On the (majority of the) whole, I don’t have a massive problem with Miley … she’s a hell of a lot better at being a person than a lot of the other female celebrities that pretend to be are her age and for that, I give her credit. I can also kind of give her credit for having a moderate amount of singing talent (read: she doesn’t completely rely on auto-tune and if necessary, could probably sing her way out of a burning building). However, I think her new single, “Can’t Be Tamed,” is a hot fucking mess. Honestly.
It’s way too busy and isn’t original — at all. Why is it that “musicians” who can actually sing destroy the musical part of the song, while the simplicity of a decent vocal performance can bag it for everyone? Why is it that artists who shouldn’t ever be allowed to sing (I’m looking at you, Heidi Montag) are, and we’re exposed to the ear-piercing flaws that make up the, uh, “creative nuances” of their “voices”?
While some sources have stated that Cyrus’ boyfriend Liam Hemsworth has moved into the Cyrus family compound, Miley herself is discussing her first big purchase: a home, which incidentally, is rather close to the family homestead in Toluca Lake, California.
Miley recently interviewed with People magazine and told them that she’s in the process of searching for the right home and the right interior decorator — which happens to be none other than her very own Mama Dukes.
Yeah, the same Mom that made Miley promise to live at home until she was twenty, is excited and “stoked” that her daughter is purchasing a home that she gets to decorate.
Seventeen year-old Miley’s design scheme?
“My house is going to be gorgeous because my mom is an interior designer. It’s like if your mom’s a clothes designer you’re always going to look great [Ed. Note: Yeah, just ask Beyonce]. My mom’s an interior designer so my house is going to be perfect all the time.”
Miley states that she wants a “really zen” kind of vibe for her new investment and in order to achieve that kind of zen-ness, all of the furniture just had to be, uh, on the floor. (… Instead of, you know, floating six inches above the carpeting.):
“We did all these different things to make it a place that’s so chill. Like all my couches are on the floor and I have pillows on the floor. It’s just serene – like my own kind of therapy … My religion is love, so my door is always open for anyone who wants to come in. It’s a just a loving place.”
Miley Cyrus speaks out (again) about her newest beau, Liam Hemsworth and how they met. Reportedly, Hemsworth opened the door for the pop singer on the set of their new movie The Last Song, which was filmed on Tybee Island in Georgia last year and that was all she needed to know to realize that Liam was “the one.”
Miley states that she’d “been in L.A. for three years” didn’t think that “any guy had opened doors” for her during that entire time.
After self-proclaimed “weird science chemistry” on set, Cyrus informed Hemsworth that he was going to be her boyfriend.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how these 21st century Hollywood women work. Miley’s always appeared to be the pushy assertive one in her relationships and that’s always kind of been their short-lived demise.
Have no fear, though, Miley supporters: she’s been with Liam for almost a year, so this one’s got to be the one … right?
Tonight, Miley Cyrus is American Idol’s latest mentor. For the contestants, thankfully, not the children of Idol Gives Back or anything. … I jest.
Miley is appearing on tonight’s Idol airing, 8 PM ET, to help the contestants prepare for life in the spotlight and will lend her musical expertise to the remaining eleven finalists.
Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato will perform their tween-saccharine-sweet-gag-me-anthem, “Make A Wave”, on the live results show tomorrow at 9 PM ET and Cyrus will be performing her hit “When I Look At You.”
No word on if Billy Ray will be skulking in the wings, prompting her to grind on the judges.
Her most recent interview with Parade magazine is surprisingly mature and interesting. She doesn’t come off like an obnoxious teenager, and she doesn’t come off like a pretentious starlet. She sounds intelligent and thoughtful and oddly relateable. To be honest, the older she gets, the more Miley impresses me as a bona fide talent. She’s currently on the interview circuit for her upcoming flick, The Latest Song (which she filmed in Australia, which is where she met Liam). I’m very interested to see how she performs in her first “real” movie role. The trailer’s above, and, I’ll be honest — I like it.
Some highlights from her interview:
Finding unbiased love with Liam Helmsworth
“[Liam has] become my best friend in the whole wide world. I love him. He really respects me for who I am because coming from Australia, he really didn’t know me as the celebrity I am here. I got to tell him about myself on my own terms and my own way. He had no preconceived notion of who I was supposed to be.”
Her relationship with the ever-present paparazzi
“The other day I felt a little bit in danger for the first time because there were too many photographers following me in too many cars. And I have to ask myself, ‘Why would any other 50-year-old man who was stalking a 17-year-old girl go to jail, but not these guys? I’m not as American as anyone else?’ I mean, they couldn’t sit outside of a high school but they can sit outside my recording studio. It’s creepy.”
Knowing her faith
“The one thing I’m really strong about regarding my religious beliefs is that you should know a little bit about everything before you define your own beliefs. I think all religions have a good practice in them. Liam and I have been reading about Buddhism lately and it’s all about hope and love. To me, faith is about having a clean slate and a clean start.”
And what does she think about ditching Hannah Montana?
“What I am sure about is I’m going to rejoice and be happy to finally not have to be … well, to not be somebody I’m not exactly,” she says. “”As I’ve grown into it, I’ve grown out of it,” she says. “When I was 12, I thought, ‘I want to be famous all the time! I want everybody to recognize me! … [But] I hate being thought of as a product. I am not a doll, and people want to treat me that way… I’m older now. I have an opinion. I have my own taste.”
I love it! Just don’t develop a taste for cocaine, pretty please? I want you to be like the Lindsay Lohan who never gets hooked on drugs. TEAM MILEY!
Miley Cyrus is 17 years old, so it makes sense that she hasn’t exactly figured out the whole dating game. Or, you know, not-game. The unfortunate thing about that is that she makes statements to the press about her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth like, “I think when you’re trying to play it cool and you’re like, ‘Oh, I won’t text back for like the next hour,’ that’s when you know it’s more serious. You have no idea how many times I was like, ‘Oh he called. I’m not going to call back tomorrow.’ When it gets confusing and you’re over thinking it, you must really like someone.”
At the press junket for her movie The Last Song, Miley talked about her co-star turned boyfriend quite a bit. She also said, “My parents are a little loco. We have five [kids] and my mom and my dad and my grandma plus like my 10,000 dogs – so if you love me after you see my lifestyle then you’re good. You’re a keeper.”
I don’t know if anyone’s taking dating advice and life tips from Miley Cyrus, but let me throw this out there to those who are considering it: If you’re playing games with a guy so that he thinks you’re cool, you don’t really like him. Or rather, you’re terrified of finding out that he doesn’t like you. Most classic mistake in the game. And don’t call your parents “loco” in an interview when you’re 17. It makes you look like a spoiled brat.
Vera Farmiga (above) may have had the worst dress of the night. The giant maroon doilies sewn together look like the fabric embodiment of this site’s namesake (an evil beet) ingested someone’s grandmother.
Zoe Saldana wasn’t faring much better. She either crawled inside one of last month’s Mardi Gras floats or got in a fight with an ostrich in a Peeps factory… and lost.
Anna Kedrick’s gown was an utterly gorgeous concoction of flowing, diaphanous pale pink, and Pussyfoot (Amanda Seyfried) was stunning in a roll of quilted Charmin.
Miley Cyrus also managed to look really pretty, but since she had the unenviable task of standing next to Seyfried while presenting, wound up looking a little unkempt by comparison.
Also in this group: Deborah Ann Woll, Demi Moore, Diane Kruger, Kathy Ireland, and Mariah Carey.