Even though Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande are both 21, the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana is definitely Grande’s pop music elder.
So it was fitting that after Sunday night’s VMAs — which found both ladies going home with Moonmen — Cyrus reached out to Grande with a congratulatory gift: Roses and Hydrangeas (don’t tell Madonna about the latter).
a special baby love sent me flowers… @mileycyrus u are the cutest angel pie in da world pic.twitter.com/MI03SN7deW
Cyrus won Video of the Year on Sunday night thanks to her “Wrecking Ball” clip, while Grande nabbed Best Pop Video for “Problem.”
So is this a new BFF alert? Maybe, but it’s kinda hard to imagine Grande getting down with the Flaming Lips.
More than $200,000 has already been raised for My Friend’s Place, a Los Angeles support center for homeless youth, following Sunday night’s Video Music Awards. During the award ceremony, 22-year-old Jesse Helt accepted Miley Cyrus’s award in the Video of the Year category (for Miley’s already classic “Wrecking Ball”).
Helt gave a moving speech about the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth across the United States “who are starving, lost and scared for their lives.” Helt, who is currently seeking support from My Friend’s Place, said he had “survived” in shelters all over Los Angeles. Miley cried while he spoke.
Her plans for both Helt and My Friend’s Place appear to just getting started: “Now is just the beginning for me,” Miley adds in a video message.
Jesse Helt’s mother Linda helped identify him following his big moment. She told The Oregonian he had grown up in Salem, Oregon, but moved to Los Angeles a few years back “because he wanted to make it on his own.” Like many young people, Helt reportedly wants to break into the worlds of acting and modeling in particular, but fell on hard times along the way. At one point, his mom said, he called home and told her he “was living in a bush.”
She’s a big fan of Miley, as you’d expect (and as you should be, really), also noting that “Miley has taken Jesse to her heart and I’m really glad for [that].”
Though Linda Helt said her son had been planning to return to Oregon (at least temporarily) using money Miley had provided, confirmation of an outstanding warrant may complicate his travel plans. Court officials told Inside Edition Tuesday that a warrant for Helt’s arrest in Oregon remains in place for probation violation, following a 2010 incident (described as an attempted burglary), which saw him charged with both criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.
My Friend’s Place executive director, Heather Carmichael, spoke with The Daily Mail, describing Helt as “incredibly brave.” Helt met Miley when she visited My Friend’s Place last week and met with some of the residents. “I really feel like that Miley has a genuine intention to raise awareness,” Carmichael said. Miley has apparently committed to helping him out, she added, saying she’s confident “they are working on a plan that is going to benefit him.”
Miley planned the charitable moment to capitalize on the cultural cache she carries, she explained to Ryan Seacrest during an appearance on his radio show Monday. “There’s going to be talk, so what do I want them to talk about? If I’m going to be given this loud of a voice and this big of an image and this big of a platform and this huge of an opportunity to talk to young people in American right now, what am I really trying to say?” she told Seacrest.
Miley has responded to all of the Jesse news via Twitter as well, and addressed all the buzz about the arrest warrant.
The fall “Rebel” issue of fashion glossy V won’t hit newsstands until September 10, but Miley Cyrus is already teasing her Karl Lagerfeld cover shoot for the publication on Instagram — with a nude photo, naturally. A forum member named Dieselmax on the site The Fashion Spot posted a snapshot of V‘s upcoming cover featuring Miley, where she’s posing in what looks like a revealing, blue plush swimsuit number while laying on a pile of stuffed animals.
Miley Cyrus has fielded a fair amount of controversy since she traded in her once-squeaky clean image and conduct for a more risqué look and headline-grabbing antics. But the performer did something at MTV’s Video Music Awards last night that is capturing attention for a very different reason.
Cyrus, who won video of the year for her song “Wrecking Ball,” decided to let a formerly homeless man named Jesse accept the award on her behalf.
The singer, who was in the audience at the award show, looked on with tears in her eyes as the young man took the stage in her place and briefly shared the plight of the poor in America.
“Thank y’all, my name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now,” he said. “I know this because I am one of these people. Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.”
Jesse also encouraged the audience and viewers watching the award show to go to Cyrus’ website and Facebook page, where donations can be made to My Friend’s Place, a Hollywood shelter for the homeless, the New York Daily News reported.
yrus’ Facebook page notes that her efforts to help end youth homelessness are just beginning, but that she’s starting by helping My Friend’s Place and encouraging people to donate.
