Sally Field visited ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday night, where the veteran actress was asked about whether she had heard about the Miley Cyrus controversial pictures in Vanity Fair magazine. “I did. I didn’t look for them. They just – you know, if you happened to be watching the television you couldn’t miss it,” Field said. “I have two little granddaughters, and over Christmas we were together. I watched 1,000 episodes of ‘Hannah Montana’, which is truly wonderful. It’s just divine. And she’s a very talented young career ahead of her. So she’s going to do things that the audience doesn’t like. And I think in this moment, Disney was upset. It’s a huge franchise, and I understand all of that. All of that I get. But I mostly get how hard it must be for her right now, saying, ‘Yikes, did I do the wrong thing?’ And she’s got to figure out who she is outside of ‘Hannah Montana’. Where is her life and her career going to go? She’s a young woman. She’s 15. Yes, that’s very young. But it’s also Annie Leibovitz. I’m sorry, but if Annie Leibovitz told me to get in the satin sheets, I’d say, ‘Annie, whatever you say, Annie.’ I mean, she’s a tremendously talented artist.” Asked if Annie had ever photographed her, Field responded, you? “I think she has a couple of times, and basically I said, ‘Whatever you want, Annie. Whatever you want. I’ll do whatever you want’.”
Over the past few days all the talk of both the entertainment and magazine worlds has been of Miley Cyrus’ back bearing photo in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. It seems the masses have labeled the picture, which was taken by famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, as pornography and are railing against both the magazine for taking and running the photo and Cyrus for posing for it. One has to wonder, however, if the picture really the issue here, or if we should be talking more about why people are having such reactions to it? In my mind this isn’t an question of art or porn, but rather an issue of our perception of imagery, so today I’m asking is there something wrong with the Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair photo, or is there something wrong with the masses of people who when viewing it instantly think of sex? Read the full article at adambernard.blogspot.com.
Will Vanity Fair’s controversial photos of Miley Cyrus hurt the ‘Hannah Montana’ star’s career? Psychologist Ruth Peters and Seventeen magazine’s Joanna Saltz discussed the controversy with the ‘Today’ show co-host Meredith Vieira on Tuesday (April 29). Peters suggested this should be used as a teachable moment for parents and their children that there is a lot of fallout and consequences for kids who post racy images on their MySpace pages. Saltz credited Cyrus for owning up to her mistake. Watch the segment below.
The ‘Today’ show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discussed the controversy over photos of ‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair on Tuesday (April 29). Kotb said “with parents trying to fight the good fight, it’s just another thing” to worry about. Gifford wondered what they were thinking having Cyrus in Vanity Fair, since it’s not the target audience for ‘Hannah Montana’ fans. Watch the segment below.
Photos in Vanity Fair magazine of ‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus appearing to be topless covered with a bedsheet have shocked her viewers – and their parents – resulting in an apology from the 15-year-old star. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reported on the news for the NBC Nightly News, speaking with Advertising Age’s Bob Garfield, who said the images would be a “bonanza” which would position Miley for “the next stage where she’ll no longer be a 15-year-old ingenue.” Ellis also managed to find some parents who seemed concerned about the situation. Watch the report, aired Monday (April 28), below.
Jesse McCartney checked in with a video message on his YouTube channel to talk about the technical difficulties with his live webcast with Kyte due to fans overloading the site’s servers. He posted the video several hours ago so apparently they’re going to have to reschedule the appearance. The message at YouTube has since been removed.
Chace Crawford’s sister Candice is speaking out about the ‘Gossip Girl’ star being linked to former *NSYNC star JC Chasez. “Chace is laughing about the JC rumors,” the Miss Missouri 2008 winner said to In Touch. “They have the same manager, and that’s why they are always hanging out.”
Tween sensations Nat and Alex Wolff, stars of the hit Nickelodeon series ‘The Naked Brothers Band’, visited the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday (April 15) to perform a new song, ‘I Don’t Want to Go to School’. Watch the performance, proceeded by an interview with the pair, below.
‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus and ‘Drake & Josh’ star Drake Bell were the big winners at the Nickelodeon’s 21st annual Kids’ Choice Awards over the weekend. NBC’s Peter Alexander reported on the weekend’s big event for ‘Today’ on Monday (March 31). Watch the segment below.
In a posting at the Huffington Post, author and Emmy-nominated television writer David Wild talked about his famous neighbor, Britney Spears. “For some reason, my wife and I never got around to baking brownies for Britney Spears and bringing them over in a welcome wagon,” Wild writes. “That’s probably for the best since I’m pretty sure that armed guard outside her gated community wouldn’t have let us in anyway. Besides for what now seems like forever, our little stretch of the Hollywood Hills has regularly been besieged by a tireless pack of bottom dwelling scumbags — oops, I’m sorry, I meant dedicated professional tabloid journalists apparently committed to documenting and perhaps expediting a little human tragedy in an area with a view.” Read more.