After flying from Los Angeles to New Orleans to try and reconcile her friendship with Miley Cyrus, Anna Oliver is probably learning that it’s time for her to find a new hangout buddy. You may recognize Anna’s name as the videographer behind the now-infamous bong video that Miley and her camp are so embarrassed about. No wonder she was reportedly given less than a warm reception.
Miley’s currently in Louisiana filming the new movie So Undercover, and while Anna was allowed to hang out with the singer/actress for a day on set, Miley quickly told her that she needed to concentrate on the movie and to hit the road. According to a source who spoke to E!, Miley is embarrassed and regretful about the video’s release and just wants to move on with her life.
I’m not sure if I feel badly for Anna or not. On one hand, Miley’s responsible for her own behavior, and with trip videos being so popular on YouTube, I wouldn’t be surprised if she actually asked Anna to pick up the camera. At the same time, everyone knows that if you want to maintain your friendship with folks in the public eye, discretion is key.
Do you think Miley should forgive Anna Oliver or ditch the dead weight?
December 17, 2010 at 6:30 am by Molls
Dr. Drew is always one of the first people to chime in whenever a celebrity does anything drug-related, so of course he has a thing or two to say about Miley Cyrus being videoed while huffing on a bong full of salvia. The addiction specialist told Access Hollywood, “If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately,” Dr. Drew told Access. “This cat is out of the bag. This is a child who is in trouble and who is suffering and this is her way of trying to manage that. Get professional help.”
Saying that Miley needs professional help because she indulged in a legal drug with some of her friends sounds a bit extreme, but Drew says that this is probably the first of many incidents we’re going to see like this from the young star. Drew says:
“We know that she’s going to be acting out now because her family’s in trouble, so it’s not unusual to see depression manifesting as various kinds of acting out behaviors. Adolescents don’t get depressed the way adults do. They don’t get sad and cry and withdraw. They often act out and become irritable, they act out with drugs and… get in trouble and she seems to be suffering.”
Uhhh… I’ll meet you in the middle on this one, Drew. Miley probably does need to talk to a therapist about a lot of things, but I don’t think her “drug use” is one of them.
December 14, 2010 at 11:00 am by Molls
Poor Billy Ray Cyrus. First his wife cheats on him with a grosser, blonder version of him and now his precious little daughter is all over the Internet rippin’ off a bong. That can’t be easy for the guy. Plus, his Tweet this morning apologizing for his daughter’s behavior kind of broke my heart. Like, I’m not sure that I was prepared to hear Billy Ray Cyrus say that he was “so sad.”
It sucks though, because Miley’s 18 and technically not her parents problem anymore. Between the stresses of ending his marriage with his wife and the flack he’s probably getting for “the way he raised his daughter,” the poor dude is probably beyond emotionally depleted.
Let’s go easy on Billy Ray. If anyone’s responsible for Miley’s typical 18-year old behavior, it’s her.
December 11, 2010 at 11:17 am by Molls
But don’t worry, it’s just salvia. Totally legal. Totally ok.
Now I’m pretty familiar with what weed is all about, but I have zero experience with salvia. Being the thorough girl that I am, I went and did some research at drugsandbooze.com, and it turns out that the two drugs are totally different. With that knowledge, I’d like to state that I believe this is actually weed. Right?
I could raise my concerns about how this might affect Miley’s role model status, but I’ve done that before, so let’s take a different route. Did anyone else find this video oddly endearing? From the “Is that my boyfriend? Is that my boyfriend?” to the “Are you being as weird as I think you are right now?” to the incessant giggling, I’m sure many of us have been there.* And it’s not like Miley’s roaming the streets, she’s hanging out with some people in her house, and someone happened to leak this video. There’s nothing way wrong with smoking behind closed doors (meth doesn’t count).
*Mine was after a shot of absinthe. I sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic through the parking lot and had a conversation with a zebra in the backseat, and my BFF recorded it. I’ve heard that recording approximately 1,067 times. When was yours?
December 10, 2010 at 11:00 am by Emily
It seems like so long ago that you were a gawky, toothy, social reject with positively no social graces, who guffawed and hee-hawed with the best of the Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm. Now just look at you – you’re eighteen! … but that’s about the only thing that’s changed.
It’s so refreshing to see Hollywood’s top tier of uber-talent staying true to who they are and what they do, and now you can flash your serpent socket without anyone really batting an eye or worrying about a lawsuit. They’re used to it. It’s old, girl, and now so are you.
So Happy Birthday, Miley. You’re free!
November 23, 2010 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Saturday Night Live‘s been doing this hilarious bit this season, The Miley Cyrus Show. Last weekend when Anne Hathaway hosted, the sketch was the highlight of the show. Vanessa Bayer’s Miley impression is good (it’s the nasal “pretty cool” that really sells it) but Anne Hathaway’s bit as Katie Holmes was basically flawless.
Saturday Night Live: More of this, please!