Miley Cyrus And Syria’s Problem From Hell: Column

Both former Disney starlets-turned-pop-provocateurs, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus have more than a few things in common — they recently collaborated on not-yet-leaked track “SMS (BANGERZ)” — and the pair are briefly seen shooting the breeze in a preview for MTV documentary Miley: The Movement. PHOTOS: Miley’s raciest outfits Their topic of conversation? The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, of course! “Everyone takes the VMAs so serious,” Cyrus, 20, tells VMAs vet Spears, 31, in a recording studio. “I just wanna come out and shoot a hot dog gun,” the former Hannah Montana star says as Spears giggles. “I just wanna have fun!” (Spears recently defended Cyrus’ VMAs stunt.) Premiering on MTV on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 p.m., Miley: The Movement followed Cyrus during the four-month leadup to the release of new album Bangerz — including rehearsals, encounters with fans, and lots of one-on-one interviews. Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus in Miley’s new documentary “The Movement” “I was born to become who I am right now,” Cyrus says. “Right now I’m in a point in my career where I’m exactly what I wanna be, who I wanna be . . .I’m starting as a new artist now.” Her (compelling!) take on stirring on controversy?

Cher ‘ashamed’ of dissing Miley

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In 1988, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein used poison gas, against both Iran and Iraq’s Kurdish minority . Simon Wiesenthal warned then that, if no action were taken, we would all eventually pay a price. We did when the U.S. went to war with an emboldened Saddam twice in the coming decades. Now, Hussein’s horrific crimes against the Kurds have inspired Bashar Assad and company to gas Syrian men, women and children. Needless negotiation Whatever the final outcome of the new Russia-U.S. agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons, we need to remind new generations that there are red lines worth fighting for. We had better relearn some brutal history lessons from “crimes against humanity” going back before the Holocaust. What’s at stake? If international red lines about the use of chemical weapons on civilians can be crossed with impunity, can a nuclear weapon deployed by a rogue state’s proxy terrorists be so unthinkable? If we don’t act against the gassing of innocents today, we better prepare for new atrocities. On that day, we’ll forget Miley Cyrus and carbon emissions will lose their drama. Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, where Harold Brackman is a consultant.


What I should have said (is) ‘I didn’t like (the performance) that much, but she’s Pushing The Envelope,being an ARTIST. She’s talented,& DIDNT COMMIT A FELONY. But somehow my ego had 2 get ITS 2 CENTS IN!” She went on to tweet, “Ps this is Not an apology 4 what I Thought,its a Reminder,that if I don’t practice my principles,I loose Them.” WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT. Ps this is Not an apology 4 what I Thought,its a Reminder,that if I don't practice my principles,I loose Them Cher (@cher) September 18, 2013 If only she could “turn back time”… (sorry, we had to). Cher will release a new album, ‘Closer to the Truth,’ on Sept. 24. It will be her first in a dozen years, since ‘Living Proof.’ None Cher came to fame in the mid-’60s after partnering with Sonny Bono. The duo recorded hit songs including ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).’ They were married from 1969 until 1975. AP One of Sonny and Cher’s earliest TV appearances was on the ‘Danny Thomas Special’ in 1966. AP The couple appeared on crooner Andy Williams’ variety show in 1967. Gerald K. Smith, NBCU via Getty Images Hugh Hefner, right, hosted Sonny and Cher on his late-night talk show, ‘Playboy After Dark,’ in November 1969. Playboy After Dark Cher and then-husband Gregg Allman appeared on the Sept. 27, 1976, cover of ‘People’ magazine with their son, Elijah, and her daughter, Chastity, by Sonny Bono. They were married from 1975 until 1979. People Sonny and by then ex-wife Cher clown around with Mike Douglas during the taping of ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ in January 1979. AP The couple also sang during their 1979 appearance on ‘The Mike Douglas Show.’ AP Sonny and Cher took multiple runs at starring in their own TV variety programs, appearing together from 1971 through 1974, and then reuniting here, while divorced, for ‘The Sonny and Cher Show’ in 1976. Bettmann Archives Then-governor of California, Ronald Reagan, appeared on the season opener of ‘The Sonny and Cher Show.’ CBS Fullscreen Cher wears a creation by designer Bob Mackie as she poses with actor Don Ameche after presenting him with the Oscar for best supporting actor at the Academy Awards in March 1986. Over the years, Cher has been a prime and often outrageous contributor to Oscar styles. Lennox McLenndon, AP Sonny and Cher sing their hit song ‘I Got You Babe’ after reuniting for the first time in more than 10 years in November 1987 on ‘Late Night With David Letterman.’ AP Cher starred with Nicolas Cage in the 1987 romantic comedy ‘Moonstruck.’ She won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in the film. MGM Cher rides a Harley-Davidson in the Happy Harley Days/Rejoice on Rodeo parade on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills in December 1994. In 1985, she played a biker chick in the movie ‘Mask.’ Carlos Schiebeck, AFP Madonna, left, Donatella Versace and Cher at a fundraising gala honoring Donatella’s brother, slain fashion designer Gianni Versace, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 1997. Don Pollard, AP Cher, left, and Julie Christie appear onstage with other former Oscar winners at the 70th annual Academy Awards in 1998 in Los Angeles. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Cher delivered the eulogy for ex-husband Sonny Bono following his death in a skiing accident in 1998. Pool photo Cher performed the national anthem before the Super Bowl in Miami in 1999. Mike Brown, USA TODAY Appropriately, Cher was among the performers on ‘VH1 Divas Live 99.’ Kevin Mazur via AP Cher played herself in a guest appearance on TV’s ‘Will & Grace’ in 2000. Sean Hayes, as Jack, plays a scene in the episode ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Weed.’ Chris Haston, NBC Demure as always, Cher received a lifetime achievement award in Las Vegas during the Billboard Music Awards. Kevin Winter, Fox via Getty Images Cher performs during her 2003 ‘Living Proof: The Farewell Concert’ TV special.

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