Billy Ray Cyrus Says "That's Still My Miley"
Two nights after MILEY CYRUS did what she did at the "VMAs", BILLY RAY CYRUS was scheduled to appear on "Piers Morgan Tonight
". He bailed at the last second.
Well, he finally did the show last night, and Piers asked him right up front what he thinks of the "controversy". And Billy Ray pretty much dodged the question.
He said, quote, "I'm a singer-songwriter first and foremost. And I'm her daddy. I come from that school of as a singer-songwriter, as a musician, that it starts with a song.
"And it's that magic moment when a song finds the right artist, the right singer, and it becomes a synchronicity of that moment in time.
"Miley harnessed into something very special. She's just Miley. She's an artist, she's real. I think that's what's happened over the years, Miley has been reinventing her sound.
"She's evolving as an artist herself. I think that it's all of what everyone is calling controversy now. That's still my Miley."
Piers then asked Billy Ray if he knew what she was going to do ahead of time. He replied, quote, "I knew that she wanted to do something really special and something that everybody was gonna be talking about.
"I knew that she had put a great deal of practice and thought into [her performance]."
Did Zac Efron Go to Rehab Multiple Times for Cocaine?
There's been talk lately that ZAC EFRON went to rehab earlier this year for COCAINE ADDICTION. Now, the rumors are starting to pile up.
TMZ says Zac rehabbed TWICE . . . the second time after a major relapse while filming SETH ROGEN'S upcoming movie "Neighbors".
Sources say Zac's issues include the fact that his career stalled after the "High School Musical" flicks . . . and the fact that his parents still trying to control his life and career decisions.
says Zac was partying with CHARLIE SHEEN for several months earlier this year . . . quote, "Zac was spending a lot of time at Charlie's Beverly Hills mansion and they were definitely partying together, sometimes for days at a time."
Charlie says NONE of this is true. He claims Zac was at his house ONCE. It was two years ago, for a Super Bowl party. And the last time he saw Zac was 11 months ago, when he visited the set of "Anger Management".
Still, a "source" says Zac's friends are worried he'll be the next CORY MONTEITH.
ROB LOWE Tweeted some support for Zac . . . but his Tweet makes it sound like Zac IS fighting an addiction.
He said, quote, "A thought: if you only find out a person has been to rehab weeks or months after they got out, they're probably serious about recovery."
Ellen DeGeneres is the Most Likeable Woman in Hollywood
ELLEN DEGENERES is the Most Likeable Woman in Hollywood, according to a survey by iHeartRadio.
Ellen got 35.1% of the vote, followed by JENNIFER LAWRENCE with 17.7% and EMMA STONE with 13.4%.
Rounding out the Top 5 were JENNIFER HUDSON with 12.5% and ZOOEY DESCHANEL with 8.5%.
Meanwhile, ROBIN THICKE'S "Blurred Lines" was voted Song of the Summer . . . and DRAKE was named Best Actor / Actress-Turned Musician. (He was followed by Johnny Depp and Jack Black.)
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Prisoners" (R)
Hugh Jackman takes the law into his own hands when two girls go missing, and the police can't find evidence against the main suspect. Maria Bello plays his wife . . . Terrence Howard and Viola Davis are the parents of the other girl . . . and Jake Gyllenhaal is the detective investigating the disappearance.
2. "Battle of the Year" (PG-13)
Josh Holloway from "Lost" plays a basketball coach trying to train a break dancing team to win a global dance tournament.
Laz Alonso from A&E's "Breakout Kings" is the hip hop mogul who recruits him to whip them into shape . . . Chris Brown plays one of his dancers . . . and Josh Peck from "Drake & Josh" is Holloway's assistant.