All of a sudden, Justin Bieber is receiving all sorts of unsolicited advice on how to straighten up and fly right from helpful celebrities – including fellow enfant terrible pop star Miley Cyrus.
During her appearance on The Tonight Show on Thursday night, the twerking singer and former Hannah Montana star happily discussed the controversy surrounding Bieber, who was charged with assault in Toronto this week and is facing DUI and resisting arrest charges in Florida.
Miley’s down-home message to Bieber: “You’ve got a lot of money. Pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble, and party at your house.”
And since Bieber is known for frequenting clubs into the wee hours of the morning, Cyrus suggested, “Buy a house, and add a club to it.”
While on the topic of Bieber, Tonight host Jay Leno asked the 21-year-old Cyrus if she had done anything she regretted in her teen years.
“You know, it’s funny,” Cyrus responded with a laugh. “Cause today I was looking, my fans had put all these mugshots up and they were like, ‘I don’t see a Miley mugshot yet.”
So far Cyrus hasn’t done anything illegal, but she has courted controversy. Last fall, the singer caused an uproar at the MTV Music Awards by shaking her derriere in a risqué outfit (that would be the twerking) and waving a giant foam finger in the general direction of Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke’s crotch.
“I’m doing a lot of s–t,” she told Leno, “but I’m not doing anything illegal, so that’s alright. Everything I do is legal in California.”
And was Miley the only member of the Cyrus clan willing to weigh in on Bieber? Not by a long shot, y’all.
Also offering up helpful advice was Miley’s father Billy Ray Cyrus, who has patched things up with his famous daughter following a brief estrangement in 2011.
When an Access Hollywood correspondent asked Billy Ray yesterday if he had any suggestions for Bieber, the good ol’ boy bizarrely suggested a sleepover was in order.
“I’m sure he’s got lots of people talking to him right now,” said Cyrus, 52. “I would just invite him to come down and chill out with me, maybe in Tennessee. Let’s go up to the teepee, build a fire, step away and just, you know, maybe take a break for a little bit, just think about what’s important. Get back to life.”
What sort of activities might Bieber and Miley’s poppa get up to? “Build a fire, count the deer and the hawks and relax a little bit,” said Cyrus.
And somehow there was even more life advice to come for Bieber.
On last night’s edition of Piers Morgan Live, Barry Gibb – the last living member of the sixties group known as The Bee Gees – likened Bieber’s seeming chaotic lifestyle to that of his late brother Andy, a solo artist and teen pop idol who died in 1988 a few days after his 30th birthday after struggles with drug abuse and depression.
“What I see with Justin Bieber is sort of what I see with Andy,” said Gibb. “You’re heading for a brick wall, and that’s a shame, because this is a great talent, this kid’s got great gifts, you know…I just think it’s time to grow up.”
And from way left field, Bieber even received a lifestyle admonition from Marco Rubio, the junior U.S. Republican senator from Florida rumoured to be the longshot GOP presidential candidate in 2016.
When cornered by a TMZ reporter at the Dirksen Senator Office building in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Rubio seemed more than happy to address the issue of Bieber.
“I hope he gets some help,” said Rubio. “I haven’t looked into the details. We have bigger issues here in Washington to deal with, the last thing we need to be dealing with is some 19-year-old pop star. But just from the little bit I read and heard, it sounds like he’s got a lot of problems. I hope he gets some help for it. He’s going to wind up in a bad, bad place.”
Are you listening, Justin?