One year ago Saturday Miley Cyrus released the album that changed everything: Bangerz. And, believe it or not, there was a time when she was totally stressed out about whether anyone would even show up for the accompanying tour.
But we know how this story ends: Miley is now an even bigger global superstar than she was before and the Bangerz Tour is a juggernaut that just keeps rolling. The singer and budding visual artist celebrated her Bangerz-versary over the weekend with the most Miley collage you can possibly imagine. There’s a topless pic, an R.I.P. Hannah Montana epitaph, some candles, plenty of other things that burn and, of course, a pair of FU balloons.
She also shared a bunch of fan gifts, because what’s a Bangerz-versary without a heavenly shot of Miley and all her pooches?
As Hollywood’s ultimate BFF, it’s no secret that Taylor Swift is all about her girls, from supporting their music to being there when they need advice.
While gushing about Emma Watson’s UN speech on gender equality during a recent interview with Canada’s Tout Le Monde En Parle, Taylor talked about how girls need to support rather than tear each other down.
“I think when it comes to females in the media, you’ll see something that kind of upsets me, which is that females are pinned up against each other, more so than men,” she said. “One thing I do believe as a feminist is that in order for us to have gender equality we have to stop making it a girl fight, and we have to stop being so interested in seeing girls try to tear each other down. It has to be more about cheering each other on, as women and that’s just kind of how I feel about it.”
Taylor then had the chance to put her words into action, as she was asked what she thought about Miley Cyrus and her sometimes crazy and revealing outfits. Of course Taylor had the perfect response.
“Honestly, I think that I cheer on anybody who is living their life on their own terms and wearing what they want to wear and representing what they want to represent,” Tay responded, staying true to herself without tearing Miley down. “I think that no other female artist should be able to tell me to wear less clothes and I’m not gonna tell any other female artist to wear more clothes.”
She added: “I just think that as long as it’s coming from them and they’re living their life on their own terms, I cheer them on.”
Crazy, loose, sluzzy, off the rails, druggy, these are all words synonymous with Miley Cyrus’ image these days.
The girl can sing – and manages to maintain an illustrious career in a very competitive industry – yet more often than not she’s described in a less-than-favourable light.
Is it because she smokes weed? Is it due to the skimpy outfits? Maybe the gyrating on stage and the tongue poking out has rubbed people up the wrong way? Maybe all of the above, but is the rep deserved?
I’ve had the pleasure of talking to Miley. Sure, it was over the phone and only for 10 minutes, but she was one of the most honest, forthcoming, articulate and smart women in the industry I’ve spoken to. She was respectful of the job I had to do. She understands the business. It’s difficult to understand why successful female artists suffer so much more in the hands of the media than their male counterparts.
What they wear, who they date, how much they drink is all under tight scrutiny. As quickly as we put them on a pedestal, we tear them down again. God help Taylor Swift if she is ever caught having a few too many wines.
Let’s be real here. It’s not about whether you’re a Miley fan or not, does she deserve to be called such names?
The question has to be asked, where is the same criticism for her male counterparts? I’m not saying they deserve to be dragged over hot coals – but neither does Miley. Who is she hurting? On the contrary, Miley is bringing joy to millions of people with her music and has started a huge charity campaign for homeless youth.
While there’s a big difference between Emma Watson and Miley, I would put them in the same category: Feminist. A category which all women should strive for.
Not burning your bra and hating men, but gender equality.
The social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. (Thanks to Beyonce for that line.)
In the words of Lily Allen, another wonderful champion of the cause, “It’s 2014, and it feels like we should be past the point of discussing feminism, because I believe we are at a point in our evolution as human beings where everybody should be of equal standing.” Amen, sister.
Liam Hemsworth has opened up about his break up from pop wild child Miley Cyrus, insisting there is “no bad blood”.
When quizzed about the Wrecking Ball singer, Liam – who was engaged to Cyrus in 2012 – revealed to NYLON Guys’ November issue:
“There’s not much to say; there’s no bad blood there.”
Following their shock split, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hunk was hounded by the press and romantically linked to a number of women, with Hemsworth telling the mag: “You never get used to it because you get followed and you get chased and it’s never a fun experience.
“I think when people see photos of you out and about in your personal life, they assume that you’ve asked for it or that you want that attention, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind asks for that kind of thing.”
The 24-year old went on to reveal that he’s become BFFs with Hunger Games co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, claiming: “I’ve been friends with all these people for so many years now.
“I’m so lucky to have Jennifer and Josh and Woody and all these other great people. We’ve created really strong bonds.”
Liam also graces the front cover of the Oct/Nov issue of NYLON Guys, which goes on sale October 2.
Nothing like some pampering paired with rest and relaxation!
While busy on tour in South America, Miley Cyrus recently recovered from her hectic concert schedule by taking a luxurious bubble bath all alone.
In an Instagram selfie from the other day, the 21-year-old pop star wears an exfoliating mask with a towel wrapped around her hair. Cyrus sticks her tongue out while her body is completely submerged in bathwater and bubbles with only her head afloat. “Getting romantic with myself,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer captioned the photo.
Keeping in the theme of getting clean, Cyrus also shared a sexy topless selfie of herself in the shower the other day. In the steamy shot, Cyrus holds her boobs with her arms to cover her nipples while imitating singer Sky Ferreira’s album cover. “Me as @skyferreira @cheythom,” she captioned the shot.
Cyrus has also been sharing lots of concert pics as of late. She posted one risqué shot of herself bending over and sticking her butt in the air while wearing only a thong onesie. She added that she can’t “wait for aus/nz! I miss my currrrrr!” she wrote.
In another, she dances in a Big Bird-inspired outfit and asked, “who’s coming out in Chile?!?!”
It looks like Miley Cyrus’ big brother, Trace, was experiencing a bit of buyer’s remorse earlier. The Metro Station member took to Twitter on Tuesday (September 30) to express regret over his extensive — and I mean extensive — collection of body art.
“So sad I ruined my body with all these stupid tattoos,” Trace tweeted to his followers, before cautioning: “Don’t get tattoos.”
But before long, the “Wrecking Ball” singer swooped in to play the role of the super-positive little sister, comforting her big bro’s achy breaky soul the best way she knew how: by offering to get more ink with him.
“You’re the coolest lookin dude I know!” Miley tweeted, along with the tempting hashtag proposition, “#lezgettattedwhenimhome.”
And it worked like a charm. The pop-rocker quickly changed his tune, telling his kid sis, “U know I’m down for more tatts.” Ah, isn’t sibling-bonding beautiful?
Miley Cyrus and Sky Ferreira are buds, and, as we know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Miley recreated Sky’s album cover in the shower. Because why wouldn’t you get naked in honor of your famous friend?
Miley has spot-on smudgy mascara, a demure facial expression and hair dripping wet. Here’s the non-nipple version of Sky’s album cover for Night Time, My Time.
The two musical pals tweet each other all the time — the funniest being the time Miley’s little sister Noah didn’t understand Sky’s “Rachel” haircut.