Miley Cyrus, the 20-year-old pop star who writhes around in a bathtub for her new music video, "We Can't Stop," isn't exactly interested in maintaining the good girl image cultivated by her former Disney Channel character, Hannah Montana."
While the young starlet has never copped to smoking marijuana, a 2010 video showed her supposedly smoking a legal substance called salvia.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Cyrus elaborated on her feelings about drug and alcohol use, hinting that a collaboration with Snoop Dogg might have let the cat out of the bag.
"I did a song with Snoop Dogg called 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,' so people can put it together for themselves," the former child star told Rolling Stone in a new interview.
I think alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana -- people can be mad at me for saying that, but I don't care. I've seen a lot of people spiral down with alcohol, but I've never seen that happen with weed," she added.
"As long as it isn't illegal, there are far more dangerous things. And it's legal in the state of California. So I'm happy to live in California, a place where you can be whoever you want to be," Cyrus also said.
The 32-year-old pop diva joined Pitbull on stage for a live performance during Tuesday night's "Voice" finale, which crowned 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery the winner of the fourth season.
"Voice" fans hadn't seen Christina Aguilera on stage since she left after season three to work on her music career, but the blonde bombshell returned Tuesday looking much slimmer than years past. US Weekly estimated that the diminutive performer had shed 20 pounds off of her 5-foot, 2-inch frame.
She showed off her new look in a bandeau skirt and see-through mesh top.
"How cool was that seeing Christina tonight?" coach Blake Shelton told reporters. "She looks amazing, by the way."
James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday at the age of 51, sat down with James Lipton in 2004 for an appearance on the long-running interview show, "Inside the Actor's Studio."
Among other things, the New Jersey native discussed his lengthy acting career, authentic wise guys, his "Hula Dance," and of course, how he wanted God to greet him at the pearly gates.
"“Take over for a while. I’ll be right back," he said.
The sequel to 2012's "Amazing Spider-Man" won't feature Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Watson, after all.
Director Marc Webb completely cut out several scenes featuring Mary Jane in an attempt to "streamline" the film, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
"I made a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," Webb said. "Shailene is an incredibly talented actress, and while we only shot a few scenes with Mary Jane, we all love working with her.”
According to Deadline, there's no official word on whether Woodley will actually return for the third film.
“Of course I’m bummed,” Woodley told Entertainment Weekly of the change.
About five-and-a-half minutes into his interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Russell Brand had had enough of the anchors' flippant questioning and snide digs at his career and personality.
"He’s a really big deal. I’m told this," Mika Brzezinski said as she introduced the 38-year-old comedian, who tried to keep his composure as the MSNBC hosts discussed him in the third person and casually asked him if he had a mental illness.
"You're talking about me as if I'm not here, as if I'm an extra-terrestrial!" Brand finally said to the anchors, who began to look visibly nervous.
"You shouldn't say 'he' when a person is present. You should refer to the person by their name. That is basic good manners. Is this what you all do for a living?" he asked.
Brand went on to chastise them for their less-than-professional behavior as journalists.
"You don't have to be superficial," Brand said. "That's the problem with current affairs. You forget about what's important, you allow the agenda to be decided by superficial information.
Watch the awkwardness above.
James Gandolfini, star of the critically acclaimed HBO drama, "The Sopranos," died Wednesday of a possible heart attack in Italy, Deadline reported.
The news was confirmed by HBO and Gandolfini's agents, who said that the 51-year-old actor was on holiday in Rome.
"We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family," HBO said in a statement.
His managers, Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders, said this in a statement:
Gandolfini, who won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Tony Soprano, most recently starred in "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, and his son, Michael.
Condolences poured in from the late actor's friends and colleagues.
"Absolutely stunned," Chris Albrecht, HBO's former CEO, said of the news.
"I got the word from Lorraine Bracco and just got off with Brad Grey who had just heard from David Chase. We had all become a family. This is a tremendous loss.”
