The 2015 Guinness World Records book won’t officially arrive until September 10, but we have a sneak peek on some star-studded achievements right… now!
First off, a major “yaaaas” is in order for the boys of One Direction — according to a release from the Guinness folks themselves, the band now has the honor of being the “First act to debut at No.1 with first three albums” with Midnight Memories, Up All Night and Take Me Home all debuting at the top spot.
“This really is one of our proudest moments, both for us and our incredible fans,” Niall Horan said. “Whenever we talk about it we always say how cool it is that we did it first, how sick is that?!”
Pretty sick, Niall. Pretty sick.
Additionally, Miley Cyrus now has the honor of being the “Most searched-for Pop Star on the Internet,” while Shakira is officially the “Most ‘liked’ person on Facebook.” (She reached 100 million in July, meaning she also wins “First person to reach 100 million likes on Facebook.”)
Metallica also had a pretty sweet year for the Records book — the band made history when they became the first (and, as of right now, only) band to perform a concert on all seven of the earth’s continents. They played a show in Antarctica called “Freeze ‘Em All,” which lead vocalist James Hetfield said was attended by “300 very curious penguins.”
Congrats are also in order for “Frozen,” which won “Highest box office film gross for an animation,” at $1.113 billion dollars and counting. On the boob tube side, “Game of Thrones” won “Most pirated TV program.” (When asked for comment, they said “Hodor.”)
Miley Cyrus isn’t backing down from her often eyebrow-raising onstage antics.
After a government-run group banned the 21-year-old pop star from performing a scheduled show in the capital of Santo Domingo on Sept. 13, which would have marked her first concert in the Dominican Republic, a source tells E! exclusively that Miley is taking a stand against the ban after her performance was prohibited.
We’re told that a legal challenge has been filed by the tour’s promotor in the Dominican Republic to remove the ban. The filing argues that an administrative decision made to ban artistic expression is in violation of the Dominican Republic constitution.
“Miley wants to defend artistic expression for all artists,” the source said.
The Dominican Republic’s national entertainment and radio commission (CNEPR) said in a statement on Thursday that the ban was issued because Cyrus performs “acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law,” local newspaper Hoy reported.
A poll commissioned by the outlet showed that 64 percent of participants agreed with the ban, while the rest opposed it, saying it violates freedom of expression.
The Santo Domingo concert was announced in June, about four months after Cyrus began her Bangerz tour, with a Dominican Republic tourism site promoting the forthcoming show as “spectacular” and “highly anticipated.”
Meanwhile, the “Wrecking Ball” beauty, whose tour continues this fall in South America, Australia and New Zealand, is next scheduled to perform in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 11.
Miley Cyrus has changed the name of her pet piglet to Pig.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer took to her Instagram account today (03.09.14) to post a photograph of herself and the hog – formerly known as Bubba Sue – and added a caption which revealed the swine’s strange new moniker.
She wrote to her 12.3 million followers:
“can’t handle the kiewness (ps bubba sue is now legally changed her name to PIG (aka pig pig)”
The pop princess adopted the animal in August when she described herself as the ”Happiest mommy ever,” posting several photos of her snuggling with the miniature porker to her social media accounts.
However, it seems Miley quickly tired of the swine’s original name, opting instead for the self-explanatory moniker.
In the last month, Miley has posted numerous photos of Pig on her Instagram account, including one of her kissing the animal and another in which the pink pet can be seen sniffing the kooky singer’s Calvin Klein underwear.
Other images have included a muddy Miley playing with the animal and another showing the ‘#Bangerz’ hitmaker’s handiwork after she painted the swine’s hooves red.
They’ve all been homeless. Tanya lived in van. Tokilupe ate out of dumpsters. Quay slept on buses. Michelle snuck into abandoned buildings for shelter.
After Miley Cyrus used her Video of the Year acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last month to bring awareness to homeless youth, they all shared stories about their own bouts with homelessness on her Facebook page.
Now, they have another thing in common: The “Wrecking Ball” singer has read their stories and responded to their emotional tales via the fairly new Facebook Mentions app.
In one response, the 21-year-old pop star stressed the importance of ending homelessness, giving another shout-out to the My Friend’s Place homeless center. For her VMAs speech, Cyrus let a representative of the center discuss youth homelessness.
“So beautiful that you can share this story with your daughters and it will keep them inspired to always help others,” Cyrus wrote in another response.
Her replies included personal messages that also mention mentioned the center.
It’s Footloose by way of Mean Girls principal Mr. Duvall: Mount Anthony Union High School principal Sue Maguire canceled the school’s upcoming homecoming dance because she is sick of seeing so much of a certain “highly sexualized form of dancing,” aka twerking, aka thanks, 2013 Miley Cyrus!
In a letter to the editor of the local Vermont paper, Maguire explains, in part, “Over the past couple of years, since Miley Cyrus took the stage ‘twerking’ at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students’ dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song. If you haven’t seen twerking, I would encourage you to research this online.”
Why, back in Maguire’s day, teens waited until after dances to go hook up in the parking lot. (To be fair to Maguire, her letter also outlines some problems with consent between students for various types of dancing.)
Never fear, hormone-addled teens of Mount Anthony Union High School: If teen movies have taught me anything, it’s that one fun-sucking principal rarely is able to shut anything down for long. I would encourage them to reserach this online.
Well wouldn’t THIS be an interesting match?
According to an unofficial poll taken by One Direction fans, Harry Styles should have his eye on Miley Cyrus.
1 in 5 voters believed that Miley would make the perfect match for the womanizer, who has been linked to many stars including Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner.
So much so, Miley beat out more obvious choices such as Selena Gomez and Katy Perry!
Now, was it Miley’s hammer-licking abilities or sexy bathtub antics that got Directioners clicking?
