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Miley Cyrus doesn't know if she'll ever make up with Sinead O'Connor

Miley Cyrus says she’s not sure she’ll make up with Sinead O’Connor after the back and forth drama between the singers.

When asked in an interview Tuesday if she and the 46-year-old performer would kiss and make up, Cyrus replied with: “I don’t know. Are we supposed to kiss?”

Cyrus made the comments in New York when meeting fans at a CD signing for her new album, Bangerz, released Tuesday.

The drama launched last week when the Irish chanteuse warned the young singer to avoid being sexually exploited by the music industry. The first open letter came after Cyrus said her “Wrecking Ball” video, where she is nude and licks a sledgehammer, was inspired by O’Connor’s famous “Nothing Compares 2 U.” READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor make beautiful music together -- VIDEO

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They may not be in the same room (ever), but Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor sound pretty great together. That is, in “Nothing Compares to Wrecking Ball,” a great Miley/Sinead mashup created by Robin Skouteris — a mixmaster who’s also recently done great things with Lady Gaga, The Prodigy, and La Roux.

I’d have thought “Wrecking Ball” would work better with a melodically similar tune like Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” or Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven.” But in practice, the Sinead comparison is pretty perfect — and even more compelling than “Wrecking” mashups with either of those songs. (Though yes, this “Wrecked out of Heaven” mix is pretty great.) Plus, there’s the intentional similarity between Miley’s video and Sinead’s, which adds a neat mirroring element.

If you watch only one video of mostly bald white ladies crying in close-up today, make it this one.

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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:

Read O’Connor’s full letter below: READ FULL STORY

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.”

Read the full letter below:
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Sinead O'Connor explains why she canceled her tour in open letter

Sinead O’Connor blames bad management for the cancellation of her 2012 tour in an open letter on her website, where she tries to shed more light on what happened.

“My widely documented and extreme illness of the last nine months, which involved a suicide attempt on January 10, 2012 was not taken into consideration at any stage during recent scheduling of my promo tours or concert tours concerning my most recent album,” she writes. “Schedules were set without having been run by me, while I was in the midst of a very serious breakdown. I was treated as if it was my own fault I wasn’t managing and I was responsible for it.”

“Expectations of me were unreasonable in my opinion and even at times inhumane. And everyone (apart from my band) working for me remained very far from presenting themselves as any kind of support either on the road or off,” she adds.

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Sinead O'Connor cancels tour, citing bipolar disorder

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It’s time to hit pause for embattled singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor.

The Irish artist announced today that she was scrapping her 2012 tour due to ongoing mental health issues. O’Connor was scheduled to play a series of American dates to promote her latest album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, but she posted a statement on her official site yesterday saying that she “had been advised by her doctor not to go on tour.”

The post was later taken down, but thanks to a fan site, you can read her full statement below: READ FULL STORY

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