Star: Miley Cyrus is using Liam Hemworth for his ‘huge fan base’

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Here we go again. Miley Cyrus has adopted yet another dog and duly posted photos of the little critter to her Twitter account. This doggie, a chihuahua mix, is named “Bean,” and I cannot fault Miley for consistently adopting rescue pups over designer breeds, but she just has so many dogs now. I have two dogs of my own — one came from the pound, and the other was tied to a telephone pole on the side of the road — and this duo is more than enough for me. I can’t imagine having so many of them. Also, one would think Miley would take it easy after little Lila was attacked and killed by another member of the Cyrus puppy pack, but I suppose Miley feels like that was an isolated incident. Hopefully, she’s correct on that front.

Miley Cyrus

Speaking of Miley’s social media addiction, a new story in this week’s Star elaborates on last week’s “wedding ring” photos that starred Miley with fiancé Liam Hemsworth. According to the story, a friend of Miley’s says that those photos were posted specifically to start marriage rumors (which is obvious), but the tale goes even farther to say that Miley is using Liam to stay relevant, and she’ll stop at nothing — even a baby — to keep people interested in her. That seems a little bit excessive, but here’s the story:

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Did Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth secretly get married? That’s what everyone’s asking since Miley, 20, posted pictures of herself and Liam, 23, on Christmas Day wearing what looked like wedding rings! Although the singer, who has been engaged to the Hunger Games star since last summer, hasn’t confirmed or denied the rumors, a friend of the pop star says the speculation is exactly what Miley wanted. “Miley knew if she tweeted a picture of herself and Liam wearing rings, everyone would go nuts,” a friend tells Star. “She is constantly coming up with new ways to keep everyone interested in her. She is terrified that people will forget about her or ignore her. Liam has no idea how much she needs attention from people. It’s getting worse and worse!”

Miley has certainly upped the ante on attention-seeking antics, over the past year in particular — from her sexy punk appearance to tweeting pictures of herself with a blowup doll, Miley seems to be on a mission to move as far away from her wholesome Disney image as possible. “She isn’t exactly busy with her career these days. She tries to get Liam in as many pictures as possible because she knows he has a huge fan base, and this way she gets even more attention,” says the source. “Once this dies down she will take it to the next level — don’t be surprised if her next stunt is a picture of a baby bump!”

[From Star, print edition, January 14, 2012]

On a certain level, I find it slightly amusing that Miley is such an attention whore yet has no problem invoking Princess Diana’s death while tweeting about the paparazzi. Still, I don’t think she’s quite as bad as this Star story would suggest. I mean, she loves the attention that her twitpics bring, but I really don’t think she’s “using” Liam to get more hits to her account. It’s probably more of a case of “Look at my man, y’all!” And I don’t think Liam has as much of a problem with her tweeting as previous stories would suggest. I really think they’re a very like-minded couple.

Here are more Miley-tweeted photos of her “family.” Those dogs pretty much rule her house, right?

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Photos courtesy of Twitter

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  1. Jade says:

    She’s such an attention whore. Does she ever actually work now? Plus she looks like a grubby 15 year old boy.

    • Lee says:

      Come one being attention whore is full time job. BTW her dogs mania is disturbing. There is fine line between helping and hoarding.

      • lori says:

        Are there not hoarding laws where she lives? Here you cannot more than 4 dogs without a breeders lincense.

    • Marilyn says:

      Come on, snarking on her looks isn’t cool.

      • ZenBitch says:

        Even when its her choice of hair that makes her look like a boy vs. anything nature gave her? She did that to herself – snark away.

    • thebutlerdidit says:

      I feel obligated to comment here on every Cyrus post, since I’ve worked with her twice. However, I’d comment anyway, on a woman calling another woman a “whore.” Wow, really? This person you don’t know that has had the same steady BF for 3 yrs, is a whore? Or, you dont like her hair/clothes/family/fame/lifestyle? She’s releasing her next album soon, has worked steadily all year, and had the dog that attacked the other sent to a new home.

      • Dani says:

        I don’t think they’re literally calling her a whore. ‘Attention whore’ is a term, usually describing someone dying for attention, in a sense, whoring out her life for people to notice. Not actually being paid to sleep with people type of whore.

  2. Elceibeno says:

    If she wants to stay relevant she’s gonna have to go back to work. Another sitcom, or another album. I’d hate to see Miley become another Leann Rimes.

