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Now Sinead O'Connor is mad at Simon Cowell

Nothing compares 2 feuds.

Earlier this week, Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor made headlines with a series of scathing open letters to Miley Cyrus — which culminated in a threat to take legal action. Shortly after writing that third letter, O’Connor set upon two more targets: Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, Cowell’s fellow judge on the UK version of The X Factor.

“I feel sorry for the murder of music and rock ‘n’ roll, which has happened because of the industry,” O’Connor said Friday on Ireland’s The Late Late Show. “Because of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh —  they’ve murdered music. I stand to say it on behalf of every musician in the world and they’ll agree with me.”

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Sinead O'Connor writes THIRD open letter to Miley Cyrus, threatens 'legal proceedings'

Miley sure knows how to push people’s buttons.

Let’s recap: On Wednesday, Sinead O’Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus, chastising the young star for her recent behavior. “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor wrote to Cyrus, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

Cyrus didn’t take too kindly to the critique. She responded to O’Connor Twitter yesterday, comparing the Irish songstress to troubled starlet Amanda Bynes — and including a screengrab of O’Connor’s very public 2012 Twitter meltdown. O’Connor retaliated with another open letter last night, scolding Cyrus for making light of mental illness. Cyrus dismissed O’Connor’s latest letter on Twitter, writing, “Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week. So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)”

All of which brings us to this morning — and the third open letter O’Connor has posted on her Facebook page. Surprise — she’s not thrilled!

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Sinead O'Connor writes to Miley Cyrus again: 'It is not acceptable to mock any person for having suffered'

On Oct. 2, outspoken Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor posted an open letter to Miley Cyrus on her website that chided the starlet for getting naked in her “Wrecking Ball” video — which Cyrus had told Rolling Stone was partly inspired by O’Connor’s iconic “Nothing Compares 2U” clip. “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor wrote to Cyrus, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

Cyrus didn’t take kindly to the harsh criticism, tweeting out a response that compared O’Connor to troubled starlet Amanda Bynes and included a screengrab of the bipolar singer’s very public Twitter meltdown from January 2012. Cyrus, who will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, then tweeted an image of O’Connor famously tearing up a photo of Pope John Paul II during her own Saturday Night Live gig in 1992.

O’Connor has now taken to her website to address Cyrus again — and she’s not playing nice this time around. “I mean really really… who advises you?” she asks. “Have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness?”

She also takes issue with Cyrus’ tweet about O’Connor’s pope-tearing SNL stunt. “By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican,” she says. “You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your t–s out to read.” Yikes.

Once again, Cyrus has responded to O’Connor’s open letter on her Twitter:

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Sinead O'Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus: 'Don't let the music business make a prostitute of you'

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Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor is no stranger to controversy (she famously tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II while saying, “Fight the real enemy!” on Saturday Night Live in 1992), but the 46-year-old musician finds nothing amusing about Miley Cyrus’ headline-grabbing antics — or her recent willingness to strip off her clothes.

O’Connor has penned an open letter to the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana in response to Cyrus’ recent Rolling Stone cover story, in which she explained that O’Connor’s iconic music video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” helped inspire her own “Wrecking Ball” clip — you know, the one that features Cyrus licking a sledgehammer and swinging naked on a wrecking ball.

“Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor warns, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

“The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us,” she continues. “They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted… None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled.”

O’Connor’s words are harsh, but she weaves in moments of sincere admiration for Cyrus’ musical ability throughout the piece. “You have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you,” O’Connor argues. “Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.”

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Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' now streaming at iTunes a full week early

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Yes, kidz — Bangerz haz arrived.

Miley Cyrus’ endlessly discussed fourth studio album has arrived early today as a full stream on Itunes — including, of course, the two no. 1 singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” plus collaborations with Britney Spears, Big Sean, Nelly and more.

Read EW music critic Nick Catucci’s full take on the album here. (Spoiler alert: He likes it a lot.) Or make up your own mind: click here to listen, and decide whether you’re in the haterz or loverz club.

Who covered it best: Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball'

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Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” just notched another week atop the Billboard Hot 100 — and a whole new slew of covers, too. Read our roundup of the latest batch below: READ FULL STORY

Chart report: Jack Johnson, Miley Cyrus come out on top

America’s new obsession: Glockenspiels!

Okay, maybe not, but Jack Johnson’s fourth album From Here to Now to You — which features not only the glocks (that’s what the cool kids call it) but also the melodica, ukelele, bass kalimba, and, of course, the dobro — landed atop Billboard’s album charts. The record sold 117,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, giving the happy-beach-bum singer his third consecutive studio album to reach No. 1.

Country singer Justin Moore saw his latest effort Off the Beaten Path open at No. 2, with 97,000 — his highest chart position yet. Meanwhile, his country compatriot Chris Young landed at No. 3 with AM, with 54,000.

At no. 4, Rap kingpin Rick Ross crashed the party with the Maybach Music mix MMG: Self Made 3, which notched 50,000. And right on the Rozay’s heels is one more dynamic debut, Avicii’s first studio album True. Powered by the runaway success of the single “Wake Me Up!,” the EDM album bowed at No. 5, also with around 50,000.

 

Over on the singles tip, though, the game belonged to (yep) Miley Cyrus, Billboard reports. Plentiful streams (and parental screams) stemming from her “Wrecking Ball” video helped catapult the single from No. 22 to No. 1 on last week’s Hot 100, and the song held steady on this week’s as well.

But hers wasn’t the only lady single to hit big: Katy Perry’s “Roar” remained at No. 2, Lorde’s surprise hit “Royals” held down No. 3, and Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” debuted impressively at No. 12.

Haim cover 'Wrecking Ball,' provide stream of their excellent debut album 'Days Are Gone'

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Haim the trio of California sisters who’ve been swirling through the pop-music hype machine for the better part of a year, are finally on the cusp of releasing their debut, the excellent Days Are Gone.

Days takes ’70s SoCal songcraft—the girls were clearly weaned on a steady diet of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles—and apply modern pop production techniques for a warm, reverb-heavy, hooktacular sound.

But to paraphrase Levar Burton, don’t take our word for it—you can listen to the entirety of Days Are Gone right now, as it’s streaming over at NPR. The album will be in stores this coming Tuesday, September 30.

And if you like the idea of Haim but also don’t want anything that isn’t Miley Cyrus-related in your life right now, there’s a handy solution for that: The group just put together a cover of “Wrecking Ball” for BBC Radio 1. Their performance of the current Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper is below.  READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' director's cut has even more nudity: Watch it here!

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Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video now has a director’s cut.

But rather than tone down the tawdriness, the new version of “Wrecking Ball” actually amps it up. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus goes wild at school in Mike Will Made It's '23' video: Watch it here

The ’90s gave birth to Miley Cyrus, and now she’s returning the favor by paying homage to the decade of Cross Colors and Saved by the Bell.

In the new Mike Will Made It clip for “23,” Cyrus parades around a high school wearing “sexy” Chicago Bulls jerseys and  vintage Jordans while making references to Naughty By Nature and MC Hammer. She smokes cigarettes, graffitis the bathroom, and generally runs amok.

Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Zack Morris also join in on the shenanigans, all at the chagrin of the uptight school principal Mr. Belding. Just kidding! Partly.

It’s also reminiscent of another ’90s classic, Master P’s “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!” video. Take a look below: READ FULL STORY

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