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Who Gets Rich When Miley Shakes Her Moneymaker?

Miley Cyrus dominated the headlines this week after her (ahem) spirited performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

While teddy bears and school-spirit foam hands may have suffered a loss of their playful innocence, not everyone was displeased with Miley's "We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines/ Give It 2 U" medley with Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar. (Editor's note: Click at your own risk. There are just some things you can't un-see.)

In fact, the surreal spectacle paid huge dividends for several companies, such as MTV parent Viacom, Miley's record label RCA (part of Sony Music Entertainment), and, of course, Google's YouTube, which is raking in an estimated kajillion hits on videos of the performance, reactions to the performance, spoofs of the performance, and twerking tutorials.

Here Alison Southwick, Dayana Yochim, and a Very Special Guest look at the companies that made a buck when Miley shook her moneymaker at the VMAs.

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  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 9:32 AM, sunfun4me wrote:

    "Twerk on Tiny Dancer"... Hilarious

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 10:35 AM, Walterbag wrote:

    Make them start paying for rehabilitation and to raise the offspring that their JUDAS GOATS cause.

    These SKANKS shake their behinds and make it look all fun and problem free ..... then they LIMO home to a MANSION. Meanwhile the little girls that are influenced by them end up on drugs and hooking, or pregnant and raising the kid(s) alone. Make those who MISLED the young PAY FOR IT. TAKE their ill gotten gains and pay for child care/medical bills, rehab.

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 12:07 PM, 1HolyDiver1 wrote:

    I would bet the makers of Pepto-Bismol, and Imodium AD get rich considering how revolting and stomach-turning "Miley the Virus" looks,

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 12:51 PM, lunatik96 wrote:

    It's Miley Cyrus; who really cares? If the news spent 1/2 the time on serious issues like the debt and budget and waste, then this wouldn't even rate an (dis)honorable mention.

    Oh! And for those that think she (and others) should pay for the social ills they influence, try being a parent to your children and not worry about other's children.

    Society changes without your approval.

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 1:01 PM, Dadw5boys wrote:

    Strange when a Natural Gas drilling contract allows the Gas Company so pass on all the cost to the land owner instead of paying them royalities that is called smart. When it is actually legalized theift. I call that highly unethical and immoral.

    Stunts like this girl is a flash in the pan.

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 2:20 PM, cdkeli wrote:

    Is the word "twerking" a contraction of "twot" and "jerking" or am I totally delusional?

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 2:54 PM, iefbr14 wrote:

    I don't know who gets richer, but I do know that as a culture we get poorer when vulgarity and filth are flaunted publicly as entertainment.

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 4:39 PM, ScamuelJones wrote:

    I don't expect anybody is getting rich since the going price is twenty-five cents a go. I wouldn't pay that since I would not want to get mine dirty on that filth, plus I might catch a bad disease!

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 8:31 PM, ryanchandler25 wrote:

    Miley is the one getting rich from it all.

    I thought her performance was terrible, but at the same time, I support her right to freedom of expression.

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 9:46 PM, Kate2013 wrote:

    Victoria's Secret and porn was disgusting. I hope she realizes she made a complete fool out of herself a hundred times over.

  • Report this Comment On August 31, 2013, at 10:49 PM, tearsatearsa wrote:

    Miley seem to be proud of her body and want to show it off more than her music.

    Wonder if a poll was taken to see if people would buy her music and still her fans after seeing her true self

  • Report this Comment On September 01, 2013, at 2:31 AM, Socialmedic wrote:

    This is proof positive that making money in America has NOTHING to do with talent, eduction, hard work, or integrity.

  • Report this Comment On September 01, 2013, at 8:28 AM, Tonenine wrote:

    She has more wealth than education and class

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