Buzzmakers: Billy Ray & Thicke's Mom Talk VMAs

By ETONLINE STAFF

August 31, 2013

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

1. Billy Ray: Miley's Still My Little Girl

Billy Ray Cyrus is speaking out about his daughter Miley Cyrus, after the 20-year-old singer made headlines for her controversial 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance of We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines.

"Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait to see her when she gets home," Billy Ray told ET's Nancy O'Dell exclusively. "She's still my little girl and I'm still her Dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change."

Miley herself also doesn't seem too concerned about all the negative criticism she's received for the racy number.

"Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl!," she recently tweeted.

But the Parents Television Council slammed MTV for what's clearly become the most talked-about performance of Sunday night.

"MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate 'twerking' in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?," they said in a statement.

2. Robin Thicke's Mom on Miley: 'I Didn't Get Her Point'

Miley Cyrus' provocative performance at last night's MTV Video Music Awards has been buzzing since her strutting, grinding and twerking on-stage set with Robin Thicke. Among Miley's critics about the performance is Thicke's mother Gloria Loring, who spoke exclusively to omg! INSIDER.

"I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do," Loring told omg! INSIDER after watching Cyrus and Thicke's medley of We Can't Stop, Blurred Lines and Give It 2 U.

"I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy," she added. "...I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is, now I can never 'unsee' it."

Loring -- who has previously defended her son's explicit Blurred Lines video featuring nude women amid criticism that it objectifies women -- said last night's VMA performance left her baffled.

"I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I think she's misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial." She goes on to say, "I didn't get what her point was. It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself."

3. Fergie & Josh Duhamel Welcome First Child

Fergie has given birth to her first child with Josh Duhamel!

Reps for the Black Eyed Peas singer and Safe Haven star confirmed the news to ET on Thursday, saying the baby boy -- named Axl Jack Duhamel -- came in weighing at 7lbs. 10oz.

Fergie announced her pregnancy last February on Twitter and Duhamel spilled the beans on the sex of the baby during a taping last month of LIVE with Kelly and Michael.

Fergie, 38, and Duhamel, 40, married on January 10, 2009, after five years of dating.

4. Exclusive 'Vampire Diaries' Season 5 Premiere Pics

The wait for season five is almost over, TVD-aholics and ETonline has your exclusive first look at the October 3 premiere!

Titled I Know What You Did Last Summer, the episode takes place several months after the shocking finale left Elena in Damon's arms, Stefan six feet under water and Bonnie on the wrong side of the veil.

The time jump also means that the season premiere features Elena and Caroline moving into their new dorm (roomies!) at Whitmore College!

Click here to check out eight more exclusive images from The Vampire Diaries season premiere!

5. First Look: 'NCIS' Says Good-bye to Ziva

Cote de Pablo announced in July that she would be leaving NCIS after eight years and now you can get the first look at Ziva's swan song, the eleventh season premiere, titled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

"I've had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS," Pablo told ET in a statement. "I look forward to finishing Ziva's story."

Although from the look of things, it might not be a happy ending for Tony and Ziva...

NCIS premieres September 24 on CBS.



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