Sunday, October 6, 2013

Miley Cyrus hosts 'SNL': Singer plays sexed-up Michele Bachmann, gets night of redemption

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Cyrus, who's recently been under a very critical eye, was given her chance to shine on 'Saturday Night Live' as both host and musical guest.

Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12:01 PM























 Miley Cyrus hosts Saturday night Live on October 5, 2013.

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Miley Cyrus played a sexed-up Michelle Bachmann in one Saturday night Live sketch.

“Saturday Night Live” let Miley Cyrus have the last laugh this weekend. By featuring the twerk-happy star as the show's host — as well as its musical guest — Cyrus had the chance to answer her haters with a punch line.
"I got a lot of angry letters from mothers, letters from turned on fathers and - this is true - I even got one from the guy who invented the giant foam finger", the star cracked, referring to the toy she used to stroke her crotch on the controversial show. "I promised him tickets to my show."
Cyrus was both the host and the musical guest on SNL.

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Cyrus was both the host and the musical guest on SNL.

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The opening skit referred directly to that Twittered-over event while depicting a post-apocalyptic New York. When asked what brought about the downfall of America, cast member Kenan Thompson deadpanned, "the MTV Video Music Awards."
During the course of the night, Cyrus also appeared as Scarlett Johansson, listlessly trying out for the movie version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

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During the course of the night, Cyrus also appeared as Scarlett Johansson, listlessly trying out for the movie version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

Later, the show satirized Cyrus' hugely popular "We Can't Stop" video. Switching the title to "We Did Stop," Cyrus played a sexed-up Michele Bachmann, as cast member Taran Killem impersonated John Boehner, depicting both politicians as the grinding, drug-taking cast of the hit video, gloating over bringing the government to a halt.
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"I got a lot of angry letters from mothers, letters from turned on fathers and - this is true - I even got one from the guy who invented the giant foam finger", the star cracked.

"I got a lot of angry letters from mothers, letters from turned on fathers and - this is true - I even got one from the guy who invented the giant foam finger", the star cracked.

Musically, the star offered a vocally shaky take on her smash “Wrecking Ball," and a floridly earnest version of "We Don't Stop," accompanied by three (!) acoustic guitars.
In a move some may see as a veiled dig at Justin Bieber, Cyrus played a middle-class girl pretending to be a hard-core hip-hop star named Little Teenie, complete with ludicrously put-on street speak.
Cyrus played Michelle Bachmann, as cast member Taran Killem impersonated John Boehner, depicting both politicians as the grinding, drug-taking cast of the hit video, gloating over bringing the government to a halt.

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Cyrus played Michelle Bachmann, as cast member Taran Killem impersonated John Boehner, depicting both politicians as the grinding, drug-taking cast of the hit video, gloating over bringing the government to a halt.

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During the course of the night, Cyrus also appeared as Scarlett Johansson, listlessly trying out for the movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” as an over-caffeinated morning talk show host who’s secretly morose, and as a lesbian student who comes on to her poetry teacher.
Despite the randy content of some skits, none seemed geared to recreate the headlines of her VMA display.

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Despite the randy content of some skits, none seemed geared to recreate the headlines of her VMA display.

Despite the randy content of some skits, none seemed geared to recreate the headlines of her VMA display.
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At the show’s start, Cyrus said she wouldn't apologize for that buzz-making performance, though she did promise to refrain from twerking. "Now that white people are doing it,” she said, “it's kinda lame."
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