Poor Miley has only revealed her lack of talent
MILEY Cyrus's weird little performance at the MTV awards has certainly got her the publicity she was after.
If you watch TV, use the internet or talk to other people, you undoubtedly would have heard or seen something about the former child star's dirty duet with R&B singer Robin Thicke.
Personally I was more perplexed than offended by it, given Miley is no stranger to the idea of sexing it up for the cameras.
She is, of course, also not the first pop star to try to leave a lasting stain on the brains of MTV VMA audiences. It was Madonna who got the ball rolling performing Like A Virgin at the 1984 awards.
The song is like a nursery rhyme by today's standards, but it was considered a bit risque in its time, as was Madonna herself.
I guess, from that point on people have just tried to push the envelope a little bit more.
Who could forget the stir that Rose McGowan's see-through outfit created - or Lady Gaga's meat dress?
There have been plenty of other moments - some planned and some spontaneous.
It might seem awfully slutty and pathetic at the moment, but I think Miley's naked outburst, when viewed in the context of history, will fade away to the same level of insignificance as her alleged music.
As a matter of fact, I would almost take her performance at the awards as an admission that when it comes to actual talent, Miley Cyrus is sadly lacking.
No winners in ASADA vs Essendon
IF JAMES Hird is as big a hero as his lawyer is telling everyone, then who or what exactly was he protecting?
Something fishy was going on at Essendon last year - I guess you can say that much - but it seems we will never hear the dirty details.
The wash up of the ASADA probe into Essendon is a joke because - despite a 400-page report - we were not told what they actually did wrong.
Club chairman Paul Little emphasised there were no allegations of drug cheating.
Yet two months ago, club captain Jobe Watson admitted being given a banned anti-obesity drug.
"The admissions relate to governance and people management, not the administration of prohibited or harmful substances," Little said.
That statement is as confusing as the AFL's ruling, which said words to the effect of: "The Essendon Football Club is now unable to determine whether the Essendon players were administered some banned substances".
It has been reported the club did not keep records on the substances given to players, stalling any efforts to issue doping infraction notices to individuals. If that alone is enough to thwart an ASADA investigation, I shudder to think what would happen if someone really was cheating.