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Miley's Pole Dance? No Big Deal to Dad

Billy Ray writes it off as her love of 'entertaining'

(Newser) - At least one parent isn’t upset over Miley Cyrus’ raunchy pole dance at the Teen Choice Awards—Billy Ray Cyrus. When asked about it by Access Hollywood, the proud pop non-answered with, “I just think that Miley loves entertaining people. She loves singing, songwriting. I always tell her...

Hannah Ends Next Year: Billy Ray

(Newser) - The next season of Hannah Montana will be the last, Access Hollywood reports. “I give a lot of credit to Miley for taking it to another year,” Billy Ray Cyrus said of his 16-year-old daughter. “She didn’t want it to just end with whatever was the...

Hannah Plays It Safe
 Hannah Plays It Safe 
movie review

Hannah Plays It Safe

Big-screen version of Disney Channel hit canters over familiar ground

(Newser) - Hannah Montana: The Movie slickly translates the Disney Channel tween smash onto the big screen, say critics, but those who aren't already fans can safely sit this one out.
  • Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times: The movie "is an excuse for some generically catchy songs and a showcase for Miley

Miley: Relationship With Dad 'Not Weird at All'

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus is tired of people suggesting there's something a little odd about her relationship with dad Billy Ray, the Daily Mirror reports. “The media has said some stuff about my dad and me being too close and too cuddly for a father and a daughter,” she writes...

Obama Girls Invited to Hannah Montana

Cameos may be part of the visit

(Newser) - Hannah Montana apparently would like to be Malia and Sasha Obama's new BFF. Billy Ray Cyrus has invited the Obama children to visit the Hannah Montana set and there's even talk of the first kids playing small roles on the hit teen show, reports Access Hollywood. Leading gal Miley Cyrus...

For 'Sweet 16,' Miley Conquers Disneyland

Rumored beau performs with Cyrus' dad

(Newser) - The invitations to Miley Cyrus’ "Sweet 16" bash must have carried a curious message: Skip the gift, bring $250 in cash. But 5,000 fans ponied up for last night's star-studded celebration at Disneyland, E! reports. Guests (presumably nonpaying) included Jennifer Love Hewitt and Miley's reported beau Justin...

Despite Rumors, Miley 'Fully Committed to Hannah'

Cyrus upset by reports of on-set mischief

(Newser) - Tweens can rest easy: Miley Cyrus says she remains devoted to alter ego Hannah Montana and her TV series. Gossip sites buzzed this weekend with reports that Miley and dad/co-star Billy Ray Cyrus had caused scenes on set and talked openly about leaving, but Disney reps dismissed the reports as...

Underwear Model Squires Miley to Church

Pop star, parents, Nashville Star reject attend church together

(Newser) - Fifteen-year-old Miley Cyrus is keeping company with a 20-year-old underwear model and aspiring country singer, E! reports. Justin Gaston, an ex-contestant on Billy Ray Cyrus’ reality TV show Nashville Star, attended church with the family, setting tongues wagging. Reps for the possible couple say he's a "friend" who's in...

Pop: Miley Pic 'Stinks,' Move On
 Pop: Miley Pic 'Stinks,' Move On 

Pop: Miley Pic 'Stinks,' Move On

Billy Ray regrets allowing publicist to chaperone photoshoot

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus' father wishes he had stuck around to chaperone his daughter's Vanity Fair photo shoot, he tells the Today show. Billy Ray Cyrus, who posed with his daughter for the mag spread, says he wasn't around when the racy photos of Miley wrapped in a blanket were taken. The...

Hollywood's Ickiest Dads
 Ickiest Dads 

Hollywood's Ickiest Dads

Fathers who get a little too close to their offspring

(Newser) - Father's Day is a time to thank Dad for all he's done—but what if all Dad's done is creep out the general public? Radar lists celebrity fathers who take paternal love to barely legal levels.
  1. Joe Simpson: Father to songbirds Jessica and Ashlee, Simpson famously said of his eldest,

Miley Scandal a Matter of Brand Name

Simple break with Disney image caused uproar

(Newser) - The brouhaha over Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair photo shoot is a “simple misunderstanding” stemming from a clash of brand names, writes Mark Feeney in the Boston Globe. Cyrus’ Hannah Montana is an established Disney brand--and when Hannah met Vanity Fair, a sudden change in that image was the result....

Hot Miley Pix: Mistake or Career Move?

Industry insiders see more strategy than slip up

(Newser) - As tween queen Miley Cyrus deals with continuing fallout from provocative Vanity Fair photos, some industry insiders are wondering aloud if the shots were really a mistake—or a calculated career move. Though Cyrus, 15, claims she was duped by photographer Annie Liebowitz, others believe the sultry shots may have...

New Real Name for Hannah Montana

Teen superstar changes her Destiny

(Newser) - Two names is enough for Miley Ray Cyrus, also known as Hannah Montana, E! Online reports. The teen superstar has filed to have her name legally changed from Destiny Hope Cyrus to Miley Ray Cyrus—the name her legions of fans know her by and the name her family has...

Cyrus: 'I Really Have to Be Good'
Cyrus: 'I Really Have to Be Good'

Cyrus: 'I Really Have to Be Good'

'Hannah Montana' shows she's just a regular teen

(Newser) - As their 3D concert film's weekend box office domination shows, the craze for Hannah Montana and alter ego Miley Cyrus isn't even close to slowing down. In a Q&A with the AP, Cyrus talks about the pressures of performing on tour: "I really have to be good. Especially...

The Worst Songs of All Time
The Worst Songs of All Time

The Worst Songs of All Time

(Newser) - Cheesy lyrics. Bad melodies that get inside your head and won't leave. Ever. These are the hallmarks of truly bad songs, and the folks at Blender offer their list of the worst ever:
  1. Starship, “We Built This City,” 1985
  2. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Achy Breaky Heart,” 1992

'Hannah Montana' Tour Has Scalpers in High Gear

Teen sensation sells out shows nationwide

(Newser) - Parents across the nation are wringing their hands as scalpers rub theirs with glee over Hannah Montana, the 14-year-old fictional pop star whose concert tour dates are selling out in minutes. Her popular Disney Channel show rocketed the character to Madonna-level stardom with kids, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says, which means...

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