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Cyrus tones down appearance as host of 'SNL'

by The Associated Press on October 07, 2013 11:00 AM

Miley Cyrus rules ‘SNL’ as host and musical guest

NEW YORK — 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 opening, 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.

PHOTO: This Oct. 5, 2013 photo released by NBC shows Miley Cyrus hosting the comedy sketch series "Saturday Night Live," in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson)

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LOS ANGELES — It’s a boy for Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez.

A representative for the 47-year-old actress confirms that the couple welcomed their son on Saturday.

Publicist Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson offered no other details.

E! News reports Berry delivered the baby at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

This is the second child for Berry. She has a 5-year-old daughter with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. The two settled their custody battle over the child in 2012.

This is the first child for Martinez. The French actor and Berry married in July.

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The daughter of rap superstar Eminem has been crowned homecoming queen at her suburban Detroit high school, accompanied by her mother but with her famous father out of the spotlight.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reported that Hailie Scott, 17, received the honor Friday at Chippewa Valley High School’s stadium in Macomb County’s Clinton Township.

The newspaper says Scott’s mother Kim Scott was introduced with her, while Eminem didn’t appear publicly.

Chippewa Valley school board President George Sobah says he can’t confirm reports that Eminem was with school officials in the cafeteria so he could see the event.

Eminem was born in Detroit as Marshall Mathers and grew up in Macomb County.

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JEFFERSONVILLE, N.Y. — Actress and anti-fracking activist Debra Winger wants second-homeowners to register to vote in upstate New York so they can influence local issues including potential gas drilling.

Winger and her actor husband, Arliss Howard, hosted a voter registration drive Sunday afternoon at the Sullivan County barn of the late photographer, Eddie Adams.

Winger has a Manhattan apartment but also has lived in the Sullivan County town of Fremont for more than 20 years. She told the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that home is where the heart is, not necessarily where your primary residence is.

Under New York election law, voters can register at their second-home address or their primary one, but not both.

Winger has starred in such films as “Terms of Endearment” and “An Officer and a Gentleman.”

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