Momma Billy Ray Rose Dropped the Ball?

Ok, let's just call the Aging Disco Diva a bit overprotective....a bit old fashioned....a bit old school... but when did quasi child porn become artsy? And what the f'n hell was Momma Billy Ray Rose doing while his 15...yes folks....15 year old daughter was posing for the picture above? Was he too damn busy counting the money his little cash cow is raking in to notice that she was posing provocatively, with her jail bait naughty bits covered up only with a silk sheet? OMFG. 15 might be considered an old woman back in the trailer park but carp on a stick, in most states (note I did not say all states) a 15 year old is still considered a child.

Does it take more than two brain cells to realize that a photo of your child wearing nothing but a sheet might be inappropriate for someone who is being aggressively pimped out ... I mean, marketed ... as "America's Squeaky Clean Teen Queen" ??? Hmmm??? Ya' think?

The Diva gave birth to two Princess Divas and you can bet that I would have stuck my size 7 platform shoe up the arse of anyone who suggested that they be allowed to take pictures of either of them, wearing only a silk sheet, when they were 15 years old... sheyat...I might still do that and they are aged 30 and 24 right now.

You have to love the spin control that is going on now:

She said....

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ was the photographer behind the headline-making pictures of teen queen MILEY CYRUS featured in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. Now, the famed photographer speaks out about the controversy.

"I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted," she says. "Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful."

Misinterpreted? Misinterpreted? Do we look like a bunch of morons? How many ways can you interpret a photograph taken of a 15 year minor, wearing her birthday suit, a sheet and a f*** me expression? Ask any child molester and pervert and they can give you the only interpretation of that portrait that is legitimate. You, Ms Leibovitz, are a twittering fool ... and while I am ranting --- where the frig were her parents while this conversation was going on?

Am I the only one who would have handled it this way??

Photographer: Well, what do you think? Simple, classic, very little makeup ... no clothing ....

Pop Tart: "I think it looks, like really cool."

Aging Disco Diva wanders over, looks at digital proofs, turns and beyotch slaps the photographer: What in the hell do you think you are doing?

A.D.D grabs Pop Tart, gives her THE LOOK and says: What in the hell do you think you are doing? ....

End of problem, no scandal. But I guess that would take too much effort. You can't be your meal ticket's buddy and then try to be a parent. Sheyat, you might have to drag your arse back to the recording studio and actually try and earn your own money, or you could try making it on "Dancing With The Stars" ... strike that last one out ... well, there IS always "Celebrity Fit Club"

Jail bait said....

The 15-year-old actress/singer posed for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz for the issue, on sale in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday and nationwide May 6. One waist-up shot shows Cyrus looking provocatively over her right shoulder, her back nude and breasts covered by her arms and shimmery fabric.

In a caption with the image, Disney's Hannah Montana star tells VF: "I think it's really artsy. It wasn't in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool."

It wasn't in a skanky way? You thought it looked, like, really cool. You, Lil Miss Miley, are a twittering fool in-training.

Jail bait has second thoughts....

On Sunday, Cyrus apparently had a change of heart. "I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," she said in a statement issued by her publicist, Jill Fritzo. "I never intended for any of this to happen, and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."

Translation: I thought it looked really, like, grown up, and sexy ... but daddy says that I am jeopardizing the standard of living he has grown accustomed to ... and I need to say that I was tricked. So I am so sorry, please continue to buy all the crap that Daddy has marketed with my face and name.

Big Magazine says...

Beth Kseniak, a spokeswoman for both Vanity Fair and Leibovitz defended the move in The New York Times: "Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley."

The pics of Little Miss Miley that were allegedly posted on her MySpace page this past winter tend to support the idea that her handlers could not care less until the parents of her prepubescent fans started screaming ....

But, let's cut her parents and handlers some slack ... this is unchartered territory for the entertainment world ... It is not like there has ever been a young girl pushed into show biz by her parents and then allowed to spiral out of control because no one was willing to set rules for her ...


  1. Well put!!!!!I agree with everything you have said here. I was totally dumbfounded when I heard about this. I am so very very very disappointed in Billy Ray and his wife to allow this crap.

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  3. You tell 'em, ADD. Let's go put that platform shoe up Billy Ray's achy breaky arse!

  4. great post! what the hell has this world come too?! I'm locking my girls up! i wonder if ebay has any chastity belts for sale??

  5. I agree with everything you said. My girls love Miley/Hannah Montana and I am outraged that her parents and VF Mag would publish a photo like that of a 15 year old girl. The other photos are creepy too, with Miley reclining on Billy Ray's leg and his hand on her leg.. yuck it's just way too suggestive and incestuous looking.