Friday, April 19, 2024

Miley Cyrus: “I Have a Dry Sense of Humor, Some People Don’t Get It”


Her tongue is back in her mouth, and firmly in her cheek. Miley Cyrus told me last night, after cracking a joke about her father: “I have a dry sense of humor. Some people don’t get it.”

I had asked her at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy dinner if she’d learned a lot about show business because her father had been in it so long.

“Why would I ask him?” she replied. “What would know?” She was joking, of course, but it takes a second to realize it. She’s no one’s fool. I asked her if her whole transformation from Disney princess to semi-porn pop singer had been planned.

The essence of her answer was Yes.

In fact, Miley is only provocative in certain situations. Otherwise, she’s the example of propinquity. Last night she dressed glamorously but to attract attention. She sang her guys out on Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and on “Wrecking Ball,” without sticking her tongue out or baring her tush. When she was done with her numbers she ran over to Clive Davis on stage and said, aloud, “I hope you invite me back!”

And what’s she doing today before the Grammy Awards:

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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