"R.I.P James Gandolfini. One hell of an actor," actor Albert Brooks tweeted.
"James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man," Steve Carell tweeted.
Rose McGowan tweeted a photo of herself with the "gentle giant."
I am heartbroken about James Gandolfini. He was a gentle giant and great man. I love this picture, I loved him. pic.twitter.com/Y1wdbeUDfK— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 19, 2013
"So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family," Susan Sarandon said.
Flash floods in southwestern France have closed a Catholic pilgrimage site at Lourdes and killed two elderly people since Tuesday night, The Local reported Wednesday.
A 70-year-old drowned in an attempt to leave her car in the village of Pierrefitte-Nestalas on Tuesday night, while a 75-year-old man died Wednesday in Luz-Saint-Sauveur.
French officials placed several areas near the Pyrenees mountain range on "red alert," as severe weather raged across the area.
The flooding prompted the closure of the sanctuary at Lourdes, a famous pilgrimage site for Catholics, France 24 reported. Water from the site is believed to have healing power.
"We are very vigilant although for the present the situation is not catastrophic," local authorities said in a statement.
A Lourdes rep told The Local that the shrine was in danger of serious damage.
"It's very serious, the water is still rising. There is nothing we can do. We just have to wait and cross our fingers and hope," he said.
In the video above, water from the Gave de Pau river bursts through the town of Soulom.
Local residents described the scene:
"There's trees and debris strewn everywhere, the car park has been turned into a river and people are getting piggy backed out," a hotel owner said.
"I was up to my chest in water when I returned to the hotel. The water has come into the dining room, all the hotels are affected. We had only just reopened in April after the floods in October," he added.
Despite reports that she would be released from the hospital in time to attend her cousin's wedding, sources told E! News on Sunday that Paris Jackson didn't make it to Taj Jackson's weekend celebration.
There's no specific information as to the 15-year-old's current location, but a source told E! that she "has a couple weeks of very intense therapy [ahead of her] before anything else happens."
A source originally said that Jackson would leave UCLA Medical Center on Friday, following her apparent suicide attempt earlier this month.
"Taj is getting married and she desperately wants to be there and everyone wants her to be there," a source told E! at the time.
But one wedding guest who did make it to the nuptials was Kardashian matriach Kris Jenner, who attended the post-ceremony festivities one day after the birth of her granddaughter.
According to US Weekly, Jenner headed for the reception after attending the Daytime Emmy Awards. She reportedly chatted about Kim Kardashian's newborn girl with Jackson's grandmother, Katherine.
As Selena Gomez moves on from her longtime beau, Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, US Weekly reported Wednesday that she might have a new relationship on the horizon.
According to the mag, the 20-year-old singer is "hooking up" with singer Ed Sheeran, who has been touring with Gomez's BFF, Taylor Swift.
When asked how he'd feel about dating Gomez, the ginger-haired 22-year-old said Monday that he "wouldn't complain."
"They are friends with an open mind. He’s sensitive and sweet and a lot deeper than Justin," a source said of Sheeran.
As glowing reviews pour in from Daniel Radcliffe's stage turn as an orphan in "The Cripple of Inishmaan," the 23-year-old "Harry Potter" star shrugged off suggestions he could be an action star.
“I am never going to be cast to play a Bruce Willis character in 'Die Hard,'” Radcliffe told the Sun.
“I would make a much better villain than [James] Bond -- I am not nearly strapping enough to play Bond,” he added.
But what about Britain's most cerebral hero -- Doctor Who?
“I’ve done one iconic character, that might be enough," Radcliffe said.
Meanwhile, Radcliffe has received rave reviews of his performance in "The Cripple of Inishman," which recently debuted on London's West End.
The Guardian gave the play four stars, noting that Radcliffe "has the precious gift, vital in a play full of narrative surprises, of seeming artful and vulnerable at the same time."
"Radcliffe comes across as the genuine article in the midst of all these deliberate authenticities," the Independent said.