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Miley Cyrus Is Now a Visual Artist, Too

Her debut collection, aptly titled "Dirty Hippie," was presented at New York Fashion Week during designer Jeremy Scott's show

Miley Cyrus never ceases to amaze. On Wednesday, the 21-year-old pop star debuted her newest artistic venture: an art collection, aptly titled “Dirty Hippie,” as a part of avant-garde designer Jeremy Scott’s New York Fashion Week Show. Models in Scott’s show reportedly wore some of the pieces, which will also be on display at V Magazine‘s New York offices starting on Sept. 11. Details of the collection were also presented in V, whose cover Cyrus graces this month.

The collection features a five-foot-bong, a vibrator with a joint attached to it, and a party hat the singer told V she saw and thought “it might be fun to glue some sh-t onto it.” There is also a piece featuring a pineapple, because Cyrus says the fruits make “yummy c-m.” Sure!

Cyrus is not a formally trained artist, and though the pieces — which the singer has been teasing on her Instagram account — give off a high-DIY-project vibe (mainly because it was a high DIY project), Scott told V that’s what drew him to her work. As for Cyrus, the project was about exploring other artistic avenues so she doesn’t have to “die a pop pop dumb dumb.”

Cyrus’s main inspiration for her work was her fans and her tour, from which many of the pieces (including the vibrator with the joint attached to it) were derived. In the interview, Cyrus said her creations were like therapy, given the rough start she had to 2014.

“At the beginning of this year, I hated 2014 because everything that could go wrong kept going wrong. Being in the hospital, my dog dying…Everything just kept sh-itting on me and sh-tting on me. So then I started taking all of those sh-t things and making them good, and being like, I’m using it. My brother and my friends all said that’s what they felt I was doing. So, that’s how I started making art. I had a bunch of f-cking junk and sh-t, and so instead of letting it be junk and sh-t, I turned it into something that made me happy. “

Welp, so long as she’s happy.

 

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Artist Who Had Planned to Display Hacked Jennifer Lawrence Pics Changes Course

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week — Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015
Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week — Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Rindoff/Dufour—2014 Rindoff/Dufour

After online backlash

The artist who was going to make an exhibit out of the hacked naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton has decided to go in a different artistic direction.

Instead of showcasing nude pictures of celebrities, he has decided to display life-sized images of his own naked body. The artist XVALA told Page Six that online backlash moved him to change the show. “It wasn’t just about being ‘hacked’ images anymore, but now presented in the media as stolen property,” he said. “People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence’s and Kate Upton’s victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive.”

The exhibit “No Delete” will open to the public in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Oct. 30.

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Justin Bieber Got Booed As He Stripped On Live TV

It was awkward

Justin Bieber’s surprise appearance on CBS’s Fashion Rocks live concert and charity fundraiser on Tuesday night was evidently not a welcome one, as the 20-year-old was booed as he took the stage.

In hopes of winning the crowd over, J-Beebs stripped down to his Calvin Klein boxer briefs. He then proceeded to bite his lower lip as he thrust his hips forward, which only made the crowd boo louder. It probably was not the reception he was hoping for.

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Watch What Happened When Jimmy Fallon Got Britney Spears on Tinder

"This better work"

Now that Britney Spears is single, she’s done what many of the lonely and newly single do: She got a Tinder account. Or, more accurately, Jimmy Fallon did it for her.

In a segment on the Tonight Show on Tuesday, Fallon announced that he had created an account for his guest. “She’s recently single, she sings good jingles, she loves her Pringles and she’s ready to mingle,” Fallon said of the pop star.

Britney is as resplendent in her Tinder photo as one can be in a dating app that embraces febrile swiping and snap carnal judgments. Fallon chose a photo of the eternal teen singer coyly looking at the camera, wearing a revealing pink top and preparing to spray what looks like a bottle of perfume into her immaculate blonde locks. And in a sly reference to her prized tagline, her “About Britney” section says, “This better work, bitch.” It’s a Tinder profile to make the best of us blush—and hope we can get “Lucky.”

Fallon capped it off with a playful list of the pros and cons of dating Britney Spears. (See the full clip here.)

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Crash a Wedding in Italy

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Beyoncé takes a picture with a bride while vacationing in Portofino, Italy on Sept. 6 CIAO/AKM-GSI

They'll attend a random couple's wedding but not Kimye's

They are about the best wedding crashers you could ask for: Beyoncé and Jay Z took a break from their vacation in Portofino, Italy, to surprise a bride at her wedding. The diva posed for pictures with the bride while wearing sunglasses and a bikini.

