The Wrecking Ball video is her biggest regret

In the video for the emotional single — which is about a relationship that’s gone sour — Cyrus is seen licking a sledgehammer and swinging around on a wrecking ball with no clothes on.

And she’ll “never live it down”.

It came up during an interview on The Zach Sang Show, where Cyrus played a game of “Marry, Eff, Kill” with some of her songs.

“Marry would probably be The Climb because it still has a message I’m down with,” said Cyrus. “Eff would be 7 Things. Kill would be Wrecking Ball.”

The Malibu singer went on to explain that she feels haunted by it.

“That’s something you can’t take away … swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever. Once you do that in the mass that I did, it’s forever.”

Cyrus added: “I’m never living that down. I will always be the naked girl on a wrecking ball. No matter how much I just frolic with Emu, I’m always the naked girl on the wrecking ball … I should have thought how long that was going to have to follow me around.”

She also said she’s hoping the hype around the controversial clip will have cooled off by the time she dies.

“That’s my worst nightmare is that being played at my funeral,” admitted Cyrus. “That’s my worst nightmare … is being like, ‘We’ll always remember Miley,’ and then that. ‘She was a great person.’”

 

Bizarre therapy session as part of four-day livestream

As promotion for her brand new album Witness, the singer is currently in the middle of a three day 24/7 livestream stretching from Thursday to Sunday that has filmed her doing everything from yoga, to sleeping to sobbing to a therapist.

The lengthy livestream is taking place at Witness Worldwide Headquarters, a house specifically made for the promotional event. The whole event is a lead up to a free concert on Monday in LA for 1000 of her lucky fans.

She’s staying in the house with her team (make-up artist, assistants, pets) and has also been visited by numerous celebrity guests including Gordon Ramsey.

Most recently, the livestream featured Perry sitting down to Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, a celebrity psychologist who hosts Viceland’s The Therapist.

Perry repeatedly broke down as she spoke with the therapist about everything from her difficult relationship with her parents to her past battles with alcoholism.

At one point, as she discussed her past battles with alcohol, a minder could be heard forcefully suggesting she stop the livestream. She refused.

She admitted to thoughts of suicide in the past: “I wrote a song about it. I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed.”

“You can be right or you can be loved. I just want to be loved,” she said.

The 32-year-old singer also addressed her Katy Perry alter ego and what it was like to leave behind Katheryn Hudson.

“That’s the point of this whole thing, if people can see I’m just like them then they can dream just as big.

“I’m a bit more nerdy than everybody thinks I am, I’m a big goofball. The fantasy of Katheryn went into Katy and made this bigger than life personality,” she said.

The therapy session eventually ended with Perry picking a card out of the therapist’s ‘angel bowl’ “to see what the angels tell her”.

And after Perry draws out the word “freedom” she absolutely loses it, bursting into tears.

“Thank you,” she tells him.

The key developments of the day

Amazon has gotten rid of its unlimited cloud storage deal for Amazon Drive. Before, consumers could store as much data as they wanted on Amazon’s servers for $60 a year. But the company now offers just two tiers, TechCrunch reports: the ability to store up to 100GB for $11.99 or up to 1TB for $59.99. Each additional terabyte would cost consumers an extra $59.99.

4G Speeds in India Not Looking Great

Conversation about 4G has dominated in India since Reliance Jio launched as a mobile service provider focusing exclusively on the faster network. But a report from OpenSignal found that average download speeds in the country fell more than 1 megabit per second (Mbps) over the past six months, largely due to an influx of network traffic resulting from new Reliance Jio customers. India’s 4G download speeds ranked 74th in the survey, behind both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Pokémon Go to Host In-Person Events

To celebrate its first anniversary since launching Pokémon Go, Niantic Labs is planning on hosting several in-game and in-person events. The first event will take place in the game and will happen on June 13, The Verge reports. It will include Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon, XP bonuses and discounted Lucky Eggs.

Skoda Offers Car-Sharing Option for Poland

Volkswagen’s Skoda brand plans to offer a Zipcar-like car-sharing service in Poland called Omni. The service allows consumers to pick up and drop off Skoda vehicles at parking stations throughout the Warsaw metropolitan area via an app-based system, according to the app’s developer, Ridecell.