We don’t know whether Harry will actually date Miley anytime soon – but boy, wouldn’t that be something to see!
On being a role model:
“I don’t put myself up on a pedestal and say ‘look at me I’m an example’. The only thing that I’m an example of is, like, freedom. Especially in this time that the energy of the world is shifting from male energy to female energy.”
On re-inventing herself:
“I just had to become this person that’s sitting in this chair right now, if I didn’t I just felt there was something inside of me that was going to explode and … I had to set myself free.”
“I think it’s important for people to realise that we all have our own lives and we have to live them the way that makes us the happiest.”
“I tell people you know going to the club doesn’t make me a bad person, going to church doesn’t make you a good one.”
“If I pass somebody and I feel like I’ve got to help them or I feel connected to with them I can’t help myself I have to.”
“I put some picture of me smoking weed … on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad but it’s not like I’m sitting around telling a bunch of kids to do a bunch of drugs ”
On breaking up with Liam Hemsworth:
“I think I’m speaking to women and it’s not because I went through a breakup — I love Liam and Liam loves me but it’s about finding yourself and sometimes you have to separate yourself from everyone. ”
“He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a slut because he wasn’t a girl.”
On pop culture:
“You know what hurts your brain? Googling yourself. You know what hurts your brain? Instagram. You know what hurts your brain? Reading comments on Facebook. You know what hurts your brain? Reading US Weekly.”
On childhood fame:
“I kind of feel like I am Truman sometimes, and I’m waiting for someone to say ‘this is a joke everyone has been watching you since you were little’ and it’s kinda true.”
They called off their engagement in September 2013, but it seems that Miley Cyrus still has strong feelings for her former fiance Liam Hemsworth.
The 21-year-old American opened up about her emotions for the Hunger Games actor during an interview on Australia’s Sunday Night television show.
‘I love Liam, Liam loves me’, the Bangerz singer told Channel Seven reporter Chris Bath.
Talking about her single Wrecking Ball, which it has been speculated was inspired by the deterioration of the couple’s relationship, the Nashville-born beauty said, ‘it’s about finding yourself.
‘I had to set myself free.’
The couple who met whilst starring on The Last Song in 2010 started dating shortly after.
Liam proposed to Miley in 2012, but in 2013 they announced they were separating.
Billy Ray Cyrus’s daughter also used the interview to air her feelings on feminism, the criticisms she faces for her risque onstage antics, and her philosophy on life.
The twerking queen whose sexualised MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke sent shock waves across the world, spoke about her less is more approach to fashion.
‘That’s just what I like to wear,’ said the former Hannah Montana star.
‘I never think about what someone is going to think. I’ve always been into fashion.
‘I grew up around Dolly Parton who is all… tits.
In the indepth one-on-one interview Cyrus urged women to ‘just be yourself’, saying that she views herself as being a ‘strong female figure’.
She went on to joke that Elvis Presley was the original twerker.
‘Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking. Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was,’ Cyrus said.
‘He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a s*** because he wasn’t a girl.
‘It’s that double standard and I think I’m doing something for the double standard.’
The social media lover who posts pictures of herself smoking marijuana on Instagram also responded to criticisms that she advocates drug taking by uploading the snaps.
‘I wasn’t brought up thinking marijuana is bad’, she said after saying that she doesn’t promote doing drugs.
Miley Cyrus thinks Google and Instagram are more harmful to your brain than drugs.
In an interview with Sunday Night promoting her upcoming Australian tour, the 21-year-old former Disney star opened up about her evolution from squeaky clean Hannah Montana to pot smoking, peroxide blonde, twerking pop star.
“Does it ever bother you that drugs could hurt your brain?” interviewer Chris Bath asked referring to the Wrecking Ball star’s 23rd tattoo which reads, “Love your brain”.
“Do you know what hurts your brain? Googling yourself. You know what hurts your brain? Instagram. You know what hurts your brain? Sitting there and reading the comments on Facebook. I have a 14-year-old sister and I go through her comments and people are calling her a slut and that’s a 14-year-old. So I think that’s hurting your brain,” she said.
“I put pictures of me smoking weed, I’m not going to lie, on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad.
“I don’t promote it in my songs or say it, it’s not like I’m sitting around telling a bunch of kids to do a bunch of drugs,” the singer with a social media fan base of more than 80 million said.
She also touched on her break up with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. The couple broke off their engagement in 2013 before Cyrus released her fourth album, a project she called a “break up album”, Bangerz.
“I love Liam and Liam loves me and it’s about finding yourself and sometimes you have to separate yourself from everyone. I just had to become this person who is sitting in this chair right now, if I didn’t I just felt like there was something that was going to explode and I had to set myself free,” she said.
Since setting herself free, Cyrus has become renowned for her barely there costumes. However not wearing much has done wonders for her style cred within the fashion world. She regularly works with controversial photographer Terry Richardson, was cast by Marc Jacobs to front his Spring 2014 campaign and will feature in a fashion spread shot by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld in an upcoming issue of V magazine.
“I’ve always been into fashion. I was brought up around Dolly Parton who was all tits … and both my parents are covered in tattoos and are really cool, when they were teaching us how to be it was to become good people on our own, it was never, ‘You should do this because if you don’t people are going to think this way’,” she said.
Cyrus also rejected claims that her now infamous performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with Robin Thicke exploited women.
“No one talked about him or what he was doing, it was all my fault. It’s funny, I just never thought anything about it. Literally, I never thought ‘Oh this is like a married dude that I’m dancing with this way’.
“Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was twerking. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a slut because he wasn’t a girl. It’s that double standard and I think I’m doing something for that double standard of women being able to represent sexuality as much as men and not being called names for it,” she said.