NEW YORK—Miley Cyrus says in an interview clip that she doesn’t listen to the negative comments regarding her performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.
The pop star says she felt she and Robin Thicke were making history with the risque performance of their hits “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines.” The comments were Cyrus’ first since the Aug. 25 show. The clip was recorded last week and posted Tuesday morning on MTV’s website. Cyrus compares the performance to that of Madonna and Britney Spears, who once kissed on air. Cyrus says she is surprised people were still talking about it three days later: “You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. I didn’t even think about it because that’s just me.”
DECATUR, Ga. — Total playground accessibility is a must for all school children.
But when budgets and other priorities put on the brakes, the schools and their parent groups often turn to the 11Alive Help Desk.
We often reach out the private sector to fill in the gaps. And that’s just what happened at the Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Decatur.
Seventeen of the 435 children are wheelchair bound and have to be lifted in and out of the designated play areas.
Parents contacted us and wanted things changed.
“Make it more fun. That’s what kids need and these kids need it more than anybody,” said Karen Holt, a Laurel Ridge parent.
Laurel Ridge Principal Beth Kyle agreed.
“Some better ground cover for especially the motorized wheelchairs. The wooden chips get stuck in the there,” she said.
Haim have exclusively revealed to NME that they turned down a guest spot on the Arctic Monkeys‘ forthcoming new album, “AM.”
In James Ford, Haim – who are also set to release an album next month – share a producer with Arctic Monkeys, and it was Ford who suggested that the three Californian sisters come into the studio and record backing vocals for the Monkeys’ fifth LP.
Speaking to NME, Ford said he played Haim the Monkeys song “Do I Wanna Know?” whilst they were still recording, and suggested they lay down the track’s backing vocals. “They loved it. So me and the Arctics had the discussion, ‘Should we get some real girls in?’”
However, Haim had to turn the offer down, as they were too busy trying to complete their own album, “Days Are Gone” – out September 30. “We tried to push things around to make it work,” bass player Este Haim told NME. “But when it came down to it, we had to finish our record … That would have been our biggest dream come true – to sing on an Arctic Monkeys record … It was one of the most painful calls to say no. Maybe the worst day of my life.”
Instead, the high pitched backing vocals were laid down by Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Alex Turner of the band. Ford, who is also one half of Simian Mobile Disco, has recorded all of the Arctic Monkeys material since 2006, as well as the Last Shadow Puppets‘ album and Alex Turner‘s soundtrack to the film “Submarine.” He co-produced “AM” album at LA’s Sage & Sound Studios with Ross Orton. It will be released on September 9.
MUSIC NEWS- The three surviving members of The Clash willcome together for an exclusive BBC Radio 6 Music show in September. Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon will be interviewed by CerysMatthews before anaudience of fans at the BBCs Maida ValeStudios in West London. During theshow, the punk rock trio will take questions from the audience.
Theshow will be recorded on September 6 before being broadcast on BBC Radio 6Music shortly after, on a date to be determined.If youd like, you can try toget tickets throughmidday next Sunday (August 25).
NEW YORK – The day before Oprah Winfrey began shooting “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she was at the White House, talking to the president.
Her access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (this particular trip was for a 2012 campaign interview) is considerably greater than her character’s in the film. She plays Gloria Gaines, the wife of a long-serving White House butler (Forest Whitaker), whose service spans seven presidents and decades of civil rights sea changes.
“They said, ‘Do you want to talk to some butlers?”’ Winfrey recalled in a recent interview. “I said, ‘No. You got some butlers’ wives? I’ll talk to them.”’
It was 15 years ago the last time Winfrey was on the big screen, in the 1998 adaption of Toni Morrison’s novel, “Beloved,” produced by Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. In the time since, she’s been slightly busy. “The Oprah Winfrey Sho