Though Apple will likely not unveil its 10-year anniversary iPhone until later this year, a new study from Branding Brand, which builds mobile commerce sites and apps for retailers, asked US iPhone users if they plan on trading in their current device for the latest version. Many said they won’t.

In fact, just over a quarter (26%) said they plan on getting the upcoming iPhone 8. In contrast, nearly half (45%) of iPhone users surveyed said they don’t plan on trading in their current device this year.

Meanwhile, 14% of respondents said that when the iPhone 8 launches, they plan to trade in their current device for an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Another 12% said they would trade in their device for any of the iPhone 6 models. While those respondents are adopting outdated models, they may still represent an upgrade for users with even older iPhone types.

When asked what they want to see next from Apple, a plurality of respondents (44%) simply wanted a better-functioning operating system. Still, the iPhone 8 was top of mind for some—a quarter of respondents wanted to see a redesigned smartphone.

Excitement for the iPhone 8 may not be very high, at least according to Branding Brand, because the iPhone—in essence—has become a commodity device.

Apple’s iPhone 7 sales have been sluggish, and the company reportedly cut production by roughly 10% in the first quarter of 2017.

The upcoming device will reportedly have all-glass casing, no home button and wireless charging capability—all new features for Apple, but also ground rival Samsung has already covered.

Nonetheless, this year will not only be a milestone for Apple, but also for smartphones.

In 2017, 2.39 billion people, more than half of the world’s mobile phone users, will regularly use a smartphone, eMarketer predicts. And by 2020, smartphone users will account for more than 60.0% of mobile phone users worldwide.

The four things that burn the most fat

You’ve seen those astonishing F45 transformations and know of the program’s success rate, but if all those ab shots and nutrition plans intimidate (or just mystify) you, here are the simple – no, not easy – moves you should be doing, if you want to burn the max amount of fat in your session.

According to Dan Conn from F45 Double Bay in Sydney, these are the most effective things you can do, when it comes to torching calories.

So before you count yourself out (too hard) or write off circuit training as ‘something’s that’s just not for me’, consider trying one of these maximum impact moves – and working it into whatever you’re doing now.

 

Skipping

It might take you back to your primary school days but some research suggests that the old jump rope can burn more than 10 calories a minute – not to mention, boost fitness levels quickly while strengthening your arms and legs. “The problem is that people try and skip for as long as they can with no goals. The trick is to have realistic targets – skip for 45 seconds and then rest for 15 seconds for a ten minute block. If this is too much, work towards it slowly and work this short exercise into your day. It is just ten minutes, after all!”

 

Weight training

“We’ve finally all let go on the myth that women shouldn’t be touching weights. That is just ridiculous, firstly,” says Conn, because “weight training burns fat – fast.”

“But if you rest for three to five minutes between super heavy and super low reps, the body will adapt to the load. The trick is to try and lift weights with higher rep targets and smaller rest intervals. This will burn a lot of calories – and continue – post-training – to burn,” says Conn.

 

Walk after you eat

“Just don’t sit around! If you can, go for a short walk after a meal. Nothing intense, just a stroll to keep the engine running. This will improve your digestion,” says Conn.

 

Push yourself

Training to your maximum ability is different for everyone, but if you train hard, you’ll reap the fat-fighting benefits.

“For exmaple, people lift weights to achieve certain targets they have set for themselves,” says Conn. “This is great, if that is your goal. In which case, stick to it. But if your goals are related to weight loss – or maintenance – try what I call a ‘body shock session’. Simply, pick six exercises and aim for complete fatigue three times on each,” says Conn. This shakes up your routine and can restart your metabolism.

“Ultimately, though, people often go ‘all or nothing’ with training and nutrition,” says Conn, who emphasises that this approach is ineffective.

“Aim for routine and set realistic and attainable goals for how many times a week you can train. Once you nail a few weeks you’ll notice you can add extra sessions here and there – not to mention, you’ll experience far greater mental and physical benefits, too – instead of just beating yourself up for ‘not being as good as I used to be.’”

creating a full music video in just four seconds

The American rock band — already famous for their iconic music videos — have reached new heights with their most recent video ‘The One Moment’ topping them all.

They’ve danced on treadmills in perfect synchronisation and defied gravity aboard an aeroplane but none of their past iconic videos have been shot in just 4.2 seconds.

