Monday, June 17, 2024

Toronto: Miley May Have Problems If She Can’t Stop


Hey, a little tabloid news from Toronto: I did run into Liam Hemsworth, “Hunger Games” star and brother of Liam Hemsworth at the party for “Rush,” Ron Howard’s totally great racing movie. Liam and Chris are like very handsome redwood trees. They are also taking Hollywood by storm, making women’s (and maybe men’s) hearts flutter. They are gracious, polite guys despite being unable to walk in public or be private at a party.

I did ask Liam a “tabloid” question. I mentioned how much I liked Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” single, and that it’s extremely well produced. It sounds great on Z100. (It really does, I am not kidding.) I didn’t mention VMAs or X rated videos. His response would have spiked a zero on an EEG. He did say, “Thanks” but was it.  He looked a little dazed. I got the feeling he doesn’t want to hear about it.

Frankly, I think Miley’s whole “controversy” is a marketing plan. She is not stupid. Neither is her father. They’ve been in show biz a long time now. This is all a calculated move. The “shock” and “outrage” only works to their advantage. I’m getting a kick out of it. And also, let’s not forget, that girl can sing. That’s all that matters.  I hope Liam can weather the storm.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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