Thursday, August 22, 2019

ENG298.1002--Miley Cyrus Affair--ONCE UPON A TIME..., AGAIN

ENG298.1002
J. L'Angelle
College of Liberal Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
Fall 2019


     Currently with 43.7 million Twitterheads, Miley Cyrus has no intention of disappearing into the dustbin of history, and with (maybe) no current hit headed towards the charts, why not try for divorce? The pattern is repeated time and again by these teen heartthrob pop artists, bland singers and performers and plain dull celeb headline mongers. Alexandra Hurtado in Parade mag gives a brief look of the latest hitch-and-split department;
     "Cyrus and Hemsworth, who met in 2009 on the set of The Last Song, had an on-again, off-again relationship before the actor popped the question in 2012. They called off their engagement a year later, and reconciled in 2015. The pair said 'I do' last December." (Parade)
The marriage never made it through the Summer of '19. Cyrus offers a Tweet barrage of reasons and excuses, but none of them seem to mean much. She did, however, capitalize on the breakup by releasing a song, reported by Olivia Blair in Elle;
     "Cyrus has also articulated her feelings since the break up, releasing the song 'Slide Away' which features lyrics like 'Move on, we're not 17, I'm not who I used to be. You said that everything changed, you're right we're grown now.' " (Elle)


That fits a standard pattern in a cheap trick to boost record sales. Actual details of the legal separation can be found in screenshots of the docs at the UK rag, Metro in today's report by Mel Evans;
     "While some of her (Laura Wasser) previous celebrity clients went through lengthy legal squabbles (such was the case with Kim and Kris after he called their marriage ‘fraudulent’), Liam and Miley have no children together, therefore, things should be smooth sailing." (Metro)
Not if these post-adolescent headline mongering brats have anything to say about it.
     Not content with waiting to let the high profile legal eagles divide up the loot, enter Miley once again with more of what the snubbed spouse complained about in the first place, reported by Jaclyn Roth of In Touch Weekly;
     “ 'Miley is shocked and hurt that Liam filed for divorce so quickly,' a source exclusively told In Touch. 'While she’s moved on, she expected him to wait so they could both make the decision together. The bottom line is, Liam has had enough of Miley’s attention-seeking ways and wants out.'”
(In Touch Weekly)
The "source," unnamed, obviously prefers to remain just an anonymous rumor spreading gossiper with the help of In Touch Weekly while dodging the prospect of appearing in Superior Court in front of the judge for trying to sink the "smooth sailing" mentioned in the Mel Evans story.

     Another twist in the story is why the snubbed old man hired such a great white shark to represent him in court if he expected the yacht to sail off smoothly into the sunset loaded with booty from the pop-star's royalties. Rachael Martin in Metro of the UK has this to say about Laura Wasser;
     "The high-flying professional has a number of tactics for minimising the exposure of her cases, including filing divorce papers, ‘right before a holiday weekend, or on Christmas Eve’ and telling celebs to hold off filing until they can do so alongside other divorces to spread out the press attention across a few couples at once." (Metro)
Obviously none of that advice meant a hill of beans for her newest clients out to score as much as they can in the settlement (and headlines), as rumors fly across social media of infidelity, dope and irreconciliation.
     As for the cheating allegation fronted by husband, Miley insists she has nothing to hide, according to Karen Mizoguchi's report in People mag;


     "It is no secret that I was into partying in my teens and early 20s. I have not only smoked, but advocated for weed, I’ve experimented with drugs, my biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom,” (People)
Just what the great white shark representing the husband needs for ammo, hide the dope, quick!! And look at the language, "partying," "weed," "snorting;" does that sound like an innocent pop star her 43 miillion fans on Twitter know well and love, or someone they want to hide from themselves? Add divorce to the role model.
     The case goes to court, according to the docs, on "TBD."

Late Arrival: (08/24/19)
     Yet another bland pop singer has just released an album and uses her celebrity status to badrap the status quo to promote it, as Sharareh Drury notes in the Hollywood Reporter;
     "The 29-year-old singer, who just debuted her seventh album Lover, described the current political landscape in an excerpt from the interview, saying 'all the dirtiest tricks in the book were used and it worked.' On Trump specifically, the Pennsylvania-born artist said his presidency and administration are 'gaslighting the American public into being like, 'If you hate the president, you hate America.'"
'We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy,' she added." (Hollywood Reporter)
At the age of 29, she is about to fall prey to the Sixties slogan, "Don't trust anyone over 30." Notice also the use of the word "hate" which is in vogue lately.

Verified Sources
Kaitlynn-Miley photo, Instagram
Hurtado, A., https://parade.com/914578/alexandra-hurtado/miley-cyrus-breaks-silence-on-cheating-rumors-after-filing-for-divorce/
Blair, O., https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a28780752/miley-cyrus-liam-hemsworth-divorce/
Evans, M., https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/22/liam-hemsworth-miley-cyrus-divorce-papers-revealed-actor-hires-top-lawyer-million-dollar-prenup-confirmed-10612119/
Roth, J., https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/miley-cyrus-is-hurt-liam-hemsworth-filed-for-divorce-so-quickly/
Martin, R., https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/22/divorce-lawyer-laura-wasser-represented-past-liam-hemsworth-snaps-10612712/
Mizoguchi, K., https://people.com/music/miley-cyrus-denies-cheating-liam-hemsworth-have-nothing-to-hide/
@MileyCyrus  cover image, https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus
Drury, S., https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/taylor-swift-calls-out-trump-plans-to-get-more-involved-in-2020-election/ar-AAGf399?ocid=spartanntp