Premiering on Facebook yesterday, the cameras rapidly shoot one incredibly colourful, explosive moment and then proceed to slow that four second moment down to perfectly synchronise with the song.

OK Go singer and director of the video, Damian Kulash explained it was all about mathematical calculations and breaking down every single frame into a spreadsheet.

“Every single event had to have an exact time. We literally had a spreadsheet with the frame number in the video … Each of which corresponds to a millisecond of real time of when we’re shooting.”

Some of the shots were slowed down by 20,000 percent from real time reports Rolling Stone.

The insanely sophisticated and complicated film includes everything from exploding watermelons to flipbooks with singing band members to cannonballs and swords.

In a behind-the-scenes video, Kulash explained

And for those that had an internal cry at the 16 guitars exploding, Kulash explained “the guitars are all manufacturing defects. We want to blow up guitars but we don’t want to keep musical instruments out of the world.”

Watch the incredible clip below.

All about plastic surgery in K-pop

ROUNDER eyes, narrower faces, bigger breasts: a South Korean girlband is celebrating the country’s obsession with surgically-enhanced beauty by going under the knife to praise the virtues of “Becoming Pretty”.

All four members of obscure K-pop outfit SixBomb went through extensive plastic surgery, from nose jobs to breast implants, before releasing their new single on Thursday.

A series of videos showed the four women visiting a clinic, strutting into an operating theatre and lying on the operating table. Another had them practising dance moves in sunglasses with their heads wrapped in bandages.

“Everyone follows me, they know I’m pretty,” they sing in “Becoming Pretty” — an electronic dance number with a hook reminiscent of South Korean singer Psy’s 2012 global phenomenon Gangnam Style.

The track could be the direct antithesis to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, lyrics: “I’m beautiful in my way/Cause God makes no mistakes/I’m on the right track, baby/I was born this way.” It has raised questions over the South’s ultra-competitive, looks-obsessed society, where physical features enhance social standing and can help secure jobs, with many recruitment adverts requiring a “neat appearance” and a CV with photo.

Despite a population of only 50 million, it is the world’s third biggest plastic surgery market, with thousands of clinics performing an estimated 1.2 million procedures a year.

Adverts showing dramatic before-and-after pictures are omnipresent on street billboards, subway trains, bus stops and toilet walls, urging women to “change” their lives or admonishing them: “Everyone but you has done it.”

SixBomb’s lead singer Dain had her breasts enlarged and her cheekbones shaved to make her face look smaller for the song.

“We all wanted to get some surgeries done to look prettier … and thought, ‘Why not perform a song about it instead of trying to conceal it?’” she said.

“People will notice it anyway … so we wanted to be open about this reality where many women want to look pretty,” she said.

SixBomb were founded in 2012 and have released five albums, but have yet to become major stars and with their members now in their mid-20s, time could be running out for them in a youth-driven market.

The project was funded by their management, which spent 100 million won (around $A117,000) for “almost every kind of surgery that could be done on a face” and breast implants, said head manager Kim Il-Woong.

“We haven’t committed any crimes. Our only crime would be talking about it in such an open manner,” he said, adding many celebrities go under the knife but do not “come out of the closet”.

James Blunt’s breakout hit romantic

Speaking to The Huffington Post, the British singer addressed the popular opinion that his 2005 tune is “romantic”.

“Everyone goes, ‘Ah, he’s so romantic. I want You’re Beautiful as my wedding song.’ These people are f**ked up,” said Blunt.

While the song might’ve permanently put Blunt on the map and gave him the title of the decade’s best selling album in the UK, it’s the misinterpretation of the lyrics that continues to grind his gears.

“You get labelled with these things like, ‘Oh, James Blunt. Isn’t he just a soft romantic?’ Well, f**k that. No, I’m not,” he said.

“You’re Beautiful is not this soft romantic f**king song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a f**king kite on drugs in the subway stalking someone else’s girlfriend when that guy is there in front of him, and he should be locked up or put in prison for being some kind of perv,” the singer added.

From that, it should come as no surprise that the singer is well-known for his frankness in interviews.

In a recent interview with NewsCorp, Blunt called out trolls who bully him on Twitter.

“If you look at trolls they’re exactly as you imagine them, miserable people in dark rooms with their trousers around their ankles. Why we should take these people seriously is beyond me,” he said.

Blunt is also notorious for poking fun at himself on Twitter.

