Today in celebrity gossip: Miley Cyrus confirms that her new song's obvious drug reference is indeed a drug reference; Ashton Kutcher is very, very rich; and Gwyneth Paltrow ate fried clams.
When Miley Cyrus' new single "We Can't Stop" and its (admittedly hilarious) music video dropped recently, you may have noticed a highly conspicuous drug reference buried amid all the rest of its lyrical nonsense. Yup, the phrase "dancing with Molly" is an obvious reference to the street name of MDMA (that's pharmaceutical ecstasy to you squares). Chances are you knew this and groaned at the former Disney Channel star's latest grab at street cred, but that didn't stop Cyrus and her producer from initially denying the connection, claiming instead that she was singing "dancing with Miley." Well, Cyrus now admits the obvious drug reference is in fact a drug reference and furthermore we should've known it was a drug reference via a minimal amount of due diligence: "You can Google me and you know what I'm up to -- you know what the lyric is saying." Fair enough! In a separate interview with the Daily Mail the erstwhile Hannah Montana continued her PR hot streak by discussing the current state of Justin Bieber's career and how she personally advised him to chill the EFF out. "I always tell him just to be cool and not talk about it because when you talk it fuels the fire. He’s still stupid though." And that sound bite, ladies and gentlemen, is why we still care about Miley Cyrus. [TMZ; Daily Mail]
The backlash against Ashton Kutcher's career began very shortly after his birth probably. It's honestly hard to remember the last time the name "Ashton Kutcher" was spoken aloud without an accompanying sigh of lament, but here we are: He's still successful. Extremely successful. And RICH. Not only did he make upwards of $24 million for his first season of Two and a Half Men, according to Page Six he's poised to make another cool $10 million in an unspecified endorsement deal, plus his venture capital fund is pushing $100 million in value. So there you have it, a widely disrespected comedic actor is the financial robber baron of his generation. Sure, Demi Moore gets a huge chunk after their divorce is finalized, but at this rate Ashton Kutcher will probably be just fine. Plus, he can always cheer himself up with a mirror or whatever reflective material is nearest. Don't cry for Ashton Kutcher. Unless he pays you to, because again, he's very rich. [Page Six]