We asked you to vote on the biggest events of the summer and here are your results!
You voted Cory Monteith’s death the most shocking.
Your Biggest WTF of the summer was Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA disaster.
Best celeb fight was Amanda Bynes vs. everyone on Twitter.
Best fashion moment was Kim Kardashian’s terrible MET Gala Dress:
The majority of you are NOT excited about the return of Lady Gaga.
Thanks for participating! Hopefully we have much to look forward to, gasp at, and gossip about this fall.
October 4, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Sinead O’Connor is crazier than a craphouse rat, but for once, she’s actually talking a bit of sense. Since no one is talking about her anymore – they’re talking about her even less than they ever were, in fact – she’s wrangled her way back into the public eye by posting an open letter on her website directed at Miley Cyrus, who just so happens to be the center of the world’s attention at the moment. Very clever.
It’s a long one, but it’s damn good (and also, Sinead’s website is over capacity so if you want to read it, you’ll have to do so here) and she has a lot of points. Yeah, Miley is out of control. Yeah, the music industry cares about you only insofar as they can make money off you. Will it make a lick of difference? Of course not, but you go girl:
I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your “Wrecking Ball” video was designed to be similar to the one for “Nothing Compares” … So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.
I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way “cool” to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping.
Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.
I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.
The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, “they” will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.
None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a f— about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f— about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f— about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped.. and that includes you yourself.
Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and its associated media.
You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don’t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they’re making money off your youth and your beauty.. which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognise those who do not.
I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying f— about you. They’re there for the money.. we’re there for the music. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner a young lady gets to know that, the sooner she can be REALLY in control.
You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done. I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks. I am happy that I made that choice, not least because I do not find myself on the proverbial rag heap now that I am almost 47 yrs of age.. which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality, end up on when they reach middle age.
Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. It’s really not at all cool. And it’s sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with.
As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.
Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that it’s somehow cool to be prostituted.. it’s so not cool Miley.. it’s dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. we aren’t merely objects of desire. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers.. that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in your career. Kindly fire any motherf—er who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.
Well. That’s that, then.
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October 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears collaborated on a song for Miley’s upcoming album, BANGERZ. The track, “SMS (Bangerz)” is a low quality leak but not even pure sound quality could save this. It’s such a mess, with Miley and Brit half rapping half talking fast in a baby voice. And features poetry like,
I don’t keep a man, I keep a battery pack.
As Huffpo points out, it’s got a beat to Salt N Pepa’s “Push It.” Maybe I’m getting way too old for this shit, but I couldn’t even listen to the whole thing. It was way too annoying.
October 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I mean, look, I kinda agree with Miley. Weed is the most low key of all “drugs” (and almost shouldn’t even be classed as such, I don’t think) and I’m all for the “legalize it” bullshit stoners are campaigning for every day, but also… chill with that. The best potheads are the ones that don’t feel the need to advertise it every day of their lives – who hold down a job, pay their bills, exist like normal human beings and also like to chill and smoke a blunt from time to time. Miley is at that age where she doesn’t quite understand the art of subtlety, so she can’t seem to shut up about how much she loves drugs because they’re so new and exciting to her. Ugh, whatever. We were all young once.
In her interview with Rolling Stone, Miley got to talking about how much she loves weed and Molly – I don’t roll with that shit, so to speak, and never did – but how coke is “gross” and “so ’90s”. Girl, what do you even know about the ’90s? You were a tiny child. Shut up.
I think weed is the best drug on earth. One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon. Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs – social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom. I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like what are you, from the Nineties? Ew.
Oh, man. I agree coke is a slippery slope and kind of a mess – you can pretty much tell a cokehead right away – but Miley needs to just chill and stop talking about drugs all the time. Speaking of something other than drugs, here’s a preview of Bangerz:
September 30, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Vanilla Ice‘s ears perk up whenever his name is mentioned, like a well-meaning but clueless doggie. Miley Cyrus compared Bieber to Vanilla Ice, as an insult, saying, “I just don’t want to see him f-ck that up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice.” But all Mr. Ice needed to hear was “Vanilla Ice” and so he jumped on the train…against not only Justin Bieber, but Vanilla Ice. He talked about it with TMZ:
Rob was honored Miley name-dropped him as the bad example — and paid respect with his own Miley-esque foot pic — telling us he knows exactly where Biebs is coming from … but only Justin has the power to make a change.
“It’s like living an artificial life” Van Winkle says, adding, “when the dust settles, no one can figure it out or help you but yourself.”
And then I guess he wrote “MILEY CYRU$” on the bottom of his feet because, why not?
I want to feel sorry for him, but I think he’s taking it all in stride and having fun, so I won’t.
September 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Miley Cyrus stripped off (yet again) for the new issues of Rolling Stone, wherein she discussed such deep topics as twerking, mentoring Justin Bieber and… how she apparently knows how to cook meth because she’s seen Breaking Bad a few times. Lovely.
“America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong. Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth.
“I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word ‘fuck’. And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say ‘fuck’?
“It’s like when they bleeped ‘molly’ [from 'We Can't Stop'] at the VMAs. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out ‘molly’? Whatever.”
Yes, because a fictional television show is definitely the same thing as a real life “artist” acting like a culture-appropriating asshole on a public stage. Definitely comparable in every way.
I certainly wish celebrities would begin taking responsibility for their own behaviour instead of trying to scapegoat things that in no way relate to their own shit. Seriously.