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Monday
Aug252014

Miley Wins "Video of the Year," Doesn't Twerk; Beyonce Dominates Performances at 2014 MTV VMAs

Courtesy MTVAfter last year's twerk heard 'round the world, what could Miley Cyrus possibly do for an encore at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards?  Take home the Video of the Year trophy in a surprise upset -- and then turn her acceptance speech into a powerful call to action.

Miley's "Wrecking Ball" clip beat out much more recent and talked-about clips -- from "Fancy" to "Happy" to "Drunk in Love" -- to take the top prize of the night.  But instead of coming onstage to accept it, Miley sent an unknown young man instead.  Identifying himself as Jesse, he said he was accepting the award for the "1.6 million runaways and homeless youths who are starving, lost and scared right now." 

While Miley watched from the side, tearing up, Jesse went on to note that L.A., the entertainment capital of the world, has a disproportionate number of young homeless people.  He then invited everyone to visit Miley's Facebook page to see how they could help.  She's asking her fans to donate money for "My Friend's Place," a homeless center for young people in Hollywood.

It was the second truly "serious" moment in a night that's usually all about flashy, raunchy, over-the-top performances.  The first came when rapper Common mentioned Ferguson, Missouri, which has been a hotbed of protests and occasional violence since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot by a police officer there in early August. 

"The people have used their voices to call for justice and change, and to let everyone know that each and every one of our lives matters," said Common, noting that hip-hop has "always been about truth, and a powerful instrument for social change."  Before handing out the award for Best Hip-Hop Video, he called for a moment of silence for Brown, "and for peace in this country and in the world."  During the show, a brief public service announcement about Ferguson was also shown.

Of course, there were plenty of flashy, raunchy and over-the-top performances, too, starting with the three-way diva-off of Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, who opened the show.   Ariana emerged from a rocket ship to sing "Break Free," followed by Nicki in a green bikini, rapping a heavily censored "Anaconda" and twerking like nobody's business.  Jessie J then emerged to start up "Bang Bang," and was joined by Ariana and Nicki, who had a serious wardrobe malfunction and spent the number clutching a scanty black dress around her so it wouldn't fall off.

Another performance highlight was Taylor Swift's first performance of "Shake It Off," which she sang wearing a two-piece, midriff-baring fringed sequin number, accompanied by dancing acrobatic men in tuxedos and female backup singers.  At one point, she ascended to the top of a giant "1989" sign onstage -- that's the title of her album -- looked over the edge and said, "Nuh, uh. I don't care if it's the VMAs. I'm not jumping off there. All kinds of people are getting bit by snakes...it's dangerous!"  That was a reference to the fact that, during rehearsal, one of Nicki Minaj's backup dancers was, in fact, bitten by a snake.  She's OK, though.

It was a great night for British and Australian acts -- and we're including Lorde in there, even though she's technically from New Zealand. She took home the Best Rock Video Moonman, accidentally cursing during her acceptance speech and then quickly apologizing.  Brit Ed Sheeran won Best Male Video for "Sing," and Brit Sam Smith absolutely slayed with his beautiful, stripped-down rendition of "Stay With Me."  Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer performed "Amnesia" and won the Best Lyric Video award, while Aussie Iggy Azalea stopped the show with her dramatic rendition of "Black Widow," which she sang with Rita Ora.

Maroon 5, in their first-ever VMA performance, took things outside, playing "Maps" in the parking lot in front of thousands of fans underneath an enormous, lit-up "M."  They also played a bit of "One More Night" as well.

Of course, the performance to end all performances came from Beyonce, who received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  It was presented to her by her husband, Jay Z, who was holding their daughter, Blue Ivy . He referred to her as "our greatest living entertainer," and a tearful Beyonce said, "I am filled with so much gratitude. Blue, I love you. My beloved..." -- referring to Jay Z --  "...I love you.  My fans, I love you. MTV, I love you!"  Then, she, Jay and Blue all walked offstage together.  They didn't look like they were heading to the divorce attorney, either.