  3. Bowers says:

    I have 3 dogs, ages 14, 7, and 19 mo. and the 19 mo. old is the biggest–all rescue dogs. But, 3 dogs are a pack, and the owner needs to establish alpha position and keep it that way.

    • Amelia says:

      The alpha position in my house always went to the eldest dog since we usually staggered our adoptions, but we didn’t really have a hierarchy since we managed to give each and every dog the same amount of love. (Which was a lot).
      Miley’s just heading for more trouble, you can’t keep switching up the places in the pack. At least let the other dogs get accustomed to living without the other two before introducing a new pup!
      I’m really starting to think of her as a reckless owner. Her heart may be in the right place, but as the Dogs Trust says, “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”.
      Or in Miley’s case, a dog is for life, not just for Twitter pimping.

  4. Amelia says:

    Bean in the first picture;
    “THIS is what I have to put up with”.

  5. Kate says:

    I don’t really get why no-one seems to comprehend that she didn’t post those pictures of her and Liam. They were never on her twitter page. They were hacked from her mother’s private Facebook and made public.
    Not that it really matters but if you run a gossip site and are so set on going on the full-out attack and constantly call her an attention whore, you’d think you’d check it out.

    • Rubber Ducky says:

      ^ this. Good god sometimes things get so sloppy around here.

    • FirstTimer says:

      Wow. Really? Didn’t know it came from her mom’s account. Were they able to know who hacked it?

      • The Original Mia says:

        No one hacked the account. Her mother posted Christmas pics of the family. Ergo, Miley didn’t post anything.

  6. marie says:

    in more obvious news, today is Friday.. woo hoo!!

  7. MrsPatton says:

    “and she’ll stop at nothing — even a baby — to keep people interested in her. ”

    Hmmm,that certainly sounds familiar. I wonder who she got that idea from?

  8. katiebob says:

    meh, I don’t care much about her..but on principle, I respect anyone involved in animal rescue.. She’s done alot of work with Save Spot (dog rescue) when she could just be out spending money on herself and buying expensive breeds (cough Kim cough) so Kudos to her..I wish I had the money and space to have a cat sanctuary!

  9. Skins says:

    I always kind of liked Miley, but this whole punk thing of hers is just so try-hard and ridiculous. That rebel yell thing from a couple week ago was, I think, the worst performance of any song, by anybody, that I have ever seen. Miley, you had your day in the sun, made your money, now go to school or something, invest your money, because this showbiz thing has nowhere to go for you.

  10. mln76 says:

    One of my best friends is involved in dog rescue…It’s really admirable and really a great service to the community but I do think it’s a world filled with people who are eccentrics and basically love animals more than people. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to Miley. I think she’s goodhearted but a bit kooky and addicted to attention but there isn’t much you can do when you peak at 15 right?

  11. The Original Mia says:

    Bean is adorable.

    I like Miley & Liam. They seem like a normal young couple, minus all the fortune & fame.

  12. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Do these 2 live together? Just curious, bc the dogs seem to be referred to as “their” dogs.

  13. bns says:

    Here for the dogs.

  14. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Jade and Lee I agree and would add being snarky that this half-witted hick should thank fortune,the stars, the Deity,etc., for having the Disney corporate machine make her a millionare since she has no real talent (today’s autotune, lipsynching,backing tracks, wrap around marketing don’t count); why doesn’t she get an education, or is famewhoring that addictive that it takes precedence over everything else.

    • jwoolman says:

      She can actually sing on her own without the digital enhancement. They used it when she was younger because she was playing the Hannah Montana role, but I’ve heard her sing without enhancement and without instrumental backup. Her voice has matured and she works at it. Time will tell if she makes it as an adult in the music business, but she has plenty of time and a large personal fortune, thanks to her choice of non-greedy parents who were already rich enough.

  15. midnightmoon says:

    That puppy is way too small. I hope it survives. It looks just like Miley.

  16. blaize says:

    I love how Miley Cyrus is labeled a famewhore (and other, far more derogatory things) for her social media addiction and her behavior, but Lady Gaga and other celebrities aren’t. The real issue is that society isn’t comfortable with a young adult who was once a disney star growing up and ditching her former image. People want her to be all demure like Taylor Swift. In reality social media addiction is common among young adults, and her behavior is not abnormal for a celebrity.

