Shannon Singletary ‘16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff
Miley Cyrus Releases Video for “Wrecking Ball”
Less than three weeks after Miley Cyrus’s controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance she’s making headlines once again with the release of the music video for her latest single “Wrecking Ball.” The video begins in an emotional close-up of Cyrus’s face as she’s crying, but it soon takes on the stereotypical modern-Miley style as the young pop-star is shown swinging on a wrecking ball completely nude. Cyrus promised her fans that if the video beat Vevo’s record for most views in the first 24 hours she would release the track list to her new album “BANGERZ,” and the video did just that. Only a day after the video’s release, it has received over 20 million views on YouTube. As promised, Cyrus released the track list for “BANGERZ” Tuesday morning. The album is set to have 13 tracks, including collaborations with big names such as Big Sean, Nelly and Britney Spears. “BANGERZ” is set to be released Oct 4.
Jimmy Kimmel Pranks the internet
On Monday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the talk show host, known for the pranks he has viewer play on family members, revealed that he recently pulled one of his own. Kimmel had the star of the viral video “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” on his show to interview her only to reveal that the entire video was a hoax created by the team at “Live!” The video was posted on YouTube six days ago and had received over 9 million views by the time Kimmel revealed the prank. The video was also picked up by numerous news outlets across the country including CNN, MSNBC and the View.
CMA Nominees Announced
The nominees for the 2013 CMA Awards were announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America. This year, country-pop superstar Taylor Swift and newcomer Kacey Musgraves lead the nominees, with six nominations each. Blake Shelton raked in five nominations tying him with his wife Miranda Lambert, who has three solo nominations and two with her trio Pistol Annies. Shelton and Swift, as well as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and George Strait are all in the running for 2013 Entertainer of the Year. The CMA Awards will be hosted for the sixth time by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley on Nov. 6.