Barely talented and now, barely dressed

Associated Press
Associated Press
Posted: October 11, 2010

IN HER TRANSITION from annoying, barely talented tween to annoying, barely talented teen, Miley Cyrus continues to ruffle feathers.

Now almost 18, Miley has chosen to follow the Britney, Lindsay route to stardom and show herself off as a completely sexualized seductress.

She is completely on display in her new video, "Who Owns My Heart?" in which a more fitting question might be "Who Owns Her Clothes?"

Writhing in her undies like a Victoria's Secret model, Miley has again angered the Parents Television Council, which longs for the days when TV's Lucy and Ricky slept in separate beds - and they were married.

"It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one," PTC President Tim Winters told "Miley built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls, and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly."

Hey, now she's seeking fame and fortune on her own back.

To Tattle's reptilian brain, the problem isn't that Miley is distancing herself from her fan base - she is getting older and theoretically they are also. Just because Disney Channel can air "Hannah Montana" reruns for the next 20 years doesn't mean Miley needs to forever appeal to that audience.

The problem is that every female teenage pop star believes the only way to show "maturity" is by sliding down a stripper poll in a bra.

"Look at my t - ts" may provide a solid foundation for a "Girls Gone Wild" video, but it's not enough for a music career.

* In other teen lunacy, US Weekly magazine reports that Justin Bieber has partnered with Nicole by OPI to "design" a collection of nail polishes exclusively for Wal-Mart.

The Bieber collection will be inspired by his songs, much like songs throughout history have inspired faith, civil rights, equal rights, the anti-war movement and ethnic solidarity.

Except now it's nail polish.

Ah, progress.

If your songs inspire nail polish, Justin, you need better songs.


* An auction of some 100 items of Michael Jackson memorabilia has fetched more than $1 million, with a basketball autographed by the late singer and Michael Jordan netting $245,000.

The sale Saturday in the southern Chinese city of Macau drew bidders from around the world.

Aside from their love of Michael, the one thing all the bidders had in common: Too much money.

* Controversial New Zealand public television host Paul Henry resigned yesterday after his mocking of an Indian official's name sparked a diplomatic protest of racism.

The official's name: Sheila Dikshit.

* Matthew Morrison risked alienating a good chunk of the Rust Belt audience for "Glee" by appearing at campaign rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania this weekend for Democratic candidates.

Morrison plays club director Will Schuester on the TV series.

* In the "Who knew?" department, London's Daily Mail reports that when 24-year-old Lady Gaga was merely 15-year-old Stefani Germanotta, she appeared in an episode of "The Sopranos" called "TheTelltale Moozadell."

She hung out in a pool scene with Tony's son A. J. and his friends. She laughed.

She's still laughing.

* We can almost hear Elton John singing "The Circle of Life."

Days after 25-year-old whale Kalina died suddenly at SeaWorld in Orlando, Kalina's mom, 34-year-old Katina, gave birth to her seventh calf. The new calf's father is Tilikum, the 6-ton whale who drowned a SeaWorld trainer in February.

SeaWorld officials say the baby is 7 feet long and weighs 350 pounds.

Spokesman Nick Gollattscheck says the sex of the calf won't be known for some time.

That's due to the SeaWorld version of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

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