    This rumor was clearly circulated by someone within Miley and Liam’s inner circle who dislikes Miley and has a problem with the two of them being together.Jealousy, perhaps? I’ve noticed that ever since their engagement was announced, hateful rumors have been spread about her, and they all come from some anonymous ‘source’ complaining to star magazine. Star magazine is notorious for publishing snarky rumors by people who dislike a particular celebrity. Unfortunately, the public blindly falls for it. Miley haters will jump on this rumor and use it as another excuse to bash her online because that’s how pathetic and catty they are.

  17. erika says:

    she better make sure one more damn dog doesn’t die

    she is a famewhore, with AADHD, attention deficit disorder, yeah, I said it.

    she is so damn hyperactive, bouncing tweeting, instagramming, on and on…she seems to have no value on h

    take care of those dogs damn it….how about that huh? how about reading up on pack behavior….

  18. Shy says:

    I do believe this. I feel this vibe from Miley for some time now too. What happened to her career? She grew up from teens, then went too sexy with new album and lost all her kids fans and did no get any new, adults ones. Movie career did not work out. Those movies: with Demi Moore and So Undercover will probably go straight to DVD.

    No music career at the moment. Now she is famous for being famous. And I really feel that she cut her hair just for attention from media. Just to remind people that she still exist. And she was bringing attention to hair all the time, twitting pictures every day. And then Liam became little famous due to Hunger Games. Very convenient for Miley. Because let’s face it – if Miley would not cut her hair and would not date hot dude from Hunger Games then we would barely hear anything about Miley in press and tabloids.

    So I really believe that Miley is desperate to stay relevant.

    • jwoolman says:

      Honestly, stop with the viewing with alarm over a haircut. I had my hair cut that short for a while at that age, only went back to long because long hair is actually easier for me. I wasn’t screaming for attention, and neither is she. Miley is just being her age and experimenting.

  19. A says:

    I think Miley will end up on some ABC sitcom and be happy in the long run…I can’t hate on her, because I know somebody who worked on one of her “films” and said she was really sweet (and that Ashley Greene and Jeremy Piven were assholes). Plus, she does a lot of charity work with the Starkey Foundation and animal rescue organizations.

    That said, I think Miley’s problem is that she wants to be a big star on her own…when she’d probably be fine if she just settled for a nice network sitcom. I think that’s the problem a lot of celebrities have…shooting way too high. A successful tv show plus a famous husband would still bring her the fame she seems to love. I also think she and Liam have a pretty decent chance despite the odds…they seem to make a real effort to spend time together when he is filming, and they are making it a long engagement.

    • Shy says:

      Well she does look like a reasonable person. No drugs or drinking problem. Does not wondering around L.A. night clubs. Has steady relationship with Liam. I respect that.

      And she was put on fame pedestal with that stupid Hannah Montana thing way too fast and way too high. She was star of that silly teen show and then very suddenly she became superstar. She was bringing huge money from her 11-16 year olds fans. And then she grew up from her teen fan base… And all her fans went away. And adults never took her seriously.

      She is such big star in her mind that she will think that she is above role in sitcom. But producers don’t offer her roles in normal movies. Because she is no actress and can’t act. Only those silly like So Undercover. And albums and concert tickets will not sale. Now she is famous for being famous. And had to cut hair to stay relevant.

      It’s hard to be adult teen star. For 2-3 years you are superfamous and then it all goes away in one second. Look at Hillary Duff, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens. Selena Gomes is relevant these days only because she dates Bieber. Demi Lovato is popular only because she exploits that brief rehab stint for 2 years. It’s Mileys time now. Soon Bieber will fade away too when his teen fans will outgrow him and move on.

  20. jwoolman says:

    Uh, I knew who Miley was but had no clue about who Liam was… Until he was associated with Miley. She has a big enough fan base on her own, and more importantly she’s very very rich. Her parents didn’t dig into her earned money, they had plenty of their own. Miley herself said that her dad paid her expenses when she was growing up. She really doesn’t have all that extravagant a lifestyle (also a lesson learned from her dad) and so isn’t hemorrhaging cash like a lot of others. So she can afford to take her time trying to make a transition from kid to adult in the biz. Reports about her as an actor since the Disney days have been good- works hard, tries to actually learn to do better. She’s no Lindsay Lohan, although tabloids are trying hard to paint her as such. She’s obviously experimenting with her music – she does have a good voice and a lot of stage presence, but she has to find her real style. Wait until she reaches an age where she doesn’t have to prove she’s not a kid to see how it really works out for her.