No wonder Demi Moore ended up in such bad shape: She apparently had been hanging around with Miley Cyrus.
Nine days before the 49-year-old actress’ highly publicized breakdown and hospitalization, Moore was spotted partying with folks less than half her age at the 22nd birthday bash for Cyrus’ boyfriend, actor Liam Hemsworth, according to a new TMZ.com report.
All the attention after the Jan. 14 party at Los Angeles’ Club Icon up until now had been on the 19-year-old Cyrus, after the former Disney star posed in a suggestive manner with a cake shaped like a penis.
Sources told TMZ that Moore came to the party with her daughter Rumer and some young friends and drank Red Bull in the VIP section.
Moore suffered an apparent overdose on Jan. 23, and while investigators had have not officially confirmed reports the actress had been using whip-its at the time, there are drug references that were taken out of the 911 call tape that was released to news outlets.
“She can’t speak … she’s convulsing … we’re holding her down,” a friend can be heard saying in a 911 call, telling the operator that the actress had “smoked something” similar to incense.
Her trip to Club Icon seems to fit Moore’s pattern of purposely seeking out younger party companions in what gossip tabloids are labeling an obsession with her age and weight.
“She needed reassurance all the time that she was hot and sexy,” a source close to the actress recently told People. “As Demi got older, she convinced herself that she needed to stay young and skinny to remain attractive to her husband.”
Nineteen-year-old singer/actress Miley Cyrus has been something of a lightning rod for controversy of late, with several of her more questionable moments captured on tape, from smoking cigarettes and salvia and referring to herself as a “stoner” to posing with a provocative birthday cake and cursing at a fan who wanted a photo. Yet, all it takes to remind us that there is an incredibly talented young singer buried beneath all that media scrutiny is just four minutes. That’s the length of ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,’ Miley’s country-tinged contribution to the four-CD ‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.’
The bare-bones video for the acoustically-rendered tune has garnered airplay on MTV and VH1, as well as GAC and CMT. Miley’s sweet yet mournful interpretation has even earned favorable comparisons to her godmother, Dolly Parton, who remains a staunch defender of the young star, telling Parade magazine, “I remember myself at her age. We’ve all been a bit too hard on her. I hope she holds it together because there’s a world of things she can do. She should keep an eye on things and make wise decisions.”
Dolly, who also guested on Disney’s ‘Hannah Montana,’ which starred Miley and her dad, actor and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, is quick to defend Miley’s musical talents as well.
“She’s like a little Elvis!,” the country icon told The Boot. “The kids love her because she’s Hannah Montana, but what people don’t realize about her is she is such a fantastic singer and songwriter. She writes songs like she’s 40 years old! She’s really deep. I’m amazed at the talent that child has and the effect she has on people.”
Miley has certainly had an effect on YouTube viewers. Her official clip for ‘Lonesome,’ posted by Amnesty USA, has logged more than 2.2 million views. And while the young starlet may always have her detractors, the fact that she’s embraced a more country vibe with this track has earned such comments on the video site as “so much better as a country singer” and “that’s her genre right there.”
We heartily agree and we’re anxious to hear more in the same vein from the singer. Country fans are nothing if not forgiving, after all. Just ask Miley’s daddy. We’ve forgiven him for ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ (well, almost), so we can certainly look past his daughter’s youthful indiscretions, especially when we know what she’s capable of bringing to country music.
Miley is set to perform ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,’ (originally featured on Dylan’s landmark 1975 album, ‘Blood on the Tracks’) on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday, Feb. 6, as the talk-show host pays tribute to the work of Amnesty International.
Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest celebrity to sign up with Amazon.com
The singer of “Achy Breaky Heart” and father and former co-star of Miley Cyrus has a memoir, “Hillbilly Heart,” coming in spring 2013.
Amazon.com, which has been aggressively expanding its publishing operation, announced Thursday that Cyrus would discuss with “great candor” everything from his early years to life as the parent of a teen superstar. Cyrus and his daughter starred together in the hit TV series “Hannah Montana.”
Others with Amazon deals include actress-director Penny Marshall and actor James Franco. Those books, however, will not be available everywhere. Barnes & Noble Inc. announced earlier this week that it would not stock releases from its rival retailer.
GQ: According to Google, you have a pretty eclectic history with women.
Josh Bowman: Yeah, that’s another thing. I wouldn’t agree with some of the things that the press writes about and that’s all I have to say about that.
GQ: You mean about Miley? How would you describe you and her?
Josh Bowman: Well, it definitely wasn’t a relationship. We are mates and we did a movie together. She’s a very nice girl. There’s really nothing else that can be said.
Miley Cyrus can go from 0-60 in 5.3 seconds … without a top on … and all it cost her was a cool $127,000 … TMZ has learned.
Cyrus dropped by a Mercedes Benz dealership in Encino, CA last week … and drove off the lot in a brand new white 2012 SL550 convertible.
Sources close to Miley tell us … the former Disney star paid for the entire thing up front … because she can.
The best part … Miley didn’t even turn in her old car … a bodyguard drove it back to her pad so she could joyride in her new toy.
The lesson — it’s good to be rich.
Nick Jonas can’t escape Miley Cyrus. The youngest Jo-Bro has been out promoting his work in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and a source says his handlers have forbid interviewers from asking Jonas about his ex’s latest faux pas: posing for pics with current beau Liam Hemsworth’s phallic birthday cake. That didn’t stop a correspondent from Z-100’s Elvis Duran and “The Morning Show” from going there, though. Jonas politely replied that he had seen the pictures, but “preferred not to comment.” But why do we think he was relieved that she’s someone else’s problem now?
Guess Miley’s new year’s resolution to stop inhaling the cancer sticks is out the door. We caught the mega star puffing away in a car!
Just like us with our new fitness routines, it looks like Miley Cyrus is having a hard time sticking to her New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. What a bummer!
As we reported in late December, a pal of Miley’s claimed that the 19-year-old wanted to quit smoking as a new year’s resolution. Fast forward to a ridiculous long month later, and BAM! (Or should we say PUFF?!) OceanUp caught the singer/actress with a stick in her hand as she zoomed off in a car with friend Cheyene Thomas.
Although we don’t condone smoking, we can’t blame Miley too much. She’s had a rough couple of days, since attempting a front flip on her sofa and cracking her tailbone. Try to stay on the wagon, Miley!