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Miley Cyrus, Her Tattoos And Tongue On The Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine


Photos: Theo Wenner

Raise your hand if y’aller shocked by this photo? No one? That’s what I thought.

I’ll give Miley credit for keeping her name (and tongue?) out there for constant PR…and now she here is, On The Cover of the Rolling Stone.  She twangs about the VMA’s , double standards for women in the music industry (true dat), sky-diving, Kanye, and a whole lot more.


ROLLING on her right foot, $TONE on the left.
ROLLING on her right foot, $TONE on the left.

via RollingStone.com

Miley admits that her performance with Thicke got a little – her word – “handsy.” But she makes a good point: “No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there’s a double standard.” She was especially amused by the criticism from Brooke Shields, who played Miley’s mom on Hannah Montana and called the VMA performance “desperate.” “Brooke Shields was in a movie where she was a prostitute at age 12!” Miley says with a laugh.

The article is fascinating, really.  I did say “PREACH!” when Miley touched on the constant double standards for women and men as well as Brooke Shields’ snippy criticism.  Her 1978 film, “Pretty Baby” still wigs me out at the mere thought. If you don’t know what film I’m referring to, take a look:

No, Miley’s not the most talented chick out there, but neither was Madonna back in the day with her baby-Minnie Mouse voice, rolling around on the stage in a wedding dress on the first VMAs.


So for folks bitching about the likes of Bob Dylan (seriously?) and whining about what “real music was all about”, you people sound like your ancient parents back in the 60’s.

Having said all that, I’m glad I don’t have a young daughter right now. It’s a terrifying world out there, but Miley Cyrus is the least of the problem, and that story is for another day.

I never said I wasn’t a flip-flopper.  I’m just being realistic.

Macklemore On The Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine!



I squealed like a schoolgirl when I saw OUR SEATTLE BOY, Ben Haggerty on the cover of the Rolling Stone, which hits stands this Friday. In the article, he addresses his past struggles with addiction and the possibility of being considered a novelty act with the hit ‘Thrift Shop’ (which ain’t gonna happen):


via RollingStone.com

“Haggerty, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, says that at one point he was so worried about being trivialized as “the ‘Thrift Shop’ guy” that his sobriety was at risk: “I went through a place of not being happy, getting put in the box of ‘This is a novelty rap song,’ and being like, ‘What did I sign up for’?” But the success of the pro-gay-rights track “Same Love” helped him relax. “The legacy that I’m leaving on the world is more than just a song about second-hand clothes,” he says.”


After catching my breath about Ben on the cover, I was all, “so where’s Ryan Lewis, for eff’s sake?Ryan was given the opportunity to discuss the issue of being in the background to some of the fans around the world (NOT AROUND THESE PARTS, LOVE!):

“I think on the mainstream level, nobody knows what the fuck I am. Am I the DJ? Do I make the beats? Do I rap? Am I singing on tracks? I don’t think a lot of people know except real fans who have been around. I mean, you guys, Rolling Stone, don’t want to put me on the cover. It’s like, you’re going to sell more copies with Ben’s face. Why is that? Because the general public, based on the way this whole thing’s been marketed . . . are going to be more receptive to ‘Macklemore.’ The public don’t care how the song came together. And I can’t change that. So if I have jealousy, deriving from that, then that’s just stupid.”

Don’t worry, Boo. We all know you’re talented, an integral part of MACKLEMORE, model-hot and you are NOT invisible. Unf. So don’t even worry, Sugar.


Macklemore is set to tour this fall, and tickets are selling right OUT, including a THREE-NIGHT STAND in Seattle at Key Arena.

And so we put our hands UP…” CONGRATS on the Rolling Stone cover, y’all!!


Rolling Stone Magazine Addresses Boston Bomber Cover Controversy With Statement

Rolling Stone Cover of the Boston Bomber - Defaced by DivaJulia
Rolling Stone Cover of the Boston Bomber – Defaced by DivaJulia

By now you’ve undoubtedly seen the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine with Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. (I’ve decided to deface the cover, so I’m not promoting it in any way.)

After a huge public outrage, Rolling Stone Magazine has made a statement (read: backpedal) regarding the cover:

via RollingStone.com:

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens.


Now listen.  I have no problem with the article itself. None. My problem is the cover, wherein this terrorist is shown to look like a teen idol. The 4th Jonas Brother, if you will. The image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev actually reminds me of the cover of the late Jim Morrison.

“Jim Morrison. He’s Hot. He’s sexy and he’s dead.”

Again, I don’t want to shy away from reading an intelligently written article which profiles the man whom, along with his brother, plotted and carried out an act of terror upon the City of Boston…and the rest of the United States of America. I just don’t want to see his “selfie”, which shows “dreamboat, bedroom eyes and full, pouty lips” as if he were the Next Big Thing.