Saturday night, singer and activist Miley Cyrus accepted her Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual awards gala. Members of the center and those she is working with through her Happy Hippie Foundation presented her the award. During her speech Miley stated, “I want all of you to know that I feel beyond grateful to be in a room full of so many…people who care so much about others because unfortunately that is way too rare in the world we live in today…”
Cyrus went on to explain her hopes and dreams for the future and her desire to make a change for those struggling with poverty, as well those in the LGBTQ community who face discrimination.
Earlier in the evening Cyrus joined musician Linda Perry onstage, to help her auction off a piano. Miley took the stage with Linda and proceeded to lick the piano to entice bidders to put up as much money as possible, which would all be going to the LGBT Center.
In the end, the piano was claimed by Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose for $50,000.
So while Miley may get up to some crazy antics, she is clearly using some of the publicity that her wild ways get her to do some good.
Donald Trump graced the stages of Saturday Night Live for the second time on Saturday night. The controversial presidential candidate took the stage sporting his signature suit with a red tie.
Throughout the show, Trump poked fun at many of the scandals that have been following him since he announced he was running for the Republican candidate. Trump even tackled the topic of his ongoing feud with comedian Rosie O’Donnell. Donald said, “…I don’t hold grudges against anyone like Rosie O’Donnell. She said some things about me that was hurtful and untrue. I said some things about her that were mean but completely accurate.” He went on to say, “The fact is, when I showed up for rehearsal, Rosie was here to support me…Come on out, Rosie.” However, the former Apprentice host brought SNL cast member Aidy Bryant to the stage. Clearly, the Rosie-Donald feud is far from over.
Later in the night, Rosie went on to tweet, “I told the truth about him – he didn’t like that.”
Rosie O’Donnell, twitter post:
i told the truth about him – he didnt like that @FlyGirlRNxo
— Rosie (@Rosie) November 8, 2015
Throughout his opening monologue, Trump had some clever one-liners – many of which were even directed at himself. Trump jokingly reminisced, “Many of the greats have hosted this show. Like me in 2004.” Evidently, playing up the fact that a lot of people find him self-absorbed.
So, whether you like Trump or not, he undeniably makes for an entertaining SNL host.
Trump also gave SNL one of their highest ratings since 2012. According to NBC, SNL had a whopping 6.6 household rating on Saturday night, easily beating the season’s previous high: the 41st season premiere last month, hosted by Miley Cyrus and with a guest appearance by none other than … Hillary Clinton. In fact, Trump’s overnight rating was 47 percent higher than the Miley/Hillary episode.
The previous high was held by an episode that aired Jan. 7, 2012, hosted by Charles Barkley with musical guest Kelly Clarkson.