Celebs reactions to Miley's.....act.
Bill Maher: "Watching VMAs. Haven't been in a strip club in a while, but good to see nothing has changed."
Kelly Clarkson: "Just saw a couple performances from the VMAs last night. 2 words . . . #pitchystrippers."
Lisa Rinna: "Is it just me or are the [VMAs] up to this point like what watching Japanese porn must be like?"
James Van Der Beek: "Things I learned watching the [VMAs]: There's nothing you can do with a foam finger that you can't air on MTV."
Michael Strahan: "That was uncomfortable, weird and hard to watch!"
Rob Lowe: "I cannot think of anything less interesting."
Nick Cannon: "Remind me to never let my kids into showbiz . . . Thanks."
Billy Ray Cyrus is in silent mode so far. All he's been Tweeting about since the VMAs is making new music and Syria.
In fact, hours after the VMAs he Tweeted, quote, "Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love . . . less hate."
Meanwhile BROOKE SHIELDS . . . who played Miley's dead mother on "Hannah Montana" . . . had this to say on the "Today" show: "I was Hannah Montana's mother. I do not approve.
"Where did I go wrong? . . . I just want to know who's advising her, and why it's necessary? . . . [Our children] can't watch that. I feel like it's a bit desperate."
How did Miley feel about it? She LOVED it!
Yesterday, Miley was BRAGGING about her performance to her Twitter followers. She said, quote, "Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact."
She also posted some compliments "Rolling Stone" gave her, like this one . . . quote, "Miley was the one star in the room who truly understood what the MTV Video Music Awards are all about!"
As for ROBIN THICKE . . . he seemed cool with it. Before the VMAs were even over, he Tweeted, quote, "That was dope", and gave a shout-out to Miley.
There are reports that he was, quote, "bummed" because he thought this was going to be his big night and she HIJACKED his moment. But his own Tweet doesn't bear that out.
But Robin Thicke's mother GLORIA LORING made her feelings known. She said, quote, "I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do . . . I didn't get what her point was. It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself."
L. U. V. MADONNA!
Forbes.com has released its annual list of The Highest-Paid Celebrities . . . and this year,MADONNA tops it, thanks to her highly profitable tour. She banked $125 million over the past year.
This breaks OPRAH WINFREY'S four-year run at the top of Forbes' list. Oprah dropped to #13 this year.
Here's the Top 20, along with their earnings over the past year:
1. Madonna, $125 million
2. Steven Spielberg, $100 million
3. A three-way tie between Simon Cowell, Howard Stern and "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, who all made $95 million
6. Author James Patterson, $91 million
7. Glenn Beck, $90 million
8. Director Michael Bay, $82 million
9. A tie between Lady Gaga and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who both made $80 million
Bruckheimer is best-known for producing the "CSI" shows . . . and a ton of blockbuster action movies, including "Top Gun", "Armageddon", "Black Hawk Down", "Pearl Harbor" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
11. A tie between Tiger Woods and Tyler Perry, who both made $78 million
13. Oprah Winfrey, $77 million
14. Robert Downey, Jr., $75 million
15. Dr. Phil, $72 million
16. Tennis player Roger Federer, $71 million
17. TV show producer Dick Wolf, $70 million . . . He's probably best-known for creating the "Law & Order"franchise.
18. Rush Limbaugh, $66 million
19. Toby Keith, $65 million
20. TV show producer Mark Burnett, $63 million
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