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).”
Miley Cyrus may have brought mom Tish Cyrus to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean things are cooling off between her and beau Patrick Schwarzenegger.
The couple had a pre-Grammy date Saturday evening at Clive Davis’s Pre-Grammy Gala where they sat side-by-side during performances by Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Smokey Robinson.
After the event, Cyrus, 22, and Schwarzenegger, 21, continued their PDA at The h.wood Group’s new club Henry’s.
“They were kissing and cuddling at a VIP table,” says an onlooker. “They whispered in each other’s ears and were smiling and laughing.”
Dating since November, the duo have been nearly inseparable, vacationing, spending time with family and stepping out to events together.
“Miley is really into Patrick,” says a source. “He has her wrapped around his finger, but it goes both ways. Patrick would do anything at the drop of a dime for Miley and she loves the idea of that.”
Even so, the two are focused on having fun and aren’t rushing the relationship.
“Miley learned her lesson the hard way the first time and is being extra cautious about this relationship,” says the source about the singer, who had a tough split from ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth in 2013. “She doesn’t want to get her heart broken again.”
Miley Cyrus can now add “pornographic film festival” to her resume.
The pop star’s bondage-themed film “Tongue Tied” is set to appear in the NYC Porn Film Festival, according to the festival’s website.
“Miley Cyrus wears that bondage lightly. And literally,” ADULT magazine editor, Sarah Nicole Prickette, is quoted as saying on the site. “She stretches the definition of kink, making it pop.”
The “Wrecking Ball” singer’s nearly 3-minute short film, which she collaborated with Quentin Jones to create and often played during her “Bangerz” tour, first debut in May.
Now, it’s among a roster of adult films that also includes “Tila Tequila: Backdoored & Squirting.”
“On stage, riding a giant hot dog, she grins like the girl who yells loudest in the ‘penis!’ game,” Prickette said of Cyrus’ film, which premieres Feb. 27 in the festival held in Brooklyn. “She could stop, actually, if she wanted to … but she won’t.”
For her first-ever nomination, Miley Cyrus made sure to make a bang at the Grammy Awards.
The 22-year-old singer turned heads on the red carpet wearing a seductive Alexandre Vauthier cut-out gown at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Bangerz artist left no room for underwear in the backless design that while floor length, certainly showed off her figure.
Miley – who is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album – donned a long black dress that featured triangle cut-out pieces on her torso and hips.
She went braless showing off her bare back with only delicate strings elegantly holding her ensemble together.
The blonde beauty slicked back her short locks in a sleek hairdo and kept her makeup to a minimum to display her flawless complexion.