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O’Connor counsels Cyrus

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Irish chanteuse Sinead O’Connor has waded into the Miley Cyrus controversy, warning the young singer to avoid being sexually exploited by the music industry.

O’Connor posted an open letter to Cyrus on Thursday after Cyrus told journalists she had modeled her “Wrecking Ball” video on O’Connor’s famous “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

The advice didn’t go down well.

Cyrus responded on Twitter by mentioning O’Connor’s struggles with bipolar disorder.

Happy Birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Author Jackie Collins is 76. Author Anne Rice is 72. Actress Lori Saunders is 72. Actress Susan Sarandon is 67. Actor Armand Assante is 64. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 63. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 56. Actor Liev Schreiber is 46. Singer-guitarist M. Ward is 40. Actress Alicia Silverstone is 37. Actress Rachel Leigh Cook is 34Actress Dakota Johnson is 24.

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