Last night, Miley Cyrus performed in Toronto for the MuchMusic Video Awards and tonight MTV Networks is live-streaming Miley’s gig at the House of Blues in L.A. So we’re amazed that this busy teenaged diva, whose new album drops today, made time to talk with MTV’s Sway how boyfriend Liam Hemsworth affected her new songs, what it’s like living under the scrutiny of the media, whether she’s planning on working with the ubiquitous Justin Bieber, and what she has in store for her fans tonight. Check out Miley’s MTV interview now and watch her live concert stream as you chat with fans from around the world on VH1.com or MTV.com tonight at 10:30ET/7:30PT.
Hey all you Miley Cyrus fans out there, we’ve got an important heads-up for you. Her new album, Can’t Be Tamed, arrives on Monday, June 21, and as a way to celebrate its release, we’ll be live-streaming her concert from the intimate House of Blues Sunset Strip right here on VH1.com. Watch Miley perform new songs (see the video for “Can’t Be Tamed” above!) from her new album and chat with fans from around the world on VH1’s home page at 10:30 ET/7:30 PT.
Interested in asking Miley a question? Just leave your thoughts in the Comment section below; we’ll be selecting a handful of some of the best ones from our readers and having Miley address them, one by one!
Looking for more details? We’ve got the full press release after the jump. Read more…
Tonight’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors (9/8c) is all about The Dirty South, honoring hip-hop heavyweights Timbaland, Master P, 2 Live Crew, Luther “Luke” Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, Organized Noize and J. Prince — not to mention dozens of performers and presenters from Lil Jon to Bone Crusher to Missy Elliot to Diddy. Sign into your social network of choice to chat with fans, friends — and Miss Info! Or tweet us directly at #HipHopHonors.
It’s official! VH1 is turning Basketball Wives, which premiered Sunday, into a franchise. Next up is a “behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous life of the better halves of professional football’s most elite players.” We can’t yet announce any of the Football Wives cast members, but the 30-minute show will run for eight episodes and will premiere later this year. And for more football-related goodness we have the second season of The T.O. Show and a new dating show with Chad Ocho Cinco coming up in July. Official Football Wives press release after the jump.
Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business premieres Sunday, April 11 at 9/8c (catch the sneak peek here), and the whole Norwood clan will be on hand to take your questions. Use your social network of choice now to ask Brandy or Ray J anything. We’ll do our best Sunday night to get your questions answered.
Bon Jovi‘s been relevant for so long not just because they have a knack for writing hits, but also because they understand marketing. Case in point: “Bon Jovi’s Wanted: A Superband Tonight,” an online contest to select 13 unsigned acts to open for each stop on their new Circle Tour.
We’re sure the opportunity to perform in front of a stadium-sized audience will set off a frenzy of interest among bands in local music markets. (Attention bands: get details and upload tracks at Ourstage). But Bon Jovi is taking it a step further by allowing fans to collectively rank the entries by connecting with their Facebook accounts.
One of the most promising acts to enter the competition right now is Jessie Kirk, who fans have voted to the top of the list in Chicago. Her song “Love Finds You” has a mere 599 listens on her MySpace page. We found this YouTube video of Jessie performing around two years ago, when she was nine years old. She recently turned 12, and we doubt she’ll be unsigned for long.
It has been 25 years since Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie co-wrote “We Are the World” to battle famine in Africa. Now it’s been updated for Haiti. Produced by Quincy Jones (as was the original), today’s lineup of 85 artists is almost double the size of the 1985 version. A partial list includes (in order of appearance): Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Hudson, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Wyclef Jean, P!nk, Usher, Nick Jonas, Lil Wayne, Akon, T-Pain and Kanye West. Footage of Michael Jackson singing the original is also spliced into the clip, and this time he’s dueting with sister Janet. The original single topped music charts throughout the world. Hopefully this version will do the same. Text WORLD to 50555 to give $10 or download “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” at www.itunes.com/wearetheworld. All proceeds go towards earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti.
Additional higlights of the show: Nick Jonas & The Administration will serve as the Critics’ Choice house band; special tribute will be paid to recently deceased director John Hughes by John Krasinski, Amy Poehler and Death Cab for Cutie, which will perform “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from “The Breakfast Club”; and Kevin Bacon will be presented with a philanthropic award by no less than Meryl Streep. Additional presenters include Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Cedric the Entertainer, Bradley Cooper, Rob Corddry, Abbie Cornish, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Vera Farmiga, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Jeong, Tobey Maguire, Amy Poehler, Craig Robinson, Zoe Saldana and Susan Sarandon.
Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, Critics’ Choice will air live on VH1 Friday, Jan. 15 at 9:00PM ET.
In the pop music universe, a Beyonce/Lady Gaga collaboration is like two supernovas colliding. We’re scared that such a project would spark a spontaneous black hole and suck the whole world into one of Lady Gaga’s giant hats. Turns out, the two megastars have already secretly shot a video for Beyonce’s “Video Phone (Extended Remix)” in Brooklyn last week — and not even the paparazzi got close enough to snap pics of the costumes or the set. It’s rumored that Beyonce wears a “feathered dress” and Gaga sports “something wild” (shocker!). Tune in to VH1 at 6PM on Thursday or check back here to watch the music video premiere.