Miley Cyrus Compares Her “history-making” Vma Performance To Britney Spears And Madonna

Remove Added to your timeline: It helps to have Madonna for a mama! Especially when you’re 13-years-old and you hope to become a rapper! Which is what her son Rocco Ritchie is hoping to accomplish as he’s been busy at work this summer working in one of Madonna’s studios – recording almost six demo tracks with his rapping partner Dom Sesto. The duo even has a rap name, which is: “Rocco has formed a rap duo with his best friend Dom. They are called Modoccor which is their names spelled backwards and they combine rapping with street dance, gymnastics and break dancing. The pair are virtually inseparable and have recorded six demo tracks to send to record bosses. Madonna is obviously helping them as much as she can.” Although Madonna and her ex Guy Ritchie are behind their son as much as they can – they apparently believe Rocco is just in a phase and that this rapping career idea of his will end relatively soon. The source said: “Both Madonna and Guy are behind them but think its just a childish phase. Dom and Rocco are totally serious about it though and continually document their time in the studio.” You never know – it could be a phase, but perhaps it isn’t! After all, a lot of people thought hip hop was just a phase when it first appeared, and its longevity isn’t being questioned by anyone anymore! We wish Rocco all the luck in the world !!

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Well, a step ahead of the Britney Spears we saw around the time of the Circus album. With that in mind, one cant help but roll their eyes from the front, back and then side to side at the idea of Girl Billy Ray putting herself on the same level as The Legendary Ms. Britney Spears. And thats exactly what she did in a new interview with MTV. As part of a larger documentary, Miley discussed her history-making VMA performance and how it now places on par with Madonna and Britney Spears. Seriously, thats what she said. I wish I were making it up, but Im not. From MTV News : Whats amazing is I think now, were three days later and people are still talking about it. Theyre over thinking it, she says. Youre thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didnt even think about it cause thats just me. And, to that point, Cyrus isnt going to let her detractors hold her back. Shes doing thingsAherAway, defining her career on her own terms. After all, though she may be just 20 years old, she certainly knows a thing or two about pop history.

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Thats more money than Madonna has ever earned in the time weve been doing our Celebrity 100 list. The closest she came to $125 million was in 2009 when she earned $110 million. Madonnas success, at age 55, just goes to show the incredible power of a successful music career. Many have accused Lady Gaga of copying Madonnas career. The young star is certainly emulating Madonna when it come to raking in money. Gaga ranks 10th on our list of highest-paid celebrities with $80 million in earnings. She would have brought in even more than that if her tour hadnt been cut short by a hip injury. Her latest single, Applause, was overshadowed last week by Katy Perry s latest, Roar. But Gaga can comfort herself with the knowledge that last year at least, she earned a lot more money than Perry, who brought in an estimated $39 million. To compile our list, we talked to agents, managers, producers and other in-the-know folks to come up with estimates for each celebritys entertainment-related earnings between June 2012 and June 2013, the time frame for our Celebrity 100 list. We do not deduct for taxes, agent fees or the other expenses of being a celebrity. Ranking second on our list with $25 million less than Madonna is Steven Spielberg . The director earned an estimated $100 million between June 2011 and June 2012. Most of that money comes from his extensive library.

Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly felt the performance was “weirdly artless,” while Shirley Halperin of The Hollywood Reporter cringed at the “crassness.” Buzzfeed used photos to compare Miley unfavorably to Britney Spears in 2000 , advising the new-generation Disney star, “Do not try to be the queen.” But Madonna and Britney weren’t universally acclaimed as VMA queens at the time. Last year, Madonna told Jay Leno that her manager confronted her in her dressing room after her ’84 performance and said, “That’s it, you’ve ruined your career.” The March 4, 1985, issues of Newsweek and Time both ran features on Cyndi Lauper and Madonna, lauding Lauper as a sassy feminist and painting Madonna as a retro male fantasy. Newsweek called Madonna “conventional” and her MTV performance an “old-fashioned sex-siren act.” Paul Grein, an editor at Billboard, told Time, “Cyndi Lauper will be around for a long time. Madonna will be out of the business in six months.” As for Britney Spears’s 2000 striptease, the Washington Post echoed Newsweek’s been-there-done-that reaction to Madonna when it said Spears “tried hard to be provocative by bumping and grinding her way through a bit of the Rolling Stones’ hoary ‘Satisfaction’…” The New York Post — saying Spears’s “teen-diva look went from nymphette to nympho” — interviewed one mom who said of Spears and Christina Aguilera, “Their real audience is 16 and under. They should dress appropriately for the audience that buys their records.” Last week, The Parents Television Council asked, “How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?” Of course, the history of pop stars shocking television viewers (especially parents ) predates MTV and the VMAs. On Sept. 16, 1956, the New York Times published Jack Gould’s column on Elvis Presley’s Ed Sullivan show performance under the title “Lack of Responsibility Is Shown by TV In Exploiting Teen-Agers.” Gould — who three months earlier had written Presley had “no discernible singing ability” — now clucked that Elvis “injected movements of the tongue and indulged in wordless singing that were singularly distasteful.” “To resort to the world’s oldest theatrical come-on just to make a fast buck … is cheap and tawdry stuff,” Gould wrote, sounding very much like The Hollywood Reporter’s Halperin who last week wondered about Cyrus: “… was that the plan all along? To shock the masses and stir a social media frenzy while corporate sponsors clapped along, gleefully counting impressions?” Or like Amanda Marcotte of Slate who wrote, “Miley Cyrus was so obviously trying to push your buttons, people. Teddy bears to stripping? Oldest trick in the book!” How do we forget that our biggest, most envelope-pushing acts were once accused of being vulgar and — perhaps worse for a would-be pop superstar — unoriginal? Amy Lynn Wlodarski, an associate professor of music at Dickinson College, agrees with psychology professor Routledge that it is all a matter of context: “We have, to some extent, canonized Elvis and Madonna as pop-icon figures.” She continues: “Their controversial pasts are less relevant now …

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Katy Perry stunned paparazzi and wowed fans on the red carpet of the 2013 VMAs when she made an appearance in a leopard print Emanuel Ungaro mini dress accessorized by a mouthful of diamonds spelling out “Roar.” Suddenly, flashing your pearly whites has become passe replaced instead by dental work that “shines bright like a diamond” for the ultimate fashion statement. Of course such a bold yet expensive fashion move isn’t for the faint of heart or for those lacking in confidence. As crazed and unsightly as the “grillz” trend maybe to most, other stars with rock star attitude or personalities are flocking to cap or adorn their teeth in gold, platinum and or diamond dental bling. Despite health hazard winnings associated with “grillz” being linked to tooth decay, poisoning and gum disease, don’t count on Madge retiring her dental jewelry collection anytime soon. The unconventional pop diva has always had a penchant for looking and acting younger than her years, not to mention her need to push the envelope with shocking fashions, imagery and performances over the span of her illustrious 25 year musical career — adopting expensive diamond and gold mouth bling is no different. ‘Celebrity style stars like Madonna can totally get away with grills, because we expect nothing less than ridiculousness from them,’ Fashion writer, Lauren Sherman remarked to MailOnline. Not everyone is so cavalier about Madonna joining the ranks of celebrities flaunting this fashion forward mouth accessory, citing her age and current relevance in the music industry as factors for the “Vogue” singer to abandon the trend altogether. So what that Madonna hasn’t had a hit single in over four years or that she qualifies for AARP, Madge wants you all to know one thing….The Grilzz…Are here to Stay! So There! If you Dont like dont follow! “Don’t hate me, hate my grilz!” she tweeted to her followers. While this writer wouldn’t be caught dead in them, there’s no denying the fever of requests for iced out smiles.

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No less a cultural critic than Camille Paglia, author of “Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson” and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has called her a feminist icon. “Madonna is the true feminist. She exposes the puritanism and suffocating ideology of American feminism, which is stuck in an adolescent whining mode,” Paglia wrote in a New York Times essay in 1990, penned in response to the furor over the star’s S&M-inspired “Justify My Love” video (which was even banned by MTV). Madonna is a provocateur, an activist, an actress and an author in addition to being a musician. She was even head of her own successful label, Maverick Records, from 1992 through the mid-2000s, a maverick move for an artist at a time when the industry was still dominated by major labels. So, how did this happen? How did someone who is really not that great a singer, and who doesn’t even write many of her own songs, become one of the best selling singers of all time? How did this former club kid from suburban Detroit not only survive so long but thrive in pop music, a genre known for quickly consigning its flavor-of-the-month stars to dollar bins? “Madonna really is the Queen of All Media,” says Mathew Donahue of Bowling Green State University’s Pop Culture Studies program. He lectures about Madonna in many of his music and culture classes. “She does music and film and books and videos and so on.