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Disney to Miley: Face the Music or Else!

9/22/2008 3:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus want off "Hannah Montana," and their conduct has triggered a war on the set.

Our spies on the set tell us Miley has bragged that she will get fired, making it clear she wants to focus on singing and not the show. For his part, Billy Ray has also made it clear that there is more money in singing than a Disney cable show. As a result, the father-daughter team has been showing up to the set ridiculously late, stalling production and infuriating cast and crew.

Emily Osment, who plays Lilly Truscott, used to be extremely tight with Miley. Now we're told Emily is so bitter she literally turns away from Miley after each scene. We're told Emily's dad got in a screaming match with Billy Ray, complaining he and Miley were unprofessional.

Family Guy Look-Alikes: Cick to view!Sources tell us Billy Ray has told people on the set that he and Miley will do 12 more episodes and then they are out. Disney was so pissed they called his agent, railing that Billy Ray and Miley were ingrates. Disney insisted that Billy Ray and Miley not only finish the 24 episode season -- but Disney was adding six more episodes.

To put it mildly, this set is far from the happiest place on earth.

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31.

Triple Play    

It is more like a no hit wonder. Anypnt that knows anything about music knows that she can't sing. she is famous because of the 10 and 12 year old kids that don't have a clue. her father's career is lond gone, now he is working on ruining hers. WHITE TRASH IS WHITE TRASH

2132 days ago
32.

powertothepeople    

Have you ever worked in the industry? It's not easy or glamorous. It's long days - 12hrs min +++ and you are literally owned by the producers who view you as a 'simple' commodity. Miley's age is referred to when calling her a "whore" - something that should be against the law: to willfully abuse a minor, a young girl......verbal sexual abuse is what it's called in my country...but that' s a whole different discussion. Miley is growing up and wants to reclaim some of her time back from the slave labor camp that is TV production. Many of you will feel resentment that she is not 'enjoying' her fame and disrespecting her fans. Just remember that she has been working 10-12 hours a day for years now and she's how old? Maybe she needs a break. Maybe her dad is trying to protect his 'little' girl. If it's for these reasons than I understand. If it's because they are spoiled and unprofessional - than shame on them. I believe time tells all truths.

2132 days ago
33.

AB    

Who the hell does she think she is? if it was not for the show.. she would be NOBODY!
and her dad would have remained as a has been...

what ungrateful idiots

2132 days ago
34.

milagro0511    

So, maybe the whole Vanity Fair thing was not a "misunderstanding" afterall and Billy Ray and his wife were not neglectful parents. They wanted to get out of the Disney contract and encouraged their daughter to go ahead and pose provocatively and Annie Leibowitz took the blame.

2132 days ago
35.

Loreg05    

If it's true they should just kick them off the show, see who else is really going to be putting up with their S***!!!!!!!!!

2132 days ago
36.

tina    

THIS IS A LIE! LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIELIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE!

2132 days ago
37.

Kay    

Disney doesn't want her to look or act like a slut. Must be tough on the kid.

2132 days ago
38.

stephanie s.    

I think miley and her father are being ungrateful since Hannah Montana allowed miley got her big break doing that show and building a fan base with young girls and possibly boys. Also I'm pretty sure there were contracts signed and if miley and her dad leave the production disney people can sue them for hindering the progression of the shows which makes them lose money. They are lawfully binded by the contract to work until the episodes are filmed.

2132 days ago
39.

Triple Play    

tO # 31 YOUR MESSAGE IS SO FREAKING GAY. POWER TO THE GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE YOUR MANTRA

2132 days ago
40.

killa'bro    

kick 'em to the curb another eaxaple of greed and the great amaerican culture

2132 days ago
41.

Jazz    

If this story is true Disney just needs to go ahead and fire her already. Hannah Montana is what allowed her (and also other "stars") to get their break. If she don't want to act anymore then she shouldn't. Her singing career is on its way to being nothing but dry and then she gonna wish she had her acting career to fall back on. It's just sad that if she leave she may be putting people out of work.

2132 days ago
42.

d    

Geesh, some of you readers are amazingly .... gullible - do you honestly think TMZ has a 'link' to the show, or any other show for that matter, or actors of any standing? They may have heard a rumor, they might think they know, the only think for sure is TMZ is starting to suck big time with their inane comments, accusation, guesses and misquotes. They are lower than the Globe, who'd of thunk it?

2132 days ago
43.

Rande    

So glad everyone is tned in to this chick and her no talent father. They should be greatful to have a job and I agree, they will fade into the woodwork, just like Billy Ray did before his daughter. I hope they have been putting money away. I saw her on one of these shows and she was so busy flipping her hair away from her face it was so obvious that this has gone to her head.

2132 days ago
44.

d    

some of you are soooooo jealous - she doesn't have to sing another note and will remain richer than any of you. It's hard to see a young person so much more successful than yourself, isn't it? It is for me, but I say yahoo for her and boohoo to you, because the girl IS talented and will remain around just like Spears.

2132 days ago
45.

concerned citizen    

Let her go the way of "achey breaky heart"

2132 days ago
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