Remember when Miley Cyrus was wholesome?

Once upon a time, there was a teenage singer who captured the hearts of the folks in the heartland:

At some point she realized that being wholesome could land you a comfortable gig and moderate success doing covers of country songs at Dollywood, but being slutty would make you a global phenom:

I give the kid credit. She knew where one image would lead her, so instead she chose super stardom. That’s an extremely smart business decision, and she’ll be a success for a very long time.

The world’s got talent … of all ages

Remember Susan Boyle and the “Britain’s Got Talent” surprise of 2009?

Well, the Netherlands has the same show, called “Holland‘s Got Talent,” and 9-year-old Amira Willighagen pulled this off:

She says she taught herself to sing by watching YouTube lessons.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Susan Boyle of 2013.

Oh, and don’t forget, “America’s Got Talent,” too. This happened in 2010. Her name is Jackie Evancho, and she was 10 years old at the time and the star of that season:

Stairway to Heaven: Heart, 2012

They went all out for this one last year in the Kennedy Center tribute to Led Zeppelin. Heart. Full choir. Full orchestra. A really moving tribute.

But listen to the original and see how four guys did it by themselves: simpler and better.


Sandra Bullock’s delight

If you’ve seen the movie “Gravity,” you probably walked out at the end saying, “Well, that’s Sandra Bullock’s second Oscar.”

What you don’t know is that Sandra Bullock can (in the kids’ vernacular) throw down the beats. Here she is on a British chat show bringing back a rap classic:

And while we’re at it on movie stars’ doubling as rappers, here’s Anna Kendrick, from “Pitch Perfect,” with Dr. Dre‘s “No Diggity“: