ARE you sick and tired of reading about Miley Cyrus’ tongue and butt?
I think we’ve all heard more than enough about her foul language, barely there costumes and explicit dance moves.
So, rather than regurgitate the same old thing reviewers have been saying for the past nine months of her Bangerz Tour, I propose a change of subject for her final stop on the journey.
While her body parts, choice words and eye-popping actions certainly did command a lot of attention on stage at Perth Arena last night, I reckon it’s about time we focused on and judged her for her craft, not the crazy antics that the likes of Madonna have been doing for the past 30 years.
Let’s clear this up straight off the bat — Miley Cyrus can really sing.
The brazen pop star has a rare and deep southern twang and she has no trouble belting out an impressive power note or two live.
Having been flooded with endless R-rated photos and wild details about Cyrus since that infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke, the only thing that shocked me about her packed Perth show was her incredible vocal range.
Cyrus sings raw and live, which is more than can be said of many in today’s industry, and it’s a shame that her genuine talent becomes lost in the utter madness of her gimmicks.
In fact, for the first couple of numbers, the half-spoken, half-rapped words are frustratingly lacklustre, but her voice soon gets a chance to shine with tunes such as Maybe You’re Right, FU and Adore You, and a string of brilliant covers including Lilac Wine, made famous by Jeff Buckley, and her godmother Dolly Parton’s hit Jolene.
Cyrus hurled an almighty force behind an absolutely spine-tingling rendition of Etta James’ I’ll Take Care of You — a definite highlight, which saw the stunned crowd erupt into a thunderous applause and turn to each other in shock, jaws agape.
But Cyrus isn’t just a gifted singer, she’s a clever girl, and she milks her headline-making madness for all it’s worth.
Your favorite ’90s Halloween flick, “Hocus Pocus,” is getting a hypothetical reboot — via Miley Cyrus. The “Wrecking Ball” singer has gone ahead and dreamt up a new cast for the flick with a little help from her fwends.
Cyrus shared the below snap to Instagram this week, switching out the faces of The Sanderson sisters with her own mug (as Winifred), Wayne Coyne (as Sarah) and her assistant, Cheyne Thomas (as Mary).
We’re not exactly sure what a Miley-fied “Hocus Pocus” would look like, but we’d definitely be down to hear Miley and Wayne cover Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You,” like Bette Midler does in the flick.
Get on that, dudes. Your Beatles remake could be just the beginning. We’ll just be over here watching this “Hocus Pocus” supercut while you make that manifest…
The moment is here! After millions of votes, we’ve officially entered the final round of MTV’s Homecoming King and Queen Bracket, and these match-ups could not be more intense.
You guys have been voting nonstop (like, seriously, nonstop — you’ve logged 20 million votes), and now it’s down to four: two finalists each in the respective men’s and women’s battles.
Going for the queen crown is non other than Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. Demi’s Lovatics tore past her opponents throughout the tournament, beating out Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence and Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters to secure a spot in the final face-off.
As for Miley, the Smilers have been working hard to make sure their girl advances, as they beat out “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Bethany Mota and Fifth Harmony, and then inched past Emma Watson in the final minutes for a spot in the last round.
So who will rule the school? Well, that’s entirely in your hands. The final round of voting began Wednesday (October 22) and ends on Friday, October 24, when we announce the winners. You can help your fave take home the crown by voting as many times as you wish — and by spreading the message on Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Tumblr using the hashtag #MTVHomecoming.
After a worldwide tour and ahead of the very last Bangerz show tomorrow night in Perth, Australia, Miley Cyrus has opted to stay low key, rather than to go out and see the sights.
The Wrecking Ball singer seemed very relaxed and happy to be hanging out on her private hotel balcony with friends, including a shirtless Cheyne Thomas.
And Cyrus looked very much at home as she walked around the hotel balcony with her friends.
Wearing an oversized grey jumper, matching tracksuit pants and wearing no makeup at all, the singersinger looked very casual and not in the ‘normal’ attire Miley has been accustomed to lately.
The Bangerz star can be seen walking around the balcony and chatting on the phone in a very giggly mood.
Some down time is exactly what the Nashville born singer may be looking for, after being involved in some suspect incidents during her Australian tour.
And once again Miley has been seen holding what appears to be a blunt-like item as she strolled around her Perth hotel on Tuesday night after flying in from Adelaide.
The 21-year-old star – who has been Down Under for the last two weeks for her Bangerz tour – chatted on her cell phone as she took in the view from an enclosed balcony.
Wearing an over-sized white T-shirt underneath a plaid shirt and teamed with black trousers, the pop star cut a very casual figure.
Hiding her hair underneath a black beanie, the Party In The USA star was completely makeup free.
The controversial star will take to the stage in Perth on Thursday evening for her final show on the Australian leg of her tour.
Despite raising eyebrows during her controversial concerts, for her, Miley has been pretty low-key during her trip Down Under.
The 23-year-old British star regrets comparing the US singer’s dance moves to those of a “stripper” at the annual music event. Looking back, he wishes he’d handled things differently.
“I was a bit of a ****,” Ed confessed to British newspaper The Sun. “I do feel bad about it as I’d be f**king livid if someone said that about me.”
The star tried to explain his behaviour, insisting the intention was positive. He blames his choice of phrasing for causing a feud between the pair.
“My general point was I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is,” he insisted. “I just worded it wrong.”
Ed has since admitted that he had a few drinks at January’s Grammy’s before hitting the red carpet and talking freely. He took aim at Miley’s raunchy dance moves in one of her music videos.
“It’s a stripper’s move. If I had a daughter of mine, I wouldn’t want her twerking,” he complained at the time. “When I first heard Wrecking Ball, I thought it was a brilliant song. But the video distracts too much from it.”
In his new interview, Ed also claimed it’s perfectly OK that his friend Taylor Swift sings emotional songs about her ex-boyfriend, One Direction star Harry Styles. He noted that she’s the only person who seems to be called out for her message-driven tracks.
“She’s right, man,” he said, taking Taylor’s side over that of Olly Murs. Earlier this week, the British songwriter and television presenter slammed the songstress for writing about Harry too much. He has since apologised.
“She gets a tougher rap than other people,” Ed went on. “No one talks about Bruno Mars or my lyrics like that.”
The hitmaker also made a point of expressing his sentiments on the pairing of his friend Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and actress Courteney Cox. He dismissed claims that he was responsible for them meeting, but applauded the match.
“I class Johnny as one of my best friends. I’m so happy he’s met someone as amazing as Courteney,” Ed gushed.
Watch out for the wolf in custodian’s clothing!
Miley Cyrus superfan Anthony Skinner claims to have sneaked backstage after her Bangerz show Friday at Sydney’s Allphones Arena while he was disguised as a cleaner. The 23-year-old club promoter even Instagrammed a selfie wearing the neon yellow safety vest he purportedly wore to get past security undetected.
Skinner tells BBC’s Newsbeat he was in the arena’s parking lot when he noticed a cleaner’s storeroom door was open. “I looked around and on the floor there’s a pair of boots, and on the couch there’s this hi-vis vest,” he said.
“My mindset was ‘See how far you can take this’,” he said. “It wasn’t planned at all. Everything just fell into place so perfectly.”
Skinner put his belongings into “a wheelie bin,” which he then pushed back down the ramp in the loading bay and past a security team he claims “didn’t even look at me.”
“I had that realisation that I was in,” he said. “I just thought ‘Play this cool, play this cool.'”
Skinner tells BBC’s Newsbeat he saw “50 to 100″ staff members taking apart Cyrus’ Bangerz set before he headed to the green room. “There was music blaring from there,” he said. “I could hear it down the end of the hallway.”
So what’d he do from there? “I just started emptying bins, sweeping up the floor and stuff,” says the fan. “I’m cleaning up for about 40 minutes to an hour. Not pretending to clean up, actually cleaning.”
Finally, Skinner says a security guard told him to stand in a doorway as they “surrounded” Cyrus so she could leave the venue safely. “My whole brain just emptied. I saw her and froze. All I could get out was ‘Hey’. She looked at me, smiled and just kept walking.”
Earlier on, Skinner says he gave “pretty much my favorite jacket of all time” to a member of the singer’s tour, who assured him it would be passed along to Cyrus.
“If I did actually meet her I wouldn’t have anything left to do. I’d have to come up with a whole new goal,” he admits.
He tweeted a picture of the note (with his contact details) he planned to give to Cyrus “if I got close enough during the show.”
“I probably wouldn’t call me,” says Skinner.
He tells BBC’s Newsbeat he has not been contacted by Allphones arena. The venue did not immediately respond to E! News’ request for comment.
Miley Cyrus proved to be an agony aunt for Ariana Grande after the star was left hurt about the fact that she was branded a diva. And it appears that Miley, who found fame from a young age thanks to the phenomena that was Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, said all the right things.
Ariana, who was targeted with claims that she was behaving like a diva recently amid the claims that her life coach quit because he couldn’t “take it anymore” in terms of her alleged behaviour, opened up to how she felt about the tag and revealed that she sought advice from Miley about what to do. According to the Mirror, the ‘Problem’ hitmaker recalled the conversation she had, saying: “I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, ‘Miley, I’m so sad – what do I do? This isn’t true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad’. She was like, ‘Girl, don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not’.”
Ariana went on to remember: “She added, ‘It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else.’ She lives for love and that’s something I do too. She has a beautiful spirit and she made me feel so much better.”
Understanding that rumours and claims will come and go, Ari, who recently confirmed her romance with Big Sean, said: “It’s hard, but it’s something that’s going to blow over. I try to separate my personal brain space from this. Whether it’s good or bad, there’s usually very little truth to what’s being said about me.
“I’ve been acting since I was 14. For this to come up so randomly was funny. And as someone who doesn’t take themselves seriously at all, it was left-field for me to see that stuff. Honestly, it’s fine, it’s blown over.”
And there was no sign of any diva behaviour when the star posed with fans and signed autographs during a visit to Paris.