As for Bey's performance, she basically sang her entire self-titled album.  She performed for about 15 minutes, running through, in rapid succession, "Mine," "Haunted," "No Angel," "Jealous," "Blow," "Drunk In Love," "Rocket," "Partition," "Flawless," "Yonce," "Blue" and, finally, "XO," which the audience sang along with her.  She wore the same costume, but moved through a series of different sets, with dancers, video screens and lights creating a different distinct mood for each number.  The show ended after her performance and acceptance, because really, how could you follow that?

Beyonce was the biggest winner on the night, taking home three trophies in addition to the Video Vanguard Award.



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Friday
Mar152013

Source Says Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 'Are Talking'

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus “are talking.” 

A friend tells UsWeekly the couple, whose seemingly rocky engagement has been under increasing press speculation, are currently apart, but "are talking."

Another insider tells the tabloid the pair has been having “the worst fights of their relationship" for the past few months.

The singer and her Last Song boyfriend have supposedly been arguing about everything from her punk makeover to his alleged affair with another actress.

Hemsworth has been spending time with his family in his homeland of Australia, while Cyrus has remained in Los Angeles.

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Thursday
Mar142013

Source: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Still Together

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- There is no truth in the rumors that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split, according to E!, but sources say there are some difficulties that the couple needs to work on.

"[Miley and Liam] have been a bit rocky, but are not giving up," says an insider.  "They both want it to work."

Hemsworth is on vacation in Australia with his family at the moment, while Cyrus is in Los Angeles.  He is expected back in the U.S. in a few days.

Reps for Cyrus and Hemsworth have yet to comment on speculation about the couple's relationship.  Cyrus spoke for herself last week, via Twitter, when she tweeted that she’s "not discussing anything but my music from now on."

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Wednesday
Mar132013

Report: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 'Are Done'

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- After days of denial, there's new evidence that Miley Cyrus and her Hunger Games star fiancee Liam Hemsworth have indeed split up.

Hemsworth has been spotted without Cyrus in his native Australia because, the New York Post says, he needed to "get away from Los Angeles" and spend time with family.

A source tells the paper the two stars "are done; it's over." 

The spy says, "She likes to party really hard and can be pretty wild.  It became a problem for him."

The couple began dating almost three years ago after they met as co-stars in the movie The Last Song.

Hemsworth popped the question to Cyrus last May, however she was spotted last week without the 3.5-carat diamond ring he gave her, People reported.

Life & Style reported on March 6 that Hemsworth was spotted making out at a pre-Oscars party with a "wasted" Mad Men star January Jones.  A source told the gossip magazine, "if the cheating claims are true, their engagement's over."

That same day, Cyrus tweeted, "I am so sick of La. And sick of the lies that come with it. I didn’t call off my wedding. Taking a break from social media. #draining.”

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Friday
Mar082013

Miley Cyrus Seen Not Wearing Engagement Ring Amid Split Rumors

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The situation regarding whether Miley Cyrus is still engaged to Liam Hemsworth took a new twist this week.

Early Wednesday, the singer and actress tweeted that she did not call off her engagement, despite rumors to the contrary.

“I am so sick of LA. And sick of the lies that come with it. I didn’t call off my wedding,” she wrote. “Taking a break from social media #draining.” She also wrote that her new music will “shut everyone up.”

But on late Wednesday, Cyrus was photographed outside a Los Angeles recording studio where, People reported, she was not wearing the same jewelry on her ring finger that Hemsworth gave to her when he proposed. The photos were first captured by x17 Online.

A source reported as close to Cyrus told People on Thursday that “Miley still wants to get married.” The source said that the couple has “always had a very passionate relationship,” adding, “They have a very strong physical attraction, but have very different personalities and backgrounds. This makes their relationship very complicated.”

The upcoming March 18 issue of Us Weekly cites a source close to the couple who claims they nixed the wedding.

