.
The 22-year-old singer performed mostly covers, including Led Zeppelin, the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and Johnny Cash, telling the audience she understood they were serious about real art and probably weren’t fans of her pop-music style.
“You thought (Art Basel) was a respected place where you could escape me,” said Cyrus, who talked about her difficult year after her twerking performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and the death of her dog.
The former Disney star said it took her to a dark place and made her realize many things she was doing seemed meaningless.
“This year has constantly challenged me, and that’s why I started doing art,” she said before launching into a song she wrote after her friend’s cat spoke to her in a dream. She also played the macabre song on the piano, abruptly banging on the keys at the end, saying she was sick of talking about death and wanted to move on to something fun.
Later in the show, she donned a massive rainbow with a cutout for her head, while two other performers wore mushroom costumes. At one point, two costumed sharks and a penis ran across the stage. Despite distractions of bubbles floating through the air and falling confetti, one thing stood out ? her vocal chops.
“Usually I don’t smoke weed and drink, well that’s a lie … usually I don’t smoke weed and drink on show days, but I felt like it was fine in Miami,” said Cyrus, whose boyfriend, Patrick Schwarzenegger, also attended the party, hosted by designer Tommy Hilfiger, art dealer Jeffrey Deitch and V Magazine. Schwarzenegger is the eldest son of actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife, journalist Maria Shriver. She is a member of the Kennedy family.
Offstage, art abounded as a trio of nude women covered in body paint, wearing only giant wigs and black thigh-high boots, posed for pictures. Neon necklace-clad plastic baby dolls were tucked into the branches of trees surrounding the pool.
Inside several poolside cabanas, art installations showed video images of Cyrus with a neon green Oz-like background alongside strangely photo-shopped images of her and messages accusing her of torturing her real fans and urging her to “stop posting terrible art.”
At the Hauser & Wirth booth at Art Basel in Miami Beach, artnet News spotted gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, who organized Wednesday night’s Miley Cyrus concert party with Tommy Hilfiger and V magazine. Deitch was handing out wristbands for the hot invitation-only event at the Raleigh Hotel (see “Inside Miley Cyrus’s Exclusive ABMB Concert”).
And while he did so, he was talking up the 22-year-old pop star’s art, assuring collectors that “she’s the real deal.”
Deitch reportedly visited Cyrus at her home in LA, where he apparently fell in love with her colorful assemblages made of toys and trinkets thrown onstage by fans during her tours. Roadies sweep it all up and ship it back to LA where Cyrus gets down to work.
“It’s southern outsider art,” Deitch said. “Very close to Mike Kelley,” he added, agreeing with a collector’s comparison. “We have a remarkable situation where someone channels her vision through music, art, theater, and fashion.”
The former L.A. MOCA director promised a huge opening number tonight and advised arriving at least a half hour early to ensure entry.
When artnet News asked if we might snag a wristband, Deitch claimed that if he let anyone else come “the city’s going to shut us down.”