Though Jay and Bey dropped in on this Italian wedding, they were conspicuously absent from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s recent nuptials in Florence, Italy, opting instead to spend the weekend in the Hamptons. “It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years,” West told GQ of his Watch the Throne partner’s no-show.

The couple is vacationing in Italy with daughter Blue Ivy to celebrate Beyoncé’s birthday, which was on Sept. 4. The two are slated to finish their On the Run Tour in Paris on Sept. 12 and 13.

The couple recently tried to dispel rumors of an impending split at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay Z presented his wife with the Video Vanguard Award. He called the woman the “greatest living entertainer” before kissing her.

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J.K. Rowling Tweets Her Opposition to Scottish Independence

The Harry Potter author lives in Scotland

Author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Saturday to express her opposition to the upcoming vote on Scotland’s independence from the U.K. England and Scotland have been united politically for 307 years, and Scots will vote on whether to secede from the U.K. on Sept. 18.

Rowling is English, but lives in Scotland and has donated significant funds to the Better Together Campaign (#bettertogether) which advocates for keeping Scotland in the U.K.

Below are a couple of her tweets:

In the second tweet, Rowling expresses her hopefulness over rumors that the U.K. government will offer the Devo Max option (short for maximum devolution) as an alternative to independence. Devo Max would provide greater economic and political independence to Scotland while keeping it in the U.K.

The author has received backlash for her firm opinion on the matter, especially after she wrote a long essay about her position in June. Rowling says she opposes secession because of the potential for an economic mess, as well as cuts to research funding. “Having put a large amount of money into Multiple Sclerosis research here, I was worried to see an open letter from all five of Scotland’s medical schools expressing ‘grave concerns’ that independence could jeopardize what is currently Scotland’s world-class performance in this area,” she wrote.

Rowling has even called parts of the debate “a little Death Eaterish for my taste.”

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The Most Anticipated Babies of All Time

We list 'em all, from the Royal Baby to "Fetus King" Shapur II.

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“Royal Baby” mania carries on today as the British monarchy announced that Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting a second child — who will become fourth in the line to the throne— just a little more than a year after Prince George was born on July 22, 2013. Here, we look back at other famous offspring who attracted a lot of media attention.

  • North West

    Singer Kanye West and reality tv actress Kim Kardashian arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" in New York
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    b. June 15, 2013. Daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

    Tabloid speculation—about the Kim’s weight, Kanye’s commitment, and, of course, the baby’s sex—ran rampant for months. And when Kim went into early labor (5 weeks before her due date), some fans went so far as to claim her baby was the messiah.

  • Blue Ivy Carter

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    b. January 7, 2012. Daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z

    Her existence was announced at the end of Beyoncé’s 2011 Video Music Awards performance of “Love on Top” (side note: the best part of this video is Kanye trying to get in on the announcement), and when she was born, her parents reportedly rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor—for $1.3 million.
  • Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

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    b. May 27, 2006. Daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
    Though the much-lauded “world’s most beautiful couple” had previously adopted, Shiloh was their first biological child. In an attempt to avoid the media circus, the family traveled to Namibia for the birth. Her first public photo was on the cover of People, which reportedly bought the images for $4.1 million. (Profits were donated to charities serving African children.)
  • Suri Cruise

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    b. April 18, 2006. Daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

    She was amid a flood of rumors that the TomKat marriage was a publicity stunt—the couple began dating in April in 2005 and were married by November—and her first public photo graced the cover of the second-best-selling issue of Vanity Fair ever.
  • Prince William

    Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales
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    b. June 21, 1982. Son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales

    His mother, then 20 years old, was already a global obsession, and William’s birth marked the continued reign of the Windsor monarchy.

  • Louise Brown

    PREMIER BEBE-EPROUVETTE EN 1978
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    b. July 25, 1978. Daughter of Lesley and John Brown

    She was the first baby born via in vitro fertilization—after doctors spent 12 years honing their methods—and was heralded as a medial miracle. Robert Edwards, one of the IVF pioneers, received the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work. Louise’s birth also spotlighted the controversy surrounding “test tube babies.”

  • John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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    b. November 25, 1960. Son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy

    He was born at the Georgetown University Hospital sixteen days after his father was elected president—the first-ever child born under those circumstances. Frank Sinatra and Queen Elizabeth were among those who sent gifts to the Kennedys when “John-John” was born.
  • Princess Caroline

    GRACE DE MONACO CONSOLANT SA FILLE CAROLINE BEBE 1957
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    b. January 23, 1957. Daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco

    Her mom touted around a now-famous Hermes bag to hide her pregnancy from the paparazzi, who followed her every move.

  • Desi Arnaz Jr.

