Miley on the cover of the September issue of Prestige Magazine available now in Hong Kong! Omg.. so STUNNING! I love everything about this photoshoot!
Is MILEY CYRUS just another spoiled starlet going off the rails?
JOE YOGERST thinks not, and spoke to her about being stalked by the paparazzi, playing Demi Moore’s teenage daughter, and her dark sense of humour
CALL IT COINCIDENCE, but sometimes life has a strange way of sending messages. Recently I undertook a pilgrimage to the Hollywood Bowl to see Dolly Parton in concert. Halfway through the gig, the country icon interrupted her songfest to talk about her god-daughter Miley Cyrus. “She’s a good girl. She’ll get through this just fine,” Parton said, suggesting that we should all remember what it was like to be young, impetuous and a little bit wild. There was no way for me to know that, just a few weeks later, I would be discussing that very topic with Cyrus herself.
Parton was referring to Cyrus’ public and often tumultuous attempt to morph from the child star of Disney Channel’s runaway hit TV series Hannah Montana into a young adult actor and singer. While not in the same league as those of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, Cyrus’ early adult career has been fraught with controversy. There was Annie Leibovitz’sVanity Fair photo shoot in which the then 15-year-old Cyrus appeared to be wrapped in only a bed sheet. Racy photos were hacked from her e-mail account and circulated on the web. Celebrity gossipmongers TMZ released a video showing Cyrus smoking from a bong. Though she hit back saying it contained a legal substance, the footage was scandalous enough for her father, country star Billy Ray Cyrus (of “Achy Breaky Heart” fame), to scold her publicly. Critics say her concert outfits and music videos are too risqué. And on and on it goes – all minor stuff in the annals of showbiz scandal, but shocking for those raised on goody-two-shoes Hannah Montana.
Gossip aside, what sets the 18-year-old apart from so many starlets of her generation is that she has talent. In addition to her television and film performances, when it comes to a song she can hold her own. Cyrus can also shift records: she’s had top-40 hits in at least a dozen countries and is the youngest artist of all time to chalk up four number-one albums in just three years.