Miley Cyrus can never shy too far away from the paparazzi. You might think that she’s pulling these hijinks on purpose, that she might actually want all the gossip rags to spew trash about her. But maybe I’m just pessimistic. The recently-engaged ex-Disney star has gotten herself into a slew of nonsense lately — from a decent proposal, to a rumored indecent affair, to some serious side boob action.
Miley doesn’t really like wearing undergarments. This we know about most young starlets, be it Britney or Rihanna or LiLo. The 19-year-old was spotted in L.A. two and a half weeks ago wearing a sleeveless (and sideless) tank that revealed the majority of her breasts. A few days prior she showed up to the Billboard Music Awards braless and pantless in a weird tuxedo jacket. This past Monday, she gave the Internet some major pushed-up cleavage in a Twitpic. What gives? If she’s trying to convince anyone that’s she’s mature enough for marriage, it ain’t working.
So then there’s the whole “getting married” thing. Her 22-year-old costar from “The Last Song,” Liam Hemsworth, popped the question last week with a 3.5 carat diamond, reportedly under pressure from Miley, herself. An ultimatum from one of the most dramatic girls in Hollywood? The couple, together only three years, has received warm congratulations from most everyone in Hollywood (all the way down to Bret Michaels). No word from ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas.
When Miley was photographed in Miami swimming with her “friend and assistant,” Cheyne Thomas, rumors started churning that she was cheating on her new fiance. Her rep shot down the story fast, saying “There’s no story there.” Miley tweeted to her mom, “I love my fiance & he loves me. All the rest is bullshit. We get to live a life of happiness no one can take away from us!” Except maybe a pre-nup. She continued to the public, “So now because I’m engaged i can’t have a friend of the opposite sex? can’t have a friend help me out while I’m working alllll day?#dumb. Maybe YOu would have friends too if you’d get your face out of the tabloids & start living your own life:) unfortunate.” You got us, Miley. You got us.
In case you were wondering what else Smiley has been up to, she’s working on her “very adult and sexy and believable” album. Of course.
Allison Berger is a Philadelphia-based writer and a pop music columnist for Reverb. Check out more of her writing here.