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Hannah Montana's Day of Deception

12/2/2006 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus, Hannah MontanaEarlier this month, thousands of screaming fans packed the Anaheim Convention Center to see pop phenom Hannah Montana live, but TMZ has learned that not everything was as it appeared.

With the arena cheering her on, Montana (aka Miley Cyrus, daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus) came out with pipes ablazin', as a house band played behind her. But the "concert' was really a fake ... kinda.

While the crew was given instructions as if it were a real concert, the whole thing was actually a controlled performance for an upcoming DVD and video for Miley's famous alter-ego, Hannah Montana.
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It's supposed to look like Hannah actually went on tour, but the band didn't really play their instruments, and the "fans" were really lucky bystanders who got to participate by promising to cheer on cue. Miley, to her credit, really did sing.

On the Disney show "Hannah Montana," Miley plays a pre-teen who lives a secret life as a pop star. Miley debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as the featured voice of the Hannah Montana Soundtrack.

The new DVD is scheduled to be released sometime next year.

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celeb exposed    

This is the way all celeb websites started !!!

2884 days ago
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caseysmom    

and the big deal is......???

2884 days ago
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H    

Luv ya, TMZ--but this sounds like an advertisement. Are you getting paid to plug various things?

2884 days ago
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~renee    

here we go again, picking on kids... sham on you TMZ

2884 days ago
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Teesa    

So what? I got to see her with the Cheetah Girls and her performance was awesome even without the "real" singing. Isn't that what being a performer is all about? What is so exclusive about this? Stupid article.

2884 days ago
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basquette    

Wow. This is what it takes to lose me, TMZ. I've taken you off the RSS feed and you are now dead to me. My daughter loves Hannah Montana - as do lots of kids - and I have NO problem with that - it's one of the few shows around that isn't (A) mindless or (B) age-inappropriate. Calling this deception? Are you kidding me? You guys are just hard-up for some excitement - anything to raise the unique visitor count, right? So hard-up that you'll prevaricate and call black "dark grey" just to manufacture bad behavior out of nothing at all. And on a KID, of all things. Too damned far, TMZ.

2884 days ago
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wink    

#5.... You gotta read um before ya can talk about um. Her singing was the only thing real,.......read it again. This time very slow

Now the main point.....EVERYTHING in the entertainment industry in Southern California is the big fakeister ,

2884 days ago
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jackie    

Miley Cyrus is a wannabe. She could never beat off elvis or any of the other legends. By the times she's 20 everyone is going to hate her because of the way shes living. she should get back to a normal life, not a hannah one.

2884 days ago
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Julie    

Like a million teeny bopper acts haven't done the same thing. Leave the poor kid alone. At least she can sing on her own (Ashlee Simpson)

2884 days ago
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E-rock    

Come on... do you really think her FANS care whether it's live or not???
They're about 5-13 years old!

2884 days ago
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Julie    

Actually, instead of this I think the lead story should be Gwyneth
Paltrow's recent revelation about how the British are so much more
intelligent and civilized than Americans. Way to generalize 300
million people you stupid cow.

2884 days ago
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Waaah!    

So Gwyneth must think she's stupid, too, then? And her kids are half stupid?

2884 days ago
13.

NYC    

WHO?????

2884 days ago
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Seriously    

Gwyneth can kiss my American ass repeatedly.
Pip Pip, Ta Ta and Cheerio.

2884 days ago
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brian scott miller    

She sang, is that what you have a problem with?

2884 days ago
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