Miley Cyrus' new "We Can't Stop" music video features twerking, girl-on-girl, girl-on-doll, furries -- y'know standard freak show stuff ... and the official death knell for her old Disney persona.
Oh, and it's also ... awesome!
Miley's Dial Tone Does the Talking ... Again
6/15/2009 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Oops, she did it again. For the 3rd time in a week, Miley Cyrus' peeps hijacked her radio interview when the questions crossed the Disney approved line.
MiCy was on with WNCI Columbus this morning -- but as soon as the DJ asked about the meagerly anticipated 4th season of her TV show, the line went dead.
On her Twitter, Cyrus blamed previous hang-ups on her busy schedule -- saying if "a station goes over time I am IMMEDIATELY connected to the next station."
Hijack Radio Show
6/12/2009 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's time for Round 2 of Miley Cyrus' PR bulldogs vs radio DJs -- and this time, one of her handlers actually jumped in on the conversation in order to redirect the line of questioning.
Miley was on with Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo on 98.5 KLUC in Vegas today, when they strayed from the pre-approved topics and asked how much control Cyrus has over her bank account. Great question, right?
The voice that answered was not Hannah Montana's -- and the DJ's response couldn't have been more perfect.
Miley's People Pull the Plug on DJ -- On Live Radio
6/12/2009 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' PR peeps are hardcore -- and they'll shut anyone down who doesn't play by their rules.
When the MJ Morning Show decided to go rogue on the 16-year-old Disney supastar -- asking questions that weren't pre-approved by her publicity team -- the only response he got was the click of a phone hanging up.
Miley Apologizes -- Take Two
2/10/2009 2:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
After finally realizing that her first apology wasn't much of one, Miley Cyrus is actually saying she's "sorry" for taking part in this photo that mocks Asians.
Miley took to her fan club website to give the second mea culpa. She wrote:
"I want to thank all of my fans for their support not only this week, but always! I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone. I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GOD's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be. Peace and love, Miles"
Miley Digs Herself a Hole All the Way to China
2/5/2009 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hanoi Montana doesn't seem to get why people think she's mocking Asians in this picture.
During a half-ass non-apology she just posted on her website, Miley claims she was simply making "goofy faces" with her friends and "In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity." Ok, it's a plausible explanation ... BUT WHY ISN'T THE ASIAN DUDE MAKING THE FUNNY FACE?
Hanoi then deflects responsibility even more by joking that the only reason people are mad is because "... now that Britney is back on top of her game again, they need someone to pick on!"
Her full statement can be read after the jump.
In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity! I was simply making a goofy face. When did that become newsworthy? It seems someone is trying to make something out of nothing to me. If that would of been anyone else, it would of been overlooked! I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out as the new 'BAD GIRL'!"
I feel like now that Britney is back on top of her game again, they need someone to pick on! Lucky me! haha Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know what is on my heart. You guys know me and have been by my side every step of the way!
You guys know my heart and know the most important things to me are my friends, family, fans, and GOD! In NO WAY do I want to disappoint any of you! But, when I have made mistakes in the past, I feel like Ive owned up to them and apologized.
Anyway, I really wish everyone would stop focusing on my personal life and get back to focusing on what I love! Music and Acting! Hopefully, I will be touring again this fall! Yayy! =] It will be a nice change to be back out on the road again!"
xoxo Blessings.. Miley =)
Asian Group Not Mad at One of These People
2/2/2009 8:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
When Miley Cyrus transformed herself into Hanoi Montana for this photo -- she had to know it would turn into bad fortune.
The OCA -- a group "dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans" -- is fuming at this photo of Miley and pals for using what they have deemed an offensive, stereotypical gesture.
The OCA sent us this statement: "The photograph of Miley Cyrus and other individuals slanting their eyes currently circulating the Internet is offensive to the Asian Pacific American community and sets a terrible example for her many young fans. This image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent...
"OCA hopes that Miley Cyrus will apologize to her fans and the APA community for this lapse in judgment and takes the opportunity to better understand why the gesture is offensive."
Miley Won't Go Away That Easily
11/17/2008 7:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Repeat after us: Miley Cyrus is alive.
We clarify because some creep hacked into Miley's YouTube account this weekend and posted a video which read, "Miley died this morning after being hit by a drunk driver. She always told us if anything ever happened to her then tell her loyal fans first before the public. R.I.P Miley, we'll never forget you!" The weird message has been pulled down.
Miley was out about all weekend -- so once again -- she's very much not dead.
Miley Cyrus & Mom
11/19/2007 1:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Move over Dina and Lindsay Lohan -- there's a new mother/daughter duo burning up the Hollywood scene!
Looking more like an adult than ever, "Hannah Montana" sensation Miley Cyrus (right) hit the American Music Awards red carpet on Sunday with her mother Tish (left) at her side -- 14 going on 30!
Like many child stars, Miley has yet to reach major milestones in her life, like getting her driver's license, graduating high school -- or going to rehab!
Actress, Pop Star,
11/13/2007 3:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
OMG! Hannah Montana is being sued by a fan! The charge facing tween star Miley Cyrus? Failure to make tickets available to upcoming concerts. Oh, what-ever!
Kerry Inman of Pennsville, New Jersey says she paid $29.95 to Cyrus' official website, MileyWorld.com, which promised to make seats available to members before they went on sale to the general public.
The $5 million class action lawsuit filed in Tennessee alleges that Interactive Media Marketing and Smiley Miley, Inc. were "unfair and deceptive" and "created a false impression that tickets would be available."
Clearly, there'll be no backstage passes for her!
UPDATE: Miley's rep issued the following statement to TMZ: "Among the many benefits of membership, Mileyworld members had an opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets to the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds concert tour and more than 70,000 Mileyworld members obtained concert tickets as a result of their membership in Mileyworld. The Mileyworld website expressly states that Mileyworld does not guarantee every member a concert ticket. Mileyworld members had far greater access to concert tickets than the general public and other fan clubs and the claim that the vast majority of Mileyworld members were unable to obtain concert tickets is simply false. Mileyworld will vigorously defend itself from the frivolous claims in the lawsuit."