News

Miley Cyrus rules SNL as host, musical guest

Miley Cyrus rules SNL as host, musical guest

CYRUS ON SNL: Miley Cyrus hosted SNL and served as its musical guest. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus cautioned viewers she wouldn’t be twerking on “Saturday Night Live.”

But she commanded the stage on this week’s edition of the NBC sketch comedy show, serving as both host and musical guest.

And she did some shimmying as an over-sexed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in a parody video about the government shutdown.

Cyrus seized attention and criticism in August for her sexually charged MTV Video Music Awards performance, which featured the singer in scanty garb while exhibiting suggestive twerking gyrations.

During Saturday’s open, Cyrus made sport of the hubbub surrounding her racy display. She joked that she used to think twerking was cool, but changed her mind now that white people are doing it.

Besides participating in several sketches, she performed two songs.

Her album, “Bangerz,” is out Tuesday.

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Local

Paladino: Astorino must “cleanse” GOP

Astorino

Paladino says Astorino must rally conservatives by denouncing Republican leaders who he says have capitulated to Democrats.

yesterday in Local

Man gets supervised release in NY gambling case

gavel

Relatives and friends of the man say he is planning on writing a book.

yesterday in Local

Local police agencies receive money for technology that scans license plates

crime

Nearly $50,000 is on its way to Tompkins County to pay for three of the eight license plate readers the county plans to buy.

yesterday in National, Sports

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

boston

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

yesterday in Local

Whitney Point woman crashes car into Rogan’s Corner

crime

Authorities say woman drove her car into Rogan's Corner building Saturday night.