Yup, the Hollywood couple that you thought for sure would last the strains of time and Botox, shitty country songs, many pointless name changes, and teenage girls with identity crises who wear skimpy costumes and influence their toddler sisters to debut lingerie lines — it’s official: Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Finley are gittin’ a dee-vorce!
The couple, who cited irreconcilable differences, filed for the legality late yesterday afternoon in Tennessee, and released this joint statement to their ‘fans’:
“As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”
This, after seventeen years of marriage and forty kids. Well hell. Sorry to hear that your marriage didn’t work out, guys, but hey. There’s always Dollywood. And the profits from that horrendous Walmart clothing line.
Miley Cyrus has been so over the paparazzi for quite some time now, and she’s been venting her frustrations more and more openly lately.
Yesterday some paparazzi continued to follow her after they’d already “gotten their picture” and were so desperate to catch up to her, that they cut off another driver. At that point Miley stopped her car, flagged down the driver they cut off and apologized profusely for the camera man’s behavior. Then she calmly approached the paparazzi in their car and told him that he was putting people in danger and that there was no where else to follow her for the rest of the day.
I’m shocked at how maturely Miley handled this situation. Props, girl.
Have you seen this video yet? Probably not. There wasn’t a huge amount of hubbub around it ’til it started pissing parents off, so there you have it. Guess it mustn’t have been all that great to begin with.
My take? The video’s really stupid. And, yup, so is the song if you’re wondering my take on that, too. Miley’s bumping and grinding in a white beater is painfully awkward, the synthesizers don’t quite take the nasal quality away from her voice entirely enough, and her chipmunk grill is overly-accentuated by the strobe lights in the discotheque.
Parents Television Council president Tim Winter claims that Miley’s sending the wrong message to today’s kids:
“It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one. It sends messages to her fan base that are diametrically opposed to everything she has done up to this point. Miley built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls, and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly.”
I mean, yeah. She’s writhing pantsless on a bed and rubbing up on her chest and frankly, the girl’s got some great legs, but I think the whole thing comes off about as sexual as The Care Bears in Concert.
There’s this video going around today of Miley Cyrus bitching out the paparazzi after she leaves a Thai restaurant with Demi Lovato and I think the common opinion might be that she’s acting like her bratty self, but I actually felt a little sad for her while watching this.
Here’s the scenario: Miley arrived alone to the restaurant and valeted her car. As she was walking in to meet her friend, she kind of snapped at a couple of the photogs. There’s some video of Miley and Demi talking over dinner and from the look on Miley’s face, they’re discussing something very teenage and dramatic. I kept thinking that they looked like any two normal girlfriends eating dinner and complaining about the men in their life or what have you. After they were done eating, Demi and Miley left the restaurant together and the cameras started flashing. This is where things get a little bit uncomfortable for me.
After a moment or two of letting the paps have their way with them, Miley asks them to put their cameras down. Of course it was in her typical “10-year-old-birthday-girl-meets-a-raptor” tone, but it doesn’t take much to realize that she’s just over having her picture taken in that moment. Then Miley pulled her jacket over her face and stood next to a bush while she continued to wait for her car.
That’s so sad, you guys. I mean, in the grand scheme of things it’s certainly not that bad, but can you imagine hiding under your jacket in the bushes because a dozen grown men are sticking cameras in your faces and calling out things to antagonize you? And this is far from the worst paparazzi footage we’ve seen. I can’t imagine that it’s too big of a leap from this to freaking out on someone with an umbrella.
Quick rant: We’ve talked a little bit about how Miley Cyrus is currently filming a movie called LOL: Laughing Out Loud, but can we talk about how lame that movie title is? In a world where we’re making movies about Facebook, do we really need to subtitle a film called LOL “Laughing Out Loud”? Wouldn’t you say that if someone is going to go see a movie starring Miley Cyrus that they most likely already know what “LOL” means in Internet-speak? And if they’re just finding out what it means from a movie title, wouldn’t you think that they’re maybe somewhat of a lost cause? How long has the old Elle Oh Elle been floating around out there in our universe? Upwards of a decade?
ANNNNYYYYWAY! We showed you pictures of Miley getting her freak on at the club, so now I’ll show you some photos of Miley getting her flirt on in a puddle. The dude she’s with, Douglas Booth, is her LOL co-star and supposedly her new boyfriend. The two were snapped filming a scene for the movie and yeah, it looks like they’re pretty close.
And speaking of LOLs and Douglas Booth, how completely tragic is that dude’s name? “Douglas Booth” sounds like a fictional nerd’s name. Sadface.
Tell me that doesn’t look like someone in the throes of E, and I’ll laugh at you for not knowing the signs. I’m kidding. Not only have I never taken E, I don’t think I’ve ever been around someone on E, but I’ve heard they’re rather … fun.
Anyway, Miley Cyrus is in France filming her latest movie LOL, which features the underage star drinking, smoking, doing drugs, and losing her virginity — and that’s just in the movie. God knows what she’s doing in real life, especially in old Paree. I’ve heard that young girls do strange things when they’re on holiday in Paris, because Paris is, like, the most romantic city on the face of the earth to them dontyouknow.
Regardless. This girl’s definitely on something, I’m sticking to that. Maybe it’s E, maybe it’s “just alcohol,” but either way, she’s fucked way up. Hannah Montana forever, motherfuckers.
This fun video of Miley Cyrus behind the scenes at one of her shows has surfaced today. It starts off with her talking to the camera while checking herself out in the mirror. She asks us (the audience, of course), if we want to hear her crack her knuckles and before we can even answer, she does it. Her mother Tish, who is essentially a joke and just there to pick up her paycheck, immediately scolds her and swats her on the hand. Miley responds to this by telling her mom she’s going to call Child Protective Services. Then her mom slaps her on the butt and says she’ll keep disciplining Miley as long as she needs to. Miley responds to this by freak dancing with one of her dancers in the mirror and sloppily rapping about her love of singing. Seriously. Her mom hits her, and then she starts grinding her ass into some dude and rapping. It’s like a cartoon version of the Miley we imagine her to be.
The girl’s almost 18. Her disrespect isn’t really interesting anymore. She’s too old for me to be fascinated by how rude she is to her parents. At this point I just feel kind of sad for her. She’s almost an adult, it’s pretty pathetic that she still hasn’t learned what a turn-off her bossy attitude is to fans and spectators alike.