In the wake of a number of celebrity deaths last year including David Bowie, George Michael and his close friend Carrie Fisher, Blunt joked: “If you thought 2016 was bad, I’m releasing an album in 2017.”

And, while it’s been over a decade since Blunt’s iconic tune, he’s finally decided to clear up rumours around whether or not the song annoys him.

“Too much of a good thing turns into a bad thing eventually, and it got a lot of airplay, and it doesn’t take much to work out that kind of thing. I love hamburgers, but if you give me a hamburger for every meal I’m gonna tire of it,” he said.

“Is it an annoying song? No, it’s not, unless it’s shoved down your f**king throat a s**tload.”

Stevie Wonder Perform on New MV

In a video obtained by TMZ, Wonder jokes with the cameraman about having a potential reality show this year but the artist admits it might be “too invasive”

When the cameraman tells Wonder he could be like the Kardashians, the Superstition singer is a little more tempted.

“I could make a lot of money huh? Buy me a few planes. Maybe fly them,” he says.

The 66-year-old singer, whose music career spans more than five decades, told TMZ he’s flown planes a number of times.

“I flew a plane once, well actually twice,” he said, adding “I actually landed the plane”.

Always one to stir up a bit of controversy, TMZ asked Wonder: “Are you gonna come out one day and just go, ‘Surprise!’”

Wonder replied: “This year, I will reveal the truth.”

The artist has been the subject of conspiracy theories for years after video surfaced of him catching a falling microphone during a performance of The Beatles’ classic Hey Jude.

In a 2008 interview with The Independent,Wonder revealed it was being born prematurely that caused his blindness.

“The blood vessels at the back of his eyes hadn’t yet reached the front, and their aborted growth caused the retinas to detach,” the publication wrote.

Despite this, the musician is still plagued by conspiracies but has always stayed lighthearted about his disability.

At last year’s Grammy awards, Wonder teased the audience, showing them the opened winners envelope and saying “Y’all can’t read this right? You can’t read braille! Haha, you can’t read this.”

Christmas cheer with Carpool Karaoke medley of Mariah Carey

IF all you wanted for Christmas was a medley of the biggest names in music singing everyone’s favourite holiday song in carpool karaoke, then want no longer for Santa has come early thanks to James Corden.

Decked out in Christmas garb, James Corden and Mariah Carey sing along to her 1994 holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas” with a little help from some famous friends.

The video has been in the works all year- Coldplay’s Chris Martin appeared in the clip after his January appearance, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers added some of Santa’s “Ho Ho Ho’s”.

Only Gaga and Adele were brave enough to try some of Mariah’s higher notes.

The One Direction star took to the stage on the show on Saturday night to perform ‘Just Hold On’ in tribute to his beloved mum after she died aged 43 on Wednesday, the Sun reports.

Louis won a standing ovation for his performance with a huge applause from the judges and the audience.

After his performance, Simon Cowell spoke to Louis and told him how proud his mum would be of him.

“Louis, I have to say something to you, what you’ve just done, and the bravery, I respect you as an artist and as a person.

“Your mum was so proud of you Louis. She was so looking forward to tonight and she’s looking down on you.”

Earlier today, Louis thanked fans for their support, writing on his Twitter: “All the support has been incredible! Let’s do this together tonight.”

Indigenous Anzacs in Paint This Land music video

Released on Anzac Day, the music clip spotlights the contributions of indigenous soldiers and the mateship they share with their non-indigenous brothers.

It was a family and friends shoot for Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou who enlisted their mate, award-winning director Wayne Blair (Cleverman, The Sapphires, Love Child) to help make their statement about reconciliation.

Blair in turn enlisted his father, Vietnam veteran Bob Blair, the first Aboriginal Regimental Sergeant Major in the Australian Army, to star alongside acclaimed actor Tony Barry.

Dozens of cast and crew joined the filmmaker, his co-director Kate Halpin and the musicians for a hectic two-day shoot at Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland over the Easter weekend to meet the Anzac Day deadline.

Blair said the tight schedule helped quell any nerves or sentimentality about directing his father for the first time.

“We had no time to be nice,” the director said.

“He comes from a generation who have a certain way of holding yourself so he has this instant gravitas. I asked my mate Tony Barry to look after him (on set) but I don’t think he needed any looking after.”