“For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th,” she wrote. “You’ll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house.”
Last year, Cyrus was the focal point at the Video Music Awards, but for a very different reason. As you may recall, she performed in a scantily clad outfit, sparking a nationwide debate about the impact of her antics on young people.
Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness! This is just the beginning for me, but we’re going to get started now by focusing on My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood.
You can support the cause by making a donation here: www.prizeo.com/miley! For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th. You’ll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house. #MyFriendsPlace #VMAs2014
Say it ain’t so!
Miley Cyrus may have made headlines last year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but at this year’s red carpet, she admitted that her next body of work is going to take on an entirely different direction.
“It’s a little psychedelic, but still in that pop world,” she told Sway Sunday evening.
She also revealed that she’s been working in the studio with her pals from the band The Flaming Lips in order to crank out some new tunes.
But unfortunately for all the Smilers out there, Cyrus’ devotees may need to wait a while before getting a chance to listen to the former Disney darling’s new music.
“This record might take me five years,” she explained.
She also added that she’s in no hurry or pressure to rush the creative process, saying, “I’ll just work on it until I’m done.”
And Cyrus may not have been shaking her booty at this year’s awards show, but she definitely stole the carpet in her stunning leather bandeau top and slacks.
During the show, Cyrus made quite the impression after watching Taylor Swift take the stage to perform her hit single “Shake It Off.”
We won’t put words into her mouth, but she looks, well, stunned to say the least.
At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus officially brought the word “twerk” into the mainstream. This year, though, the “Wrecking Ball” singer has decided to pass her mantle to another lady with back: Nicki Minaj.
“With that ass … I ain’t got that ass,” the Video of the Year nominee told MTV’s Sway Calloway when he asked her about the fact that “Anaconda” recently broke “Wrecking Ball”s record for the most views in 24 hours. “I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that ass. Not that Anaconda.”
Dressed in a demure — by Miley standards — black leather dress with safety pins in her earlobes (maybe a nod to newly kindled interest punk rock?), Miley announced to Sway and pre-show host Lucy Hale: “I’ve retired [from twerking], yeah. I’m making some music right now with The Flaming Lips. It’s different. It’s a little psychedelic.”
Yup, it looks like Cyrus is reinventing herself — yet again. However, her dedication to the music remains consistent. “I live to be in the studio, that’s my favorite part, is bunkering down, working on a record,” she said. “This record might take me five years. I don’t know. I’m just going to work on it until I’m done.”
“It’s not about twerking — it’s about music,” she added.
We’re excited to see what post-twerk Miley is up to — even if that means waiting half a decade for her to emerge from that giant teddybear-shaped cocoon.
Miley Cyrus’ naked-swinging, hammer-licking music video for “Wrecking Ball” has won her the coveted Video of the Year gong at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The former Disney star, 21, scooped the top prize ahead of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love”, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, Sia’s “Chandelier” and Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.
But Cyrus surprised everyone by giving her time in the spotlight to a young homeless man named Jesse, who walked on stage to accept her trophy for her.
Jimmy Fallon held the microphone out for him to explain how viewers could donate to Hollywood homeless centre Mr Friend’s Place. Cyrus, meanwhile, somewhat dramatically sobbed.
More details about the worthy cause can be found on Cyrus’ Facebook page.
Despite her VMAs success and much adoration from fans on social media, Cyrus also announced that she has passed the twerking baton on to none other than US rapper Nicki Minaj.
Cyrus became the talking point of the 2013 ceremony following her raunchy “Blurred Lines” duet with Robin Thicke, but it was Minaj’s ’enthusiastic’ dance moves that stole this year’s show.
On the red carpet before the event kicked off, Cyrus was asked by MTV about “Anaconda” breaking “Wrecking Ball”s record for the most Vevo views in 24 hours.
“I ain’t got that ass,” she said, simply. “I can bring that body, I can bring that wrecking ball, but I can’t bring that ass. Not that Anaconda.”
Cyrus opted for a much more covered outfit than last year’s nude latex bikini, choosing a black leather top and trousers instead.
“I’ve retired (from twerking), yeah,” she declared. “I’m making some music right now with The Flaming Lips. It’s different. It’s a little psychedelic. It’s not about twerking – it’s about music.”