January 9, 2014 |
Miley Cyrus considers Marc Jacobs to be a fashion mentor -- among other things she wore his fishnet column gown to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala this year -- and now she is the face of his spring advertising campaign, looking kind of dark and moody on a beach. [WWD] Drew Barrymore was named editor at large at Refinery 9. [Los Angeles Times] "Glee's" Naya Rivera's long, usually dark locks were blond at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday. [People]
January 7, 2014 |
The record-industry score-keepers at Nielsen SoundScan recently confirmed something many music fans had probably already assumed: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" - the cheeky disco-funk jam with the controversial, nudity-enhanced video - was the biggest-selling single of 2013, with 6.5 million copies sold. The tune, nominated for record of the year at this month's Grammy Awards, spent 12 straight weeks atop Billboard's Hot 100, longer than any other song last year; that video, meanwhile, has racked up nearly 300 million views on YouTube.
December 28, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - One down, 99 (or so) to go. Britney Spears on Friday night began her much-discussed two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in which the onetime teen-pop superstar will perform a scheduled 100 shows through 2015, with the possibility of adding more gigs if the production takes off. Singing -- well, sort of -- for what appeared to be a full house at the 4,600-seat Axis Theater, Spears led a show, called “Piece of...
December 26, 2013 |
Miley Cyrus isn't taking much of a holiday break. After spending the last few weeks playing Clear Channel-branded Jingle Ball concerts in various cities ( including Los Angeles ), the controversial pop star on Thursday released a new music video for "Adore You," a spacey ballad from this fall's "Bangerz" album. An unauthorized version of the clip appeared online ahead of schedule Wednesday, prompting Cyrus to complain on Twitter (spiced with some choice four-letter language)
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December 16, 2013 |
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to reveal her breasts, bare but for two strategically placed red stars proclaiming “Merry Christmas.” "THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple ,” Cyrus tweeted. Later, she added, “It's not about getting your [breasts]
December 16, 2013 |
Leave it to Barbara Walters to get Miley Cyrus to open up about her ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Wait, didn't Ellen DeGeneres already do that ? Yes, but 2013 has the unfortunate moniker of becoming the year of Miley Cyrus. Barb asked Cyrus the really tough question about whether she believed she agreed too quickly to getting engaged to "The Hunger Games" star. It turns out little Miley was afraid of being alone. "I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had this entire year," Cyrus told Walters in her " Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 " interview.
December 14, 2013 |
Friday the 13th meant no luck for the countless people across the nation who bought tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot. The $425-million prize went unclaimed and has now grown to $550 million, the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. The winning numbers on Friday were: 19 24 26 27 70. Mega Ball number: 12. Still, nine people won $1 million each for matching up the first five numbers, according to the Mega Millions website Saturday. Thus far, the highest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million in March 2012, with three winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
December 10, 2013 |
Times Square in New York City and the Las Vegas Strip seem to have a lock on the ultimate New Year's Eve parties. But if your travel plans don't take you to those places, you may want to welcome 2014 with Miley Cyrus in Miami or Bill Maher in Honolulu. Either way, you'll need a ticket -- before they sell out. Miami: The twerkster herself Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams, nominated for seven 2014 Grammy Awards, will cohost a poolside NYE bash at the luxe Fontainebleau Miami Beach . About 1,000 people are expected to party on the hotel's ocean-facing lawn.
December 7, 2013 |
The line between respectable pop music and its gauche, teenage-courting offspring had a physical address on Friday night: Chick Hearn Court in downtown L.A. That's the street that divides Staples Center and the L.A. Live complex, where the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball and the Grammy nominations concert offered two very different, but occasionally overlapping, schools of Top-40 success. At Nokia Theatre, the Grammys lent their imprimatur to rising stars offering messages of austerity. The teenage New Zealand electro-pop singer Lorde had a smash with the bling-mocking “Royals,” and hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis offered a jollier riff on a similar theme with “Thrift Shop.” But at Staples Center, Jingle Ball celebrated the tarter, girlier yet often still great stuff that the Grammys rarely acknowledge -- the '90s-frizzy dance pop of Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande's featherweight R&B, and yes, Miley Cyrus licking a Christmas tree.
November 29, 2013 |
I honestly can't tell what's more disturbing, the fact that Katy Perry dressed up in “ yellowface ” or that anyone thought it was “ beautiful .” Last weekend, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer appeared at the American Music Awards to perform her new single, “Unconditional,” dressed in a kimono. Perry went all the way with borrowing from Japanese culture, writes Vulture: “geisha moves ... giant fans, cherry blossoms, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and much more.” The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Wang commented that the “performance was also a harsh reminder of how deeply anchored the archetype of the exotic, self-sacrificing 'lotus blossom' is in the Western imagination.” However, Chris Talbott of the Associated Press didn't find anything wrong with it. Talbott responded by saying Perry looked “like a princess out of a classic Japanese painting.” Here we can see that the bigger issue with Perry's “ demeaning and harmful iconography ” is that some people don't see it as an issue - because cultural appropriation has become so commonplace.