Marou’s three children also star in the video which closes with the unveiling of a stunning mural by Sydney street artist Hego who often depicts the black Anzacs.

The Paint This Land mural is his first pairing of indigenous and non-indigenous soldiers.

The Busby Marou lads reached No. 1 with their latest album Postcards From The Shell House in February and wanted to use their burgeoning popularity to celebrate indigenous culture particularly considering Marou’s Torres Straits heritage.

Busby said they had often been cautioned against being “too Australian” in the music or videos for fear it would limit their appeal overseas.

“Everyone in the world knows what a Texan or a New Yorker sound is and you know what, we are Australian, we have a Queensland sound and that is what it is, we want to be Australian storytellers who take that to the world,” he said.

“The song and the video is celebrating our culture and while we may have stayed away from making a fuss about political issues, Paint This Land is a reflection of the Australian spirit and the camaraderie which existed between the Anzacs and contribution of indigenous Anzacs.”

Marou said the video had made Paint The Land “a special song for me.”

“I feel we have played our important role not just acknowledging our war veterans but going a

step further and paying special homage to indigenous men and women who serve our country,” he said.

The two musicians and the director have known each other for decades having grown up in Rockhampton, where Bob Blair is respected as a mentor of local indigenous children.

“Bob was one of Jeremy’s mentors growing up as he has been to a lot of indigenous kids in Rockhampton. He was who you went to if you got off track,” he said.

Busby Marou will head out on their national tour in May.

Miley Cyrus reveals Katy Perry

For years, people have speculated who the song, which alludes to Perry kissing a girl and liking it, was about.

The singer has previously said everything from Scarlett Johansson to Angelina Jolie’s lips inspired the catchy tune but now Miley Cyrus is claiming the song was written about her.

In an interview with WKTU radio station, the Malibu singer claims Perry’s colossal hit was written about a kiss the two shared almost 10 years ago, when Cyrus was 15.

When the hosts asked Cyrus if any of her friends had congratulated her on the success of her new song Malibu, the singer brought up Perry.

“Katy Perry and I have been friends for a long time. We were actually just realising that next year we’ve been friends for 10 years. I think she’s my friend who I’ve known the longest which is really, really cool,” she told the station.

“Cause when she came out with I Kissed A Girl I was doing the Hannah Montana movie and I heard her on the radio and they said ‘Who’d you write that about?’ and she said me. And I was on a four-wheeler at the time and I heard it and I started screaming and freaking out and then she asked me to go to the MTV VMAs with her,” she told the radio station.

“And she took me but my mum didn’t want me to go by myself, stranger danger, so my mum went with me in the limo with Katy Perry. And my mum didn’t really get the joke. She just thought it was cool that I got to go with Katy Perry, so yeah that’s how we met,” she added.

In a 2009 interview withQ Magazine, Perry told the publication the lyrics were inspired by her friendship with a girl as a teenager.

“I did kiss her. I was totally obsessed with her. She was beautiful — porcelain skin, perfect lips,” she said.

Whether or not she was referring to Cyrus was unconfirmed.

New music video after slamming body shammer

The stunning 29-year-old singer was spotted braless in a see-through pink top and colourful patterned green pants on set during filming in Hawaii.

It comes after Rihanna hilariously hit back at a Barstool Sports writer who recently accused her of being “fat”.

Chris Spagnuolo was suspended from his job over the 350-word rant about the singer, in which he claimed she looked like she was wearing a “sumo suit”, and suggested she’d only be pursued by “chubby-chasers”.

Luckily, Rihanna managed to make light of the situation, sharing a meme on Instagram in response to the body-shaming.

It shows side-by-side pics of US rapper Gucci Mane who famously lost a lot of weight, before unveiling his new look last year.

The caption reads: “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.”

The 32-year-old singer also addressed her Katy Perry alter ego and what it was like to leave behind Katheryn Hudson.

“That’s the point of this whole thing, if people can see I’m just like them then they can dream just as big.

“I’m a bit more nerdy than everybody thinks I am, I’m a big goofball. The fantasy of Katheryn went into Katy and made this bigger than life personality,” she said.

The therapy session eventually ended with Perry picking a card out of the therapist’s ‘angel bowl’ “to see what the angels tell her”.

And after Perry draws out the word “freedom” she absolutely loses it, bursting into tears.

“Thank you,” she tells him.