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Thursday
Mar072013

Miley Cyrus Denies She Called Off Wedding

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Contrary to rumor, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are still getting married.

Cyrus decided to squash any rumors about her engagement to The Hunger Games actor via Twitter on Wednesday.

She tweeted, "I am so sick of La. And sick of the lies that come with it. I didn't call off my wedding. Taking a break from social media. #draining"

However, a source close to Cyrus tells People magazine that the couple has been going through a bit of a rough patch. 

The source said, "The wedding is still on.  Miley and Liam have had some problems that they are working through.  Miley doesn't think it's a big deal.  She loves Liam and can't wait to marry him."

The upcoming March 18 issue of Us Weekly features the headline "Miley & Liam: Wedding Is Off!" splashed on the cover.  The magazine cites a source close to the couple who claims they nixed the wedding.

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Friday
Feb222013

Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Wedding Plans

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may be two of the hottest stars in Hollywood right now, but their wedding will likely be low-key.

“When the wedding does happen, it’s probably going to be a small, intimate one,” Cyrus’ mother, Tish Cyrus, said in an interview with People magazine. The interview is included in the issue that hit newsstands Friday.

Cyrus, 20, and her mother are on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress, and earlier this month they attended Marchesa’s Fall 2013 fashion show to look at bridal gowns.

“They make the most amazing dresses. They are definitely one of our options,” Cyrus said, speaking of the designer.

Cyrus also said she and Hemsworth, 23, haven’t talked specifics about their wedding plans. She said her fiancé is “pretty laid-back about everything."

“It’s the best thing ever,” Cyrus said. “To know that I found the person I want to be with forever is pretty awesome. He’s everything I want.”

Hemsworth and Cyrus met in 2009 while co-starring in The Last Song, a film about two teens who fall in love.

Cyrus became famous playing the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana, and Hemsworth starred in the hit film The Hunger Games.

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Saturday
Jan052013

Miley Cyrus Debuts Her New Dog

Twitter/MileyCyrus(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus has a new pooch. The actress shared photos on Twitter of a new puppy she adopted on Thursday.

"Bean is a little girl :) she is a chihuahua mix of some type :) she brought so much sunshine!!!" the 20-year-old tweeted.

In December 2012, Cyrus was heartbroken after her Yorkie mix Lila died following an incident with her other dog, Ziggy.

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Thursday
Jan032013

Miley Cyrus Criticizes Paparazzi After Photog Dies Trailing Car

@MileyCyrus(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus believes there's a lesson to be learned from the death of a paparazzo who was fatally struck by a car Tuesday while attempting to snap pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari after it was pulled over in Los Angeles.

Cyrus tweeted on Wednesday, "Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"

She said no one should blame Bieber for the accident.  She continued, "This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices."

Bieber, who wasn't in the car at the time of the accident, released a statement Wednesday, saying, “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim."

He added, “Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."

TMZ.com has reported that rapper Lil Twist was behind the wheel of Bieber's Ferrari at the time of the incident.  The paparazzo hasn’t been named by authorities.

Paparazzi have had many dangerous run-ins with Bieber, including a high-speed chase last July that led to the arrest of a photographer.  At the time, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine said Bieber was to blame and deserved to be arrested.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Miley Cyrus Mourns Passing of Favorite Dog Lila

ABC/KAREN NEAL(NEW YORK) -- Miley Cyrus took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the passing of one of her pet pooches.

The singer and actress wrote, “For everyone asking…I have never been so hurt in all my life.”

She added, “My heart has never been so broken…Lila my sweet baby girl has passed away.”

Cyrus has a number of rescue dogs with fiancé Laim Hemsworth, including Ziggy, Floyd, Mary Jane and Happy.

Still coming to terms with her grief, the 20-year-old tweeted again, “Broken. Gonna go MIA for a bit. Need some healing time. Thank you to everyone who has sent love my way. I need it.”

Lila had been a family pet since 2011.

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