    The Arnaz Family
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    b. January 19, 1953. Son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

    His mom’s pregnancy was written into the plot of I Love Lucy, which was a daring move for a TV show at the time. The same day that she gave birth to Desi Jr., her fictional counterpart, Lucy Ricardo, gave birth to Little Ricky on the show (though the baby was not played by Desi Jr. ). His photo eventually graced the first ever TV Guide in April 1953, accompanied by the title “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby.”

  • Charles Lindbergh Jr.

    LE FILS DE CHARLES LINDBERGH AGE DE DEUX SEMAINES EN 1930
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    b. June 22, 1930. Son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow

    Perhaps the first celebrity baby, the press had dubbed him “Little Eaglet” before he was born, and reporters waited en masse at the gate of the Morrow estate during and after his birth. Meanwhile, a song based on his arrival played on broadcasting stations. Sadly, the baby became infamous 20 months later, when he was kidnapped and killed.

  • Esther Cleveland

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    b. September 9, 1893. Daughter of President Grover Cleveland and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland

    She was born during her dad’s second term, becoming the first and only child of a president to be born in the White House.
  • Alfonso XIII

    Alfonso XIII
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    b. May 17, 1886. Son of Alfonso XII and Maria Christina of Austria

    He became king of Spain the day he was born (his father had died the previous year), prompting French newspaper Le Figaro to dub him “the happiest and best-loved of all the rulers of the earth.” Alas, Alfonso did not prove to be a particularly successful king. During his rule, Spain lost the last of its colonies, and Alfonso lost the monarchy to military dictator Francisco Franco.

  • Henry VI

    Henry VI
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    b. December 6, 1421. Son of King Henry V and Catherine of Valois

    He became England’s youngest king at eight months old after his father’s death. Upon his grandfather’s death two months later, he was crowned the King of France, as well. Eventually, Henry went insane and was locked away in the tower of London.
  • Shapur II the Great

    Silver plate, partially gilded, representing king, probably Shapur II hunting deer
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    b. 309. Son of King Hormizd II, the eighth king of the Sassanid Empire

    When his father died, according to legend, Persian nobles dispatched of his three living sons—killing the eldest, blinding the second, and imprisoning the third. The throne was then reserved for the unborn child of one of Hormizd’s wives, making Shapur II the first and possibly only king in history ever to be crowned in utero: the crown was literally placed upon the mother’s belly.
    This article was originally published on June 21, 2013.
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Neil Patrick Harris Got Married Over the Weekend

He and David Burtka have been together for 10 years

Actor Neil Patrick Harris announced Monday that he married his longtime partner David Burtka over the weekend in Italy.

The couple have been dating for 10 years and have twins together.

According to E!, How I Met Your Mother producer and director Pam Fryman officiated their wedding, and Elton John performed at the reception.

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Tom Hiddleston Performed at a Michigan Music Festival as Hank Williams

'Move over little dog cause a big dog's movin in'

Well, Michigan—looks like you just got Loki’d.

British actor Tom Hiddleston, perhaps most widely known for playing Thor’s charmingly sinister brother Loki in the Marvel films, took to the stage this weekend at the Wheatland Music Festival, which showcases what’s hot on the traditional music scene in bluegrass, folk and Americana.

The 33-year-old Royal Academy of Dramatic Art alum treated spectators (including one quick-thinking audience member who captured the somewhat blurry footage below) to a full-twang rendition of country legend Hank Williams’ uptempo “Move It on Over,” MTV reported.

Hiddleston will play Hank-the-First in the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light, Deadline reported in June.

Hank Williams was almost as legendary for his hard-living as he was for his influential songwriting. The small-town Alabama native made it big in the 1950s honky tonk with classics like “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” but died at age 29 from alcohol-induced heart failure (an accumulation of too much booze and pills) in the back of a Cadillac.

Production for the biopic begins in October in Louisiana, Deadline reported, and will need to impress legions of die-hard Hank fans, so it may be wise that Hiddleston is getting into crooning shape a month early.

Of course, nothing may ever match the real deal, but it certainly does answer the query, “Hey good-lookin’, whatcha got cookin’?”

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Joan Rivers Gets a Heartfelt Farewell From Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Sawyer and Other Stars

The 81-year-old's funeral services were held in New York City on Sunday

Joan Rivers’ Sunday funeral was a star-studded memorial, featuring performances and heartfelt speeches from some of the 81-year-old comedian’s closest friends.

Rivers’ services were held at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Hoda Kotb, Diane Sawyer and Whoopi Goldberg were in attendance. According to PEOPLE, Howard Stern delivered a truly touching speech about his “best friend” Rivers, whom he called a “big sister.”

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Audra McDonald and Hugh Jackman were among the performers.

Read more about Rivers’ funeral at PEOPLE.

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